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Charles Lupica has been at 11 events

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Landscape Photography Show14,410Full edited version of the +Landscape Photography Show  Episode #23 Monochrome PHotography  http://youtu.be/pff_XBP4big  The link in the event had to be deleted because of technical difficulties.NOTE OUR NEW TIME* The time shown on the event is the time the show will commence in your time zone.  In the USA the time changed to 9:00 EST,  8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:00 PSTCome and learn about shooting great monochrome images with tips and special techniques from +Charles LupicaInternationally published fine art, stock image, and independent photographer living in Neuchâtel Switzerland.  Charles is active in curating  Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome.He founded 3 photography communities on G+52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only)Sacred Sunday Black and White PhotographyCome and share in the event your Monochrome photos ONLY please!   If you used some special techniques please explain in the comment below the photo!  SHOW STARTER  Each panel member will select a "Show Starter" photo from the monochrome gallery posted on this event which starts the show!  We love seeing all your beautiful work!  Please circle +Landscape Photography Show   so we can comment on your posts!  Thank you!  A Monochrome Photography circle will be created from the participants checking "yes" or "maybe" to the event and shared. Landscape Photography Show Episode #23 Monochrome Event2013-11-20 03:00:00278 
Lotus Carroll1,770,009This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win.Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.TutorialNeed some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEfPrizes1 Year of +SmugMug Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features+Capturing Couture Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.comPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community.At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)Please Remember These Rules:Enter Only Your Own Work*Enter Only ONE Photo*Only SELF PORTRAITS*Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013*Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months*Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact*Circle Our Prize Sponsors*No Trickery or Spamming*We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct*Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules November Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00191 
Michael Muraz27,156Discover some of Europe's finest photographers with your co-hosts +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz.In this next episode of the European Photo Show, we will be welcoming +Anthony Owen-Jones, +Baldur McQueen, +Charles Lupica to talk about Black and White photography. We'll discuss their work, their favorite locations, their inspiration and much more!The European Photo Show is an online live video show that you can watch on Google+. If you miss it, you can catch the recording later on Youtube.Please share the event and invite people.European Photo Show #72013-09-05 20:00:0079 
Evelin J.19,657Wir treffen uns um 09:00 Uhr bei der Talstation Ebenalp in Wasserauen. Fahren mit der Luftseilbahn hoch und werden auf der Ebenalp den herrlichen Alpstein fotografieren.Anschliessend begeben wir uns auf den Weg zur Bärenhöhle, besichtigen das Emeritenhaus & Wildkirchli. Beim Bergrestaurant Äscher werden wir uns mit einem feinen Mittagessen verwöhnen lassen und anschliessend machen wir uns auf den Weg zum Seealpsee zum Schluss führt unsere Wanderung über die Alp Hütten nach Wasserauen.Wer von weit her anreist und in Appenzell oder Umgebung übernachtet:Wenn man ab 3 Nächte ein Zimmer bucht, erhält ihr vom Gastgeber eine Tourismuskarte. Da sind die Eintritte ins Museum, Hallenbad,Schaukäserei gratis.Ebenfalls sind die Bergbahnen inbegriffen. Wer bei einem Hotel bucht sind bei der Tourismuskarte ebenfalls die Zugfahrten im Appenzellerland gratis.Ich freue mich auf euchEvelinAlpstein Fotowalk Ebenalp - Wildkirchli - Seealpsee2013-07-27 09:00:0023 
Benjamin Cortis150,843Photo Competition February 2013Status: submissionThread:SelfsI want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs.The images can be submitted the next 2x24 hours.Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly 5 days.The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture.In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public.Rules:Please note the current topic.Everyone can submit only one picture.Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures.If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqincLet´s have fun and Helau ;)-Fotowettbewerb Februar 2013Status: EinreichungThema:SelbstbildnisIch will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat.Die Bilder können in den nächsten 2x24 Stunden eingereicht werden.Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau 5 Tagen beginnt.Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben.In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden.Regeln:Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.Jeder kann maximal ein Bild einreichen.Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder.Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqincViel Spaß und Helau ;)#foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   Photo Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00249 
Benjamin Cortis150,843Photo Competition December 2012 specialStatus: finishedThread:EuropeWhat do you associate with Europe? How would you present Europe? What are typical impressions of Europe?The images can be submitted the next 2x24 hours.Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly 6 days.The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture.In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public.This time the Top 5 are also able to count on a little surprise from +Pixum  ;)Top 1: Gallery PrintTop 2: PhotobookTop 3-5: Calender 2013Rules:Please note the current topic. EuropeEveryone can submit only one picture by uploading a picture directly to the event.Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures.But what is so special in this competition?For this december competition only people who also have a residence in Europe can join and win. YES win :) So the best work can look forward to a little surprise ;)Because of the creative theme, I have set the duration of the submission to 2 days.If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c2amnlt8a8gir8mas3pjn1npd20Let´s have fun....and do not forget that you have to live in europe ;)-Fotowettbewerb Dezember 2012 SpezialStatus: beendetThema:EuropaWas verbindet ihr mit Europa? Wie würdet ihr Europa präsentieren? Was sind typische Eindrücke Europas?Die Bilder können in den nächsten 2x24 Stunden eingereicht werden.Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau 6 Tagen beginnt.Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben.In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden.Diesmal werden die Top 5 ebenfalls mit einer kleinen Überraschung von +Pixum  rechnen können ;)Top 1: Gallery PrintTop 2: FotobuchTop 3-5: Kalender 2013Regeln:Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.EuropaJeder kann maximal ein Bild einreichen, indem man ein Bild direkt in das Event hochlädt.Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder.Was ist aber Spezial an diesem Wettbewerb?Bei diesem Dezember-Wettbewerb können nur Leute, die auch einen Wohnsitz in Europa haben teilnehmen und gewinnen. JA, gewinnen :) Also die besten Arbeiten dürfen sich über eiPhoto Competition - December 2012 SPECIAL2012-12-05 11:00:00305 
Benjamin Cortis150,843Photo Competition November 2012Status: closedThread:AnimalsSmall animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals.The images can be submitted the next 24 hours.Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly 6 days.The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture.In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public.Rules:Please note the current topic.Everyone can submit only one picture.Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures.If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anmsLet´s have fun....---------------------------------Fotowettbewerb November 2012Status: beendetThema:TiereKleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat.Die Bilder können in den nächsten 24 Stunden eingereicht werden.Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau 6 Tagen beginnt.Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben.In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden.Regeln:Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.Jeder kann maximal ein Bild einreichen.Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder.Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anmsViel Spaß#foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event Photo Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00340 
European Photo144,825Come join +European Photo  #EuropeanPhoto  and +Charles Lupica +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Manuel Votta +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter for our first event. Please tag your images with #EuropeanAutumn  and #EuropeanPhotography  - no other tag is needed but you can mention one or more curators if you like.This event is for sharing images that say "autumn in Europe" or "Autumn festival".  In Europe many of the biggest festivals of the year take place in September, October, and Novemeber.  In September and October there are many "harvest festivals" such as the Fete des Vendanges in Neuchatel Switzerlland or perhaps you went to the Octoberfest in Germany?  Both Europa Parc and Disneyland Paris put on extensive Halloween themes.  So this weekend, Friday to Sunday, pleass join our event and share with us your images of autumn in Europe.  We would especially like to see images that show autumn in classic European cites or landscapes, like this image of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, Switzerland.Image credit: +Charles Lupica © All rights reserved.European Color and Festivals2012-10-26 00:00:00372 
Carra Riley46,626Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too!Google+ friends sponsoring this event +miri dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA+Peace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00622 
Benjamin Cortis150,843Photo Competition September 2012Status: finishedThread:LandscapesThe images can be submitted the next 24 hours.Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly 6 days.The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture.In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public.Rules:Please note the current topic.Everyone can submit only one picture.Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures.If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20Let´s have fun....-Fotowettbewerb September 2012Status: beendetThema:LandschaftenDie Bilder können in den nächsten 24 Stunden eingereicht werden.Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau 6 Tagen beginnt.Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben.In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden.Regeln:Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.Jeder kann maximal ein Bild einreichen.Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder.Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20Viel Spaß#foto #photo #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionseptember  Photo Competition - September 20122012-09-05 10:00:00947 
Victor Bezrukov1,672,153 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee )don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00141 

Charles Lupica has been shared in 1,318 public circles

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Petra Saherl26,740This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you. #circle   #circleshare   #interestingpeople   #sharecircle  2015-01-29 18:04:26499222
Andreas Levi59,964Some of my awesome inspirators, supporters and friendsHere are some of fantastic peoples which I met on G+ and in real life, for instance on some photo walks and photo tours.You can find in this circle not only great photographers, of which I get a lot of ideas for my work, you find here many interesting nice guys (and ladies) with different interest, all very active, and - for me the most important part - all very kind peoples. With this circle I like to say a big thank you. Thanks for all your inspirations and for your kind comments, feedbacks, conversations, critiques and much more.A little note: I'm not in this circle, but if you get a notification, then you are inside^^ If you like, feel free to share this circle. Have a great day! #thankyou  2015-01-28 15:25:424700519
Robert Connor30,306This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #razil #goiania #ilheus #londrina #manaus #natal #avegantes #porto_algere #porto_seguro #porto_velho #recife #rio_de_janeiro #salvador #sao_paulo #teresina #itoria #chile #chile #santiago #colombia #colombia #bogota #colombia #cali #colombia #medellin #ecuador #ecuador #guayaquil #ecuador #quito #guyana #guyana #georgetown #paraguay 2015-01-28 06:57:55494666
Good Song Tex0Get All These People By Following Them!!!!#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircleday  2015-01-27 13:17:50102000
Sergej Heck885Top Engagers No. 10, you are the best! Thank you!Lucrative Internet Business www.business-ibutler.comДоходный Интернет-бизнес www.business-ibutler.comLukratives Internet Business www.business-ibutler.com#circleshare   #circle   #geteiltekreise   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги 2015-01-27 09:09:59498000
Ercan Çakir5,538Elite Team AG Friends Circle 499Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*******************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*********************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-26 05:39:33499000
Wedding Bands0Circle of Love #circle #circleshare #circlesharing  2015-01-24 22:28:16391000
Howard Salmon14,943The Quintessential Collection Circle             January 23rd Edition    This is a Circle of people who have commented on or shared my photos and been generally supportive of my photography during the past month.  Please add these great engagers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who continue to support my work will be added to my next "Quintessential Collection Circle", simple as that.  Thank you for your support.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger   #blog  2015-01-23 21:47:353886317
BestTopPhotographer11,076S H A R E  Q U A L I T Y  P H O T O G R A P H Y   S H A R EThis is the updated circle of current active BTP members to enrich your stream with the best photo(grapher)s on google.Please ADD and SHAREIf you wish to join take a look here:http://www.besttopphotographer.com/join/request.shtml2015-01-23 19:11:391669711
Petra Saherl25,976Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+ #circle   #circleshare  2015-01-22 22:03:344988912
Kherlakyan Hanan3,412HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-21 23:41:56479000
James Honzik29,199Sharers Meta-circle X:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version X. Leaner,  better, faster, wilder.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented. (especially those who told me my last share could not be shared, sorry.)Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.Some of my best work is now up for sale on http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/james-honzik.htmlThanks, everybody.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   2015-01-21 20:33:27471704
Circles and Photography36,093Builders 10   1.21.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle 2015-01-21 09:00:34419020
IRAQI PRO GAMER111. Make sure you have added me to your circle.2. Plus comment and share this post in public thanx.# IRAQI PRO GAMER 2015-01-21 08:43:50500000
John Cleese10,588Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-21 07:04:51440013
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Gökhan Daştan1,245  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle   #socialmedia #friday#circle#Facebook#circle2015-01-19 12:16:16406001
Интернет магазин одежды и обуви0Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2015-01-19 00:24:44237000
Gailen Mapes75,423Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L - 18 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-18 11:45:4166111
James Honzik29,009Sharers Meta-circle IX:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version IX, Leaner,  better, faster, wilder.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.I am also selling prints of my best work on Fine Art America http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/james-honzik.html so if you are interested, take a look.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare    #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers     #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup    #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle     #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   2015-01-17 17:34:20471000
Joseph Sukhbir1,267My photo inspiration Circle2015-01-17 07:54:57500000
Simon Weiner2,194Quality People Circle 202015-01-17 06:39:28497000
Petra Saherl25,460This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.2015-01-15 17:14:45497181819
Hichem Ferchichi0#CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #SharedPublicCircles #ADD #SocialMedia #Google #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google + #ShareCircle #Engagers #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #PublicSharedCircles #Friends #SharingCircles #Shared2015-01-13 19:16:54464558
AyJay Schibig83,736AWESOME CIRCLE 1.12.15 by  +AyJay Schibig My 1st circle share of 2015!  Please ReShare.Some  Awesome people  in this new Edition!  Add them to enhance your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  2015-01-13 05:02:54485494865
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche14,518┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v20  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v20 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-01-12 14:13:3449911813
Plus your Circles0A Circle of Photographers (FineArt & B/W)Your re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.2015-01-11 14:21:13301000
Nitro Tech Boy5Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-10 01:41:02102000
Nitro Tech Boy5Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-10 01:39:54101000
Mamy Shimomatsu1,467#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  Share this circle to PUBLICNew Share Circle.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus 2015-01-09 17:03:21438001
Priya Sharma946This is a circle to say thank you. Thank you to all of you who commented or shared my work. You all are awesome and make Google Plus such a nice place to share my pictures.If you would like to be a part of my Most Engaged Circle you mustn't plus this post, comment it or share it (but you can) To be a part of the next circle you just have to interact with me by commenting or sharing my work. Not more ;-)my blog : http://kids-pic-beauty.blogspot.in@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~2015-01-09 14:21:21461252
Kherlakyan Hanan2,725HERE'S VERSION 89 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/7/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 21:32:25478648
John Cleese9,799Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:184945711
Benjamin Davis4,235 This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2015-01-08 10:49:180101118
Ludovic Moreeuw105,964VIIP Circle Very Important International People. You know ;-)b&w : http://www.moreeuw.com/photographies/photographies-noir-et-blanc.htm2015-01-05 19:32:38271178131190
Fredrik Blanke10,521This is my 2015 VIP Super Circle of active people on Google+ ! These amazing people are very active on Google+ and share great content with the world. :)I can easily recommend that you add and share this circle!Feel that you should be included in this circle? ➤ 1. Add the circle➤ 2. Share the circle➤ 3. Plus one the circle ➤ 4. Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare   #cirlces   #circlesharing   #followers   #addcircle   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #googleplus   #googlecircleshare   #topcircleshare   #bestcircle  2015-01-04 13:51:08497000
Monochrome World10,709December 2014 ContributorsHope you are still celebrating the New Year and taking a lot of shots of your favorite subjects. Here's the December 2014 Contributors Circle. Thank you so much for all your wonderful contributions that are so inspiring and unique.To be in this circle please:1- Contribute regularly at least once a month2- Have added our page to your circlesPlease be sure to tag your posts with both, +Monochrome World and #monochomeworld  so we can find your work.Thank you for your re-share of this post.+Circles Circles Circles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  2015-01-03 17:17:462577035100
Valentines Day0Circle Share of Valentine's day 2015V1To be added in the next share simply add meand  then,1) +1 this post!2)Share this circle in your stream3)Leave a comment behind after you have done the above!4)Add this circle by clicking add people tab!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles2015-01-02 09:51:43483000
George Clark13,311Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:*1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.*Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2015-01-02 06:23:12482213
Hey Manders0#circle #circleshare #circlesharing  2015-01-01 22:08:56277000
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:39195114
Ikoupi1,158Happy New Year Circle - My last #sharedcircle  of the year.Hi folks, this is my last circle of the year. Wish you all to have a nice and amazing 2015 year on G+ and real life , a healthy year and lot of money and love !If you would like to be included in my next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.See ya all in 2015*****************http://www.ikoupi.com/*****************#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ikoupicircles  2014-12-31 18:10:025018613
Joseph Sukhbir1,193My Photos Circle2014-12-31 10:25:54304000
Ludovic Moreeuw104,911VIIP Circle Very Important International PeopleThe One & Only - You know ;-)beautiful photos  : http://www.moreeuw.com/photographies/2014-12-29 18:20:52271271830
Salazar0A Circle of active people to share 2014-12-28 20:14:30469003
Brad Thompson21,980Journalists & Authors Shared CircleShare to the world. #BTSharedCircle  2014-12-27 04:03:15371000
Jayant Khoshiya15,988+Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2014-12-25 12:46:17470003
Rian Sigap5,888Hi friend, i just find friend in here, i want more friend for sharing and more, please help me to growth here :)??????????????????????????HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE??????????????????????????Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Tags#CircleShare#CircleSharing#CircleOfTheDay#Share#Shared#SharedCircles#Engagers#SocialMedia#ShareCircle#ADD#EngagersCircle#Google#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Marketing#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing#Blogging#Friends#ShareCircles#sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #shared2014-12-25 10:21:154697615
Ryan Johnson21,641This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Bahrain #Bangladesh #Barbados #Belarus #Belgium #Belize #Benin #Bermuda #Bhutan #Bolivia #BonaireSintEustatius #BosniaAndHerzegovina #Botswana #BouvetIsland #Brazil #BritishIndianOceanTerritory #BruneiDarussalam #Bulgaria #Burkina #Faso #Burundi #Cambodia #Cameroon #Canada #Chad #Chile #China #Colombia #Comoros #Congo #CookIslands #CostaRica #Croatia #Cuba #Curaçao #Cyprus #CzechRepublic 2014-12-25 07:46:27491353786
Howard Salmon13,874The Quintessential Collection Circle         The Christmas Edition!    This is a Circle of people who have commented on or shared my photos and been generally supportive of my photography during the past month.  Please add these great engagers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who continue to support my work will be added to my next "Quintessential Collection Circle", simple as that.  Thank you for your support.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger   #blog  2014-12-24 21:01:53308705

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2014-06-27 17:39:05 (92 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

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

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2014-06-27 17:39:05 (92 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 25 reshares, 281 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

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

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


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
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2015-01-26 17:36:58 (51 comments, 14 reshares, 240 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-23 15:18:59 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

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

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

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

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

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

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

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

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

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

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

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

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

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

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™___

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2015-01-22 02:17:13 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: 12th man

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

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

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

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

Bellevue: 12th man

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-15 20:44:21 (47 comments, 6 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

Bellevue Rising




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

Bellevue Rising




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

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2015-01-09 19:08:03 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Last chance to join the 2015 256 Shades of Gray private learning community (256SOG), an extensive assignment based workshop to help you improve your photography and your Black and White processing skills. 

+Scott Thomas and +Charles Lupica  co-presenters, would like to announce the 2015 edition of 256SOG™.  There will be a $50 membership fee for 256 Shades Of Gray™ 2015, payable through PayPal.  The 2015 session of 256SOG is open and we'll be in full steam by the end of the month.  There will be a grace period until the end of January. After that, only paid members will be included in the workshop. The 2015 edition of 256SOG will be limited to 50.  

If you're interested in joining 256SOG 2015 at a cost of $50, please sign up below or sign up on the announcement on the +256 Shades of Gray page, http://goo.gl/IrXHZY  . Paid members will receive an "archive"copy of the ... more »

Last chance to join the 2015 256 Shades of Gray private learning community (256SOG), an extensive assignment based workshop to help you improve your photography and your Black and White processing skills. 

+Scott Thomas and +Charles Lupica  co-presenters, would like to announce the 2015 edition of 256SOG™.  There will be a $50 membership fee for 256 Shades Of Gray™ 2015, payable through PayPal.  The 2015 session of 256SOG is open and we'll be in full steam by the end of the month.  There will be a grace period until the end of January. After that, only paid members will be included in the workshop. The 2015 edition of 256SOG will be limited to 50.  

If you're interested in joining 256SOG 2015 at a cost of $50, please sign up below or sign up on the announcement on the +256 Shades of Gray page, http://goo.gl/IrXHZY  . Paid members will receive an "archive" copy of the 2014 SOG assignments.  

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Tentative 2015 256 Shades of Gray topics. 

It is strongly recommended that people signing up have the Adobe photographer subscription and NIK software collection.

The tentative schedule of topics is shown below.  This is an evolving schedule.  Some of the topics will be combined with other topics, some may be removed and others added as we refine the syllabus.

Group 1: Vision, Gestalt perception and Intent
• Vision vs Intent
• Gestalt Perception
• Shooting with intent
• Visualization and Learning to see in B&W
• Learning to see the world around us
 - macro
 - low angle perspective
 - using a card frame to previsualize the image
• Recap with series assignment

Group 2: Art by Design
• Composition
 - Leading lines
 - Natural Framing
 - Alternative  cropping
 - Deliberate Blur (Shutter speed)
 - Deliberate tilt
 - DOF (aperture )
 - Color as an element of composition
• How light affects the feeling of an image
 - impact of the direction of the light
 - blue hour, golden hour, mid-day sun
• Recap with series assignment

Group 3: Refining your vision in post processing
• The Digital Zone System
• Using masks to work with zones 
• Low key / On - Black
• High key / On - White
• Silhouettes  / Shadows / Backlighting
• Portraits 
 - how light impacts the feeling of portraits
 - Low Key / High Key portraits
 - Selfie / people
 - Pets / animals
• Recap with series assignment

Group 4: 
• Still Life
 - Plants / flowers
 - Fruits and Vegetables
• Decay
 - Urban
 - Rural
 - forest
• Architecture (might include Long exposure)
• Techniques
 - High pass filter
 - Dragan Effect
 - Orton Effect
• Recap with series assignment

Group 4: Selected Topics
- Long Exposure
- Cityscapes / landscapes
- Chiaroscuro

Finale:
• Recap with series assignment___

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2014-12-26 01:12:10 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


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

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


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

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2014-12-11 18:15:25 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


#cwlupicaphotography   #NationalParks   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark   #wyoming  

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

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2014-12-11 01:58:26 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

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

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

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

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-12-10 00:20:27 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-12-09 06:27:13 (38 comments, 9 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

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

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

When post yourresp... more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 25 reshares, 281 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

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

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


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

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

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

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


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

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

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

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2014-12-03 18:50:36 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark  ___

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2014-12-02 01:09:47 (38 comments, 11 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

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


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

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

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


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

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

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

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark  +National Parks 
#nationalparkphotography  ___

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2014-11-26 18:43:26 (45 comments, 8 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-06 18:04:19 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-31 20:12:29 (64 comments, 15 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-30 02:38:55 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Here's a seasonal offering.


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

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

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

Here's a seasonal offering.


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

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

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

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2014-10-16 17:49:32 (36 comments, 8 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2014-10-12 21:27:03 (32 comments, 13 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-10-02 19:17:46 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

#cwlupicaphotography   #switzerland  ___

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2014-09-29 05:59:55 (60 comments, 1 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-10 20:31:13 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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2014-09-02 21:50:28 (36 comments, 10 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-08-30 18:57:01 (46 comments, 17 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo ManiaUSA ... more »

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

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

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

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

#CWLupicaPhotography #NationalPark   #nationalparkphotography   #nationalparksmonday  ___

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2014-08-07 16:58:24 (52 comments, 15 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

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







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

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







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

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2014-08-04 18:00:20 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

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

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

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

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

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday

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

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

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

Seascapes
Mora Beach sea stacks; Olympic National Park, Washington

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

Seascapes
Mora Beach sea stacks; Olympic National Park, Washington

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

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

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

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

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

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

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

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

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

Sol Duc waterfall in Olympic National Park. 

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

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

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

Sol Duc waterfall in Olympic National Park. 

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

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

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

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2014-07-21 18:19:26 (26 comments, 10 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#PhotoManiaSchweiz curated by +Günter Schurr +Photo Mania Schweiz

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

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

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

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


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

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

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

16mm long exposure of 30 seconds @ f/7.1

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

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

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

16mm long exposure of 30 seconds @ f/7.1

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-06-30 23:11:02 (31 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

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

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

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

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

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

2014-06-27 17:39:05 (92 comments, 52 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the wings of an angel





#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the wings of an angel





#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

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

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

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

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2014-06-11 19:09:24 (51 comments, 19 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Essence of a Rose II

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





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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

Essence of a Rose II

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





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

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

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla

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

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh

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

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

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

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2014-06-09 00:56:26 (54 comments, 16 reshares, 264 +1s)Open 

The essence of a rose
From my essence series

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

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

The essence of a rose
From my essence series

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

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


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2014-06-06 16:45:37 (39 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

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

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

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


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

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

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


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#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
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2014-05-28 17:28:16 (52 comments, 18 reshares, 187 +1s)Open 

Iris on a black background

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

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

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#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and+She... more »

Iris on a black background

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

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

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#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
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2014-05-26 18:30:07 (71 comments, 9 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Somewhere over the rainbow
Wild Iris on black


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

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

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

#onblackbackground   #cwlupicaphotography  
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (BestTop Phot... more »

Somewhere over the rainbow
Wild Iris on black


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

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

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

#onblackbackground   #cwlupicaphotography  
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
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#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
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2014-05-22 05:09:02 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

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

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




#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley
#beethursday +Bee Thursday curated by +Dorothy Pugh
#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +* and +Sherry McBriar
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
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2014-05-20 04:57:42 (55 comments, 13 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Contemplation

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

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

Contemplation

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

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




#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
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#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
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#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
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2014-05-19 06:43:20 (46 comments, 8 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

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






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#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by... more »

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






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#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
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2014-05-12 05:28:50 (74 comments, 13 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Au clair de la Lune

In case you're wondering, a little Photoshop magic using the flood fill preset from Flaming Pear software. 



+Kari Johnson, I know you plus a lot of my work so this one's for you. 

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#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores... more »

Au clair de la Lune

In case you're wondering, a little Photoshop magic using the flood fill preset from Flaming Pear software. 



+Kari Johnson, I know you plus a lot of my work so this one's for you. 

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#textureblendphotography +Texture Blend Photography curated by +Gemma Costa
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#whateverwednesday +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing/posts
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#fotoshopfriday +Fotoshop Friday curated by +Alexis Coram and +Danielle Tunstall
#PhotoManipulationSaturday +Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers +Rick Leaf +k phelps +Carol Small +Astrid Bartels +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
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2014-05-09 18:14:26 (50 comments, 13 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Illusions




#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#PhotoManipulationSaturday +Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed... more »

Illusions




#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#PhotoManipulationSaturday +Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli___

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2014-05-08 18:36:56 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

A fleeting moment
Shadow dancers





#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +FloralFriday
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  
+Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro +Janet Clark+Magnus Ericson +Rinus Bakker 
#BTPFlowerPro +BTP Flower Pro +Nicole Gruber+Rinus Bakker 
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFridaycurat... more »

A fleeting moment
Shadow dancers





#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +FloralFriday
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#LilyMonday +Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  
+Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro +Janet Clark+Magnus Ericson +Rinus Bakker 
#BTPFlowerPro +BTP Flower Pro +Nicole Gruber+Rinus Bakker 
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Mark O'Callaghan and +Walter Soestbergen 
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli___

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2014-05-08 05:53:53 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Shadow Dancers









#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Mark O'Callaghan and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Bargemore »

Shadow Dancers









#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Mark O'Callaghan and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker___

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2014-05-06 06:49:15 (40 comments, 12 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

Ghost Dancers



#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by... more »

Ghost Dancers



#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek___

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2014-05-02 14:15:11 (35 comments, 8 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Blossom on black 






I went for a walk the other day and saw this bloom on a tree in the woods. I'm not up on my tree identification so I'm not sure what this is.

I have set of reflectors that I sometimes take with me when I go out for a walk. The case for the reflectors is black.  I also carry along a set of spring loaded A-clamps.  For this picture, I clamped the reflector case to the branches behind the bloom. The camera was on my tripod and I used a remote shutter release to minimise camera movement. 


#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#chiaroscurotuesday +Chiaroscuro Tuesday curated by +Mark Forman and +Anthony Pond
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by+Car... more »

Blossom on black 






I went for a walk the other day and saw this bloom on a tree in the woods. I'm not up on my tree identification so I'm not sure what this is.

I have set of reflectors that I sometimes take with me when I go out for a walk. The case for the reflectors is black.  I also carry along a set of spring loaded A-clamps.  For this picture, I clamped the reflector case to the branches behind the bloom. The camera was on my tripod and I used a remote shutter release to minimise camera movement. 


#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#chiaroscurotuesday +Chiaroscuro Tuesday curated by +Mark Forman and +Anthony Pond
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Rinus Bakker and +Vishal Kumar
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Mark O'Callaghan and +Walter Soestbergen ___

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2014-05-01 16:22:27 (40 comments, 10 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Whispering water




I was out hiking with the family a few weeks back and I got them to stay in one place long enough to take a few long exposure images of this "waterfall". This is a small waterfall on the way to see Wallace Falls at Wallace Falls State Park in western Washington. 


#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman... more »

Whispering water




I was out hiking with the family a few weeks back and I got them to stay in one place long enough to take a few long exposure images of this "waterfall". This is a small waterfall on the way to see Wallace Falls at Wallace Falls State Park in western Washington. 


#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#waterfallwednesday  +Eric Leslie ___

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