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Keith Cooper has been at 5 events

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X-Rite Photo253Join +Jeff Lazell and +Andy Biggs this Friday August 1st for a G+ Hangout. Andy is a highly experienced and well traveled wildlife photographer who has lead photo safaris to some of the most exotic places on earth. Come and hang out as they discuss  #safaris   #wildlifephotography   #travel   #conservation  Andy's recent switch to #mediumformat  digital and more!Google+ Hangout with Andy Biggs2014-08-01 21:00:005  
X-Rite Photo253Come join @110146939041400933746 and @111772222071720240926 as they discuss Chris' photographic work with the #surfing  community, shooting on location, workflow tips and tricks, color management and all things photographic. It's all part of +X-Rite Photo's #summerfullacolor  so be sure to check out http://www.calibratecolor.com/welcome#xrite-summerfullacolor for more events and great savings!G+ Hangout with +Chris Orwig2014-07-30 00:00:0019  
X-Rite Photo253Come join +Jeff Lazell and +Chris Orwig as they discuss Chris' photographic work with the #surfing  community, shooting on location, workflow tips and tricks, color management and all things photographic. It's all part of +X-Rite Photo's #summerfullacolor  so be sure to check out http://www.calibratecolor.com/welcome#xrite-summerfullacolor for more events and great savings!Google+ Hangout with Chris Orwig2014-07-30 00:00:008  
UK Photography Community348,710The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a "Bokeh Image Event" photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event, however try and get out and do something specifically for the event (you know you want to) - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to Friday Morning. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Show Us Your Bokeh2013-06-04 00:00:0070  
UK Photography Community348,710The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in an Event based on the theme 'Industrial' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This event runs from Saturday 11th May 2013 - Tuesday 14th May 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Industrial2013-05-11 08:00:0075  

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2015-03-11 13:33:42 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Why my business will attempt to nail anyone who steals our photographs for commercial use ;-)

We have an outstanding invoice against a UK photographer who stole 8 of our images and claimed them as examples of his commercial work.

Most reshares: 13

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2015-05-26 10:31:30 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 268 +1s)Open 

It's that time of the year when some of the cacti in our conservatory decide to flower.

These two are the first
#cactus  

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers

Most plusones: 268

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2015-05-26 10:31:30 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 268 +1s)Open 

It's that time of the year when some of the cacti in our conservatory decide to flower.

These two are the first
#cactus  

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers

Latest 50 posts

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2015-07-05 19:07:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

So, what has a taxi company got to do with how you run your photography business?

A new business model in the US is not something I'll ignore just because it addresses the sort of photography I'd never do..

So, what has a taxi company got to do with how you run your photography business?

A new business model in the US is not something I'll ignore just because it addresses the sort of photography I'd never do..___

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2015-07-02 14:49:51 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Do Sparrows like cheese - well this one does, helping himself to the remnants of +Keith Cooper 's lunch.

The composition is a little odd as this little fellow made himself comfortable just 2 feet away from me. Luckily I had the camera in my hand, so just grabbed what shots I could ;0)

Do Sparrows like cheese - well this one does, helping himself to the remnants of +Keith Cooper 's lunch.

The composition is a little odd as this little fellow made himself comfortable just 2 feet away from me. Luckily I had the camera in my hand, so just grabbed what shots I could ;0)___

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2015-06-18 11:00:01 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

5Ds detail at f/1.4
The Canon EF 50/1.4 is never the sharpest lens at f/1.4, but this example at 1250 ISO (1/160) gives an idea of just how much detail there is to be had in its very thin DOF.

The 100% crop has had no special sharpening - just a small amount in the RAW processing.

The big jump in resolution from my 1Ds3 is quite noticeable in that with thin depth of field, the zone of sharpness looks thinner, making focus accuracy that bit more important.  Of course the image created by the lens itself has no different characteristics, it's just the detail from the sensor.  Worth knowing, but nothing to get unduly concerned at, since the 5Ds sensor resolution is still less than a 760D (~equiv to 61MP on a full frame sensor).

From my 5Ds info page at:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html

I'm now off on a short holiday, sow... more »

5Ds detail at f/1.4
The Canon EF 50/1.4 is never the sharpest lens at f/1.4, but this example at 1250 ISO (1/160) gives an idea of just how much detail there is to be had in its very thin DOF.

The 100% crop has had no special sharpening - just a small amount in the RAW processing.

The big jump in resolution from my 1Ds3 is quite noticeable in that with thin depth of field, the zone of sharpness looks thinner, making focus accuracy that bit more important.  Of course the image created by the lens itself has no different characteristics, it's just the detail from the sensor.  Worth knowing, but nothing to get unduly concerned at, since the 5Ds sensor resolution is still less than a 760D (~equiv to 61MP on a full frame sensor).

From my 5Ds info page at:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html

I'm now off on a short holiday, so will get a chance to try it out 'for real'

#canonphotography  ___

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2015-06-15 20:47:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Oh, it's awake - best think what to do next :-)

Oh, it's awake - best think what to do next :-)___

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2015-06-15 19:16:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Why the Canon 5Ds will be great for my architectural work ;-)

One quick test...

A simple test of the 5Ds against my old 1Ds3

The picture was shot with a TS-E90mm lens at f/6.3
One shot shows the field of view and the other two, a 100% crop of an in camera JPEG.

The point is not to see how sharp things are, but to get a feel for how much more data you are getting from the 5Ds.
The final image shows both files at the same magnification i.e. how much of a crop of the 5Ds image would give the same resolution as my 1Ds3.

Remember, that these are JPEGs out of the camera, so any comparisons of quality are essentially pointless ;-)

#Canon   #5Ds  ___Why the Canon 5Ds will be great for my architectural work ;-)

One quick test...

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2015-06-15 19:14:56 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A simple test of the 5Ds against my old 1Ds3

The picture was shot with a TS-E90mm lens at f/6.3
One shot shows the field of view and the other two, a 100% crop of an in camera JPEG.

The point is not to see how sharp things are, but to get a feel for how much more data you are getting from the 5Ds.
The final image shows both files at the same magnification i.e. how much of a crop of the 5Ds image would give the same resolution as my 1Ds3.

Remember, that these are JPEGs out of the camera, so any comparisons of quality are essentially pointless ;-)

#Canon   #5Ds  

A simple test of the 5Ds against my old 1Ds3

The picture was shot with a TS-E90mm lens at f/6.3
One shot shows the field of view and the other two, a 100% crop of an in camera JPEG.

The point is not to see how sharp things are, but to get a feel for how much more data you are getting from the 5Ds.
The final image shows both files at the same magnification i.e. how much of a crop of the 5Ds image would give the same resolution as my 1Ds3.

Remember, that these are JPEGs out of the camera, so any comparisons of quality are essentially pointless ;-)

#Canon   #5Ds  ___

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2015-05-26 15:45:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I don't want to go out with all the big lenses and gear I use for my architectural photography.

A nice smaller backpack - that's also fine for my 'assistant' +Karen Cooper ;-) :-)

Sometimes I don't want to go out with all the big lenses and gear I use for my architectural photography.

A nice smaller backpack - that's also fine for my 'assistant' +Karen Cooper ;-) :-)___

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2015-05-26 10:53:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Tiny cacti, grown from a mixed bag of seed last year - no idea what they are or how they will eventually look.
Some might even flower...
#cactus  

Tiny cacti, grown from a mixed bag of seed last year - no idea what they are or how they will eventually look.
Some might even flower...
#cactus  ___

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2015-05-26 10:35:06 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Another cactus that had no open flowers on Sunday.
It's flowering time in our conservatory :-)

This one is grown from seed. In a few days the flowers will start dripping a clear sweet nectar.

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers

Another cactus that had no open flowers on Sunday.
It's flowering time in our conservatory :-)

This one is grown from seed. In a few days the flowers will start dripping a clear sweet nectar.

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers___

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2015-05-26 10:31:30 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 268 +1s)Open 

It's that time of the year when some of the cacti in our conservatory decide to flower.

These two are the first
#cactus  

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers

It's that time of the year when some of the cacti in our conservatory decide to flower.

These two are the first
#cactus  

+HQSP Flowers curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers___

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2015-05-12 16:47:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Some changes in our garden...

This picture needs a bit of a backstory - as it's not really about the picture at all.

I've lived in our house for 7 years now and when I moved in there wasn't much of a garden and the wall that ran between our garden on the gardens of the houses behind us was a cats' paradise - we called it Cat Highway 101. There was constant coming and going as the cats roamed around the gardens in our neighbourhood - all using the same wall.

We live very near to the city centre and commuters used the roads all around us as a great source of free parking.

At the beginning of last year things changed. The council put in a residents' parking scheme and traffic - and so pollution - has dropped off considerably and we - after starting work in the garden in early spring to find an unacceptable amount of cat poo! - cat-proofed our garden (along with a couple of the neighbours behind us). Cat Highway 101 is now no more than a local access road for the 2 cats, Scooby and Thelma, that live next door.

The reduction in cats and pollution has had an amazing effect - we now have birds! In the the trees and rooftops of our street instead of just pigeons and magpies, we now also have Blue Tits, Great Tits, Gold Finches, Wood Pigeons, Wagtails and Blackbirds...

...And the arrival of the Blackbirds is where this story links with the photo - because this is a photo of Charley, and Charley is a fledgling Blackbird. The male Blackbird made his presence known in the garden some 4 months ago - to be joined by his lady friend some 2 months later. About 4 weeks ago I was delighted to spot Charley - the first baby bird we've had in our garden since I moved here. At the weekend, while taking this picture, I realised that there wasn't just Charley, there was Syd too! 2 baby birds - wonderful! Syd is, I think, slightly older than Charley as he's sleeker and you can see his resemblance to an adult bird. Charley is still quite fluffy and has the wider mouth of a baby still being fed by his parents - mainly his dad.

I'm still not confident enough to start feeding the birds as the cats are still about - indeed I discovered Scooby within just 2 foot of Charley the other day - but we'll keep and eye on the situation as we want to encourage more birds into our tiny urban garden. Well - birdsong is much nicer than traffic noise :0)___Some changes in our garden...

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2015-05-02 12:54:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The new Spyder 5 colorimeter from Datacolor for display calibration/profiling

With all the various kit I've got, it still gives the best calibration for my projector/laptop.

The new Spyder 5 colorimeter from Datacolor for display calibration/profiling

With all the various kit I've got, it still gives the best calibration for my projector/laptop.___

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2015-04-20 10:26:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Printing long panoramic prints...

A 10 foot long print, produced on Epson's new SC-P800 printer, the replacement for the SP3880

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/epson-sc_p800_review.html

Printing long panoramic prints...

A 10 foot long print, produced on Epson's new SC-P800 printer, the replacement for the SP3880

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/epson-sc_p800_review.html___

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2015-04-20 09:34:45 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Printing long panoramic prints...

A 10 foot long print, produced on Epson's new SC-P800 printer, the replacement for the SP3880

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/epson-sc_p800_review.html

Printing long panoramic prints...

A 10 foot long print, produced on Epson's new SC-P800 printer, the replacement for the SP3880

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/printer/epson-sc_p800_review.html___

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2015-04-20 09:32:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Epson P800 review

I've been testing the replacement printer for the 17" A2 SP3880. The P800 has a roll paper attachment and new inks.

Epson P800 review

I've been testing the replacement printer for the 17" A2 SP3880. The P800 has a roll paper attachment and new inks.___

2015-04-14 15:26:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

With hundreds of photos of Leicester (my home city) I'm often asked about using them for stock photos or prints. Rather than clutter up our existing pages, I've finally put the first 450 into a new photo library - much easier using smugmug to build it than mess around with wordpress ;-)

With hundreds of photos of Leicester (my home city) I'm often asked about using them for stock photos or prints. Rather than clutter up our existing pages, I've finally put the first 450 into a new photo library - much easier using smugmug to build it than mess around with wordpress ;-)___

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2015-04-08 18:58:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My wife Karen has been working on this collection for some time - please do pass it on if you know of anyone liking this sort of jewellery

My +Etsy  shop is now open: 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KarenAtSilverTree?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

A big thanks to the lovely +Ellie Kennard for suggesting I open the shop.

It's a mixture of gemstone, glass and crystal Sterling Silver jewellery, with a capsule bridal collection and some men's accessories too. The picture shows all the pairs of earrings (except the bridal ones) in the shop right at this moment - but they're all one-offs so if you like a pair you'll need to hurry (wishful thinking much ;0)

I bought most of my supplies from fellow Google+ members so here's a name check - as my jewellery would be nothing without your lovely products and fab customer service. So thanks to +Beads Jar UK +Jillybeads Ltd +The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Limited +Beads Direct  and a special mention to +Shipwreck Beads in Washington state in the US. I've not used their beads for this collection (although there are a couple of pieces waiting in the wings), but the last picture in my shop 'about section' is of me in their shop - well warehouse really as it's huge!

Hope you'll take a look and pass my details on.
Thanks x___My wife Karen has been working on this collection for some time - please do pass it on if you know of anyone liking this sort of jewellery

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2015-04-08 15:35:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)

Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)___

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2015-04-08 15:32:26 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)

Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)___

2015-04-07 11:12:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It's great to be included in this collection...

My great photographers circles - no. 2 of 4
Long time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 1 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!
If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. 
If you want to be include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. But please only photographers! For mixed content poster I have other circles. 
And please remember - sharing is caring :-))) ___It's great to be included in this collection...

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2015-04-03 20:59:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The last days of winter, the first days of spring.

Yesterday I was able to get in the garden for the first time and do a little pruning and tidying up. Shrubs and flowers are showing signs of new growth adding to the colour of the spring primroses and the last of the flowers from the winter hellebores. Easter this weekend and signs of growth in the garden - I feel the summer coming :0)

The last days of winter, the first days of spring.

Yesterday I was able to get in the garden for the first time and do a little pruning and tidying up. Shrubs and flowers are showing signs of new growth adding to the colour of the spring primroses and the last of the flowers from the winter hellebores. Easter this weekend and signs of growth in the garden - I feel the summer coming :0)___

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2015-03-29 18:05:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I've been testing some new image sharpening software.

Can add real detail to already great lenses such as my TS-E17 and the new EF11-24

I've been testing some new image sharpening software.

Can add real detail to already great lenses such as my TS-E17 and the new EF11-24___

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2015-03-29 18:00:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Why London is the last part of the UK I'd want to live in
YMMV ;-)

Why London is the last part of the UK I'd want to live in
YMMV ;-)___

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2015-03-25 10:22:10 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A statistic that made me stop and think...

A statistic that made me stop and think...___

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2015-03-24 10:37:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Canon 5Ds R  'Hands on' review...

This is my left hand on a 5Ds R - it feels good and solid. very similar to the 5Ds in fact

About as insightful as many so called reviews that appeared just after the camera was announced ;-)

From my 5Ds info page at http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html  
... where I'll write up some of my thoughts when the camera actually ships in a few months ;-)

Canon 5Ds R  'Hands on' review...

This is my left hand on a 5Ds R - it feels good and solid. very similar to the 5Ds in fact

About as insightful as many so called reviews that appeared just after the camera was announced ;-)

From my 5Ds info page at http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5ds.html  
... where I'll write up some of my thoughts when the camera actually ships in a few months ;-)___

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2015-03-20 14:23:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Looking at #eclipse  in Leicester with the same telescope as I used to watch the partial eclipse in Ipswich in 1976

Looking at #eclipse  in Leicester with the same telescope as I used to watch the partial eclipse in Ipswich in 1976___

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2015-03-20 11:27:34 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Looking at #eclipse  in Leicester with the same telescope as I used to watch the partial eclipse in Ipswich in 1976

Looking at #eclipse  in Leicester with the same telescope as I used to watch the partial eclipse in Ipswich in 1976___

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2015-03-20 09:58:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The eclipse, viewed in Leicester, outside our house.

#eclipse  

The eclipse, viewed in Leicester, outside our house.

#eclipse  ___

2015-03-18 20:04:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I have not shared my personal collection of #artists  and #photographers  and photo curators on Google+ in a long time.  Please reshare to promote art on the plus.

I have not shared my personal collection of #artists  and #photographers  and photo curators on Google+ in a long time.  Please reshare to promote art on the plus.___

2015-03-18 20:03:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

                        PHARAOHS Circle

I’m honored to have all these fantastic people inside this historic circle! People inside the PHARAOHS Circle circle are top active and first class google+ engagers and help you to supercharge your google+ network with historic themes.
So add them to your circles!

Fairytale circles have now changed into historic themed circles. So let's  make a small journey into the past and enlarge our google+ engagement with some amazing,cruel & beautiful people from the past.
If you want to be included in the next historic circle,
only make this:

1. Add me to your circles ,if you haven’t done already
2. Plus & share this circle in public
3. Leave a comment ! 

This is my newest circle with fairy tale theme and
have many of the best sharers,plussers ,commenters inside.
PHARAOH i... more »

                        PHARAOHS Circle

I’m honored to have all these fantastic people inside this historic circle! People inside the PHARAOHS Circle circle are top active and first class google+ engagers and help you to supercharge your google+ network with historic themes.
So add them to your circles!

Fairytale circles have now changed into historic themed circles. So let's  make a small journey into the past and enlarge our google+ engagement with some amazing,cruel & beautiful people from the past.
If you want to be included in the next historic circle,
only make this:

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This is my newest circle with fairy tale theme and
have many of the best sharers,plussers ,commenters inside.

PHARAOH is the following circle of
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Pharaoh is the common title of the kings of Ancient Egyptian dynasties until the Graeco-Roman conquest. [3] Pharaoh was the name for king and the son of the god Ra. They were associated with objects of royalty including scepters, crowns and headdresses. They were designed with animals that they worshipped, mainly the faces or heads. Throughout the reigning of the Pharaoh dynasties many titles were developed identifying their status and the location of where they reigned. Royal accessories also indicated where and who were under the control of these Pharaohs.
The title originates in the Egyptian term pr ˤ3, literally "great house", describing the royal palace. Historically, however, "pharaoh" emerged as a title for the king during the New Kingdom, specifically during the middle of the eighteenth dynasty, post the reign of Hatshepsut.[4]
Pharaoh, meaning "Great House", originally referred to the king's palace, but during the reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479–1425 BC) in the New Kingdom, after the foreign rule of the Hyksos during the Second Intermediate Period, became the form of address for a person who was king[5] and the son of the god Ra. "The Egyptian sun god Ra, considered the father of all pharaohs, was said to have created himself from a pyramid-shaped mound of earth before creating all other gods." (Donald B. Redford, Ph.D., Penn State) [6]
The term pharaoh ultimately was derived from a compound word represented as pr-3, written with the two biliteral hieroglyphs pr "house" and  "column". It was used only in larger phrases such as smr pr-aa 'Courtier of the High House', with specific reference to the buildings of the court or palace.[7] From the twelfth dynasty onward the word appears in a wish formula 'Great House, may it live, prosper, and be in health', but again only with reference to the royal palace and not the person.
The earliest instance where pr-aa is used specifically to address the ruler is in a letter to Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), who reigned c. 1353–1336 BC, which is addressed to 'Pharaoh, all life, prosperity, and health!.[8] During the eighteenth dynasty(sixteenth to fourteenth centuries BC) the title pharaoh was employed as a reverential designation of the ruler. About the late twenty-first dynasty (tenth century BC), however, instead of being used alone as before, it began to be added to the other titles before the ruler's name, and from the twenty-fifth dynasty (eighth to seventh centuries BC) it was, at least in ordinary usage, the only epithet prefixed to the royal appellative.[9]
From the nineteenth dynasty onward pr-on its own was used as regularly as hm.f, 'Majesty'. The term therefore evolved from a word specifically referring to a building to a respectful designation for the ruler, particularly by the twenty-second dynasty and twenty-third dynasty.[citation needed]
For instance, the first dated instance of the title pharaoh being attached to a ruler's name occurs in Year 17 of Siamun on a fragment from the Karnak Priestly Annals. Here, an induction of an individual to the Amun priesthood is dated specifically to the reign of Pharaoh Siamun. This new practice was continued under his successor Psusennes II and the twenty-first dynasty kings. Meanwhile the old custom of referring to the sovereign simply as pr-aa continued in traditional Egyptian narratives.[citation needed]
By this time, the Late Egyptian word is reconstructed to have been pronounced *par-ʕoʔ whence comes Ancient Greek φαραώ pharaō and then Late Latin pharaō. From the latter, English obtained the word "Pharaoh". In the Hebrew Bible, the title also occurs as *par-ʕoʔ (פרעה). Over time, *par-ʕoʔ evolved into Sahidic Coptic prro  and then rro (by mistaking p- as the definite article prefix "the" from Ancient Egyptian p ).[10]

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2015-03-14 17:10:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today is Pi day  (3.14)  Not everyone is convinced.
Bar just down the road... 
#piday2015  
#piday  

Today is Pi day  (3.14)  Not everyone is convinced.
Bar just down the road... 
#piday2015  
#piday  ___

2015-03-11 20:03:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR CIRCLE                          11.03.2015

Here is my TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle!
These recommended people inside this circle help and support me to boost my G+ network in just one year!
If you like to enlarge your G+ network too,
add these great Google+  friends to your circles!They are recommended and top active G+ engagers.

I want to say thank you  to all these great Google+ friends inside this circle for sharing, commenting and plussing all my circles and postings for one year.

To be part of my next TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle,
only make this:

1. Add me (+Bernd Hau) to your circles ,if you haven’t done already
2. Plus & share this circle in public
3. Leave a comment ! 
Please act with the original link!

As you  know ,usually my circles have fairytale & historicthemes,if you want... more »

TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR CIRCLE                          11.03.2015

Here is my TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle!
These recommended people inside this circle help and support me to boost my G+ network in just one year!
If you like to enlarge your G+ network too,
add these great Google+  friends to your circles!They are recommended and top active G+ engagers.

I want to say thank you  to all these great Google+ friends inside this circle for sharing, commenting and plussing all my circles and postings for one year.

To be part of my next TOP 500 G+ ALL STAR Circle,
only make this:

1. Add me (+Bernd Hau) to your circles ,if you haven’t done already
2. Plus & share this circle in public
3. Leave a comment ! 
Please act with the original link!

As you  know ,usually my circles have fairytale & historic themes,if you want to be included in my next historic circle (coming next week),please plus and share my last historic circle:
Achilles Circle:
https://plus.google.com/105504986616264844148/posts/h7pRC9DG185
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References from my last circles:
Nikica Beograd:
Great Share@+Bernd Hau, thanks a lot...!!!
Heather Koroll:
Thank You  so very much +Bernd Hau  for your truly exceptional circle! You're most excellent! Plussed, shared with utmost pleasure, immense gratitude, and absolute pride. The inclusion is incredibly appreciated. Have a really wonderful Ash Wednesday! : )
David Runyon:
Good to see your choice of themes and especially an all time favorite in Huckleberry Finn! I always loved and enjoyed the storyteller style of Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens! Thanks for another circle of great content +Bernd Hau
Trever McGhee:
Awesome circle of amazing people  *:-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-))   (。◕‿◕。)   :-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-  
Sylvia Brooks:
 +Bernd Hau Thank you so much for including me in your great circle!! P/Shared:-) 
Robert Woodman:
+Bernd Hau has just released his Beauty and the Beast Circle. This circle contains the best Google+ thinkers, commenters, and sharers.
Michael Sonntag:
Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people you definitely want to have in your circles
sippi singh:
Thank you so much +Bernd Hau for sharing wonderful circle of professional...
Josef Mack:
Here is a great circle by +Bernd Hau, to be included and get more engaged G+ followers just follow 
the simple instructions below.
Phil Starybrat:
First time going with a #circleshare  from +Bernd Hau . So let's see how it goes! :)
Miroslav Pelikan:
Thank you +Bernd Hau:-) I have plussed and reshared this post with your circle. Please include me also in the next one.
Dr Tammy Cashion:
+Bernd Hau spinning the circles!
Jody Lynch:
Thank you to +Bernd Hau for sharing this great circle! Come check it out!
Kim-Sebastian Tirri:
Enormous thanks +Bernd Hau ! Im really honored that you included me in this great circle! Shared and plussed ofcourse!
Aheste Beste:
+Bernd Hau, hi, My Friend, many thanks for having my two profiles, very nice of you. Have a beautiful evening! 
Thinker Vibrant;
Thanks for the honor of inclusion in your classical circles...plussed and shared publicly...have a nice day +Bernd Hau :)
James Novak: 
+Bernd Hau Thank-you for this great engager circle!  I have plussed, added, and shared. I would sincerely appreciate being included. Thank-you!  

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2015-03-11 13:33:42 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Why my business will attempt to nail anyone who steals our photographs for commercial use ;-)

We have an outstanding invoice against a UK photographer who stole 8 of our images and claimed them as examples of his commercial work.

Why my business will attempt to nail anyone who steals our photographs for commercial use ;-)

We have an outstanding invoice against a UK photographer who stole 8 of our images and claimed them as examples of his commercial work.___

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2015-03-08 16:05:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The doorway to the chapter house (~1286) at Southwell Minster.
Ornate stone carvings all over the place - well worth a visit.

Taken at 11mm, whilst testing my new EF11-24 F4L lens.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lenses/canon_ef11-24f4l.html 

The doorway to the chapter house (~1286) at Southwell Minster.
Ornate stone carvings all over the place - well worth a visit.

Taken at 11mm, whilst testing my new EF11-24 F4L lens.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lenses/canon_ef11-24f4l.html ___

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2015-03-08 13:49:40 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Southwell Minster at the newer (13th century) end.

+SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Justin Hill +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles #SacredSunday

Southwell Minster at the newer (13th century) end.

+SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Justin Hill +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles #SacredSunday___

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2015-03-08 10:18:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Inside Southwell Minster
From my testing of the new ef11-24 lens 
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lenses/canon_ef11-24f4l.html

This at the older (12th Century) end

+SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Justin Hill +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles #SacredSunday

Inside Southwell Minster
From my testing of the new ef11-24 lens 
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/lenses/canon_ef11-24f4l.html

This at the older (12th Century) end

+SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Justin Hill +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles #SacredSunday___

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2015-03-07 18:52:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Best 'new toy' for a while ;-)

Lens review - Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
So what does this £2800 lens do that makes it worthwhile?  ;-)___Best 'new toy' for a while ;-)

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2015-03-07 18:51:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wide enough yet? ;-)

Lens review - Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
So what does this £2800 lens do that makes it worthwhile?  ;-)___Wide enough yet? ;-)

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2015-03-07 17:42:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Review concentrates on lens use rather than precise optical analysis.

Lens review - Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
So what does this £2800 lens do that makes it worthwhile?  ;-)___Review concentrates on lens use rather than precise optical analysis.

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2015-03-07 17:41:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Lens review - Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
So what does this £2800 lens do that makes it worthwhile?  ;-)

Lens review - Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
So what does this £2800 lens do that makes it worthwhile?  ;-)___

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2015-03-07 10:47:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The ceiling of the Chapter House, Southwell Minster.   One time that the geometry of a fish-eye lens with a 180 degree view can really help give a feel for what it's like looking upwards.

+HQSP Monochrome curated by  +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas #hqspmonochrome

The ceiling of the Chapter House, Southwell Minster.   One time that the geometry of a fish-eye lens with a 180 degree view can really help give a feel for what it's like looking upwards.

+HQSP Monochrome curated by  +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas #hqspmonochrome___

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2015-03-07 09:48:20 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Tiny Dragon
One of the famous stone carvings in the Chapter House at Southwell Minster.

#dragon  

Tiny Dragon
One of the famous stone carvings in the Chapter House at Southwell Minster.

#dragon  ___

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2015-03-07 09:36:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Another wide view of the vaulting of the Chapter house at Southwell Minster  (EF11-24mm @11mm)

+BTP Architecture Pro curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Aamir Shahzad #BTPArchitecturePro

Another wide view of the vaulting of the Chapter house at Southwell Minster  (EF11-24mm @11mm)

+BTP Architecture Pro curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Aamir Shahzad #BTPArchitecturePro___

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2015-03-07 09:30:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Inside the Chapter House, Southwell Minster

From my testing of the new Canon EF11-24mm   (at 11mm)

+HQSP Architecture curated by  +Anja Wessels +Roman Kruglov +Nader El Assy #hqsparchitecture

Inside the Chapter House, Southwell Minster

From my testing of the new Canon EF11-24mm   (at 11mm)

+HQSP Architecture curated by  +Anja Wessels +Roman Kruglov +Nader El Assy #hqsparchitecture___

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2015-03-06 20:09:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Inside Southwell Minster - unusually, the chairs had been moved for an event. This is the older part of the cathedral - note the heavy Norman style arches.You can see right through to the far end of the building.

Stitched image from two hand held shifted images taken with a TS-E17mm lens (on a 1Ds3) 

Inside Southwell Minster - unusually, the chairs had been moved for an event. This is the older part of the cathedral - note the heavy Norman style arches.You can see right through to the far end of the building.

Stitched image from two hand held shifted images taken with a TS-E17mm lens (on a 1Ds3) ___

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2015-03-06 20:01:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

When a shift lens really makes a difference (TS-E17mm on 1Ds3)

The unique towers of Southwell Minster

When a shift lens really makes a difference (TS-E17mm on 1Ds3)

The unique towers of Southwell Minster___

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2015-03-06 19:08:01 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

A visit to Southwell Minster - partly to try out my new EF11-24 lens, but mainly because I'd just never got round to visiting it.

Using the 11-24mm at 11mm gives very strong lines, but unless you want to correct verticals, you need to keep the horizon across the middle of the frame (time for cropping?)

A visit to Southwell Minster - partly to try out my new EF11-24 lens, but mainly because I'd just never got round to visiting it.

Using the 11-24mm at 11mm gives very strong lines, but unless you want to correct verticals, you need to keep the horizon across the middle of the frame (time for cropping?)___

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2015-03-06 19:06:41 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A visit to Southwell Minster - partly to try out my new EF11-24 lens, but mainly because I'd just never got round to visiting it.

Using the 11-24mm at 11mm gives very strong lines, but unless you want to correct verticals, you need to keep the horizon across the middle of the frame (time for cropping?)

A visit to Southwell Minster - partly to try out my new EF11-24 lens, but mainly because I'd just never got round to visiting it.

Using the 11-24mm at 11mm gives very strong lines, but unless you want to correct verticals, you need to keep the horizon across the middle of the frame (time for cropping?)___

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2015-03-03 15:17:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Lens testing in Leicester ;-)

More testing of the Canon ef11-24 lens.  At 11mm you don't need to use the whole frame. This is a square full width crop of a shot of two buildings near Leicester station.

By keeping the lens horizontal, I've no converging verticals - the extraneous pavement in front of me is cropped out.

Hand held, so exposure is not optimum for dusk.
From: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html

#canonlenses  ___Lens testing in Leicester ;-)

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2015-03-03 15:15:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

More testing of the Canon ef11-24 lens.  At 11mm you don't need to use the whole frame. This is a square full width crop of a shot of two buildings near Leicester station.

By keeping the lens horizontal, I've no converging verticals - the extraneous pavement in front of me is cropped out.

Hand held, so exposure is not optimum for dusk.
From: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html

#canonlenses  

More testing of the Canon ef11-24 lens.  At 11mm you don't need to use the whole frame. This is a square full width crop of a shot of two buildings near Leicester station.

By keeping the lens horizontal, I've no converging verticals - the extraneous pavement in front of me is cropped out.

Hand held, so exposure is not optimum for dusk.
From: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html

#canonlenses  ___

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