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Brian Matiash has been at 26 events

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Elia Locardi2,255,544Join +Ken Kaminesky and me on November 1st for a PPE Photo Walk in beautiful downtown NYC!The Photo Walk will begin at the Admiral David Farragut Monument in Madison Square Park at 3:00 PM and end around 6:00 PM, with stops along the way at other beautiful and iconic Manhattan locations!All are welcome to attend, including non-photographers. Learn about locations along the way as our knowledgeable guides from Walks of New York lead us through beautiful downtown NYC!Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the photography community and get some great shots of New York City while having the chance to take home some truly epic prizes (valued at more than $5000) including:*NEW  +Fujifilm X-T1 WR kit with XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens* NEW Fujifilm X30 Compact camera* A  +G-Technology G-DOCK EV* A $1,000 USD voucher for +Carl Zeiss Lenses * A +Formatt-Hitech Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition ‘Master’ Filter Kit* A Formatt-Hitech Elia Locardi Signature Edition ‘Travel’ Filter Kit* Four +Walks of New York  Vouchers for guided tours in NYC or Italy with Walks of Italy* Two X-Rite i1Display Pros with X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Kits* Five Licenses for +onOne Perfect Photo Suite* A special giveaway from onOne Software for all participantsRegister for the event and be entered in the drawing for prizes at: http: bit.ly/walk-NYCUse the hashtag #walkNYC when posting to Social Media so we can follow along with your photo shares after the event.An Important Note about Prizes:You must bNYC Photo Walk2014-11-01 20:00:0033 
Peak Design Team724Join the PD team as we countdown to the very end of our Slide and Clutch Kickstarter campaign (pkdsn.com/ks). Thank you everybody for your support, and we can't wait to get this new gear in your hands!Peak Design Slide/Clutch Kickstarter Countdown2014-08-16 00:50:00130 
Wick Sakit1,184,816Ladies and Gentlemen a year has passed already for this wonderful gathering!  This month +Drink and Click™  will be drinking and clicking at the Oregon Brew Festival ( http://www.oregonbrewfest.com )!  So come one and come all and make sure you have a safe way home!!!  +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon, we know how to do it right!Don't forget to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to your photos :)Psss, it might or might not be +Brian Bonham's birthday so lets make sure its a day he wont remember :)Now for the monthly challenge!-----------------------------The July Challenge is "Post Processing". The image on this post was taken near sunset in Port Aransas, TX, but the water wasn't yellow, and the sky wasn't green. I enjoyed making it appear that way, however. :-)I used Lightroom to make all the adjustments on this photo; the jumping off point was a Trey Ratcliff preset called "Turkish Blast." I made several adjustments after that, including additional graduated filters and spot brushing to achieve the final effect. Find Trey's V2 LR Presets here: http://goo.gl/bN5ZfdSubmit your Post Processed photos from a Drink and Click™ Photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGnThanks to our great prize sponsors for July: +SmugMug  +Cotton Carrier Camera Systems,  & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs * * * *+Drink and Click™ iDrink & Click Portland Style2014-07-25 15:00:0027 
Karen Hutton1,757,237I'm broadcasting LIVE from my very first photography show in Truckee, CA! Along with hangout mates +Frederick Van Johnson +Brian Matiash +Jeremy Cowart and +Laurie Rubin we'll be talking about... Getting your work out there... is print dead... why do a show... bringing your artistic vision to the world... what the heck is a Coffeebar? Who knows what ELSE we'll get into! I'll show you the venue - the photos and bring you to the Sierra Nevada mountains from around the world! We'll be joined by a couple of surprise guests - and if all goes well, wind it all up with live music from an awesome band called Drop Theory!And if you miss the live 'cast... why, I'll post the recording of course. :DLIVE From Coffeebar in Truckee, California!2014-07-20 02:00:0070 
Wick Sakit1,184,816Join us for a +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon  on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 with special guests and Global Nomads +Elia Locardi  and +Naomi Locardi  It’s going to be a great night and participants will have a chance to win cool prizes from +Wacom  , +Formatt-Hitech  Filters, +Think Tank Photo  , Mind Shift Gear + and +SmugMug  ! The walk will begin at Ristretto Roasters where we’ll draw the winners of the Raffle Prizes. From there, we’ll walk over the Burnside Bridge, heading down towards the Saturday Market, stopping for drinks along the way. We’ll continue along the waterfront crossing back over the river via the Hawthorne bridge to shoot sunset. After the sunset shoot we’ll head to Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. for more drinks!Join us for a night of fun, photography and good company!This event will be going around Portland's Memorial Day celebration and we should have some fantastic long exposure opportunities for sunset from the Eastbank Esplanade!  Please remember to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to all photos you post :)Welcome to the #21 +Drink and Click™  ™ May's Chapter Wide Photography ChallengeNEW IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTo be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: We love our sponsors. This month we got +Drink & Click Portland with special guests and Global Nomads Elia and Naomi Locardi!2014-05-24 19:30:0044 
Frederick Van Johnson570,584This week on TWiP...- Big changes at Google+- Imagenomic releases Portraiture plug-in for video- Curating automated photographyw/ +Nate Burr and +Sara France TWiP 359: Google+ Subtracts2014-05-06 02:46:0119 
Matt Glastonbury1,301,847Meet us on the steps.. we'll meander our way around to the botanical gardens after officially starting at 3pm. Proudly supported by +Topdeck Travel and +Flight Centre AustraliaSydney Photowalk with Brian Matiash2014-04-12 14:30:0022 
Kelly DeLay1,337,818Join Photographers +Kelly DeLay, +Lotus Carroll, +Brian Matiash, +Amy Heiden and +James Brandon tonight at 9pm CT / 7pm PT as we discuss "Inspiration"  What or Who inspires you? How do you get yourself How do trends influence your work? ... and more.What Inspires You?2013-11-21 04:00:005 
Google+8,699,672The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034014 
The F-Stops Here Podcast53Come join the wild and wacky F-Stops Here Podcast crew as they talk about all things photography! We will be joined by a very special guest this week- +Brian Matiash  from +Google+ Photos! They'll be taking questions (specifically around photo editing software: tips, tricks, favs, etc) and talking about the latest things happening in the photo world!The F Stops Here, Episode 342013-10-16 03:00:0017 
Thomas Hawk7,570,618One of our favorite San Francisco photographers is very shortly to become one of our favorite London photographers.  Yes, Chris Chabot has joined the flock at Twitter and is moving to LONDON!To send Chris off in style, we will be having one last epic Chris Chabot photowalk -- and what better place for a photowalk with Chris than the annual Burning Man Decompression event.If you have never shot Decom before, you are in for a treat.  It's a visual smorgasbord of pure delight.We will meet at the second entrance, near the corner of 20th and Minnesota Streets at 2:30 pm sharp.  Bring your Canon or Nikon or iPhone or Android... or better yet, be like Chris and bring a Leica!  Whatever you shoot, come and hang out with some great SF photographers and help send Chris off in style.  All skill levels welcome.It's $15 to enter Decom.  More details on the event here:  http://goo.gl/XkJlgnIt's the Chris Chabot Farewell Decompression Photowalk!!!!2013-10-13 23:30:00127 
The Weather Channel2,422,322Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001300 
Nicole S. Young2,188,312I'm one of the featured artists at the RAW art show "En Masse" in San Jose on August 15! It's my first time displaying work at a show, so I'm pretty excited.PLEASE NOTE: To come to the show, you'll need to buy a $10 ticket ahead of time (online) so you can get on the list. Here's the link to get your ticket:http://www.rawartists.org/sanjose/enmasse/?artist=138629There are some more details over on my blog post here: http://nicolesyblog.com/?p=14844RAW Art Show: En Masse2013-08-15 20:00:0025 
Google+ Photos4,495,267The Google+ Photos Chat Series is back and we've got all new digs to broadcast our show from! For our next topic, we're partnering with the Street Photography Community on Google+ and will be discussing the genre with a great panel.Joining us are three photographers who live for capturing all of those everyday moments of life moving by: +Alan Shapiro, +Brian Day and +Chris Suspect. Hosting the event will be +Google+ Photos Community Manager, +Brian Matiash.We'll be sure to share stories and tips about how to get the most out of your time roaming the streets with camera in hand.Be sure to become a member of the Street Photography Community by visiting them here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105098607907521136027Feel free to leave your questions for our panel and share your street photography here in the event stream!Google+ Photos Chat Series - Street Photography2013-07-25 03:00:00209 
Google+ Photos4,495,267Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00964 
Trey Ratcliff8,012,245Meeting Time:  5:30 PM PT on May 14Meeting/Starting Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9 Ending Location:  Union Square on the Geary Street SideHashtag:   #GlassPhotoWalk  How to Win Google Glass:  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for +Curtis Simmons to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number! Join +Thomas Hawk and +Trey Ratcliff for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you!The Plan: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:- Focus on PhotoWalkers:  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative!- Photo Lessons - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera.- Need Photo Advice - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help!- Sharing - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001375 
Trey Ratcliff8,012,245We have a great crew in to talk about all this stuff.  We'll get started with the fun news about the free Google Glass giveaway - cool!  Also, we'll be sharing new photos,  Google+ Discoveries, and more!  And even better, we have LIVE CHAT that is embedded on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com during the live broadcast.  The chatroom maxes out fast, so be sure to get in when the show starts!Join us -- the fun crew will include +Thomas Hawk +Brian Matiash +Frederick Van Johnson +Sara Byrne +Nicole S. Young +Mike Wiacek +Dylan Howell  !   Glass Giveaway Announcement during the big show tonight. Plus, the main topic: "Business & Marketing for Photographers!" with Thomas Hawk, Frederick Van Johnson, Brian Matiash+++ (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-05-07 04:00:00576 
Google+ Photos4,495,267Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad.This week's panel includes:+Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager+Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer+Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer+Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographerFor those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion.Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00228 
Google+ Photos4,495,267DescriptionThe path to getting the shot is filled with blunders, gaffes and, eventually, growth. Despite wanting to believe that every shot since Day 1 has been a winner, the journeys of these photographers are filled with photos suffering from every mistake in the book. In this episode of Google+ Photos Chat, our panel will share their stories and imagery taken during these 'formative years' and the lessons learned that helped make them the photographers they are today.PanelBrian Matiash - HostLaurie Rubin - ModeratorAndy Biggs - GuestAravind Krishnaswamy - Google+ Photos Engineer and photographerDate and TimeWed, 4/17 4PM PSTEpisode 2: Google+ Photos Chat Series (Growing To Get The Shot)2013-04-18 01:00:00217 
Chris Chabot116,074Dave Powell from shoottokyo.com is in town and organizing a photowalk Sunday the 14th. Next to being an awesome person, and fantastic photographer he's also something of an expert at photowalks after having organized ones in Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong and Boston.When: Sunday April 14th, 2013Time: 2PMWhere:  Marina Green.  We will meet on the corner of Scott and Marina Boulevard.  We will shoot in and around Marina Green or wherever the road takes us.   After we lose light we will find a place to grab a bite and a few drinks.Gear: Pack whatever you are comfortable shooting with.  Remember, the more gear you carry the less photographs you actually take. We will be walking so don’t pack too heavy.Who: Photowalks are fun for everyone, and for all skill levels. From camera phones to  professional systems. It's all about the fun and about exploring and sharing with people with similar interests, so join us!For more information see:http://shoottokyo.com/2013/04/07/san-francisco-photowalk-2/San Francisco Photowalk with Shoottokyo's Dave Powell2013-04-14 23:00:0054 
Lisa Donchak15,948Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027 
Google+ Photos4,495,267Google+ Photos Chat Series:Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashTuesday, 4/9/2013 3:00 pm PSTJoin 'Photoshop Guy' +RC Concepcion and Google+ Photos Community Manager +Brian Matiash for our next Google+ Photos HOA. They'll share the tips and practices they use every day for maximum impact on Google+ and beyond.---------------------------------------------------------* Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: *Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashYou can also view this event at:http://www.youtube.com/user/niksoftwarelessons(Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros.)Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash2013-04-10 00:00:00257 
Trey Ratcliff8,012,245This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too...As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.comSee you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00264 
Drink And Click™ SF533Wow, you know you are having an awesome month of special guests when you need not one, but TWO Drink and Clicks to fit them all in! I have just received word that +Elia Locardi and his wife  +Naomi Locardi  from http://www.blamethemonkey.com/, AND +Brian Matiash  will BOTH be in town this week! Now this is a trifecta of awesomeness! So to celebrate, we will be taking them out in one of the most fun and diverse sections of San Francisco...North Beach! Chinatown, Portsmouth Square Plaza, Washington Square, St. Peter's and Pauls Church....the shooting possibilities are endless. It also doesn't hurt that this neighborhood has plenty of great bars and cafes to socialize in. I will work on a updated itinerary this weekend. But this much I know. We are meeting at Vesuvio Cafe at  255 Columbus at 5:00PM. PLEASE BRING CASH IF YOU ARE GOING TO ORDER A DRINK! We will be there until a little after 6:15, when we will take off and walk the streets to get the great light. Afterwards, who knows...more drinking and of course more clicking! So come on SF Bay Area Photogs. Let's welcome +Brian Matiash +Elia Locardi and +Naomi Locardi to SF! (BTW, this is the FIRST time the Locardis have been to SF, so let's get a great big turnout and show them how we do it.)Thanks +Chris Chabot for the awesome cover photo! Event Organized By +Robyn Chau +Tony Eckersley and +Michael Bonocore  #DrinkAndClickSF   #Photography  Drink And Click SF - Blame The Monkey And #BMash Edition2013-03-27 17:00:0068 
Nicole S. Young2,188,312Join me and +Brian Matiash, along with Melbourne photographer +Will Watt on a photowalk Friday, March 8! (Final route and details are TBD.) We look forward to meeting up with G-plussers and photographers in the beautiful country of Australia and hope to see you in a few weeks :)Melbourne Photowalk with Nicole S. Young & Brian Matiash2013-03-08 18:00:00148 
Brian Matiash1,449,245I recently announced that my brand new +SmugMug portfolio site went live (http://portfolio.brianmatiash.com) and that prints are now available for sale! We had so much fun with the announce that I wanted to continue the good times today.With Valentine's Day in full swing, what better way is there to show yourself how much you love YOU than by winning a 1 YEAR Membership with SmugMug? :)Before we get to the contest details, I want to share a crazy deal that any new customer can take advantage of - SmugMug has been extremely generous and is letting me offer a 25% discount off of any of their four tiered membership packages. To get in on this deal, just use the coupon code BMASH when you set up your new account. That is a ridiculously good deal and like all good deals, it expires on Feb 23, 2013 at the stroke of 11:59PM Pacific/US.Now onto the contest details - which are very straightforward. I want to you to share your one, single image that you think would benefit most from having its own SmugMug Gallery. Just share your image right here in this event and tag it with #SmugMash . Now, creativity and strength of vision count here! If you want to share a little ditty about what makes this image so important to you and why you'd want to share it on your own SmugMug gallery, be sure to include that.The contest will run for one week, ending next Thursday, February 21st at 11:59AM Pacific/US time. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The first place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Business membership. The second place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Portfolio membership. Finally, the third place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Power membership. If you're already an existing SmugMug member (good for you!) and you win, you will be upgraded to the respective tier that you placed in or if you placed in the tier that you are currently a member of, SmugMug will extend your account by 1 year.Please tag your comments and/or posts with #SmugMash  to make aggregating the entries easier!So who will be judging this contest? Aside from me, I am so excited to have three amazing SmugMug friends helping out. First, we have the go-to person for all of SmugMug's friends, the lovely and insanely sweet +Katherine Cheng. Next up is SmugMug's social butterfly, loyal father of Rocky the Dog, and the harvester of  #Bonocorns far and wide, +Michael Bonocore. Finally, the co-founder of SmugMug, crazy lover of hanging gigantic prints ofWin some LOVE! Well… some SmugMug LOVE!2013-02-15 00:00:00131 

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Joseph Sukhbir1,267My photo inspiration Circle2015-01-17 07:54:57500000
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche14,518┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v20  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v20 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 - Bariloche  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:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-01-12 14:13:3449911813
Gailen Mapes75,030Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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.2015-01-08 11:24:31143000
Photo Mania USA1,926Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for December 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of December. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-01-03 12:20:5392001
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233011
Joseph Sukhbir1,193My Photos Circle2014-12-31 10:25:54304000
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #2: Photography OneThis is the first part of my "big" hand-picked photographer circles. Everybody from the Essentials circle is also in here, plus everyone I noticed in other circles, who plussed or commented on my posts or who I learned to know through other people. If you're not in there, either I haven't noticed you yet or you don't fulfil my one requirement: you have to post your own work. There are only original photography content creators in here!2014-12-30 16:41:23500000
Keith I Myers1,446I have not done a Google Glass Circle share in a few months. Here is a group of amazing people who own Glass that you should add to your Circles. (Group 2 of 3)2014-12-27 20:17:04484000
Keith I Myers1,446I have not done a Google Glass Circle share in a few months. Here is a group of amazing people who own Glass that you should add to your Circles. (Group 1 of 3)2014-12-27 20:16:16498001
Brian Harrod10,619Art Lovers#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle  2014-12-26 22:56:32244000
Harry Day12,525*If 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 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Japan #Jersey #Jordan #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jamahiriya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macao #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Monaco 2014-12-26 06:06:4649019928
Craig Deakin31,795Curated Circle of People That You Should Connect With & CircleThis is not a circle that was created by people sharing a previous circle or my content, it's specifically people that engage and are interesting to follow. If you need fresh content in your stream, consider adding this circle. If you know of anyone that you think should be included, let me know! Other places that you can connect with me:https://twitter.com/craigdeakinhttp://instagram.com/craig_deakinhttp://craigdeakin.tumblr.com/https://www.facebook.com/craigdeakinstreamhttps://www.tsu.co/craigdeakin2014-12-11 19:51:51419638
Gailen Mapes73,125Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-08 11:49:23143001
John Nuntiatio52,770#newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-11-29 21:50:51130011
Stephan L.26,646Long time no share of my "Personal Top PHotography" circle check them out.. i bet you will be not dissapointed :) #circle   #photography  2014-11-26 13:25:37135004
Juanro Raniay37Hi 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, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!#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     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs    2014-11-26 08:49:504862112
rin sha98#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial 2014-11-24 07:25:11501715
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This 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#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Becky Collins18,732Super Engagers and Photographers 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 ?2014-11-11 08:59:18491003
Gailen Mapes70,854Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 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             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes  .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-08 12:13:0614512414
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:11:47393000
Jacob Dix28,035FolloweenSo I just came up with this word #Folloween. And so, I decided to share this circle of #Mobilographers . Please follow these brilliant and lovely people. If you were notified, you are in the circle. Do feel free to share it. Site || http://www.mobilography.netPage || +Mobilography​Community || http://goo.gl/ROrYI0Tags || #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography2014-10-31 15:33:5127022539
Harry Day10,043Boost 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 #circleshar2014-10-31 12:40:25496014
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Robert Connor21,604Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If 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 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles 2014-10-21 07:07:16495226
Gailen Mapes68,712Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 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 #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 +2014-10-08 11:05:28148001
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers 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 ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Serkan Mutan1,819"my photographer friends" II#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography     #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-20 08:56:574654210
Serkan Mutan1,791"my photographer friends"#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography    #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-19 19:26:3440510417
Denyse Landry40,553Cercle Engagement V.1.Commitment Circle V. 1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #topsharedcircle   #bestengagers   #topongoogle   #googleplusphotos   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek   #thankyoucircle   #bestcircleshare   #topphotographer  2014-09-09 20:55:3932623431
Gailen Mapes67,546Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 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 #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 +2014-09-08 10:04:40144758
Monika Schmidt11,569Today I would like to share this circle of photograpers with you, doesn't matter whether more or less professionals. They can take you on an astonishing journey around the world  -  enjoy :-) #circlesunday  2014-08-16 22:45:32178206
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
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 05:16:124763112
Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:565006110
Gailen Mapes65,741Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 #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 +2014-07-08 10:28:43134228
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 01:55:47501107
Hugh Ferguson10,217A starter circle for those new to G+ I just realised its a year since I joined G+. When I started I was lucky enough to come across a really useful circle share to help me on my way. As I have yet to share a circle of my own I will try and give something back, in the hope it helps those in a similar position. I am not posting this for +1's, shares or to gain new followers - so please do not feel obliged to share, +1 or follow - there are plenty of those type of circle shares around if that's what you want The circle below is just a selection of the 3000 or so I follow. All are excellent and active contributors to G+. It's quite Landscape biased (too many great photographers to pick out one or two), but there are examples of other genres and resources for example:Great photographers who work tirelessly through communities and pages, producing great interaction, such as +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey .... wonderful creative artists like +Heidi Anne Morris +Lotus Carroll +Bryan Peterson .....street photographers such as +Thomas Leuthard +Angelica Guckes ......the exquisite beauty of flowers and Macro by +Rosie Nixon +Silke Tüxen ......great teachers such as +Nicole S. Young +Jan Kabili +Jimmy McIntyre ......fantastic resources such as +2014-06-27 15:04:3482231114
Dina Tika417Here 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.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
Dina Tika0Here 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. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
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 05:03:174777219
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ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
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Gailen Mapes63,701Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  M - 8 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 +Gailen Mapes .  2014-05-08 10:49:10140348
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Margaret Tompkins107,694Landscape 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 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!This circle represents the last two weeks.2014-05-04 00:26:311801002169
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2014-12-24 18:15:09 (69 comments, 108 reshares, 1420 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon

If you’re the sort of person who appreciates experiencing the splendors of our planet, then an item that should be very high on your bucket list would be watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon. I visited the Grand Canyon for the second time in my life earlier this year and if there is one place where I would go to seek out any form of spirituality, it’d be here. I first visited the Grand Canyon 10 years ago and could barely appreciate it due to a crippling fear of heights. This time around, I certainly had better success but still couldn’t quite bring myself far enough to walk down a bit on the Bright Angel trail. It’s something that I will continue to work on for certain in 2015. Still, the view from the rim isn’t too shabby!

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and my original Funkbuster, the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens whichhas since ... more »

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2014-12-24 18:15:09 (69 comments, 108 reshares, 1420 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon

If you’re the sort of person who appreciates experiencing the splendors of our planet, then an item that should be very high on your bucket list would be watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon. I visited the Grand Canyon for the second time in my life earlier this year and if there is one place where I would go to seek out any form of spirituality, it’d be here. I first visited the Grand Canyon 10 years ago and could barely appreciate it due to a crippling fear of heights. This time around, I certainly had better success but still couldn’t quite bring myself far enough to walk down a bit on the Bright Angel trail. It’s something that I will continue to work on for certain in 2015. Still, the view from the rim isn’t too shabby!

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and my original Funkbuster, the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens whichhas since ... more »

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2014-12-21 18:18:41 (44 comments, 81 reshares, 1451 +1s)Open 

The beauty of Wahclella Falls

I’ve been to Wahclella Falls a handful of times and it rates very high on my life of waterfalls to visit along the Columbia River Gorge because the journey to it is just as fascinating as the destination. It’s a great hike that offers a variety of scenery to photograph. I took this photo almost a year ago and recently returned when the entire area was covered in snow. In both cases, the falls were truly beautiful to experience.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II lens, predating my move to an all-Sony hardware lineup. Because of the harsh light, I used my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer and 10-Stop ND filter to eliminate water surface reflection and drag the shutter to 30″, capturing that ethereal flow of the water. I was standing on the nearby footbridge and had my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55tripod p... more »

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2015-01-25 02:53:45 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Redemption on the Racetrack Playa

The last time I visited the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park was in January of 2013. Despite it being utterly obvious to even write, I was a totally different photographer than I am today. I saw things differently, reacted to things differently, and composed things differently. My camera was different and my choice of lens was, too. On top of that, I had to contend with the excitement and novelty that comes with your first time actually stepping foot on the playa and seeing those legendary sailing stones just sitting there. Creativity-wise, it can be overload for photographers. I know it was for me. I grew up seeing photos of these moving boulders and read all sorts of stories purporting to explain how and why they glided so effortlessly across one of the driest areas on the planet [here is an article that explains it -... more »

Redemption on the Racetrack Playa

The last time I visited the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park was in January of 2013. Despite it being utterly obvious to even write, I was a totally different photographer than I am today. I saw things differently, reacted to things differently, and composed things differently. My camera was different and my choice of lens was, too. On top of that, I had to contend with the excitement and novelty that comes with your first time actually stepping foot on the playa and seeing those legendary sailing stones just sitting there. Creativity-wise, it can be overload for photographers. I know it was for me. I grew up seeing photos of these moving boulders and read all sorts of stories purporting to explain how and why they glided so effortlessly across one of the driest areas on the planet [here is an article that explains it - http://www.sci-news.com/physics/science-death-valley-sailing-stones-02148.html].

On the evening that I photographed the sunset over the playa back then, the weather conditions were great, albeit utterly freezing. We had a great sky with puffy clouds and a clear horizon that allowed for capturing a sunburst. Under the right creative conditions, I could have walked away with a few photos that I would have been really happy with. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be the case and I ended up feeling very disenchanted with my results. I simply wasn’t happy with the any of my compositions or editing choices. So be it. What I can promise you is that I certainly learned from that experience and knew that if/when I would return, I’d do things very differently. I’d take my time and be very deliberate.

And so two years transpired. I grew older and evolved my visual palette. I no longer had the compulsions and frenetic tendencies that I once did, rather learning to appreciate and savor the moment in front of me. So, when I found myself leading a workshop of nine students who had never stepped foot on the playa, I felt totally at ease. Rather than focus on getting all of “the shots,” I reveled in helping my students figure out their own compositional quandaries. After all, I immediately saw the same scattered excitement in them that I experienced for myself two years prior. So, why not help act as the photographic metronome for them? I certainly could have used that back then.

Alas, when golden hour approached and the mountain peaks exploded in alpenglow, it was time to execute. +James Brandon and I helped those students who were in our vicinity with composing in what I could only describe as an orchestral manner. As for me, I was as ready as I’d ever been. I had waited two years for this moment. I knew exactly what I wanted to capture, how I wanted to capture it, and how I wanted to stylize it. My camera and tripod were locked in, focus set, and exposure dialed. When my students were done, I grabbed my shutter cable and fired two exposures for good measure. Nothing more and nothing less. Within seconds, the photo was wirelessly sent to my iPhone for review. Focus was sharp and the composition fully met my expectations. Redemption had been found.

Camera: +Sony a7R with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
Filter: +Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 3-stop Soft Grad ND Filter
Tripod: +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: Adobe Lightroom 5.7

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1CppfiA

#DeathValley, #NationalPark, #SailingStones, #California, #Sunset___

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2015-01-23 04:53:35 (17 comments, 13 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

The Catch-22 of the Mesquite Dunes

On one hand, I think it’s great that the National Parks Service has made it so easy for even the modestly mobile tourist to park their car and walk up to the beautiful Mesquite Dunes within Death Valley National Park. Standing in the midst of these beautiful formations is something that everyone should experience. However, the downside becomes exceptionally apparent quite quickly, especially in the absence of wind. And thus I find myself in a catch-22.

Given that our workshop was held over a holiday weekend, we anticipated for more dense tourism over the weekend and, for the most part, it didn’t impede our abilities to photograph the park at all. However, the sand dunes were a bit of an exception. Even from the main road, the evidence of heavy foot traffic was easily visible. Footprints pockmarked almost every facade of the dunes, leavingthe... more »

The Catch-22 of the Mesquite Dunes

On one hand, I think it’s great that the National Parks Service has made it so easy for even the modestly mobile tourist to park their car and walk up to the beautiful Mesquite Dunes within Death Valley National Park. Standing in the midst of these beautiful formations is something that everyone should experience. However, the downside becomes exceptionally apparent quite quickly, especially in the absence of wind. And thus I find myself in a catch-22.

Given that our workshop was held over a holiday weekend, we anticipated for more dense tourism over the weekend and, for the most part, it didn’t impede our abilities to photograph the park at all. However, the sand dunes were a bit of an exception. Even from the main road, the evidence of heavy foot traffic was easily visible. Footprints pockmarked almost every facade of the dunes, leaving them looking worn. Had a few gusts of wind kicked through, most of those footprints would have been wiped away quite easily. The downside is having to content with a windstorm while standing atop a giant sand dune and thus the conundrum unfolds.

On the sunset attempt pictured here, we parked our passenger van about a mile before the parking lot and hiked towards some of the outer dunes. At first, it looked very promising and it was for the most part. There were some beautiful formations and patterns all around us. Unfortunately, there were also plenty of footprints, which we quickly acclimated to and learned to work around. On a subsequent sunrise shoot, we found a wonderful patch of untouched dunes about a half mile beyond the parking lot (traveling away from Stovepipe Wells). They were smaller than most but they offered tons of composition opportunities. It just requires a bit of creativity and patience.

Camera: +Sony a7R with the Sony A-mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Filter: +Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 105mm Circular Polarizer
Tripod: +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: +on1 Perfect Effects 9 and Lightroom 5.7

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/15wpv2G

‪#‎DeathValley‬, ‪#‎MesquiteDunes‬, ‪#‎NationalParks‬, ‪#‎Sand‬, ‪#‎Sunset‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬___

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2015-01-22 05:04:40 (14 comments, 12 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

The Otherworldly Cottonball Basin

I have to admit that I’m a bit proud of myself for not going on an absolute lunacy-driven spell after spending a week without virtually any cell signal. Fortunately, I’m pleased to say that the photo workshop led by me and my good bud, +James Brandon, went very well! We took our students to a variety of locations within Death Valley National Park and guided them through photo experiences such as watching the sun rise over the Mesquite Sand Dunes, light-painting a dense forest of Joshua Trees, and seeing the last light fall upon the sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, in addition to a bunch of other ones. All in all, it was a great time with some great people.

The day after the workshop was wide open for James and me, so we decided to do a more rigorous scout around Cottonball Basin. James had a particular area that he had been huntingfor ... more »

The Otherworldly Cottonball Basin

I have to admit that I’m a bit proud of myself for not going on an absolute lunacy-driven spell after spending a week without virtually any cell signal. Fortunately, I’m pleased to say that the photo workshop led by me and my good bud, +James Brandon, went very well! We took our students to a variety of locations within Death Valley National Park and guided them through photo experiences such as watching the sun rise over the Mesquite Sand Dunes, light-painting a dense forest of Joshua Trees, and seeing the last light fall upon the sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, in addition to a bunch of other ones. All in all, it was a great time with some great people.

The day after the workshop was wide open for James and me, so we decided to do a more rigorous scout around Cottonball Basin. James had a particular area that he had been hunting for and we decided to give it one last try to find. The weather was very unusual for the area with a socked-in sky and cooler temps. Still, after much perseverance and even more walking, we did find the area that we dubbed “Goldmine.” A very small area of brown earth comprised of densely packed pockets of white salt. At first glance, you would swear that you were standing on another planet. Relieved and excited, James marked the Goldmine waypoint on his GPS device and we now had our location for sunset.

When it was time to depart the lodge and make the hike back to this location, the sky was still just as socked-in as before. For a minute, both of us actually considered tossing it in for the day and relax. But, we knew that we’d truly kick ourselves if something happened last minute. So, we laced up, drove out, and hiked in. We made it to our location quicker than we had imagined… I guess scouting really is helpful! With about 40 minutes until sunset, James and I recorded some videos for each other and found our locations while taking great care to minimize our footprints in the area.

And then it happened.

First, the mountain range behind us exploded in this wonderful-but-brief alpenglow. It was gone almost as quickly as it appeared. Then the real show started. Right before our eyes, layer upon layer of grey clouds began erupting in this crazy display of orange and yellow. It truly was a fire in the sky. James and I went into concentration mode and began performing that special ballet of two photographers maximizing different compositions within the tiny window of time that we had. It really was a most excellent experience.

After about 90 seconds or so, the color began to die. What little ambient light we had was quickly fading but we were beaming. It was time to hike back to our vehicle. That was as good of an ending to our week-long stay in Death Valley as we could have ever asked for.

Camera: +Sony a7R with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens
Filter: N/A
Tripod: +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: Lightroom 5.7

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1yIuUj5

#DeathValley, #NationalPark, #SonyAlpha, #California, #Sunset___

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2015-01-14 01:45:35 (29 comments, 31 reshares, 470 +1s)Open 

Why you should embrace obstacles

The photographer who I was two or three years ago would look at a scene like this and immediately walk right by it. “There are too many damn trees in the way!” is something that I’d likely bark to myself. I suppose that’s a natural progression of growth for me. I usually start with something laid out in a clear, sensical way and practice on that until an evolutionary jump occurs. I don’t think there is a particular amount of time that has to elapse or a certain number of photos that have to be taken before things change but I am sure that a change does occur. It affects the way I see things now. What used to be obstacles and chaos now resembles more of a narrative… you just have to arrange it in the right sequence.

It’s also really refreshing to begin seeing in this new way because it opens up an entirely different area ofopportunity t... more »

Why you should embrace obstacles

The photographer who I was two or three years ago would look at a scene like this and immediately walk right by it. “There are too many damn trees in the way!” is something that I’d likely bark to myself. I suppose that’s a natural progression of growth for me. I usually start with something laid out in a clear, sensical way and practice on that until an evolutionary jump occurs. I don’t think there is a particular amount of time that has to elapse or a certain number of photos that have to be taken before things change but I am sure that a change does occur. It affects the way I see things now. What used to be obstacles and chaos now resembles more of a narrative… you just have to arrange it in the right sequence.

It’s also really refreshing to begin seeing in this new way because it opens up an entirely different area of opportunity to create new photos in locations that I have visited frequently. I’m not trying to say that you have to ostensibly accept obstacles just because it illustrates my own growth but there is an underlying theme of being able to identify what those obstacles mean to you. Your obstacles can be wholly different than mine and they can be more figurative than my very literal ones.

So I’m curious, what sort of obstacles have you run into with your growth as a photographer and how have you dealt with them?

Camera: +Sony a7R with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens
Filter: +Formatt-Hitech 77mm Firecrest Circular Polarizer
Tripod: +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55
Stylization: +onOne Perfect Effects 9 and Lightroom 5.7

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/14xA0SA

#Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #Oregon, #SonyA7R___

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2015-01-12 02:44:19 (23 comments, 62 reshares, 545 +1s)Open 

Facing off with Little ZigZag Falls

You know what will help clear a Las Vegas-induced cold? Taking in the crisp and fresh air in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon. My good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, is visiting town again (he works for +onOne, Inc) – a Portland-based company) and so we rallied the troops to get some nature shooting under our belts. Joining us were +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham, and +Hudson Henry. We decided on Little ZigZag Falls as our destination. With it being in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon, our hopes were high that we’d have some snow to include in our photos. Alas, there was plenty of snow… but it was the gross, dirty kind. Still, the water levels were lower than I had ever seen before, which made it pretty easy to cross the stream and photograph the actual waterfall from the other side. This was the first time I have had the opportunity to get this vantagepoint and ... more »

Facing off with Little ZigZag Falls

You know what will help clear a Las Vegas-induced cold? Taking in the crisp and fresh air in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon. My good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, is visiting town again (he works for +onOne, Inc) – a Portland-based company) and so we rallied the troops to get some nature shooting under our belts. Joining us were +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham, and +Hudson Henry. We decided on Little ZigZag Falls as our destination. With it being in the Mt. Hood region of Oregon, our hopes were high that we’d have some snow to include in our photos. Alas, there was plenty of snow… but it was the gross, dirty kind. Still, the water levels were lower than I had ever seen before, which made it pretty easy to cross the stream and photograph the actual waterfall from the other side. This was the first time I have had the opportunity to get this vantage point and made it count. As you may expect, the rate at which my lens got coated from spray was really high, so I had to device a timing system where I wiped my lens clean and kept it covered with my microfiber cloth before quickly clearing it, locking my focus, and exposing. It took a few attempts but I walked away with some keepers.

For this photo, I had my +Sony a7R and Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens at around chest level. To help cut the reflection off of the rocks and water, I used a 77mm +Formatt-Hitech Circular Polarizer via a 72mm-77mm step-up ring. I was worried about micro-vibrations with the camera being so close to the falls but it was rock solid, thanks to my beastly +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done using a custom-built preset in Perfect Effects 9 by onOne, as well as some fine-tuning in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/14K6EBw

#Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #Oregon, #SonyA7R___

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2015-01-11 21:03:00 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 279 +1s)Open 

With my good buddy, +Matt Kloskowski, in town, a plan to visit good ol' Little Zig Zag Falls came together quite nicely with +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham and +Hudson Henry. There is a decent amount of snow, but it's mostly dirty and gross.

Still, all is not bad. There has been some clear changes in the flow of the stream and the low water levels allowed me to position my camera in very different positions. It was even low enough for a few of us to cross and shoot the falls from the other side (a first for me).

Now it's time to pack up and crush a burrito.

With my good buddy, +Matt Kloskowski, in town, a plan to visit good ol' Little Zig Zag Falls came together quite nicely with +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham and +Hudson Henry. There is a decent amount of snow, but it's mostly dirty and gross.

Still, all is not bad. There has been some clear changes in the flow of the stream and the low water levels allowed me to position my camera in very different positions. It was even low enough for a few of us to cross and shoot the falls from the other side (a first for me).

Now it's time to pack up and crush a burrito.___

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2015-01-08 23:20:46 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

First look: The G-Technology G-Drive ev ATC w/Thunderbolt

Yesterday at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of meeting with my friends at G-Technology to discuss a variety of projects that we’re working on in the coming months. One of the projects involves a brand new product announced by G-Technology just the other day: the G-Drive ev ATC (http://brians.photos/gdriveevatc). If you’re a photographer who spends any time shooting in rugged terrains or in inclement/extreme weather, this is the sort of protection you’ll want to invest in for your travel hard drives. This case was built to take a beating while keeping your precious data safe, snug and secure. When I’m traveling for weeks at a time, that sort of peace-of-mind is priceless.

G-Technology provided me with the 1 Tb Thunderbolt version to use on my upcoming trips to Death Valley, the BigIsland ... more »

First look: The G-Technology G-Drive ev ATC w/Thunderbolt

Yesterday at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of meeting with my friends at G-Technology to discuss a variety of projects that we’re working on in the coming months. One of the projects involves a brand new product announced by G-Technology just the other day: the G-Drive ev ATC (http://brians.photos/gdriveevatc). If you’re a photographer who spends any time shooting in rugged terrains or in inclement/extreme weather, this is the sort of protection you’ll want to invest in for your travel hard drives. This case was built to take a beating while keeping your precious data safe, snug and secure. When I’m traveling for weeks at a time, that sort of peace-of-mind is priceless.

G-Technology provided me with the 1 Tb Thunderbolt version to use on my upcoming trips to Death Valley, the Big Island of Hawaii, Iceland, and Norway. I’ll be sharing my in-the-field experiences with the drive soon but in the meantime, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments field. Enjoy the video!

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1BFCtrl

Direct video link: http://brians.photos/YTgdriveevatc

#CES2015, #GDrive, #GTechnology___

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2015-01-07 19:06:34 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

A Quick Photo Tip: Fill the frame

I wanted to share a quick photo tip with you that can help tremendously when you want to bring attention to your primary subject. Simply, let it hog up your frame. Now, take that in jest for a bit. You obviously don’t want to completely inundate the frame with your primary subject (unless it makes sense to) but instead of trying to fit the entirety of it in, try getting closer and sacrifice capturing “everything.” This pier is a great example. Instead of trying to fit all of it into the frame, which would require me to walk further away from it and make it appear small, I chose to tighten up on the vertical support structure and embrace some distortion, which helped create a clear leading line into a vanishing point.

I’ll be sharing more of these quick photo tips going forward and I’d love to hear from you. What challenges orobstacles... more »

A Quick Photo Tip: Fill the frame

I wanted to share a quick photo tip with you that can help tremendously when you want to bring attention to your primary subject. Simply, let it hog up your frame. Now, take that in jest for a bit. You obviously don’t want to completely inundate the frame with your primary subject (unless it makes sense to) but instead of trying to fit the entirety of it in, try getting closer and sacrifice capturing “everything.” This pier is a great example. Instead of trying to fit all of it into the frame, which would require me to walk further away from it and make it appear small, I chose to tighten up on the vertical support structure and embrace some distortion, which helped create a clear leading line into a vanishing point.

I’ll be sharing more of these quick photo tips going forward and I’d love to hear from you. What challenges or obstacles do you encounter with your photography?

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1FonWnQ___

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2015-01-04 22:50:35 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

The Ocean Breathes Salty

A few months back, I wrote an article on Photofocus about making older images feel new again (http://brians.photos/PFOldImagesNew). I find myself often going back to older images shortly after taking a bunch of new photos. I think it’s similar to tea leaves and how they taste best when they’re allowed to steep in hot water. Last week was a busy one for me with a bunch of new images to show for it but I am just not quite ready to give them my attention. Sure, I’ve imported them, deleted the bad ones, and tagged them accordingly but it just isn’t quite time for the real creativity to begin.

It’s usually at these times when I turn to the back end of my catalog and blow off some of the dust and cobwebs. Sometimes, I’ll find a photo that I totally overlooked, like that $20 dollar bill that you find in your jacket pocket. Other times, I’ll reviewan image that... more »

The Ocean Breathes Salty

A few months back, I wrote an article on Photofocus about making older images feel new again (http://brians.photos/PFOldImagesNew). I find myself often going back to older images shortly after taking a bunch of new photos. I think it’s similar to tea leaves and how they taste best when they’re allowed to steep in hot water. Last week was a busy one for me with a bunch of new images to show for it but I am just not quite ready to give them my attention. Sure, I’ve imported them, deleted the bad ones, and tagged them accordingly but it just isn’t quite time for the real creativity to begin.

It’s usually at these times when I turn to the back end of my catalog and blow off some of the dust and cobwebs. Sometimes, I’ll find a photo that I totally overlooked, like that $20 dollar bill that you find in your jacket pocket. Other times, I’ll review an image that I already finished working on and may have even shared to reprocess it altogether. That was the case with this photo of the ocean taken at Santa Cruz, CA. The original photo that I shared was a black & white conversion. It worked well because it focused on the tonality in the scene and really brought detail to the waves in the foreground. For this go-round, I decided to take a different approach and let color have its turn. I applied a custom-built split-toned preset in Lightroom and played around with some of the other controls until I came to a point where I was happy. So, in actuality, I now have the same exact photo represented in two totally different ways, each bringing something complementary to the table.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1F6wRu5___

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2015-01-03 22:45:05 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 372 +1s)Open 

The Lushness of Gorton Creek

It’s hard to imagine just how lush and green Gorton Creek can be. I was standing here recently with my pal, +Brian Bonham, and we were discussing how vivid and punchy the greens of the surrounding area were. Granted, I always take my colors with a grain of salt because I can’t see a decent portion of the spectrum but I am confident that these greens are nuts. I was reminded of when I was standing at the rim above Crater Lake, looking at water so deeply blue, it looked as if someone poured vats of artificial coloring to achieve that effect. I guess that’s why I feel so lucky to live in this part of the US. After a brisk 40 minute drive, I can romp around these types of locations, usually with no one else even remotely close by. It’s a photographer’s paradise.

I used my trusty +Sony a7R and Sony FE 16-35mm lens to capture this photo. It wasalso the fi... more »

The Lushness of Gorton Creek

It’s hard to imagine just how lush and green Gorton Creek can be. I was standing here recently with my pal, +Brian Bonham, and we were discussing how vivid and punchy the greens of the surrounding area were. Granted, I always take my colors with a grain of salt because I can’t see a decent portion of the spectrum but I am confident that these greens are nuts. I was reminded of when I was standing at the rim above Crater Lake, looking at water so deeply blue, it looked as if someone poured vats of artificial coloring to achieve that effect. I guess that’s why I feel so lucky to live in this part of the US. After a brisk 40 minute drive, I can romp around these types of locations, usually with no one else even remotely close by. It’s a photographer’s paradise.

I used my trusty +Sony a7R and Sony FE 16-35mm lens to capture this photo. It was also the first time I was able to put my +Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters to use and I’m pleased to say that they performed insanely well. I had the legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod splayed out pretty wide, as well, so that I could get the camera to hover just over and behind the rock in the foreground. Stylization was done by applying a custom built preset from within onOne Perfect Effects 9.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1KakVHP

#DiscoverOregon, #Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #SonyA7R___

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2015-01-02 04:07:23 (15 comments, 27 reshares, 349 +1s)Open 

A Portrait of Abiqua Falls

Well, Day 1 of 2015 is rolling thru the curtains. Only 364 more of these 24-hour slots to go for the year… but who’s counting?  I wanted to kick off my first post of the year by sharing this portrait of Abiqua Falls. The scramble down can be dicey in muddy conditions, like on the day we hiked down, but once you walk up and see the falls, especially for the first time, you’ll know that the trek is totally worth it. I decided to fill most of the foreground with this boulder, letting the waterfall take up a supporting role. I also figured that the green moss would help separate it from the rest of the scene, which fortunately worked out as expected.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1HjnncA

‪#‎AbiquaFalls‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎Oregon

A Portrait of Abiqua Falls

Well, Day 1 of 2015 is rolling thru the curtains. Only 364 more of these 24-hour slots to go for the year… but who’s counting?  I wanted to kick off my first post of the year by sharing this portrait of Abiqua Falls. The scramble down can be dicey in muddy conditions, like on the day we hiked down, but once you walk up and see the falls, especially for the first time, you’ll know that the trek is totally worth it. I decided to fill most of the foreground with this boulder, letting the waterfall take up a supporting role. I also figured that the green moss would help separate it from the rest of the scene, which fortunately worked out as expected.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1HjnncA

‪#‎AbiquaFalls‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎Oregon___

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2014-12-31 03:41:40 (30 comments, 31 reshares, 538 +1s)Open 

The Inadvertent Upper Lewis River Falls

"The temps are low, the weather is crap and I forgot to pack my Camelbak water reservoir."

That was the general thought bouncing around my head the other day as I aimlessly followed a path I assumed was a detour to Middle Lewis River Falls in Washington. I’m not sure what happened to the main path but I was greeted with a long strand of ribbon tape with a warning written in permanent marker indicating that it was closed and that I should follow the detour. At the time, I wasn’t sure whether the path I chose was the actual detour (in hindsight, it certainly wasn’t) but I followed it for what seemed like 143 miles. I just assumed that the trail would eventually lead me to the falls where I’d regroup with +Brian Bonham and +Nicole S. Young, who were in front of and behind me, respectively.

Alas, after about an hour ofmeanderin... more »

The Inadvertent Upper Lewis River Falls

"The temps are low, the weather is crap and I forgot to pack my Camelbak water reservoir."

That was the general thought bouncing around my head the other day as I aimlessly followed a path I assumed was a detour to Middle Lewis River Falls in Washington. I’m not sure what happened to the main path but I was greeted with a long strand of ribbon tape with a warning written in permanent marker indicating that it was closed and that I should follow the detour. At the time, I wasn’t sure whether the path I chose was the actual detour (in hindsight, it certainly wasn’t) but I followed it for what seemed like 143 miles. I just assumed that the trail would eventually lead me to the falls where I’d regroup with +Brian Bonham and +Nicole S. Young, who were in front of and behind me, respectively.

Alas, after about an hour of meandering up and down the trail while being positively drenched from the rain, I finally heard the clear roar of a waterfall in the distance. This filled me with renewed energy and a few minutes later, I was able to make out a waterfall. When I got there, I was expecting to see Brian scrambling across the rocky shore trying to get some photos without raindrops coating his lens. But, neither he nor Nicole were anywhere to be seen. No matter. I was here and I’d be damned if I didn’t get my fill of photos. Granted, it was not without its challenges as raindrops would begin coating my filter the second I removed my microfiber cloth. Still, with some perseverance and good timing, I was able to nab a few photos sans droplets.

With those photos in the bag, I packed up my gear and began the trek back to wherever we last saw each other. Why does it always seem faster when you’re returning from a trek than when you first set out on it? Along the way, I encountered two couples who seemed nice enough and before I knew it, I saw Brian in the distance with his arms stretched out and screaming, “Praise Jesus, you’re alive!” Apparently, he and Nicole decided to take their chances and scramble down a portion of the hillside that led them to Middle Lewis River Falls, our intended destination. And that’s where the comedy resides for me. I totally blazed right by Middle Lewis River Falls and inadvertently found Upper Lewis River Falls without even knowing that an Upper falls existed. I guess I’ll just chalk it up to one of those happy, and exhausting, accidents.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony FE 16-35mm lens. It was the first time I had the opportunity to put my new +Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters to use. For this photo, I had mounted the 77mm Firecrest circular polarizer on using a 72mm-77mm step up ring. The CPL filter was absolutely critical in cutting out the crazy amount of glare on the water’s surface and haze from the lingering fog. Thankfully, everything was nice and sturdy with my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I had my rubber feet on and had wished I brought my rock feet. They would have been perfect for that environment. Stylization was done by building a custom preset in +onOne Perfect Effects 9.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1x2CdBo

#Firecrest, #Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #Waterfalls, #SonyA7R, #Washington ___

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2014-12-30 17:58:06 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

The Great Migration to G-Technology

A few weeks ago, I briefly shared that I was making a significant change to my photo storage strategy by saying a long overdue "Goodbye!" to Drobo and a fond "Hello there!" to G-Technology.

Today, I'm sharing a more detailed account of what drove me to leave, why I chose G-Technology to store my most important content, and what my experience has been like after making the "Great Migration."

To read the full story and enter my contest to win a G-Technology G-Drive, head over to my blog: http://brians.photos/thegreatmigrationtogtechnology

#Gear, #GTechnology, #PhotoGear, #PhotoStorage, #Photography

The Great Migration to G-Technology

A few weeks ago, I briefly shared that I was making a significant change to my photo storage strategy by saying a long overdue "Goodbye!" to Drobo and a fond "Hello there!" to G-Technology.

Today, I'm sharing a more detailed account of what drove me to leave, why I chose G-Technology to store my most important content, and what my experience has been like after making the "Great Migration."

To read the full story and enter my contest to win a G-Technology G-Drive, head over to my blog: http://brians.photos/thegreatmigrationtogtechnology

#Gear, #GTechnology, #PhotoGear, #PhotoStorage, #Photography___

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2014-12-27 18:12:40 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 292 +1s)Open 

The Pacific Northwest Forever

The crazy chain of events that first led me to the Pacific Northwest is best suited to be told over a few pints. Even with a 1-year bout in California, I still ended up back here and I really couldn’t be happier. As a kid growing up in a jungle of concrete, rebar, metal, and glass, nothing could be further from what I thought my comfort zone was than being surrounded by dirt, moss, mud, and freezing cold water. But, I guess the Pacific Northwest has that effect on some people. The best part is that I’m only still scratching the surface of what my new comfort zone is shaping up to be and what this place has to offer. I’m also very excited to share the journey with all of you.

This photo was taken at Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington with my +Sony a7R and SonyFE 24-70mm lens. I had my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer on to help cutany wat... more »

The Pacific Northwest Forever

The crazy chain of events that first led me to the Pacific Northwest is best suited to be told over a few pints. Even with a 1-year bout in California, I still ended up back here and I really couldn’t be happier. As a kid growing up in a jungle of concrete, rebar, metal, and glass, nothing could be further from what I thought my comfort zone was than being surrounded by dirt, moss, mud, and freezing cold water. But, I guess the Pacific Northwest has that effect on some people. The best part is that I’m only still scratching the surface of what my new comfort zone is shaping up to be and what this place has to offer. I’m also very excited to share the journey with all of you.

This photo was taken at Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington with my +Sony a7R and SonyFE 24-70mm lens. I had my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer on to help cut any water surface reflection and bring out more contrast in the scene. The camera was mounted on my beastly +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done by building a custom preset in +onOne Perfect Effects 9 and some minor tweaks in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1wSgHyU

#Longexposure, #PacificNorthwest, #SonyAlpha, #Nature, #SonyA7R___

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2014-12-26 18:01:34 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

The Otherworldly White Pocket

As soon as you reach the parking/camping area at White Pocket, you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore. But it isn’t until you walk about a quarter mile in that you fully realize how bizarre this place actually is. If you were dropped in this location without warning, you’d swear that you’re standing on another planet. Getting to this area absolutely requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle and some white-knuckled driving but it is totally worth it. This is an area that I’m going to be returning to in 2015 for certain.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. Once again, the rock feet of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod proved to be indispensable in getting secured footing at these odd angles. Stylization was done with a custom built preset in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links:http://bria... more »

The Otherworldly White Pocket

As soon as you reach the parking/camping area at White Pocket, you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore. But it isn’t until you walk about a quarter mile in that you fully realize how bizarre this place actually is. If you were dropped in this location without warning, you’d swear that you’re standing on another planet. Getting to this area absolutely requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle and some white-knuckled driving but it is totally worth it. This is an area that I’m going to be returning to in 2015 for certain.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. Once again, the rock feet of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod proved to be indispensable in getting secured footing at these odd angles. Stylization was done with a custom built preset in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1BcCkZV

#SonyAlpha, #VermilionCliffs, #Arizona, #Landscape___

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2014-12-24 18:15:09 (69 comments, 108 reshares, 1420 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon

If you’re the sort of person who appreciates experiencing the splendors of our planet, then an item that should be very high on your bucket list would be watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon. I visited the Grand Canyon for the second time in my life earlier this year and if there is one place where I would go to seek out any form of spirituality, it’d be here. I first visited the Grand Canyon 10 years ago and could barely appreciate it due to a crippling fear of heights. This time around, I certainly had better success but still couldn’t quite bring myself far enough to walk down a bit on the Bright Angel trail. It’s something that I will continue to work on for certain in 2015. Still, the view from the rim isn’t too shabby!

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and my original Funkbuster, the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens whichhas since ... more »

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon

If you’re the sort of person who appreciates experiencing the splendors of our planet, then an item that should be very high on your bucket list would be watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon. I visited the Grand Canyon for the second time in my life earlier this year and if there is one place where I would go to seek out any form of spirituality, it’d be here. I first visited the Grand Canyon 10 years ago and could barely appreciate it due to a crippling fear of heights. This time around, I certainly had better success but still couldn’t quite bring myself far enough to walk down a bit on the Bright Angel trail. It’s something that I will continue to work on for certain in 2015. Still, the view from the rim isn’t too shabby!

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and my original Funkbuster, the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens which has since been replaced by the Sony A-mount 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens, aka Funkbuster: TNG. Because I had the camera leveled, I was able to remove just about any distortion and present a massive, panoramic view. I also had my beloved rock feet on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod, which was critical because they allowed me to get a really good grip in two cracks in the ground. With all the wind that was blowing about, getting a solid grip with your tripod legs is so important to minimize camera vibration and to generally secure your gear from toppling over. Stylization was done by applying a custom-built preset in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1voGSZz

#GrandCanyon, #SonyAlpha, #Fisheye, #Landscape, #Nature, #Sunrise___

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2014-12-22 17:22:42 (32 comments, 18 reshares, 378 +1s)Open 

Bathing in crepuscular rays

I don’t recall ever seeing a display of crepuscular rays quite as intense as the ones on this drive through a Washington forest road this past February. I was en route to Panther Creek Falls and as I approached the bend seen here, the sun belted out this wonderful sight. The foggy atmospheric conditions and low angle of the sun contributed a lot to it and, sure enough, within a few minutes, the rays were gone. It’s another example of why it’s so important to seize a photographic opportunity when it presents itself to you.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. The exposure was 1/60th of a second so a tripod wasn’t necessary. The key was getting the right amount of light and shadow play to accentuate the rays. Initially, I applied a more aggressive crop to reduce the dead space on the right of the frame butended up... more »

Bathing in crepuscular rays

I don’t recall ever seeing a display of crepuscular rays quite as intense as the ones on this drive through a Washington forest road this past February. I was en route to Panther Creek Falls and as I approached the bend seen here, the sun belted out this wonderful sight. The foggy atmospheric conditions and low angle of the sun contributed a lot to it and, sure enough, within a few minutes, the rays were gone. It’s another example of why it’s so important to seize a photographic opportunity when it presents itself to you.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. The exposure was 1/60th of a second so a tripod wasn’t necessary. The key was getting the right amount of light and shadow play to accentuate the rays. Initially, I applied a more aggressive crop to reduce the dead space on the right of the frame but ended up leaving some of it there, as it added something to the image. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1JJlzMb

#CrepuscularRays, #SonyAlpha, #Nature, #Washington ___

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2014-12-21 18:18:41 (44 comments, 81 reshares, 1451 +1s)Open 

The beauty of Wahclella Falls

I’ve been to Wahclella Falls a handful of times and it rates very high on my life of waterfalls to visit along the Columbia River Gorge because the journey to it is just as fascinating as the destination. It’s a great hike that offers a variety of scenery to photograph. I took this photo almost a year ago and recently returned when the entire area was covered in snow. In both cases, the falls were truly beautiful to experience.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II lens, predating my move to an all-Sony hardware lineup. Because of the harsh light, I used my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer and 10-Stop ND filter to eliminate water surface reflection and drag the shutter to 30″, capturing that ethereal flow of the water. I was standing on the nearby footbridge and had my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55tripod p... more »

The beauty of Wahclella Falls

I’ve been to Wahclella Falls a handful of times and it rates very high on my life of waterfalls to visit along the Columbia River Gorge because the journey to it is just as fascinating as the destination. It’s a great hike that offers a variety of scenery to photograph. I took this photo almost a year ago and recently returned when the entire area was covered in snow. In both cases, the falls were truly beautiful to experience.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7 and the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II lens, predating my move to an all-Sony hardware lineup. Because of the harsh light, I used my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer and 10-Stop ND filter to eliminate water surface reflection and drag the shutter to 30″, capturing that ethereal flow of the water. I was standing on the nearby footbridge and had my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod performing some cool tripod yoga moves so that the bridge was out of frame. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1AL8ZWE

#Longexposure, #SonyA7, #SonyAlpha, #Landscape, #Oregon ___

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2014-12-20 21:47:35 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Enter the Firecrest ND Filters

When I received a notification on my phone that UPS had just delivered a box from +Formatt-Hitech at my front door, you could imagine my confusion. First, I wondered why our UPS couriers have such an aversion to ringing our doorbell. That thought was quickly set aside because anytime a box from Formatt Hitech is delivered, it’s a good thing. So, given that we’re in the midst of two big gift-giving holidays, I decided to tear through this box like a savage. Lo’ and behold, I now have Firecrest.

Melodrama aside, I am one of those photographers who actually believes that gear is important. Rather, the right gear is important. I have a way I like to create photographs and this process is facilitated by several things: my camera (+Sony), my lens (Sony), my tripod (+Really Right Stuff) and my filters (Formatt Hitech). I invest in the hardware bythese m... more »

Enter the Firecrest ND Filters

When I received a notification on my phone that UPS had just delivered a box from +Formatt-Hitech at my front door, you could imagine my confusion. First, I wondered why our UPS couriers have such an aversion to ringing our doorbell. That thought was quickly set aside because anytime a box from Formatt Hitech is delivered, it’s a good thing. So, given that we’re in the midst of two big gift-giving holidays, I decided to tear through this box like a savage. Lo’ and behold, I now have Firecrest.

Melodrama aside, I am one of those photographers who actually believes that gear is important. Rather, the right gear is important. I have a way I like to create photographs and this process is facilitated by several things: my camera (+Sony), my lens (Sony), my tripod (+Really Right Stuff) and my filters (Formatt Hitech). I invest in the hardware by these manufacturers because they meet my needs better than any other. I rely on them so heavily and care about their success so much that I actually partner closely with each of them and am not ashamed of that at all. Their success means that they can keep making better products, which, in theory, may improve my process of capturing photos better or faster or lighter or easier.

But back to the filters. I use my filters religiously. They are so critical to my type of imagery and for a long time now, I’ve only used filters made by Formatt Hitech because they produced far cleaner images than my former Lee filters did (in terms of color cast). Very recently, Formatt Hitech announced their latest line of filters called Firecrest. These 2mm thick, optically beautiful glass filters will help me create photos that are devoid of color cast across a variety of spectrums. While I love my previous line of Formatt Hitech Pro IRND filters, I am very excited to have this Firecrest line in time for my upcoming trips to Death Valley, the Big Island of Hawaii, Las Vegas, Iceland and Norway. Rest assured that I’ll be sharing images and thoughts on these filters in due time.

Pictured here from front to back are the Firecrest: 77mm CPL screw on filter, 3-Stop ND, 6-Stop ND, 10-Stop ND, 3-stop Soft Grad ND, 13-Stop ND, 16(!)-Stop ND, and 105mm CPL screw on filter.

Thank you to everyone at Formatt Hitech for being such a wonderful partner!

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1wPjWab

#Firecrest, #FormattHitech , #Gear , #Longexposure , #Photography  ___

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2014-12-20 18:33:01 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 234 +1s)Open 

Abiqua Falls About Face

The scramble down to Abiqua Falls is interesting to say the least. I’m still trying to decide whether I hated going down or climbing back up more but I am certain that it is worth it when you finally get there. However, as is the case with most of these natural destinations, there is so much more to the area than just the main attraction. When you’re surrounded by this much natural beauty, all that is usually required is to turn around to see an entirely different scene unfold.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony A-mount 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. I was able to get the camera right over the stream thanks to the long extension legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1z6vItP

#SonyAlpha, #Oregon, #SonyA7R 

Abiqua Falls About Face

The scramble down to Abiqua Falls is interesting to say the least. I’m still trying to decide whether I hated going down or climbing back up more but I am certain that it is worth it when you finally get there. However, as is the case with most of these natural destinations, there is so much more to the area than just the main attraction. When you’re surrounded by this much natural beauty, all that is usually required is to turn around to see an entirely different scene unfold.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony A-mount 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. I was able to get the camera right over the stream thanks to the long extension legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1z6vItP

#SonyAlpha, #Oregon, #SonyA7R ___

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2014-12-18 17:03:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Goodbye, Drobo. Hello, G-Technology!

You’ve likely read plenty of posts and articles by photographers who talk about the gear that they find absolutely crucial when they’re out in the field or in the studio on a shoot. Cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, and the like. There is a similar list of gear that we also have when the shoot is over, the camera is packed, and the batteries are charging. Things like your display, the computer you’re using, and, of course, the capabilities and reliability of your primary, secondary and travel storage arrays. There has been only one instance in my career as a photographer, back in 2002, when I had a catastrophic loss of very important photos and since then, I made it a point to ensure that I have maximum reliability and redundancy with my storage. Which brings me to this post.

I’ve been a Drobo user for about 3 years. I have two Drobo5D unit... more »

Goodbye, Drobo. Hello, G-Technology!

You’ve likely read plenty of posts and articles by photographers who talk about the gear that they find absolutely crucial when they’re out in the field or in the studio on a shoot. Cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, and the like. There is a similar list of gear that we also have when the shoot is over, the camera is packed, and the batteries are charging. Things like your display, the computer you’re using, and, of course, the capabilities and reliability of your primary, secondary and travel storage arrays. There has been only one instance in my career as a photographer, back in 2002, when I had a catastrophic loss of very important photos and since then, I made it a point to ensure that I have maximum reliability and redundancy with my storage. Which brings me to this post.

I’ve been a Drobo user for about 3 years. I have two Drobo 5D units that house 5 x 3Tb Seagate drives, daisychained to my 2013 Mac Pro via Thunderbolt. In the time that I’ve owned these units, I’ve had four of them replaced due to hardware issues. This is, of course, in addition to the five separate instances of hard drives dying. The bottom line is that they’re loud, clunky, and unreliable given their track records in my shop. On top of that, my Drobo units have this wonderful tendency to make awful, shrill vibrations at intermittent rates. So, something had to change.

Enter G-Technology. I am really excited over the opportunity to partner with the good folks at G-Technology on a series of projects that I am very much looking forward to. I’ve done a ton of research over the storage solutions out there and after speaking in great detail with my friend and super-talented travel photographer, +Ken Kaminesky, about G-Technology, I knew that a change had to be made. I’ve used G-Technology drives for years while traveling but never incorporated their robust desktop solutions until now.

I’ll be putting together a series of detailed posts and videos that outline my strategy of migrating away from Drobo and onto the twin G-Speed Studio 16Tb containers, along with how I’ll be using my G-Dock to prep and ingest photos taken during my upcoming trips to Death Valley, the Big Island of Hawaii, Iceland and Norway.

I’m really excited to be working with G-Technology and sharing my experiences using their drives. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section. I’d love for this to be an interactive experience for all of us!

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/13gAvQB

#Gear, #GTechnology, #Storage, #Photography___

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2014-12-17 16:35:10 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

The many layers of nature

I love the elemental changes that the cold weather of winter brings to nature. It’s something that I never experienced or thought about for most of my life, growing up in Brooklyn. We don’t have mountain ranges or miles upon miles of these trees in the big city. So, when I am able to experience scenes like this one, I try to keep a strong sense of appreciation about how differently my life has materialized thus far. It’s never a negative, mind you… it’s always a good thing. If I had to do it all over again, I would, so long as I’d still be able to have my [relatively] newfound love of nature.

This is a composited two exposure image taken with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm super telephoto lens. I got in really tight to bring out the rolling fog, which did a wonderful job of helping to illustrate the layers of the range in front of me.Despite the ... more »

The many layers of nature

I love the elemental changes that the cold weather of winter brings to nature. It’s something that I never experienced or thought about for most of my life, growing up in Brooklyn. We don’t have mountain ranges or miles upon miles of these trees in the big city. So, when I am able to experience scenes like this one, I try to keep a strong sense of appreciation about how differently my life has materialized thus far. It’s never a negative, mind you… it’s always a good thing. If I had to do it all over again, I would, so long as I’d still be able to have my [relatively] newfound love of nature.

This is a composited two exposure image taken with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm super telephoto lens. I got in really tight to bring out the rolling fog, which did a wonderful job of helping to illustrate the layers of the range in front of me. Despite the insane winds up there, my camera was secured thanks to my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. It’s one of the primary benefits of the more gigantic lines of tripods. The composite was done in Photoshop and stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1sFnlZw

#Landscape, #Nature, #Photography, #Washington ___

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2014-12-15 21:04:00 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 293 +1s)Open 

Detroit: The City of UrbEx

I’m still reeling from the past three days in Detroit. Never in my life have I seen such an extensive and accessible assortment of schools, churches, factories, and hospitals in this concentrated of an area. For the urban explorer, it really is a playground at a large-city scale. In the course of this weekend, we ended up visiting 11 sites, each offering its own sacrifices to the UrbEx lords. Fortunately, we all made it through without incident, except for my knee, which I landed on after climbing onto some loose rock. I’m still going through the collection of photos taken but rest assured that there are some really cool ones coming. I’m already counting the days when I plan on returning this summer, during the warmer temps and longer days. This particular photo was taken on our last day, in an abandoned church. I found that stairwells were my favoritesubje... more »

Detroit: The City of UrbEx

I’m still reeling from the past three days in Detroit. Never in my life have I seen such an extensive and accessible assortment of schools, churches, factories, and hospitals in this concentrated of an area. For the urban explorer, it really is a playground at a large-city scale. In the course of this weekend, we ended up visiting 11 sites, each offering its own sacrifices to the UrbEx lords. Fortunately, we all made it through without incident, except for my knee, which I landed on after climbing onto some loose rock. I’m still going through the collection of photos taken but rest assured that there are some really cool ones coming. I’m already counting the days when I plan on returning this summer, during the warmer temps and longer days. This particular photo was taken on our last day, in an abandoned church. I found that stairwells were my favorite subject matter on this trip and will be exploring more of those down the line.

This is a five-exposure bracket set taken at 2-stop increments with the +Sony a7II and FE 16-35mm lens. For this trip, I took my smaller +Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 tripod and angled it down at this aggressive angle. I created a 32-bit HDR image from these five brackets and tone-mapped them using Photoshop and Lightroom. Stylization was done with a custom preset that I built in +onOne's Perfect Effects 9.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1stSYQ4

#Detroit, #Sonya7II, #SonyAlpha, #UrbEx, #HDR___

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2014-12-13 00:30:30 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

What's In My Bag #1 - Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014

Sorry for the confusions, everyone. I initially tried to share this video the other day but YouTube didn't process it correctly. I've since fixed it and it is good to go!

I've long intended on creating a little video series that covers the gear that I pack for specific trips/shoots along with why I'm packing them. For this first installment of the "What's in my bag" series, I go over the gear that I'm packing for my first trip to Detroit (which I'm currently on now). The entire trip revolves around shooting abandoned structures and is proving to be a blast so far. I'm looking forward to sharing some editing videos soon!

Enjoy!

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Detroit‬ ‪#‎WhatsInMyBag‬

What's In My Bag #1 - Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014

Sorry for the confusions, everyone. I initially tried to share this video the other day but YouTube didn't process it correctly. I've since fixed it and it is good to go!

I've long intended on creating a little video series that covers the gear that I pack for specific trips/shoots along with why I'm packing them. For this first installment of the "What's in my bag" series, I go over the gear that I'm packing for my first trip to Detroit (which I'm currently on now). The entire trip revolves around shooting abandoned structures and is proving to be a blast so far. I'm looking forward to sharing some editing videos soon!

Enjoy!

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Detroit‬ ‪#‎WhatsInMyBag‬___

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2014-12-11 19:04:23 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Phantom and the $6.5m print sale

There has been a lot of chatter, as is to be expected, over the trending topic of Peter Lik's record-breaking sale of his Antelope Canyon print titled, "Phantom."

Also to be expected are the jealousy-laced responses to this news, cutting down this success story and, more notably, cutting down the photographer himself. This is saddening not because most people are casting opinions and judgements with little-to-no real familiarity with Peter Lik, his work, or this particular deal, but rather because it is a totally missed opportunity for the 'Internet of Photographers' to use this time to talk about the importance of brand value, marketing, and business.

This transaction brings about a perfect time to reflect on what your own brand looks like, how you are perceived, and what you can do to improve on it. That's... more »

Phantom and the $6.5m print sale

There has been a lot of chatter, as is to be expected, over the trending topic of Peter Lik's record-breaking sale of his Antelope Canyon print titled, "Phantom."

Also to be expected are the jealousy-laced responses to this news, cutting down this success story and, more notably, cutting down the photographer himself. This is saddening not because most people are casting opinions and judgements with little-to-no real familiarity with Peter Lik, his work, or this particular deal, but rather because it is a totally missed opportunity for the 'Internet of Photographers' to use this time to talk about the importance of brand value, marketing, and business.

This transaction brings about a perfect time to reflect on what your own brand looks like, how you are perceived, and what you can do to improve on it. That's where the real meat 'n potatoes lie with this story. I know some photographers who are chasing money, trying to sell prints by associating an arbitrary price goal without downshifting the gears and truly evaluating what their brand identity is.

I bring this up because of a very recent conversation I had with a photographer whom I respect more than just about any other. He brought things up to me about my own brand that has made me take pause to really think about who I am in this industry and what my brand stands for.

Start with this and get yourself to a place of contentment with it: you're never going to be Peter Lik and Peter Lik is never going to try to be you. Once you get beyond that, it'd be a great time to seriously seek an answer to these two questions:

What is my brand? and
Why should anyone else in the world care about it?

Photo scraped from: http://www.lik.com/news/newsarticle57/___

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2014-12-07 17:45:04 (6 comments, 12 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

Some +Lensbaby Fun

When I visited Emerald Falls for the first time the other week, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to put my new Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens to work. It had been so many years since I used a Lensbaby but there has always been something alluring to them. Little did I realize that Lensbaby’s headquarters is situated 10 minutes from where I live in Portland. The folks there were super kind to invite us for a grand tour and even provided me with a Lensbaby fitted with the Sony E-Mount. Upon putting this new lens to use at Emerald Falls, it became quickly apparent that, like with most great things in life, learning moderation is important. Instead of bending the lens all the way to one end, I experimented with lesser angles and took multiple photos at different focus points, relying on constructing a greater plane of focus by masking inpos... more »

Some +Lensbaby Fun

When I visited Emerald Falls for the first time the other week, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to put my new Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens to work. It had been so many years since I used a Lensbaby but there has always been something alluring to them. Little did I realize that Lensbaby’s headquarters is situated 10 minutes from where I live in Portland. The folks there were super kind to invite us for a grand tour and even provided me with a Lensbaby fitted with the Sony E-Mount. Upon putting this new lens to use at Emerald Falls, it became quickly apparent that, like with most great things in life, learning moderation is important. Instead of bending the lens all the way to one end, I experimented with lesser angles and took multiple photos at different focus points, relying on constructing a greater plane of focus by masking in post. I’m still getting the hang of it but I’ll tell ya, this is a lot of fun!

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and the aforementioned Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens. In order to get to this particular spot, I needed to extend one of the legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod all the way down until it hit surface, which is saying something because those legs extend super long! The layer masking was done in Photoshop and stylization was done with a custom built split-toned preset in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1yEi04R

#Lensbaby, #Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #Nature, #Oregon, #SonyA7R___

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2014-12-05 22:44:34 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

+Sony a7II First Look Video

I recorded a quick First Look video at the brand new Sony a7II. My first impressions are that this is a fantastic camera with killer ergonomics and a wonderfully improved AF system. This video covers more of the superficial aspects of the camera, compared against the original a7 and a7R. I'll have more significant image comparisons ready this weekend once I've had an opportunity to extensively use it.

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬

+Sony a7II First Look Video

I recorded a quick First Look video at the brand new Sony a7II. My first impressions are that this is a fantastic camera with killer ergonomics and a wonderfully improved AF system. This video covers more of the superficial aspects of the camera, compared against the original a7 and a7R. I'll have more significant image comparisons ready this weekend once I've had an opportunity to extensively use it.

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬___

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2014-12-05 18:50:17 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

The Sony a7II is in the house

Big thanks to my good friends at +Sony and +LensRentals.com for rushing over the brand-spankin' new addition to the a7 mirrorless family. I'm getting everything set up and will be sharing lots of first hand impressions and comparisons with the existing line up.
If you've got any burning questions in the meantime, just lemme know!

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬

The Sony a7II is in the house

Big thanks to my good friends at +Sony and +LensRentals.com for rushing over the brand-spankin' new addition to the a7 mirrorless family. I'm getting everything set up and will be sharing lots of first hand impressions and comparisons with the existing line up.
If you've got any burning questions in the meantime, just lemme know!

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬___

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2014-12-02 18:18:34 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Motion in Infrared

Last weekend, I finally had an opportunity to stretch out my newly Infrared (IR)-converted +Sony a7 while visiting Emerald Falls in Oregon. After renting one a few months back, I had no doubt that having one for myself would be a worthwhile investment. Shooting in IR is certainly challenging and that makes everything about it more fun. One of the most important challenges for me is to make sure that I approach IR photography with a sense of purpose, leveraging the artistic qualities that it offers, and not use it for the sake of having an IR photo. This is forcing me to evaluate my scenes in a totally different way and, fortunately, it looks like the lush landscapes of these trails prove to be great subjects. I’ll be sharing a lot more thoughts around my adventures with IR photography in the coming weeks, too, including a bunch of video that I’m currentlyprod... more »

Motion in Infrared

Last weekend, I finally had an opportunity to stretch out my newly Infrared (IR)-converted +Sony a7 while visiting Emerald Falls in Oregon. After renting one a few months back, I had no doubt that having one for myself would be a worthwhile investment. Shooting in IR is certainly challenging and that makes everything about it more fun. One of the most important challenges for me is to make sure that I approach IR photography with a sense of purpose, leveraging the artistic qualities that it offers, and not use it for the sake of having an IR photo. This is forcing me to evaluate my scenes in a totally different way and, fortunately, it looks like the lush landscapes of these trails prove to be great subjects. I’ll be sharing a lot more thoughts around my adventures with IR photography in the coming weeks, too, including a bunch of video that I’m currently producing.

This photo was taken with my IR-converted Sony a7. The camera was converted using a 715nm IR filter by the wonderfully capable folks at Precision Camera. My friends at Sony couldn’t recommend them enough and that was all I needed to hear. I used my Sony FE 16-35mm lens to get this wide perspective and paired it with my 105mm Circular Polarizer by +Formatt-Hitech. This setup sat atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod, giving me stability while also getting low enough for this vantage point. I processed the photo exclusively in Lightroom, mostly to see what the results would look like. The slight color in the image is a result of a subtle split-toning effect that I applied.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1wl4a80

‪#‎Infrared‬, ‪#‎IR‬, ‪#‎Longexposure‬, ‪#‎SonyA7‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬___

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2014-12-01 17:39:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Tell me a story

Yet another demonstrated reason why I truly enjoy +David duChemin  Aside from his posts being great reads in their own right, I love the constructive and empowering tone that he takes when writing about the more 'career-oriented' topics within the photo industry like 'establishing your brand'.

David references a great article recently published by The Guardian (http://brians.photos/guardianIG) that discusses the growing role that Instagram has been having for a particular type of savvy travel photographer. Recently, I've seen others reference this article using more confrontational and derisive tones, stoking flames by haughtily taking an exclusive position rather than embracing an inclusive one and it saddens me.

We're rapidly approaching that time of year when we take stock of how we lived our lives in 2014, shine lights onw... more »

Tell me a story

Yet another demonstrated reason why I truly enjoy +David duChemin  Aside from his posts being great reads in their own right, I love the constructive and empowering tone that he takes when writing about the more 'career-oriented' topics within the photo industry like 'establishing your brand'.

David references a great article recently published by The Guardian (http://brians.photos/guardianIG) that discusses the growing role that Instagram has been having for a particular type of savvy travel photographer. Recently, I've seen others reference this article using more confrontational and derisive tones, stoking flames by haughtily taking an exclusive position rather than embracing an inclusive one and it saddens me.

We're rapidly approaching that time of year when we take stock of how we lived our lives in 2014, shine lights on what we could have done better, and set plans to improve on ourselves in 2015. It's a cathartic practice that I admit having a guilty pleasure with and actually look forward to. While it's really nothing more than a symbolic date, like Valentines Day, it can have a real impact if you let it.

For me, 2014 was a year of creating lots of new relationships and, like stock investments, some ended up being toxic while others have already grown and are paying back dividends. My goal going forward is to prune these relationships into a fine bonsai tree and get rid of as much static as I can. I want to surround myself with people who are amazing because they 'show' me how and not because they 'tell' me how. And from the looks of it, I'll have some serious pruning to do. There's no offense or spite with it. We all have a finite amount of time and attention to afford browsing online and I just want to make sure that my feeds are filled with content created by people who are here to genuinely help others, myself included, with our growth and pursuit of craft & vision. People like David.

In turn, I will continue to share who I am with you through my imagery and writing, lacing it with education and inspiration. That is where my brand lies and that is how I've been trying to add value for my loyal readers since I first started blogging in 2005. Next year marks 10 years of me sharing my work and I want to use this symbolic anniversary as a stepping stone for providing even more about myself, what I do, and why I love it so much.
I've got a lot of stories to tell and I'm really thankful that all of you are here for me to share them with.___

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2014-11-30 03:32:44 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 230 +1s)Open 

Finding Emerald Falls

Part of me was genuinely surprised that after living in Oregon for as long as I have, I have only now discovered Emerald Falls. It’s not like it’s even hard to find or locate once you arrive. But then again, that’s part of the charm with living in the Pacific Northwest. There are adventures to be found everywhere. Fortunately, today’s weather was perfect for this sort of photography. +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham, and I visited this area earlier today and had a blast. In the several hours that we spent here, we saw exactly four other people, giving us free reign of the area. It was also really nice to get some real video work done on location. I’m already looking forward to putting that project together. All in all, it was a great day photographing a location that I can’t wait to return to.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony FE16-35mm f/4 le... more »

Finding Emerald Falls

Part of me was genuinely surprised that after living in Oregon for as long as I have, I have only now discovered Emerald Falls. It’s not like it’s even hard to find or locate once you arrive. But then again, that’s part of the charm with living in the Pacific Northwest. There are adventures to be found everywhere. Fortunately, today’s weather was perfect for this sort of photography. +Nicole S. Young, +Brian Bonham, and I visited this area earlier today and had a blast. In the several hours that we spent here, we saw exactly four other people, giving us free reign of the area. It was also really nice to get some real video work done on location. I’m already looking forward to putting that project together. All in all, it was a great day photographing a location that I can’t wait to return to.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens. For a while now, I’ve been mostly sticking with longer glass, but it was a joy putting this new lens to use on its inaugural shoot. The other star of the show was my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm circular polarizer filter, which eradicated stray reflections from the surface of the water and really brought out a rich warmth from the green moss. Stylization was done in Lightroom using a custom built preset.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1uY5kQ1

#SonyAlpha #Sonya7R #Oregon #LongExposure #Landscape___

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2014-11-27 21:03:56 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Happy Thanksgiving!

First off - I want to wish all of my fellow Americans a warm, safe, and happy Thanksgiving! Second, I'd like to share a little writeup that I just published over at Photofocus on what being thankful for 2014 means to me. I hope you enjoy it!

http://brians.photos/PFThankful

#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

First off - I want to wish all of my fellow Americans a warm, safe, and happy Thanksgiving! Second, I'd like to share a little writeup that I just published over at Photofocus on what being thankful for 2014 means to me. I hope you enjoy it!

http://brians.photos/PFThankful

#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving___

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2014-11-25 17:17:41 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 203 +1s)Open 

Improve photo compositions by segmenting

Among the many roles that you, the photographer, have to take on, being the guide for your viewers is chief among them. If you present your viewers with a photo that lacks a sense of direction or flow, they will move on. Since the majority of our work these days is shared online and the time spent by viewers who are browsing is precious and fleeting, it’s our job to make sure that we do what we can with our photo compositions to engage the viewer. One way that I like to approach my photo compositions is by segmenting them into distinct zones. This gives the viewers’ eyes room to explore by providing a sense of direction, which leads to mentally engaging the viewer, which hopefully will translate into making your image more memorable to them. It takes lots of practice to learn how segmenting works for each of us and it’s a journey can be rifewith ... more »

Improve photo compositions by segmenting

Among the many roles that you, the photographer, have to take on, being the guide for your viewers is chief among them. If you present your viewers with a photo that lacks a sense of direction or flow, they will move on. Since the majority of our work these days is shared online and the time spent by viewers who are browsing is precious and fleeting, it’s our job to make sure that we do what we can with our photo compositions to engage the viewer. One way that I like to approach my photo compositions is by segmenting them into distinct zones. This gives the viewers’ eyes room to explore by providing a sense of direction, which leads to mentally engaging the viewer, which hopefully will translate into making your image more memorable to them. It takes lots of practice to learn how segmenting works for each of us and it’s a journey can be rife with frustrations but also filled with creative satisfaction.

This photo was taken several months ago at Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington using my +Sony a7R and Sony FE 70-200mm telephoto lens. Despite the bright sunlight that was peaking through at the time, I was able to get a solid 1/2″ exposure thanks to the 3-stop ND filter made by +Formatt-Hitech and my trusty +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod provided all the stability that I needed. Stylization was done by applying a custom split-toned look that I built in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1HEzXEq

#Longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #SonyA7R, #Waterfall___

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2014-11-24 17:40:03 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

Winter approaching in infrared

I was excited for yesterday’s trip to Kodak’s favorite dog park, Thousand Acres, near Troutdale. Despite the cold and the rain, I was pumped because I had the opportunity to put two new pieces of gear to work for the first time. Last week, I received my freshly modified +Sony a7 converted to infrared. After my trip to Grand Tetons National Park a few months back, I had been itching to get one of my cameras converted. Thankfully, the good folks at Precision Camera were more than up to the task of performing the conversion. My good friend at Sony, Johnny Pham, highly recommended Precision Camera (http://www.precisioncamera.com/infrared-conversion-services…) and that was all I needed to hear.

I also had the opportunity to put my new +Lensbaby Composer Pro (via Sony E-Mount) with the Edge 80 optic to use(http:/... more »

Winter approaching in infrared

I was excited for yesterday’s trip to Kodak’s favorite dog park, Thousand Acres, near Troutdale. Despite the cold and the rain, I was pumped because I had the opportunity to put two new pieces of gear to work for the first time. Last week, I received my freshly modified +Sony a7 converted to infrared. After my trip to Grand Tetons National Park a few months back, I had been itching to get one of my cameras converted. Thankfully, the good folks at Precision Camera were more than up to the task of performing the conversion. My good friend at Sony, Johnny Pham, highly recommended Precision Camera (http://www.precisioncamera.com/infrared-conversion-services…) and that was all I needed to hear.

I also had the opportunity to put my new +Lensbaby Composer Pro (via Sony E-Mount) with the Edge 80 optic to use (http://lensbaby.com/lenses-composer-pro-edge80). The combination of the infrared and the selective plane of focus with the Lensbaby immediately opened up all sorts of interesting photo and video possibilities. I also got some really cool behind-the-scenes infrared/Lensbaby video that I’ll be sharing on my +Patreon page (http://www.patreon.com/brianmatiash), along with a workflow video of how I edit my IR photos.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1vFP90F

‪#‎Infrared‬, ‪#‎Lensbaby‬, ‪#‎SonyA7‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎Winter‬___

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2014-11-21 18:02:15 (29 comments, 49 reshares, 628 +1s)Open 

The uncertain path

Split toning is one of my favorite stylization actions to apply to my photos. Actually, judging by the success of companies like +VSCO, it is safe to say that lots of photographers are digging hard on split toning. And why shouldn’t we? This simple technique allows me to add another layer of complexity to my images beyond what I would be able to capture just with my camera. I took this image a few weeks ago after +Nicole S. Young and I finished up a shoot at Big Spring Creek Falls. I believe we were on FR90 when we came across this expanse of hilly pavement. The fog was moving fast so we jumped out of the jeep and got our shots in. Fortunately, there weren’t any other cars on the road to deal with, so we had no problem monopolizing it. I chose a vertical comp because I feel that it compliments the trees more and allows me to include more of the pavement at thebotto... more »

The uncertain path

Split toning is one of my favorite stylization actions to apply to my photos. Actually, judging by the success of companies like +VSCO, it is safe to say that lots of photographers are digging hard on split toning. And why shouldn’t we? This simple technique allows me to add another layer of complexity to my images beyond what I would be able to capture just with my camera. I took this image a few weeks ago after +Nicole S. Young and I finished up a shoot at Big Spring Creek Falls. I believe we were on FR90 when we came across this expanse of hilly pavement. The fog was moving fast so we jumped out of the jeep and got our shots in. Fortunately, there weren’t any other cars on the road to deal with, so we had no problem monopolizing it. I chose a vertical comp because I feel that it compliments the trees more and allows me to include more of the pavement at the bottom of the frame.

The setup was pretty straight forward: my +Sony a7R with the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 lens sitting atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I had a 3-stop ND filter, made by +Formatt-Hitech, to help drag the shutter a bit. This was mostly to capture a bit of the fog’s movement. I stylized in Lightroom using, you guessed it, a split toned effect.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1xz1nXR

#SonyAlpha, #SplitToning, #Landscape, #SonyA7R___

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2014-11-20 18:26:02 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

Winter wonderland

My original goal on this shoot was to find that one solitary tree covered in snow but anytime I saw one, it was invariably lost in busy backgrounds. When I came across this grouping of trees the other week, I wasn’t sure whether I could make a photo work out of it. Admittedly, I tend to shy away from photos that are too busy or cluttered. With that said, there is a certain appeal to the chaos of this photo and in hindsight, I’m glad that I spent some time working on it to share.

This photo was taken with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens. In fact, if I didn’t have this lens with me, I wouldn’t have been able to get nearly this tight without some severe cropping in post, so I guess there is something to be said about the bigger glass. I had my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm circular polarizer on to cut some of the glare, which workedwonders.... more »

Winter wonderland

My original goal on this shoot was to find that one solitary tree covered in snow but anytime I saw one, it was invariably lost in busy backgrounds. When I came across this grouping of trees the other week, I wasn’t sure whether I could make a photo work out of it. Admittedly, I tend to shy away from photos that are too busy or cluttered. With that said, there is a certain appeal to the chaos of this photo and in hindsight, I’m glad that I spent some time working on it to share.

This photo was taken with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens. In fact, if I didn’t have this lens with me, I wouldn’t have been able to get nearly this tight without some severe cropping in post, so I guess there is something to be said about the bigger glass. I had my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm circular polarizer on to cut some of the glare, which worked wonders.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/11GQffI

#SonyAlpha, #SonyA7R___

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2014-11-20 06:36:04 (20 comments, 34 reshares, 296 +1s)Open 

+Sony is rockin' it!

Yet another reason why I'm proud to be a part of Sony's Artisans of Imagery program. Sony's making allllll the right moves, people.
Looks like I'll have another addition to the second edition of Moving to Mirrorless! http://brians.photos/getm2mbook

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬

+Sony is rockin' it!

Yet another reason why I'm proud to be a part of Sony's Artisans of Imagery program. Sony's making allllll the right moves, people.
Looks like I'll have another addition to the second edition of Moving to Mirrorless! http://brians.photos/getm2mbook

‪#‎SonyAlpha‬ ‪#‎Sonya7II‬___

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2014-11-18 03:19:51 (35 comments, 74 reshares, 1197 +1s)Open 

The Forest for the Trees

It’s easy to get lost in the grandeur of a gigantic waterfall, especially one as ornate as Big Spring Creek Falls is. From top to bottom, there are three gorgeous, cascading tiers of water creating all sorts of dizzying patterns. From the base, you can capture the waterfall in its entirety, which is quite beautiful. However, as is the case with most waterfalls, the real personality and charm is found in its details. It’s why I’ve started almost exclusively using telephoto zoom lenses during my waterfall shoots. I’m training my eye to look for the smaller building blocks that make up the character of each waterfall and even though I may return to the same waterfall many times, I invariably find something that I missed before.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens. I had a 3-stop ND filter by+Formatt... more »

The Forest for the Trees

It’s easy to get lost in the grandeur of a gigantic waterfall, especially one as ornate as Big Spring Creek Falls is. From top to bottom, there are three gorgeous, cascading tiers of water creating all sorts of dizzying patterns. From the base, you can capture the waterfall in its entirety, which is quite beautiful. However, as is the case with most waterfalls, the real personality and charm is found in its details. It’s why I’ve started almost exclusively using telephoto zoom lenses during my waterfall shoots. I’m training my eye to look for the smaller building blocks that make up the character of each waterfall and even though I may return to the same waterfall many times, I invariably find something that I missed before.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens. I had a 3-stop ND filter by +Formatt-Hitech, which allowed me to drag the shutter despite it being sunny and bright. I probably wouldn’t have been able to get this particular photo if it wasn’t for the crazy long legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Those sticks have saved my bacon many times. Finally, I stylized the photo using a custom built preset in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1t0ysGH

#longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #waterfalls, #Nature, #SonyA7r, #Washington___

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2014-11-15 17:19:51 (44 comments, 87 reshares, 816 +1s)Open 

Sugar-coated Multnomah Falls

On Thursday, a ‘snowstorm’ that would be laughable by northeast US standard passed through the area. True to form, snow did form and it actually stuck. Not to miss out on enjoying the Columbia River Gorge covered in snow, I headed out to photograph Wahclella Falls. I was joined by three great people: +Brian Bonham, +William Woodward, and Britta. The hike to Wahclella was great. Snow and icicles greeted us the entire way and the the falls at the end of the trail did not disappoint. On the way back to Portland, we opted to exit at the Multnomah Falls stop off I-84 because we had noticed how pretty it looked on our way into the Gorge earlier that morning, covered in a sugar-coating of sorts. The cold temps helped in minimizing pedestrian traffic on the Benson Bridge and I was fortunate enough to get a photo with no one on it. All in all, a wonderfulexper... more »

Sugar-coated Multnomah Falls

On Thursday, a ‘snowstorm’ that would be laughable by northeast US standard passed through the area. True to form, snow did form and it actually stuck. Not to miss out on enjoying the Columbia River Gorge covered in snow, I headed out to photograph Wahclella Falls. I was joined by three great people: +Brian Bonham, +William Woodward, and Britta. The hike to Wahclella was great. Snow and icicles greeted us the entire way and the the falls at the end of the trail did not disappoint. On the way back to Portland, we opted to exit at the Multnomah Falls stop off I-84 because we had noticed how pretty it looked on our way into the Gorge earlier that morning, covered in a sugar-coating of sorts. The cold temps helped in minimizing pedestrian traffic on the Benson Bridge and I was fortunate enough to get a photo with no one on it. All in all, a wonderful experience with equally wonderful people.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto sitting on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I paired it up with a 3-stop 4×4 ND filter and a 105mm CPL filter, both by +Formatt-Hitech, in order to drag the shutter and capture the movement of the falling water. For stylization, I decided to stretch my legs with +onOne's newly released Perfect Effects 9 and built a custom preset.

Source with more info & links: http://brians.photos/1uepgBw

‪#‎ColumbiaRiverGorge‬, ‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎MultnomahFalls‬, ‪#‎Snow‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬___

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2014-11-12 17:32:57 (28 comments, 28 reshares, 438 +1s)Open 

Winter is coming

Make no mistake: Autumn made a brief cameo in the sitcom of seasonal change but winter is coming and he’s angry, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. While I feel fortunate for having at least a few opportunities to photograph the foliage color change in Oregon this season, I feel that the annual phrase, “Where did the Fall go?” must be uttered. Winter advisories and arctic conditions sound a clear alarm that winter doesn’t want to waste any time. I guess its time to break out the long johns and heavy duty boots because those waterfall trails are about to get even more interesting again. With that said, I took this photo a few weeks ago at Bridal Veil Falls. Fortunately, the area was pretty deserted but that doesn’t matter much because there is plenty of room to spread out. I thought I’d have to place some of these brilliantly coloredleaves in s... more »

Winter is coming

Make no mistake: Autumn made a brief cameo in the sitcom of seasonal change but winter is coming and he’s angry, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. While I feel fortunate for having at least a few opportunities to photograph the foliage color change in Oregon this season, I feel that the annual phrase, “Where did the Fall go?” must be uttered. Winter advisories and arctic conditions sound a clear alarm that winter doesn’t want to waste any time. I guess its time to break out the long johns and heavy duty boots because those waterfall trails are about to get even more interesting again. With that said, I took this photo a few weeks ago at Bridal Veil Falls. Fortunately, the area was pretty deserted but that doesn’t matter much because there is plenty of room to spread out. I thought I’d have to place some of these brilliantly colored leaves in specific areas but nature took care of that for me. I just composed and shot.

I took this photo with my +Sony a7R and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm super telephoto lens. I was able to cut out virtually all of the glare and reflections from the rocks by using my trusty +Formatt-Hitech 105mm circular polarizer. And, true to form, the camera was kept stable and still thanks to my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done by applying a custom preset from my latest Lightroom preset collection called Big Country (http://bit.ly/1u27DEL).

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1u26XPL

#BridalVeil #longexposure #SonyAlpha #Oregon #SonyA7r #Waterfall___

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2014-11-11 17:32:53 (21 comments, 16 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

Announcing my new eBook: Moving to Mirrorless!

Sign up here to get your free copy! http://bit.ly/1ExQZlc

I’m really excited to announce the release of my very first self-published eBook called Moving to Mirrorless. A little over a year ago, I began my transition of moving away from my dSLR camera equipment and onto the +Sony mirrorless ecosystem. When I shared my progress, I got TONS of questions from people who were curious about the process. After spending a great amount of time using this camera system all around the world and in all sorts of environments, I knew it was a great time to share my story. So, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to write an eBook about it and give it away for free!

To get your own copy, just sign up for my newsletter. I’ve been working really hard to make sure that the emails you get as members of this list are thoughtful,engagi... more »

Announcing my new eBook: Moving to Mirrorless!

Sign up here to get your free copy! http://bit.ly/1ExQZlc

I’m really excited to announce the release of my very first self-published eBook called Moving to Mirrorless. A little over a year ago, I began my transition of moving away from my dSLR camera equipment and onto the +Sony mirrorless ecosystem. When I shared my progress, I got TONS of questions from people who were curious about the process. After spending a great amount of time using this camera system all around the world and in all sorts of environments, I knew it was a great time to share my story. So, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to write an eBook about it and give it away for free!

To get your own copy, just sign up for my newsletter. I’ve been working really hard to make sure that the emails you get as members of this list are thoughtful, engaging, and full of educational content. I felt there was no better way to illustrate that than by giving away this eBook and I look forward to sharing much more content of this nature with all of you!

#MovingToMirrorless  #SonyAlpha___

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2014-11-08 16:54:20 (64 comments, 29 reshares, 614 +1s)Open 

The Many Layers of New York City

Anyone who lives in, or spends a good deal of time visiting, New York City likely has their favorite neighborhoods. This home city of mine offers something, somewhere for everyone. For me, there are three places in particular that I love to roam when I’m visiting: the Lower East Side (LES), Union Square, and most recently, The Highline. While the first two are neighborhoods, or areas, The Highline is an attraction of sorts that provides so much fodder for creativity. What was once an elevated train track is now a converted walking park brimming with nature, art, and an exquisite view of the city. It’s one thing to photograph people, architecture or taxi cabs from street level. It’s another thing altogether to be directly above them at this particular height. This height also offers pedestrians some really unique vantage points of the city and itsicons... more »

The Many Layers of New York City

Anyone who lives in, or spends a good deal of time visiting, New York City likely has their favorite neighborhoods. This home city of mine offers something, somewhere for everyone. For me, there are three places in particular that I love to roam when I’m visiting: the Lower East Side (LES), Union Square, and most recently, The Highline. While the first two are neighborhoods, or areas, The Highline is an attraction of sorts that provides so much fodder for creativity. What was once an elevated train track is now a converted walking park brimming with nature, art, and an exquisite view of the city. It’s one thing to photograph people, architecture or taxi cabs from street level. It’s another thing altogether to be directly above them at this particular height. This height also offers pedestrians some really unique vantage points of the city and its icons, like the Empire State Building. At street level, there is no way I could get this particular photo. I was stopped in my tracks as I marveled at the complexity and layers of my city. The best part is how the regal Empire State Building just barely juts over the other buildings flanking it. It’s really a wonderful place and I strongly urge everyone to visit The Highline if you have an opportunity.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm lens. I wanted to travel light on this trip so I brought my +Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 travel tripod, which packs up super small and is very light. The winds were pretty strong this day, which meant that the clouds in the sky were moving fast. No better scenario to use my +Formatt-Hitech Filters 10-stop ND filter to drag the shutter. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1z9WV0A

#EmpireStateBuilding, #SonyAlpha, #Architecture, #NYC, #SonyA7r, #TheHighline  ___

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2014-11-06 18:09:14 (42 comments, 40 reshares, 744 +1s)Open 

The Path of Twin Falls

Initially, we had driven right past the turnoff that leads to Twin Falls. And then I got that feeling. You know what I’m talking about. I know you do. That feeling of unease… like maybe you should turn around and check it out even though the guide book gave it a blasé rating. After about a quarter-mile, we decided to turn the Wrangler around and head to the waterfall trail. And as is usually the case, it was the right choice. Aside from discovering an awesome little campground in the vicinity, we had Twin Falls all to ourselves. There isn’t anything quite like having an expanse of nature as lively as a waterfall to yourself and your camera. I’m already counting the days before heading back!

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization wasdone in Li... more »

The Path of Twin Falls

Initially, we had driven right past the turnoff that leads to Twin Falls. And then I got that feeling. You know what I’m talking about. I know you do. That feeling of unease… like maybe you should turn around and check it out even though the guide book gave it a blasé rating. After about a quarter-mile, we decided to turn the Wrangler around and head to the waterfall trail. And as is usually the case, it was the right choice. Aside from discovering an awesome little campground in the vicinity, we had Twin Falls all to ourselves. There isn’t anything quite like having an expanse of nature as lively as a waterfall to yourself and your camera. I’m already counting the days before heading back!

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 super telephoto lens on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1uBGRGD

#longexposure, #SonyAlpha, #waterfalls, #SonyA7r, #Washington___

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2014-11-06 03:33:09 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Water flow and leading lines

Yesterday, +Nicole S. Young and I took the afternoon to clear our heads after a month of rather rigorous travel by visiting Big Spring Creek Falls and the Lewis River in Washington. The last time I visited here, Nicole was unfortunately quite ill and couldn’t make it. I knew she’d love this area, so we decided to take the two hour drive. The weather was perfect for this sort of photography: overcast skies and cool temps kept the sun from casting any harsh light through the tree canopy. When we got here, Nicole decided to start at the very top of the falls while I took my time and worked my way up from its base. It was a wonderful day that left me energized and excited about all of the very cool things to come.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 lens. In fact, that super telephoto was the only lens that I usedthe e... more »

Water flow and leading lines

Yesterday, +Nicole S. Young and I took the afternoon to clear our heads after a month of rather rigorous travel by visiting Big Spring Creek Falls and the Lewis River in Washington. The last time I visited here, Nicole was unfortunately quite ill and couldn’t make it. I knew she’d love this area, so we decided to take the two hour drive. The weather was perfect for this sort of photography: overcast skies and cool temps kept the sun from casting any harsh light through the tree canopy. When we got here, Nicole decided to start at the very top of the falls while I took my time and worked my way up from its base. It was a wonderful day that left me energized and excited about all of the very cool things to come.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony A-Mount 70-400mm f/4-5.6 lens. In fact, that super telephoto was the only lens that I used the entire day. It’s quite a beast but it’s so worth it when you need that bit of extra reach. I had my camera set over the ledge of this section of the falls but it was of no matter thanks to the gigantic legs of my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Again, a perfect example of gear that is heavier than other options but well worth it when you need it. I was playing around with +VSCO's new Preset Volume 6 and have to say that I’m very impressed. I used one of their cross processed presets for this image along with some more personalization in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1uyAtj0

#longexposure, #SonyAlpha , #waterfalls , #Landscape , #Nature , #Photography , #SonyA7r , #Washington , #VSCOCam  ___

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2014-11-02 18:38:10 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

Back on the Highline

I couldn't have asked for better weather on my last day in #NYC. Time to put my +Sony A7r and +Formatt-Hitech ND filters to use!

Back on the Highline

I couldn't have asked for better weather on my last day in #NYC. Time to put my +Sony A7r and +Formatt-Hitech ND filters to use!___

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2014-11-01 17:28:22 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Portland-esque

I nabbed this hotel-window photo this morning as a rainstorm came to say Hi to NYC. This year's PhotoPlus Expo has been fantastic, especially because of the opportunity to catch up with friends old and new.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7s and Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 lens. I transferred the photo to my iPhone 6 Plus and edited it in the +VSCO app before sharing.

#SonyAlpha #SonyA7s #NYC #PPE2014

Portland-esque

I nabbed this hotel-window photo this morning as a rainstorm came to say Hi to NYC. This year's PhotoPlus Expo has been fantastic, especially because of the opportunity to catch up with friends old and new.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7s and Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 lens. I transferred the photo to my iPhone 6 Plus and edited it in the +VSCO app before sharing.

#SonyAlpha #SonyA7s #NYC #PPE2014___

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2014-10-31 00:02:08 (24 comments, 32 reshares, 497 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in the city

Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the +onOne family, +Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my 16 hours of beauty sleep, I told him that I’d be there… and sure enough, I was! The three of us headed into Central Park, marching towards the Bow Bridge with grand plans to photograph some of the beautiful architecture bathed in that lovely orange light as it reflected off of the lake with a sky full of beautiful, wispy clouds.

Alas, the best laid plans never do turn out quite the way you envision. We had the beautiful architecture, the reflection, and even a bit of lovely orange light but no clouds. So, I did what I normally do: I turnedaroun... more »

Sunrise in the city

Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the +onOne family, +Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my 16 hours of beauty sleep, I told him that I’d be there… and sure enough, I was! The three of us headed into Central Park, marching towards the Bow Bridge with grand plans to photograph some of the beautiful architecture bathed in that lovely orange light as it reflected off of the lake with a sky full of beautiful, wispy clouds.

Alas, the best laid plans never do turn out quite the way you envision. We had the beautiful architecture, the reflection, and even a bit of lovely orange light but no clouds. So, I did what I normally do: I turned around. Behind us was a row of benches covered in rain and behind that was a row of trees and behind that was the sun busting through. I experimented with a few different perspectives until settling for one where my tripod was straddling one of the benches at an angle where the sunburst was fully visible. Shortly after this, we all rallied to find a free taxi cab to get us to our hotels and then off to the Javits Center to kick off the first day of the 2014 PhotoPlus Expo. The rest is left for the storybooks.

This is a three exposure tone-mapped HDR image that I took with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 lens, sitting on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I tone-mapped the brackets in Photomatix Pro and stylized by applying a VSCO preset in Lightroom and then refining to taste.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1tm9rcX

‪#‎CentralPark‬, ‪#‎Mirrorless‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎HDR‬, ‪#‎NYC‬, ‪#‎Photography‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎Sunrise‬ ‪#‎VSCOcam‬___

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2014-10-28 02:45:39 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 392 +1s)Open 

NYC-bound for the PhotoPlus Expo!

Well, the bags are packed and the camera batteries are charged! The PhotoPlus Expo has always been one of my favorites each year partly because of the breadth of photographers that show up but also because it’s in my hometown of NYC! I’m really excited to catch up with close friends and new faces, all coming together because of the shared love for photography. I’m also really excited to see some of my good friends who are also +Sony Artisans of Imagery present, like +Vivienne Gucwa, +Brian Smith, and +Chris Burkard, just to name a few. Sony will be at booth 519, so be sure to check it out. Also, if you’re still around this weekend, my buds, +Elia Locardi and +Ken Kaminesky are hosting a cool photowalk that +Nicole S. Young and I will be attending. You can find more details about the walk over at Ken’s blog:http://blog.ken... more »

NYC-bound for the PhotoPlus Expo!

Well, the bags are packed and the camera batteries are charged! The PhotoPlus Expo has always been one of my favorites each year partly because of the breadth of photographers that show up but also because it’s in my hometown of NYC! I’m really excited to catch up with close friends and new faces, all coming together because of the shared love for photography. I’m also really excited to see some of my good friends who are also +Sony Artisans of Imagery present, like +Vivienne Gucwa, +Brian Smith, and +Chris Burkard, just to name a few. Sony will be at booth 519, so be sure to check it out. Also, if you’re still around this weekend, my buds, +Elia Locardi and +Ken Kaminesky are hosting a cool photowalk that +Nicole S. Young and I will be attending. You can find more details about the walk over at Ken’s blog: http://blog.kenkaminesky.com/event/photo-plus-expo-photo-walk/

As for this image, I took it during my last trip to NYC back in June. I was mostly just roaming around the city light, just handholding my Sony A7 and Sony FE 24-70mm lens. That combination gives me so much power and zoom flexibility all while being super light. I can’t ask for much more than that. And with that, be sure to sound off in the comments if you’re going to be in NYC, attending PPE, going to the walk or all of the above!

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1tBwbGW

#SonyAlpha #SonyA7 #NYC #PPE #PhotoPlus #EmpireStateBuilding #NewYorkCity #Architecture #Photography___

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2014-10-26 01:30:49 (47 comments, 33 reshares, 740 +1s)Open 

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, +Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At the base of this waterfall is a wonderful boulder with lots of cracks forming its surface. I had to wait for the right winds to kick in, pushing the falling water onto it, creating this gorgeous cascading effect as it made its way to the pool. There werea ... more »

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, +Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At the base of this waterfall is a wonderful boulder with lots of cracks forming its surface. I had to wait for the right winds to kick in, pushing the falling water onto it, creating this gorgeous cascading effect as it made its way to the pool. There were a number of other photos from this shoot that capture the oft-overlooked details making these areas so special. I look forward to sharing them all soon!

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 lens. The long telephoto zoom let me compose tightly on the boulder while also keeping a portion of the waterfall in frame for context. I had my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod perched right at the beginning of the footbridge that sits near the base of the falls. Stylization was done by applying a VSCO preset and further editing in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/12CKS1c

‪#‎ColumbiaRiverGorge‬, ‪#‎LatourellFalls‬, ‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎PacNY‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Photography‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬___

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2014-10-23 13:07:09 (16 comments, 28 reshares, 472 +1s)Open 

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is that after I leave Germany tomorrow, I’ll have a fresh weekend to visit them again! I’m just glad that next week is the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. In addition to getting to visit my home city, see my family and catch up with a bunch of friends, I’ll also be able to have the awesome folks at +Sony give my camera sensors some serious TLC.

Be sure to drop a note if you’re also planning on being at PPE!

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1D0TEBg

‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is that after I leave Germany tomorrow, I’ll have a fresh weekend to visit them again! I’m just glad that next week is the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. In addition to getting to visit my home city, see my family and catch up with a bunch of friends, I’ll also be able to have the awesome folks at +Sony give my camera sensors some serious TLC.

Be sure to drop a note if you’re also planning on being at PPE!

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1D0TEBg

‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬___

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