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Gailen Mapes67,397Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 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 +2014-09-03 10:19:17823114
Gailen Mapes66,656Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 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 +2014-08-03 10:58:13782210
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 Mapes65,733Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 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 +2014-07-03 10:29:4383205
Doug Hyatt3,412ENHANCE YOUR LIST WITH THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS!HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:43:40233012
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     Top Photographers you should follow                 An Art of Photography Circle  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you ═════════════════════════════════#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines• Sharing mostly their own work• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified• Little to no, promotional material. • Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. • The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" • They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  ValidationThis circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +2014-06-27 17:39:05116935056
Dubie Bacino87,316Inspiring on Google+ Curated by @Opajdara (8th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made up mainly of photographers, but also writers, poets, film-makers, and other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------Recently there has been a lot of discussion about circle-sharing ethics here on Google+. I’d like to make it clear that I share only two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is my way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to blurring colours. This is the place to share in the2014-06-07 10:23:14498353755
Gailen Mapes64,768Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-03 10:29:0589005
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
Shreya Das0Sure Followers.... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #latestsharedcircles  2014-05-15 06:52:19501104
rudi firmansyah442please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 18:26:34501001
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
fendy syahputra409please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 05:34:44501114
Mark Hanson3,303Visual Creatives CircleThis is my circle of those involved in visual creativity. It includes graphic designers, amateur and professional photographers, and those involved in art and website design.If you need a visual boost in your stream then do consider adding this circle!(Shared especially for my #graphicdesigner friend +Lena Lahab, though I'm sharing publicly as I think many may be interested.) #sharedcircles #photography #graphicdesign #webdesign  2014-05-08 10:41:31340305
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094944113
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002
Gailen Mapes63,421Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  C - 3 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 Mapes2014-05-03 11:05:2293013
John Nuntiatio33,516#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-13 08:24:4328441311
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306217
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101
Gailen Mapes61,717Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 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 April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-04-03 10:55:5895015
Satu-Marja Salmi22,219Top photographers recommended by their followersCircle 1 of 2 #recommendedphotographers   #photographers   #photography   #photographycircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare   #topcircles   #googleplusphotographers   #photo  2014-03-12 02:00:45490451641
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389713
Gailen Mapes60,300Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 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 Mapes2014-03-03 11:59:1195014
Jasmina Brozović39,527Remarkable Collection of the G+ Unique PhotographersIf you like my photography posts, you can find the authors of those posts in this remarkable circle!  Be free to add, share, comment or simply enjoy these excellent photographers:-)#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle #photography #photographycircle #photographerstofollow   #photographers  2014-02-21 07:55:45233351727
Eric Hege19,678Photographers Circle A-JThis is A-J (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. I'll publish K-Z of my Photography Circle tomorrow.2014-02-18 22:01:3135411113
Gailen Mapes59,154Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C  - 3 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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 Mapes2014-02-03 11:37:0087003
Gailen Mapes57,597Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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 Mapes2014-01-03 11:26:1085115
Mike Berenson9,650For Selfless Sunday, I wanted to share my circle of Favorite Photographers - including some of the most inspiring photographers I know.  Please check them out and share the circle with others!And of course, please let me know if I'm overlooking more great sources or inspiration (so I can add them too). #selflesssunday   #inspiration   #inspirational   #inspire   #favorite   #photographer   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing #Circleoftheday   #Publiccirclesproject   #Sharedcircleoftheday           #Addmetoyourcircles   #Sharedcircles   #Sharedpubliccircles             #snowballcircle   #bestsnowball   #mycircle  2013-11-03 16:03:1851405
draga milic0Here is my first public circle share:  the most inspiring photographers on Google+Feel free to add these amazing people to your circles and know that their posts will brighten your days! #circleshare #sharedcircles #photographerstofollow    2013-10-03 11:05:59459506
Gailen Mapes42,256Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)  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 cre2013-09-01 10:42:27326001
Gailen Mapes39,808 Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 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 circle2013-08-15 10:52:253161026
Gailen Mapes38,001Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  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 circle2013-08-01 10:34:32315427
Gailen Mapes35,181Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-15 11:13:02314405
Gailen Mapes33,018Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)  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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-01 10:31:59327609
Katherine R6,871Astro-Photography your thing?Then this is the circle for you.If you're notified, you're in.If you want inAdd this circleplus this postshare this postleave a comment you want to be addedEasy :0For more circles from me, click the hashtag #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #astrophotography #photography #sharedcircles  2013-06-26 12:33:32119207
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:2449724914
Andrea Orselli716#circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome     #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #freakingawesome   #reshare   #sharingiscaring #ingress #awesomeart #awesomecircle #awesomeday #awesomeface #awesomeideas #awesomeindividuals #awesomejuice #circleup   #topcircles   2013-06-08 21:40:44500717
David Bowden36,873Folks...It's that time again...Hey Google+It's my B&W circle share time! Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-06-08 09:47:35493191025
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249616813
Gailen Mapes30,834Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-C - 1 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircleNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gaile2013-06-01 11:05:25342807
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/9JEUMaq8kZs============== May 29, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:+Jeff Sullivan +Mike Shaw +Kah Kit Yoong +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Kevin McNeal +Chip Phillips +Alycia Miller #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer 2013-05-29 20:38:42499221019
Thibaut Delp19,470Add it, Share it, Enjoy :DI would like to share with you guys some of the most interesting, interactive and smart people of Google+!If you need fun, informations, beautiful photos, lots of humour, great musics, to be able to discuss on topics with people that think and if you want to be part of a community for whom human rights matter, well this is the circle you are looking for :D. Have fun!I may have forgot some of you guys.... Sorry for that! I will add you to this circle next time :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #AwesomeCircle   #HumanrightsCircle   #HumourCircle   #Funcircle   #Googlepluscircle   #Circle   #circles  2013-05-29 16:16:2423613217
Dave Morrow362,451Inspirational Photographers CircleFor me having a bunch of small circles that I can browse through daily is a much more enjoyable experience than looking through a circle of 500 or so ppl. I often find large circles to be a complete data overload. Here is one of my small circles that I browse through everyday and always enjoy.... Feel free to share if you like, or disregard if you don't ;) #sharedcircles  2013-05-22 21:38:061206217

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Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
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Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
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Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
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Bristlecone pines, clearing storm and the night sky, partial moon and milky way, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest. For details see: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/ancient-bristlecone-pine-trees-and-the-night-sky-milky-way.html Cheers! — at Inyo National Forest.   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #landscapephotography  

Bristlecone pines, clearing storm and the night sky, partial moon and milky way, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest. For details see: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/ancient-bristlecone-pine-trees-and-the-night-sky-milky-way.html Cheers! — at Inyo National Forest.   #milkywayphotography   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-07-18 00:45:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Great image (as usual) and some thoughts that bear considering...

A man once came to me on the day of his birthday feeling all depress and told me how he was feeling down, he couldn't stand the fact that he was getting older, that his best days were behind him and wasn't really looking forward to see what life has in store for him. This man had just turned 26....we really need to understand the amazing power of our thoughts and the effect it has on our lives. The day we start thinking we are old is the day we will become old, The day we start thinking we are poor the day is the day we will be poor and the day we start thinking we are unhappy is the day we will be unhappy. Today I am celebrating my 44th birthday and I feel AWESOME!!!, I am Young, I am Grateful and I am Happy. I know the best is yet to come, still so many exciting places to visit, so many incredible experiences to live, so many wonderful people to meet. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being there for me for all these years, I am truly grateful and blessed to have met all of you through the power of social medias and wanted to share the fact that you are a big part of making me who I am today. Thank you for all your comments, Thank you for all your +  , thank you for all your shares and most of all thank you for listening when I had something to say....Like MJ said it so well...Love never felt so Good <3
Title: Forever Young 
Location: Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada 
Equipment: Nikon D800E, NIKON 14-24, Formatt Hitech Filters,  ___Great image (as usual) and some thoughts that bear considering...

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2014-07-08 04:35:40 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 227 +1s)Open 

Andromeda galaxy, Milky Way and Bristlecone

This tree, now dead, is probably 2000 - 4000 years old. The light from the Andromeda galaxy, the oval shape seen within the branches of the tree, took about 2.5 million years to reach my camera. Both notions make me feel pretty small. White Mountains Wilderness, Inyo National Forest. 10 seconds, ISO 6400, f/1.4. This tree is something of a superstar because its just a short walk from the parking lot and doesn't require a trip on the dirt road.  The time lapsers love it. Cheers! #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography  

Andromeda galaxy, Milky Way and Bristlecone

This tree, now dead, is probably 2000 - 4000 years old. The light from the Andromeda galaxy, the oval shape seen within the branches of the tree, took about 2.5 million years to reach my camera. Both notions make me feel pretty small. White Mountains Wilderness, Inyo National Forest. 10 seconds, ISO 6400, f/1.4. This tree is something of a superstar because its just a short walk from the parking lot and doesn't require a trip on the dirt road.  The time lapsers love it. Cheers! #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography  ___

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2014-06-28 05:22:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Palomar Observatory under the stars. The dome is kept closed during the warmth of the day and the interior is maintained at a cool temperature near that of the night air so that temperature-differential air currents (in other words, weather inside the dome!) does not form when it is opened at sunset. You can just make out some of the optics of one of the world's most capable and accomplished telescopes peaking through the opening. Palomar Mountain, California — at Palomar Mountain State Park.

Palomar Observatory under the stars. The dome is kept closed during the warmth of the day and the interior is maintained at a cool temperature near that of the night air so that temperature-differential air currents (in other words, weather inside the dome!) does not form when it is opened at sunset. You can just make out some of the optics of one of the world's most capable and accomplished telescopes peaking through the opening. Palomar Mountain, California — at Palomar Mountain State Park.___

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2014-06-10 15:10:33 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Lunar Eclipse over Juniper and Standing Rock
Blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/lunar-eclipse-sequence-juniper-and-standing-rock-joshua-tree-2014.html
For the eclipse of April 14/15, 2014, I wanted to depict the course of the eclipse across the sky with some recognizable landscape features in the foreground to anchor the composition. As the day of the eclipse went by, I watched the weather reports and decided Joshua Tree National Park would be a good place to shoot, since it was forecast to have clear skies. I have been shooting various spots in JTNP at night in an effort to produce a collection of nice landscape astrophotography images. I knew two locations in particular had orientations that would work well for the eclipse, which was going to occur almost due south. In 2011, Garry McCarthy and I shot original compositions at Arch Rock and the Juniper and Standing Rock incorporating the... more »

Lunar Eclipse over Juniper and Standing Rock
Blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/lunar-eclipse-sequence-juniper-and-standing-rock-joshua-tree-2014.html
For the eclipse of April 14/15, 2014, I wanted to depict the course of the eclipse across the sky with some recognizable landscape features in the foreground to anchor the composition. As the day of the eclipse went by, I watched the weather reports and decided Joshua Tree National Park would be a good place to shoot, since it was forecast to have clear skies. I have been shooting various spots in JTNP at night in an effort to produce a collection of nice landscape astrophotography images. I knew two locations in particular had orientations that would work well for the eclipse, which was going to occur almost due south. In 2011, Garry McCarthy and I shot original compositions at Arch Rock and the Juniper and Standing Rock incorporating the milky way, at the time something fairly new. Similar images have become fairly common, and the the arch will now often have a crowd of photographers at night around the new moon. But since the next time a full lunar eclipse will occur centered due south is decades away, I knew this eclipse offered an opportunity to produce an astrophotography image at each of these well-known spots that was not likely to be appear in any other photographer’s portfolio anytime soon.

This is the third of the three images I made that night, with the lunar eclipse depicted from the point in time when the moon entered the shadow of the Earth to when it emerged again, above the small juniper tree and curious standing rock not far from one of the campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park.

#astrophotography   #lunareclipse   #joshuatreenationalpark  ___

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2014-06-07 17:00:26 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

The Icon and The Crowd
Icon alert: friendly warning, my latest blog post is about Mesa Arch, a major icon which many now scorn and avoid as a subject of landscape photography, and which is known to have the crowd these days.  To read the full post: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/mesa-arch-sunrise-and-night-under-the-milky-way-canyonlands-national-park-utah.html
I’ve photographed a few icons over the past 30 years, although many of them are underwater and so the landscape buyers probably don’t even think of them as icons, or even think of them at all. Mesa Arch is one of the landscape icons. It’s hard to break new “visionary ground” at a place like Mesa Arch, of which hundreds or thousands of photographs are made each day, almost all of them within a short of period of +/- 20 minutes of sunrise. I first visited Mesa Arch in the 90s ....

#canyonlandsnationalpark  #landscapep... more »

The Icon and The Crowd
Icon alert: friendly warning, my latest blog post is about Mesa Arch, a major icon which many now scorn and avoid as a subject of landscape photography, and which is known to have the crowd these days.  To read the full post: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/mesa-arch-sunrise-and-night-under-the-milky-way-canyonlands-national-park-utah.html
I’ve photographed a few icons over the past 30 years, although many of them are underwater and so the landscape buyers probably don’t even think of them as icons, or even think of them at all. Mesa Arch is one of the landscape icons. It’s hard to break new “visionary ground” at a place like Mesa Arch, of which hundreds or thousands of photographs are made each day, almost all of them within a short of period of +/- 20 minutes of sunrise. I first visited Mesa Arch in the 90s ....

#canyonlandsnationalpark   #landscapephotography   #utah  ___

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2014-06-05 20:07:19 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Summer is coming soon to an ocean near you!

Wedge, Newport Beach.

Summer is coming soon to an ocean near you!

Wedge, Newport Beach.___

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2014-06-01 19:43:08 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

On Icons
I unapologetically photograph a lot of icons and Delicate Arch is one of my favorites. There are few places in the United States that are more iconic that Delicate Arch in Arches National Park — it is depicted on a license plate for crying out loud. Places like this are iconic for good reason: they are beloved by Americans and foreigners alike and in many ways symbolize the spirit and beauty of the outdoors in the United States, the country that gave the idea of the “National Park” to the world. It is tough to break new photographic ground at icons and more than a few contemporary photographers scorn the idea of shooting at such places. I get it, and won’t argue. But I shoot everything and ... more here: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/icon-sunset-over-delicate-arch-arches-national-park-utah.html   #archesnationalpark   #landscapephotography   #utahphotography   #utah  

On Icons
I unapologetically photograph a lot of icons and Delicate Arch is one of my favorites. There are few places in the United States that are more iconic that Delicate Arch in Arches National Park — it is depicted on a license plate for crying out loud. Places like this are iconic for good reason: they are beloved by Americans and foreigners alike and in many ways symbolize the spirit and beauty of the outdoors in the United States, the country that gave the idea of the “National Park” to the world. It is tough to break new photographic ground at icons and more than a few contemporary photographers scorn the idea of shooting at such places. I get it, and won’t argue. But I shoot everything and ... more here: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/icon-sunset-over-delicate-arch-arches-national-park-utah.html   #archesnationalpark   #landscapephotography   #utahphotography   #utah  ___

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2014-05-31 18:18:19 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Epic!  Note the distinct lack of crowds too!

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Milky Way and Mars over Delicate Arch.  This is a self-image from my recent trip to Utah with +Phillip Colla.  Phil keeps inviting me to join him on these trips, and I'm happy to tag along and learn some of his secrets to master photography; hence the title of this picture.  On this evening, we hiked up to Delicate Arch, Utah's most iconic sandstone arch, for sunset, then happily watched every other person depart shortly thereafter, leaving the entire place to just us, the stars and the local wildlife.  We stayed almost the entire night, which gave us plenty of time to play around with several compositions and different light-painting techniques before hiking out in the pre-dawn darkness in time to catch the sunrise at Broken Arch.___Epic!  Note the distinct lack of crowds too!

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2014-05-30 16:32:44 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

New Work - May 2014
With the exception of one image, all of my new work in May comes from Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, both in southern Utah. I’ve photographed in these parks a number of times and love them, and will return again and again I’m sure. Both parks lend themselves to iconic compositions and most of the features of Arches National Park are easily accessible (not necessarily true of Canyonlands), so much of these new images will be recognizable. The last time I shot in Arches, four years ago, I was working on landscape astrophotography which, at that time ... more here: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/new-work-may-2014.html   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #utah   #archesnationalpark   #canyonlandsnationalpark   #nightphotography  

New Work - May 2014
With the exception of one image, all of my new work in May comes from Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, both in southern Utah. I’ve photographed in these parks a number of times and love them, and will return again and again I’m sure. Both parks lend themselves to iconic compositions and most of the features of Arches National Park are easily accessible (not necessarily true of Canyonlands), so much of these new images will be recognizable. The last time I shot in Arches, four years ago, I was working on landscape astrophotography which, at that time ... more here: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/new-work-may-2014.html   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #utah   #archesnationalpark   #canyonlandsnationalpark   #nightphotography  ___

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2014-05-27 22:02:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Full Moon Panorama over San Diego
I shoot a lot of images of the San Diego City Skyline, to keep them fresh and because I am always looking for a reason to be down along the San Diego Bay at dawn or dusk — it is such a beautiful city. A few months ago I made some nice photos of the full moon rising over downtown San Diego (and this one too!). This is the one I like the best: an enormous panoramic photograph printing up to 3 feet high by over 28 feet long! Here the full moon is seen just after it has risen above the mountains east of San Diego, above the San Diego County Administration building. Photographed with a very sharp telephoto lens and high resolution camera and consisting of over 20 source images, the detail in the final panorama is quite something, with individual people visible in restaurants along the waterfront. Cheers and thanks for looking! #sandiego   #panorama   #fullmoon ... more »

Full Moon Panorama over San Diego
I shoot a lot of images of the San Diego City Skyline, to keep them fresh and because I am always looking for a reason to be down along the San Diego Bay at dawn or dusk — it is such a beautiful city. A few months ago I made some nice photos of the full moon rising over downtown San Diego (and this one too!). This is the one I like the best: an enormous panoramic photograph printing up to 3 feet high by over 28 feet long! Here the full moon is seen just after it has risen above the mountains east of San Diego, above the San Diego County Administration building. Photographed with a very sharp telephoto lens and high resolution camera and consisting of over 20 source images, the detail in the final panorama is quite something, with individual people visible in restaurants along the waterfront. Cheers and thanks for looking! #sandiego   #panorama   #fullmoon  ___

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2014-05-25 01:48:33 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Awesome Camelopardalis Meteor Display!
We drove up to the top of the nearest mountain to get above the cloud cover and sure enough, I nailed it, a huge fireball Camelopardalis meteor flaming over the San Diego sky last night, upper left on the .... uh, oh wait ...  its a Iridium flare, never mind.   #wannabeskyshow   #dud -elopardalis #waitingforperseids   #gobacktosleep   #meteorshower   #camelopardalismeteorshower  

Awesome Camelopardalis Meteor Display!
We drove up to the top of the nearest mountain to get above the cloud cover and sure enough, I nailed it, a huge fireball Camelopardalis meteor flaming over the San Diego sky last night, upper left on the .... uh, oh wait ...  its a Iridium flare, never mind.   #wannabeskyshow   #dud -elopardalis #waitingforperseids   #gobacktosleep   #meteorshower   #camelopardalismeteorshower  ___

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2014-05-23 22:22:27 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

Meteor Shower Tonight
It could be a good one, "meteor storm" is the term I have heard used more than a few times.  NASA says "Scientists are anticipating a new meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids. No one has seen it before, but some forecasters have predicted a meteor storm of more than 200 meteors per hour". Still considering where to go to try to watch and photograph it. +Garry McCarthy had a killer idea for a spot, its high risk in the sense the viewing may be clouded out, but if it works it will be a unique shot.  Got the shot below last summer in Yosemite during the Perseid meteor shower. More info here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/perseid-meteor-shower-milky-way-half-dome-and-yosemite-national-park/ Cheers!
#meteorshower   #astrophotography   #starrynight    #camelopardalismeteorshower  

Meteor Shower Tonight
It could be a good one, "meteor storm" is the term I have heard used more than a few times.  NASA says "Scientists are anticipating a new meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids. No one has seen it before, but some forecasters have predicted a meteor storm of more than 200 meteors per hour". Still considering where to go to try to watch and photograph it. +Garry McCarthy had a killer idea for a spot, its high risk in the sense the viewing may be clouded out, but if it works it will be a unique shot.  Got the shot below last summer in Yosemite during the Perseid meteor shower. More info here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/perseid-meteor-shower-milky-way-half-dome-and-yosemite-national-park/ Cheers!
#meteorshower   #astrophotography   #starrynight    #camelopardalismeteorshower  ___

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2014-05-23 15:24:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

The Eyes of Utah
This is one of them.  If you want to see the other, check out my blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/the-eyes-of-utah-natural-arches-and-the-milky-way.html Shot with +Garry McCarthy a few weeks ago. Cheers and thanks for looking!   #utah   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nationalpark  

The Eyes of Utah
This is one of them.  If you want to see the other, check out my blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/the-eyes-of-utah-natural-arches-and-the-milky-way.html Shot with +Garry McCarthy a few weeks ago. Cheers and thanks for looking!   #utah   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nationalpark  ___

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2014-05-22 15:20:18 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

SIO Pier Sunset

#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #lajolla   #lajollaphotography   #landscapephotography  

SIO Pier Sunset

#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #lajolla   #lajollaphotography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-05-20 15:56:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

I finished editing my recent Moab photos with some nice keepers in there. Next time in Moab will be winter I hope! Moab is a nice little town but 5 days is enough for this year.  Cheers!

I finished editing my recent Moab photos with some nice keepers in there. Next time in Moab will be winter I hope! Moab is a nice little town but 5 days is enough for this year.  Cheers!___

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2014-05-16 18:44:58 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Balanced Rock, Stars and Clouds
Views like this make me wonder what's out there.  Perhaps my grandchildren will someday go see.   #astrophotography   #starrynight   #utah   #landscapephotography  

Balanced Rock, Stars and Clouds
Views like this make me wonder what's out there.  Perhaps my grandchildren will someday go see.   #astrophotography   #starrynight   #utah   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-05-14 15:49:41 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Light Painting Delicate Arch
Blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/light-painting-delicate-arch-utah.html
The first few times I photographed Delicate Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park, most of my compositions were close to the arch. After editing the results of my last visit to the park I resolved to make more distant compositions, for variety’s sake and to put the arch into its surroundings. I got the chance earlier this month. We spent an entire night at Delicate Arch, trying different compositions and light painting techniques, and this was one of my favorites from that effort. Thanks to my friend +Garry McCarthy  for collaborating on some inventive and impactful light painting. Cheers, and thanks for looking!
#astrophotography   #nightscapes   #starrynights #utah   #milkywayphotography   #archesnationalpark  

Light Painting Delicate Arch
Blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/light-painting-delicate-arch-utah.html
The first few times I photographed Delicate Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park, most of my compositions were close to the arch. After editing the results of my last visit to the park I resolved to make more distant compositions, for variety’s sake and to put the arch into its surroundings. I got the chance earlier this month. We spent an entire night at Delicate Arch, trying different compositions and light painting techniques, and this was one of my favorites from that effort. Thanks to my friend +Garry McCarthy  for collaborating on some inventive and impactful light painting. Cheers, and thanks for looking!
#astrophotography   #nightscapes   #starrynights #utah   #milkywayphotography   #archesnationalpark  ___

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2014-05-13 15:35:41 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Delicate Arch, Milky Way and Iridium Flare at Night
Blog post: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/delicate-arch-milky-way-and-iridium-flare-at-night-arches-national-park-utah.html   I have shot Arches National Park a number of times, including a very fruitful trip some years ago to shoot astrophotography landscapes. I returned earlier this month for more, and found that I have reached a point where I need to find alternatives to the usual compositions. This one was forced upon my buddy Garry and me. The clouds obscured some of the sky and blocked the obvious composition of the Milky Way over Delicate Arch, so I wandered about a little looking for different ways to portray the arch before dawn crept in and stole the stars away. The sky to the northeast was clear enough to show the northern, lesser arm of the Milky Way and with a little light painting I was able to juxtapose the arch and the galaxy.I... more »

Delicate Arch, Milky Way and Iridium Flare at Night
Blog post: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/delicate-arch-milky-way-and-iridium-flare-at-night-arches-national-park-utah.html   I have shot Arches National Park a number of times, including a very fruitful trip some years ago to shoot astrophotography landscapes. I returned earlier this month for more, and found that I have reached a point where I need to find alternatives to the usual compositions. This one was forced upon my buddy Garry and me. The clouds obscured some of the sky and blocked the obvious composition of the Milky Way over Delicate Arch, so I wandered about a little looking for different ways to portray the arch before dawn crept in and stole the stars away. The sky to the northeast was clear enough to show the northern, lesser arm of the Milky Way and with a little light painting I was able to juxtapose the arch and the galaxy. I got lucky when the Iridium flare, seen to the left of the arch, arrived in the right spot in the composition during the short, 15 second exposure. Cheers, and thanks for looking!
#astrophotography  #nightscapes  #starrynights  #stars #utah  #utahphotography  ___

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2014-05-12 14:58:37 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Sunrise on the Fins, Arches National Park
Sunrise light touches the Fins.  Sandstone fins stand on edge.  Vertical fractures separate plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins that may one day further erode into arches.
#utah #utahphotography  with +Garry McCarthy 

Sunrise on the Fins, Arches National Park
Sunrise light touches the Fins.  Sandstone fins stand on edge.  Vertical fractures separate plates of sandstone that are eroded into freestanding fins that may one day further erode into arches.
#utah #utahphotography  with +Garry McCarthy ___

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2014-05-09 22:54:27 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Corona Arch, Moab, UT
This is a huge arch that people swing through, with someone dying in 2013 after miscalculating the length of line needed and then swinging off and through the arch. OK, now that makes the photo seem like a big fat bummer.  In reality it was a fun hike and a great spot for photography. #astrophotography  #nightscapes  #starrynights  #stars #utah  #utahphotography  

Corona Arch, Moab, UT
This is a huge arch that people swing through, with someone dying in 2013 after miscalculating the length of line needed and then swinging off and through the arch. OK, now that makes the photo seem like a big fat bummer.  In reality it was a fun hike and a great spot for photography. #astrophotography  #nightscapes  #starrynights  #stars #utah  #utahphotography  ___

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2014-05-08 16:17:55 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Another arch and the Milky Way, Utah. On my first night back in Utah after too long of an absence, I sat alone in the dark eating my tofu and having one of those little bottles of wine waiting for the stars to rotate into a good position to take the picture. It was a fine night. Garry showed up the next day and we got a lot of good hikes in to some new places over the next four days. #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes  #starrynights  #astrotogs #nightphotos #stars #longexposurephotography #night #utah  #utahphotography  

Another arch and the Milky Way, Utah. On my first night back in Utah after too long of an absence, I sat alone in the dark eating my tofu and having one of those little bottles of wine waiting for the stars to rotate into a good position to take the picture. It was a fine night. Garry showed up the next day and we got a lot of good hikes in to some new places over the next four days. #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes  #starrynights  #astrotogs #nightphotos #stars #longexposurephotography #night #utah  #utahphotography  ___

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2014-05-07 01:39:34 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Clean Dark Utah Night
Self portrait at Sarah's Arch under clean dark skies somewhere in Utah.  Cannot wait to return.  Great night shooting with +Garry McCarthy .   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes  #starrynights  #astrotogs #nightphotos #stars #longexposurephotography #night #utah  #utahphotography  

Clean Dark Utah Night
Self portrait at Sarah's Arch under clean dark skies somewhere in Utah.  Cannot wait to return.  Great night shooting with +Garry McCarthy .   #astrophotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes  #starrynights  #astrotogs #nightphotos #stars #longexposurephotography #night #utah  #utahphotography  ___

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2014-04-30 19:02:07 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Time to get lost in Utah and do some night shooting, hoping for clear skies and no flats!

Time to get lost in Utah and do some night shooting, hoping for clear skies and no flats!___

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2014-04-29 16:13:54 (19 comments, 19 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Lunar Eclipse over Arch Rock

More info on my blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/lunar-eclipse-sequence-over-arch-rock-joshua-tree-national-park-april-2014.html

The lunar eclipse of April 14 and 15, 2014 was a wonderful event to see. I went up to Joshua Tree National Park to photograph it for two reasons. First, the weather forecast in the high desert was for clear skies and, for the most part, the skies were indeed were cloudless and very dark throughout the night. Second, I was fairly sure I could find several locations around the park to setup my cameras and let them record the entire lunar eclipse, from the moment the moon entered the penumbra and began to be shadowed by the Earth until it was full lit again, including the dramatic blood red coloration when the moon is fully eclipsed. The moon was going to be due south of my position at the peak of the eclipse — I knewth... more »

Lunar Eclipse over Arch Rock

More info on my blog: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/lunar-eclipse-sequence-over-arch-rock-joshua-tree-national-park-april-2014.html

The lunar eclipse of April 14 and 15, 2014 was a wonderful event to see. I went up to Joshua Tree National Park to photograph it for two reasons. First, the weather forecast in the high desert was for clear skies and, for the most part, the skies were indeed were cloudless and very dark throughout the night. Second, I was fairly sure I could find several locations around the park to setup my cameras and let them record the entire lunar eclipse, from the moment the moon entered the penumbra and began to be shadowed by the Earth until it was full lit again, including the dramatic blood red coloration when the moon is fully eclipsed. The moon was going to be due south of my position at the peak of the eclipse — I knew this thanks to The Photographer’s Ephemeris — so I selected a few locations that offered a nice composition facing due south and shot away. This image depicts the eclipse occurring in stages to the south of the White Tank campground area, with Joshua Tree’s interesting Arch Rock on the east side of the composition. (It follows the first full eclipse sequence I presented a week ago: http://www.oceanlight.com/log/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park.html)

Note: this image is both a panorama and a composite. The panorama spans over 180 degrees left to right, and is centered roughly SSE. I lit the arch with a remote-triggered tripod mounted flash to the right, hidden behind a rock. The panorama, depicting stars after astronomical twilight but before the full eclipse peaked, is composed of 8 frames. Planet Mars is the brightest “star” above the arc of moon stages and the blue star Spica can be seen just below and to the right of the eight moon image from the left. This image is a composite and the moon is a little larger than it appeared to the eye. The moon was exposed separately from the stars in order to control for the fact it was much brighter than the stars and to better present the detail and color of the moon itself.

Cheers, and thanks for looking!

#eclipse   #lunareclipse   #lunareclipse2014   #astrophotography  ___

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2014-04-25 15:31:37 (17 comments, 59 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Happy WORLD PENGUIN DAY!
Photographed near Brown Bluff, Antarctica Peninsula, 2009.   More Antarctica images here: http://www.oceanlight.com/antarctica_photos.html  #WorldPenguinDay #penguins   #antarctica  

Happy WORLD PENGUIN DAY!
Photographed near Brown Bluff, Antarctica Peninsula, 2009.   More Antarctica images here: http://www.oceanlight.com/antarctica_photos.html  #WorldPenguinDay #penguins   #antarctica  ___

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2014-04-23 16:37:51 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Astrophotography 101 -- Don't Be That Guy
With the summer night photography season approaching, and Milky Way photography getting underway in earnest in the northern hemisphere, I am reminded (painfully) of the need for photographers -- especially those in groups -- to avoid stray light at all times, not just when one's own shutter is open.  In this case, many frames during the course of about 20 minutes were ruined by the status light on the back of a nearby Canon camera.  (These frames could not be repeated, we were shooting during the very brief time when astronomical twilight puts a true blue cast into the sky, and it lasts 10-15 minutes at most.)  Of course, this light does not affect the photographs being taken by that camera, but they affect the photographs being taken by everyone else's cameras.  The solution is simple: put a piece of tape over the light.  Barring that,put ... more »

Astrophotography 101 -- Don't Be That Guy
With the summer night photography season approaching, and Milky Way photography getting underway in earnest in the northern hemisphere, I am reminded (painfully) of the need for photographers -- especially those in groups -- to avoid stray light at all times, not just when one's own shutter is open.  In this case, many frames during the course of about 20 minutes were ruined by the status light on the back of a nearby Canon camera.  (These frames could not be repeated, we were shooting during the very brief time when astronomical twilight puts a true blue cast into the sky, and it lasts 10-15 minutes at most.)  Of course, this light does not affect the photographs being taken by that camera, but they affect the photographs being taken by everyone else's cameras.  The solution is simple: put a piece of tape over the light.  Barring that, put your thumb over the light.  By the way, when shooting milky way photos at high ISOs, not only will direct light from the Canon status light ruin photos (such as the example) but even REFLECTED light from the status light will show up, usually appearing as a red cast on the foreground -- it really is bright enough for that.  Cheers!
#astrophotography   #nightphotography   #milkywayphotography   #nightscapes___

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2014-04-17 16:14:23 (26 comments, 67 reshares, 267 +1s)Open 

Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #landscapephotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  

Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #landscapephotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  ___

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2014-04-17 14:40:14 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Just had to share this one, +Patrick Di Fruscia produces some amazing images!

Live Before You Die - Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24 F2.8 @14mm, ISO 100, 2.5 Sec, F22
#Nikon   #landscapephotography   #banffnationalpark   #photography   #landscape   #nikonphotography  ___Just had to share this one, +Patrick Di Fruscia produces some amazing images!

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2014-04-17 02:55:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Check this out, it is excellent, the effort that went into centering and exposuring these frames is considerable -- great time lapse of the eclipse!

I know you have seen numerous images from the eclipse, but do yourself a favor and check out this time-lapse video of the event! 

Photography done by one of our own Goldpaint Photography Alumni, Kathleen Kingma and Doug Pippel. Animation and composite by Jesper Kristensen.

https://vimeo.com/92159134___Check this out, it is excellent, the effort that went into centering and exposuring these frames is considerable -- great time lapse of the eclipse!

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2014-04-17 01:42:10 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Lunar overload

Lunar overload___

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2014-04-16 22:51:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Southeast AK, somewhere around Kake or Angoon, mid-summer, sunset.

Southeast AK, somewhere around Kake or Angoon, mid-summer, sunset.___

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2014-04-14 19:34:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Photograph the lunar eclipse tonight!
Tip #1: remember to get your manual focus acquired with live view before the total eclipse begins and the moon darkens severely.  A few more tips here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!
#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   

Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon During a Lunar Eclipse
I share are a few tips (not just the obvious ones such as "use a tripod" or "go where it is dark") I have accumulated while photographing past eclipses, and which I plan to use when I try to improve my eclipse photographs this coming week.  See more here:  http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!

#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   ___Photograph the lunar eclipse tonight!
Tip #1: remember to get your manual focus acquired with live view before the total eclipse begins and the moon darkens severely.  A few more tips here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!
#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   

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2014-04-13 20:39:29 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon During a Lunar Eclipse
I share are a few tips (not just the obvious ones such as "use a tripod" or "go where it is dark") I have accumulated while photographing past eclipses, and which I plan to use when I try to improve my eclipse photographs this coming week.  See more here:  http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!

#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   

Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon During a Lunar Eclipse
I share are a few tips (not just the obvious ones such as "use a tripod" or "go where it is dark") I have accumulated while photographing past eclipses, and which I plan to use when I try to improve my eclipse photographs this coming week.  See more here:  http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!

#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   ___

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2014-04-11 16:21:29 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Venus, Milky Way, Arch Rock, Astronomical Twilight
Things are always better at astronomical twilight.  Venus was often referred to as the “Morning Star” by ancient civilizations (and as the “Evening Star” as well). On this day, it was indeed the morning star, rising just moments before astronomical twilight began. This allowed us a very brief window of time, a few moments really, to make a balanced exposure including the Milky Way galaxy and a sky full of stars, the planet Venus, the onset of dawn’s blue sky, and a softly lit Arch Rock. Just a few minutes later and the impending dawn became bright enough to make the Milky Way unseeable. This image required no compositing or local adjustments, just global contrast, shadow recovery and white balance. I managed to make a huge 180-degree panorama of this same scene just two days later, but an alignment such as this allowing me to composeVenus unde... more »

Venus, Milky Way, Arch Rock, Astronomical Twilight
Things are always better at astronomical twilight.  Venus was often referred to as the “Morning Star” by ancient civilizations (and as the “Evening Star” as well). On this day, it was indeed the morning star, rising just moments before astronomical twilight began. This allowed us a very brief window of time, a few moments really, to make a balanced exposure including the Milky Way galaxy and a sky full of stars, the planet Venus, the onset of dawn’s blue sky, and a softly lit Arch Rock. Just a few minutes later and the impending dawn became bright enough to make the Milky Way unseeable. This image required no compositing or local adjustments, just global contrast, shadow recovery and white balance. I managed to make a huge 180-degree panorama of this same scene just two days later, but an alignment such as this allowing me to compose Venus under the arch, with the Milky Way just above, right at the transition of astronomical twilight (with its accompanying deep blue sky) will not reoccur for quite some time and I will probably never have another opportunity to see it. Shot alongside good friend and photographer +Garry McCarthy in Joshua Tree National Park.  Cheers, and thanks for looking! See more on my blogs: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/blog/ and http://www.oceanlight.com/log/
#milkywayphotography   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #venus   #joshuatreenationalpark   #astrophotography  ___

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2014-04-09 16:55:44 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Mars under Arch Rock
Mars is seen rising just after sunset, underneath Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park, lit by moonlight. This was a test of the Sony A7r to shoot at night. Its performance is fantastic, really great quality at ISO 6400 (e.g., 10 seconds) but composing a night photo with an electronic viewfinder is basically an exercise in frustration. One needs to shoot the image blind first, check it out, recompose (i.e., fix it) and then take the real photo. Getting the focus correct, however, was a breeze with the A7r, the easiest camera I have ever used for focusing on a star or, in this case, a planet.   #sonya7   #sonya7r   #nightphotography   #astrophotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  

Mars under Arch Rock
Mars is seen rising just after sunset, underneath Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park, lit by moonlight. This was a test of the Sony A7r to shoot at night. Its performance is fantastic, really great quality at ISO 6400 (e.g., 10 seconds) but composing a night photo with an electronic viewfinder is basically an exercise in frustration. One needs to shoot the image blind first, check it out, recompose (i.e., fix it) and then take the real photo. Getting the focus correct, however, was a breeze with the A7r, the easiest camera I have ever used for focusing on a star or, in this case, a planet.   #sonya7   #sonya7r   #nightphotography   #astrophotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  ___

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2014-04-04 18:10:32 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Torrey Pines Dawn
I've been enjoying the relatively quiet Torrey Pines State Reserve for over 30 years, its a great respite from the commotion of San Diego County.  This is one spot I often stop at to admire the sunrise or sunset, and this morning the light was especially nice.  For more images of this great park, see: http://www.oceanlight.com/torrey_pines_state_reserve_photos.html  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#landscapephotography   #sandiego   #sandiegophotography  

Torrey Pines Dawn
I've been enjoying the relatively quiet Torrey Pines State Reserve for over 30 years, its a great respite from the commotion of San Diego County.  This is one spot I often stop at to admire the sunrise or sunset, and this morning the light was especially nice.  For more images of this great park, see: http://www.oceanlight.com/torrey_pines_state_reserve_photos.html  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#landscapephotography   #sandiego   #sandiegophotography  ___

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2014-04-01 17:43:18 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Torrey Pines Storm Clouds, Sunset
Last night's incoming storm clouds hover over the broken hill with a view to the Pacific and La Jolla in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve.  Sony A7r and Zeiss 24-70 lens, polarizer, one frame.  Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #sunset   #landscapephotography  

Torrey Pines Storm Clouds, Sunset
Last night's incoming storm clouds hover over the broken hill with a view to the Pacific and La Jolla in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve.  Sony A7r and Zeiss 24-70 lens, polarizer, one frame.  Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #sunset   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-03-31 22:58:06 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Balboa Pier, sunrise
Newport Beach has two piers: Balboa Pier and Newport Pier.  I'm proud to say I have leapt off of both of them.  Cheers!

Balboa Pier, sunrise
Newport Beach has two piers: Balboa Pier and Newport Pier.  I'm proud to say I have leapt off of both of them.  Cheers!___

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2014-03-26 15:14:11 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Young Spotted Dolphin, Bahamas Banks
Photographed freediving in 1996 as part of a Tokyo Broadcasting documentary shoot.  Cheers!
#underwaterphotography   #underwaterphotograph   #dolphins   #bahamas  

Young Spotted Dolphin, Bahamas Banks
Photographed freediving in 1996 as part of a Tokyo Broadcasting documentary shoot.  Cheers!
#underwaterphotography   #underwaterphotograph   #dolphins   #bahamas  ___

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2014-03-22 18:54:07 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Scripps Pier and Sony A7R Testing
I have been evaluating the resolving power of the Sony A7R camera and Sony Zeiss 24-70 / 4 lens (http://bit.ly/1dc1a5k), and am quite impressed.  I've made available a few comparison files for those that may be considering this camera.  I am using it instead of my trusted, tried and true Nikon D800e and Nikon 24-70 / 2.8 combo, the Sony is less than half the weight, half the size and for landscape and travel purposes, seems to be a better rig.  And it resolves about the same as the Nikon, perhaps even a little better.  The focusing with the Sony is easier and more accurate than with any other camera I've ever used, which is great news given my eyesight is not getting better as I get older.  Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sonya7   #sony  

Scripps Pier and Sony A7R Testing
I have been evaluating the resolving power of the Sony A7R camera and Sony Zeiss 24-70 / 4 lens (http://bit.ly/1dc1a5k), and am quite impressed.  I've made available a few comparison files for those that may be considering this camera.  I am using it instead of my trusted, tried and true Nikon D800e and Nikon 24-70 / 2.8 combo, the Sony is less than half the weight, half the size and for landscape and travel purposes, seems to be a better rig.  And it resolves about the same as the Nikon, perhaps even a little better.  The focusing with the Sony is easier and more accurate than with any other camera I've ever used, which is great news given my eyesight is not getting better as I get older.  Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sonya7   #sony  ___

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2014-03-21 16:17:56 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Oceanside Pier Sony A7r
Walking around Oceanside Pier with a new Sony a7r, hard to believe this thing produces a photo as detailed as a D800e but it seems to. These are handheld panos shot at ISO 400 and they are huge (but don't look it on Facebook) and the quality is there. I've never used a camera that is so easy to focus as this one, great for my aging eyes. And its tiny, amazingly small, so small nobody even looked twice at it or said anything like "are you a pro? that's a huge camera." which I get a lot with my Nikons and Canons. ‪#‎stealthpro‬

Oceanside Pier Sony A7r
Walking around Oceanside Pier with a new Sony a7r, hard to believe this thing produces a photo as detailed as a D800e but it seems to. These are handheld panos shot at ISO 400 and they are huge (but don't look it on Facebook) and the quality is there. I've never used a camera that is so easy to focus as this one, great for my aging eyes. And its tiny, amazingly small, so small nobody even looked twice at it or said anything like "are you a pro? that's a huge camera." which I get a lot with my Nikons and Canons. ‪#‎stealthpro‬___

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2014-03-21 05:47:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+David Ryan Taylor , thanks for pointing this out. I'm thrilled to published in your company as well as with friends +Patrick Endres and +Ron Niebrugge !

Always great to see some of my favorite photogs featured in Alaska Magazine.
Congrats to +Phillip Colla, +Patrick Endres , and +Ron Niebrugge. Great selection of images from the Kenai Peninsula article. ___+David Ryan Taylor , thanks for pointing this out. I'm thrilled to published in your company as well as with friends +Patrick Endres and +Ron Niebrugge !

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2014-03-20 13:42:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

San Diego City Skyline Panorama
Here is another recent panoramic photo of San Diego, photographed on a beautiful spring afternoon. This one spans nearly the entire width of the bay, and includes the yacht marinas of Shelter Island in the foreground. I photographed this with a top quality 300mm f/2.8 lens and high resolution camera, and the resulting detail seen in the buildings is outstanding. The final panorama was composed from nine source images, and the resulting image will print 3′ tall by 12′ long with no interpolation necessary. If you like this, please check out more of my panoramic photographs (http://www.oceanlight.com/panorama_photos.html) , or see more photos of San Diego (http://www.oceanlight.com/san_diego_photos.html). Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #panoramaphotography   #cityscape  

San Diego City Skyline Panorama
Here is another recent panoramic photo of San Diego, photographed on a beautiful spring afternoon. This one spans nearly the entire width of the bay, and includes the yacht marinas of Shelter Island in the foreground. I photographed this with a top quality 300mm f/2.8 lens and high resolution camera, and the resulting detail seen in the buildings is outstanding. The final panorama was composed from nine source images, and the resulting image will print 3′ tall by 12′ long with no interpolation necessary. If you like this, please check out more of my panoramic photographs (http://www.oceanlight.com/panorama_photos.html) , or see more photos of San Diego (http://www.oceanlight.com/san_diego_photos.html). Cheers and thanks for looking!
#sandiego   #sandiegophotography   #panoramaphotography   #cityscape  ___

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2014-03-19 15:19:51 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Full Moon Rising over San Diego #1
A new photograph of the full moon, rising at dusk over a view of downtown San Diego and its beautiful harbor front and city skyline, viewed from Point Loma, California.  I have recently made a nice series of new images of the San Diego city skyline, harbor and rising full moon, including several very large, high resolution panoramas, so watch for them to be posted in the coming few days.  If you like this, please check out more of my San Diego photos: http://www.oceanlight.com/san_diego_photos.html.  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#fullmoonphotography  #fullmoon #sandiego

Full Moon Rising over San Diego #1
A new photograph of the full moon, rising at dusk over a view of downtown San Diego and its beautiful harbor front and city skyline, viewed from Point Loma, California.  I have recently made a nice series of new images of the San Diego city skyline, harbor and rising full moon, including several very large, high resolution panoramas, so watch for them to be posted in the coming few days.  If you like this, please check out more of my San Diego photos: http://www.oceanlight.com/san_diego_photos.html.  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#fullmoonphotography  #fullmoon #sandiego___

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2014-03-18 16:19:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A new photograph of the full moon, rising at dusk over a view of downtown San Diego and its beautiful harbor front and city skyline, viewed from Point Loma, California.  Cheers and thanks for looking!

A new photograph of the full moon, rising at dusk over a view of downtown San Diego and its beautiful harbor front and city skyline, viewed from Point Loma, California.  Cheers and thanks for looking!___

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2014-03-14 15:46:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I recently sold a beautiful 60″ print of “Dawn at the Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego” for display in a client’s home. I’ve had images presented in quite a few print publications, museums, aquariums, etc. but the most rewarding sale is to a client who wishes to include my photography in their home since it means the image has the same sort of impact on my client that it does on me. I have not kept count but I know that I’ve had at least a few dozen print requests over the years for images of places where couples have become engaged. Each one of my images has an emotional significance for me — I can usually remember the moment I pressed the shutter release for each of my photos as well as the people I was with at the time, even for photographs made underwater 20+ years ago — and I feel successful if my image also has a similar gravity for its viewer. The Ocean Beach Pier is one of my favoritepiers, with a st... more »

I recently sold a beautiful 60″ print of “Dawn at the Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego” for display in a client’s home. I’ve had images presented in quite a few print publications, museums, aquariums, etc. but the most rewarding sale is to a client who wishes to include my photography in their home since it means the image has the same sort of impact on my client that it does on me. I have not kept count but I know that I’ve had at least a few dozen print requests over the years for images of places where couples have become engaged. Each one of my images has an emotional significance for me — I can usually remember the moment I pressed the shutter release for each of my photos as well as the people I was with at the time, even for photographs made underwater 20+ years ago — and I feel successful if my image also has a similar gravity for its viewer. The Ocean Beach Pier is one of my favorite piers, with a stark structure and clean geometrical lines. Here are a few images of the Ocean Beach Pier shot within the last few years, all available as large prints should you be interested. Cheers and thanks for looking!___

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2014-03-12 15:24:34 (22 comments, 25 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, Utah
Arches National Park, Utah. More on my blog: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/landscape-arch-and-milky-way-at-night-arches-national-park-utah/  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#astrophotography   #nightphotography  #landscapephotography      #milkywayphotography

Landscape Arch and Milky Way, Utah
Arches National Park, Utah. More on my blog: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/landscape-arch-and-milky-way-at-night-arches-national-park-utah/  Cheers and thanks for looking!

#astrophotography   #nightphotography  #landscapephotography      #milkywayphotography___

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2014-02-27 00:19:11 (11 comments, 11 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

Milky Way over Sky Rock Petroglyphs

Milky Way over Sky Rock, Volcanic Tablelands, Bishop, California. In spite of having made this image several years ago, I’ve never shared any images from that evening’s photographic efforts. I have made many visits to the Volcanic Tablelands, at all times of day, to explore the rocks, admire the vistas over the Owens River, and photograph one of the finest petroglyph panels in the world. In this composition, I waited for a specific date when the Milky Way could be effectively photographed above the petroglyphs with Mount Tom and the Sierra Nevada range aligned in the distance. It was a very cold evening, I wore all the clothes I had on hand, but after several hours of trying different compositions I managed several images I am very happy with. Sky Rock is a magical place at night, with ancient light emanating from stars many hundreds and thousands oflig... more »

Milky Way over Sky Rock Petroglyphs

Milky Way over Sky Rock, Volcanic Tablelands, Bishop, California. In spite of having made this image several years ago, I’ve never shared any images from that evening’s photographic efforts. I have made many visits to the Volcanic Tablelands, at all times of day, to explore the rocks, admire the vistas over the Owens River, and photograph one of the finest petroglyph panels in the world. In this composition, I waited for a specific date when the Milky Way could be effectively photographed above the petroglyphs with Mount Tom and the Sierra Nevada range aligned in the distance. It was a very cold evening, I wore all the clothes I had on hand, but after several hours of trying different compositions I managed several images I am very happy with. Sky Rock is a magical place at night, with ancient light emanating from stars many hundreds and thousands of light years away cascading down upon these special, old and impressive engravings.  It is just the type of place I enjoy photographing at night, with no other people around, no photo workshop groups, no RVs, no automobile sounds -- nothing. Solitude.  I have also photographed these petroglyphs under a full moon as well as under pastel dawn skies, as well as a massive panorama of this location that I will be sharing soon. Cheers and thanks for looking!  Write up on my blog: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/milky-way-sky-rock-petroglyphs-and-sierra-nevada/

#astrophotography   #nightphotography  #landscapephotography      #milkywayphotography___

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2014-02-22 00:48:52 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Muffin-Top Rocks, White Pocket, AZ

Muffin-Top Rocks, White Pocket, AZ___

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