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Mike Shaw has been at 3 events

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Lotus Carroll1,773,704This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with!Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.InspirationModerators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. Prizes$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com1 Year Awesome Account at +500px http://goo.gl/CCrBlS +Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0INPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.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, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and sJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00138G+
Lotus Carroll1,773,704This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one!Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 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 & TipsNeed some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing +Mark Rodriguez made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHLRemember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:*DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully.*DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right.*DO make sure your lens is clean.*DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark.*DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror.*DO try different angles for the best composition.*DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE *DO try different apps and see what works best for you.*DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC.*DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo. *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone.*DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you.*DO NOT duckface.*DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject.Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:SnapseedVSCOcamRetouch (cloning tool!)Camera+Camera!PhotoStudioPixlr ExpressAviaryInsPhotoPrizes1 Year of +September Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00180G+
Trey Ratcliff7,639,725A special all-Europe show!  We switched around the time of the show for this special event!  Joining today are +Mike Shaw, +Athena Carey, +Thomas Leuthard, +Ugo Cei,  +Serge Ramelli.  Thank you to +Dave Veffer  for setting everything up!  You can watch live here, or you can ask questions live over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- see you soon!Trey's Variety Hour #59- All European Show - Special Euro Time! (8 PM London Time, not that the UK uses the Euro or anything...)2012-11-25 21:00:00254G+

Mike Shaw has been shared in 828 public circles

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Landscape Photography33,729The +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  theme is proud to share its latest participants circle!!  We're so glad you're here!!  Come join us and share your landscape photographs!!  Share and Enjoy!!!See the about tab of +Landscape Photography for all the details on sharing!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-07-25 01:34:094410216CC G+
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476105CC G+
Bicycles In Pictures2,147Bicycles in Pictures CircleDear Googlers,  this circle is a circle of  300 Googlers+  that had posted at least a picture including a bicycle,and I am very proud to have shared their post in +Bicycles In Pictures Do  not be afraid to browse and re-share this circleIt very easy to be include  in this circle, post your best pictures of bicycles in public,  and mention +Bicycles In Pictures in your postAnd take care of yourself2014-07-22 13:12:58300112CC G+
Rosie Taylor4,669GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-22 08:52:58437528CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462217CC G+
Roman Kruglov19,073My #streetphotography  Circle #circleshare   #circlesharing   #street   #streettogs   #streetphotographer2014-07-18 02:58:03297524CC G+
James Honzik19,841Sharers Meta-circle VI:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VI, bigger, (actually, a little smaller, I checked and deleted more inactives than I added actives) better, faster, wilder. (ha) 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 shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post there own good things.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   2014-07-14 22:10:1743618825CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,937GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:46:0443811219CC G+
Mark Tillison15,294The UK CrowdIt's been a while since I shared the circle of UK Plussers I've been gradually curating over the last 12 months or so.If you're in the UK, you could do worse than follow this great crowd of folks who share good content, engage and lend a hand when folks need it.If you're not sure how to create circles and share them, read:http://tillison.co.uk/2014/06/19/circles-circling-sharing-circles/If you're new(ish) to Google+, I made a Community for beginners' tricks and tips and for you to ask questions - none of which are silly (we've all been there).https://plus.google.com/communities/101236419942719160905Thank you all, friends. #CircleShare   #Britpack  2014-07-06 21:24:21371727CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,509GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:51:4843811410CC G+
Margaret Tompkins112,252Landscape 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 +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 BeddowDo 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 t2014-07-05 15:35:024629531CC G+
badi gemilang1,090*CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles2014-07-04 01:55:47501107CC G+
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:43500317CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,187GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:08:1943814414CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,115GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-01 06:48:374385211CC G+
yudi pramana putra725**CIRCLE sharing Mania**1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-30 02:34:58493226CC G+
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 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 June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-06-29 10:00:362007110CC G+
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316CC G+
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     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.  ValidationThis 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 +2014-06-27 17:39:05116934953CC G+
Arthritis Natural Remedies279Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! These wonderful men and women are waiting to add you. Join us in friendship !! Just add and reshare this post.Promoting all the people here - People who want to engage, share and be shared!!!! - Make it happen people !!!#diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   #diamond   #diamondcircle   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   2014-06-27 16:02:27387828CC G+
Rosie Taylor2,861GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:45:54438619CC G+
Rosie Taylor2,837GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:53:08438839CC G+
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405242143CC G+
Deal-Dx4,604Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #circlesharing   #dx   #freeshipping   #products  2014-06-25 12:59:454639315CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501415CC G+
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:10:08455309CC G+
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139639CC G+
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James Honzik18,824Sharers Meta-circle V:  This is a meta circle of circle sharers,  focusing on photography and art. This is version V, even bigger and better. 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 shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.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#art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter   #circlemania #circlingtheglobe#director 2014-06-18 17:12:31458302338CC G+
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Dina Rohmatika97Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-11 23:18:514525311CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615823CC G+
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Ali Sadikin0This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#deal   #dx   #cheap   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #electronic   #phone   #wholesale   #free   #freeshipping2014-06-05 22:55:1550012613CC G+
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Deal-Dx2,734Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circlesdiscovery   #share   #sharecircle   #sharedcircles   #sharepoint   #deal   #deals   #cheap   #freeshipping   #products   #dx  2014-06-03 10:45:3346011517CC G+
SPA Anywhere Anytime23Circle with people mainly from #Luxembourg #France #Germany   #Belgium   #switzerland  .Add and share. It took me some time to make this circle.2014-06-02 10:36:30411312CC G+
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,652Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 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 May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-05-29 10:35:002005312CC G+
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Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
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2014-06-21 06:37:47 (89 comments, 10 reshares, 394 +1s)

Arrogant? Hell Yes!

Its amazing the things you think about while working the night shift!

I recall when I posted this image up a few years ago someone commented that I looked as though I could be arrogant, at the time I was taken aback and somewhat offended.

But now, well I have finally come to terms with the fact I have nothing left to prove. Like it or not that entitles me to be somewhat arrogant. Its only taken 53 years to come to this conclusion. 

I was written off, kid in a wheelchair and when not then both legs in braces, told I had either to face an operation at some point or the likelihood would be walking with a severe limp. The day my mother died was the day I refused to wear the braces anymore, at 9 I walked with a limp, at 10 it was gone. The next few years spent being passed from pillar to post, care home to foster parents and back to care... more »

Most reshares: 144

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2014-06-11 07:24:16 (59 comments, 144 reshares, 1255 +1s)

Stay Quiet
Don't move, don't breathe and just maybe, just maybe she will not see you, just maybe you can escape.

But I doubt it!

An Image I have been wanting to try again, It was always a case of waiting for the right image, the first one I did was from when I first took up photography and one of my first big cat shots. You can see it in this gallery, it has taken a long while for the next shot to come along.

Most plusones: 1358

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2014-06-28 10:07:34 (56 comments, 106 reshares, 1358 +1s)

Happy Birthday G+

I was here not at the very beginning but not far off, this was (I think) one of the first set images I uploaded that was getting on for three years ago. Time flies when you are having fun :)

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2014-07-25 17:03:32 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 301 +1s)

The Value Of A Man
Does not lie in what he has but more in what he decides he does not need.

With the life we lead in this modern age we find it easy to disassociate from reality and from others, its a fundamental way of life that a screen will keep our interest for most of the waking day if we allow it. There are those that choose not to live this way, taking themselves off the grid and by doing so gain more than they ever lost.

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2014-07-22 19:27:33 (50 comments, 113 reshares, 956 +1s)

Its All In The Eyes

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2014-07-22 08:48:39 (25 comments, 48 reshares, 845 +1s)

As We Stand In Awe

I am fascinated with big cats and I find whenever I go to photograph them there are many who feel the same way, we stand in awe of these magnificent creatures and if we are honest, so we should. They have a bearing of regalness that in all our pomp and ceremony we can never get even close to.  

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2014-07-21 09:05:54 (12 comments, 16 reshares, 437 +1s)

These Days Of Promises

Lie within the sky and stars
The dew upon the grass renews
And the clouds reflect the light
We are but fleeting
Like butterflies upon the bud
Make of these days what you will
But the promise you have to hold dear
Is the sky and stars will remain
To hold your anchor down.

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2014-07-20 13:24:37 (41 comments, 65 reshares, 735 +1s)

The Story Is There

Sometimes you don't need to talk to someone to see how they feel. You don't need to ask their story or what has happened in their lives. Some people have it written on their faces and you just have to take the time to read.

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2014-07-17 11:46:06 (43 comments, 71 reshares, 957 +1s)

Being self critical
Is the most positive and negative way you can be.

We have to improve in whatever field we become involved in. The problem aisles when we stop improving due to our own self criticism. We know when we have done something right or have gotten it wrong, after a while it becomes a gut instinct and you learn to roll with it. You no longer really need the validation of others but seek it out as some sort of reassurance.

Taring the scales between positive and negative is without doubt going to be one of the hardest things you will learn. Getting it wrong will punish you more than anything you will do with your kit. Learn to listen to that inner voice and set the balance right but don't allow that inner voice to start shouting.

2014-07-17 08:05:43 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 119 +1s)


My Bucket List

Everyone has them, mine tends to focus on photography (no surprises there)

1/ Photograph as many species of big cats in their own habitat while there is still the chance to do so.

2/ Photograph the train stations of India, more so Mumbai.

3/ Spend a week photographing the people of New York.

4/ Document as many tribes that still live either on the edge or outside what we consider civilisation.

5/ Get this second book I started finished!

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2014-07-14 07:59:02 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 384 +1s)

We are currently away for a week camping hence why my posts are sporadic but having a good time, this is Harry doing his best Mr Ed impersonation by sticking his head through the tent door. On the other side someone has to grab his tail each time he does this to stop him escaping :D

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2014-07-10 18:14:08 (52 comments, 16 reshares, 676 +1s)

Partners in crime :D

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2014-07-10 11:10:28 (39 comments, 60 reshares, 805 +1s)

Will I Ever Get Bored
Of photographing big cats?

I doubt it!

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2014-07-09 16:16:44 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 93 +1s)

The best part of working a 12 hour night shift is the 30 minute ride home in the morning!


The first motorbike I overtake is the same as the second, I chose the winding country roads rather than the motorway as he did 

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2014-07-09 15:00:42 (15 comments, 23 reshares, 476 +1s)

The Owl That Did Scowl

Being out in the rain getting wet feathers is no fun!

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2014-07-05 05:06:35 (29 comments, 10 reshares, 329 +1s)

Just how far can you take a street portrait?

And when does it stop being a photograph?


Insomnia has me in its grip :(

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2014-07-05 03:56:36 (49 comments, 61 reshares, 921 +1s)

Within The Morning Mist

Would you spend time with me in the morning mist?
Would the gentle falling rain bother you?
Or the cold nip of the English autumnal air?

You hear nothing but the sounds of your mother as she awakens the earth, the drops of rain as they hit the water playing its own timpani to the heartbeat of life. The distance shrouded in mystery as the light tries to penetrate the cloud that has come down to greet the land. The golden hues of autumns discard accentuated with the shimmer of dew and rain.

This is your land, your earth, it is the eden that no one else sees until they open their eyes.
Spend a morning with me in the morning mist, we shall not speak but I will open your eyes.   

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2014-07-04 19:01:35 (55 comments, 36 reshares, 650 +1s)

Harry is the coolest dog in the world, he loves his batman hoodie :D

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2014-07-02 07:05:50 (30 comments, 78 reshares, 963 +1s)

Black On Green

One of those times I need say nothing about the image.

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2014-07-01 20:07:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)

Harry has learnt how to use the iPad and now has his own page... I get the feeling this could be trouble o.0

2014-07-01 15:08:20 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 100 +1s)

So what have I learnt now I'm an old fart?

I tend to say it as it is.
I got over the popularity stake drive a long time ago, honesty is a great liberator.


I dress and look to please me.
Stopped following any form of fashion a long time ago. I wear clothes I like not what fashionistas tell I should like. Too many out there selling the emperor new clothes and what's more too many wearing (or not) them!


I stopped being afraid.
I won't stand by and allow any injustice to happen if I can do something about it. I'm more interested in pulling a bully off their victim rather than trying to film it for YouTube!


I enjoy scaring others.
Yep I get a kick out if the fact I can get people to simply back away because when I'm pissed I look like a very scary old dude. And it's all done with a look, no big... more »

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2014-07-01 07:34:34 (36 comments, 13 reshares, 339 +1s)

Fire And Brimstone

I struggle with preachers, truth be told I struggle with most forms of religion but when I come across the fire and brimstone preachers that rant on about how we will all be damned to an eternal hell. I can't see how that will convert anyone, christianity, as with all other organised religions, seems to be full of contradictions, the bible says how benevolent their god is yet preachers will shout at you and say if you don't obey then this almighty god will cast you asunder. The Koran is a book of peace but there are those that will use it as a means to terrorise to make the masses fall in line, surely no religion should use fear?

I stood and watched him rant and rave about all he thought was wrong with society now. How he thought non christians were the devils spawn and one day we would all pay. No different to other religions that rant and rave about... more »

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2014-06-30 21:39:04 (7 comments, 25 reshares, 99 +1s)

I have been sent this link by so many people, the only times numbers mean anything to me is when I need to get a message out, watch, share and make others understand enough is enough 

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2014-06-30 08:21:43 (36 comments, 42 reshares, 682 +1s)

Mellow

Just drift away as the sun settles you down to sleep, as it casts it golden hues over the land and sea it will cast its spell over you. It will release all your stress and pressures of the day and as it gently floats over the horizon it will give you peace.

They photographing sunsets is an old cliche but when you have such a spectacle playing out in front of you is that such a bad thing? I don't shoot as many landscapes as I used to, this being a reworking of an older shot and I have long learnt to control my desire to oversaturate the colours, the old say goes less is more. 

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2014-06-29 20:30:21 (26 comments, 41 reshares, 552 +1s)

I Am
The promise you make but fail to keep
I am
The hunter you made into the hunted
I am
The lost you try to seek
I am
The forgotten you try to recall
I am
No more, just an image upon a wall, a dream of what went before, and exhibit in your museum, a myth to pass to your children.

I am your last chance to redeem your species but will you even try? 

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2014-06-28 10:07:34 (56 comments, 106 reshares, 1358 +1s)

Happy Birthday G+

I was here not at the very beginning but not far off, this was (I think) one of the first set images I uploaded that was getting on for three years ago. Time flies when you are having fun :)

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2014-06-26 20:49:16 (41 comments, 72 reshares, 621 +1s)

:P

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2014-06-26 08:07:02 (46 comments, 54 reshares, 762 +1s)

Gateway To The Storm

Through standing stones
Of times long gone
The storms still rage
To greet the solitude upon the hills
And we stand within the gateway
Built by forefathers long since past
Do we see what they see?
Do we feel what they felt?
Is the myth and magic still within our souls?
At the gateway to the storm
We become alive again
Wrapped within the myth
Carried upon the magic
We still see
We still feel

 

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2014-06-25 02:29:31 (40 comments, 24 reshares, 518 +1s)

Just Another Bloody Immigrant
Just another lost soul
Just another mouth needing to be fed
Just another body needing to be clothed
Just another someone hoping for a better life
Just another escapee
Just another dreamer.....


Are we not all bloody immigrants then?

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2014-06-24 20:21:18 (38 comments, 21 reshares, 392 +1s)

Every bite you take
Every fork you move
Every crust you leave
Every smell you take
I'll be watching you.

Every single day
And every meal you have
Every pizza you buy
From the take away
I'll be watching you

Oh can't you see
Your food belongs to me
Oh how my poor heart aches
With every bite you take.

Every move you make
Every crust you break
Every crumb you leave
Every claim I'll make
I'll be watching you

Since your foods gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night can only see the fridge
I look around and this food I can't replace
I feel so hungry and your burger I long to taste.

I keep crying baby baby please.

Oh can't you see
It belongs to me
Now my poor stomach aches
With every bite you take.

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2014-06-24 09:18:14 (29 comments, 50 reshares, 479 +1s)

All The Lonely People

You cannot see him if you look at your screen.
You cannot see him if you just look up.
You cannot see him if you just walk by.
You cannot see him in a crowd.
You cannot see him if you are in a rush.
You cannot see him if you pretend he is not there.


But he is and many more like him, in every country, every city, every town, every village he is there, stooped low with the pain in his back, stopping to look in bins to see what he can find and putting it into his bag. He does not look at you, he has given up hope because you have given up on him.

Stop, look, see what is there, put down your screen, stop looking up, stop walking by, stop hiding in a crowd, slow down and stop pretending. Give him 600 seconds of your time, ten minutes, smile, talk and make him feel human again. 

It will make you feel human... more »

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2014-06-21 07:14:31 (62 comments, 70 reshares, 1308 +1s)

Who Says Cats Don't Like Water?

This is Kasih and Nuri the twin Sumatran tiger cubs that are just over one year old, they are part of the conservation program at +Chester Zoo that has been fantastically successful as the adult tiger also had two cubs back in 2011.

I have been saving this just for #caturaday  :) 

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2014-06-21 06:37:47 (89 comments, 10 reshares, 394 +1s)

Arrogant? Hell Yes!

Its amazing the things you think about while working the night shift!

I recall when I posted this image up a few years ago someone commented that I looked as though I could be arrogant, at the time I was taken aback and somewhat offended.

But now, well I have finally come to terms with the fact I have nothing left to prove. Like it or not that entitles me to be somewhat arrogant. Its only taken 53 years to come to this conclusion. 

I was written off, kid in a wheelchair and when not then both legs in braces, told I had either to face an operation at some point or the likelihood would be walking with a severe limp. The day my mother died was the day I refused to wear the braces anymore, at 9 I walked with a limp, at 10 it was gone. The next few years spent being passed from pillar to post, care home to foster parents and back to care... more »

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2014-06-20 14:31:08 (43 comments, 26 reshares, 659 +1s)

This is what happens when you don't pay Harry any attention :P

Man look at them ears!!

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2014-06-20 09:37:13 (27 comments, 24 reshares, 407 +1s)

Give Us A Kiss!

Its Friday, enjoy your weekend, think of me as I'm working!

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2014-06-20 08:19:26 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 256 +1s)

End Of Days

There can be beauty in decay.

When we discard what we no longer need then nature has a way of reclaiming it and finds a way of of turning it into a thing of wonder. With flecks of rust taking over gleaming paintwork, grasses growing through open areas and all sorts of creatures calling it home. Eventually it will rot away to nothing, completely reclaimed by the land but in the meantime it will be so much more than an abandoned vehicle.

Look at things a little differently and you will see a whole new world.

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2014-06-17 06:58:04 (19 comments, 37 reshares, 564 +1s)

Cool For Cats

Take on warm day, one young Sumatran tiger cub, one swimming hole then add ice.

Perfect. 

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2014-06-16 18:30:11 (51 comments, 10 reshares, 524 +1s)

I got recognised today!!!!

Out in Chester with my wife Jude I heard someone behind me say excuse me, turned around and a man was stood behind me, I say yes and he proceeds to lean forward and sniff me 0.o

He then says I'm the devil! So I say you could well be right to which he proceeds very loudly to shout to his friends down the road I told you it's him it's him. I giggled and we turned to walk away. Few seconds later he is perusing us up the road shouting hey you, your the devil. So I stop, turn around and say "You believe I'm the devil, I'm saying if that's case do you really want to piss me off?"

Wide eyed he says no, so I tell him you had better f**k off then. At this point he ran back up the street

Moral of the story, if you meet the devil don't piss him off :P

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2014-06-16 09:04:27 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 129 +1s)

Being Brave Will Open New Doors
One of the most frequent questions I am asked about street portraits is how do I go about asking, there are a few more posts in this blog that covers this but I will explain the easiest/hardest part. Its a case of simply being brave, or as I used to say gro...

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2014-06-16 07:34:56 (20 comments, 38 reshares, 536 +1s)

Pain In The Eyes Of A Stranger

I was asked if I talk to everyone I photograph, the answer is no, sometimes the opportunity just does not arise. I still take the photograph as there is something that will compel me to do so, there is something about the persons face looking back at me. You do not always have to have a conversation to speak with someone, their face will tell you their story, they will see you and a simple nod back to you is all it takes. 

2014-06-15 20:05:50 (52 comments, 72 reshares, 346 +1s)

It's not how you look,
It's not how wealthy you are,
It's not what job you have,
It's not the house you live in,
It's not the car you drive,
It's not the restaurant you dine in.

It's the way you act, the way you treat others, the way you are willing to give hope, love and time to those that have none.

That is what will define you. Take that moment to show the rest of the world who you really are and the rest of the world will follow.

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2014-06-15 08:26:42 (33 comments, 73 reshares, 934 +1s)

Let The Children Teach You

Life has so many constraints, it can wrap you up like a straitjacket of conformity and ensure you behave within its conventions. 

But why?

We need to release our inner child from time to time to make us realise there is more to life than the drudgery of what we can have. We need to let children be children as long as they can, why put them in the same straitjacket we have to wear?

I have said it many times, we need the children to teach us what we have forgotten, to live again.


I have to admit I love this shot, it just worked so much better than I thought, the split the water causes in the image, the girl central to the image with the beautiful bokeh caused by the droplets of water. You cannot really set an image like this up, its just a case of being in the right place at the right time. 

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2014-06-14 14:07:27 (35 comments, 17 reshares, 477 +1s)

We Just Keep Smiling

I have met Max the street dog before with his owner John, they have been on the streets for some three years now. I asked how he coped, he said he had been offered a hostel on a few occasions but turned them down because it would mean giving Max up, he would rather be on the street with him than off without him. 

Max saved John's life, one night while sleeping on a bench with Max under him some kids thought it would be fun to put a load of newspaper around the bench and set it on fire, if not for Max reacting Johns says he would have been engulfed in flames. Makes you wonder how little value some can put on the lives of others.

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2014-06-14 08:46:07 (21 comments, 31 reshares, 687 +1s)

Snooze Time.........Again!

Its been a while since I posted for #caturday   so here is our favourite tom Montey doing what he does best!

2014-06-11 23:22:37 (57 comments, 10 reshares, 133 +1s)

An Open Letter To Devi Matahari

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113473692465200720369/posts/Eavkf79BfGi

Over the years of being a social media photographer I have come to learn certain things will always happen.

There will be people that will download my images, I do not mind as I feel if it gives them some pleasure then the image has served a purpose. I even have no real objections to people using my work as long as it's not for commercial gain. Recently I have seen a lot of what I call my ramblings that some feel is poetry show up in all different places, some with credits and some without, once again it's not a big issue to me.

What I find sad though is when someone such as yourself uses the words I put to images of homeless people and speak of my mental health disability as their own. On this occasion I can disregard the fact you stole the whole story but... more »

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2014-06-11 07:24:16 (59 comments, 144 reshares, 1255 +1s)

Stay Quiet
Don't move, don't breathe and just maybe, just maybe she will not see you, just maybe you can escape.

But I doubt it!

An Image I have been wanting to try again, It was always a case of waiting for the right image, the first one I did was from when I first took up photography and one of my first big cat shots. You can see it in this gallery, it has taken a long while for the next shot to come along.

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2014-06-10 09:28:07 (61 comments, 83 reshares, 996 +1s)

Warm Breath

Close enough you can feel her warm breath, you can reach out and touch her soft fur. You can see deep into her eyes and she into yours, tell me, what passes between you? 

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2014-06-07 09:14:11 (43 comments, 70 reshares, 779 +1s)

Getting It Wrong

I don't know Italian, I don't know Urdu, I don't know Tongan, I don't know dog, I don't know peacock, I don't know chimpanzee.

Every creature on this planet is capable of communication in some form, it may be complicated such as the many languages of humankind or basic gestures. But is a way of communicating. We have a belief that we are the only creatures capable of deep sentient thought but if we do not understand how others communicate then how are we to understand them and their capabilities?  

I often sit and watch apes and monkey's and they at times sit and watch me, are they think what I do, are they asking what am I thinking when I look at them. They take up positions just like we do and its as if they too are capable of deep thought, who are we to know? 

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2014-06-06 22:17:49 (84 comments, 142 reshares, 217 +1s)

Seriously need your help on this, I have nearly 2,000,000 followers on here, if only 10% of you react to this it's 200,000 signatures. One of the TV stations in the UK being sponsored by Mitsubishi are to air a documentary showing dog fighting. It's supposedly to show what is happening but all it will do is glorify these idiots that think this is a "sport"

Please, it's not often I ask for things to be shared, it's not often I ask for people to take action but now I am, please sign and share as much as you can and let's stop this program from going out on air. 

To add some perspective, you are all aware of my rescue dog Harry and how much I love him, these people will think nothing of stealing him from my home to use as a bait dog, that means he could be attacked by dogs training to fight so they get a taste for fighting, it would go on until Harryd... more »

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2014-06-06 18:32:50 (34 comments, 44 reshares, 607 +1s)

What I See
Is a creature of destruction, one that has driven me from my land, hung my ancestors skins from your walls to show how brave you are at wielding a gun. I see man, he who does not care, he who only has himself to please.

I am not your's and you are not mine but stand before me as I stand before you and then we shall see how the battle will end.

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2014-06-05 18:14:40 (48 comments, 17 reshares, 417 +1s)

Patriotic

My dog Harry, I used an antique flag I bought today along with his Union Jack bandana for this shot.

I love my country and I am proud of everyone here, regardless of ethnic background, we are a country built on democracy and rights. One of those rights is to be patriotic, I hate the fact that my countries flag has been hijacked by fascists and hated by extremists. To the point some councils will not let individuals fly it in case of racial tension.

I'm not here to upset anyone but this is my home, as for your homeland I will stand for your rights then all I ask for is the same respect. I will stand by my flag and my country and those that serve it, if this should upset you then so be it.

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2014-06-04 17:10:09 (34 comments, 51 reshares, 852 +1s)

My What A Big Tongue You Have

Siberian tigress licking her lips, ever feel like you are being eyed up as a possible meal? 

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2014-06-04 11:44:04 (22 comments, 13 reshares, 586 +1s)

A Moments Respite

Young street cat on the island of Kos in Greece trying to cool down on what was a very hot day. There are so many street cats here but the thing I found they were all healthy and looked after by locals and tourists alike.

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