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Landscape Photography Community9,689*Landscape Photography Community:  Summer* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  Do NOT share someone else's photo.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. *4) You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, speed, f stop etc.  Photos that don't have complete EXIF data will be removed.* 5) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  6) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 7) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 22, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 8) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 9) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 10) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #42: Summer2015-06-15 22:00:00606  
Landscape Photography Show12,954*Landscape Photography Show #44: Horizon - Rules-of-Thirds* Some landscape photographs really appeal to us and others seem boring. Do you know why?  Your brain is being stimulated by composition, color, and contrast and it's all subconscious.  Your photos can be more interesting and appealing by knowing rules of composition and when to break those rules. Imagine two horizontal lines in your viewfinder that divides the space into three equal spaces.  Also imagine two vertical lines that also divide the view into thirds.  You now have a grid much like the tic-tac-toe game.  The four points where the lines intersect are called focal points.  We will have more about them later and also the vertical lines.  This event will focus on those horizontal lines. Study your landscape BEFORE you shoot.  In the viewfinder, place the horizon on one of those horizontal rule-of-thirds lines.  You will have 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground or 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground.  That composition is very pleasing to the viewer.  Having your horizon dead center is often boring and not interesting.   Horizons should be level!!  If you have sky and water, then having the horizon level is a MUST!!   If you have sky and ground, the "level" becomes more complicated.  If your horizon is very curvy with rolling hills for example, you won't have a level horizon and that's OK.  Your mind's eye knows that hills aren't level.  If your horizon is the boundary between sky and land and only a slight hill, you're mind's eye won't find it appealing when looking at the photograph of that view because the horizon isn't level.   You can trick your mind's eye by adding a vertical element to the composition that the viewer will "know" is vertical such as a tree.  You might put that vertical tree on one of those vertical rule-of-thirds lines.  Your mind knows that the tree is vertical and won't mind an unlevel horizon. Knowing when to break the rules is important too but make sure you have a good reason to break the basic rules of composition.  You might try getting added drama with 10-20% sky and 80-90% ground or vice versa.  Share your landscape photograph that displays a horizon using the horizontal rule-of-thirds.  In a comment on the photograph explain how you used this technique in your composition.  If you break the horizontal rule-of-thirds, tell us what you are trying to achieve.  Other participants will be discussing how you used this technique and asking you questions.  Please join the discussion on other photographs as well.  Feel free to leave comments and discuss on the main event as well. *General Rules:* 1) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be removed from the event. 2) *You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, f stop, speed etc.  Photos that don'tLPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds2015-06-08 17:00:00585  
Landscape Photography Community9,689*Landscape Photography Community:  Long Exposure* *Long Exposure:*  We want to see something smooth like sky or water or the stars in the night sky.  The time can be anywhere from 0.1 sec to 10 min or more. General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 4, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #38 Long Exposure2015-04-20 22:00:00677  
Landscape Photography Community9,689*Landscape Photography Community:  Spring* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 30, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #36: Spring2015-03-23 21:00:00688  
Landscape Photography Show12,954Landscape Photography Show Episode #42 Shooting at the beach with @115924865466302265389  Learn from one of the most popular G+ landscape and nature photographers, and the @114888971165518552849   Team on Tuesday February 24th at 6 PM PDT/7 PM MDT/8 PM CDT/9 PM EDT.   Share your favorite landscape photograph of the beach. Please only share 1 photo. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Landscape Photography Show Episode #42 with Ray Bilcliff2015-02-25 03:00:00631  
Landscape Photography Community9,689*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome - NOT B&W* Find your favorite Monochrome landscape photograph that is NOT Black and White.  All photographs should be of the same hue or hues within the same color palate such as sepia.  They may NOT be B&W.   Share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the Monochrome category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, November 10, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W2014-11-03 22:00:00648  
Landscape Photography Community9,689*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00579  
Landscape Photography Show12,954Come join Popular G+ Landscape and Nature photographer @115924865466302265389    and the @114888971165518552849    panel on Tuesday August 12th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT Ray will talk about getting the shot in bad weather to create moody moments.  Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849   page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! *Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos with a moody feel.* Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air! Join the fun on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Moody Moments with Ray Bilcliff2014-08-13 04:00:00445  
Landscape Photography Show12,954*Come join Popular G+ Landscape Photographer and Award Winning Author @100892612779426154375  and the @114888971165518552849  panel on Tuesday July 15th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT for Light, Landscape, and Developing Your Personal Vision . Gary Crabbe is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area*.  Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! *Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!* Join the fun on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography show #37 with Gary Crabbe2014-07-16 04:00:00529  
PhotoDay Around the World433_Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost: There is no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - *Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.*  - *Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ).* - *Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it.* *Enjoy your PhotoDay!* *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00264  
PhotoDay Around the World433  _Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost:* There is *no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.  - Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ). - Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it. Enjoy your PhotoDay! *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00233  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,940*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest    #photo_exchange_club    #photography   #photo_of_the_week    #PEC    #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers    #bestgplusphotos    #gplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-18 17:00:00250  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,940*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_exchange_club   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-04 17:00:00228  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,940*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-27 17:00:00230  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,940*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #photographycontest   #bestgplusphotos   #topphotographers  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-20 17:00:00257  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,940*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotogs  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-13 17:00:00198  
Landscape Photography Show12,954*Landscape Photography Show Episode #29 with Dan Hughes* Focus Stacking: Why, When and how should we use it.  Come join Professional Photographer and post-processing guru @101310898885731292139 and the @114888971165518552849 Team on Tuesday March 25th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Dan is a photographer and Post Processing Guru, and a trains people in using a variety of post processing software. He loves to share his knowledge and help others with photography and processing! Come learn from the very best! *Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849 page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!* *Share your favorite landscape photographs where depth of field is an important element.* Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air! Join the fun on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #29 with Dan Hughes2014-03-26 03:00:00513  
Margaret Tompkins146,011*Landscape Photography Community:  A River Runs Through It* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a river running through the landscape.  It can also be a stream or waterfall surrounded by the landscape. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 31, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 11: A River Runs Through It2014-03-24 21:00:00480  
Landscape Photography Show14,604This should be a great show with our "three-peat" guest @100152482963867776449  coming to share some few of his *favorite landscape photo processing tricks using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!*   He will cover: *  Lightroom's Camera Raw Profile button *  The Lens Correction Panel *  The Tonal Contrast / Perceptual Saturation sliders in Color Efex. A show you will not want to miss!  Come and share your photos using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!  Tell us your work flow to help others just starting. We will be selected "SHOW STARTERS"  from the photos uploaded to the event and as always we will have Photographers to watch at the end of the show.  David is going to be in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, February 15, 2014 to teach how to use lightroom start to finish.   Check out  event at a VERY LOW cost!  http://goo.gl/ilVfda David has just gotten back from one of his photography workshops in Yellowstone!   See you on Tuesday.... February 11, 2014 at 7pm MST  Landscape Photography Show Episode #26 Special Guest David Marx2014-02-12 03:00:00181  
Landscape Photography Show14,604*Help us celebrate a year of learning together!* This show will be celebrating and sharing some of the great ideas we have learned from the 2013 series of +Landscape Photography Show   live Hangout On Air Events.   If you missed some of the shows you can find them all at this link.  http://goo.gl/oMO6ek Join us as our panel members share their favorite shows and what they learned from the show and what they are doing different to improve their photography from something they learned on one of the shows!  *Please think about anything that you learned that we can share with others and help them improve their photography.*   We are all learning together and appreciate the input. PLEASE come back and post some of your favorite photos from 2013 and share what you learned from the landscape photography shows that helped improve your photography!   Remember... each panel member will be selecting one photo from the event as a "SHOW STARTER".... it could be yours!   *We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you and hope your 2014 is starting off with beautiful LIGHT!*  Landscape Photography Show Episode #25 Anniversary Show2014-01-29 03:00:00267  
Margaret Tompkins146,011*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. It can be Black and White or Sepia or any single color or tone.  No color photographs allowed.  It's the absence of color that we are featuring.   5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than February 3, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at February 5, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC and profiles with more than 1 million followers may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 7: Monochrome2014-01-27 22:00:00246  
Margaret Tompkins146,011*Landscape Photography Community Fans, This is the contest that you have been waiting for!!  Give us your best Landscape Photograph of 2013!* *SPECIAL RULE THIS TIME ONLY*: The date/time in the Photo Details of your photograph MUST indicate that the photo is from 2013. Those that do not will be deleted. *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. 5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than January 6, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at January 8, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People Choice Contest # 5 : Best of 20132013-12-30 22:00:00355  
Pat Kight15,272@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Google+10,920,091The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033825  
Landscape Photography Show14,604Back by popular demand we have +Jeff Sullivan  Landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, filmmaker and Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. *Jeff will be sharing more about editing night photography, he will be focusing on moon photography, specifically how to shoot well exposed landscapes with the moon in them, and how to plan for particularly stunning shots with the moon next to your favorite landmarks in the landscape.* Jeff created a  new album on Google+ featuring moon rises, in anticipation of this show: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5924718330026313201 We will also have guest +Rafael Pons and he will share some NEW information about "PhotoPills."  A new program that allows you to plan any photo you imagine involving sun, moon and milky way in minutes. See Jeff Sullivan's original appearance on the +Landscape Photography Show  Episode #14   Where he shared tips on night photography shooting and processing in Lightroom.  He covered basic dark sky exposure and demonstrated creating star trails images and time-lapse videos.   http://goo.gl/mBRyGX Check out the great FREE Apps Jeff suggested: *Star stax*  http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html *Virtual dub*  http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ *Connect with +Jeff Sullivan  all over cyber space and find out about his Photography workshops on his blog.* *Blog*  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/ *Facebook*  http://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotography *Facebook Page*  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644 *YouTube* http://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSullivanPhoto (playlist of night time-lapse videos): Comet PANSTARRS Truckee and Death Valley - 720P HD LOOKS BEST FULL SCREEN *Flickr* http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/ *Twitter*  http://twitter.com/#!/JeffSullPhoto Pending book "Photographing California": http://www.phototripusa.com/ Connect with +Jeff Sullivan  all over cyber space and find out about his Photography workshops for 2013 on his blog.   2013 Upcoming Workshops *October 12 night + October 13 dawn/interiors Bodie*  Back-to-back Bodie!  Fall colors should also be starting around this time.  $545 *October 18 - 20     Eastern Sierra: Mono Lake and Fall Colors* Colorful aspen with dramatic mountain backdrops. Stunning moon rise during sunset and full moon set during sunrise over exotic geological and alpine landscapes.  With early sunsets we can practice some light painting, star trail and full moon landscape photography at night and have good odds of catching some Orionid meteors.  $495 *How to Photograph the Milky Way* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/ *How to Photograph Star Trails* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/creating-star-trail-images/ *Creating a Time-lapse Video* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-aLandscape Photography Show Episode #20 Jeff Sullivan Night Photography2013-10-09 04:00:0077  
Landscape Photography Show14,604Meet  +Kevin Rowe  +Jim Warthman  and +Tom Hierl  Three curators for the +Landscape Photography  theme as they share in a very systematic way: *Understanding HDR photography* *1.  Learn why and when to use HDR* Why you would want to use HDR, the type of photos it works well with, advantages/disadvantages for using HDR. *2.  Learn how to capture images for HDR* How to capture an HDR shot sharing camera settings on Nikon, Canon and Sony.  *3.  Learn how to process HDR images* Processing HDR with efex pro and photomatix from Lightroom Please come and share your HDR photos on the event and watch the show to see the panel selected show starters.  Start a conversation on your photos and let's learn together on how you shot and processed the photo.   *Please ONLY share photos you have taken personally.  Re-shares of another photographers work will be deleted.. sorry* We will be creating an HDR circle  from those clicking "yes" and "maybe"  to the event.  Hope to see you there!  Episode #19 Landscape Photography Show: Understanding HDR Photography2013-09-25 04:00:00120  
Trey Ratcliff8,494,129This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00775  
Ron Clifford2,868,264*Do want you Shoot the Stars?* The night stars that is.  Do you want to learn the secrets behind these amazing images? _and lots of other entirely useful tips, tricks and techniques?_ Then +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  have a great show planned for those who love Photoshop and Lightroom. What makes this one great is +David Marx will be sharing techniques for shooting the stars, as in star trails and long exposure techniques to get great results.  As always there will be lots of "Slap your Forehead"  tips and tricks revealed throughout the show. We will be joined by a great panel including +Dave Bell and +Sandra Parlow will help keep the show interactive through our live chat feature See you then and remember, We LOVE it when you share! more..... The Show will be embeded right here on this event You can also see it on My YouTube Channel here: http://goo.gl/ADSQL Live Chat will be here :http://goo.gl/6nL2fThe Photoshop Show 28 - With Guest David Marx2013-04-03 03:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,494,129This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too... As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com See you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00265  
Kristen Joy3,925For those of you who are unable to come to the December shoot, I have created one for January. Come join us in Green Bank near the observatory! This area is known for not having cell towers, so make sure you print out driving instructions prior to driving to Green Bank. More details to come as we near the official date. (Nerdy head lamps optional, warm clothing is not...plan on a cold night!)Astrospectacular New Moon2013-01-12 19:00:004  
Trey Ratcliff8,494,129We are softlaunching www.HDRSpotting.com *2.0* today, so we'll begin the hangout by showing a little bit about that!  And then, we'll move into a show all about New Zealand and the New Zealand Photographers Community - https://plus.google.com/communities/112786488668052516767  Show goes live at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET, and 4 PM New Zealand time!HDRSpotting.com Soft Launch and New Zealand Photographers Show!2012-12-18 04:00:0097  
Mathew Hanley21,940Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00257  
Trey Ratcliff8,494,129A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Jennifer Eden38,858A Photowalk with a Halloweenie Twist! We'll start in Old Town and eventually make our way up to Mt. Hebron Cemetery. We'll meet at this location on the Pedestrian Mall: Old Courthouse Civil War Museum 20 North Loudoun Street   Winchester, VA 22601 Please let me know if you have any questions! Here are a few links in case you are completely unfamiliar: http://www.mthebroncemetery.org/history.html http://www.oldtownwinchesterva.comWinchester Photowalk: Old Town and Mt. Hebron2012-10-06 15:00:008  
Scott Jarvie432,136*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
SmugMug46,564Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00107  
Kerry Murphy1,308,892Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  
Trey Ratcliff8,494,129Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  

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2015-08-05 02:09:05 (91 comments, 97 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glow

Well... I haven't gotten my camera out of my bag in what feels like a long time... though it's probably only approaching 2 weeks:) I was preparing some images for print last night and saw this 5 image HDR set and decided it was time to process them in addition to the other work I was doing. That other work is prepare some images for display in a local winery as the owner likes to display art from local artists. I've sold a couple photos so far so that is encouraging.

I will at least use my camera on Sat. as I'm attending Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in DC. That should be a lot of fun and I'm very much looking forward to it.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr... more »

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2015-08-05 02:09:05 (91 comments, 97 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glow

Well... I haven't gotten my camera out of my bag in what feels like a long time... though it's probably only approaching 2 weeks:) I was preparing some images for print last night and saw this 5 image HDR set and decided it was time to process them in addition to the other work I was doing. That other work is prepare some images for display in a local winery as the owner likes to display art from local artists. I've sold a couple photos so far so that is encouraging.

I will at least use my camera on Sat. as I'm attending Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in DC. That should be a lot of fun and I'm very much looking forward to it.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr... more »

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2015-08-05 02:09:05 (91 comments, 97 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glow

Well... I haven't gotten my camera out of my bag in what feels like a long time... though it's probably only approaching 2 weeks:) I was preparing some images for print last night and saw this 5 image HDR set and decided it was time to process them in addition to the other work I was doing. That other work is prepare some images for display in a local winery as the owner likes to display art from local artists. I've sold a couple photos so far so that is encouraging.

I will at least use my camera on Sat. as I'm attending Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in DC. That should be a lot of fun and I'm very much looking forward to it.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr... more »

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2015-08-31 00:06:10 (22 comments, 13 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Beauty of Wildcat Creek

Now that we are back home from vacation, and taking my daughter back to college, I'm starting to dig through all the images I took while gone. On the last full day of vacation I went exploring Wildcat Creek in the north Georgia mountains. Wow, what a beautiful creek! I went to see a small, and as it turns out a little boring, waterfall and found some stunning small falls in the process. I had a great time moving up and down the creek. For this shot I had to take off my hiking boots and wade the stream to get a better angle. I determined that I should have just worn water shoes rather than hiking boots:)

On a slightly different note, I'm way behind in keeping up with everyone's streams so I'm sorry if I haven't visited recent posts. I hope to do better moving forward:)

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret... more »

Beauty of Wildcat Creek

Now that we are back home from vacation, and taking my daughter back to college, I'm starting to dig through all the images I took while gone. On the last full day of vacation I went exploring Wildcat Creek in the north Georgia mountains. Wow, what a beautiful creek! I went to see a small, and as it turns out a little boring, waterfall and found some stunning small falls in the process. I had a great time moving up and down the creek. For this shot I had to take off my hiking boots and wade the stream to get a better angle. I determined that I should have just worn water shoes rather than hiking boots:)

On a slightly different note, I'm way behind in keeping up with everyone's streams so I'm sorry if I haven't visited recent posts. I hope to do better moving forward:)

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge

Member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-08-27 23:59:52 (28 comments, 9 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Wildcat Creek

So I got a book on waterfalls in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park covering North Georgia, western South Carolina, western North Carolina, etc. In looking through the book it turns out there were a couple waterfalls near where we were staying for vacation. So one day I headed out to find Wildcat Falls as listed in the book. It turned out to be less than 5 miles from our location:) I got to the falls which was more of a cascade that can actually be a sliding rock so not the prettiest waterfall. However, on the drive there I'd seen a lot of beautiful runs and cascades along the creek so I just headed downstream and found some beautiful falls. I have some close up shots of the top fall peaking through in this image but thought I'd share this larger view of the creek in general. There will be many more in this series:) It was great to be out shooting waterfalls... more »

Wildcat Creek

So I got a book on waterfalls in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park covering North Georgia, western South Carolina, western North Carolina, etc. In looking through the book it turns out there were a couple waterfalls near where we were staying for vacation. So one day I headed out to find Wildcat Falls as listed in the book. It turned out to be less than 5 miles from our location:) I got to the falls which was more of a cascade that can actually be a sliding rock so not the prettiest waterfall. However, on the drive there I'd seen a lot of beautiful runs and cascades along the creek so I just headed downstream and found some beautiful falls. I have some close up shots of the top fall peaking through in this image but thought I'd share this larger view of the creek in general. There will be many more in this series:) It was great to be out shooting waterfalls again.

What a beautiful creek and the water flow was perfect. The shooting conditions weren't the best (mostly sunny) but with polarizers and ND filters it all worked out:)

Happy Thursday!

+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#WildcatCreek   #Clarksville   #Georgia  ___

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2015-08-26 16:00:11 (33 comments, 17 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Break Forth the Dawn

This morning we went out on the lake and were treated to this amazing sunrise. The sun rays lasted for a really long time and I've got more shots than I know what to do with. I sure wish it was easier for me to delete photos:)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
+Breakfast Club curated by+... more »

Break Forth the Dawn

This morning we went out on the lake and were treated to this amazing sunrise. The sun rays lasted for a really long time and I've got more shots than I know what to do with. I sure wish it was easier for me to delete photos:)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub___

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2015-08-26 15:28:07 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

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#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-08-25 16:17:52 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Quiet Stillness

No clouds this morning at the lake but still an amazing beauty just in the quietness and stillness as the day dawns. In the midst of the craziness of life it's important to have a place to go where your soul can be still and quiet. Sometimes those times of reflection can bring realization that hurts (we recognize our faults) but it's in that realization that we grow and hopefully change. I'm so glad that I don't have to deal with life on my own but have Jesus walking with me giving strength and peace for each day.

Quiet Stillness

No clouds this morning at the lake but still an amazing beauty just in the quietness and stillness as the day dawns. In the midst of the craziness of life it's important to have a place to go where your soul can be still and quiet. Sometimes those times of reflection can bring realization that hurts (we recognize our faults) but it's in that realization that we grow and hopefully change. I'm so glad that I don't have to deal with life on my own but have Jesus walking with me giving strength and peace for each day.___

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2015-08-24 17:36:09 (15 comments, 9 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Teasel and the Bee

I've seen this before where it appears the bee slept on the teasel (or flower) over night and hasn't yet woken up so is covered in dew. While I was out shooting that morning a saw a couple of the bees "wake up" and fly off. Not sure if this is a normal behavior or not:) Anyway, having a really still subject covered it do make for some fun macro shots!

Happy Macro Monday!

#MacroMonday   #HQSPMacro   #DailyDepthofField   #BreakfastArtClub   #canonusers   #teasel   #bee   #BTPMacroPro  

Teasel and the Bee

I've seen this before where it appears the bee slept on the teasel (or flower) over night and hasn't yet woken up so is covered in dew. While I was out shooting that morning a saw a couple of the bees "wake up" and fly off. Not sure if this is a normal behavior or not:) Anyway, having a really still subject covered it do make for some fun macro shots!

Happy Macro Monday!

#MacroMonday   #HQSPMacro   #DailyDepthofField   #BreakfastArtClub   #canonusers   #teasel   #bee   #BTPMacroPro  ___

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2015-08-23 00:23:04 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Juxtaposed

The city lights are from Berryville and Winchester.

So I tried a couple of new editing tricks for this image after watching a online tutorial. I do like the way the sky came out with this edit. I still wish the Milky Way was brighter but I'm not sure I can do more given the light pollution in this area. I'm hoping to get to a dark location the end of Sept. or beginning of Oct. 

Happy Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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Juxtaposed

The city lights are from Berryville and Winchester.

So I tried a couple of new editing tricks for this image after watching a online tutorial. I do like the way the sky came out with this edit. I still wish the Milky Way was brighter but I'm not sure I can do more given the light pollution in this area. I'm hoping to get to a dark location the end of Sept. or beginning of Oct. 

Happy Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
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2015-08-22 02:41:07 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Night Swim?

Star light and still waters at Lake Burton, Georgia

Happy Friday!

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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#LakeBurton   #Georgia  

Night Swim?

Star light and still waters at Lake Burton, Georgia

Happy Friday!

#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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#LakeBurton   #Georgia  ___

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2015-08-18 12:12:27 (53 comments, 52 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Autumn Skies

As we approach September my mind turns toward Bear Rocks on the eastern edge of the Dolly Sods wilderness in West Virginia. The leaves turn early (late Sept) up there and I've been fortunate to capture some amazing sunrises in the past. Last year I wasn't able to make it for fall so I'm even more eager to get back and shoot there again this year.

Happy Tuesday!

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
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Autumn Skies

As we approach September my mind turns toward Bear Rocks on the eastern edge of the Dolly Sods wilderness in West Virginia. The leaves turn early (late Sept) up there and I've been fortunate to capture some amazing sunrises in the past. Last year I wasn't able to make it for fall so I'm even more eager to get back and shoot there again this year.

Happy Tuesday!

#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
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2015-08-16 18:51:18 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Fountains of Remembrance

When remembering, it's important to remember the good and honorable things, and forget the others. Remembering the negative only increases heartache.

This is a little bit wider version of a shot I posted earlier. This one also taken as I was headed back to the metro after the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk. #TreyUSA  

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#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
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Fountains of Remembrance

When remembering, it's important to remember the good and honorable things, and forget the others. Remembering the negative only increases heartache.

This is a little bit wider version of a shot I posted earlier. This one also taken as I was headed back to the metro after the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk. #TreyUSA  

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
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2015-08-15 15:56:30 (35 comments, 10 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

Bears Den at Night

For quite a while I've been wanting to shoot the Milky Way at Bears Den overlook. So with a new moon and clear skies last night (or I guess this morning) was the time. I'd researched when the Milky Way would be visible from the overlook area and that turned out to be around 2:40am. So I left the house around 1:40am and drove to the parking lot where the trail starts and then hiked up to the overlook. 

There is still a lot of light pollution in this area so it took some work in post to bring out the Milky Way. That said, I'm happy that I could get something given where we live. Hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot more in a much darker location.

Wishing everyone a starlight filled weekend!

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Bears Den at Night

For quite a while I've been wanting to shoot the Milky Way at Bears Den overlook. So with a new moon and clear skies last night (or I guess this morning) was the time. I'd researched when the Milky Way would be visible from the overlook area and that turned out to be around 2:40am. So I left the house around 1:40am and drove to the parking lot where the trail starts and then hiked up to the overlook. 

There is still a lot of light pollution in this area so it took some work in post to bring out the Milky Way. That said, I'm happy that I could get something given where we live. Hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot more in a much darker location.

Wishing everyone a starlight filled weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail  ___

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2015-08-12 15:08:15 (30 comments, 7 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-08-11 02:19:32 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Lincoln Memorial

This is another shot from Saturday's photowalk with Trey Ratcliff.To get a slightly better angle I put my tripod in the reflecting pool. The water was a little iffy but only my tripod was in it so totally worth it.

One of the nice things of being on a photowalk is that someone may capture you taking photos. That's what happened in this case. +Christopher Budny took this (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103261102463509150359/albums/6181025987350603489/6181026069446729490?sqi=105644084305018908282&sqsi=f0c166f6-f7e4-4b53-a7cb-f27e818a8374&pid=6181026069446729490&oid=103261102463509150359) shot of me taking the shot below:)

Happy Monday/Tuesday!

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Lincoln Memorial

This is another shot from Saturday's photowalk with Trey Ratcliff.To get a slightly better angle I put my tripod in the reflecting pool. The water was a little iffy but only my tripod was in it so totally worth it.

One of the nice things of being on a photowalk is that someone may capture you taking photos. That's what happened in this case. +Christopher Budny took this (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103261102463509150359/albums/6181025987350603489/6181026069446729490?sqi=105644084305018908282&sqsi=f0c166f6-f7e4-4b53-a7cb-f27e818a8374&pid=6181026069446729490&oid=103261102463509150359) shot of me taking the shot below:)

Happy Monday/Tuesday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

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#reflectingpool   #lincolnmemorial  ___

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2015-08-10 02:07:27 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I've decided to share my whole album from the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk as it seems the G+ community page has lost my original posts (or they have a limit on how many remain visible at any one time). This way if someone goes to visit my page they will find the rest of the images. I'll probably also share some of these individually over the next few days:) The first set are candids from the gathering time before the photowalk started.

I've decided to share my whole album from the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk as it seems the G+ community page has lost my original posts (or they have a limit on how many remain visible at any one time). This way if someone goes to visit my page they will find the rest of the images. I'll probably also share some of these individually over the next few days:) The first set are candids from the gathering time before the photowalk started.___

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2015-08-09 23:02:04 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Framed

Last night I had a blast attending the +Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk (http://tour.treyratcliff.com/washington/). I got to meet Trey, +Derek Kind, +Ron Clifford, +Alycia Tsai and others which was fantastic. 

I took this shot of the WWI Memorial as I was headed back to the Smithsonian metro after the photowalk proper had ended. I was wasn't planning on taking any more shots... but couldn't help myself with all those beautiful fountains. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Update: This photo was selected to the "Best of: Trey's Washington DC Photo Walk" collection. I'm very excited:)

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Framed

Last night I had a blast attending the +Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk (http://tour.treyratcliff.com/washington/). I got to meet Trey, +Derek Kind, +Ron Clifford, +Alycia Tsai and others which was fantastic. 

I took this shot of the WWI Memorial as I was headed back to the Smithsonian metro after the photowalk proper had ended. I was wasn't planning on taking any more shots... but couldn't help myself with all those beautiful fountains. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Update: This photo was selected to the "Best of: Trey's Washington DC Photo Walk" collection. I'm very excited:)

#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy

#wwiimemorial   #longexposure  ___

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2015-08-05 02:09:05 (91 comments, 97 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glow

Well... I haven't gotten my camera out of my bag in what feels like a long time... though it's probably only approaching 2 weeks:) I was preparing some images for print last night and saw this 5 image HDR set and decided it was time to process them in addition to the other work I was doing. That other work is prepare some images for display in a local winery as the owner likes to display art from local artists. I've sold a couple photos so far so that is encouraging.

I will at least use my camera on Sat. as I'm attending Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in DC. That should be a lot of fun and I'm very much looking forward to it.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr... more »

Sunset Glow

Well... I haven't gotten my camera out of my bag in what feels like a long time... though it's probably only approaching 2 weeks:) I was preparing some images for print last night and saw this 5 image HDR set and decided it was time to process them in addition to the other work I was doing. That other work is prepare some images for display in a local winery as the owner likes to display art from local artists. I've sold a couple photos so far so that is encouraging.

I will at least use my camera on Sat. as I'm attending Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in DC. That should be a lot of fun and I'm very much looking forward to it.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Bluemont   #Virginia  ___

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2015-08-01 11:41:06 (34 comments, 15 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Waiting for dawn

This is one of my first shots when shooting the 340 bridge at Harper's Ferry. I love the early morning colors and movement of the clouds. This was really my first time setting up my camera exclusively in a moving river. Thankfully this section was out of the main flow and not so much movement transferred from tripod to camera. I wasn't so sure about shooting out here in the river as the last time I shot here I did so from the rocks that are the black silhouette in the center lower third of the image. However, I really like the way this one came out.

Happy Saturday!

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Waiting for dawn

This is one of my first shots when shooting the 340 bridge at Harper's Ferry. I love the early morning colors and movement of the clouds. This was really my first time setting up my camera exclusively in a moving river. Thankfully this section was out of the main flow and not so much movement transferred from tripod to camera. I wasn't so sure about shooting out here in the river as the last time I shot here I did so from the rocks that are the black silhouette in the center lower third of the image. However, I really like the way this one came out.

Happy Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge

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#HarpersFerry   #westvirginia   #potomacriver  ___

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2015-07-31 01:33:28 (28 comments, 9 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Busy as a Bee

I can relate to that title recently. Seems like every evening has had something that needed to be done. I guess it's good to be busy but sometimes I like to just be able to sit and not have a ton of things of my plate:)

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#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
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Busy as a Bee

I can relate to that title recently. Seems like every evening has had something that needed to be done. I guess it's good to be busy but sometimes I like to just be able to sit and not have a ton of things of my plate:)

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
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2015-07-29 10:27:55 (30 comments, 11 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-28 01:50:59 (47 comments, 39 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Harper's Ferry

The town of Harper's Ferry, WV is located in the V of the two mountain ridges. It's actually on the other side of the Potomac River (foreground) and the Shenandoah River (not visible). I was out shooting the sunrise and as the sun crested the ridge I turned around to shoot up-river toward Harper's Ferry. On this particular morning there was a fire near the train station and you can see the smoke from it if you view the larger version of the image.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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Harper's Ferry

The town of Harper's Ferry, WV is located in the V of the two mountain ridges. It's actually on the other side of the Potomac River (foreground) and the Shenandoah River (not visible). I was out shooting the sunrise and as the sun crested the ridge I turned around to shoot up-river toward Harper's Ferry. On this particular morning there was a fire near the train station and you can see the smoke from it if you view the larger version of the image.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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Member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-07-27 13:02:35 (32 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

"Seriously?!"

Not sure what these bees think with big macro lenses pointed at them while they are trying to collect nectar:) It does make for some fun shots though.

Happy Monday!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Julie B +Marilyn Benham +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki 

#macro4all   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro  

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"Seriously?!"

Not sure what these bees think with big macro lenses pointed at them while they are trying to collect nectar:) It does make for some fun shots though.

Happy Monday!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Julie B +Marilyn Benham +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki 

#macro4all   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro  

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-07-25 12:20:00 (33 comments, 24 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Always Moving Forward

Summer sunrise on the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry. This was Thursday morning and those moving clouds eventually lit up with beautiful pink color though I really like this earlier one with the movement in the water and clouds. Now it's time to get started on Saturday chores which include fixing a bunch of things (the joy of home ownership:)

Happy Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+Breakfast Clubc... more »

Always Moving Forward

Summer sunrise on the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry. This was Thursday morning and those moving clouds eventually lit up with beautiful pink color though I really like this earlier one with the movement in the water and clouds. Now it's time to get started on Saturday chores which include fixing a bunch of things (the joy of home ownership:)

Happy Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-07-24 02:19:51 (41 comments, 20 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Photographer at Work

Had a great time this morning shooting the sunrise with +William McIntosh (featured) at Harper's Ferry. This is a very fun place to shoot sunrises. We ended up getting some good color in the clouds though I found out my tripod isn't quite as sturdy as I thought:) The Potomac while looking pretty calms is a pretty swiftly following river and at times the tripod was vibrating ever so slightly during my long exposure shots. Oh well... I still had a great time:)

Happy Thursday (although it's a bit late in the day:)!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark... more »

Photographer at Work

Had a great time this morning shooting the sunrise with +William McIntosh (featured) at Harper's Ferry. This is a very fun place to shoot sunrises. We ended up getting some good color in the clouds though I found out my tripod isn't quite as sturdy as I thought:) The Potomac while looking pretty calms is a pretty swiftly following river and at times the tripod was vibrating ever so slightly during my long exposure shots. Oh well... I still had a great time:)

Happy Thursday (although it's a bit late in the day:)!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-07-22 11:49:40 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-20 01:06:01 (40 comments, 16 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Swallowtail

I don't get to shoot butterflies very often so I really enjoyed shooting this one at our neighbor's garden. They really like these pink/purple flowers.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#swallowtail  

Swallowtail

I don't get to shoot butterflies very often so I really enjoyed shooting this one at our neighbor's garden. They really like these pink/purple flowers.

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#swallowtail  ___

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2015-07-18 13:11:21 (50 comments, 52 reshares, 322 +1s)Open 

The sunrise behind the clouds

I decided to get up in time for the sunrise yesterday and head over to Stoneleigh Golf Course to shoot the sunrise. This location has the sun come up between the tree lines and often there are blooming teasel or thistles for the foreground. There were two layers of clouds yesterday morning, one high that caught the color of the rising sun and one that was low to the ground and moving fast. This is a long exposure shot that shows the movement of the low layer of clouds and still captures some of the color of the higher layer. Processed with #Lightroom  and #NikColorEfex4 . Have a wonderful weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated... more »

The sunrise behind the clouds

I decided to get up in time for the sunrise yesterday and head over to Stoneleigh Golf Course to shoot the sunrise. This location has the sun come up between the tree lines and often there are blooming teasel or thistles for the foreground. There were two layers of clouds yesterday morning, one high that caught the color of the rising sun and one that was low to the ground and moving fast. This is a long exposure shot that shows the movement of the low layer of clouds and still captures some of the color of the higher layer. Processed with #Lightroom  and #NikColorEfex4 . Have a wonderful weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey___

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2015-07-17 01:25:33 (59 comments, 32 reshares, 230 +1s)Open 

Falling Water Swirls

Decided it was time for #tbthursday  and a re-edit of this shot of Elekahla Falls #1. I love this waterfall and Shays Run overall. Don't know when I'll be back but hopefully at least by fall when the colors are turning. For those that are free my friend +Martin Radigan is organizing a Photo Walk this Saturday (7/18) from 2pm to sunset in the Canaan Valley area. Look him up here on G+ or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martinradiganphotography) if you are interested.

Happy Thursday!!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Wernermore »

Falling Water Swirls

Decided it was time for #tbthursday  and a re-edit of this shot of Elekahla Falls #1. I love this waterfall and Shays Run overall. Don't know when I'll be back but hopefully at least by fall when the colors are turning. For those that are free my friend +Martin Radigan is organizing a Photo Walk this Saturday (7/18) from 2pm to sunset in the Canaan Valley area. Look him up here on G+ or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martinradiganphotography) if you are interested.

Happy Thursday!!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#blackwaterfalls   #statepark   #elekahla   #westvirginia  ___

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2015-07-15 00:46:53 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Summer Colors

We have some great friends and neighbors who have a green thumb with beautiful flowers and gardens. This afternoon I got over there and shot some flowers, butterflies and bees. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Tuesday!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +*** +Andy Smith
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer,+Rinus Bakker, +BTP... more »

Summer Colors

We have some great friends and neighbors who have a green thumb with beautiful flowers and gardens. This afternoon I got over there and shot some flowers, butterflies and bees. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Tuesday!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +*** +Andy Smith
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#swallowtail   #butterfly  ___

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2015-07-13 13:57:30 (36 comments, 11 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Drop

Found this water drop on my daugther's sunflower growing on our deck on Sat. Thankfully I got a few shots before it's weight was too much and it dropped off the petal. Happy #MacroMonday!!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham 

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

Drop

Found this water drop on my daugther's sunflower growing on our deck on Sat. Thankfully I got a few shots before it's weight was too much and it dropped off the petal. Happy #MacroMonday!!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Julie B +John Dusseault +Nina Katajamaki +Marilyn Benham 

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-07-11 18:27:01 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Turn toward the light

This is my daughter's sunflower plant that started growing in one of our deck planters after being scattered there by the birds:) It's in a position that can catch the morning light and this morning I had to go out and shoot it.

Happy Saturday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+Leavesnbloom curated by +Rosie Nixon #colormeweekly
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +RinusBakker, +BTP Dai... more »

Turn toward the light

This is my daughter's sunflower plant that started growing in one of our deck planters after being scattered there by the birds:) It's in a position that can catch the morning light and this morning I had to go out and shoot it.

Happy Saturday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+Leavesnbloom curated by +Rosie Nixon #colormeweekly
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#sunflower  ___

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2015-07-10 11:49:10 (42 comments, 8 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

Dancing in the sun

Yay! It's Friday:) Wishing everyone a wonderful sunny weekend (of course we are forecast for rain:)

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#blackeyedsusan   #flower  

Dancing in the sun

Yay! It's Friday:) Wishing everyone a wonderful sunny weekend (of course we are forecast for rain:)

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#blackeyedsusan   #flower  ___

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2015-07-09 17:11:03 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Belated   #wordlessonwednesday

Belated   #wordlessonwednesday___

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2015-07-08 02:31:56 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Light Fan with Tree

I ended up with a lot of firework shots that I really like while shooting the Roanoke, IN fireworks show. I'll try not to bombard you with them one after another over the next few days. I may just upload a bunch as a single post and people who are interested can peruse them that way:)

Happy Tuesday!

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

#4thofjuly   #fireworks   #roanoke   #indiana  

Light Fan with Tree

I ended up with a lot of firework shots that I really like while shooting the Roanoke, IN fireworks show. I'll try not to bombard you with them one after another over the next few days. I may just upload a bunch as a single post and people who are interested can peruse them that way:)

Happy Tuesday!

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

#4thofjuly   #fireworks   #roanoke   #indiana  ___

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2015-07-06 16:11:29 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down"

A week ago my daughter and I drove up to Indiana Dunes State Park to check out the dunes and see lake Michigan. I think my daughter was thinking about a day at the beach and I was thinking cool sand dunes with shadows and curves. What we found were dreary skies, stinging flies, biting misquotes and dunes covered in trees. The "ghost" in this shot is my daughter as we started the walk back to the parking lot. I think I'll need to do more research before we go back again:)

Happy Monday!

P.S. I'm guessing that song dates me a bit ;-)

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff... more »

"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down"

A week ago my daughter and I drove up to Indiana Dunes State Park to check out the dunes and see lake Michigan. I think my daughter was thinking about a day at the beach and I was thinking cool sand dunes with shadows and curves. What we found were dreary skies, stinging flies, biting misquotes and dunes covered in trees. The "ghost" in this shot is my daughter as we started the walk back to the parking lot. I think I'll need to do more research before we go back again:)

Happy Monday!

P.S. I'm guessing that song dates me a bit ;-)

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#lakemichigan   #beach   #tree   #sand   #clouds  ___

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2015-07-05 03:12:15 (39 comments, 30 reshares, 276 +1s)Open 

Americana

Got to visit a wonderful home-town fireworks display in Roanoke, IN tonight. It was so nice to be out in the park watching the kids play football, soccer, frisbee, etc and families and friends sitting together having a good time. I love the small town feel that is so missed in urban and city settings.

The fireworks display was very nice and I didn't really have any time to review photos or adjust shooting parameters. I'd set the camera up on Bulb mode at f/10 to start and then switched to f/8 as the sky got darker. I didn't track too much to number of seconds and just left the shutter open until a number of bursts had finished. Some shots were definitely washed out but most came out just fine:)

I hope everyone who is celebrating had a wonderful 4th of July!

#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#canonusers+... more »

Americana

Got to visit a wonderful home-town fireworks display in Roanoke, IN tonight. It was so nice to be out in the park watching the kids play football, soccer, frisbee, etc and families and friends sitting together having a good time. I love the small town feel that is so missed in urban and city settings.

The fireworks display was very nice and I didn't really have any time to review photos or adjust shooting parameters. I'd set the camera up on Bulb mode at f/10 to start and then switched to f/8 as the sky got darker. I didn't track too much to number of seconds and just left the shutter open until a number of bursts had finished. Some shots were definitely washed out but most came out just fine:)

I hope everyone who is celebrating had a wonderful 4th of July!

#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson

#fireworks   #longexposure   #explosion  ___

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2015-07-04 16:21:20 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th of July

I'm hoping to shoot some fireworks later this evening but in the mean time here are two from previous years and the last verse of the "Star Spangled Banner". It was nice to read all 4 stanzas today.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner)

Happy 4th of July

I'm hoping to shoot some fireworks later this evening but in the mean time here are two from previous years and the last verse of the "Star Spangled Banner". It was nice to read all 4 stanzas today.

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner)___

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2015-07-02 12:34:03 (20 comments, 11 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Feeling bouncy?

If you are a Winnie the Pooh fan, or have kids that like Winnie the Pooh this should make sense. For everyone else... just enjoy this beautiful "tigger" lily.

Happy Thursday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight

Feeling bouncy?

If you are a Winnie the Pooh fan, or have kids that like Winnie the Pooh this should make sense. For everyone else... just enjoy this beautiful "tigger" lily.

Happy Thursday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight___

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2015-07-01 00:01:09 (34 comments, 15 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Shine down your light on me

Went out to shoot the sunset the other evening and there were thick clouds on the horizon but before the sun got below those, it shone through this gap in the clouds. I liked this farm and churn so put on my 150mm lens to get as close as I possibly could. The front field is soy beans and I believe the second field is corn. 

Trust you all have had a wonderful Tuesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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+TheMa... more »

Shine down your light on me

Went out to shoot the sunset the other evening and there were thick clouds on the horizon but before the sun got below those, it shone through this gap in the clouds. I liked this farm and churn so put on my 150mm lens to get as close as I possibly could. The front field is soy beans and I believe the second field is corn. 

Trust you all have had a wonderful Tuesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-06-29 15:45:42 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Scavenger Hunt Photography

Over the years I've participated in a number of these hunts and the participants have developed a "new" genre focused around storytelling. Being a photographer more focused on landscape and nature I've quickly fallen behind. This is a great sample of the amazing work these talented individuals produce. Please check out this album and if interested you can join in the next Hunt. Just follow +Chrysta Rae​ and she'll post the time for the next sign up once this set of photos are revealed.

it's DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2015 - 15TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the first - the "HANG IN THERE*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(ONLY ONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*HANG IN THERE*" album,
1 item seen in 250 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Ursula Klepper)___Scavenger Hunt Photography

Over the years I've participated in a number of these hunts and the participants have developed a "new" genre focused around storytelling. Being a photographer more focused on landscape and nature I've quickly fallen behind. This is a great sample of the amazing work these talented individuals produce. Please check out this album and if interested you can join in the next Hunt. Just follow +Chrysta Rae​ and she'll post the time for the next sign up once this set of photos are revealed.

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2015-06-29 02:55:39 (55 comments, 17 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Golden Summer

Finally got a chance to grab my camera and take some shots today. Boy did that feel good:) I found these Black Eyed Susans and some day lilies during the afternoon and then went out for some rural farm shots at sunset. Not amazing skies today but did manage to get a couple decent shots. Tomorrow my daughter and I have a day trip planned. We won't be anyway amazing during prime-time light hours but I'm sure I'll take my camera and shoot anyway:)

Have a wonderful week!!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField+Breakfast Cl... more »

Golden Summer

Finally got a chance to grab my camera and take some shots today. Boy did that feel good:) I found these Black Eyed Susans and some day lilies during the afternoon and then went out for some rural farm shots at sunset. Not amazing skies today but did manage to get a couple decent shots. Tomorrow my daughter and I have a day trip planned. We won't be anyway amazing during prime-time light hours but I'm sure I'll take my camera and shoot anyway:)

Have a wonderful week!!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

#blackeyedsusan   #texture   #on1   #perfecteffects9  ___

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2015-06-26 13:57:47 (44 comments, 26 reshares, 208 +1s)Open 

The power of Time

So the last couple of weeks have been crazy and I've hardly picked up my camera. I'm sorry to have been so disengaged. It's also been cloudy and rainy a lot though we had a couple good sunsets and I wished I could head up to Bears Den to shoot them. Alas, time got in the way:)

Here is a shot from my recent trip to Torrey Pines, CA and the La Jolla tide pools. Not so many "pools" in this shot and instead I was drawn to all the different formations the sea has made in the rocks. One reminds me of a dolphin jumping:)

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead! 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by+R... more »

The power of Time

So the last couple of weeks have been crazy and I've hardly picked up my camera. I'm sorry to have been so disengaged. It's also been cloudy and rainy a lot though we had a couple good sunsets and I wished I could head up to Bears Den to shoot them. Alas, time got in the way:)

Here is a shot from my recent trip to Torrey Pines, CA and the La Jolla tide pools. Not so many "pools" in this shot and instead I was drawn to all the different formations the sea has made in the rocks. One reminds me of a dolphin jumping:)

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead! 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

#lajolla   #erosion   #time   #sea   #clouds  ___

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2015-06-21 20:03:06 (43 comments, 17 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Standing Tall

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! It is important for Fathers to take responsibility for their families and lead and protect putting their family's needs in front of their own. I've been bless to have an amazing role model in my father who loved his wife with all this heart and served her and his kids to help us all grow in our love for Jesus Christ! My dad instilled in me my love for photography and I started taking pictures with his Leica Rangefinder when I was still in grade school. He is also a man of great insight and wisdom and helped me learn to look at all angles and perspectives of a situation rather than just jumping to a conclusion (which I still struggle with today:) Thanks Dad, for the example to stand tall in my love for Jesus, my love for my wife and my love for my children!!

Standing Tall

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! It is important for Fathers to take responsibility for their families and lead and protect putting their family's needs in front of their own. I've been bless to have an amazing role model in my father who loved his wife with all this heart and served her and his kids to help us all grow in our love for Jesus Christ! My dad instilled in me my love for photography and I started taking pictures with his Leica Rangefinder when I was still in grade school. He is also a man of great insight and wisdom and helped me learn to look at all angles and perspectives of a situation rather than just jumping to a conclusion (which I still struggle with today:) Thanks Dad, for the example to stand tall in my love for Jesus, my love for my wife and my love for my children!!___

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2015-06-17 13:53:48 (38 comments, 24 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-17 02:41:29 (74 comments, 51 reshares, 231 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glory

I didn't have time tonight to drive and walk up to the Bears Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail... So I used the neighbors pasture instead. I hadn't picked up my camera since returning home from CA this past Friday. It was nice to fire off a few shots in the midst of all the evening "chores":) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTPL... more »

Sunset Glory

I didn't have time tonight to drive and walk up to the Bears Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail... So I used the neighbors pasture instead. I hadn't picked up my camera since returning home from CA this past Friday. It was nice to fire off a few shots in the midst of all the evening "chores":) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-06-13 22:53:04 (56 comments, 18 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Saturday Night Lights

This is the Del Mar Fairgrounds take from under the 101 bridge. I'd driven by the fairgrounds on a previous day and decided that it would make a good place for a night shot. Trying to navigate CA coastal parking is always interesting. Where I ended up parking to walk to this location was in a zone where it was pay parking between 8am-9pm and no parking between 10pm-4am. Thankfully I was there between 9pm and 10pm:)

Happy Saturday!

#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
+Mirrors and Reflections curated by+... more »

Saturday Night Lights

This is the Del Mar Fairgrounds take from under the 101 bridge. I'd driven by the fairgrounds on a previous day and decided that it would make a good place for a night shot. Trying to navigate CA coastal parking is always interesting. Where I ended up parking to walk to this location was in a zone where it was pay parking between 8am-9pm and no parking between 10pm-4am. Thankfully I was there between 9pm and 10pm:)

Happy Saturday!

#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
+Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa #mirrorsandreflections
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#DelMar   #Fairgrounds  ___

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2015-06-12 19:44:09 (25 comments, 13 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Firstborn

Happy Floral Friday!!

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#MountainLaurel  

Firstborn

Happy Floral Friday!!

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

Proud member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#MountainLaurel  ___

2015-06-12 10:35:21 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds.

Added photos to LPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds.___

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2015-06-12 09:47:54 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

So here we are at the end of the week and my brain is a little tired. The conference I've been attending in Torrey Pines is now over and I'm heading home later today (Yay!). It's been a great week though not so much for photography as the weather was pretty gray most days. I hope everyone has had a great week and best wishes for the weekend ahead. 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Memberof... more »

So here we are at the end of the week and my brain is a little tired. The conference I've been attending in Torrey Pines is now over and I'm heading home later today (Yay!). It's been a great week though not so much for photography as the weather was pretty gray most days. I hope everyone has had a great week and best wishes for the weekend ahead. 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo, +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#lajolla   #tidepools   #longexposurephotography  ___

2015-06-10 20:57:31 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Dear G+/stream/photos team (+Bradley Horowitz),

It appears that photo albums are going away in favor of collections (as I can't seem to find a way to get to albums via my android photos app). I am a long time user of G+ and contributor of photos to the ecosystem. I have carefully organized my photos into albums. If indeed albums are going away, could you please provide an automated way to move photos from albums into collections. It shouldn't be too hard to verify that all photos in an album are shared publicly and just create a collection with the same name as the album. Right now it's a pain to find photos as I know where they are "filed" in my albums but not exactly when I shot them or where I might find them in the photos app. The search feature is nice but not super accurate. Even if you just created a tag for each photo based on my current album name that would be... more »

Dear G+/stream/photos team (+Bradley Horowitz),

It appears that photo albums are going away in favor of collections (as I can't seem to find a way to get to albums via my android photos app). I am a long time user of G+ and contributor of photos to the ecosystem. I have carefully organized my photos into albums. If indeed albums are going away, could you please provide an automated way to move photos from albums into collections. It shouldn't be too hard to verify that all photos in an album are shared publicly and just create a collection with the same name as the album. Right now it's a pain to find photos as I know where they are "filed" in my albums but not exactly when I shot them or where I might find them in the photos app. The search feature is nice but not super accurate. Even if you just created a tag for each photo based on my current album name that would be huge!

Thanks,
George___

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2015-06-10 14:54:06 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

La Jolla Tide Pools

So I went back to the La Jolla tide pools on Sunday evening and took a different perspective to shooting them thanks to Luu Thanh Vuong (www.luuthanhvuongphoto.com) who I met Sat. evening. The shot he got on Sat is just amazing (though doesn't seem to be posted yet). Given that Sunday was an overcast day with not much color I chose to process this shot in B&W. This whole section of beach is just so interesting.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza+... more »

La Jolla Tide Pools

So I went back to the La Jolla tide pools on Sunday evening and took a different perspective to shooting them thanks to Luu Thanh Vuong (www.luuthanhvuongphoto.com) who I met Sat. evening. The shot he got on Sat is just amazing (though doesn't seem to be posted yet). Given that Sunday was an overcast day with not much color I chose to process this shot in B&W. This whole section of beach is just so interesting.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#lajolla   #tidepools  ___

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