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Landscape Photography Community11,135*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 22:00:00601  
Landscape Photography Show13,474*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 17:00:00578  
Landscape Photography Community11,135*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 22:00:00670  
Landscape Photography Community11,135*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 21:00:00677  
Landscape Photography Show13,474Landscape 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 03:00:00628  
Landscape Photography Community11,135*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 22:00:00644  
Landscape Photography Community11,135*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 22:00:00576  
Landscape Photography Show13,474Come 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 04:00:00442  
Landscape Photography Show13,474*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 World424_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 06:00:00263  
PhotoDay Around the World424  _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 06:00:00232  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,714*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 17:00:00248  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,714*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 17:00:00226  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,714*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 17:00:00227  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,714*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 17:00:00255  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,714*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 17:00:00196  
Landscape Photography Show13,474*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 03:00:00511  
Margaret Tompkins147,645*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 21:00:00477  
Landscape Photography Show14,534This 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 03:00:00179  
Landscape Photography Show14,534*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 03:00:00266  
Margaret Tompkins147,645*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 Tompkins147,645*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 22:00:00354  
Pat Kight15,712@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+12,226,676The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033721  
Landscape Photography Show14,534Back 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 Show14,534Meet  +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 Ratcliff8,670,378This 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 04:00:00773  
Ron Clifford2,915,213*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 03:00:00103  
Trey Ratcliff8,670,378This'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 Joy3,883For 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 Ratcliff8,670,378We 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 04:00:0096  
Mathew Hanley22,025Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00254  
Trey Ratcliff8,670,378A 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 Eden38,746A 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 Jarvie440,416*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 05:30:00142  
SmugMug46,976Date: 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 Murphy1,304,205Hey 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 06:00:00183  
Trey Ratcliff8,670,378Featuring 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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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Our Christmas was made extra special this morning as we sat around the living room discussing the significance of the Christmas story (as found in Luke 2). It was so neat to hear what each person found meaningful.

May your day be filled with blessing and joy!

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2015-12-31 22:50:39 (178 comments; 180 reshares; 1,096 +1s)Open 

Falls Run: Blackwater Falls State Park

Came across this image that I haven't yet shared of the second waterfall on Falls Run in Blackwater Falls State Park. I had the honor of visiting this water fall with renowned Waterfall and Landscape shooter +Randall Sanger. This waterfall requires a lot of water to be worth visiting and I was fortunate to hit decent conditions on my one trip out that way this year.

In the mean time, I'm working on my "favorites" of 2015 and it's turning out to be much harder than I thought:) Lots of shots I really like and not sure how to pair it down to 12 or so. Maybe I'll just go with my top 24 :)

Happy New Year!!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi... more »

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2015-12-18 13:59:34 (129 comments; 166 reshares; 1,106 +1s)Open 

Snowy View

As I look forward to the winter season and my hope for snow and some cold temps (not very likely right now) here is an image from this past winter taken at Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, VA. On this particular evening I hiked up to the overlook and found pristine snow covering the rocks and ground. I think I only saw one other person the whole time I was there and it was so beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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The Golds & Greys of Winter

Just a quick post from a trip up to Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail before our big snow. I especially like how the gold of the afternoon sun highlights the clouds.

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

The Golds & Greys of Winter

Just a quick post from a trip up to Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail before our big snow. I especially like how the gold of the afternoon sun highlights the clouds.

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey___

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2016-02-01 15:29:17 (105 comments; 105 reshares; 673 +1s)Open 

Falls Run @ Blackwater Falls State Park

Decided to go back through my shots from my visit to #BlackwaterFallsStatePark this past October an decided to work on this view of Falls Run. This waterfall needs a lot of rain to have enough flow to shoot and I was fortunate enough to visit the park under good conditions. Any time of year is good to visit this beautiful park. I highly recommend a visit!!

Happy Monday!

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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Falls Run @ Blackwater Falls State Park

Decided to go back through my shots from my visit to #BlackwaterFallsStatePark this past October an decided to work on this view of Falls Run. This waterfall needs a lot of rain to have enough flow to shoot and I was fortunate enough to visit the park under good conditions. Any time of year is good to visit this beautiful park. I highly recommend a visit!!

Happy Monday!

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2016-01-30 00:02:07 (50 comments; 25 reshares; 407 +1s)Open 

Daffodil Dream

Yikes, where did this week go? Seems like just yesterday I was trudging through snow to take pictures of the sunrise:) This of course was taken last spring as our ground is still covered in snow. I hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to the weekend!

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

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu

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Daffodil Dream

Yikes, where did this week go? Seems like just yesterday I was trudging through snow to take pictures of the sunrise:) This of course was taken last spring as our ground is still covered in snow. I hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to the weekend!

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

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu

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2016-01-25 14:01:48 (102 comments; 62 reshares; 637 +1s)Open 

Colors of Dawn

Looked out the window this morning and realized it was going to be a beautiful sunrise so I grabbed my camera and tripod and rushed out the door. Thankfully it was pretty easy going on our road (a plow had come through opening a single lane) but as soon as I needed to get out of the plowed area, I had to climb over 3ft walls (from the plow) and then through drifts there were up to my thighs at times. I suppose snow shoes would have helped substantially:) It was worth it though as the sunrise was beautiful and I love how the cloud colors reflect off the snow. Have a wonderful Monday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey... more »

Colors of Dawn

Looked out the window this morning and realized it was going to be a beautiful sunrise so I grabbed my camera and tripod and rushed out the door. Thankfully it was pretty easy going on our road (a plow had come through opening a single lane) but as soon as I needed to get out of the plowed area, I had to climb over 3ft walls (from the plow) and then through drifts there were up to my thighs at times. I suppose snow shoes would have helped substantially:) It was worth it though as the sunrise was beautiful and I love how the cloud colors reflect off the snow. Have a wonderful Monday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#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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2016-01-24 21:56:20 (64 comments; 30 reshares; 524 +1s)Open 

Ripples in the Moonlight

Woke up early this morning after the big winter storm and trudged down to the end of the driveway. The moon was still up and I love the way it highlights the undulations in the snow. Today has been sunny and bright, the driveway is clear and we still have power: so many blessings to be thankful for:)

Have a great week ahead!

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Ripples in the Moonlight

Woke up early this morning after the big winter storm and trudged down to the end of the driveway. The moon was still up and I love the way it highlights the undulations in the snow. Today has been sunny and bright, the driveway is clear and we still have power: so many blessings to be thankful for:)

Have a great week ahead!

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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2016-01-23 16:05:09 (32 comments; 6 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Stay away from my suet!

So most of my day today has been clearing snow. It's still coming down and I'll have a bunch more to clear by evening. I'm so thankful my son was here to help with the work as it would have taken a lot longer without him:) We still have power (which is a huge blessing) and I hope to get out to take some landscape shots. Not sure how well it will work with the snow coming down. Took this one through the window so the detail and clarity aren't the best. I also used my back up camera (a Canon 40D) as it has an APSC censor and that makes my 150mm lens reach a littler further.

Have a great Saturday!

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Stay away from my suet!

So most of my day today has been clearing snow. It's still coming down and I'll have a bunch more to clear by evening. I'm so thankful my son was here to help with the work as it would have taken a lot longer without him:) We still have power (which is a huge blessing) and I hope to get out to take some landscape shots. Not sure how well it will work with the snow coming down. Took this one through the window so the detail and clarity aren't the best. I also used my back up camera (a Canon 40D) as it has an APSC censor and that makes my 150mm lens reach a littler further.

Have a great Saturday!

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2016-01-22 19:19:32 (36 comments; 14 reshares; 203 +1s)Open 

SR-71

If you are visiting the Washington DC area, I highly recommend taking a trip out toward Dulles airport and the Udvar-Hazy museum (https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/). Make sure to take one of the guided tours as the history behind the different exhibits is fascinating and of course all the planes are really cool:) The SR-71 has been my favorite plane since childhood and it was great to see it up close.

For those in who are getting snowed on this weekend (we're predicted to get over 2 ft) stay safe and have fun:)

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SR-71

If you are visiting the Washington DC area, I highly recommend taking a trip out toward Dulles airport and the Udvar-Hazy museum (https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/). Make sure to take one of the guided tours as the history behind the different exhibits is fascinating and of course all the planes are really cool:) The SR-71 has been my favorite plane since childhood and it was great to see it up close.

For those in who are getting snowed on this weekend (we're predicted to get over 2 ft) stay safe and have fun:)

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2016-01-21 01:09:40 (61 comments; 31 reshares; 309 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-01-19 02:30:01 (97 comments; 68 reshares; 803 +1s)Open 

Spring Tulips

Spent some time tonight going through some photos from this past spring. I have lots of shots I've never edited before and it was nice to have some time to play in post. My wife and I had planted a bunch of these pink tulips in the fall and they were beautiful when they bloomed.

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#Tulips

Spring Tulips

Spent some time tonight going through some photos from this past spring. I have lots of shots I've never edited before and it was nice to have some time to play in post. My wife and I had planted a bunch of these pink tulips in the fall and they were beautiful when they bloomed.

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2016-01-18 01:34:30 (69 comments; 29 reshares; 428 +1s)Open 

Sun rays over the Shenandoah

After so many days of clouds and rain, we had an afternoon that was partly clouds so I headed up to Bears Den overlook Sat. afternoon. It turned out to be really windy (more than I expected) and really cold. I layered so I wasn't cold, but my hands froze:)

I ran into another photographer who had just moved back into the area and that turned out to be a lot of fun talking "shop" while watching the sun rays shift across the land.

Have a great week!

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Sun rays over the Shenandoah

After so many days of clouds and rain, we had an afternoon that was partly clouds so I headed up to Bears Den overlook Sat. afternoon. It turned out to be really windy (more than I expected) and really cold. I layered so I wasn't cold, but my hands froze:)

I ran into another photographer who had just moved back into the area and that turned out to be a lot of fun talking "shop" while watching the sun rays shift across the land.

Have a great week!

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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2016-01-16 14:03:30 (76 comments; 20 reshares; 444 +1s)Open 

Great Falls

Well... once again the week got away from me photography-wise. I hope this doesn't become a pattern in the new year:) This is Great Falls from the Virginia side one afternoon about a year ago. We had a lot of rain yesterday so maybe it is a good time to go back. One of these days I need to go visit the Maryland side of the park as I've never been there.

Have a great weekend!

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Great Falls

Well... once again the week got away from me photography-wise. I hope this doesn't become a pattern in the new year:) This is Great Falls from the Virginia side one afternoon about a year ago. We had a lot of rain yesterday so maybe it is a good time to go back. One of these days I need to go visit the Maryland side of the park as I've never been there.

Have a great weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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#GreatFalls #Virginia
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2016-01-12 03:11:56 (84 comments; 30 reshares; 503 +1s)Open 

The last of Autumn's colors

This is the last sunset I got before winter set in which has been rather boring with lots of rain and grey skies. There was a bit of a sunset tonight but nothing spectacular. I'd love to get some snow, but we'll have to see if that develops in Feb.

Happy Monday had have a great week!

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The last of Autumn's colors

This is the last sunset I got before winter set in which has been rather boring with lots of rain and grey skies. There was a bit of a sunset tonight but nothing spectacular. I'd love to get some snow, but we'll have to see if that develops in Feb.

Happy Monday had have a great week!

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2016-01-11 03:36:29 (35 comments; 20 reshares; 259 +1s)Open 

Water Pearls

It has been so wet and rainy this winter. Many days the grass in the front yard is covered in water drops past noon. So here is some grass covered in water "pearls". Happy Sunday and have a great week!

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Water Pearls

It has been so wet and rainy this winter. Many days the grass in the front yard is covered in water drops past noon. So here is some grass covered in water "pearls". Happy Sunday and have a great week!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
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2016-01-07 23:56:09 (29 comments; 6 reshares; 174 +1s)Open 

Depth

Trust everyone is doing well and staying warm (for those where it's cold:) Happy Thursday!

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#FrozenBubble

Depth

Trust everyone is doing well and staying warm (for those where it's cold:) Happy Thursday!

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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
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2016-01-01 23:13:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

For the #walkwithlevi challenge...

1 mile from Tyler, TX

Great to be outside on this 1st day of the year.

For the #walkwithlevi challenge...

1 mile from Tyler, TX

Great to be outside on this 1st day of the year.___

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2015-12-31 23:25:04 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

2015 Favorites

I've decided to share my "favorite" shots of 2015. I can't call this a "Best of" as there are 20 images in the album and some of them are my favorites that didn't necessarily get a lot of attention:) I started looking at doing a top 10 based on popularity but that over indexed shots from the end of the year vs the whole year. In this set, I selected images throughout the year that bring back some of my favorite locations and memories. Though I just realized I left out a shot from the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk. You can find those shots in my Architecture collection:)

Hopefully, this is a decent way to share my year without flooding my stream with posts this last day of 2015.

2015 Favorites

I've decided to share my "favorite" shots of 2015. I can't call this a "Best of" as there are 20 images in the album and some of them are my favorites that didn't necessarily get a lot of attention:) I started looking at doing a top 10 based on popularity but that over indexed shots from the end of the year vs the whole year. In this set, I selected images throughout the year that bring back some of my favorite locations and memories. Though I just realized I left out a shot from the Trey Ratcliff DC Photowalk. You can find those shots in my Architecture collection:)

Hopefully, this is a decent way to share my year without flooding my stream with posts this last day of 2015.___

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2015-12-31 22:50:39 (178 comments; 180 reshares; 1,096 +1s)Open 

Falls Run: Blackwater Falls State Park

Came across this image that I haven't yet shared of the second waterfall on Falls Run in Blackwater Falls State Park. I had the honor of visiting this water fall with renowned Waterfall and Landscape shooter +Randall Sanger. This waterfall requires a lot of water to be worth visiting and I was fortunate to hit decent conditions on my one trip out that way this year.

In the mean time, I'm working on my "favorites" of 2015 and it's turning out to be much harder than I thought:) Lots of shots I really like and not sure how to pair it down to 12 or so. Maybe I'll just go with my top 24 :)

Happy New Year!!

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Falls Run: Blackwater Falls State Park

Came across this image that I haven't yet shared of the second waterfall on Falls Run in Blackwater Falls State Park. I had the honor of visiting this water fall with renowned Waterfall and Landscape shooter +Randall Sanger. This waterfall requires a lot of water to be worth visiting and I was fortunate to hit decent conditions on my one trip out that way this year.

In the mean time, I'm working on my "favorites" of 2015 and it's turning out to be much harder than I thought:) Lots of shots I really like and not sure how to pair it down to 12 or so. Maybe I'll just go with my top 24 :)

Happy New Year!!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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2015-12-30 16:13:23 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Who Knew?

The last couple days I've gotten lost researching family history. One of my relatives did extensive research and I've been entering it in one of the online tools and then exploring from there. So interesting! I'll be back to my normal photography hobby in a couple of days:)

Happy New Year!!

Who Knew?

The last couple days I've gotten lost researching family history. One of my relatives did extensive research and I've been entering it in one of the online tools and then exploring from there. So interesting! I'll be back to my normal photography hobby in a couple of days:)

Happy New Year!!___

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2015-12-28 19:38:18 (16 comments; 15 reshares; 245 +1s)Open 

17th Century English Kitchen

On Sat. a few of us (my wife, my son and his wife) visited the Frontier Cultural Museum in Staunton, VA. This museum has two sections each with a number of exhibits. The first section has 3 houses and farms representing what life was like before colonists started to immigrate to the new world. There is a 17th century English house, an Irish farm and a German house/tavern and barns. At each house they have someone who can explain what life was like in that time period. The second section has houses and farms showing life from the immigrants perspective. It took about 3 hrs to walk around and through all the exhibits and was very fascinating.

http://www.frontiermuseum.org/

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17th Century English Kitchen

On Sat. a few of us (my wife, my son and his wife) visited the Frontier Cultural Museum in Staunton, VA. This museum has two sections each with a number of exhibits. The first section has 3 houses and farms representing what life was like before colonists started to immigrate to the new world. There is a 17th century English house, an Irish farm and a German house/tavern and barns. At each house they have someone who can explain what life was like in that time period. The second section has houses and farms showing life from the immigrants perspective. It took about 3 hrs to walk around and through all the exhibits and was very fascinating.

http://www.frontiermuseum.org/

#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
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2015-12-25 16:41:32 (222 comments; 121 reshares; 1,043 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Our Christmas was made extra special this morning as we sat around the living room discussing the significance of the Christmas story (as found in Luke 2). It was so neat to hear what each person found meaningful.

May your day be filled with blessing and joy!

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Our Christmas was made extra special this morning as we sat around the living room discussing the significance of the Christmas story (as found in Luke 2). It was so neat to hear what each person found meaningful.

May your day be filled with blessing and joy!___

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2015-12-23 19:40:49 (36 comments; 12 reshares; 321 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2015-12-23 16:13:45 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Christmas is coming

This fresh cranberry sauce is a favorite of our family and is my Mom's recipe (not sure it's original with her). So today I made a batch in preparation for Christmas meals:) It's best after it sits for a while so it's "resting" in my wife's canning cars until tomorrow and later. I hope you are enjoying some family traditions this holiday season.

Merry Christmas!!

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Christmas is coming

This fresh cranberry sauce is a favorite of our family and is my Mom's recipe (not sure it's original with her). So today I made a batch in preparation for Christmas meals:) It's best after it sits for a while so it's "resting" in my wife's canning cars until tomorrow and later. I hope you are enjoying some family traditions this holiday season.

Merry Christmas!!

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2015-12-22 03:20:10 (54 comments; 15 reshares; 431 +1s)Open 

Hyacinth Dream

Well this is technically a Grape Hyacinth but "Grape Hyacinth Dream" just sounds funny so the title got shortened:) This week has been utterly crazy for me at work and hence I am way behind in keeping up with G+. I'm now officially on vacation until the new year so hopefully will have a little more time but we'll see. It seem there is always something that needs attention.

I'm enjoying going back through photos I've taken this year and finding ones I haven't shared and editing them a fresh. I hope you like this one.

Have a great week!

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Hyacinth Dream

Well this is technically a Grape Hyacinth but "Grape Hyacinth Dream" just sounds funny so the title got shortened:) This week has been utterly crazy for me at work and hence I am way behind in keeping up with G+. I'm now officially on vacation until the new year so hopefully will have a little more time but we'll see. It seem there is always something that needs attention.

I'm enjoying going back through photos I've taken this year and finding ones I haven't shared and editing them a fresh. I hope you like this one.

Have a great week!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +Foto KJ +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella
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#GrapeHyacinth___

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2015-12-18 13:59:34 (129 comments; 166 reshares; 1,106 +1s)Open 

Snowy View

As I look forward to the winter season and my hope for snow and some cold temps (not very likely right now) here is an image from this past winter taken at Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, VA. On this particular evening I hiked up to the overlook and found pristine snow covering the rocks and ground. I think I only saw one other person the whole time I was there and it was so beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

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Snowy View

As I look forward to the winter season and my hope for snow and some cold temps (not very likely right now) here is an image from this past winter taken at Bears Den on the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, VA. On this particular evening I hiked up to the overlook and found pristine snow covering the rocks and ground. I think I only saw one other person the whole time I was there and it was so beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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#BearsDen #AppalachianTrail #Bluemont #Virginia___

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2015-12-16 03:52:23 (97 comments; 55 reshares; 681 +1s)Open 

Evening Stillness

This is a shot from last winter and the main reason I decided to work on it this past weekend is that I wanted to try the Affinity Photo app's version of "content aware fill" (Affinity Photo calls in "in painting"). This perspective of this late 1700's stone house has some power lines running through it. I suspect you can guess where if you look at the image long enough. I used Photomatix to merge a set of 5 images before loading the resulting HDR into Affinity Photo. I am pretty impressed with the "in painting" results though I'm not totally happy with the artifacts left over from the HDR processing. I might go back and work on that at some point. It does look like Affinity Photo is still on sale in the Apple Mac Store (sorry Mac only right now). I've never really used Photoshop so I can't speak to any comparison there.... more »

Evening Stillness

This is a shot from last winter and the main reason I decided to work on it this past weekend is that I wanted to try the Affinity Photo app's version of "content aware fill" (Affinity Photo calls in "in painting"). This perspective of this late 1700's stone house has some power lines running through it. I suspect you can guess where if you look at the image long enough. I used Photomatix to merge a set of 5 images before loading the resulting HDR into Affinity Photo. I am pretty impressed with the "in painting" results though I'm not totally happy with the artifacts left over from the HDR processing. I might go back and work on that at some point. It does look like Affinity Photo is still on sale in the Apple Mac Store (sorry Mac only right now). I've never really used Photoshop so I can't speak to any comparison there. It appears to have a lot of features so hopefully it will help me grow on the post-processing side of things:) Happy Tuesday!

#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
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2015-12-14 04:31:26 (54 comments; 41 reshares; 439 +1s)Open 

Stretched across the sky...

I decided to purchase Affinity Photo from the Apple Mac Store while it was on sale. I used it for this panorama which is 9 handheld shots stitched together and the cleaned up with Affinity Photo. I did pull the resulting image back into Lightroom for some final edits. I'm not familiar with Photoshop so Affinity Photo will take some getting used to... especially all the layer options and understanding how they impact the final image. I also used the "in painting" brush (think Photoshop content aware fill) and am pretty impressed with the results. Have a great week ahead!

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +ChandlerL... more »

Stretched across the sky...

I decided to purchase Affinity Photo from the Apple Mac Store while it was on sale. I used it for this panorama which is 9 handheld shots stitched together and the cleaned up with Affinity Photo. I did pull the resulting image back into Lightroom for some final edits. I'm not familiar with Photoshop so Affinity Photo will take some getting used to... especially all the layer options and understanding how they impact the final image. I also used the "in painting" brush (think Photoshop content aware fill) and am pretty impressed with the results. Have a great week ahead!

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
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#AffinityPhoto #Sunrise #Panorama
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2015-12-12 16:17:15 (65 comments; 29 reshares; 539 +1s)Open 

Frosty Fog

I love frosty, fogging mornings and we've had a lot of grey skies recently. This morning the fog didn't turn golden like it sometimes does but I still love the way it hovered around the barn and trees. Have a wonderful Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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Frosty Fog

I love frosty, fogging mornings and we've had a lot of grey skies recently. This morning the fog didn't turn golden like it sometimes does but I still love the way it hovered around the barn and trees. Have a wonderful Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#canonusers +***** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2015-12-11 03:02:49 (38 comments; 17 reshares; 282 +1s)Open 

Shadow

So much to do... so little time... here is a leaf "shadow"...

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

Shadow

So much to do... so little time... here is a leaf "shadow"...

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade___

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2015-12-09 02:35:42 (87 comments; 76 reshares; 712 +1s)Open 

Sky Colors

As this day comes to an end, I hope your tomorrow will be filled with beauty. While our winter sunrises don't all look like this, we do get our best sunrise/sunsets during the cooler temps. Have a great Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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Sky Colors

As this day comes to an end, I hope your tomorrow will be filled with beauty. While our winter sunrises don't all look like this, we do get our best sunrise/sunsets during the cooler temps. Have a great Wednesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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2015-12-08 00:54:20 (60 comments; 30 reshares; 359 +1s)Open 

Sugar Coated

I love how the these frost crystals form on anything making this leaf looks like it's covered in sugar crystals.

This image took a bit of processing as I wanted to both blur the background as well as darken it. However, I had to shoot with a deeper DoF (f/9) in order to get almost all the leaf in focus. I'm very thankful for #On1 masking capabilities as it made the job doable. I'm sure my masks aren't 100% perfect but I'm happy with the result.

Happy #MacroMonday!!

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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Sugar Coated

I love how the these frost crystals form on anything making this leaf looks like it's covered in sugar crystals.

This image took a bit of processing as I wanted to both blur the background as well as darken it. However, I had to shoot with a deeper DoF (f/9) in order to get almost all the leaf in focus. I'm very thankful for #On1 masking capabilities as it made the job doable. I'm sure my masks aren't 100% perfect but I'm happy with the result.

Happy #MacroMonday!!

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2015-12-06 23:22:51 (68 comments; 34 reshares; 417 +1s)Open 

Nature's Ornament

This morning we had a beautiful heavy frost so I went out to see what I could find. I didn't have a lot of time before we had to leave for church but I found a few fun things. This is my favorite subject of the morning as I loved all the ice formations that formed on this bittersweet berry. I'm in awe of the intricate artistry and beauty of God's creation.

Photo processed with #Lightroom and #On1 Effects

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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
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#canonusers +***** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Nature's Ornament

This morning we had a beautiful heavy frost so I went out to see what I could find. I didn't have a lot of time before we had to leave for church but I found a few fun things. This is my favorite subject of the morning as I loved all the ice formations that formed on this bittersweet berry. I'm in awe of the intricate artistry and beauty of God's creation.

Photo processed with #Lightroom and #On1 Effects

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#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)___

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2015-12-02 03:39:00 (108 comments; 80 reshares; 753 +1s)Open 

Pink glow of dawn

I loved the pink glow on the sunrise on Sat. It was one of the longest sunrises I've seen in a while. It was also the first time I'd picked up my camera in a while; that was fun:)

Happy Tuesday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
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Pink glow of dawn

I loved the pink glow on the sunrise on Sat. It was one of the longest sunrises I've seen in a while. It was also the first time I'd picked up my camera in a while; that was fun:)

Happy Tuesday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

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2015-11-28 14:31:57 (138 comments; 63 reshares; 697 +1s)Open 

Saturday Sunrise

Woke up early this morning and was blessed with an amazing sunrise that went from pink/purple to gold. I so love living in the country (until I have to take care of the yard:) Have a great Saturday!

+#RuralSaturday curated by +Linda Stokes  #RuralSaturday  

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#canonusers +***** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Saturday Sunrise

Woke up early this morning and was blessed with an amazing sunrise that went from pink/purple to gold. I so love living in the country (until I have to take care of the yard:) Have a great Saturday!

+#RuralSaturday curated by +Linda Stokes  #RuralSaturday  

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#canonusers +***** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2015-11-26 15:31:50 (144 comments; 94 reshares; 758 +1s)Open 

Happy Thanksgiving

The colored leaves are gone but the Thanksgiving and beauty remains. I have so much to be thankful for today! An amazing wife, five wonderful children, happy times and laughter around the table, working together on food preps... the list goes on an on!

I pray that your day today will be filled with Thankfullness for all you have even if you're not celebrating Thanksgiving:)

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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Happy Thanksgiving

The colored leaves are gone but the Thanksgiving and beauty remains. I have so much to be thankful for today! An amazing wife, five wonderful children, happy times and laughter around the table, working together on food preps... the list goes on an on!

I pray that your day today will be filled with Thankfullness for all you have even if you're not celebrating Thanksgiving:)

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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#Thanksgiving  ___

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2015-11-23 03:44:20 (67 comments; 46 reshares; 544 +1s)Open 

Golden Green

So I've been sitting on the base photos for this image for a while. I knew I needed some time to process them. A while ago, a friend shared a technique for how to remove sun flare from images. Basically, you take one shot with your finger covering the sun and then another normally, and finally stitch them together in post removing your finger. I've done it in the past with some success using #lightroom  and #On1 .

Given that I didn't have just two shots but rather two sets of 5 bracketed images the process was a little longer. I used #photomatix5  to merge both sets of bracketed images. Then instead of trying to match the colors between the two HDR images and then load them into On1 10 Layers to merge I thought that maybe I could use the alignment technology in Photomatix 5 to do the merging since it has the selective de-ghosting feature.more »

Golden Green

So I've been sitting on the base photos for this image for a while. I knew I needed some time to process them. A while ago, a friend shared a technique for how to remove sun flare from images. Basically, you take one shot with your finger covering the sun and then another normally, and finally stitch them together in post removing your finger. I've done it in the past with some success using #lightroom  and #On1 .

Given that I didn't have just two shots but rather two sets of 5 bracketed images the process was a little longer. I used #photomatix5  to merge both sets of bracketed images. Then instead of trying to match the colors between the two HDR images and then load them into On1 10 Layers to merge I thought that maybe I could use the alignment technology in Photomatix 5 to do the merging since it has the selective de-ghosting feature.

While I had to go through the de-ghosting process twice to get it right, this actually worked really well. The resulting merge was tweaked in Photomatix before final edits back in Lightroom. Overall, I'm very happy with the results. (Now if #On1  10 Layers had a layer alignment option, I might use that instead:)

Have a great week!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#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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2015-11-23 01:59:37 (56 comments; 47 reshares; 618 +1s)Open 

Spring Dreams

I absolutely love flowering plum blossoms. Every spring I try and get a number shots from the two trees that we have in our yard. Unfortunately, they have caught some sort of disease and I don't know if we'll get any blossoms this coming spring. Hopefully at least a few:)

Happy Sunday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +Foto KJ +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#floweringplum   #blossom  

Spring Dreams

I absolutely love flowering plum blossoms. Every spring I try and get a number shots from the two trees that we have in our yard. Unfortunately, they have caught some sort of disease and I don't know if we'll get any blossoms this coming spring. Hopefully at least a few:)

Happy Sunday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +Foto KJ +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#floweringplum   #blossom  ___

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2015-11-21 14:49:06 (24 comments; 12 reshares; 214 +1s)Open 

Autumn Sweet

Well another busy week has ended and I'm already behind on my Sat chores:) I decided to look back 5 years and re-edit a photo from 2010. This was shot at a nursery in Purcellville that has lots of flowers. We have a few trees at work that still have colored leaves and I stopped to take a few shots yesterday but those will have to wait to be processed until later. Today, I've got to finish our chores, get some reading done and probably a nap:)

Have a great Saturday!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Autumn Sweet

Well another busy week has ended and I'm already behind on my Sat chores:) I decided to look back 5 years and re-edit a photo from 2010. This was shot at a nursery in Purcellville that has lots of flowers. We have a few trees at work that still have colored leaves and I stopped to take a few shots yesterday but those will have to wait to be processed until later. Today, I've got to finish our chores, get some reading done and probably a nap:)

Have a great Saturday!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2015-11-18 20:43:07 (39 comments; 16 reshares; 274 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-11-18 04:12:23 (106 comments; 62 reshares; 659 +1s)Open 

Autumn Framed

No story tonight... too tired :) Sleep well!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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Autumn Framed

No story tonight... too tired :) Sleep well!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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

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2015-11-16 14:14:26 (13 comments; 9 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

Autumn's Warmth

I had fun editing this shot as I had to use a few more tricks than normal. I really wanted the primary leaf to stand out which meant blurring and darkening the background. I used #On1  Photo 10 and it's wonderful masking tools to mask out the main leaf and apply the background blur. That mask was not super precise as some blending/feathering as the blur approached the leaf was desirable. However, when I applied the same mask with the darken effect the lack of precision really showed through. So I cleaned up the mask using the perfect mask feature with a very small feather (5). This did a fantastic job and I got the result I wanted:) A few touch ups in Lightroom and it is ready for sharing.

Have a wonderful Monday!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels... more »

Autumn's Warmth

I had fun editing this shot as I had to use a few more tricks than normal. I really wanted the primary leaf to stand out which meant blurring and darkening the background. I used #On1  Photo 10 and it's wonderful masking tools to mask out the main leaf and apply the background blur. That mask was not super precise as some blending/feathering as the blur approached the leaf was desirable. However, when I applied the same mask with the darken effect the lack of precision really showed through. So I cleaned up the mask using the perfect mask feature with a very small feather (5). This did a fantastic job and I got the result I wanted:) A few touch ups in Lightroom and it is ready for sharing.

Have a wonderful Monday!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
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Daily Depth of Field
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#Autumn   #Leaf  ___

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2015-11-14 13:06:07 (87 comments; 74 reshares; 590 +1s)Open 

Autumn's Passing

This morning I want to share this shot from Bears Den taken a few weeks ago. I got just the tail end of color, 4 days later most of these leaves were gone. I love this point of view as it seems like there is a sea of color stretching as far as the eye can see. May your weekend be filled with joy!

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Autumn's Passing

This morning I want to share this shot from Bears Den taken a few weeks ago. I got just the tail end of color, 4 days later most of these leaves were gone. I love this point of view as it seems like there is a sea of color stretching as far as the eye can see. May your weekend be filled with joy!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Faltumn   #Bluemont  ___

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2015-11-13 11:46:49 (76 comments; 96 reshares; 706 +1s)Open 

Early Bloomer

Mountain Laurels are one of my favorite spring time flowers. Thankfully we have two bushes at the house so I don't have to "travel" far to find them:) The buds remind me of cake decorations and the blooms themselves are so unique. I'm very glad we are at the end of the week.

Have a great Friday!

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Early Bloomer

Mountain Laurels are one of my favorite spring time flowers. Thankfully we have two bushes at the house so I don't have to "travel" far to find them:) The buds remind me of cake decorations and the blooms themselves are so unique. I'm very glad we are at the end of the week.

Have a great Friday!

#floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman +Eustace James 

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday

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#mountainlaurel  ___

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2015-11-12 17:52:02 (35 comments; 34 reshares; 279 +1s)Open 

Time for Lunch

Now that fall is waning and the grey of winter is setting in I'm going back through my archive of shots and finding ones I haven't posted before. This shot is from summer when I went over to our neighbors who always have an amazing array of flowers and shrubs. 

Happy Thursday!

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Time for Lunch

Now that fall is waning and the grey of winter is setting in I'm going back through my archive of shots and finding ones I haven't posted before. This shot is from summer when I went over to our neighbors who always have an amazing array of flowers and shrubs. 

Happy Thursday!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

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

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2015-11-11 02:54:55 (97 comments; 84 reshares; 653 +1s)Open 

Sunset Splash

Here is another shot from my trip to Pescadero Beach. I love this beach and want to go back when I'm next on the west coast. However, there are so many other beautiful beaches nearby I'm not sure what to do:)

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Sunset Splash

Here is another shot from my trip to Pescadero Beach. I love this beach and want to go back when I'm next on the west coast. However, there are so many other beautiful beaches nearby I'm not sure what to do:)

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Paul Stein +The Magic of Light

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2015-11-09 00:35:39 (111 comments; 96 reshares; 638 +1s)Open 

Day's End

With the time change I wouldn't normally be able to shoot the sunset on a week day, but this past Thursday was different. Our church was holding it's bi-annual missions conference and a few of us were meeting with many of the missionaries for a time of fellowship and encouragement. It was a wonderful evening made even more special by this beautiful sunset as we got started. May your week ahead be filled with clarity and peace!

Day's End

With the time change I wouldn't normally be able to shoot the sunset on a week day, but this past Thursday was different. Our church was holding it's bi-annual missions conference and a few of us were meeting with many of the missionaries for a time of fellowship and encouragement. It was a wonderful evening made even more special by this beautiful sunset as we got started. May your week ahead be filled with clarity and peace!___

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2015-11-05 14:28:04 (88 comments; 80 reshares; 581 +1s)Open 

Evening Glow

As the sun departed behind the western horizon the clouds began to glow. I love this time of time when it's post sunset and that quiet peacefulness descends. What a great time to be at the beach! 

Happy Thursday!

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#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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Evening Glow

As the sun departed behind the western horizon the clouds began to glow. I love this time of time when it's post sunset and that quiet peacefulness descends. What a great time to be at the beach! 

Happy Thursday!

+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
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

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

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2015-11-04 03:41:03 (62 comments; 53 reshares; 507 +1s)Open 

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A view of the Shenandoah River Valley as seen from Bears Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail. I drove up Sunday afternoon as I wanted to try and catch what was left of fall colors after being away for a week. I was kind of hoping for more breaks in the clouds so as to get some light rays spilling into the valley but instead it was just shifting shades of grey. However, I do think it helps make the fall colors pop so no complaints:) It was so nice to be up there taking photos. Have a great week!

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert+Dav... more »

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A view of the Shenandoah River Valley as seen from Bears Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail. I drove up Sunday afternoon as I wanted to try and catch what was left of fall colors after being away for a week. I was kind of hoping for more breaks in the clouds so as to get some light rays spilling into the valley but instead it was just shifting shades of grey. However, I do think it helps make the fall colors pop so no complaints:) It was so nice to be up there taking photos. Have a great week!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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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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2015-11-03 01:04:15 (64 comments; 51 reshares; 490 +1s)Open 

Of Rocks & Sea

The tide was going out as we shot at Pescadero Beach State Park so I walked out to toward this big rock over wet sand. Of course there were still some big waves so my shoes did get wet. All worth it though:) I love the green seaweed (?) on the rocks.

Happy Monday!

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Of Rocks & Sea

The tide was going out as we shot at Pescadero Beach State Park so I walked out to toward this big rock over wet sand. Of course there were still some big waves so my shoes did get wet. All worth it though:) I love the green seaweed (?) on the rocks.

Happy Monday!

#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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2015-11-02 00:51:24 (20 comments; 8 reshares; 196 +1s)Open 

Glowing Orange

After a bunch of yard work on Sat. I grabbed my 150mm macro lens to try and capture some of the leaves still on the trees around the yard. The wind was blowing so many didn't come out, but I liked this one. View large to see the details in the leaf.

Have a great week ahead!

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Glowing Orange

After a bunch of yard work on Sat. I grabbed my 150mm macro lens to try and capture some of the leaves still on the trees around the yard. The wind was blowing so many didn't come out, but I liked this one. View large to see the details in the leaf.

Have a great week ahead!

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade___

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2015-10-31 20:18:43 (73 comments; 58 reshares; 526 +1s)Open 

Autumn Evening

Found this beautiful farm in Loudoun county just north of Purcellville. Happy #RuralSaturday !

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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
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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Autumn Evening

Found this beautiful farm in Loudoun county just north of Purcellville. Happy #RuralSaturday !

#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
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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

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