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George Fletcher has been at 36 events

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Landscape Photography Community6,269*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 22:00:00642  
Landscape Photography Community6,269*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 21:00:00697  
Landscape Photography Show11,281Landscape 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 03:00:00629  
Landscape Photography Community6,269*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 22:00:00649  
Landscape Photography Community6,269*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 22:00:00581  
Landscape Photography Show11,281Come 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 04:00:00451  
Landscape Photography Show11,281*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 04:00:00531  
PhotoDay Around the World439_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 06:00:00265  
PhotoDay Around the World439  _Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost:* There is *no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.  - Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ). - Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it. Enjoy your PhotoDay! *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00233  
Curating Content on Google+18,684*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest    #photo_exchange_club    #photography   #photo_of_the_week    #PEC    #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers    #bestgplusphotos    #gplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-18 17:00:00250  
Curating Content on Google+18,684*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_exchange_club   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-04 17:00:00228  
Curating Content on Google+18,684*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-27 17:00:00230  
Curating Content on Google+18,684*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 17:00:00259  
Curating Content on Google+18,684*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotogs  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-13 17:00:00198  
Landscape Photography Show11,281*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 03:00:00515  
Margaret Tompkins141,057*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 21:00:00479  
Landscape Photography Show14,527This should be a great show with our "three-peat" guest @100152482963867776449  coming to share some few of his *favorite landscape photo processing tricks using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!*   He will cover: *  Lightroom's Camera Raw Profile button *  The Lens Correction Panel *  The Tonal Contrast / Perceptual Saturation sliders in Color Efex. A show you will not want to miss!  Come and share your photos using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!  Tell us your work flow to help others just starting. We will be selected "SHOW STARTERS"  from the photos uploaded to the event and as always we will have Photographers to watch at the end of the show.  David is going to be in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, February 15, 2014 to teach how to use lightroom start to finish.   Check out  event at a VERY LOW cost!  http://goo.gl/ilVfda David has just gotten back from one of his photography workshops in Yellowstone!   See you on Tuesday.... February 11, 2014 at 7pm MST  Landscape Photography Show Episode #26 Special Guest David Marx2014-02-12 03:00:00181  
Landscape Photography Show14,527*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 03:00:00264  
Margaret Tompkins141,057*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 22:00:0010  
Margaret Tompkins141,057*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 22:00:0010  
Pat Kight14,796@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 21:00:00151  
Google+9,866,676The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033911  
Landscape Photography Show14,527Back 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 Show14,527Meet  +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 Ratcliff8,295,206This 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 04:00:00774  
Ron Clifford2,839,421*Do want you Shoot the Stars?* The night stars that is.  Do you want to learn the secrets behind these amazing images? _and lots of other entirely useful tips, tricks and techniques?_ Then +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  have a great show planned for those who love Photoshop and Lightroom. What makes this one great is +David Marx will be sharing techniques for shooting the stars, as in star trails and long exposure techniques to get great results.  As always there will be lots of "Slap your Forehead"  tips and tricks revealed throughout the show. We will be joined by a great panel including +Dave Bell and +Sandra Parlow will help keep the show interactive through our live chat feature See you then and remember, We LOVE it when you share! more..... The Show will be embeded right here on this event You can also see it on My YouTube Channel here: http://goo.gl/ADSQL Live Chat will be here :http://goo.gl/6nL2fThe Photoshop Show 28 - With Guest David Marx2013-04-03 03:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,295,206This'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 04:00:00264  
Kristen Joy3,964For 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 Ratcliff8,295,206We are softlaunching www.HDRSpotting.com *2.0* today, so we'll begin the hangout by showing a little bit about that!  And then, we'll move into a show all about New Zealand and the New Zealand Photographers Community - https://plus.google.com/communities/112786488668052516767  Show goes live at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET, and 4 PM New Zealand time!HDRSpotting.com Soft Launch and New Zealand Photographers Show!2012-12-18 04:00:0097  
Mathew Hanley21,282Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00259  
Trey Ratcliff8,295,206A 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 03:00:00349  
Jennifer Eden38,952A 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 Jarvie412,447*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 05:30:00144  
SmugMug45,976Date: 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 Murphy1,307,330Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  
Trey Ratcliff8,295,206Featuring 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 04:00:00203  

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Simon Weiner6,4641.28 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-25 06:30:17500012
Antonio Westley2,112Very active community here just felt the need to +SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #circleshared  2015-04-23 06:45:27500011
The John Malthus Photo Exchange Club (PEC)4,903New Circle Based on Former Photo Exchange Club MembersBased on some recent comments to a May 2014 circle share by +Photo Exchange Club http://goo.gl/qagSvg I figured I would release this out into the wild.The name reflects all the effort +Malthus John put into making this circle a high point on G+Users like +Michael A Koontz, +David D previously expressed interest in getting this going but like many side efforts it never found the goal line.  If anyone would like to help and possibly become a co-manager of this page let me know.So below is the verbatim boilerplate rules previously used by the PEC.  I will not setup the contest or worry about tracking the largest ripple at this point.  Let's just see if there's renewed interest.-------------------If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing their posts in your stream!These people exchange photos here, and are active on G+.  If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to be in the club.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)This circle is shared every 2 weeks, and if you want to be in the next one, add a URL to a recent G+ photo from your stream  in the comments below.  Mingle through the comments, click on some links to other people's shots and get to know some new people with similar interests.   Please do not add more than 1 photo per week here!-------------------As a side note +Grant Stringer has a good thing going with +Exposure running these type circles with a corresponding contest so be sure to check that out!#circleshare #curatedcontent2015-04-22 16:05:22386000
Simon Weiner6,3701.24 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-20 18:43:58494003
Margaret Tompkins140,583Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-18 13:22:26213335
Denyse Landry73,258Cercle d’Excellents Photographes actifs sur G + V.19. Circle of Excellent Photographers active on G+ V.19.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest: PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSCurrently I share 3 circles with different people. Présentement je partage 3 cercles: 1-Photographers  2- Arts 3- DiversityIf you are not already on TSU but want to register, click on this link and register directly: Si vous n’êtes pas sur TSU  mais que vous souhaitez vous inscrire, cliquez sur ce lien et vous inscrire directement: https://www.tsu.co/DenyseMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. J’apprécie votre travail et vos partages. #photography   #photooftheday   #photooftheday   #photographersongoogle+   #photographer   #photographertofollow   #photooftheweek   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addcircle   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #activepeople   #topsharedcircle   #thankyoucircle   2015-04-18 08:14:5939422831
Cheat GG0Join our Free Member at http://cheatgg.blogspot.com get VIP member for Free. Thanks For Watching. Please ReShare, +1 and gift Thanks to #Member  2015-04-16 15:10:59487000
Simon Weiner6,2771.19 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-14 17:12:52500003
Simon Weiner6,1801.17 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-12 19:24:19499001
Farouck0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia By +Georg Srama 2015-04-11 11:32:46321000
Georg Srama47,911Thanks a million! Circle # 8 April 11, 2015. Thank you for your great support since the last circle # 7. I am delighted!Who is in the circle? We have circled each other. You have supported me since the last circle # 7. Almost everyone in the circle is a photographer. Publication period: in line with demand and adequate. More than 60 days inactive ... and you're out!Plusses, comments and re-shares are always highly appreciated. Last circle did 117 reshares. Thank you, but i guess ... we can do it better. Anyone plus mentioned in the post is also in the circle. If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please send me a personal message and I will remove you from this and future circles. If you are not in this circle and you want to be in ... you should support me! This circle is monitored by Circloscope.2015-04-11 07:48:333209810
Simon Weiner6,0161.13 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-04-07 18:56:06497000
Harry Day16,719If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#indicators #which #identified #the #likely #climate #change #impacts #during #the #next #years #The #Asian #countries #of #Bangladesh #India #Vietnam #Thailand #Pakistan #and #Sri #Lanka #were #among #the #countries #facing #extreme #risk #from #climate #change #Some #shifts 2015-04-06 05:37:46439011
Margaret Tompkins139,591Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-04 13:14:46186002
Gailen Mapes85,045Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 3 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-03 10:46:33149001
eStoreCart3,013This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.2015-04-03 08:54:41500217
HQSP HDR10,234Hello HDR fans, it's time for our March Contributors Circle! We have some new contributors so make sure you check out their awesome works! If you want to be part of this circle, share your HDR images with us, adding #hqsphdr  +HQSP HDR hashtags so we can easily find you!Big thanks from me and my fellow curator +Dave Gen and we're looking forward to your April contributions!(+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +Dave Gen and +Peter Lipa, please refer to +HQSP Info page for more details).2015-04-01 20:12:49742314
Photo Mania USA2,123Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for March 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of March. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-04-01 11:47:4196000
Ferdi ÖZTAŞ1,441#circle   #circleshared   #circleoftheday  2015-03-30 21:29:46216001
Landscape Photography Community5,501Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community event Spring!!  You’re awesome!!  The Landscape Photography Community is very proud to share this circle of the participants!!  If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends, circle us up, and leave a comment.  A new event will start next Monday and we hope that you will join us again!!   Thanks everyone!!!We’re so excited that we had so many participants that we get to share 2 great circles!!  Congratulations to all who participated!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Margaret Tompkins 2015-03-30 20:46:1620591223
Denyse Landry66,337Cercle de Photographes intéressants et actifs sur G + V.18. 2015-03-28 23:24:01392011
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
Ryan Johnson29,098This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#between #Western #and #Eastern #civilizations #on #the #Eurasian #continent #Ogura #Kazuo #and #Tenshin #Okakura #are #two #outspoken #Japanese #figures #on #the #subject§Historyain #article: #History #of #Asiahe #Mongol #Empire #ca #The #gray #area #is #the #later #Timurid #empire #map #of 2015-03-26 10:42:51411010
Margaret Tompkins138,669Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-22 00:26:53168134
Margaret Tompkins137,968Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 18:20:09170213
Margaret Tompkins137,965Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 17:40:20170034
Jayant Khoshiya18,343 +Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2015-03-13 11:18:13231000
Linda Paul5,124This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-03-11 04:06:45427422
masterhpotter0#sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #circlesharing #shared #sharedcircleday #circleshared  2015-03-09 18:30:24501000
Random Art679Shared circle2015-03-09 13:54:58197000
Random Art618Shared circle with some great people!2015-03-07 17:55:12192648
Margaret Tompkins137,437Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-07 14:37:13153226
HQSP Gold31,666Release 2015 February HQSP Gold circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Andy Brown +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels 2015-03-06 19:36:091985613
love Art905Here are some great people to add. Please respect them!2015-03-06 10:51:51248335
Photo Mania Global13,333This is the +Photo Mania Global  Best of the Best Photographers circle for February 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages+Photo Mania Australia, +Photo Mania Canada ,+Photo Mania France ,+Photo Mania Germany ,+Photo Mania India ,+Foto Mania Italia ,+Photo Mania Japan ,+Photo Manie Nederland ,+Photo Mania Poland ,+Photo Mania Portugal ,+Photo Mania Russia ,+Photo Mania Scandinavia ,+Photo Mania Schweiz ,+Photo Mania South Asia ,+Photo Mania USA Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global  page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and ha2015-03-06 07:38:47230247
Gailen Mapes80,278Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 3 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-03 11:35:30150214
Photo Mania USA2,032Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for February 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of February. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-03-02 13:28:4691001
HQSP HDR9,807HI everybody, here is the February circle of +HQSP HDR Thanks to all of you who shared your work with us. Add, share and engage with these awesome photographers! It's been a great pleasure for me and +Peter Lipa to curate the page and with the change of seasons we look forward to you contributors sharing your exciting photos with us in March.If you would like to be part of this circle, share your HDR work with the #hqsphdr +HQSP HDR theme page.+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen Check out +HQSP Info  for more details.?2015-03-01 11:56:0074000
BestTopPhotographer11,500BTP  UPDATED CIRCLE PER FEBRUARY 2015Please add and share this awesome group of photographers to enrich your and your friends streams with superb art!2015-02-28 20:16:131826713
Margaret Tompkins136,486Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-28 14:29:1316280782
Rok Šimec33,177This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.2015-02-27 20:04:13492523680
Landscape Photography Show10,107If you want to be the best, then learn from the best!!  These are the Recommended Photographers from the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!!There is still time to share your best Reflections photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Reflections!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c6l9kdsgg30bc3jgvmlbrn26sb0Circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!! +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2015-02-27 00:07:42139101
Landscape Photography Show10,086Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Show event on Shooting at the Beach featuring the popular G+ Landscape and Wildlife photographer +Ray Bilcliff !!  You’re awesome!!  The +Landscape Photography Show is very proud to share this circle of the participants!!  If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends, circle us up, and leave a comment.  A new event will be posted soon!!  Be sure to check out the current event in the +Landscape Photography Community !!  The theme is Reflections!!  Share your best Reflections photograph!   Thanks everyone!!!Did you miss the show?  It's available on YouTube right here on the +Landscape Photography Show page.  The show notes will be posted soon!!  Stay tuned!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Margaret Tompkins  2015-02-25 22:48:161856717
Denyse Landry61,456Cercle des photographes qui sont vraiment intéressés, intéressants et actifs sur G + V.17. 2015-02-25 02:14:343869543124
Jan Havrda46,616APPRECIATION CIRCLEThank you all for my first 400, 300 and even 200 times plussed photo! If I only knew how to touch your heart again :) https://plus.google.com/+JanHavrda/posts/a4a53RhvJxQ2015-02-23 20:51:54499102
Margaret Tompkins135,550Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-21 15:21:141621032087
Circle Connection8,650The Google+ Photographers Circle contains some of the most talented photographer's on Google+. Circle Connection is honored to bring you our first official photography circle. Please share and add these remarkable photographer's to your circle. 2015-02-20 18:01:30290000
Circle Followers0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-17 14:59:45155214
Margaret Tompkins135,068Dear Friends,  I'm sharing our Best of the Week circle again because we inadvertently included someone who had shared non-original work to the theme and didn't give credit to the original photographer.  Of course, we ONLY want to see original work at the +Landscape Photography theme.  I know many of your save these circles as these are the people that inspire us all.  The person is +Adriana Sanchez .  I urge you to remove her from your circles.  Thanks very much.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of   #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle? 2015-02-15 14:12:06153331056
Margaret Tompkins135,020Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photograph2015-02-14 14:06:07154342393

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2015-03-27 14:37:11 (59 comments, 19 reshares, 195 +1s)Open 

Sunset on the Shenandoah

Went over an old golf course now owned by Shenandoah University this past Sunday and spent some time shooting around the ponds and the Shenandoah River that borders the property. I was hoping for some pretty sunset colors and I got the "golds" but none of the pinks or oranges. Regardless it was very fun to be out shooting and using my ND filter again for some long exposures. We have a busy weekend ahead so don't know how much I'll be around on G+ but I'll check in when I can:)

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

#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 +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis... more »

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2015-03-16 00:12:58 (35 comments, 39 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Solitude

So here I am sitting in an empty house and not feeling any sense of solitude. Been working on a work/production issue all afternoon and not making much progress:( How I'd love to be out shooting as the sun goes down but sometimes that's not possible. So tonight I'm sharing a photo of a wonderful evening I spent watching the sun set at Bears Den, along the Appalachian Train near Bluemont, VA. It was still, the snow was pretty freshly fallen, and there weren't many people around. I had the place pretty much to myself.

Have a wonderful week!

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +DaveG... more »

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2015-03-28 23:10:58 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Vibrance of Spring

Spent some time working on the edit of this shot. I used pretty much every tool I have (Lightroom, Nik Color Efex 4, and On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9). I know some will consider this way too saturated and vibrant and that's ok. This is the look I wanted today:) I'm sure another day I'll think this is way overdone and re-edit to be a bit more natural.



Regardless of the circumstances we are going through... "God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!"



Have a wonderful weekend!

#Spring   #Crocus   #Flower   #DepthOfField   #Bright   #Colors  

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2015-04-25 14:57:30 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Burnt Layers

Got a few minutes this morning to play with the image I posted yesterday. I used a combination of Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4 for the edit. I liked the way the edges of the petals look burnt (hence the title). If I end up having some time this afternoon I'm hoping to visit one of the near by "waterfalls". Waterfall is in quotes because it's rather small but hopefully will have a decent flow. Maybe soon I can plan a weekend to visit Crabtree Falls in central VA.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker ,owned by +Nancy D... more »

Burnt Layers

Got a few minutes this morning to play with the image I posted yesterday. I used a combination of Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4 for the edit. I liked the way the edges of the petals look burnt (hence the title). If I end up having some time this afternoon I'm hoping to visit one of the near by "waterfalls". Waterfall is in quotes because it's rather small but hopefully will have a decent flow. Maybe soon I can plan a weekend to visit Crabtree Falls in central VA.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

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

#CherryBlossom  ___

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2015-04-24 23:23:12 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

A quick post of our cherry blossoms for Floral Friday. This week has flown by and we have a busy weekend coming up. Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully the weather where you are will allow you to be outside :)

Happy Friday!

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

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

A quick post of our cherry blossoms for Floral Friday. This week has flown by and we have a busy weekend coming up. Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully the weather where you are will allow you to be outside :)

Happy Friday!

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

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

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2015-04-24 00:55:23 (20 comments, 10 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Leaking Light

The skies this afternoon were just amazing. The whole drive home was a constant change of light, shadow and clouds. I finally pulled over and and grabbed a couple shots. The show continued well past this point.

This is an HDR image from a 5 image set, handheld, merged with Photomatix 32bit merge tool and processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4.

Happy Thursday!

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

Leaking Light

The skies this afternoon were just amazing. The whole drive home was a constant change of light, shadow and clouds. I finally pulled over and and grabbed a couple shots. The show continued well past this point.

This is an HDR image from a 5 image set, handheld, merged with Photomatix 32bit merge tool and processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4.

Happy Thursday!

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

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

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2015-04-22 12:36:19 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-21 23:37:31 (47 comments, 18 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Sunset between storms

Yesterday evening we had some pretty severe thunderstorms moving through and so after dinner I ran up to Bears Den (an overlook on the Appalachian Trial) to try and get some shots. When I left the house the sun was shining brightly and I as got to the overlook it started to go behind the clouds. This is my best (and maybe only worthwhile) shot from the quick outing but it was so good to get out and shoot a landscape:)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro .fo... more »

Sunset between storms

Yesterday evening we had some pretty severe thunderstorms moving through and so after dinner I ran up to Bears Den (an overlook on the Appalachian Trial) to try and get some shots. When I left the house the sun was shining brightly and I as got to the overlook it started to go behind the clouds. This is my best (and maybe only worthwhile) shot from the quick outing but it was so good to get out and shoot a landscape:)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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

#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Bluemont   #Virginia   #Sunset  ___

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2015-04-19 21:12:01 (43 comments, 15 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Reaching for the Rain

Our flowering plum trees are blooming and we've had a number of days of rain. I love water drops on flowers so I try and take advantage when nature obliges. This blossom was positioned facing the sky so it caught a lot of drops. Hope you all have had a great weekend!

Happy Sunday!

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky,+Marjolein Schat, ... more »

Reaching for the Rain

Our flowering plum trees are blooming and we've had a number of days of rain. I love water drops on flowers so I try and take advantage when nature obliges. This blossom was positioned facing the sky so it caught a lot of drops. Hope you all have had a great weekend!

Happy Sunday!

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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

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2015-04-18 20:10:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

One bucket list item checked off the list

I decided a while back that one of my bucket list items was to have one of my photos selected for Google's Chromecast "daydream" (screensaver). So today I found out that one of my photos was selected... 4 days ago. I totally missed the message from Google because it went into the "Social" tab which has tons of messages because I had to turn on notifications for one of my circles otherwise when I go to view that circle I don't see all the posts. The way I found out is that someone saw the image on their TV and it piqued their interest enough that they went to find out what it was and left me a comment. I guess I need to make a special filter for these notification messages from google so they are easier to find :)

This is the photo selected:
https://plus.google.com/+GeorgeFletcher/posts/KoQouiGee6i

One bucket list item checked off the list

I decided a while back that one of my bucket list items was to have one of my photos selected for Google's Chromecast "daydream" (screensaver). So today I found out that one of my photos was selected... 4 days ago. I totally missed the message from Google because it went into the "Social" tab which has tons of messages because I had to turn on notifications for one of my circles otherwise when I go to view that circle I don't see all the posts. The way I found out is that someone saw the image on their TV and it piqued their interest enough that they went to find out what it was and left me a comment. I guess I need to make a special filter for these notification messages from google so they are easier to find :)

This is the photo selected:
https://plus.google.com/+GeorgeFletcher/posts/KoQouiGee6i___

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2015-04-18 15:33:28 (17 comments, 9 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Colors of Spring

So last fall my wife and I planted a bunch of tulip bulbs in the front garden and by our garage. They are all the same color but they are still so beautiful. I've seen other "from underneath" shots of tulips and while I don't have fields of them I did like this macro view. Focusing required autofocus (not my normal) and live view and I couldn't get my face in the dirt (low enough) to shoot normally:) It's another gorgeous spring day here in VA. Have a wonderful weekend!

#TulipSaturday  by +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 

#spring2015   #colors   #springflowers   #flower   #flowerphotography   #tulip   #macroph   #macro4all  

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

Colors of Spring

So last fall my wife and I planted a bunch of tulip bulbs in the front garden and by our garage. They are all the same color but they are still so beautiful. I've seen other "from underneath" shots of tulips and while I don't have fields of them I did like this macro view. Focusing required autofocus (not my normal) and live view and I couldn't get my face in the dirt (low enough) to shoot normally:) It's another gorgeous spring day here in VA. Have a wonderful weekend!

#TulipSaturday  by +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 

#spring2015   #colors   #springflowers   #flower   #flowerphotography   #tulip   #macroph   #macro4all  

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

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2015-04-18 01:03:24 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Joy

Had a few minute to snap some shots this morning before heading off to work. I liked the way the sunlight filtered through the trees and created the back light for this image. I spent some time editing it in #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  and learning a few new things. That was a nice break:) 

Have a wonderful 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 +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +DormaWiggin

... more »

Joy

Had a few minute to snap some shots this morning before heading off to work. I liked the way the sunlight filtered through the trees and created the back light for this image. I spent some time editing it in #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  and learning a few new things. That was a nice break:) 

Have a wonderful 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 +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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

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2015-04-17 01:41:03 (42 comments, 18 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Rushing to the Sun

Wow, what a crazy day! Shot this the other morning just before sunrise. Trust everyone is having a good week. 

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

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

Rushing to the Sun

Wow, what a crazy day! Shot this the other morning just before sunrise. Trust everyone is having a good week. 

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

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

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2015-04-15 12:57:28 (37 comments, 15 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-04-15 00:30:35 (12 comments, 13 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Tulips

Flowers are blooming all around the house and there are more coming. I love this part of spring... new greens on the trees, all sorts of flowers bursting into bloom. Like there is great joy in the passing of winter and the coming of warmer days:) This past year my wife and I planted lots of tulip bulbs and now we have lots of blossoms. In addition we have flowering plum trees (just starting to bloom), flowering bradford pares, redbuds, crab apple blossoms, apple blossoms, peach blossoms, these really cool flowering cherry blossoms, weeping cherry blossoms and probably more I either don't know or have forgotten.

Unfortunately, for you landscape lovers, this means you'll have to wait for a bit. With my wife's ankle situation I can't get away from the house as easily and with all the photographic subjects close at home that's what I'll focus on. Not... more »

Tulips

Flowers are blooming all around the house and there are more coming. I love this part of spring... new greens on the trees, all sorts of flowers bursting into bloom. Like there is great joy in the passing of winter and the coming of warmer days:) This past year my wife and I planted lots of tulip bulbs and now we have lots of blossoms. In addition we have flowering plum trees (just starting to bloom), flowering bradford pares, redbuds, crab apple blossoms, apple blossoms, peach blossoms, these really cool flowering cherry blossoms, weeping cherry blossoms and probably more I either don't know or have forgotten.

Unfortunately, for you landscape lovers, this means you'll have to wait for a bit. With my wife's ankle situation I can't get away from the house as easily and with all the photographic subjects close at home that's what I'll focus on. Not to say that if I get a chance to get away long enough to take some landscape shots I won't jump at it:)

Happy Tuesday!!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden

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

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2015-04-13 22:44:55 (30 comments, 8 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Seeing Double

Today's #MacroMonday  theme is R E F L E C T I O N S so I decided to try and use a circular mirror my wife has for decorating as my mechanism to generate a reflection. I took the mirror outside and in this case laid the a grape hyacinth on the mirror. The white backdrop is our flowering weeping cherry tree. It turns out that getting all the dust off the mirror is impossible especially when shooting outside. I would love to get all the dust removed but don't have the patience to do it in post processing:)

Happy Monday!!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker +Julie B

Also for...
#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 ... more »

Seeing Double

Today's #MacroMonday  theme is R E F L E C T I O N S so I decided to try and use a circular mirror my wife has for decorating as my mechanism to generate a reflection. I took the mirror outside and in this case laid the a grape hyacinth on the mirror. The white backdrop is our flowering weeping cherry tree. It turns out that getting all the dust off the mirror is impossible especially when shooting outside. I would love to get all the dust removed but don't have the patience to do it in post processing:)

Happy Monday!!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker +Julie B

Also for...
#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

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

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2015-04-12 21:40:47 (45 comments, 20 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Big Run -- West Virginia Potomac Highlands

Want to explore great waterfalls like this one off the beaten path? My good friend Randall Sanger (http://www.randallsanger.com/) and nearby photographer Martin Radigan (http://www.martinradigan.com/) are leading a workshop titled "Spring in the Potomac Highlands" June 11-14. You can find the information under the "workshops" menu item on either website. 

This will be a fantastic workshop as there is so much natural beauty in this area (from wind blown rocks in Dolly Sods to waterfalls to meadows and trees). The spring flowers should be in abundance at this time.

Highly recommended if you live close by or want to make a special photographic trip. There are just a couple spots left so hurry if you want to go.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi... more »

Big Run -- West Virginia Potomac Highlands

Want to explore great waterfalls like this one off the beaten path? My good friend Randall Sanger (http://www.randallsanger.com/) and nearby photographer Martin Radigan (http://www.martinradigan.com/) are leading a workshop titled "Spring in the Potomac Highlands" June 11-14. You can find the information under the "workshops" menu item on either website. 

This will be a fantastic workshop as there is so much natural beauty in this area (from wind blown rocks in Dolly Sods to waterfalls to meadows and trees). The spring flowers should be in abundance at this time.

Highly recommended if you live close by or want to make a special photographic trip. There are just a couple spots left so hurry if you want to go.

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

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

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2015-04-12 01:26:09 (32 comments, 7 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Get that camera out of here

I'm not sure the closest place to find seagulls for the #notatheme   #seagullbuttsaturday  but I can find lots of bees. There was a very distinct buzzing in the air around our flowering weeping cherry tree this afternoon. So my contribution comes as a #beebuttsaturday  shot.

I hope I won't be shunned by the #notacurator  +Robin Griggs Wood for this contribution ;-)

Happy Saturday!!

Get that camera out of here

I'm not sure the closest place to find seagulls for the #notatheme   #seagullbuttsaturday  but I can find lots of bees. There was a very distinct buzzing in the air around our flowering weeping cherry tree this afternoon. So my contribution comes as a #beebuttsaturday  shot.

I hope I won't be shunned by the #notacurator  +Robin Griggs Wood for this contribution ;-)

Happy Saturday!!___

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2015-04-10 13:38:07 (25 comments, 9 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Illuminated

I've been really busy lately with not a lot of time for shooting or processing. I took this earlier this week when I grabbed a few minutes in the morning:) This was our first daffodil of the season. The rest of the flowers are starting to bloom. I'm looking forward to the next few weeks.

+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
#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
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce+Kanlaya Chungsang... more »

Illuminated

I've been really busy lately with not a lot of time for shooting or processing. I took this earlier this week when I grabbed a few minutes in the morning:) This was our first daffodil of the season. The rest of the flowers are starting to bloom. I'm looking forward to the next few weeks.

+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
#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
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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

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2015-04-08 17:03:48 (48 comments, 32 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-04-07 01:57:04 (41 comments, 9 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Sunrise Rain

This edit inspired by +Linda Stokes and her wonderful photographic style:) My daughter had seen rainbow outside so I went out to take a few shots. Unfortunately, it was mostly gone when I got outside. However it was sprinkling (hence the rainbow) and so I turned toward the sunrise and fired off this shot. You can see that I'd collected a couple raindrops in the bottom third of the image. It was nice to have a few moments this evening to process some images.

Happy Monday!

#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 +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro –+BT... more »

Sunrise Rain

This edit inspired by +Linda Stokes and her wonderful photographic style:) My daughter had seen rainbow outside so I went out to take a few shots. Unfortunately, it was mostly gone when I got outside. However it was sprinkling (hence the rainbow) and so I turned toward the sunrise and fired off this shot. You can see that I'd collected a couple raindrops in the bottom third of the image. It was nice to have a few moments this evening to process some images.

Happy Monday!

#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 +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

Member of www.besttopphotographer.com  +BestTopPhotographer, +Rinus Bakker, ___

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2015-04-05 11:51:34 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

He is Risen Indeed!

"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Luke 24:1-6a (ESV)

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

"Forever" by Kari Jobe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6duzVn5M6E

He is Risen Indeed!

"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Luke 24:1-6a (ESV)

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

"Forever" by Kari Jobe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6duzVn5M6E___

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2015-04-04 22:06:54 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Intricate Patterns

So with the spring winds blowing and a few flowers blooming in the flower beds, I thought I'd share my last frozen soap bubble of the season. Maybe not so artistic or unique as some of the others, but it's a fun reminder of that season and the times out in the cold shooting:)

I don't know how much I"ll be able to shoot in the next few weeks as my wife fractured her ankle yesterday and will require reconstructive surgery. I'll try and keep up and hopefully get out some as the flowers start blooming.

May your Easter be full of God's richest blessings!

Intricate Patterns

So with the spring winds blowing and a few flowers blooming in the flower beds, I thought I'd share my last frozen soap bubble of the season. Maybe not so artistic or unique as some of the others, but it's a fun reminder of that season and the times out in the cold shooting:)

I don't know how much I"ll be able to shoot in the next few weeks as my wife fractured her ankle yesterday and will require reconstructive surgery. I'll try and keep up and hopefully get out some as the flowers start blooming.

May your Easter be full of God's richest blessings!___

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2015-04-03 10:09:08 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

It's a brand new day

Yesterday was trying but today is a new day for finding beauty in the world around me, looking for the tender moments and counting all my blessings. Have a great day!

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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

It's a brand new day

Yesterday was trying but today is a new day for finding beauty in the world around me, looking for the tender moments and counting all my blessings. Have a great day!

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #FloralFriday
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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

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2015-04-03 01:18:12 (37 comments, 11 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Peace in the midst of chaos

Tonight I'm frazzled. We got back to our house yesterday after being gone for a couple of days and found that the electrical box was detached from the house and sort of suspended in the air on top of the PVC pipe containing the main power lines coming up via the ground. Calling the power company was virtually useless except to learn that the box is considered my responsibility as the home owner. My wife and I both spent time with the power company yesterday trying to juggle schedules and today I was on the phone with power company again. I've still to hear from one of their technicians. In the mean time I called a friend who is an electrician and he was able to stop by and at least secure the box suffuciently to last for a few days (my solution of propping up the box with wood supports wasn't working). I consider it God's protection over our... more »

Peace in the midst of chaos

Tonight I'm frazzled. We got back to our house yesterday after being gone for a couple of days and found that the electrical box was detached from the house and sort of suspended in the air on top of the PVC pipe containing the main power lines coming up via the ground. Calling the power company was virtually useless except to learn that the box is considered my responsibility as the home owner. My wife and I both spent time with the power company yesterday trying to juggle schedules and today I was on the phone with power company again. I've still to hear from one of their technicians. In the mean time I called a friend who is an electrician and he was able to stop by and at least secure the box suffuciently to last for a few days (my solution of propping up the box with wood supports wasn't working). I consider it God's protection over our house that the box didn't spin or twist cutting the main power lines and doing who knows what. 

Then work today was crazy with lots of meetings and questions and people having problems that needed to be investigated. I just finished looking in to one of those. In addition half my family is sick and not doing well so I was running errands on the way home.

I was not a very happy camper when I got home; short and tense with everyone... sigh. Thankfully my family (and especially my wife) are very patient and put up with me until I got a little settled down:)

So... here's a nice pond in the evening quiet of the day!

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2015-04-01 12:01:40 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Heralding Spring

I was having all sorts of problems with G+ and my computer last night so while I wanted to post this yesterday, it's getting posted today:) I love spring flowers and this backlit daffodil fit the bill. The kids are off for spring break so I'm off to spend some time with them.

Have a great Wednesday!

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Heralding Spring

I was having all sorts of problems with G+ and my computer last night so while I wanted to post this yesterday, it's getting posted today:) I love spring flowers and this backlit daffodil fit the bill. The kids are off for spring break so I'm off to spend some time with them.

Have a great Wednesday!

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+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub
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2015-03-30 18:32:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #36: Spring.

Added photos to LPC Contest #36: Spring.___

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2015-03-30 12:38:21 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Damsel Fly

At least that's what I think it is:) I was going back through my photos last night and found this one (from 2013) that I don't believe I've shared before. Given I've learned a lot in the post processing department I applied some additional edits and decided to share it this morning for Macro Monday.

Have a great week!

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Damsel Fly

At least that's what I think it is:) I was going back through my photos last night and found this one (from 2013) that I don't believe I've shared before. Given I've learned a lot in the post processing department I applied some additional edits and decided to share it this morning for Macro Monday.

Have a great week!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Julie B +Wendy Baker 

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#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen
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#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge

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2015-03-29 18:03:05 (25 comments, 15 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Evening Calm

The Cool Spring Battlefield, now run by Shenandoah University, used to be a golf course bordered by the Shenandoah River. When the golf course closed, the university bought the property and they keep it open to the public. It's a great place to walk or ride bikes as the golf cart paths are still in great condition. Throughout the property there are numerous ponds and of course the Shenandoah river.

Yesterday, while I was lying in bed with a fever (I'm feeling much better today), I watched a recent session where +Trey Ratcliff (thanks Trey!!) was editing photos. It was great to see him going through parts of his process and it gave me some ideas for processing this image.

I started with #Photomatix5  and processing 3 images of a 5 image sets. I then processed the EV 0 image with #Lightroom  and #NikColorEfex4 . The Nik Detail Enhancer filterre... more »

Evening Calm

The Cool Spring Battlefield, now run by Shenandoah University, used to be a golf course bordered by the Shenandoah River. When the golf course closed, the university bought the property and they keep it open to the public. It's a great place to walk or ride bikes as the golf cart paths are still in great condition. Throughout the property there are numerous ponds and of course the Shenandoah river.

Yesterday, while I was lying in bed with a fever (I'm feeling much better today), I watched a recent session where +Trey Ratcliff (thanks Trey!!) was editing photos. It was great to see him going through parts of his process and it gave me some ideas for processing this image.

I started with #Photomatix5  and processing 3 images of a 5 image sets. I then processed the EV 0 image with #Lightroom  and #NikColorEfex4 . The Nik Detail Enhancer filter really brought out the detail in the sky. Next I pulled both the HDR merged image and the single processed image into #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite9  and combined different parts of the two images using masking bugs and the masking brush.

I'm sure there is a lot more I could do... there is so much to learn when it comes to post processing. However, I'm very glad for the new things I'm learning. Have a great Sunday!

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2015-03-28 23:10:58 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Vibrance of Spring

Spent some time working on the edit of this shot. I used pretty much every tool I have (Lightroom, Nik Color Efex 4, and On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9). I know some will consider this way too saturated and vibrant and that's ok. This is the look I wanted today:) I'm sure another day I'll think this is way overdone and re-edit to be a bit more natural.



Regardless of the circumstances we are going through... "God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!"



Have a wonderful weekend!

#Spring   #Crocus   #Flower   #DepthOfField   #Bright   #Colors  

Vibrance of Spring

Spent some time working on the edit of this shot. I used pretty much every tool I have (Lightroom, Nik Color Efex 4, and On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9). I know some will consider this way too saturated and vibrant and that's ok. This is the look I wanted today:) I'm sure another day I'll think this is way overdone and re-edit to be a bit more natural.



Regardless of the circumstances we are going through... "God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!"



Have a wonderful weekend!

#Spring   #Crocus   #Flower   #DepthOfField   #Bright   #Colors  ___

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2015-03-27 14:37:11 (59 comments, 19 reshares, 195 +1s)Open 

Sunset on the Shenandoah

Went over an old golf course now owned by Shenandoah University this past Sunday and spent some time shooting around the ponds and the Shenandoah River that borders the property. I was hoping for some pretty sunset colors and I got the "golds" but none of the pinks or oranges. Regardless it was very fun to be out shooting and using my ND filter again for some long exposures. We have a busy weekend ahead so don't know how much I'll be around on G+ but I'll check in when I can:)

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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Sunset on the Shenandoah

Went over an old golf course now owned by Shenandoah University this past Sunday and spent some time shooting around the ponds and the Shenandoah River that borders the property. I was hoping for some pretty sunset colors and I got the "golds" but none of the pinks or oranges. Regardless it was very fun to be out shooting and using my ND filter again for some long exposures. We have a busy weekend ahead so don't know how much I'll be around on G+ but I'll check in when I can:)

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

#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 +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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#ShenandoahRiver  ___

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2015-03-26 11:00:42 (40 comments, 21 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Spring is coming, Spring is coming

I finally was able to get out last weekend (after getting my taxes done) and shoot some crocuses (one of my favorite spring flowers) and tried to shoot the sunset at Sleeter Lake. However, the sunset turned out to be a bit of a bust. That's ok though since being out shooting is one of the best places to be:) Life has been a little busy the last couple of days so I've got a lot of catching up to do:) Trust everyone is having a good week!

Happy Thursday!

P.S.  I'm happy to take critiques on the use of texture. I don't feel like I've got it right... maybe a little too heavy?

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Spring is coming, Spring is coming

I finally was able to get out last weekend (after getting my taxes done) and shoot some crocuses (one of my favorite spring flowers) and tried to shoot the sunset at Sleeter Lake. However, the sunset turned out to be a bit of a bust. That's ok though since being out shooting is one of the best places to be:) Life has been a little busy the last couple of days so I've got a lot of catching up to do:) Trust everyone is having a good week!

Happy Thursday!

P.S.  I'm happy to take critiques on the use of texture. I don't feel like I've got it right... maybe a little too heavy?

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
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#Crocus   #critqueme  ___

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2015-03-24 01:23:39 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Wonderful collection of photographs. Very honored to have my photo include in this set!

BEST PHOTOS OF PAST WEEK NOW ONLINE
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+Wayne Lu
+Shayne McGuire
+Dave Bouskill
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+Alex James
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2015-03-23 00:30:34 (53 comments, 21 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Winter's Golden Glow

This is my favorite shot from my hike up to Bears Den overlook a few weeks ago. We'd had about 8 inches of snow the day before and when I got up to the overlook most all of it was still pristine. This view is from the "main" viewing area where I normally don't shoot but this evening with the snow covering the rocks the comp really worked. 

I again used the technique of merging two images (one with the sun and flare and one with my finger blocking the sun to remove the flare) to remove the ugly part of the sun flare while leaving the sun rays. 

Tonight I was out shooting along the Shenandoah River hoping for some nice color. The clouds were great but no real color. I'll probably post some of those shots later this week.

Have a great week!

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

Winter's Golden Glow

This is my favorite shot from my hike up to Bears Den overlook a few weeks ago. We'd had about 8 inches of snow the day before and when I got up to the overlook most all of it was still pristine. This view is from the "main" viewing area where I normally don't shoot but this evening with the snow covering the rocks the comp really worked. 

I again used the technique of merging two images (one with the sun and flare and one with my finger blocking the sun to remove the flare) to remove the ugly part of the sun flare while leaving the sun rays. 

Tonight I was out shooting along the Shenandoah River hoping for some nice color. The clouds were great but no real color. I'll probably post some of those shots later this week.

Have a great week!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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2015-03-21 21:51:12 (59 comments, 21 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Summer Memories

Spent some time this afternoon working on an edit of a winter sunset which got me thinking of summer and the one time I was able to visit McWay Falls on the California coast. I had a wonderful afternoon that started out sunny, got cloudy and eventually the sun broke through underneath the cloud layer and lit up the falls with this amazing rosy/orange glow. It was hard to process this in a way that the highlights didn't get completely blown out. I'd love to be able to visit again some time but don't think I"ll have a chance for a while. 

Happy Saturday!

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Summer Memories

Spent some time this afternoon working on an edit of a winter sunset which got me thinking of summer and the one time I was able to visit McWay Falls on the California coast. I had a wonderful afternoon that started out sunny, got cloudy and eventually the sun broke through underneath the cloud layer and lit up the falls with this amazing rosy/orange glow. It was hard to process this in a way that the highlights didn't get completely blown out. I'd love to be able to visit again some time but don't think I"ll have a chance for a while. 

Happy Saturday!

#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 +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
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#McWayFalls   #CaliforniaCoast   #CaliforniaPhotography  ___

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2015-03-20 23:09:24 (19 comments, 10 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Redbuds & Bee

Went archive diving this evening to find some old shots of Redbuds and Bees. This was taken back in 2010 so it's a ways back there:) It was fun to apply a bunch of the editing techniques I've learned since I took originally took the photo. I really like the colors and the detail I was able to highlight in the bee.

Happy Friday and Spring is coming!

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Redbuds & Bee

Went archive diving this evening to find some old shots of Redbuds and Bees. This was taken back in 2010 so it's a ways back there:) It was fun to apply a bunch of the editing techniques I've learned since I took originally took the photo. I really like the colors and the detail I was able to highlight in the bee.

Happy Friday and Spring is coming!

#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
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2015-03-19 23:48:36 (50 comments, 26 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

A quiet evening

Well... tomorrow we are supposed to get 4-6" of snow so here is another snowy shot. I really haven't had much time to shoot recently. The last couple of weekends were really busy and this one looks like it will be the same :( However, I do need to get my taxes done:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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A quiet evening

Well... tomorrow we are supposed to get 4-6" of snow so here is another snowy shot. I really haven't had much time to shoot recently. The last couple of weekends were really busy and this one looks like it will be the same :( However, I do need to get my taxes done:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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2015-03-17 02:11:53 (36 comments, 10 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Covered in Dew

This is a shot from a few years ago when my wife and I were staying at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast near Luray, VA. I went out one morning and found this bee just covered in dew drops. It was a very busy weekend for me with some unexpected work issues so I was pretty much offline the last few days. It was great to get caught back up on everyone's photos this evening:)

Happy Tuesday!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker +Julie B

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

Covered in Dew

This is a shot from a few years ago when my wife and I were staying at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast near Luray, VA. I went out one morning and found this bee just covered in dew drops. It was a very busy weekend for me with some unexpected work issues so I was pretty much offline the last few days. It was great to get caught back up on everyone's photos this evening:)

Happy Tuesday!

#MacroMonday  curated by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker +Julie B

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

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2015-03-16 00:12:58 (35 comments, 39 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Solitude

So here I am sitting in an empty house and not feeling any sense of solitude. Been working on a work/production issue all afternoon and not making much progress:( How I'd love to be out shooting as the sun goes down but sometimes that's not possible. So tonight I'm sharing a photo of a wonderful evening I spent watching the sun set at Bears Den, along the Appalachian Train near Bluemont, VA. It was still, the snow was pretty freshly fallen, and there weren't many people around. I had the place pretty much to myself.

Have a wonderful week!

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Solitude

So here I am sitting in an empty house and not feeling any sense of solitude. Been working on a work/production issue all afternoon and not making much progress:( How I'd love to be out shooting as the sun goes down but sometimes that's not possible. So tonight I'm sharing a photo of a wonderful evening I spent watching the sun set at Bears Den, along the Appalachian Train near Bluemont, VA. It was still, the snow was pretty freshly fallen, and there weren't many people around. I had the place pretty much to myself.

Have a wonderful week!

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

#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Bluemont   #Virginia  ___

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2015-03-14 02:07:47 (47 comments, 8 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Spaceship in disguise

For some reason this view of the rocks at Great Falls reminds me of a spaceship. With the water so green on this particular day, I'm thinking a Romulan spaceship:) This shot from a couple weekends ago when I visited Great Falls after a snow. I loved seeing the snow on all the rocks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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Spaceship in disguise

For some reason this view of the rocks at Great Falls reminds me of a spaceship. With the water so green on this particular day, I'm thinking a Romulan spaceship:) This shot from a couple weekends ago when I visited Great Falls after a snow. I loved seeing the snow on all the rocks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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#GreatFalls   #Potomac   #Virginia  ___

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2015-03-13 01:27:19 (44 comments, 14 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

I had to stop...

So here I was on my way home from picking up some things at a local farm, running a little late after a long day at work, and in a hurry to get home. However, how can you not stop with a sky like that? I could tell the sky was going to "explode" when I left the farm and I kept watching the colors get deeper as I drove hoping to find a good view of the sky before the colors were all gone. As soon as I got to this field I pulled over and ran out into the field with my camera and tripod (I try and keep them in the car with me). I basically got three sets of bracketed shots before the colors started to fade.

Happy Thursday!

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I had to stop...

So here I was on my way home from picking up some things at a local farm, running a little late after a long day at work, and in a hurry to get home. However, how can you not stop with a sky like that? I could tell the sky was going to "explode" when I left the farm and I kept watching the colors get deeper as I drove hoping to find a good view of the sky before the colors were all gone. As soon as I got to this field I pulled over and ran out into the field with my camera and tripod (I try and keep them in the car with me). I basically got three sets of bracketed shots before the colors started to fade.

Happy Thursday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

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2015-03-11 14:14:15 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-03-11 01:13:45 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to Spring

I love crocuses and there is a hillside near a local college that is covered with them in the spring. I can't wait for them to bloom:) This is a shot from last year. I decided it was time for something not wintery though I still have a bunch of shots from my hike up to Bears Den after our last snow. So snow hasn't disappeared from my photos yet:)

Happy Tuesday!

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Looking forward to Spring

I love crocuses and there is a hillside near a local college that is covered with them in the spring. I can't wait for them to bloom:) This is a shot from last year. I decided it was time for something not wintery though I still have a bunch of shots from my hike up to Bears Den after our last snow. So snow hasn't disappeared from my photos yet:)

Happy Tuesday!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Zita Nahm
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField

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2015-03-10 01:30:44 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Imagination Dawning

Took a bit of a different approach with this edit. Normally, I try and edit my images pretty naturally. However, this image was rather flat and didn't have much life. I then started seeing what different Lightroom presets would do and found one that produced these beautiful warm tones. I was hooked:) A little more contrast and sharpening of the details and it was done.

For #MacroMonday  curated by +Wendy Baker +Julie B +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau 

#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
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField

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Imagination Dawning

Took a bit of a different approach with this edit. Normally, I try and edit my images pretty naturally. However, this image was rather flat and didn't have much life. I then started seeing what different Lightroom presets would do and found one that produced these beautiful warm tones. I was hooked:) A little more contrast and sharpening of the details and it was done.

For #MacroMonday  curated by +Wendy Baker +Julie B +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau 

#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
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField

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#Frozen   #Bubbles  ___

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2015-03-09 01:02:41 (47 comments, 13 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Of Sun and Snow

Spent this evening working on a new processing workflow to help remove sun flares from images like this. Recently, a friend shared with me a video showing one process for doing this. Basically, you take one shot with your finger or thumb covering the sun and then another shot normally. Then in post you can use the shot where your finger is blocking the sun to selectively remove the sun flare spots.

In this case I had two sets of images as I was shooting 5 image brackets. So one set without my finger over the sun and one with.

It turned out to be harder than I expected because the sensor changed the color slightly between the two sets of images (makes sense since in one the sun isn't shining into the sensor:) So I went back in forth in Lightroom between the two HDR merged images until the area where the sun flares were matched. I used the white... more »

Of Sun and Snow

Spent this evening working on a new processing workflow to help remove sun flares from images like this. Recently, a friend shared with me a video showing one process for doing this. Basically, you take one shot with your finger or thumb covering the sun and then another shot normally. Then in post you can use the shot where your finger is blocking the sun to selectively remove the sun flare spots.

In this case I had two sets of images as I was shooting 5 image brackets. So one set without my finger over the sun and one with.

It turned out to be harder than I expected because the sensor changed the color slightly between the two sets of images (makes sense since in one the sun isn't shining into the sensor:) So I went back in forth in Lightroom between the two HDR merged images until the area where the sun flares were matched. I used the white balance color picker as a way to check the colors in the affected areas.

Once I had the colors matching closely, I used On1 Perfect Photo Suite (Layers tool) to mask out the sun flare spots and then apply a few effects using the Perfect Effects tool.

Final edits and tweaks via Nik Color Efex 4 and Lightroom. I'm happy with the result and it was great to learn something new. Now I just need to remember this trick and post processing flow in the future:)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Bluemont  ___

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2015-03-07 20:25:02 (42 comments, 4 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

To touch the sun

Hiked up to my favorite local lookout point over the Shenandoah river hoping for unspoiled snow and a sunset. I found both and had a great time shooting and even found a few new comps in the process. The hike up there was harder than I expected. There was still probably 6-8" of snow on the ground and while a few people had hiked up before me the trail wasn't really packed down. Thankfully I had plenty of time to make it up before the sun set though I was huffing and puffing pretty good when I got to the lookout:)

Have a wonderful Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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To touch the sun

Hiked up to my favorite local lookout point over the Shenandoah river hoping for unspoiled snow and a sunset. I found both and had a great time shooting and even found a few new comps in the process. The hike up there was harder than I expected. There was still probably 6-8" of snow on the ground and while a few people had hiked up before me the trail wasn't really packed down. Thankfully I had plenty of time to make it up before the sun set though I was huffing and puffing pretty good when I got to the lookout:)

Have a wonderful Saturday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight

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2015-03-07 01:44:28 (24 comments, 10 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Heed no nightly noises

“‘Have peace now,’ she said, ‘until the morning! Heed no nightly noises! For nothing passes door or window here save moonlight and starlight and wind off the hill-top. Goodnight!’”



Goldberry - J.R.R. Tolkien

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
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Heed no nightly noises

“‘Have peace now,’ she said, ‘until the morning! Heed no nightly noises! For nothing passes door or window here save moonlight and starlight and wind off the hill-top. Goodnight!’”



Goldberry - J.R.R. Tolkien

#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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2015-03-06 04:09:05 (51 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Windswept Moonlight

So went out tonight after our 8" of snow today and the clouds were streaking by. I only ended up getting this one shot with clouds in it as behind them were just clear skies. Don't know why I didn't think of shooting in the moonlight earlier in the evening:) 

It was cold but oh so pretty with the moon reflecting off the new snow. I was using an app on my phone as a light meter so I could get the correct exposure while in Bulb mode. That worked really well except I had to many things I was trying to juggle and then working the phone with gloves is always fun.

Another late post, trust you all had a great day. To all my Scavenger friends at the meet-up have a fantastic time. Wish I could be there.

Goodnight!

+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
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Windswept Moonlight

So went out tonight after our 8" of snow today and the clouds were streaking by. I only ended up getting this one shot with clouds in it as behind them were just clear skies. Don't know why I didn't think of shooting in the moonlight earlier in the evening:) 

It was cold but oh so pretty with the moon reflecting off the new snow. I was using an app on my phone as a light meter so I could get the correct exposure while in Bulb mode. That worked really well except I had to many things I was trying to juggle and then working the phone with gloves is always fun.

Another late post, trust you all had a great day. To all my Scavenger friends at the meet-up have a fantastic time. Wish I could be there.

Goodnight!

+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey, curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser

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2015-03-05 04:37:27 (32 comments, 13 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Mesmerizing

Been a little busy recently so haven't been able to shoot or post like I'd like:) This shot is from my trip to Great Falls a few weekends ago. We are supposed to get 4-8" of snow tomorrow but don't think I'll be able get this week. Trust you'all have had a great Wed. and are looking forward to Thurs.

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey

#GreatFalls   #Potomac   #Virginia  

Mesmerizing

Been a little busy recently so haven't been able to shoot or post like I'd like:) This shot is from my trip to Great Falls a few weekends ago. We are supposed to get 4-8" of snow tomorrow but don't think I'll be able get this week. Trust you'all have had a great Wed. and are looking forward to Thurs.

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey, curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey

#GreatFalls   #Potomac   #Virginia  ___

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2015-03-03 01:48:27 (46 comments, 17 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Emerald Path

A wonderful evening at Great Falls the other weekend:) I loved the green water and yellow skies. This is a very similar comp to the one from a few weekends ago when the water was brown from rain. Not sure which one I like better as they are so different.

Happy Monday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +JohnS... more »

Emerald Path

A wonderful evening at Great Falls the other weekend:) I loved the green water and yellow skies. This is a very similar comp to the one from a few weekends ago when the water was brown from rain. Not sure which one I like better as they are so different.

Happy Monday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey, curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#GreatFalls   #Potomac   #Virginia  ___

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2015-03-02 02:31:56 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Pearl of Great Price

“the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it."  (Matt. 13:45-46)

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

Pearl of Great Price

“the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it."  (Matt. 13:45-46)

#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***___

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2015-03-01 03:32:32 (28 comments, 15 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Evening Shadows

I know I've been posting a lot of frozen soap bubble pictures recently and I have to warn you that there are few more to come. I'll try to spread them out so they don't overwhelm my stream:) So tonight, here is a evening shot from Bears Den (an overlook on the #AppalachianTrail ) near #Bluemont , #Virginia . I love the view of the #Shenandoah  river valley from this location. Have a wonderful evening and a great Sunday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
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Evening Shadows

I know I've been posting a lot of frozen soap bubble pictures recently and I have to warn you that there are few more to come. I'll try to spread them out so they don't overwhelm my stream:) So tonight, here is a evening shot from Bears Den (an overlook on the #AppalachianTrail ) near #Bluemont , #Virginia . I love the view of the #Shenandoah  river valley from this location. Have a wonderful evening and a great Sunday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey
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2015-02-28 16:09:35 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Sunrise Globe

And here is a macro shot of one of the bubbles this morning. This one was shot at f/8 so the bokeh from the light getting through the line of trees isn't quite as round as I'd like. I do love the golden hour color though and the way it highlights the designs in the bubble.

This shot also shows my homemade pipe-cleaner bubble blower that the bubble is resting on.

Have a great day!!

#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
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+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
+Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa #BreakfastClub
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Sunrise Globe

And here is a macro shot of one of the bubbles this morning. This one was shot at f/8 so the bokeh from the light getting through the line of trees isn't quite as round as I'd like. I do love the golden hour color though and the way it highlights the designs in the bubble.

This shot also shows my homemade pipe-cleaner bubble blower that the bubble is resting on.

Have a great day!!

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