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Alex Bazeos has been at 9 events

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Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00155  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00140  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00250  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00188  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00268  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00236  
Mountain Photos7,120*Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012* _*We had a great fun with the last photo contest and had a chance to see a lot of fascinating mountain photos. (Check it out at http://goo.gl/Lwki8) One week from now it's the first Wednesday of September and the time to have some more fun again, mountain photo lovers!*_ *Status*: Open for +Mountain Photos Theme Page Followers *Theme*: Mountain Photos *Rules*: In order to participate you need to be a follower (circler) of +Mountain Photos Theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts). You can *upload only one (1) entry of your original photo which you own the copyright of*. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do.  For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. (_If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event_). You should also not tag your entry with any theme page. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated and the owners will have a chance to upload their entry over again. If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again. There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added *1* photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page. *Durations*: Photo submission will start on Wednesday, September 5th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a one week period until September 12th, Wednesday 10:00 PM when the submission is closed and voting phase continues for another two days. During the period of submission, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.) *Voting & Assessment*: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Voting is open from the beginning until the end of event on September 14th, Friday 10:00 PM (GMT). During this period anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.) All votings must be made only from the Event Page. *Results*: At the end of voting, the current state of the votes will be noted automatically by G+ and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will be listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page. Top four photos will also be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | September 2012" will be shared publicly. So, all mountain photo lovers are welcomed to enjoy this great event!Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-09-04 23:00:00156  
Jeff Smith61,310Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00245  

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Gailen Mapes81,360Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-B - 10 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-10 10:35:11141003
Gailen Mapes79,510+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 44 photographers (and the theme page) in this circle all contributed to the +300mmMonday theme in February.  This circle contains some of the very best photographers on G+!  You can be included next month, all you have to do is post your long lens shots and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-01 12:03:5745001
Andrius Mačiūnas2,035Active photographers from around the world.Suggest your favorites to this circle!2015-02-26 08:39:59102000
Andrius Mačiūnas2,035Active photographers from around the world.Suggest your favorites to this circle!2015-02-26 08:39:19102000
Gailen Mapes78,655Note: next month this circle will be split. *Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 30*Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-14 12:33:02215001
Balram Chanda8,797If you receive this, you are in this Circle.To continue or wish to join, please complete 1 to 4 steps below.1. Add me +Bhavini Bangera   to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. ----------------- #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2015-02-11 11:33:50451000
Balram Chanda8,797If you receive this, you are in this Circle.To continue or wish to join, please complete 1 to 4 steps below.1. Add me +Balram Chanda    to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. -----------------2015-02-11 11:33:05451111
Nikos Atlidakis46,249GrPh - Greek Photographers Circle V0216-20150205(Pro-Amateur-Artists and interesting Greek people)!If you are Greek pro/amateur photographer and you wish to jump in the next month version of GrPh circle, just follow the three steps bellow:1) Add the circle2) Share the circle publicly 3) Plus  & Comment on the original post.#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2015-02-05 09:38:26217605
Markus Guhl24,953MY INSPIRATION CIRCLE...for the first time I share my circle of inspiration. It includes the photographers I look at on a regular basis. There is no need to share this circle to get into it...If you comment on my work and I like yours, I'm pretty sure you'll find yourself in my next circleshare.2015-01-21 19:38:1019910514
Gailen Mapes75,281Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-14 11:53:10204000
Mamy Shimomatsu1,496#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  Share this circle to PUBLICNew Share Circle.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus 2015-01-09 17:00:504921113
Priya Sharma946This is a circle to say thank you. Thank you to all of you who commented or shared my work. You all are awesome and make Google Plus such a nice place to share my pictures.If you would like to be a part of my Most Engaged Circle you mustn't plus this post, comment it or share it (but you can) To be a part of the next circle you just have to interact with me by commenting or sharing my work. Not more ;-)my blog : http://kids-pic-beauty.blogspot.in@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~2015-01-09 14:21:21461372
Nikos Atlidakis44,087Greek Photographers Circle - V-0115 - 20150108HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!Please add me to your circles, in order the system remember your entry for the next version.Make sure to check out (a nonprofit page) +Photo Mania Greece#photomaniagreece #greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday 2015-01-09 07:02:06227001
John Hannah8,729Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing #wisata #WisataIndonesia #Travel #IndonesiaOnly #Liburan #TOUR #Indonesia #Bali #WisataBandung #Paket #Pulau #FotoKita #PROMO #Pantai #Jogja #Bandung #Yogyakarta #WisataLombok #BOGOR #Jakarta 2014-12-26 10:57:45494241838
Noah Wesley14,732This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2014-12-23 08:36:18496192136
Yulius Purnomo Heri S0This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post2014-12-22 07:52:17451002
Design Home Lisa01. Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleoftheday #circles #followers #gpluslist #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Sharingcircles #topofthepeople #googlecircleshare #googleplus #sharingiscaring #sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia 2014-12-20 15:27:02446000
John Sean7,701This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update2014-12-20 12:57:20491393874
Design Home Lisa01. Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleoftheday #circles #followers #gpluslist #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Sharingcircles #topofthepeople #googlecircleshare #googleplus #sharingiscaring #sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia 2014-12-20 03:32:33446001
Daniel Gibbs12,933Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #public #publiccircle #China #Beijing #Chengdu #Chongqing #Dalian #Fuzhou #Guangzhou #Harbin #Hefei #Hong #Kong #Kunming #Nanchang #Qingdao #Shanghai #Shenyang #Shenzhen #Wuhan #Xiamen #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-12-15 10:13:47496212
Gailen Mapes73,565Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-14 12:07:07194000
Allan watson13,995Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-12-09 08:07:49457333274
Nikos Atlidakis40,868Greek Photographers Circle - (V15) 20141203A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-03 07:03:0621349644
Neil Bailey1,843This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#Circle #Sharers #Engagers #Followers #AddCircle #CoolPeople #Influencers #CircleShare #PublicCircle #ShareCircles #CircleSharing #Awesomepeople #CircleOfTheDay #ShareAndBeShared #ConnectingTheWorld2014-11-24 08:02:45494363564
Gailen Mapes71,322Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #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.2014-11-14 11:21:38202002
John Hannah4,387Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-11-12 11:16:25306201732
Nikos Atlidakis38,952Greek Photographers Circle GrPh (Oct. 2014) - V14-20141031A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus   #circles #circle #followers #social   #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers   #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-10-31 11:15:4319537742
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Colin Wilson6,173Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Circle #Sharers #Engagers #Followers #AddCircle #CoolPeople #Influencers #CircleShare #PublicCircle #ShareCircles #CircleSharing #Awesomepeople #CircleOfTheDay #ShareAndBeShared #ConnectingTheWorld2014-10-21 11:00:42490182946
Gailen Mapes69,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-14 10:53:56206001
Nikos Atlidakis37,189GrPh (Oct. 2014) - V13-20141006Greek Photographers Circle A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-10-06 04:57:18193013
Gailen Mapes67,830Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-14 10:21:35204029
Nikos Atlidakis36,194GrPh (Sep. 2014) - V12-20140908Greek Photographers in my Circles A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-09-02 06:54:08177138
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George Clark4,107This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you received a notification via this post or the attached commentsIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share:•         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles         #publiccircle #teamelitecircle #teameliteengagercircle #dontconfusethecircles  2014-08-14 12:37:00493281446
Gailen Mapes66,836Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-14 10:24:52192005
Nikos Atlidakis34,872GrPh (July 2014) - Greek Photographers Circle V11-20140708 A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people)!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-07-08 17:41:33164005
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457317
Gailen Mapes65,089Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-14 11:12:201974111
Nikos Atlidakis33,674GrPh (June 2014) - Greek Photographers Circle V10-20140610 A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people from my "Circles")!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-06-10 08:27:3215625733
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Nikos Atlidakis32,621GrPh- Greek Photographers Circle V9-20140516 (May 2014)A collection of Greek Pro-Amateur Photographers and Greek interesting people from my "Circles")!#greekphotographers #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #googleplus  #circles #circle #followers #social  #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle  #share #circleoftheday #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #followme #followers  #followback #googleplus #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-05-16 09:27:2315430843
badai circle303please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-15 20:15:26496338
Gailen Mapes64,177Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-14 10:35:13199606
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Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
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2014-12-28 16:20:36 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Hallstatt

This must be rather the most cliche photo I shot this summer.
Shot at the village of Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful villlages in Austria (and among the best I've seen all around Europe)

The only thing that somehow seperates my photo from the million similar ones taken from the exact same spot is the moody weather, as it was raining hard for most of the day.

 I have some "typical" bright sunshine photos of Hallstatt from my first visit back in 2002 that look gorgeous, but despite the fact that I got soaked to the bone trying to protect the camera and myself under a broken umbrella, I think I prefer this moody version of the place.

 My only regret is that due to the rain I didn't walk around as much as I'd like. One of the places I certainly intend to revisit...

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2014-12-16 16:35:27 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Partnachklamm

This is the impressive Partnachklamm (the gorge of the river Partnach) near the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
 
The gorge is about 700m long and at places the rock walls are more than 80m high. At its narrowest points you can really reach out of the walkway and touch the other side!
 
I had first visited the place some 20 years ago and on my second visit last summer (and despite having visited numerous similar gorges in the meantime) it still seemed every bit as impressive!

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2014-12-16 16:35:27 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Partnachklamm

This is the impressive Partnachklamm (the gorge of the river Partnach) near the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
 
The gorge is about 700m long and at places the rock walls are more than 80m high. At its narrowest points you can really reach out of the walkway and touch the other side!
 
I had first visited the place some 20 years ago and on my second visit last summer (and despite having visited numerous similar gorges in the meantime) it still seemed every bit as impressive!

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2015-03-24 20:16:13 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

After the storm

I shot this back in 2011 at the very north of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
 
This very black cloud had just dropped some cats and dogs on our heads (actually on the roof of our car...) but like almost every summer storm it was followed by a glorious sunshine.
 
I think it was well worth sitting "trapped" in the car for 15 minutes until we were finally able to witness and capture this scene.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 

After the storm

I shot this back in 2011 at the very north of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
 
This very black cloud had just dropped some cats and dogs on our heads (actually on the roof of our car...) but like almost every summer storm it was followed by a glorious sunshine.
 
I think it was well worth sitting "trapped" in the car for 15 minutes until we were finally able to witness and capture this scene.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-03-22 17:10:08 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

...like a painting
 
I had encountered some wonderful light at the town of Messologhi that cold January morning, but it seems nature reserved its best for when I was about to leave.
 
Looking around me, everything was so tranquil and the light was so amazing that really made me think for a moment that I was inside a painting!
 
A rare moment indeed!

+photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis
#zensunday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth 

...like a painting
 
I had encountered some wonderful light at the town of Messologhi that cold January morning, but it seems nature reserved its best for when I was about to leave.
 
Looking around me, everything was so tranquil and the light was so amazing that really made me think for a moment that I was inside a painting!
 
A rare moment indeed!

+photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis
#zensunday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth ___

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2015-03-19 16:01:06 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Morning Mirror V
 
The wonderful light and beautiful scenery didn't seem to have an end on that cold January morning that I visited the town of Messologhi in central Greece. The same seems to apply for my photos from that morning too, so here's yet another one, this time facing west to the lagoon of Messologhi.
 
Hope you're not too tired yet as there are more to come!

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 


Morning Mirror V
 
The wonderful light and beautiful scenery didn't seem to have an end on that cold January morning that I visited the town of Messologhi in central Greece. The same seems to apply for my photos from that morning too, so here's yet another one, this time facing west to the lagoon of Messologhi.
 
Hope you're not too tired yet as there are more to come!

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 
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2015-03-16 19:30:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Morning Mirror IV

Yet another one from my short but exciting morning visit to the town of Messologhi in central Greece.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 

Morning Mirror IV

Yet another one from my short but exciting morning visit to the town of Messologhi in central Greece.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-03-15 18:57:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Plus One Collection III is finally here!
 
A couple of days ago I got delivery of my copy of the wonderful "Plus One Collection III" photo book. Page after page of jaw-dropping photos from G+ members from all around the world and among all these (who would have thought it...) a photo from yours truly! I feel  really lucky and honored to be among such a distinguished company! Last but not least don't forget that this was not just a publication to boost our little ego's (though I now feel 10-feet tall ;-)) but we also managed to raise a hefty amount of money for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill.
 
A very big thanks to +Ivan Makarov , +Andy Lee  and everyone else who is behind this painstaking project for their time and effort.
I think I read somewhere Ivan asking for some proof-of-delivery photos from all of us who got the books and I felt it wasthe... more »

Plus One Collection III is finally here!
 
A couple of days ago I got delivery of my copy of the wonderful "Plus One Collection III" photo book. Page after page of jaw-dropping photos from G+ members from all around the world and among all these (who would have thought it...) a photo from yours truly! I feel  really lucky and honored to be among such a distinguished company! Last but not least don't forget that this was not just a publication to boost our little ego's (though I now feel 10-feet tall ;-)) but we also managed to raise a hefty amount of money for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill.
 
A very big thanks to +Ivan Makarov , +Andy Lee  and everyone else who is behind this painstaking project for their time and effort.
I think I read somewhere Ivan asking for some proof-of-delivery photos from all of us who got the books and I felt it was the very least I could do as a tribute to their efforts.
 
So here's little me in front of the very place where I took my book photo (under the flagpoles of the Olympic Stadium complex of Athens), proud to hold a finished copy that traveled all around the world until it found its home in Athens, Greece.
 
You can read a bit about this great project here:
https://plus.google.com/+IvanMakarov/posts/c54Y13Ljif2  
...and you can see my original book-photo here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/107466846654114212261/albums/posts/5987771208217688290?pid=5987771208217688290&oid=107466846654114212261

#PlusOneCollectionIII___

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2015-03-14 16:24:49 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Πελάδα (Pelada)
 
This is a "pelada" the traditional wooden house the fishermen used to make in the lagoons around the town of Messologhi, central Greece.
 
They are supported on wooden poles driven into the muddy bottom of the lagoon.
 
From what I know this very one is not really old but it was made by the municipality of Messologhi as a "display item" so people can see what the real thing looks like (there are quite many modern variations around)
 
Modern or not, (and despite this annoying super-strong floodlight...) , it sure is photogenic as hell in its natural environment, the Klisova lagoon.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 

Πελάδα (Pelada)
 
This is a "pelada" the traditional wooden house the fishermen used to make in the lagoons around the town of Messologhi, central Greece.
 
They are supported on wooden poles driven into the muddy bottom of the lagoon.
 
From what I know this very one is not really old but it was made by the municipality of Messologhi as a "display item" so people can see what the real thing looks like (there are quite many modern variations around)
 
Modern or not, (and despite this annoying super-strong floodlight...) , it sure is photogenic as hell in its natural environment, the Klisova lagoon.

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-03-11 15:10:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

A lucky shot
 
During our few day's holidays in central Greece last January, we visited a fish tavern we like by the gulf of Patras.
 
As we were inside, the children remembered they had left something in the car so I went out to bring it. But as I opened the tavern door I faced this wonderful sunset so I grabbed my camera (also in the car) and went to shoot a few photos.
 
Then I noticed this little boat moving really slow parallel to the shore and after a few quick steps I managed to put it between me and the sun.
 
Nothing seriously good but I do like the bright halo around the fisherman's silhouette. Going back in I remembered to thank the children for forgetting their stuff in the car, otherwise I wouldn't have seen this...



#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis
#watercraftwednesday  



A lucky shot
 
During our few day's holidays in central Greece last January, we visited a fish tavern we like by the gulf of Patras.
 
As we were inside, the children remembered they had left something in the car so I went out to bring it. But as I opened the tavern door I faced this wonderful sunset so I grabbed my camera (also in the car) and went to shoot a few photos.
 
Then I noticed this little boat moving really slow parallel to the shore and after a few quick steps I managed to put it between me and the sun.
 
Nothing seriously good but I do like the bright halo around the fisherman's silhouette. Going back in I remembered to thank the children for forgetting their stuff in the car, otherwise I wouldn't have seen this...



#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis
#watercraftwednesday  

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2015-03-10 18:03:13 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Klisova islet, Messologhi

This is the small church of Holly Trinity on the tiny islet of Klisova right in the middle of the Klisova lagoon as seen from the town of Messologhi.
 
Ιn the background you see the snow-capped Panachaiko Mountain standing proud at almost 2000m above the city of Patras (3rd largest in Greece) on the other side of the gulf.
 
Shot on a sunny but windy afternoon last January.


#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 


Klisova islet, Messologhi

This is the small church of Holly Trinity on the tiny islet of Klisova right in the middle of the Klisova lagoon as seen from the town of Messologhi.
 
Ιn the background you see the snow-capped Panachaiko Mountain standing proud at almost 2000m above the city of Patras (3rd largest in Greece) on the other side of the gulf.
 
Shot on a sunny but windy afternoon last January.


#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 
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2015-03-06 20:00:46 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Tranquility IV
 
This was one of the last photos I took on my short but memorable visit one cold January morning at the lovely town of Messologhi in central Greece.
 
It's made out of two shots and though they were not shot with the intention to be stitched, I noticed as I tried to process them that they looked better as a pano than two separate ones.
 
You can see here gathered in one photo, all the "trademarks" of Messologhi. First of all the wonderful lagoon of Klisova ("Κλείσοβα") named after the small islet lying in the lagoon. Then you see the traditional lagoon houses built on wooden poles called "pelades" ("πελάδες"), the traditional flat-bottom boats called "gaites" ("γάιτες") and in the background you can see the "ivaria" or "divaria"("διβάρια"), ... more »

Tranquility IV
 
This was one of the last photos I took on my short but memorable visit one cold January morning at the lovely town of Messologhi in central Greece.
 
It's made out of two shots and though they were not shot with the intention to be stitched, I noticed as I tried to process them that they looked better as a pano than two separate ones.
 
You can see here gathered in one photo, all the "trademarks" of Messologhi. First of all the wonderful lagoon of Klisova ("Κλείσοβα") named after the small islet lying in the lagoon. Then you see the traditional lagoon houses built on wooden poles called "pelades" ("πελάδες"), the traditional flat-bottom boats called "gaites" ("γάιτες") and in the background you can see the "ivaria" or "divaria" ("διβάρια"), the fenced area where the local fishermen breed the fish.
 
The whole place looks quite different from the "typical" Greek landscape and it's definitely worth a visit (or ten...)

#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 
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2015-02-28 15:58:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

OAKA pee...

Shot this the other day at the OAKA (Olympic Complex of Athens) where we usually go when the girls want to bike or skate.
 
The big Calatrava structure ("Agora") on the background has four big and shallow pools in front that give (when they are full of water) some wonderful reflections, but recently the pools have been drained (and I doubt if they 'll ever fill them again as everything around seems to be left on its own...) so if I wanted reflections I had to improvise a bit.
 
There were a few really small puddles around, left from the latest rains, so I put my camera on the edge of the largest one, sitting on its tripod plate and took a few shots. I think the result is quite elusive making the viewer think there's lot of water while it actually it's no more than a baby's pee...


OAKA pee...

Shot this the other day at the OAKA (Olympic Complex of Athens) where we usually go when the girls want to bike or skate.
 
The big Calatrava structure ("Agora") on the background has four big and shallow pools in front that give (when they are full of water) some wonderful reflections, but recently the pools have been drained (and I doubt if they 'll ever fill them again as everything around seems to be left on its own...) so if I wanted reflections I had to improvise a bit.
 
There were a few really small puddles around, left from the latest rains, so I put my camera on the edge of the largest one, sitting on its tripod plate and took a few shots. I think the result is quite elusive making the viewer think there's lot of water while it actually it's no more than a baby's pee...
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2015-02-23 19:28:27 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Morning mirror III

Hope you didn't get too tired from my photos shot at the town of Messologhi, Greece, one cold morning of January, as I still have quite a few to process and post.
 
The boats you see here are the traditional "gaites:" (γάιτες), specially made for the very shallow waters of the lagoon.

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis 


Morning mirror III

Hope you didn't get too tired from my photos shot at the town of Messologhi, Greece, one cold morning of January, as I still have quite a few to process and post.
 
The boats you see here are the traditional "gaites:" (γάιτες), specially made for the very shallow waters of the lagoon.

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis 
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2015-02-19 20:36:34 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Portovenere blue hour
 
The last light of the day over the lovely small village of Portovenere near La Spezia in northern Italy.
 
Shot last April during the Italian Flickr-meet with our Euro-friends.


Portovenere blue hour
 
The last light of the day over the lovely small village of Portovenere near La Spezia in northern Italy.
 
Shot last April during the Italian Flickr-meet with our Euro-friends.
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2015-02-17 17:12:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Morning mirror II
 
Yet another one from my recent (and brief) morning visit to Messologhi, in western Greece.
 
As I wrote on a previous photo, in conditions like this (great-looking and fast-moving clouds) I like to try some long exposure photos, but this time the reflections on the water were absolutely perfect mirror-like, making me think that I should leave it just as it is. I'm pretty sure anything else would spoil it instead of making it better.

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis
#seatuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Morning mirror II
 
Yet another one from my recent (and brief) morning visit to Messologhi, in western Greece.
 
As I wrote on a previous photo, in conditions like this (great-looking and fast-moving clouds) I like to try some long exposure photos, but this time the reflections on the water were absolutely perfect mirror-like, making me think that I should leave it just as it is. I'm pretty sure anything else would spoil it instead of making it better.

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis
#seatuesday +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___

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2015-02-16 21:51:31 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Low visibility

The other day I revisited my favorite "Mediterranean Sky" shipwreck after a long time.
 
Strong winds had drifted dust all the way from Africa to Greece and visibility was really low, so I thought that this might give a new perspective to this already well known to me place.
 
Well, it was not exactly as I was hoping to be, but it was quite different from the typical Greek weather, so finally I got a few photos that I'm pleased with...


#Photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 

Low visibility

The other day I revisited my favorite "Mediterranean Sky" shipwreck after a long time.
 
Strong winds had drifted dust all the way from Africa to Greece and visibility was really low, so I thought that this might give a new perspective to this already well known to me place.
 
Well, it was not exactly as I was hoping to be, but it was quite different from the typical Greek weather, so finally I got a few photos that I'm pleased with...


#Photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-02-10 17:32:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

...feeling like God

As I have said before I don't usually share other things except my photos, but I got goosebumps watching this!

Not exactly your average Sunday school organist, but when Cameron Carpenter the boy-wonder plays this huge theater organ and pumps up the volume he must be feeling like a little God...

...feeling like God

As I have said before I don't usually share other things except my photos, but I got goosebumps watching this!

Not exactly your average Sunday school organist, but when Cameron Carpenter the boy-wonder plays this huge theater organ and pumps up the volume he must be feeling like a little God...___

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2015-02-07 17:44:22 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

…like losing an old friend  IV

This is the last photo of my small tribute to the old stone Plaka bridge that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#photomaniagreece  +Nikos Atlidakis 

#bridgewednesday  +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall   +Alan Gurling   +Nigel Smith 

…like losing an old friend  IV

This is the last photo of my small tribute to the old stone Plaka bridge that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#photomaniagreece  +Nikos Atlidakis 

#bridgewednesday  +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall   +Alan Gurling   +Nigel Smith ___

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2015-02-06 20:56:06 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

…like losing an old friend III

This is yet another addition to my small tribute to the Plaka stone bridge in northern Greece that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#bridgewednesday +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall   +Alan Gurling  +Nigel Smith 

#photomaniagreece  +Nikos Atlidakis 

…like losing an old friend III

This is yet another addition to my small tribute to the Plaka stone bridge in northern Greece that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#bridgewednesday +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall   +Alan Gurling  +Nigel Smith 

#photomaniagreece  +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-02-05 15:36:06 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

...like losing an old friend II

This is another photo (taken on March 2011) of the historic bridge of Plaka in northern Greece, that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#bridgewednesday +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall  +Alan Gurling  +Nigel Smith 

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis 

...like losing an old friend II

This is another photo (taken on March 2011) of the historic bridge of Plaka in northern Greece, that unfortunately collapsed last Sunday due to heavy rainfall.

You can read a bit more about it on my first post about the bridge here:
https://plus.google.com/107466846654114212261/posts/cZn1A1V2pxF

#bridgewednesday +Mara Acoma   +Mark Hall  +Alan Gurling  +Nigel Smith 

#photomaniagreece   +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-02-04 21:39:31 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

...like losing an old friend


Last Sunday I heard on the news that the famous Plaka bridge in Epirus, northern Greece, which existed for 150 years as one of the most impressive samples of Greek popular architecture, had collapsed. A flash flood, as a result of heavy rainfall in the area, caused the Arachthos River over which it spanned, to rip the bridge's foundations from the riverbanks, leading the central section of the bridge to collapse and be washed away.

I was quite shocked to hear the news, as I have a special affection for these kind of bridges, I must say it felt a bit like losing an old friend… We had visited the area a couple of times in the past but as our last visit was before the year 2000, back in 2011 we decided that it was time to do some “proper” visit again. Visited the bridge for three days in a row and enjoyed the scenery amid some wonderfulsprin... more »

...like losing an old friend


Last Sunday I heard on the news that the famous Plaka bridge in Epirus, northern Greece, which existed for 150 years as one of the most impressive samples of Greek popular architecture, had collapsed. A flash flood, as a result of heavy rainfall in the area, caused the Arachthos River over which it spanned, to rip the bridge's foundations from the riverbanks, leading the central section of the bridge to collapse and be washed away.

I was quite shocked to hear the news, as I have a special affection for these kind of bridges, I must say it felt a bit like losing an old friend… We had visited the area a couple of times in the past but as our last visit was before the year 2000, back in 2011 we decided that it was time to do some “proper” visit again. Visited the bridge for three days in a row and enjoyed the scenery amid some wonderful spring weather. Needless to say that now after the collapse I feel really lucky to have been there and photograph that wonderful monument in all its glory and though my photos are as far from "art items" as it gets, they are pretty valuable to me!

Thankfully after the collapse the response of both state representatives and civilians was immediate and overwhelming and all experts agreed that rebuilding it was feasible and should be done as soon as possible. In fact they said that they’ll try to recover as much of the original material as possible from the river when it calms down. Many privateers have offered financial support and the National Institute of Technology offered to do the whole rebuilt-study for free, so we all hope that before too long the new Plaka bridge will stand proud again in its old position.

So this is a small tribute to an "old friend" that seems to have passed away but hopefully will "resurrect" soon...

#bridgewednesday +Mara Acoma  +Mark Hall  +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis ___

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2015-02-02 19:44:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Morning light
 
Today I was looking for some photos I shot near the Tzoumerka mountain range back in March 2011 and apart from the ones I was looking for, I found some more that were shot on the same trip and though they seem to be quite promising, for some unknown reason I never got to process any of them.
 
This is one of the "forgoten" shots, taken on a cloudy morning from the village of Rodavgi (Ροδαυγή)

#300mmmonday  +Gailen Mapes
#mistymonday +Martin Rak
#mountainmonday +Michael Russell
#beautifulmundanemonday +Shaun G
#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 




Morning light
 
Today I was looking for some photos I shot near the Tzoumerka mountain range back in March 2011 and apart from the ones I was looking for, I found some more that were shot on the same trip and though they seem to be quite promising, for some unknown reason I never got to process any of them.
 
This is one of the "forgoten" shots, taken on a cloudy morning from the village of Rodavgi (Ροδαυγή)

#300mmmonday  +Gailen Mapes
#mistymonday +Martin Rak
#mountainmonday +Michael Russell
#beautifulmundanemonday +Shaun G
#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 


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2015-01-28 17:17:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Abandoned
 
One afternoon during our recent holidays near Trihonida lake in Greece, we drove pass the nearby lake of Lysimahia and my eyes caught a row of half-immersed trees near the shore. I could not stop at this moment as we were driving along with company, but I found the scenery very interesting so next morning I woke up early and drove back to the place, some 30 km's away from where we stayed.
 
I was lucky enough to find a path to the place I wanted (as the lake has no real roads around it) and after balancing among mud and ice (as the whole place due to recent rains and snow reminded more of a swamp rather than a lake) I managed to get quite close to the trees and started shooting some photos. Then I noticed a little further away an old boat that seemed to be lying there forever and luckily enough I was able to approach it without getting too wet or (even worse)s... more »

Abandoned
 
One afternoon during our recent holidays near Trihonida lake in Greece, we drove pass the nearby lake of Lysimahia and my eyes caught a row of half-immersed trees near the shore. I could not stop at this moment as we were driving along with company, but I found the scenery very interesting so next morning I woke up early and drove back to the place, some 30 km's away from where we stayed.
 
I was lucky enough to find a path to the place I wanted (as the lake has no real roads around it) and after balancing among mud and ice (as the whole place due to recent rains and snow reminded more of a swamp rather than a lake) I managed to get quite close to the trees and started shooting some photos. Then I noticed a little further away an old boat that seemed to be lying there forever and luckily enough I was able to approach it without getting too wet or (even worse) stucking myself in the mud. Weather was not the best I could hope for, but it was my only chance to be there so I did the best I could with those conditions.
 
I should definitely like to get back there "armed" more properly with wellies etc...
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2015-01-25 18:56:28 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

The walking fisherman
 
This could well be my favourite shot from my whole early morning visit to the town of Messologhi in western Greece a couple of weeks ago.
 
As I have already written on previously posted photos the light on this particular morning was fantastic and I had already shot quite a lot of different scenes. But the time was passing and I had to drive back the 60 km's to the village we were staying with friends (I had already visions of Manuela and my friends waiting for me there, shouting and cursing...)
 
Put all my stuff in the trunk and half-heartedly started to drive (saying to myself that I won't stop nowhere else) but right after 200 meters (or about 42 seconds later...) I REALLY had to stop!!
 
I was passing right next to this little fishing-boats "port" and seeing the light, the boats and the man in the water Ifor... more »

The walking fisherman
 
This could well be my favourite shot from my whole early morning visit to the town of Messologhi in western Greece a couple of weeks ago.
 
As I have already written on previously posted photos the light on this particular morning was fantastic and I had already shot quite a lot of different scenes. But the time was passing and I had to drive back the 60 km's to the village we were staying with friends (I had already visions of Manuela and my friends waiting for me there, shouting and cursing...)
 
Put all my stuff in the trunk and half-heartedly started to drive (saying to myself that I won't stop nowhere else) but right after 200 meters (or about 42 seconds later...) I REALLY had to stop!!
 
I was passing right next to this little fishing-boats "port" and seeing the light, the boats and the man in the water I forgot all about Manuela, my friends and their cursing and jumped out of the car. This was a scene well worth of some cursing or sleeping at night on the couch ;-)
 
I started photographing like a maniac following the man in the water who was picking something from the bottom of the lagoon and put it in his bucket. The funny thing is that I started talking to him and he told me what he was picking but it seems I was so absorbed by trying to photograph him right that I don't remember at all what he said, not even if it was some fish or some oyster! (Any Greek here for help??) Since he was using his bare hands I suppose it must have been some oyster or something.
 
After about 10 minutes I was quite pleased by what I had got and finally left (not really stopping anywhere else!)
 
And you know what, I didn't slept on the couch at night, seems nobody really cared about my absence!!

#zensunday
#photomaniagreece  
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2015-01-24 18:36:16 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Portofino panorama
 
This is a photo I wanted to process for a long time, shot back in April 2014 at the wonderful fishing village (and now famous resort) of Portofino in northern Italy, during our "Italy Flickrmeet".
 
The conditions were not ideal, a rather overcast sky and mundane light for most of the afternoon, but a little later the sky became darker and some mild light lit the ground from the setting sun.
 
The photo is shot from the terrace of Castello Brown which affords the best view over the little bay of Portofino. In order to capture the full view and dynamic range of the scene I had to take 7+7 sequential shots (two shots for each frame, one for the darks and one for the brights), so I knew it would take me quite some time to get the desired results (and without even being sure about the results...)
 
Opened each couple of shotsin ... more »

Portofino panorama
 
This is a photo I wanted to process for a long time, shot back in April 2014 at the wonderful fishing village (and now famous resort) of Portofino in northern Italy, during our "Italy Flickrmeet".
 
The conditions were not ideal, a rather overcast sky and mundane light for most of the afternoon, but a little later the sky became darker and some mild light lit the ground from the setting sun.
 
The photo is shot from the terrace of Castello Brown which affords the best view over the little bay of Portofino. In order to capture the full view and dynamic range of the scene I had to take 7+7 sequential shots (two shots for each frame, one for the darks and one for the brights), so I knew it would take me quite some time to get the desired results (and without even being sure about the results...)
 
Opened each couple of shots in Capture NX2, made exactly the same adjustments and then blended them manually in Photoshop, so ended with 7 ready-to-merge frames, which I blended into a pano with the automatic photomerger of CS6.

Finally I made some distortion and perspective corrections in Photoshop and some final local tweaks in NX2. Took me the best part of 2 hours (actually less than I expected...) and I must say I'm quite pleased by the result.

#italyfriday +Elia Locardi
#photomaniagreece  ___

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2015-01-20 15:31:53 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Tranquility III

Another one from my brief (but very exciting) visit to the town of Messologhi, western Greece, one cold January morning a couple of weeks ago.
 
After a rather indifferent dawn the clouds and the light gradually turned somehow “magical” and wherever you looked around, scenes that seemed to be taken from fairy-tale books unfolded before your eyes! Really didn’t know what to shoot first!
 
As I wrote before, I went for an hour or so and after more than three hours I had to be dragged away…


#photomaniagreece
#seatuesday by my friend +Julia Anna Gospodarou  (haven't posted for ages, is this still alive?? - I mean the page not Julia...)


Tranquility III

Another one from my brief (but very exciting) visit to the town of Messologhi, western Greece, one cold January morning a couple of weeks ago.
 
After a rather indifferent dawn the clouds and the light gradually turned somehow “magical” and wherever you looked around, scenes that seemed to be taken from fairy-tale books unfolded before your eyes! Really didn’t know what to shoot first!
 
As I wrote before, I went for an hour or so and after more than three hours I had to be dragged away…


#photomaniagreece
#seatuesday by my friend +Julia Anna Gospodarou  (haven't posted for ages, is this still alive?? - I mean the page not Julia...)
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2015-01-19 17:01:33 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Morning mirror

Another one from my recent (and brief) morning visit to Messologhi, in western Greece.
 
In conditions like this (great-looking and fast-moving clouds) I like to try some long exposure photos, but this time the reflections on the water were absolutely perfect mirror-like, making me think that I should leave it just as it is. I'm pretty sure anything else would spoil it instead of making it better.

#photomaniagreece
#mirrormonday  +Gemma Costa



Morning mirror

Another one from my recent (and brief) morning visit to Messologhi, in western Greece.
 
In conditions like this (great-looking and fast-moving clouds) I like to try some long exposure photos, but this time the reflections on the water were absolutely perfect mirror-like, making me think that I should leave it just as it is. I'm pretty sure anything else would spoil it instead of making it better.

#photomaniagreece
#mirrormonday  +Gemma Costa

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2015-01-18 17:30:56 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Tranquility II


One of the very first photos I shot upon arriving early one January morning in Messologhi in western Greece.
 
No, I did not crook the post somehow with the wide lens or anything, it's really crooked like that (you can tell by the reflection and by looking at the other posts behind it) Seeing a car approaching with its headlights on, I was afraid that it might ruin the shot somehow, but judging by the result I think that the red tail-light trails are rather a bonus.
 
I would love to have shot more like this but the light changed too rapidly, so I just managed a couple of them before it turned too bright. I think I've already told you I really want to go back...


#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 
#dawnonsunday by +Ray Bilcliff +Linda Stokes
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström+Sim... more »

Tranquility II


One of the very first photos I shot upon arriving early one January morning in Messologhi in western Greece.
 
No, I did not crook the post somehow with the wide lens or anything, it's really crooked like that (you can tell by the reflection and by looking at the other posts behind it) Seeing a car approaching with its headlights on, I was afraid that it might ruin the shot somehow, but judging by the result I think that the red tail-light trails are rather a bonus.
 
I would love to have shot more like this but the light changed too rapidly, so I just managed a couple of them before it turned too bright. I think I've already told you I really want to go back...


#photomaniagreece +Nikos Atlidakis 
#dawnonsunday by +Ray Bilcliff +Linda Stokes
#zensunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth ___

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2015-01-16 18:22:04 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Fire in the sky

A fantastic sky over lake Trihonida in western Greece,  shot one cold January morning.

#photomaniagreece #Greece  

Fire in the sky

A fantastic sky over lake Trihonida in western Greece,  shot one cold January morning.

#photomaniagreece #Greece  ___

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2015-01-15 14:04:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Reflections

Another one of my (not so early) morning shots in lake Trihonida, the largest lake in Greece.

Reflections

Another one of my (not so early) morning shots in lake Trihonida, the largest lake in Greece.___

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2015-01-13 22:08:19 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Morning fishermen

Two fishermen shot early one January morning in Trihonida, the largest lake in Greece.

Morning fishermen

Two fishermen shot early one January morning in Trihonida, the largest lake in Greece.___

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2015-01-11 19:12:32 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Tranquility


I shot this οn one cold January morning at the lake Trichonida (or Trihonida), the largest lake in Greece.
 
The initially overcast sky gave place to some wonderful light, penetrating the big holes that the clouds started to create.
 
I had been at the same place on the previous day and it was so windy that the floating pier I was standing on, was moving so much from the waves that I could barely stand on my feet! What a difference a single day can make...


Tranquility


I shot this οn one cold January morning at the lake Trichonida (or Trihonida), the largest lake in Greece.
 
The initially overcast sky gave place to some wonderful light, penetrating the big holes that the clouds started to create.
 
I had been at the same place on the previous day and it was so windy that the floating pier I was standing on, was moving so much from the waves that I could barely stand on my feet! What a difference a single day can make...
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2015-01-10 18:04:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The haunted forest


The other day I was by the lake Lysimachia (Λυσιμαχεία) in western Greece for some morning shooting and finding this half-submerged row of trees I decided to try some ICM (intentional camera motion) photos for the current assignment "Multiple Exposures and Intentional Camera Motion" running in our Nikon DSLR forum group.
 
Shot quite a few, I think this is my fave of the bunch.
 
*...had to make a matching watermark ;-)


The haunted forest


The other day I was by the lake Lysimachia (Λυσιμαχεία) in western Greece for some morning shooting and finding this half-submerged row of trees I decided to try some ICM (intentional camera motion) photos for the current assignment "Multiple Exposures and Intentional Camera Motion" running in our Nikon DSLR forum group.
 
Shot quite a few, I think this is my fave of the bunch.
 
*...had to make a matching watermark ;-)
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2015-01-09 19:51:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

My "Austria - Germany 2015" Calendar

2015 is here and so is my new Calendar. Loyal to my tradition I did not manage to finish it on time but at least this time I was not way off.

For those who don't know the history behind these Calendars I'll say that from 2007 and on, I make a Calendar each year with some of the photos I shot during our summer holidays (usually somewhere around Europe). I’ve made a couple of templates in Photoshop that suit my printing needs and I use these (or some variations) every year, changing just the days.

This time we did a big tour around Germany and Austria, saw places that we’d already seen before and others for the first time and I must say that I enjoyed every bit of the trip.

As I've said before, each year I face the same problem: Trying to find suitable-looking photos for all the seasons withpho... more »

My "Austria - Germany 2015" Calendar

2015 is here and so is my new Calendar. Loyal to my tradition I did not manage to finish it on time but at least this time I was not way off.

For those who don't know the history behind these Calendars I'll say that from 2007 and on, I make a Calendar each year with some of the photos I shot during our summer holidays (usually somewhere around Europe). I’ve made a couple of templates in Photoshop that suit my printing needs and I use these (or some variations) every year, changing just the days.

This time we did a big tour around Germany and Austria, saw places that we’d already seen before and others for the first time and I must say that I enjoyed every bit of the trip.

As I've said before, each year I face the same problem: Trying to find suitable-looking photos for all the seasons with photos shot just between 2 weeks in August. Of course I usually end up with too many summer-looking ones and very few resembling of autumn/winter. Well, this time I had the exactly opposite problem! The weather was quite moody for most of the time (which was the best I could hope for, regarding photography) but gave me headaches in processing as I often had to combine two or three captures due to the enormous dynamic range of the scenes and finally ended up with too many winter-looking photos and very few summer ones.

You can see (and read a bit about) this and all my previous calendars here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/nikon_d90_d40_users_group_/discuss/72157650192138321

Below is a collage I did with all the 12 months.___

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2015-01-08 22:36:34 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

A new dawn

This is my first post for 2015 and I’m pretty happy about it!
 
For the last few months I was very busy and had several other issues to deal with, that kept me away from photography (not to mention that it felt like keeping me away from living too…)
So when we visited western Greece for a few days’ holidays together with friends, it really felt like I was living again! Woke up early each and every morning, just to be outdoors and witness the wonder of nature outside the big city (something that I had almost forgotten!) One of the days we visited together with our friends the coastal town of Messologhi and seeing again the place quite a few years after my last visit, it reminded me that in the right conditions it can be a true photographer’s paradise.
 
From that moment on, I knew that I had to revisit the place as soon as possible but this timealone, to... more »

A new dawn

This is my first post for 2015 and I’m pretty happy about it!
 
For the last few months I was very busy and had several other issues to deal with, that kept me away from photography (not to mention that it felt like keeping me away from living too…)
So when we visited western Greece for a few days’ holidays together with friends, it really felt like I was living again! Woke up early each and every morning, just to be outdoors and witness the wonder of nature outside the big city (something that I had almost forgotten!) One of the days we visited together with our friends the coastal town of Messologhi and seeing again the place quite a few years after my last visit, it reminded me that in the right conditions it can be a true photographer’s paradise.
 
From that moment on, I knew that I had to revisit the place as soon as possible but this time alone, to enjoy and photograph some of the fine seascapes it has to offer, as Messologhi is famous for its lagoons (and for producing some of the finest salt around). So an idea started forming into my head, that on the next day if I could wake up early enough I could drive the 60 (difficult) km’s from where we stayed to Messologhi and be there before dawn. Feeling that I was tired enough from those busy past months I didn’t want to set the alarm clock, thinking that my brain should know better if I should rest or get a bit more tired... So I let my inner self to decide and I must say I was not disappointed! At 6:00 a.m. my eyes where wide open and at 6:10 I was in the car ready to start the long (and frozen) descend to Messologhi. About 50 minutes (of driving like a semi-maniac and enjoying every bit of it!) later, I was at the entrance of the town right on the time that the sky had started to get blue, so I immediately drove to the place that I knew I might get something good.
 
Unfortunately the conditions were not as good as I had imagined (my ideal would be a mix of sun and clouds) as the sky seemed way too overcast at the moment. Time passed, nothing spectacular happened, no special dawn colors or anything and I had begun to think that the “game” was lost. But then something changed (not really sure what) and some wonderful light filled the whole scene. The clouds got a little thinner, the sun started penetrating through them, the sea had the exact right mix of stillness and ripples and suddenly everything seemed to conspire on my favor! Even the boats and the poles seemed to be at the exactly right place to be photographed!! You know what they say about wanting something so bad that the whole universe conspires…
 
Stayed there for more than three hours, shot many-many (potentially) good photos and had to be dragged away (mostly by the thought of all my friends shouting and cursing me in chore –Manuela conducting- for the endless hours they had to wait for me to return)
 
Dear Messologhi be warned, as Arnie would say: “I’ll be back!”___

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2014-12-28 16:20:36 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Hallstatt

This must be rather the most cliche photo I shot this summer.
Shot at the village of Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful villlages in Austria (and among the best I've seen all around Europe)

The only thing that somehow seperates my photo from the million similar ones taken from the exact same spot is the moody weather, as it was raining hard for most of the day.

 I have some "typical" bright sunshine photos of Hallstatt from my first visit back in 2002 that look gorgeous, but despite the fact that I got soaked to the bone trying to protect the camera and myself under a broken umbrella, I think I prefer this moody version of the place.

 My only regret is that due to the rain I didn't walk around as much as I'd like. One of the places I certainly intend to revisit...

Hallstatt

This must be rather the most cliche photo I shot this summer.
Shot at the village of Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful villlages in Austria (and among the best I've seen all around Europe)

The only thing that somehow seperates my photo from the million similar ones taken from the exact same spot is the moody weather, as it was raining hard for most of the day.

 I have some "typical" bright sunshine photos of Hallstatt from my first visit back in 2002 that look gorgeous, but despite the fact that I got soaked to the bone trying to protect the camera and myself under a broken umbrella, I think I prefer this moody version of the place.

 My only regret is that due to the rain I didn't walk around as much as I'd like. One of the places I certainly intend to revisit...___

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2014-12-25 21:27:38 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Smile!!

I wanted to wish you for Christmas with a winter photo, but our days recently look completely like summer. So I thought I'd post a summer photo looking completely like winter...

Taken on the 31th of August at the wonderful Obersee in southern Germany.

All my best wishes for Christmas (or whatever else you believe) and for a healthy, prosperous and creative 2015!

Smile!!

I wanted to wish you for Christmas with a winter photo, but our days recently look completely like summer. So I thought I'd post a summer photo looking completely like winter...

Taken on the 31th of August at the wonderful Obersee in southern Germany.

All my best wishes for Christmas (or whatever else you believe) and for a healthy, prosperous and creative 2015!___

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2014-12-22 17:05:36 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Piburger see

This is the little Piburger lake, a hidden jem very close to the village of Ötz in Tyrol, Austria.

 Didn't know anything about it and we found it all by chance, as we saw a sign while passing by the main road, showing towards a thick-forested hill. From my experience I know that places like this can be really beautiful, so we decided to do the little detour and see what we get.

 And it seems we got pretty lucky as the sun got through the thick clouds for quite some time and lit this spectacular scenery.

Piburger see

This is the little Piburger lake, a hidden jem very close to the village of Ötz in Tyrol, Austria.

 Didn't know anything about it and we found it all by chance, as we saw a sign while passing by the main road, showing towards a thick-forested hill. From my experience I know that places like this can be really beautiful, so we decided to do the little detour and see what we get.

 And it seems we got pretty lucky as the sun got through the thick clouds for quite some time and lit this spectacular scenery.___

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2014-12-16 16:35:27 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Partnachklamm

This is the impressive Partnachklamm (the gorge of the river Partnach) near the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
 
The gorge is about 700m long and at places the rock walls are more than 80m high. At its narrowest points you can really reach out of the walkway and touch the other side!
 
I had first visited the place some 20 years ago and on my second visit last summer (and despite having visited numerous similar gorges in the meantime) it still seemed every bit as impressive!

Partnachklamm

This is the impressive Partnachklamm (the gorge of the river Partnach) near the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
 
The gorge is about 700m long and at places the rock walls are more than 80m high. At its narrowest points you can really reach out of the walkway and touch the other side!
 
I had first visited the place some 20 years ago and on my second visit last summer (and despite having visited numerous similar gorges in the meantime) it still seemed every bit as impressive!___

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2014-12-14 22:13:17 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Greenfields

At first I wanted to write that this was a very nice place that I photographed as I happened to drive-by, but I have absolutely no clue where it was, other than that it's in Germany somewhere between the town of Krumbach (that we stayed for the night) and the area of Füssen we were driving to (a distance of about 100 km's)

 Then I remembered that Manuela shot a few (very nice) photos at the same place with the crappy panny that happens to have a GPS built-in. So for all you trivia seekers out there, I'm happy to announce (though I'm absolutely sure that no one will give a damn about it) that this lovely field is right before the north entrance of the completely world-unknown village of Ingenried :-)

Greenfields

At first I wanted to write that this was a very nice place that I photographed as I happened to drive-by, but I have absolutely no clue where it was, other than that it's in Germany somewhere between the town of Krumbach (that we stayed for the night) and the area of Füssen we were driving to (a distance of about 100 km's)

 Then I remembered that Manuela shot a few (very nice) photos at the same place with the crappy panny that happens to have a GPS built-in. So for all you trivia seekers out there, I'm happy to announce (though I'm absolutely sure that no one will give a damn about it) that this lovely field is right before the north entrance of the completely world-unknown village of Ingenried :-)___

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2014-12-12 20:03:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Mother Nature owed me this one...

This is the castle of Neuschwanstein, in southwest Bavaria, Germany, definitely a landmark of the area and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the whole Germany with an annual number of about 1.3 million persons visiting each year!

 It was built by king Ludwig II of Bavaria (called also the Fairy Tail king) and was intended as a personal refuge for him, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then it has appeared in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castles all over the world and other similar structures. (data taken from Wikipedia)

 We had visited the area for the first time about 20 years ago on a memorable bad-weather day. I still remember it was the 30th of August (because it's my name day) and there was such a heavy snowstormt... more »

Mother Nature owed me this one...

This is the castle of Neuschwanstein, in southwest Bavaria, Germany, definitely a landmark of the area and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the whole Germany with an annual number of about 1.3 million persons visiting each year!

 It was built by king Ludwig II of Bavaria (called also the Fairy Tail king) and was intended as a personal refuge for him, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then it has appeared in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castles all over the world and other similar structures. (data taken from Wikipedia)

 We had visited the area for the first time about 20 years ago on a memorable bad-weather day. I still remember it was the 30th of August (because it's my name day) and there was such a heavy snowstorm that snow actually hurt our eyes when we tried to walk outside!! Too weird for a bunch of Greeks!

 Needless to say that we saw almost nothing back then, so we considered this lovely view with the mild weather and the rolling clouds as some kind of nature's compensation for us...___

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2014-12-07 18:58:49 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber dusk

This was shot in the famous medieval town of Rothenbourg ob der Tauber in Germany during my favourite blue hour.

I've just posted a thread about the processing of this photo in our friendly group in Flickr, which may seem interesting to some and which you can find here:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nikon_d90_d40_users_group_/discuss/72157649240288680

Rothenburg ob der Tauber dusk

This was shot in the famous medieval town of Rothenbourg ob der Tauber in Germany during my favourite blue hour.

I've just posted a thread about the processing of this photo in our friendly group in Flickr, which may seem interesting to some and which you can find here:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nikon_d90_d40_users_group_/discuss/72157649240288680___

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2014-12-06 16:58:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Husum blue hour

This in the lovely little old port of Husum or "binnenhaven" as it's called, in northern Germany.

 We arrived there quite earlier but the weather didn't let us get bored. It turned from sunny to cloudy and then strong rain and then again sunny through dark clouds and rain and so on... So I must have seen it with most kinds of light!

But this blue hour was really fantastic, both being there and photographing it.

A memorable little place...

Husum blue hour

This in the lovely little old port of Husum or "binnenhaven" as it's called, in northern Germany.

 We arrived there quite earlier but the weather didn't let us get bored. It turned from sunny to cloudy and then strong rain and then again sunny through dark clouds and rain and so on... So I must have seen it with most kinds of light!

But this blue hour was really fantastic, both being there and photographing it.

A memorable little place...___

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2014-12-05 15:28:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (or why I hate tourists...)

This is a view of the Marktplatz, the main square of the very well-preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany, over the fountain of the square.

 My problem was that I'm too shortie to get this reflected view (or the fountain walls were too high for me and without some kind of a step where I could stand on) so I had to jump up and grab myself with my arms on the surrounding wall, trying at the same time to hold the camera steady and level (and very close to the water) to get this angle.

Ohhh and don't remind me of the myriads of tourists looking at me and thinking that I have found something important in the fountain and coming close or in front of me to ask or to look inside and ruining my frame. Bloody tourists! Then I could not hold any more and had to jump down again to rest... more »

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (or why I hate tourists...)

This is a view of the Marktplatz, the main square of the very well-preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany, over the fountain of the square.

 My problem was that I'm too shortie to get this reflected view (or the fountain walls were too high for me and without some kind of a step where I could stand on) so I had to jump up and grab myself with my arms on the surrounding wall, trying at the same time to hold the camera steady and level (and very close to the water) to get this angle.

Ohhh and don't remind me of the myriads of tourists looking at me and thinking that I have found something important in the fountain and coming close or in front of me to ask or to look inside and ruining my frame. Bloody tourists! Then I could not hold any more and had to jump down again to rest a bit. Then repeat the whole thing for more than 10 times to get a proper shot of everything as the sun was hidden beneath the clouds and came out just a few times for a few seconds each time. I got tired even remembering the whole procedure! Anyway I'm quite pleased by the final result...

Did I mention that I hate tourists??___

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2014-12-03 22:07:20 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Tropical Island

I shot this during a lovely hike around Eibsee, one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria, southern Germany.

 The lake lies at the feet of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain and is well known for its emerald waters and the 8 tiny islets as the one seen here.

 The hike around the lake (through a very good and wide path) is about 8,5 km and it's both easy and highly enjoyable.

Tropical Island

I shot this during a lovely hike around Eibsee, one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria, southern Germany.

 The lake lies at the feet of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain and is well known for its emerald waters and the 8 tiny islets as the one seen here.

 The hike around the lake (through a very good and wide path) is about 8,5 km and it's both easy and highly enjoyable.___

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2014-12-02 17:50:37 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Alpsee boathouse

A little boathouse on Alpsee near Füssen, in southern Germany.

We had just visited the famous Neuschwanstein castle on the top of the hill but as we went down to the lake again, some wonderful light from the setting sun lit the top of the trees giving the whole scene this dreamy feeling. A perfect closing to a great day.

Alpsee boathouse

A little boathouse on Alpsee near Füssen, in southern Germany.

We had just visited the famous Neuschwanstein castle on the top of the hill but as we went down to the lake again, some wonderful light from the setting sun lit the top of the trees giving the whole scene this dreamy feeling. A perfect closing to a great day.___

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2014-12-01 17:18:15 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Cochem sunset

Some wonderful sunset light over the little town of Cochem, reflecting on the tranquill waters of Mosel river in western Germany.

On the top of the hill, you can see the Reichsburg Cochem, the famous imperial castle.

Shared for #mirrormonday by +Gemma Costa and +Elizabeth Edwards 

Cochem sunset

Some wonderful sunset light over the little town of Cochem, reflecting on the tranquill waters of Mosel river in western Germany.

On the top of the hill, you can see the Reichsburg Cochem, the famous imperial castle.

Shared for #mirrormonday by +Gemma Costa and +Elizabeth Edwards ___

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2014-11-30 16:50:43 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Cochem

A lovely sunset at the scenic town of Cochem, on the banks of river Mosel in western Germany.

Cochem

A lovely sunset at the scenic town of Cochem, on the banks of river Mosel in western Germany.___

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2014-11-20 15:16:14 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Sankt Peter-Ording VI

This was shot on the next morning from my previous upload at the wonderful beach of Sankt Peter-Ording in northern Germany.

It was so rainy and windy that it was very difficult to shot any kind of photo, even more so a LE.
Had to whipe the filter every half a minute from raindrops, making sure that I do it gently enough not to move the camera and on two occasions (not during shooting) the tripod together with the camera started falling towards the water! Luckily I was too close and grabbed it.

 I'd definitely like to go back there with some more favourable conditions, but at least all the few photos that I shot that morning are very moody.

Sankt Peter-Ording VI

This was shot on the next morning from my previous upload at the wonderful beach of Sankt Peter-Ording in northern Germany.

It was so rainy and windy that it was very difficult to shot any kind of photo, even more so a LE.
Had to whipe the filter every half a minute from raindrops, making sure that I do it gently enough not to move the camera and on two occasions (not during shooting) the tripod together with the camera started falling towards the water! Luckily I was too close and grabbed it.

 I'd definitely like to go back there with some more favourable conditions, but at least all the few photos that I shot that morning are very moody.___

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2014-11-18 21:37:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Sankt Peter-Ording V


Yet another shot from that wonderful sunset I witnessed on the endless beach of Sankt Peter-Ording.
 
Not the typical sunset bright colors but some wonderful soft light all around.


Sankt Peter-Ording V


Yet another shot from that wonderful sunset I witnessed on the endless beach of Sankt Peter-Ording.
 
Not the typical sunset bright colors but some wonderful soft light all around.
___

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2014-11-13 17:47:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Busum

This was shot at the coastal town of Busum in northern Germany. The weather was completely crappy, too cold and windy and the whole scene seemed absolutely uninteresting, let alone the waves that crashed on this low deck and soaked my feet...
 
I decided to shoot a LE as the last desperate measure and I must admit that I'm very pleased by the result, no way did I expect it to come out like that!

Haven't shared anything with G+ themes for ages, so as this is quite suitable I'll share it with #coastalthursday by +David Polzine and
+Jon Kahn  and also with my fave #longexposurethursday
by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi 



Busum

This was shot at the coastal town of Busum in northern Germany. The weather was completely crappy, too cold and windy and the whole scene seemed absolutely uninteresting, let alone the waves that crashed on this low deck and soaked my feet...
 
I decided to shoot a LE as the last desperate measure and I must admit that I'm very pleased by the result, no way did I expect it to come out like that!

Haven't shared anything with G+ themes for ages, so as this is quite suitable I'll share it with #coastalthursday by +David Polzine and
+Jon Kahn  and also with my fave #longexposurethursday
by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi 

___

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2014-11-08 13:58:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

The windmills of your mind

I've wanted to do a photo like this for a long time and never had the chance to do it.
 
But I found these windmills in northern Germany to be the perfect subjects, as the blades had some red stripes in the middle and on the edges, so they left some pretty nice trails as they rotated.


The windmills of your mind

I've wanted to do a photo like this for a long time and never had the chance to do it.
 
But I found these windmills in northern Germany to be the perfect subjects, as the blades had some red stripes in the middle and on the edges, so they left some pretty nice trails as they rotated.
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