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Landscape Photography Community9,163*Landscape Photography Community:  Summer* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  Do NOT share someone else's photo.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. *4) You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, speed, f stop etc.  Photos that don't have complete EXIF data will be removed.* 5) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  6) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 7) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 22, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 8) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 9) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 10) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #42: Summer2015-06-15 22:00:00617  
Landscape Photography Show12,425*Landscape Photography Show #44: Horizon - Rules-of-Thirds* Some landscape photographs really appeal to us and others seem boring. Do you know why?  Your brain is being stimulated by composition, color, and contrast and it's all subconscious.  Your photos can be more interesting and appealing by knowing rules of composition and when to break those rules. Imagine two horizontal lines in your viewfinder that divides the space into three equal spaces.  Also imagine two vertical lines that also divide the view into thirds.  You now have a grid much like the tic-tac-toe game.  The four points where the lines intersect are called focal points.  We will have more about them later and also the vertical lines.  This event will focus on those horizontal lines. Study your landscape BEFORE you shoot.  In the viewfinder, place the horizon on one of those horizontal rule-of-thirds lines.  You will have 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground or 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground.  That composition is very pleasing to the viewer.  Having your horizon dead center is often boring and not interesting.   Horizons should be level!!  If you have sky and water, then having the horizon level is a MUST!!   If you have sky and ground, the "level" becomes more complicated.  If your horizon is very curvy with rolling hills for example, you won't have a level horizon and that's OK.  Your mind's eye knows that hills aren't level.  If your horizon is the boundary between sky and land and only a slight hill, you're mind's eye won't find it appealing when looking at the photograph of that view because the horizon isn't level.   You can trick your mind's eye by adding a vertical element to the composition that the viewer will "know" is vertical such as a tree.  You might put that vertical tree on one of those vertical rule-of-thirds lines.  Your mind knows that the tree is vertical and won't mind an unlevel horizon. Knowing when to break the rules is important too but make sure you have a good reason to break the basic rules of composition.  You might try getting added drama with 10-20% sky and 80-90% ground or vice versa.  Share your landscape photograph that displays a horizon using the horizontal rule-of-thirds.  In a comment on the photograph explain how you used this technique in your composition.  If you break the horizontal rule-of-thirds, tell us what you are trying to achieve.  Other participants will be discussing how you used this technique and asking you questions.  Please join the discussion on other photographs as well.  Feel free to leave comments and discuss on the main event as well. *General Rules:* 1) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be removed from the event. 2) *You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, f stop, speed etc.  Photos that don'tLPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds2015-06-08 17:00:00589  
Landscape Photography Community9,163*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 22:00:00679  
Landscape Photography Community9,163*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 21:00:00692  
Landscape Photography Show12,425Landscape 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 03:00:00630  
Landscape Photography Community9,163*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome - NOT B&W* Find your favorite Monochrome landscape photograph that is NOT Black and White.  All photographs should be of the same hue or hues within the same color palate such as sepia.  They may NOT be B&W.   Share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the Monochrome category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, November 10, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W2014-11-03 22:00:00648  
Landscape Photography Community9,163*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 Show12,425Come 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 04:00:00449  
Landscape Photography Show12,425*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 04:00:00530  
PhotoDay Around the World437_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 World437  _Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost:* There is *no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.  - Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ). - Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it. Enjoy your PhotoDay! *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00233  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,159*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest    #photo_exchange_club    #photography   #photo_of_the_week    #PEC    #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers    #bestgplusphotos    #gplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-18 17:00:00250  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,159*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_exchange_club   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-04 17:00:00228  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,159*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-27 17:00:00230  
Curating Content for the Attention Economy19,159*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 for the Attention Economy19,159*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotogs  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-13 17:00:00198  
Landscape Photography Show12,425*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 Tompkins144,016*Landscape Photography Community:  A River Runs Through It* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a river running through the landscape.  It can also be a stream or waterfall surrounded by the landscape. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 31, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 11: A River Runs Through It2014-03-24 21:00:00480  
Landscape Photography Show14,638This 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 Show14,638*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 03:00:00263  
Margaret Tompkins144,016*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 Tompkins144,016*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 Kight15,127@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Google+10,394,583The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033858  
Landscape Photography Show14,638Back 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 Show14,638Meet  +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 Ratcliff8,417,312This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
Ron Clifford2,859,734*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 Ratcliff8,417,312This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too... As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com See you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00265  
Kristen Joy3,944For 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 Ratcliff8,417,312We 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 Hanley21,641Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00258  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312A 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 03:00:00348  
Jennifer Eden38,876A 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 Jarvie427,113*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
SmugMug46,296Date: 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 Murphy1,309,201Hey 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 Ratcliff8,417,312Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  

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2015-06-07 23:44:44 (80 comments, 52 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

TMF -- Too Much Fun

I went to La Jolla for an early dinner last night and ended up hanging around until sunset. The day had been completely clear but as sunset approached, clouds started appearing adding interest and movement in this long exposure. You can find a reference to TMF in the photo if you view large:) This was my first time visiting the tide pools in La Jolla and I learned some things that I hope I can put to good use on my next visit (provided the sun and sky cooperate).

Happy Sunday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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2015-06-07 23:44:44 (80 comments, 52 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

TMF -- Too Much Fun

I went to La Jolla for an early dinner last night and ended up hanging around until sunset. The day had been completely clear but as sunset approached, clouds started appearing adding interest and movement in this long exposure. You can find a reference to TMF in the photo if you view large:) This was my first time visiting the tide pools in La Jolla and I learned some things that I hope I can put to good use on my next visit (provided the sun and sky cooperate).

Happy Sunday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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2015-06-07 23:44:44 (80 comments, 52 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

TMF -- Too Much Fun

I went to La Jolla for an early dinner last night and ended up hanging around until sunset. The day had been completely clear but as sunset approached, clouds started appearing adding interest and movement in this long exposure. You can find a reference to TMF in the photo if you view large:) This was my first time visiting the tide pools in La Jolla and I learned some things that I hope I can put to good use on my next visit (provided the sun and sky cooperate).

Happy Sunday!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
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2015-07-02 12:34:03 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Feeling bouncy?

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

Happy Thursday!

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

Feeling bouncy?

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

Happy Thursday!

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

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2015-07-01 00:01:09 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Shine down your light on me

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

Trust you all have had a wonderful Tuesday!

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

Shine down your light on me

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

Trust you all have had a wonderful Tuesday!

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

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

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2015-06-29 15:45:42 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Scavenger Hunt Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-06-29 02:55:39 (50 comments, 16 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Golden Summer

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

Have a wonderful week!!

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Golden Summer

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

Have a wonderful week!!

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#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +*** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
+Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen +f.a. fiebig #DailyDepthOfField
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#blackeyedsusan   #texture   #on1   #perfecteffects9  ___

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2015-06-26 13:57:47 (41 comments, 23 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

The power of Time

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

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

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead! 

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The power of Time

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

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

Have a great Friday and weekend ahead! 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

#lajolla   #erosion   #time   #sea   #clouds  ___

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2015-06-21 20:03:06 (40 comments, 15 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Standing Tall

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

Standing Tall

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

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2015-06-17 13:53:48 (38 comments, 20 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-17 02:41:29 (66 comments, 32 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Sunset Glory

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

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Sunset Glory

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

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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2015-06-13 22:53:04 (53 comments, 16 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Saturday Night Lights

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

Happy Saturday!

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Saturday Night Lights

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

Happy Saturday!

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

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2015-06-12 19:44:09 (24 comments, 13 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Firstborn

Happy Floral Friday!!

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#MountainLaurel  

Firstborn

Happy Floral Friday!!

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2015-06-12 10:35:21 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2015-06-12 09:47:54 (29 comments, 10 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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#lajolla   #tidepools   #longexposurephotography  ___

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
George___

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2015-06-10 14:54:06 (36 comments, 9 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

La Jolla Tide Pools

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

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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La Jolla Tide Pools

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

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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

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2015-06-07 23:44:44 (80 comments, 52 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

TMF -- Too Much Fun

I went to La Jolla for an early dinner last night and ended up hanging around until sunset. The day had been completely clear but as sunset approached, clouds started appearing adding interest and movement in this long exposure. You can find a reference to TMF in the photo if you view large:) This was my first time visiting the tide pools in La Jolla and I learned some things that I hope I can put to good use on my next visit (provided the sun and sky cooperate).

Happy Sunday!

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TMF -- Too Much Fun

I went to La Jolla for an early dinner last night and ended up hanging around until sunset. The day had been completely clear but as sunset approached, clouds started appearing adding interest and movement in this long exposure. You can find a reference to TMF in the photo if you view large:) This was my first time visiting the tide pools in La Jolla and I learned some things that I hope I can put to good use on my next visit (provided the sun and sky cooperate).

Happy Sunday!

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

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2015-06-03 03:31:07 (46 comments, 24 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

Crashing Waves

So after visiting Big Basin Redwoods I headed down to Santa Cruz and then north up the PCH. I hadn't scoped out any beaches and was just driving and looking for pull offs with some cars:) This location required a short climb up to some unused railroad tracks and then down a long steep sand path to this C shaped cove with rocks on each side. The wind was blowing like crazy and there was no way I was going to change lenses even though I really needed a longer lens. So this is a deep crop of the original RAW image to focus on the crashing waves.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

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Crashing Waves

So after visiting Big Basin Redwoods I headed down to Santa Cruz and then north up the PCH. I hadn't scoped out any beaches and was just driving and looking for pull offs with some cars:) This location required a short climb up to some unused railroad tracks and then down a long steep sand path to this C shaped cove with rocks on each side. The wind was blowing like crazy and there was no way I was going to change lenses even though I really needed a longer lens. So this is a deep crop of the original RAW image to focus on the crashing waves.

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday!

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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
+The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #TheMagicOfLight
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2015-06-02 00:58:02 (50 comments, 21 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

Greyhound Rock Beach

This was the last beach I visited this past Friday before the sun dipped below the sea fog and the sky went grey. It was fun to be at the coast shooting but I'm realizing I have a lot to learn about taking good seascape shots:) I did love the way the waves were coming in and crashing against the rock.

Happy Monday!

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Greyhound Rock Beach

This was the last beach I visited this past Friday before the sun dipped below the sea fog and the sky went grey. It was fun to be at the coast shooting but I'm realizing I have a lot to learn about taking good seascape shots:) I did love the way the waves were coming in and crashing against the rock.

Happy Monday!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
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2015-06-01 00:46:33 (42 comments, 19 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Big Basin Redwoods

This past Friday I got to visit Big Basin Redwoods State Park for the first time. It was a lot of fun walking around in the woods and seeing the redwoods up close and the drive on 236 from route 9 down to the park was an adventure. We have some narrow roads like that here in VA:)

Given the dynamic range it was a little tricky processing this shot the way I wanted. I started with a 5 shot HDR set and then did some hand blending with the lightest of the 5 shot HDR set to pull out more detail and color of the trunks. I'm slowing learning how to blend between layers with On1's Perfect Photo Suite.

Have a wonderful week!

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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
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Big Basin Redwoods

This past Friday I got to visit Big Basin Redwoods State Park for the first time. It was a lot of fun walking around in the woods and seeing the redwoods up close and the drive on 236 from route 9 down to the park was an adventure. We have some narrow roads like that here in VA:)

Given the dynamic range it was a little tricky processing this shot the way I wanted. I started with a 5 shot HDR set and then did some hand blending with the lightest of the 5 shot HDR set to pull out more detail and color of the trunks. I'm slowing learning how to blend between layers with On1's Perfect Photo Suite.

Have a wonderful week!

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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#BigBasinRedwoods   #redwood   #trees  ___

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2015-05-30 13:36:53 (28 comments, 13 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Sea fog... lens mist

Sigh... I find that I get so into trying to take shots that I often forget the most important things. In this case... clearing the lens of sea spray. The wind was really blowing and by the point this shot was taken my filter was pretty much covered :(

I was in CA this week for a conference and the "June gloom" was very prevalent. At the conference in Half Moon Day we didn't see the sun at all. Friday afternoon I had some time so drove down to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then on to Santa Cruz. There was sun in those locations so started drive up PCH and found a couple of beaches I'd never been to before. That was fun though I'm not super happy with any of the shots. I probably need to stare at them some more:) This was my last stop before making the drive back to the hotel. The sun was descending behind the sea fog and as I left... more »

Sea fog... lens mist

Sigh... I find that I get so into trying to take shots that I often forget the most important things. In this case... clearing the lens of sea spray. The wind was really blowing and by the point this shot was taken my filter was pretty much covered :(

I was in CA this week for a conference and the "June gloom" was very prevalent. At the conference in Half Moon Day we didn't see the sun at all. Friday afternoon I had some time so drove down to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then on to Santa Cruz. There was sun in those locations so started drive up PCH and found a couple of beaches I'd never been to before. That was fun though I'm not super happy with any of the shots. I probably need to stare at them some more:) This was my last stop before making the drive back to the hotel. The sun was descending behind the sea fog and as I left this location the fog blotted out the sun.

I'm sorry I haven't been very active lately. It's been a crazy number of weeks and the next two are looking really full as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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2015-05-25 17:21:45 (34 comments, 18 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Mountain Laurel Morning

Posting in honor of all the service men and women who have served my country (as today is Memorial Day in the US). For those who have a day off, I hope you have a great day!

For this image I tried something new. I used a "poor man's" form of focus stacking by pulling two images into #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  (one shot at f/2.8 and one at f/7.1). I then masked in the details from the f/7.1 shot leaving the shallow DoF from the f/2.8 shot. A few more effects from the Perfect Photo Suite and then back to #Lightroom  for finishing touches.

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

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Mountain Laurel Morning

Posting in honor of all the service men and women who have served my country (as today is Memorial Day in the US). For those who have a day off, I hope you have a great day!

For this image I tried something new. I used a "poor man's" form of focus stacking by pulling two images into #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  (one shot at f/2.8 and one at f/7.1). I then masked in the details from the f/7.1 shot leaving the shallow DoF from the f/2.8 shot. A few more effects from the Perfect Photo Suite and then back to #Lightroom  for finishing touches.

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

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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

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#mountainlaurel  ___

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2015-05-23 09:03:02 (45 comments, 40 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

Windy Bears Den Sunset

My daughter and I went up to the Bears Den overlook almost two weeks ago for the sunset which turned out to be beautiful. We had a great time except for the tragedy of her iPod falling 6 feet onto rocks:( The evening though was wonderful, though very windy, and we had a great time.

As for the photo, I'm not totally satisfied with this shot... not sure if it's the comp or the edit or both. Feedback always appreciated :)

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Windy Bears Den Sunset

My daughter and I went up to the Bears Den overlook almost two weeks ago for the sunset which turned out to be beautiful. We had a great time except for the tragedy of her iPod falling 6 feet onto rocks:( The evening though was wonderful, though very windy, and we had a great time.

As for the photo, I'm not totally satisfied with this shot... not sure if it's the comp or the edit or both. Feedback always appreciated :)

#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
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
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#BearsDen   #AppalachianTrail   #Bluemont  ___

2015-05-21 02:31:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Sorry I've been absent for a while. Unfortunately it's going to continue for a few more days. I'm hoping by sometime next week I'll be able to get back to checking out all your wonderful posts.

Sorry I've been absent for a while. Unfortunately it's going to continue for a few more days. I'm hoping by sometime next week I'll be able to get back to checking out all your wonderful posts.___

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2015-05-15 01:00:46 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Flowing Light

Decided to try this waterfall from Ricketts Glen State Park in B&W. I really like the way it focuses the image on the water and not so much the surrounding rocks and trees. This image started as a 5 shot HDR set merged and processed in color and then converted to B&W using a preset I have for Lightroom (plus a few minor tweaks).

Happy Thursday!

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#ThirstyThursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile

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Flowing Light

Decided to try this waterfall from Ricketts Glen State Park in B&W. I really like the way it focuses the image on the water and not so much the surrounding rocks and trees. This image started as a 5 shot HDR set merged and processed in color and then converted to B&W using a preset I have for Lightroom (plus a few minor tweaks).

Happy Thursday!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +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

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#RickettsGlenStatePark   #Waterfall   #LongExposure  ___

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2015-05-13 02:48:26 (53 comments, 26 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Golden Suspension

From my dandelion shoot a few evenings ago:) 

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#dandelion   #seed  

Golden Suspension

From my dandelion shoot a few evenings ago:) 

#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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#dandelion   #seed  ___

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2015-05-10 18:59:02 (45 comments, 22 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Hearts full of Love

For the last number of years I've been posting a photo of Bleeding Hearts on Mother's Day for my mom. This is my first Mother's Day without my mom and I want to carry on the tradition. She was the most amazing person teaching me so much about life both in her actions and words directly to me as well as in how she loved my Dad. What an example of a wife and mother! I am so blessed to have enjoyed 47 years in this life with her. The phrase that most exemplifies my mom is "joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer". 

So for all the mother's seeing this post, Happy Mother's Day!!

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Hearts full of Love

For the last number of years I've been posting a photo of Bleeding Hearts on Mother's Day for my mom. This is my first Mother's Day without my mom and I want to carry on the tradition. She was the most amazing person teaching me so much about life both in her actions and words directly to me as well as in how she loved my Dad. What an example of a wife and mother! I am so blessed to have enjoyed 47 years in this life with her. The phrase that most exemplifies my mom is "joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer". 

So for all the mother's seeing this post, Happy Mother's Day!!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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#MothersDay   #BleedingHearts   #Bokeh  ___

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2015-05-10 00:21:09 (28 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Mohican

This is another of the waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park. This is the last one I reached on my hike before having to turn around and head back up the trail. I was stopping over at the park on the way to pick up my daughter from college so only had limited time. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the park and definitely want to go back and visit again.

I always love it when I run into other photographers while out shooting and on this occasion I got to meet Andrew Smith. You can find his shots of Ricketts Glen on 500px here (https://500px.com/AndrewSmithPhoto).

Happy Saturday!

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Mohican

This is another of the waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park. This is the last one I reached on my hike before having to turn around and head back up the trail. I was stopping over at the park on the way to pick up my daughter from college so only had limited time. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the park and definitely want to go back and visit again.

I always love it when I run into other photographers while out shooting and on this occasion I got to meet Andrew Smith. You can find his shots of Ricketts Glen on 500px here (https://500px.com/AndrewSmithPhoto).

Happy Saturday!

#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

#promotephotography by +Promote Photography
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
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#RickettsGlenStatePark   #RickettsGlen   #Waterfall   #LongExposure  ___

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2015-05-09 02:42:44 (27 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Singing in the Rain

Just wanted to share this daffodil photo before calling it a night. Another busy week comes to a close and tomorrow holds many more tasks to get done. Hoping one of those is catching up with everyone's photos:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
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Singing in the Rain

Just wanted to share this daffodil photo before calling it a night. Another busy week comes to a close and tomorrow holds many more tasks to get done. Hoping one of those is catching up with everyone's photos:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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

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2015-05-06 21:11:02 (42 comments, 12 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Oneida - Ricketts Glen State Park

So yesterday I got to visit Ricketts Glen State Park for the very first time even if it was just for a few hours. It was my first visit and I definitely want to go back. I took the Falls Trail from the Lake Rose parking lot which descends the Ganoga Glen. I only got to about a third of the waterfalls. The full trail loop is 3.2 miles and has 21 different waterfalls. There was a lot of water on the Ganoga Glen side so some of the waterfalls had a bit too much flow. This is the second waterfall I came to on my hike.

I arrived around noon and it was just partly cloudy so my 10stop ND filter came in really handy. By the time I was leaving it was clouding up more and my polarizer probably would have been fine.

Happy Wednesday!

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Oneida - Ricketts Glen State Park

So yesterday I got to visit Ricketts Glen State Park for the very first time even if it was just for a few hours. It was my first visit and I definitely want to go back. I took the Falls Trail from the Lake Rose parking lot which descends the Ganoga Glen. I only got to about a third of the waterfalls. The full trail loop is 3.2 miles and has 21 different waterfalls. There was a lot of water on the Ganoga Glen side so some of the waterfalls had a bit too much flow. This is the second waterfall I came to on my hike.

I arrived around noon and it was just partly cloudy so my 10stop ND filter came in really handy. By the time I was leaving it was clouding up more and my polarizer probably would have been fine.

Happy Wednesday!

#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
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge

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2015-05-06 02:21:05 (29 comments, 10 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Radial Light

It's been a busy couple of days and I haven't been able to keep up here on G+. Today I was traveling to my daughter's college and tomorrow we drive home. On the way I was able to stop at Ricketts Glen State Park in PA which has a couple streams with over 20 waterfalls. I was only able to get to about a third of them in the time I had before needed to get back on the road. Hopefully there will be a waterfall landscape image for tomorrow:)

This macro I shot a few nights ago as the sun was just about to sink below the horizon. I always love that hour of golden light on a nice clear day. Happy Tuesday/Wednesday (depending on your timezone:)!

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
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Radial Light

It's been a busy couple of days and I haven't been able to keep up here on G+. Today I was traveling to my daughter's college and tomorrow we drive home. On the way I was able to stop at Ricketts Glen State Park in PA which has a couple streams with over 20 waterfalls. I was only able to get to about a third of them in the time I had before needed to get back on the road. Hopefully there will be a waterfall landscape image for tomorrow:)

This macro I shot a few nights ago as the sun was just about to sink below the horizon. I always love that hour of golden light on a nice clear day. Happy Tuesday/Wednesday (depending on your timezone:)!

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

#dandilion   #seed   #backlit   #macroaddict  ___

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2015-05-04 02:43:41 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

A Different Perspective

A very late post (at least for me) after a busy weekend. We have a couple Bleeding Heart plants and I love how they always bloom write around Mother's Day:) I don't normally shoot them from this perspective though this time I really liked the different patterns. Have a wonderful week!

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#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#BleedingHeart   #Flower   #Macro  

A Different Perspective

A very late post (at least for me) after a busy weekend. We have a couple Bleeding Heart plants and I love how they always bloom write around Mother's Day:) I don't normally shoot them from this perspective though this time I really liked the different patterns. Have a wonderful week!

#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
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#BleedingHeart   #Flower   #Macro  ___

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2015-05-02 11:01:04 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Bright & Cheery

Decided today I'd share a color version of these cute little flowers I found on my hike to Hollow Brook falls. I'm feeling the need for "bright and cheery" :) Have a great Saturday!

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

+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub

#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Bright & Cheery

Decided today I'd share a color version of these cute little flowers I found on my hike to Hollow Brook falls. I'm feeling the need for "bright and cheery" :) Have a great Saturday!

#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +1165017426976413

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas

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

+Breakfast Art Club curated by +Simply Arlie #BreakfastArtClub

#canonusers +*** by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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2015-05-02 00:42:54 (26 comments, 4 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Exposing my heart to the light

Just a quick macro of one of our Cherry Blossoms for Floral Friday. These blooms are mostly gone though will probably be able to enjoy them for a few more days unless we get big rain storm:) Hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend!

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

Exposing my heart to the light

Just a quick macro of one of our Cherry Blossoms for Floral Friday. These blooms are mostly gone though will probably be able to enjoy them for a few more days unless we get big rain storm:) Hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to the weekend!

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

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2015-05-01 00:39:14 (37 comments, 7 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

The Rush of Spring

Here is another view of Hollow Brook Falls just off the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, VA. I really enjoyed shooting this waterfall this past weekend. It was so nice to be out in nature and trying some different angles and perspectives. I tried out the #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  luminosity masks for the first time on this image. It allowed me to keep the water white and unaffected by the other edits. Very handy:) I've got so much to learn when it comes to post processing and I love when I have time to try new things:)

Happy Thursday!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +DennisH... more »

The Rush of Spring

Here is another view of Hollow Brook Falls just off the Appalachian Trail near Bluemont, VA. I really enjoyed shooting this waterfall this past weekend. It was so nice to be out in nature and trying some different angles and perspectives. I tried out the #On1   #PerfectPhotoSuite  luminosity masks for the first time on this image. It allowed me to keep the water white and unaffected by the other edits. Very handy:) I've got so much to learn when it comes to post processing and I love when I have time to try new things:)

Happy Thursday!

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

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +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
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

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

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2015-04-30 01:43:06 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Please check out +Martin Radigan's stream! He's recently started posting on G+ and has some fantastic photos!

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Another from last weeks trip to Delaware Gap National Rec. Area in PA. ___Please check out +Martin Radigan's stream! He's recently started posting on G+ and has some fantastic photos!

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2015-04-29 01:17:41 (37 comments, 16 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Peek-a-Boo in Pink

The blossoms from our flowering plum trees are all gone though I did managed to get a few shots before they were all gone. In this case I also managed to capture a fly of some sort looking at the camera. Probably a little disgusted at his evening being disturbed by some guy taking pictures ;) Happy Tuesday and have a great week!

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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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Peek-a-Boo in Pink

The blossoms from our flowering plum trees are all gone though I did managed to get a few shots before they were all gone. In this case I also managed to capture a fly of some sort looking at the camera. Probably a little disgusted at his evening being disturbed by some guy taking pictures ;) Happy Tuesday and have a great week!

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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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#FloweringPlum   #MacroAddict   #Pink  ___

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2015-04-28 00:13:01 (45 comments, 10 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Shining Brightly for Spring

Found these beautiful little wild flowers on my hike to Hollow Brook Falls. I saw a number of these on my hike to the falls but didn't stop till on my way back to the car. I was debating on whether I wanted to switch lenses out in the field given that it was raining/sleeting at the time. However, there was a lull in the rain/sleet (possibly because of the foliage above me) so I switch to my 150mm macro and took a bunch of shots. I've only had time to work on this one and liked the B&W version better than the color one:)

Happy Macro Monday!

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

Also for...

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
#BTPMonochromePro ... more »

Shining Brightly for Spring

Found these beautiful little wild flowers on my hike to Hollow Brook Falls. I saw a number of these on my hike to the falls but didn't stop till on my way back to the car. I was debating on whether I wanted to switch lenses out in the field given that it was raining/sleeting at the time. However, there was a lull in the rain/sleet (possibly because of the foliage above me) so I switch to my 150mm macro and took a bunch of shots. I've only had time to work on this one and liked the B&W version better than the color one:)

Happy Macro Monday!

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

Also for...

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

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#canonusers +* by +Gene Bowker +John Spade

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

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

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2015-04-26 00:46:19 (28 comments, 11 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

Hollow Brook Falls

Hiked over to Hollow Brook Falls (just off the Appalachian Trail) this afternoon. The fall wasn't as cluttered with trees as sometimes though I did spend some time clearing out what I could:) It was a nice cloudy day and I add the place to myself. Just as I was wrapping up it started sleeting... go figure:) It wasn't that cold, so I guess it was just cold up in the atmosphere. Hope you all were able to get out and shoot today!

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 Photography +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
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Hollow Brook Falls

Hiked over to Hollow Brook Falls (just off the Appalachian Trail) this afternoon. The fall wasn't as cluttered with trees as sometimes though I did spend some time clearing out what I could:) It was a nice cloudy day and I add the place to myself. Just as I was wrapping up it started sleeting... go figure:) It wasn't that cold, so I guess it was just cold up in the atmosphere. Hope you all were able to get out and shoot today!

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 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

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

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

#AppalachianTrail   #HollowBrookFalls  ___

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2015-04-25 14:57:30 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +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 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +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

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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 (26 comments, 13 reshares, 123 +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

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2015-04-22 12:36:19 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-04-21 23:37:31 (50 comments, 20 reshares, 149 +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 (46 comments, 14 reshares, 148 +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, 3 reshares, 72 +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 (19 comments, 11 reshares, 88 +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  

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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 (22 comments, 12 reshares, 110 +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 (43 comments, 16 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 (38 comments, 18 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-04-15 00:30:35 (12 comments, 13 reshares, 110 +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, 112 +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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The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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