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Charles Lupica has been at 11 events

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Landscape Photography Show14,482Full edited version of the @106426215970067085617  Episode #23 Monochrome PHotography  http://youtu.be/pff_XBP4big   The link in the event had to be deleted because of technical difficulties. NOTE OUR NEW TIME* The time shown on the event is the time the show will commence in your time zone.   In the USA the time changed to  9:00 EST,  8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:00 PST Come and learn about shooting great monochrome images with tips and special techniques from +Charles Lupica Internationally published fine art, stock image, and independent photographer living in Neuchâtel Switzerland.   Charles is active in curating  Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome. He founded 3 photography communities on G+ 52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only) Sacred Sunday  Black and White Photography *Come and share in the event your Monochrome photos ONLY please!   If you used some special techniques please explain in the comment below the photo!*   *SHOW STARTER*  Each panel member will select a "Show Starter" photo from the monochrome gallery posted on this event which starts the show!  We love seeing all your beautiful work!   Please circle +Landscape Photography Show   so we can comment on your posts!  Thank you!   A Monochrome Photography circle will be created from the participants checking "yes" or "maybe" to the event and shared. Landscape Photography Show Episode #23 Monochrome Event2013-11-20 03:00:00279  
Lotus Carroll1,771,069This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00190  
Michael Muraz27,358Discover some of Europe's finest photographers with your co-hosts @105390077271236874234 and @114491493858756989707. In this next episode of the European Photo Show, we will be welcoming @112081766579275033713, @118340132086483099005, @103236949470535942612 to talk about Black and White photography. We'll discuss their work, their favorite locations, their inspiration and much more! The European Photo Show is an online live video show that you can watch on Google+. If you miss it, you can catch the recording later on Youtube. _Please share the event and invite people._European Photo Show #72013-09-05 20:00:0078  
Evelin J.19,645Wir treffen uns um 09:00 Uhr bei der Talstation Ebenalp in Wasserauen. Fahren mit der Luftseilbahn hoch und werden auf der Ebenalp den herrlichen Alpstein fotografieren. Anschliessend begeben wir uns auf den Weg zur Bärenhöhle, besichtigen das Emeritenhaus & Wildkirchli. Beim Bergrestaurant Äscher werden wir uns mit einem feinen Mittagessen verwöhnen lassen und anschliessend machen wir uns auf den Weg zum Seealpsee zum Schluss führt unsere Wanderung über die Alp Hütten nach Wasserauen. Wer von weit her anreist und in Appenzell oder Umgebung übernachtet: Wenn man ab 3 Nächte ein Zimmer bucht, erhält ihr vom Gastgeber eine Tourismuskarte.  Da sind die Eintritte ins Museum, Hallenbad,Schaukäserei gratis. Ebenfalls sind die Bergbahnen inbegriffen. Wer bei einem Hotel bucht sind bei der Tourismuskarte ebenfalls die Zugfahrten im Appenzellerland gratis. Ich freue mich auf euch EvelinAlpstein Fotowalk Ebenalp - Wildkirchli - Seealpsee2013-07-27 09:00:0023  
Benjamin Cortis154,655*Photo Competition* February 2013 *Status: submission* *Thread:* Selfs I want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs. The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *5 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Let´s have fun and Helau ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Februar 2013 *Status: Einreichung* *Thema:* Selbstbildnis Ich will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *5 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Viel Spaß und Helau ;) #foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionfebruaryPhoto Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00249  
Benjamin Cortis154,655*Photo Competition* December 2012 *special* *Status: finished* *Thread:* Europe What do you associate with Europe? How would you present Europe? What are typical impressions of Europe? The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. This time the Top 5 are also able to count on a little surprise from +Pixum  ;) Top 1: Gallery Print Top 2: Photobook Top 3-5: Calender 2013 *Rules:* Please note the current topic. *Europe* Everyone can submit *only one* picture by uploading a picture directly to the event. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *But what is so special in this competition?* For this december competition *only* people who also have a residence in Europe can join and win. YES win :) So the best work can look forward to a little surprise ;) Because of the creative theme, I have set the duration of the submission to 2 days. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c2amnlt8a8gir8mas3pjn1npd20 Let´s have fun....and do not forget that you have to live in europe ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Dezember 2012 *Spezial* *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Europa Was verbindet ihr mit Europa? Wie würdet ihr Europa präsentieren? Was sind typische Eindrücke Europas? Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. Diesmal werden die Top 5 ebenfalls mit einer kleinen Überraschung von +Pixum  rechnen können ;) Top 1: Gallery Print Top 2: Fotobuch Top 3-5: Kalender 2013 *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.*Europa* Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen, indem man ein Bild direkt in das Event hochlädt. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Was ist aber Spezial an diesem Wettbewerb?* Bei diesem Dezember-Wettbewerb können *nur* Leute, die auch einen Wohnsitz in Europa haben teilnehmen und gewinnen. JA, gewinnen :) Also die besten Arbeiten dürfen sich über eine kleine Überraschung freuen :) Aufgrund des kreativen Themas habe ich die Zeitspanne der Einreichungd er Arbeiten auf 2 Tage gesetzt. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält, wird er aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c2amnlt8a8gir8mas3pjn1npd20 Viel Spaß… und denkt daran, dass Du in EuPhoto Competition - December 2012 SPECIAL2012-12-05 11:00:00304  
Benjamin Cortis154,655*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00340  
European Photo161,933Come join +European Photo  #EuropeanPhoto  and +Charles Lupica +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Manuel Votta +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter for our first event.  Please tag your images with #EuropeanAutumn  and #EuropeanPhotography  - no other tag is needed but you can mention one or more curators if you like. This event is for sharing images that say "autumn in Europe" or "Autumn festival".  In Europe many of the biggest festivals of the year take place in September, October, and Novemeber.  In September and October there are many "harvest festivals" such as the Fete des Vendanges in Neuchatel Switzerlland or perhaps you went to the Octoberfest in Germany?  Both Europa Parc and Disneyland Paris put on extensive Halloween themes.  So this weekend, Friday to Sunday, pleass join our event and share with us your images of autumn in Europe.  We would especially like to see images that show autumn in classic European cites or landscapes, like this image of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, Switzerland. Image credit: +Charles Lupica © All rights reserved.European Color and Festivals2012-10-26 00:00:00372  
Carra Riley47,704Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00620  
Benjamin Cortis154,655*Photo Competition* September 2012 *Status: finished* *Thread:* Landscapes The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* September 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Landschaften Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Viel Spaß #foto #photo #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionseptember  Photo Competition - September 20122012-09-05 10:00:00944  
Victor Bezrukov1,670,020 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00140  

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Edith Kukla87,056It´s time to share my pages/owners/curators circle. To give promotion to all of us who invest a lot of time and hard work to promote all the wonderful photographers in G+Included are photopages, their owner and curators. They all use only the share button. Pages with photos downloaded of the www. or wallpapers are NOT INCLUDED. Profiles with suspect photopostings  -  means post the work from others without credits or processed by others - are NOT INCLUDED. Not included are profiles who post sexistic or pornographic material. All the pages and profiles in this circle  are absolutely reputable and clean. And all are my friends.You may add them to your circles, if you want a beautiful and interesting stream. And please help me to spread the beauty :-)))2015-03-25 10:01:06189141611
Juanro JR37Hi Friends ...This is the TOP PEOPLE V8 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly follow  the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or comment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial,.juanrojr.tumblr.com500px.com/juanrojrwww.flickr.com/photos/116151743@N02/Have a nice day!Share it +Happy Sharing #awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     2015-03-23 19:02:05381000
Matthew Magtalas0Homelessness In America | Educational Wiki Circle2015-03-22 22:26:38313000
Viktor Yegorov14,482Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2015-03-21 18:43:53317000
Viktor Yegorov14,482Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2015-03-21 13:21:32468000
Ruta a la Patagonia23,734┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v19 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v19 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-21 13:20:11501723
James Honzik31,158Sharers Meta-circle XI:  This is a meta-circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version XI.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.Some of my best work is now up for sale on http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/james-honzik.htmlThanks, everybody.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2015-03-21 00:38:4548118511
John Wood32,081This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #their #European #identity #in #geography #Sea #to #the #Caspian #Sea #into #which #the #Ural #River #projects #In #the #maps #of #the #period #Transcaucasia #was #counted #as #Asian #The #incorporation #of #most #of #that #region #into #the 2015-03-19 12:12:584426311
Walter Soestbergen76,467✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleSharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is doneIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen2015-03-18 20:01:56320924093
Kenneth Nicholson21,985This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circlesharing #publiccircle #border #between #Asia #and #the #loosely #defined #region #of #Oceania #is #usually #contention #about #what #it #means #Asia #is #larger #and #more #culturally #diverse #than #Europe #It #does #not #exactly #correspond #to #the 2015-03-18 07:21:08428224
Alessandro Folghera59,960#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircleThese are the most interesting and reactive #engagers  of Google Plus among my #circles. Include them if you want to boost your #googleauthorship  and net popularity. To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    2015-03-16 08:47:12501000
Random Art912Shared circle!2015-03-15 21:16:27201000
Juanro JR37Here is my Circle for this community you can add this circle and get more friends  #circle  2015-03-15 16:00:40484000
Margaret Tompkins137,968Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 18:20:09170213
Margaret Tompkins137,965Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 17:40:20170034
Gailen Mapes83,662Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera J-L - 14 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-14 13:41:06177002
John Nuntiatio61,747A new circle.#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-03-11 08:36:33152010
Random Art679Shared circle2015-03-09 13:54:58197000
Random Art618Great circle with great people!2015-03-08 14:45:46198000
Random Art618Shared circle with some great people!2015-03-07 17:55:12192648
Margaret Tompkins137,437Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-07 14:37:13153226
Feel Tech Boy0Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-03-05 12:35:34501011
Swimming Pools Quotes1,265#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-05 10:10:16200000
Art Online726Some great people on google plus. 2015-03-04 12:04:37197000
Allan watson22,056Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein #dur2015-03-04 06:00:51490244
Monochrome World11,086February 2015 ContributorsThank you so much for your wonderful contributions; so much inspiration, and what a show of your command of the monochrome features. Those in this circle have:- Shared at least once a month- Added this page to their circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  so we can more easily find your shares.Also, don't forget our two weekly themes: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  Curator: +andi rivarola +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #sharedcircle  2015-03-03 03:39:1225815212
Win Sing Honey0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-02 14:44:52314000
BestTopPhotographer11,500BTP  UPDATED CIRCLE PER FEBRUARY 2015Please add and share this awesome group of photographers to enrich your and your friends streams with superb art!2015-02-28 20:16:131826713
Mark David4,529Circle Share #5Circle sharing and fostering connections amongst people is one of the great things about Google Plus. Yes, we get a lot of people in our stream, but we also gain insight into who we are and what interests us. To stay in this circle you need to1. Add me to your circles2. Share this circle publicly3. Plus this post4. Leave a comment on this circleYou can also join The Elements community, magazine and blog:https://plus.google.com/communities/104056567194806694242The community shares the adventure of writing an epic series, posting stories, articles on research including history, esoterica, mythology, photography, this community is a creative workshop G+ community.2015-02-28 12:18:04397010
Landscape Photography Show10,107If you want to be the best, then learn from the best!!  These are the Recommended Photographers from the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!!There is still time to share your best Reflections photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Reflections!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c6l9kdsgg30bc3jgvmlbrn26sb0Circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!! +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2015-02-27 00:07:42139101
Edith Kukla83,947It´s time to share my pages/owners/curators circle. To give promotion to all of us who invest a lot of time and hard work to promote all the wonderful photographers in G+Included are photopages, their owner and curators. They all use only the share button. Pages with photos downloaded of the www. or wallpapers are NOT INCLUDED. Profiles with suspect photopostings  -  means post the work from others without credits or processed by others - are NOT INCLUDED. Not included are profiles who post sexistic or pornographic material. All the pages and profiles in this circle  are absolutely reputable and clean. And all are my friends.You may add them to your circles, if you want a beautiful and interesting stream. And please help me to spread the beauty :-)))2015-02-26 12:28:09187382649
Kristina Natacha0#CircleShar  of the DayBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!------------------------#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update #IndonesiaOnly #Jalan #Aberdeen #Belfast #Birmingham #Bristol #Cardiff #Dublin #EastMidlands #Edinburgh #Glasgow #LeedsBradford #London #Manchester #Newcastle #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing 2015-02-25 16:45:00482000
Allan watson21,270Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein 2015-02-25 09:53:314838613
Hemant Atrish157"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle  #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared,#Marketing#ZigZag,#Influencersmore at-http://www.poolarchitects.co.uk/2015-02-24 12:03:10246000
Ercan Çakir7,064Elite Team AG Friends Circle 400Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*****************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*******************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-02-24 07:52:12400000
Howard Salmon15,416The Quintessential Collection Circle             February 22nd Edition    This is a Circle of people who have commented on or shared my photos and been generally supportive of my photography during the past month.  Please add these great engagers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who continue to support my work will be added to my next "Quintessential Collection Circle", simple as that.  Thank you for your support.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger   #blog  2015-02-22 14:42:52287002
Ludovic Moreeuw112,380VIIP Circle Very Important International PeopleThe One & Only - You know ;-)beautiful photos  : http://www.moreeuw.com/photographies/2015-02-22 13:58:54272156140185
Circle Connection8,650The Google+ Photographers Circle contains some of the most talented photographer's on Google+. Circle Connection is honored to bring you our first official photography circle. Please share and add these remarkable photographer's to your circle. 2015-02-20 18:01:30290000
AyJay Schibig86,473ALL KINDS CIRCLE  2.18.15  by +AyJay Schibig Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to give some variety to your circles!  Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  2015-02-19 04:56:22500424953
Noah Wesley20,022Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-18 05:12:27359191630
Gailen Mapes78,802Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera J-L - 17 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-17 11:37:24171101
Colin Wilson18,327This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #Em. #United #Kingdom #United #States #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #Venezuela #Viet #Nam #Virgin #Islands #Wallis #& #Futuna #I. #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe new_zealand #auckland #australia #brisbane # #new_zealand #christchurch #algeria #algeria #algiers #angola #angola #luanda2015-02-14 06:36:44492118110153
Howard Salmon15,378The Photomania Circle, February 8th Edition     This circle contain some of my favorite photographers on google+.  I planning one updating this circle on a regular bases so keep on the lookout.  Add these great photographers to enjoy both a world of amazing photographs and knowledge.  As always thank you for your support.2015-02-07 15:42:42119101
Good Song Tex0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-04 16:29:08314000
John Cleese11,984Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-02-04 10:57:3106683103
Monochrome World10,993January 2015 ContributorsThank you for your excellent contributions and amazing inspiration. Glad to include you in this circle. Feel free to re-share if you'd like.Remember our two specific weekly activities: #otherthanbwwednesday  and #sepiasaturday  When sharing, please use both +Monochrome World and #monochromeworld  It is easier to find your post this way. To be part of this monthly circle:1- Share at least once monthly2- Add our page to your circlesFor +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution +Shared Circles Magic G+ 2015-02-04 01:57:17239335
Good Song Tex0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-01 17:28:32101000
AyJay Schibig85,29221ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE   1.31.15 by  +AyJay Schibig This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-31 21:16:58501171532
Harry Day14,185If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-31 09:56:3737314516
Petra Saherl26,827This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you. #circle   #circleshare   #interestingpeople   #sharecircle  2015-01-29 18:04:26499414745

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2014-06-27 17:39:05 (93 comments, 52 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

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It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, JayPatel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials ... more »

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2014-06-27 17:39:05 (93 comments, 52 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

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#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. 

It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, JayPatel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials ... more »

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 25 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


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2015-03-18 15:10:16 (43 comments, 16 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

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+Brian Dukes as promised, here's my 3 of a kind.  Not only are there 3 of them, they're bigger than your two rhinos. 

These 3 elephants were actually in the water. When I was living in Switzerland, when the circus would come to town, they would have a big parade that ended with the elephants being lead down to Lake Neuchatel for a dip in the lake. It was quite a spectacle with large crowds turning out to watch the elephants frolic in the lake. 

#onBlackCollection   #cwlupicaPhotography   #256ShadesofGray   #256SOG  +256 Shades of Gray 

#africantuesday ' specify weekly theme name here ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacherand +Wayn... more »

#onBlackPoker  

+Brian Dukes as promised, here's my 3 of a kind.  Not only are there 3 of them, they're bigger than your two rhinos. 

These 3 elephants were actually in the water. When I was living in Switzerland, when the circus would come to town, they would have a big parade that ended with the elephants being lead down to Lake Neuchatel for a dip in the lake. It was quite a spectacle with large crowds turning out to watch the elephants frolic in the lake. 

#onBlackCollection   #cwlupicaPhotography   #256ShadesofGray   #256SOG  +256 Shades of Gray 

#africantuesday ' specify weekly theme name here ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#ElephantWednesday +Elephant Wednesday curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth , +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2015-03-16 16:38:23 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

My friend +Brian Dukes has been sharing his on - black animal series. A while back he shared a picture of a Rhino.  I don't have a lot of animal photos to play with but in a playful gesture I would like to play a round of on black poker. So +Brian Dukes , I see your full sized rhino and raise you a small rhino. :-)

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +RobertSK... more »

My friend +Brian Dukes has been sharing his on - black animal series. A while back he shared a picture of a Rhino.  I don't have a lot of animal photos to play with but in a playful gesture I would like to play a round of on black poker. So +Brian Dukes , I see your full sized rhino and raise you a small rhino. :-)

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +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)

#cwlupicaphotography   #monochromephotography   #animalphotography   #zooAnimals   #onBlackCollection  ___

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2015-03-13 17:35:58 (29 comments, 9 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Here's a new addition to my #onBlackCollection  of images.  I took this last weekend on a workshop scouting trip to Volunteer Park in North Seattle. Volunteer Park is pretty and houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a historic water tower.  You can go up in the tower and get a nice view of the Seattle skyline, but not a photographic view. 

This was a bush near the water reservoir.  I'm not sure what it is so any help identifying it would be appreciated. (BTW: it's a brilliant candy apple red).

A special note to my friends +Kari Johnson and +Jerry Johnson - No tulips yet except in the Conservatory so I thought I would share this image with you.  It wouldn't be too much longer before the tulips are in full bloom.  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +KerryMurphy ,... more »

Here's a new addition to my #onBlackCollection  of images.  I took this last weekend on a workshop scouting trip to Volunteer Park in North Seattle. Volunteer Park is pretty and houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a historic water tower.  You can go up in the tower and get a nice view of the Seattle skyline, but not a photographic view. 

This was a bush near the water reservoir.  I'm not sure what it is so any help identifying it would be appreciated. (BTW: it's a brilliant candy apple red).

A special note to my friends +Kari Johnson and +Jerry Johnson - No tulips yet except in the Conservatory so I thought I would share this image with you.  It wouldn't be too much longer before the tulips are in full bloom.  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaPhotography   #monochromephotography   #256ShadesOfGray  +256 Shades of Gray ___

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2015-03-09 20:58:17 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

I was out scouting locations to add to a photo tour / photography workshop in Seattle.  This photo was taken from the Kerry Park overlook, easy to argue that this is the best spot in Seattle to take Seattle skyline pictures.  This is also a popular place to take blue hour and evening images, though a couple of other spots may vye for best spot to shoot at night. 

Of course, that's the Space Needle in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. [ locally referred to reverently as, "The Mountain". ] Many years ago, I had an office down there in that urban jungle.  Standing at my window, I could see Mt Rainier way off to my left, with a magnificent view of Elliott Bay. 


#Seattle   #seattleskyline   #MtRainier   #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG  

... more »

I was out scouting locations to add to a photo tour / photography workshop in Seattle.  This photo was taken from the Kerry Park overlook, easy to argue that this is the best spot in Seattle to take Seattle skyline pictures.  This is also a popular place to take blue hour and evening images, though a couple of other spots may vye for best spot to shoot at night. 

Of course, that's the Space Needle in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. [ locally referred to reverently as, "The Mountain". ] Many years ago, I had an office down there in that urban jungle.  Standing at my window, I could see Mt Rainier way off to my left, with a magnificent view of Elliott Bay. 


#Seattle   #seattleskyline   #MtRainier   #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG  

About this photograph. This is a single exposure using a circular polarizer.  The sky and the building were processed separately in +Nik Collection by Google  #sep2   #silverEffectsPro2   #CEP4 , +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Adobe Photoshop  #Canon   #canonPhotography   #CanonMark5DMKII  

  #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-03-06 04:46:32 (43 comments, 14 reshares, 168 +1s)Open 

I mostly share Black and White images but once and a while I like to share something with a little bit of color. 

A few weeks ago I spent a wonderful "spring" weekend in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the Rowena Cliff overlook the crocus were already blooming.  I should mention that the ticks were already out and about  even though it was only mid February. A day after taking this shot I found one of the nasty beasties attached to my shoulder. I should have taken a picture of that too ! Oh well, I was raelly only thinking about getting it pulled off. 

#BokehTuesday curated by +Bob Baxley
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner<... more »

I mostly share Black and White images but once and a while I like to share something with a little bit of color. 

A few weeks ago I spent a wonderful "spring" weekend in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the Rowena Cliff overlook the crocus were already blooming.  I should mention that the ticks were already out and about  even though it was only mid February. A day after taking this shot I found one of the nasty beasties attached to my shoulder. I should have taken a picture of that too ! Oh well, I was raelly only thinking about getting it pulled off. 

#BokehTuesday curated by +Bob Baxley
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#lowanglephotography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen___

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2015-02-22 17:22:17 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Last weekend I visited the Columbia River Gorge; which separates Washington and Oregon. If you drive up on to the plateau near Hood River Oregon, this is the view you might see.  I thought the clouds, and even the contrails were interesting.  I used my tripod with a very small aperture to capture this unenhanced sunburst. [ By unenhanced I mean that I didn't add an overlay in Photoshop. I worked only with the pixels that were there ] 

I found this spot quite by accident. We were out touring the countryside and stopped into a little local restaurant (The Crooked Tree Tavern), to have a bite to eat.

Many of the views of Mt. Hood, along the main road, were quite spectacular but we were still looking for that "one spot".  We took our cameras into the restaurant with us so that we could review the morning's images.  The restaurant owner saw all the camera gear andaske... more »

Last weekend I visited the Columbia River Gorge; which separates Washington and Oregon. If you drive up on to the plateau near Hood River Oregon, this is the view you might see.  I thought the clouds, and even the contrails were interesting.  I used my tripod with a very small aperture to capture this unenhanced sunburst. [ By unenhanced I mean that I didn't add an overlay in Photoshop. I worked only with the pixels that were there ] 

I found this spot quite by accident. We were out touring the countryside and stopped into a little local restaurant (The Crooked Tree Tavern), to have a bite to eat.

Many of the views of Mt. Hood, along the main road, were quite spectacular but we were still looking for that "one spot".  We took our cameras into the restaurant with us so that we could review the morning's images.  The restaurant owner saw all the camera gear and asked if we would be interested in knowing his favorite spot in the area.  After we ate, we followed his directions and were greeted by this view of Mt. Hoot. Not only that, from this vantage place we could see Mt St. Helens on the other side of the river and in the distance, we could see Mt. Rainier. Wow, what a spot.

I would love to take a workshop group back to the Columbia River Gorge to photograph the waterfalls, overlooks and Mt. Hood. +Scott Thomas and +Charles Lupica, in conjunction with +256 Shades of Gray, are in the planning stage of putting together several workshops sometime later this year. Getting all of the permits, licences, insurance and business details in order takes time but we're still hopeful that we can offer a few workshops this year. 

Charles

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#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

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

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #monochromePhotography #ColumbiaRiverGorge   #ColumbiaRiver   #Oregon   #256ShadesOfGray  ___

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2015-02-09 19:09:51 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

A few weeks ago a shared the picture of an American bald eagle that i took at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington.  On a clear day, this is the vista you're presented with you enter the zoo.

This is a 3 image panorama stitched using PTGUI, Processed in +Adobe Photoshop +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and #silverEffectsPro2  in the +Nik Collection by Google 

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and+Johnny Mino... more »

A few weeks ago a shared the picture of an American bald eagle that i took at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington.  On a clear day, this is the vista you're presented with you enter the zoo.

This is a 3 image panorama stitched using PTGUI, Processed in +Adobe Photoshop +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and #silverEffectsPro2  in the +Nik Collection by Google 

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

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

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #monochromePhotography___

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2015-02-03 17:46:20 (48 comments, 17 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: Glory
#cwlupicaphotography   #Bellvue   #BellevueWashington  

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  
#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar
#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 
#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
member ofwww.bestto... more »

Bellevue: Glory
#cwlupicaphotography   #Bellvue   #BellevueWashington  

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  
#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar
#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 
#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad


#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™___

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2015-01-26 17:36:58 (55 comments, 13 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give ita bit of a Dra... more »

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give it a bit of a Dragan Effect. I then added a layer mask and a gradient so that the bottom of the bird faded to black. The image was then processed in #NIKColorEfexPro4  where I added a tonal contrast filter to improve the contrast.  Next, I converted this to Black and White in #silverEfexPro2  using the low key 1 filter. To this I added a selenium tint. Finally, back in Lightroom, I tweaked the clarity and exposure. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2015-01-23 15:18:59 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

The tones in this are very subtle and will appear too dark to some.  This really does need to be viewed at full size to appreciate the subtle tones.

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

Link to Bellevue: Twelfth Man - http://goo.gl/1asy5K
Link to Bellevue: Bellevue Rising - http://goo.gl/JdsLCs

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +johnadams<... more »

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

The tones in this are very subtle and will appear too dark to some.  This really does need to be viewed at full size to appreciate the subtle tones.

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

Link to Bellevue: Twelfth Man - http://goo.gl/1asy5K
Link to Bellevue: Bellevue Rising - http://goo.gl/JdsLCs

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™___

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2015-01-22 02:17:13 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: 12th man

This 12th man "flag" is displayed in the windows of one of Microsoft's downtown Bellevue Washington office buildings. Go Seahawks. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart,+J... more »

Bellevue: 12th man

This 12th man "flag" is displayed in the windows of one of Microsoft's downtown Bellevue Washington office buildings. Go Seahawks. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-01-15 20:44:21 (57 comments, 6 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

Bellevue Rising




#10minutephotos : curated by +Mark Hall
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#architectureyesterday : +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW curated by +Edith Kukla
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#hqspmonochrome : +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Nader El Assy +Оксана Крысюкова
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Tom Sloan +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Howard L. Smith +Jim Warthman +Landscape Photography Show +Kai Kosonen +ToshiNakamura +Tom ... more »

Bellevue Rising




#10minutephotos : curated by +Mark Hall
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#architectureyesterday : +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW curated by +Edith Kukla
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#hqspmonochrome : +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Nader El Assy +Оксана Крысюкова
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Tom Sloan +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Howard L. Smith +Jim Warthman +Landscape Photography Show +Kai Kosonen +Toshi Nakamura +Tom Hierl
#lowanglephotography : +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#monochromeworld : +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#lowkeythursday : +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#urbanthursday : +u/0/10067752815924564 curated by +Laurent Chades
#cwlupicaphotography   #cwlupicaFineArt   #bellevueWashington   #Bellevue  ___

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2014-12-26 01:12:10 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


This is a snow scene from the Jura mountains that I took last year before I moved back to the US. 

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


This is a snow scene from the Jura mountains that I took last year before I moved back to the US. ___

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2014-12-11 18:15:25 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Normally I share my B&W images but this is just not possible with an image like this. :-)

Prints of this can be purchaed at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/grand-prismatic-spring-charles-lupica.html

This is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, #YellowstoneNationalPark  , Wyoming, USA.  If you've ever been there, you know how little the color in this has been pushed.  It really is an incredibly colorful feature. Standing there you can almost imagine that the spring is pouring out rivulettes of gold. 

This is a 5 image panorama.  The "unique" perspective was obtained by standing on a bench and then lifting the tripod mounted camera as high as I could.  This gives an angle of view that you are unlikely to see since most people take photos at eye height.  Holding the tripod above my headproduce... more »

Normally I share my B&W images but this is just not possible with an image like this. :-)

Prints of this can be purchaed at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/grand-prismatic-spring-charles-lupica.html

This is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, #YellowstoneNationalPark  , Wyoming, USA.  If you've ever been there, you know how little the color in this has been pushed.  It really is an incredibly colorful feature. Standing there you can almost imagine that the spring is pouring out rivulettes of gold. 

This is a 5 image panorama.  The "unique" perspective was obtained by standing on a bench and then lifting the tripod mounted camera as high as I could.  This gives an angle of view that you are unlikely to see since most people take photos at eye height.  Holding the tripod above my head produced a set of less than perfect images when it comes to stitching panoramas. I have a lot of experience doing this so after some trial and error I "hand stretched" them in Photoshop and used the Photoshop "blend images" command. I also used Nik Color Effects 4 to improve the tonal contrast and Nik Define to remove noise from the sky. #colorefexpro4  +Nik Collection by Google  #niksoftwarecollection  In +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom I added a couple of brushes to bring up the shadows in the trees, tone down a few highlights, and crop the image.


#cwlupicaphotography   #NationalParks   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark   #wyoming  

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
+WideWednesdayPanorama  #wideWednesdayPanorama  ___

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2014-12-11 01:58:26 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

A couple of days ago I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge. Today I would like to continue with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.  *Anyone wishing to get invited should leave a comment and I'll invite you in another post.*

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  When I saw this line of Santa ornaments, I knew if would be perfect for what I had envisioned. 

This is a challenge along the same lines as the 5 Day Black and White Challenge  This challenge is specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that youpost at... more »

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

A couple of days ago I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge. Today I would like to continue with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.  *Anyone wishing to get invited should leave a comment and I'll invite you in another post.*

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  When I saw this line of Santa ornaments, I knew if would be perfect for what I had envisioned. 

This is a challenge along the same lines as the 5 Day Black and White Challenge  This challenge is specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray   
— Including the link to the original post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since the season is rather limited I want to give this a boost by nominating 5 people everyday for the next 4 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Brian Cox 
+Barbara BM 
+Richard Ball 
+David Pilasky 
+Margaret Tompkins ___

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2014-12-10 00:20:27 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge.  Today I would like to continue that with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.


Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  The store was actually a greenhouse so I took the opportunity to take a picture of this poinsettias; a plant that we only think of this time of year.  This one was nicely variegated, making it perfect for a monochrome image. 

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I started this new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I onlyask th... more »

Yesterday I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge.  Today I would like to continue that with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.


Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  The store was actually a greenhouse so I took the opportunity to take a picture of this poinsettias; a plant that we only think of this time of year.  This one was nicely variegated, making it perfect for a monochrome image. 

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I started this new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray  
— Including the link to this post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since the season is rather limited I want to give this a boost by nominating 5 people everyday for the next 4 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Dorian Stretton 
+RJ Wilner 
+Marj Baker 
+Jerry Johnson 
+Brian Dukes ___

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2014-12-09 06:27:13 (38 comments, 9 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge.  +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  The first thing that came to my mind was shooting an ornament much like the one shown here.   We were out shopping for decorations this past weekend and I came across the glass bells in a shop and knew they would be perfect for a B&W shot that still says, "Christmas time is here".

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I would start a new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post yourresp... more »

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge.  +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  The first thing that came to my mind was shooting an ornament much like the one shown here.   We were out shopping for decorations this past weekend and I came across the glass bells in a shop and knew they would be perfect for a B&W shot that still says, "Christmas time is here".

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I would start a new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray 
— Including the link to this post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since this is a kick-off post and I want to get this going, I'm going to nominate 5 people everyday for the next 5 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Scott Thomas 
+Peter Witham 
+Marie Richardson 
+Jack Torcello 
+Bill Wood ___

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 25 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
#lan... more »

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey  #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#blackandwhitephotos #blackandwhitephotography +Black and White Photos by +Gemma Costa

#cwlupicaphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #nationalpark   #yellowstoneNationalPark   #wyoming   #monochromephotography #photography   ___

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2014-12-03 18:50:36 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Here's another image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park #yellowstoneNationalPark  this past summer.  This is along the Yellowstone River near LeHardy rapids - a few miles north of Yellowstone Lake.  Wyoming, USA.

My last Yellowstone image was very contrasty.  Here, I tried to get more of the rich, traditional look of an Ansel Adams print.

You can but a print of this here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (nocura... more »

Here's another image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park #yellowstoneNationalPark  this past summer.  This is along the Yellowstone River near LeHardy rapids - a few miles north of Yellowstone Lake.  Wyoming, USA.

My last Yellowstone image was very contrasty.  Here, I tried to get more of the rich, traditional look of an Ansel Adams print.

You can but a print of this here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark  ___

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2014-12-02 01:09:47 (38 comments, 11 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

I've always liked high contrast B&W images so I thought I would return to those roots to explore some of my more recent images. This was processed in Nik Software's CEP4 to adjust the tonal contrast.  Then it was converted to B&W in SEP2 using a high structure preset.  In Photoshop I created 4 separate levels layers to dodge and burn different areas of the image.  One important mask was an elliptical mask around the waterfall that I stretched to include the top of the falls. This mask had a large feathered edge which allowed me to highlight the center and to gradually trail off to the sides.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and+St... more »

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

I've always liked high contrast B&W images so I thought I would return to those roots to explore some of my more recent images. This was processed in Nik Software's CEP4 to adjust the tonal contrast.  Then it was converted to B&W in SEP2 using a high structure preset.  In Photoshop I created 4 separate levels layers to dodge and burn different areas of the image.  One important mask was an elliptical mask around the waterfall that I stretched to include the top of the falls. This mask had a large feathered edge which allowed me to highlight the center and to gradually trail off to the sides.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark  +National Parks 
#nationalparkphotography  ___

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2014-11-26 18:43:26 (46 comments, 8 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

I took this a few months back on a walk near my home.  I was looking through my archive of images and I just loved the wonderful color and soft, fuzzy feeling of it.  I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it could be some variety of dandelion. 

For those of you wondering, this also makes a nice B&W images but it has a very different feeling.

#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +KrystinaIsab... more »

I took this a few months back on a walk near my home.  I was looking through my archive of images and I just loved the wonderful color and soft, fuzzy feeling of it.  I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it could be some variety of dandelion. 

For those of you wondering, this also makes a nice B&W images but it has a very different feeling.

#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-11-06 18:04:19 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

This for my friend +Jerry Johnson, who asked me to tag him if I posted a mirrored version of the pumpkin.

I bought some new toys a few weeks back including a 16 x 20" mirror and some studio lights. I also bought a light tent but the pumpkin was a bit too big to shoot in the tent. Because of the size of the pumpkin (large) this shot posed more of a problem than I had anticipated.  I shoot most of my macros with a 100mm lens.  To get far enough back and to get all of the reflection in the mirror had me on a ladder, against the wall of my little "studio". 

The pump[kin is sitting on a mirror. The mirror is sitting on a piece of black velvet cloth; which is under the mirror and directly behind it.  The are two 250w studio lamps; one positioned to left and slightly above the pumpkin and the other to the right and table height. The image was processed in Photoshop, NikCol... more »

This for my friend +Jerry Johnson, who asked me to tag him if I posted a mirrored version of the pumpkin.

I bought some new toys a few weeks back including a 16 x 20" mirror and some studio lights. I also bought a light tent but the pumpkin was a bit too big to shoot in the tent. Because of the size of the pumpkin (large) this shot posed more of a problem than I had anticipated.  I shoot most of my macros with a 100mm lens.  To get far enough back and to get all of the reflection in the mirror had me on a ladder, against the wall of my little "studio". 

The pump[kin is sitting on a mirror. The mirror is sitting on a piece of black velvet cloth; which is under the mirror and directly behind it.  The are two 250w studio lamps; one positioned to left and slightly above the pumpkin and the other to the right and table height. The image was processed in Photoshop, Nik Color Effects Pro 4 and Nik Silver Effects Pro 2.  In CEP4 I added a Tonal Contrast filter. In SEP2 I converted to B&W using the "Fine Art" effect. In Photoshop I added a mask with a gradient so that the mirrored image would fade out.  To the final image a added a High Pass filter layer set to soft light overlay. 

#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  ___

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2014-10-31 20:12:29 (64 comments, 15 reshares, 216 +1s)Open 

The last couple of days it has been quite gray and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.  To brighten up your day, I thought I would offer this soft, warm feeling closeup of a "Nonstop" Pink Mocca Begonia

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and+K... more »

The last couple of days it has been quite gray and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.  To brighten up your day, I thought I would offer this soft, warm feeling closeup of a "Nonstop" Pink Mocca Begonia

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-10-30 02:38:55 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Here's a seasonal offering.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors'Choice (Best Top P... more »

Here's a seasonal offering.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  ___

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2014-10-16 17:49:32 (37 comments, 8 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

To me, this looks like a bizarre duck but I've been told it looks like a bizarre ...

Gourd on black from my #essence  collection.
  #essenceofphotography   #cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  
 


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and+Bill ... more »

To me, this looks like a bizarre duck but I've been told it looks like a bizarre ...

Gourd on black from my #essence  collection.
  #essenceofphotography   #cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  
 


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-10-12 21:27:03 (32 comments, 15 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

A begonia, variety "nonstop", from my balcony "garden".

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andir... more »

A begonia, variety "nonstop", from my balcony "garden".

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography  ___

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2014-10-02 19:17:46 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

This strange looking "flower" is a Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque flower.  This was taken quite a few years ago on a mountain in Switzerland.  I was looking at my old images and came across this.  I quite like the white fronds on the pastel blue of the sky. 

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig<... more »

This strange looking "flower" is a Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque flower.  This was taken quite a few years ago on a mountain in Switzerland.  I was looking at my old images and came across this.  I quite like the white fronds on the pastel blue of the sky. 

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Maria B-R, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen

#cwlupicaphotography   #switzerland  ___

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2014-09-29 05:59:55 (60 comments, 1 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

I was at the Asian grocery store the other day and I saw this weird looking item in the vegetable section.  I knew right away I had to get a couple of them and make an image like this one.   Here, in high contrast B&W, it looks like some invading alien pest or perhaps one of those things you might see on the TV show, "Monsters within".   My wife took a picture of the sign but I can't seem to find it at the moment so I'll leave it to you to decide if it's of alien origin or not. 

#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang#... more »

I was at the Asian grocery store the other day and I saw this weird looking item in the vegetable section.  I knew right away I had to get a couple of them and make an image like this one.   Here, in high contrast B&W, it looks like some invading alien pest or perhaps one of those things you might see on the TV show, "Monsters within".   My wife took a picture of the sign but I can't seem to find it at the moment so I'll leave it to you to decide if it's of alien origin or not. 

#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)
#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#alienabductionfriday +Alien Abduction Friday curated by +Irene Kato +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Karl Geiger Jr +Janice Hackney +Jetski Jones +Alien Abduction Friday
#FoodFriday +FoodFriday curated by +D. DeMonteverde and +Natty Netsuwan , +Jenn Oliver
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2014-09-10 20:31:13 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

This is an outcrop of columnar basalt near Mezhilac France in the area of France known as le Massif Central  

I took this quite some time ago, back in 2007 when I went bicycle touring in France. I rode 1100 km, staring in Avignon and ending in Nantes. I was reprocessing some old images when I came upon this and thought it would make a great B&W image. 

#sciencesunday : +ScienceSunday curated by +Chad Haney +Buddhini Samarasinghe +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +Rajini Rao


#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +HBE , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +RobertS... more »

This is an outcrop of columnar basalt near Mezhilac France in the area of France known as le Massif Central  

I took this quite some time ago, back in 2007 when I went bicycle touring in France. I rode 1100 km, staring in Avignon and ending in Nantes. I was reprocessing some old images when I came upon this and thought it would make a great B&W image. 

#sciencesunday : +ScienceSunday curated by +Chad Haney +Buddhini Samarasinghe +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +Rajini Rao


#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +HBE , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)___

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2014-09-02 21:50:28 (36 comments, 10 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Here's a wide view of the lower falls of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming USA. This was taken from the obsrvation deck at the bottom of Red Rock Trail on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. 

You can buy prints of this here: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/lower-falls-of-the-yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +KrzysztofF... more »

Here's a wide view of the lower falls of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming USA. This was taken from the obsrvation deck at the bottom of Red Rock Trail on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. 

You can buy prints of this here: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/lower-falls-of-the-yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#flowingwaterfriday : +FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church +Rolf Hicker
#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography  ___

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2014-08-30 18:57:01 (46 comments, 18 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

Sea Stacks at Mora Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Prints are available at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/sea-stacks-at-mora-beach-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo ManiaUSA ... more »

Sea Stacks at Mora Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Prints are available at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/sea-stacks-at-mora-beach-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #NationalPark   #nationalparkphotography   #nationalparksmonday  ___

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2014-08-07 16:58:24 (52 comments, 15 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

Another image from my trip to North Cascades National Park.  This is Diablo Lake from the overlook on the North Cascades Highway. 







#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +ToshiNa... more »

Another image from my trip to North Cascades National Park.  This is Diablo Lake from the overlook on the North Cascades Highway. 







#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +11009167987226633179
#cwlupicaphotography   #NorthCascadesNationalPark   #NationalPark   #NationalParkPhotography  
+NationalParkService +NationalParksMonday ___

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2014-08-04 18:00:20 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Sea stackes at Mora beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA.

"the tide rushes in and washes my castles away." Moody Blues
The Moody Blues - And The Tide Rushes In ღ Ornithologist Sophia

Fine art prints of this are available at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/mora-beach-sea-stakes-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by+Rinus Ba... more »

Sea stackes at Mora beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA.

"the tide rushes in and washes my castles away." Moody Blues
The Moody Blues - And The Tide Rushes In ღ Ornithologist Sophia

Fine art prints of this are available at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/mora-beach-sea-stakes-charles-lupica.html?newartwork=true

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +HBE , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#olympicnationalpark   #NationalPark   #NationalParkPhotography  
+NationalParksMonday +NationalParkService +National Park Foundation ___

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2014-08-01 00:06:52 (55 comments, 27 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Seascapes
Mora Beach sea stacks; Olympic National Park, Washington

#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#PhotoManipulationSaturday +Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday curated by +Ross Campbell
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof... more »

Seascapes
Mora Beach sea stacks; Olympic National Park, Washington

#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#PhotoManipulationSaturday +Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday curated by +Ross Campbell
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#olympicnationalpark   #NationalParks  +NationalParksMonday 
#nationalparkphotography   #cwlupicaphotography   #longexposurephotography  ___

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2014-07-28 19:36:12 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Monochrome panorama from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +DavidHeath W... more »

Monochrome panorama from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +HBE , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#OlympicNationalPark  
+NationalParksMonday  #nationalparksmonday   #nationalparkphotography  
#hurricaneRidge   #panoramaphotography   #panorama   #photography   #monochromePhotography  ___

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2014-07-27 19:18:55 (53 comments, 15 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Sol Duc waterfall in Olympic National Park. 

The framing of the image, using the rule of thirds, was specifically chosen to offset the line of the waterfall along the "left power line" and the bridge along the top power line.  The traditional view of the waterfall is centered but I liked the tension and leading lines created by offsetting the image. 

Prints of this image can be purchased from http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/sol-duc-waterfall-charles-lupica.html

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church
#ForestFriday +* curated by +Rudolf Vlček
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by+Rob... more »

Sol Duc waterfall in Olympic National Park. 

The framing of the image, using the rule of thirds, was specifically chosen to offset the line of the waterfall along the "left power line" and the bridge along the top power line.  The traditional view of the waterfall is centered but I liked the tension and leading lines created by offsetting the image. 

Prints of this image can be purchased from http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/sol-duc-waterfall-charles-lupica.html

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church
#ForestFriday +* curated by +Rudolf Vlček
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #landscapephotography  
#olympicNationalPark   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography  ___

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2014-07-21 18:19:26 (26 comments, 10 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Many of you may remember the color version of this that I posted some time ago; https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103236949470535942612/albums/5649711399052621137/5884808248653571778?pid=5884808248653571778&oid=103236949470535942612

This image figured prominently in my book, Grand angle sur la Collegiale de Neuchatel, published in Switzerland by www.alphil.ch.  The original image was created using nearly 350 images: 35 HDR sets of 9 images plus nadir and azimuth sets. The B&W version was processed in Color Effects Pro 4 to add some additional contrast, then converted to B&W in Silver Effects Pro II using the High structure (smooth) preset plus a slight selenium tone. 

You can buy prints of this at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/1-la-collegiale-de-neuchatel-charles-lupica.html

+256 Shades of Gray +Scott Thomas +Brian Dukes +CharlesLupic... more »

Many of you may remember the color version of this that I posted some time ago; https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103236949470535942612/albums/5649711399052621137/5884808248653571778?pid=5884808248653571778&oid=103236949470535942612

This image figured prominently in my book, Grand angle sur la Collegiale de Neuchatel, published in Switzerland by www.alphil.ch.  The original image was created using nearly 350 images: 35 HDR sets of 9 images plus nadir and azimuth sets. The B&W version was processed in Color Effects Pro 4 to add some additional contrast, then converted to B&W in Silver Effects Pro II using the High structure (smooth) preset plus a slight selenium tone. 

You can buy prints of this at http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/1-la-collegiale-de-neuchatel-charles-lupica.html

+256 Shades of Gray +Scott Thomas +Brian Dukes +Charles Lupica 

+The Art of Photography +Charles Lupica +Scott Thomas +Brian Dukes 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#PhotoManiaSchweiz curated by +Günter Schurr +Photo Mania Schweiz

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#BTPArchitecturePro - +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

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


#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz +Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec  +Carlos Duarte___

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2014-07-18 01:59:48 (39 comments, 8 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

Earlier in the week, I spent a few days camping in North Cascades National Park with my son.  This picture was taken at "blue hour" from a pier on Lake Diablo in Colonial Creek Campground.  

16mm long exposure of 30 seconds @ f/7.1

Since the image is only shades of blue and black, I have included the monochrome themes. Please forgive me if you think this was inappropriate.

#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday+... more »

Earlier in the week, I spent a few days camping in North Cascades National Park with my son.  This picture was taken at "blue hour" from a pier on Lake Diablo in Colonial Creek Campground.  

16mm long exposure of 30 seconds @ f/7.1

Since the image is only shades of blue and black, I have included the monochrome themes. Please forgive me if you think this was inappropriate.

#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#SilhouetteSaturday +SilhouetteSaturday curated by +Naila z
#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes curated by +Steve Sieren
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Anja Wessels
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #bluehourphotography   #mountainphotos   #nationalParkPhotos   #NorthCascadesNationalPark  ___

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2014-07-01 17:12:53 (40 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Since several of my friends have shared the images they selected for submission to this year's ipa awards, I thought it would only be fair if I shared my selection of images.  I entered this series of 5 images in the panorama category.   Since these aren't "traditional" panoramas, I'm hoping that they meet the category.  Since each starts with a full 360° panorama, I think I'm OK there.  The image of the Place des Halles is more correctly called a mirrored ball.

A call out to friends +Travis Rhoads +Brian Dukes and +Sassi Sassmannshausen 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art PhotographyGallery +Joel... more »

Since several of my friends have shared the images they selected for submission to this year's ipa awards, I thought it would only be fair if I shared my selection of images.  I entered this series of 5 images in the panorama category.   Since these aren't "traditional" panoramas, I'm hoping that they meet the category.  Since each starts with a full 360° panorama, I think I'm OK there.  The image of the Place des Halles is more correctly called a mirrored ball.

A call out to friends +Travis Rhoads +Brian Dukes and +Sassi Sassmannshausen 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPCityscapePro - +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker , curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley___

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2014-06-30 23:11:02 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Last week I shared a more SOOC version of this.  Here's a slightly enhanced version.  This has a bit more drama to it.  Sun rays were added to the image using Photoshop.  There are may ways to do this.  If you're interested simply search youtube for "adding sun rays in Photoshop".

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +David Heath Williams+Bill Woo... more »

Last week I shared a more SOOC version of this.  Here's a slightly enhanced version.  This has a bit more drama to it.  Sun rays were added to the image using Photoshop.  There are may ways to do this.  If you're interested simply search youtube for "adding sun rays in Photoshop".

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +David Heath Williams
+Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Jeff Beddow +Tom Hierl +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim  +Steve Gould +Jay Gould +Kevin Rowe +Dave Welling

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

2014-06-27 17:39:05 (93 comments, 52 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

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     Top Photographers you should follow         
        An Art of Photography Circle
  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you
 ═════════════════════════════════

#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. 

It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, JayPatel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials ... more »

═════════════════════════════════
     Top Photographers you should follow         
        An Art of Photography Circle
  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you
 ═════════════════════════════════

#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. 

It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. 

When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines
• Sharing mostly their own work
• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified
• Little to no, promotional material. 
• Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.
• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. 
• The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" 
• They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. 

No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. 

Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.

Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.

I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  

Validation
This circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes looked at every profile in the circle before deciding to include that photographer.  We have also included three pages that we manage, +All Things Monochrome +256 Shades of Gray and +The Art of Photography. 

Reasons for exclusion of photographers we reviewed:
-- animated gifs that don't demonstrate a technique
-- mostly blog posts / twitter style posts
-- mostly link to external content / their blogs
-- don't post regularly to G+ [no posts in the last 4 weeks]
-- nothing but product promotions / workshop promotions
-- Not enough original work of their own in their stream
-- High "noise to signal ratio"

A fully vetted circle like this takes a lot of work so please help by plusing, commenting, and sharing this post. 

+Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Magic G+  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   

Best regards
+Charles Lupica with the help of 
+Scott Thomas 
+Brian Dukes 

For anyone sharing this circle, I recommend that you add a few fresh images to your stream to keep your content balanced.___

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2014-06-17 20:14:48 (50 comments, 10 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

On the wings of an angel





#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Jeff Beddow +Tom Hierl +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim  +Steve Gould +Jay Gould +Kevin Rowe +Dave Welling

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert ,+David ... more »

On the wings of an angel





#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Jeff Beddow +Tom Hierl +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim  +Steve Gould +Jay Gould +Kevin Rowe +Dave Welling

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley___

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2014-06-11 19:09:24 (51 comments, 20 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Essence of a Rose II

A new addition to my essence collection. Another rose from my trip to the rose garden at Woodland Park zoo, Seattle Washington. 





#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +10263058781005995831

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Charles Lupica, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +BethAkerma... more »

Essence of a Rose II

A new addition to my essence collection. Another rose from my trip to the rose garden at Woodland Park zoo, Seattle Washington. 





#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +10263058781005995831

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Charles Lupica, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith

#FloralFriday  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
 
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 

#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONBLACKPHOTOGRAPHY #ESSENCE #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

◊___

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2014-06-09 00:56:26 (54 comments, 16 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

The essence of a rose
From my essence series

I went to the Woodland Park zoo just north of Seattle yesterday with my family.  It was a beautiful day and a wonderful outing.  Next door to the Zoo is the Seattle Rose Garden sponsored by the Seattle Lions Club and  maintained by The Seattle Rose Society. The roses are at their peak and I couldn't help but take a few minutes to visit the garden.

Most of the time, when I shoot on black, I use a black background.  I was feeling a bit pushed for time so I didn't get the cloth out.  (Lame excuse for being lazy).  I did try to orient the camera to put the rose in stark relief to its background so that I could more easily remove the background in Photoshop.  I always pay for these transgressions.  It takes 30 minutes to remove a background in PS and 30 seconds to get the cloth out of my bag. 
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The essence of a rose
From my essence series

I went to the Woodland Park zoo just north of Seattle yesterday with my family.  It was a beautiful day and a wonderful outing.  Next door to the Zoo is the Seattle Rose Garden sponsored by the Seattle Lions Club and  maintained by The Seattle Rose Society. The roses are at their peak and I couldn't help but take a few minutes to visit the garden.

Most of the time, when I shoot on black, I use a black background.  I was feeling a bit pushed for time so I didn't get the cloth out.  (Lame excuse for being lazy).  I did try to orient the camera to put the rose in stark relief to its background so that I could more easily remove the background in Photoshop.  I always pay for these transgressions.  It takes 30 minutes to remove a background in PS and 30 seconds to get the cloth out of my bag. 
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A Fine Art print of this is available via my Fine Art America gallery,
http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/iceberg-rose-charles-lupica.html


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2014-06-06 16:45:37 (39 comments, 7 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Wild teasel
hmm, is there any other kind :-)

From my on black archive collection of flora.  This is a rework of an image I presented some time ago. While I love the full image I think people will appreciate the closer view that really shows the intricacy of the teasel bloom.  

As with most of my on black collection, this was taken outdoors using natural light.  I draped a black satin cloth behind the teasel to provide the black background.  When out shooting, I try to remember to take along a piece of black cloth, and occasionally a white one.  When I'm feeling like dealing with more gear, I take my 7 in 1 lastolite reflector set: which is really very light and fits in my camera bag.  But you know how it is, whenever you go to pick up that bag and put it on your shoulders, you think, "Do I really need that extra 6 ounces in there." Lol


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Wild teasel
hmm, is there any other kind :-)

From my on black archive collection of flora.  This is a rework of an image I presented some time ago. While I love the full image I think people will appreciate the closer view that really shows the intricacy of the teasel bloom.  

As with most of my on black collection, this was taken outdoors using natural light.  I draped a black satin cloth behind the teasel to provide the black background.  When out shooting, I try to remember to take along a piece of black cloth, and occasionally a white one.  When I'm feeling like dealing with more gear, I take my 7 in 1 lastolite reflector set: which is really very light and fits in my camera bag.  But you know how it is, whenever you go to pick up that bag and put it on your shoulders, you think, "Do I really need that extra 6 ounces in there." Lol


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2014-05-28 17:28:16 (52 comments, 18 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Iris on a black background

Update, This iris is an  Iris pseudacorus, native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. It's considered a noxious weed in many States here in the USA. In Washington State it is listed as a Class C Noxious Weed.

This iris grows along the banks of the Sammamish River a few miles from my home in Redmond WA.  This was taken in natural light without disturbing the plant.  I had a set of lastolite seven in one 17" collapsible reflectors and used the black reflector as a background. 

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Iris on a black background

Update, This iris is an  Iris pseudacorus, native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. It's considered a noxious weed in many States here in the USA. In Washington State it is listed as a Class C Noxious Weed.

This iris grows along the banks of the Sammamish River a few miles from my home in Redmond WA.  This was taken in natural light without disturbing the plant.  I had a set of lastolite seven in one 17" collapsible reflectors and used the black reflector as a background. 

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2014-05-26 18:30:07 (71 comments, 9 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Somewhere over the rainbow
Wild Iris on black


I try to always carry with me a black background when I go out shooting; especially when I intend on shooting wild flowers in their natural state.  Sometimes I use a piece of black satin cloth I carry in my camera bag and sometimes I use a set of Lastlite reflectors that have a belt loop. In a pinch, I'll use my camera bag, the back of a handy "assistant", or a coat.

The lighting here is natural light filtered through the tree canopy along the banks of the Snohomish River: Redmond, Washingtion USA. 

A special tag to my friends +Jerry Johnson and +Kari Johnson  who like monochrome floral images. 

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Somewhere over the rainbow
Wild Iris on black


I try to always carry with me a black background when I go out shooting; especially when I intend on shooting wild flowers in their natural state.  Sometimes I use a piece of black satin cloth I carry in my camera bag and sometimes I use a set of Lastlite reflectors that have a belt loop. In a pinch, I'll use my camera bag, the back of a handy "assistant", or a coat.

The lighting here is natural light filtered through the tree canopy along the banks of the Snohomish River: Redmond, Washingtion USA. 

A special tag to my friends +Jerry Johnson and +Kari Johnson  who like monochrome floral images. 

#onblackbackground   #cwlupicaphotography  
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2014-05-22 05:09:02 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

I'm reading a book by the great nature photographer +Art Wolfe and Martha Hill on composing great nature images. (The New Art of Photographing Nature: An Updated Guide to Composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes... )  One of the things they have to say is that the viewer shouldn't need to guess your subject.  If the subject isn't obvious, you need to reconsider your composition.  You would think that by now, I wouldn't need to read advice from other photographers.  Perhaps that's true but there's always something to be learned by reading how other people see the world.  After all, really seeing is the heart of photography.  Every photo instruction book every written tries to teach us how to see.  So, with that in mind, I added my 1.4x tele-converter and a macro tube extension to my Canon 70-200mm f/4 USM L lens, mounted it on my old Canon 5D Mark II andwent ac... more »

I'm reading a book by the great nature photographer +Art Wolfe and Martha Hill on composing great nature images. (The New Art of Photographing Nature: An Updated Guide to Composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes... )  One of the things they have to say is that the viewer shouldn't need to guess your subject.  If the subject isn't obvious, you need to reconsider your composition.  You would think that by now, I wouldn't need to read advice from other photographers.  Perhaps that's true but there's always something to be learned by reading how other people see the world.  After all, really seeing is the heart of photography.  Every photo instruction book every written tries to teach us how to see.  So, with that in mind, I added my 1.4x tele-converter and a macro tube extension to my Canon 70-200mm f/4 USM L lens, mounted it on my old Canon 5D Mark II and went across the street to take pictures of the bees in the tree blossoms. 




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2014-05-20 04:57:42 (55 comments, 13 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Contemplation

I've been reading The Mind's Eye, a collection of writings by Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Bresson was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century and was one of the founders of the Magnum photo agency.  He is well known for his "Decisive Moment" and he made some of the finest street photography images ever created. So often we too become obsessed with capturing the decisive moment that we overlook the moments of contemplation leading up to the decisive moment. We wade out in the water or zoom our super telephoto lenses to capture the moment the surfer crests the wave. We forget the contemplative walk the surfer makes on his way to his goal.  We see so much of life as end points that some times we forget that the journey may be more important the destination.

This image was taken on Copalis Beach, just North of Ocean Shores Washington.  <... more »

Contemplation

I've been reading The Mind's Eye, a collection of writings by Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Bresson was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century and was one of the founders of the Magnum photo agency.  He is well known for his "Decisive Moment" and he made some of the finest street photography images ever created. So often we too become obsessed with capturing the decisive moment that we overlook the moments of contemplation leading up to the decisive moment. We wade out in the water or zoom our super telephoto lenses to capture the moment the surfer crests the wave. We forget the contemplative walk the surfer makes on his way to his goal.  We see so much of life as end points that some times we forget that the journey may be more important the destination.

This image was taken on Copalis Beach, just North of Ocean Shores Washington.  




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2014-05-19 06:43:20 (46 comments, 8 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

If only we could add a little long exposure to our lives to smooth out the rough spots and add a bit of mysticism.






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