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Doug Griffin has been at 6 events

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Lotus Carroll1,770,085This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with!Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.InspirationModerators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. Prizes$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com1 Year Awesome Account at +500px http://goo.gl/CCrBlS +Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0INPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and sJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00138 
Lotus Carroll1,770,085Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Dave Morrow and panelists +Alexis Coram, +Casey McCallister, +Jason Jakober, & +Jeff Moreau to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live.We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +Think Tank Photo, +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZDThat's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be pleThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00162 
Lotus Carroll1,770,085For those of you that accepted our challenge to start a 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project, here is the Event for January 2013 where you can enter your BEST photo from this month that you took as a part of that project. This remains open until 11:59 CST Jan 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month.What is a 365 / 52 Self Portrait Project? +Arthur Chang wrote a great Challenge Post here: http://goo.gl/Ow4tj(Please share all the photos you take for the 365 / 52 Project in our Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ selecting the appropriate Category from the Left Sidebar, but enter only your ONE best photo to this Event for judging.)At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose one photo as the winning photo. 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. :)The Winner's Loot:*Entry of the winning photo to the "Challenge Winners" Category on the left sidebar.*Choice of either a SLR Split Camera Strap http://goo.gl/RyzBG or MonsterPod Tripod http://goo.gl/Alv8q (each a $30 Value)*Google+ Swag Goodie Bag: stickers, sunglasses, & hardback journalPlease Remember:*Enter Only Your Own Work*Enter Only ONE Photo*Photo Must Be From your January 2013 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project*No Trickery or Spamming*Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantShow Us Your Best 365 / 52 Project Photo From January!2013-01-01 07:00:00215 
Trey Ratcliff8,048,533What's the latest with the CRAZY uptake in Google+ communities???  Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Jan Kabili +Ricardo Lagos +Gino Barasa and more to talk about everything that's been happening. In related news, we added a BEST Photo of 2012 to the 15,000+ strong Photo Community on G+ -- go add your photo here!! :  https://plus.google.com/communities/101451257802046158545/stream/52fc7706-413e-4c3c-8560-1d5420a102a8  Live On-Air Hangout - Show #61: Google+ Communities JamFest!2012-12-11 04:00:00362 
Trey Ratcliff8,048,533A great show! +Thomas Hawk +Gordon Laing +Scott Kublin and +Gino Barasa  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)...As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00349 
Jeff Smith61,232Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 2/12PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12.Theme: Bond, James Bond!I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by 007 and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme.Either way it should be fun. Props may come in handy here!__The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00181 

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Jan Havrda45,792It's my pleasure to introduce to you the:Interesting Photographers #circle 9th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles yet great in idea and realisation!This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2015-01-28 23:09:5148526930
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche16,303┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v24  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v24 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.ar               2015-01-27 13:12:26500212
Geri Linda Metterle13,603A circle including people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please re-share 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 #CirclingCircles   #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharingCircles   #PublicCircles   #ShareMyCircles   #CircleDistribution   #GooglePlusEngagementCircleShare   #HappySharing   #SocializeCircles   #CirclePlus   #CircleMagic   #CircleCount  2015-01-27 06:52:25482000
Colin Wilson16,270This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #Em. #United #Kingdom #United #States #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #Venezuela #Viet #Nam #Virgin #Islands #Wallis #& #Futuna #I. #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe new_zealand #auckland #australia #brisbane # #new_zealand #christchurch #algeria #algeria #algiers #angola #angola #luanda2015-01-27 05:24:24483002
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche15,206┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Friends v3  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Patagonian Friends v3 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.ar #Patagonia   #ruta33   #ruta5   #SantaRosa   #LaPampa   #TrenqueLauquen   #howardJohnson   #Bariloce  2015-01-20 12:53:15501556
Neil Bailey7,507If 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!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-01-12 10:19:17359151530
Jan Havrda39,829It's my pleasure to introduce to you theInteresting Photographers #circle 8th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles and great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-10-15 20:21:48476672193
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
Jan Havrda37,847Every day I watch a constant stream of freakingly great photographs. Here are the authors.Interesting Photographers #circle 7th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-08-06 18:28:13463502159
Harry Day2,841Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!RESHARE if you want to be includedTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-01 11:08:45438445
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
Jan Havrda36,146Interesting Photographers circle 6th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-06-26 16:58:484606624101
Chris Goldsmith4,303Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content 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 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-06-24 13:22:16493109
Harry Day2,588Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content 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 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #deal   #dx   #dealdxcom   #products   #cheap   #china   #freeshipping   #iphone 2014-06-24 13:10:494934116
Gailen Mapes65,179Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  G-I- 16 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-16 10:51:18161316
Gailen Mapes64,241Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  G-I - 16 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-16 10:56:59148725
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002
Jan Havrda32,260Interesting Photographers circle 5th editionHandpicked active quality photographers naturally distributed amongst the photography fields. Landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, b&w -- you name it. Photographers various in follower count, great in ideas and realisation.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  2014-04-30 07:19:124497929102
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated - 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Da -HoA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:39:57500211471
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306217
Gailen Mapes60,851Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  G-I - 16 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-03-16 11:21:54145407
Jan Havrda28,401Interesting Photographers circle 4th editionHandpicked active quality photographers naturally distributed amongst the photography fields. Landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, b&w -- you name it. Photographers various in follower count, great in ideas and realisation.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  2014-02-28 13:09:0743510642114
Gailen Mapes59,834Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-I  - 16 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Ma2014-02-16 11:30:27138707
Margaret Tompkins101,687>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!A while back, I had a wonderful discussion about circles with +Robin Griggs Wood and +Charles Lupica .  If you don't know them, then let me introduce you to two of the finest people here on G+!    Charles is a master of monochrome!!  Robin is a master of everything and a mentor to all of us!!  Did you know that she speaks seagull!!   I hope that both Robin and Charles will look you all over and give you a share!  There aren't many quality vetted circles shared on G+.  I'm proud to say that this is one of them!!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-16 03:26:0247725862164
Cristian Teodoridis2,240Here is my top engagers circle #1 (of 4). 2014-02-12 21:42:503557914
Marco Favero720Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #circle #socialmediamar2014-02-11 00:07:58479312
Margaret Tompkins101,197>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-10 15:33:4147822637127
Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001
Gailen Mapes58,260Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-I - 16 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Map2014-01-16 11:59:54131006
Jan Havrda22,513Interesting Photographers circle 3rd editionHandpicked active quality photographers naturally distributed amongst the photography fields. Landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, b&w -- you name it. Photographers various in follower count, great in ideas and realisation. #Circle   #Photographers  2013-12-20 15:16:13451901988
Georges Pauly14,521Thomas HawkShared publicly  -  30 Aug 2013 2500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-01 19:56:06482204
Thomas Hawk6,111,0232500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-08-30 13:49:174826527124
Gailen Mapes40,897Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles creat2013-08-22 10:28:28257204
Gailen Mapes39,041Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created 2013-08-08 10:43:21248618
AyJay Schibig24,27421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2) 8.7.13This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Please Add and Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.html+Circle Energy Shared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-08-07 23:00:35428291427
Gailen Mapes36,193Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by2013-07-22 10:37:262401817
AyJay Schibig22,13821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART I  7.14.13This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint    #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-07-15 05:27:5335212311
Gailen Mapes33,966Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-08 10:39:22242403
AyJay Schibig20,20621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART I  6.23.13This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-06-23 07:20:334438010
Gailen Mapes31,893Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-06-22 12:04:22251099
Gailen Mapes31,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircleNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-06-08 10:16:04255314
AyJay Schibig19,07021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday    #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles  #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople  #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint    #sharewithyou  #ShareYourCircle2013-06-02 08:38:00381609
Gailen Mapes30,368Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-22 10:35:40262102
Carl Spencer13721ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  Also see Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 23:43:17493517
AyJay Schibig18,21821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART I               Curated by  +AyJay Schibig This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see my other Curated Circles. All have unique members: 21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST Find links here ...  http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.html#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 20:46:464927110
Gailen Mapes29,675Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-08 10:33:27261224
Gailen Mapes27,620Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-22 10:35:512641119
Margaret Tompkins48,891>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Many are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2013-04-14 22:18:2334135071158
AyJay Schibig16,151DISCOVERY CIRCLE Curated by +AyJay Schibig This is a New  Edition of my Discovery Circle.  It has Active members who wish to be Discovered and are also looking for interesting G+ members themselves! Feel free to add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment below if you wish to be included in my next edition. Names and faces are unique across all my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in my circles below. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-09 21:17:093439412
Gailen Mapes25,999Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-08 17:12:29257219

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2014-12-27 17:08:50 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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- After years of using auto-exposure and being completely frustrated with the auto-focus on my lenses, I've finally just decided to go back to my roots and go back to the manual. Manual focus, manual speed.

I'm finding that having to take the time to actually focus the camera,  really makes me think about what I'm looking at.  And circumstances have forced me to stick with my 50mm prime lens until my zoom gets repaired.  

The best thing Kodak ever did for me (besides that first 110 camera) was to print the exposure settings on the inside of the box. I'm still using the camera meter for a baseline once in a while, but the f16 rule is still as accurate as it ever was.  Plus, now that all the settings are manual, I'm also forced to pay close attention to my depth of field.  

#bokeh   #manualfocus   #50mmprime   #night ... more »

Most reshares: 12

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2015-01-15 11:09:32 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

The Collector

A neighborhood bee out harvesting in the front yard.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #purple   #hibiscus   #pollen   #insect   #bug  

Most plusones: 157

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2015-01-15 11:09:32 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

The Collector

A neighborhood bee out harvesting in the front yard.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #purple   #hibiscus   #pollen   #insect   #bug  

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2015-02-01 21:03:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Promise

Sunset's fire on a winter's eve,
Barren and still, the hibiscus' stand watch over cold, hard ground,
Seedlings hold the promise of spring, and rebirth

#sunsunday  +Shauna Dominguez +Sun Sunday 
#hibiscus   #sunset   #winter   #flower   #poem   #roseofsharon  

Promise

Sunset's fire on a winter's eve,
Barren and still, the hibiscus' stand watch over cold, hard ground,
Seedlings hold the promise of spring, and rebirth

#sunsunday  +Shauna Dominguez +Sun Sunday 
#hibiscus   #sunset   #winter   #flower   #poem   #roseofsharon  ___

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2015-02-01 12:14:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

*If I need it sung, can you sing it loud?"

Peter Furler, Newsboys, Go Tour, 2007, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

#music   #singer   #peterfurler   #newsboys   #sunday   #worship  

*If I need it sung, can you sing it loud?"

Peter Furler, Newsboys, Go Tour, 2007, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

#music   #singer   #peterfurler   #newsboys   #sunday   #worship  ___

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2015-01-31 12:28:40 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I see you looking

#butterfly   #zinnia   #flower  

I see you looking

#butterfly   #zinnia   #flower  ___

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2015-01-30 11:18:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In Saint Joseph's Garden

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +FloralFriday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#hibiscus   #flower  

In Saint Joseph's Garden

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +FloralFriday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#hibiscus   #flower  ___

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2015-01-22 11:19:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thistle While You Work

Almost named this the buddy system.  I love puns.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #thistle   #purple   #insect   #bug  

Thistle While You Work

Almost named this the buddy system.  I love puns.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Robert Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #thistle   #purple   #insect   #bug  ___

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2015-01-18 10:19:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

#skysunday  +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Breakfast Club 
#landscapephotography  +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Toshi Nakamura +David Heath Williams +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Bill Wood +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show 
#sky   #clouds   #landscape   #toomanyhashtags  

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

#skysunday  +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Breakfast Club 
#landscapephotography  +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Toshi Nakamura +David Heath Williams +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Bill Wood +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show 
#sky   #clouds   #landscape   #toomanyhashtags  ___

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2015-01-17 12:40:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads

A Wisconsin summer sunrise.

#sunrisesaturday  +Josh Davis +Sunrise Saturday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#sunrise   #lake   #wisconsin   #reflection   #reflectionsonwater  

Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads

A Wisconsin summer sunrise.

#sunrisesaturday  +Josh Davis +Sunrise Saturday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#sunrise   #lake   #wisconsin   #reflection   #reflectionsonwater  ___

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2015-01-16 11:11:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Bug-eyed Barn Door

Caught this guy napping in the sun.

#buggyfriday   #dragonfly   #insect   #bug  

Bug-eyed Barn Door

Caught this guy napping in the sun.

#buggyfriday   #dragonfly   #insect   #bug  ___

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2015-01-15 11:09:32 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

The Collector

A neighborhood bee out harvesting in the front yard.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #purple   #hibiscus   #pollen   #insect   #bug  

The Collector

A neighborhood bee out harvesting in the front yard.

#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh +Bee Thursday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#bee   #flower   #purple   #hibiscus   #pollen   #insect   #bug  ___

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2015-01-11 17:56:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"How much do you want for it?"

I took this picture of my Uncle Bob behind the counter at Wilson Pawners Exchange, 1117 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, in 1980.  I was told he opened his resale shop about 1965, in what was then not so nice a neighborhood.  He always had a loaded 38 Special under the money drawer, and he liked to tell the story of how he used to keep a loaded rifle near the door and more than once had to pull it out. His favorite story to illustrate how bad things were, was to relate the time he saw someone stabbed right in front of the store, over a cigarette.   As to the neighborhood, by the time I took this picture it had mellowed (slightly), but you still wanted to be careful, especially after dark.  

He and the store have been gone for some years now and I only wish I had more pictures.  It's surprising for all the time I spent there, that I only havethis... more »

"How much do you want for it?"

I took this picture of my Uncle Bob behind the counter at Wilson Pawners Exchange, 1117 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, in 1980.  I was told he opened his resale shop about 1965, in what was then not so nice a neighborhood.  He always had a loaded 38 Special under the money drawer, and he liked to tell the story of how he used to keep a loaded rifle near the door and more than once had to pull it out. His favorite story to illustrate how bad things were, was to relate the time he saw someone stabbed right in front of the store, over a cigarette.   As to the neighborhood, by the time I took this picture it had mellowed (slightly), but you still wanted to be careful, especially after dark.  

He and the store have been gone for some years now and I only wish I had more pictures.  It's surprising for all the time I spent there, that I only have this picture and one other of myself there. 

#blackandwhitephotos  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Salvatore Ferrante +Anthony M. 
#chicago   #pawnshop   #blackandwhite  ___

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2015-01-11 15:44:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Feed the Flames

Fire-eating at a Beaches Negril, beach party.

#beachsunday   +Ross Campbell +Beach Sunday 
#beachparty

Feed the Flames

Fire-eating at a Beaches Negril, beach party.

#beachsunday   +Ross Campbell +Beach Sunday 
#beachparty___

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2015-01-10 19:26:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Unwelcome guests

We love the hibiscus that surround our house, but sometimes freeloaders show up.

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #floral   #asianbeetle   #bugs   #insects  

Unwelcome guests

We love the hibiscus that surround our house, but sometimes freeloaders show up.

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #floral   #asianbeetle   #bugs   #insects  ___

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2015-01-09 10:56:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

You were my morning star

Summer will return to Wisconsin, and with it temperatures in the positive range.  For now, a flower from several summers ago.

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +FloralFriday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#flowers  

You were my morning star

Summer will return to Wisconsin, and with it temperatures in the positive range.  For now, a flower from several summers ago.

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +FloralFriday 
#breakfastclub  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Breakfast Club 
#flowers  ___

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2015-01-07 11:15:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Israel Houghton, 2009

At the Alliance Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin

#israelhoughton   #newbreed   #concert   #music   #christianmusic  

Israel Houghton, 2009

At the Alliance Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin

#israelhoughton   #newbreed   #concert   #music   #christianmusic  ___

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2015-01-04 16:40:12 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Guarding the hoard

#dragonfly   #zinnia   #bug   #insect  

Guarding the hoard

#dragonfly   #zinnia   #bug   #insect  ___

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2015-01-03 21:42:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A pinch of summer

Some flowers from my garden a few years ago.

#flowers   #summer  

A pinch of summer

Some flowers from my garden a few years ago.

#flowers   #summer  ___

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2015-01-01 13:53:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year

Hope it's starting well for you.

#flower   #floral   #happynewyear2015          

Happy New Year

Hope it's starting well for you.

#flower   #floral   #happynewyear2015          ___

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2014-12-30 16:11:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne

Now that both my parents have passed, I have all the old photos from their house.  The other day I was looking through one of the boxes and found a photo album of mine that I haven't seen in over thirty years. This picture was taken at the original Nor Shore Resort in Antioch, Illinois, in 1980.  It looks like my father and mother have just come from work because his briefcase is on the bar. I don't recall ever seeing a picture where they looked happier. 

I realized this morning as I was scanning the photo, everything in the picture is gone.  The bar burned down and a new one has been built, and all three people in the picture are now passed away.  

Taken with my Mamiya/Sekor 35mm camera.  To hazard a guess I would have to say the film is Kodak Tri-X as that is what I would have used themajor... more »

We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne

Now that both my parents have passed, I have all the old photos from their house.  The other day I was looking through one of the boxes and found a photo album of mine that I haven't seen in over thirty years. This picture was taken at the original Nor Shore Resort in Antioch, Illinois, in 1980.  It looks like my father and mother have just come from work because his briefcase is on the bar. I don't recall ever seeing a picture where they looked happier. 

I realized this morning as I was scanning the photo, everything in the picture is gone.  The bar burned down and a new one has been built, and all three people in the picture are now passed away.  

Taken with my Mamiya/Sekor 35mm camera.  To hazard a guess I would have to say the film is Kodak Tri-X as that is what I would have used the majority of the time back then for black and white.  Exposure is likely 1/30 at f:2.8 and I think the lens was a Mamiya/Sekor 135mm f/2.8.

#parents   #wayback   #memories   #blackandwhite   #tavern   #Illinois   #kodaktrix400   #filmphotography   ___

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2014-12-29 12:45:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Old School rules

Testing an old lens.  Nikon fell off a coffee table and now my zoom needs to go in for repair, again. It seemed a shame to let the lenses from my old film cameras go to waste in the mean time.  Bought an adapter for Olympus OM to Nikon and this is a test of a Soligor 28-80mm lens. Seems to be working well so far.  All manual, so no help from the electronics in the camera.  The worst of it is the camera can't control the f-stop, so I have to be careful and take my time.  Oh, and a bit hard to focus.  Really wish I had invested in the split prism viewfinder, have to work on that one.

ISO 200, 1/200th, f:8 or F:5.6 (hey, I was busy photographing).

#flowers   #floral   #manuallens   #manualfocus   #manualphotography  

Old School rules

Testing an old lens.  Nikon fell off a coffee table and now my zoom needs to go in for repair, again. It seemed a shame to let the lenses from my old film cameras go to waste in the mean time.  Bought an adapter for Olympus OM to Nikon and this is a test of a Soligor 28-80mm lens. Seems to be working well so far.  All manual, so no help from the electronics in the camera.  The worst of it is the camera can't control the f-stop, so I have to be careful and take my time.  Oh, and a bit hard to focus.  Really wish I had invested in the split prism viewfinder, have to work on that one.

ISO 200, 1/200th, f:8 or F:5.6 (hey, I was busy photographing).

#flowers   #floral   #manuallens   #manualfocus   #manualphotography  ___

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2014-12-29 12:17:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

White Rain

Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #lights   #night  

White Rain

Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #lights   #night  ___

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2014-12-28 12:27:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

When those blue memories start calling

Another picture from the Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #lights   #bokeh  

When those blue memories start calling

Another picture from the Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #lights   #bokeh  ___

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2014-12-27 17:08:50 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Auto, Off

- After years of using auto-exposure and being completely frustrated with the auto-focus on my lenses, I've finally just decided to go back to my roots and go back to the manual. Manual focus, manual speed.

I'm finding that having to take the time to actually focus the camera,  really makes me think about what I'm looking at.  And circumstances have forced me to stick with my 50mm prime lens until my zoom gets repaired.  

The best thing Kodak ever did for me (besides that first 110 camera) was to print the exposure settings on the inside of the box. I'm still using the camera meter for a baseline once in a while, but the f16 rule is still as accurate as it ever was.  Plus, now that all the settings are manual, I'm also forced to pay close attention to my depth of field.  

#bokeh   #manualfocus   #50mmprime   #night ... more »

Auto, Off

- After years of using auto-exposure and being completely frustrated with the auto-focus on my lenses, I've finally just decided to go back to my roots and go back to the manual. Manual focus, manual speed.

I'm finding that having to take the time to actually focus the camera,  really makes me think about what I'm looking at.  And circumstances have forced me to stick with my 50mm prime lens until my zoom gets repaired.  

The best thing Kodak ever did for me (besides that first 110 camera) was to print the exposure settings on the inside of the box. I'm still using the camera meter for a baseline once in a while, but the f16 rule is still as accurate as it ever was.  Plus, now that all the settings are manual, I'm also forced to pay close attention to my depth of field.  

#bokeh   #manualfocus   #50mmprime   #night   #christmas   #MerryChristmas  ___

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2014-12-27 12:17:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

You always hear him ring the second time

...even if you're way out in the back yard.

#postman  +heliconiusmelpomene  #butterfly     #insect   #bug  

You always hear him ring the second time

...even if you're way out in the back yard.

#postman  +heliconiusmelpomene  #butterfly     #insect   #bug  ___

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2014-12-25 16:18:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Volo at Night

View from a back deck, Volo, Illinois, Christmas 2014.






#Volo   #Illinois   #night   #lights   #lake  

Volo at Night

View from a back deck, Volo, Illinois, Christmas 2014.






#Volo   #Illinois   #night   #lights   #lake  ___

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2014-12-25 12:09:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

*Merry Christmas#  

Hoping you are having a merry holiday season.








#angel   #stainedglass   #trumpets   #merrychristmas  

*Merry Christmas#  

Hoping you are having a merry holiday season.








#angel   #stainedglass   #trumpets   #merrychristmas  ___

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2014-12-24 11:55:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A Bokeh for You on Christmas Eve

Rotary Botanical Gardens and a Holiday Light Show.  A nice combination for a walk during the holidays. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #christmaslights   #night   #wisconsin   #bokeh  

A Bokeh for You on Christmas Eve

Rotary Botanical Gardens and a Holiday Light Show.  A nice combination for a walk during the holidays. http://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/

#christmas   #christmaslights   #night   #wisconsin   #bokeh  ___

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2014-12-23 14:29:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
  As born to rule the storm;
A creature of heroic blood,
  A proud, though child-like form.

Orchids inside Bolz Conservatory, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin.  A nice place to go on a cold, rainy day in Wisconsin, yesterday.  http://www.olbrich.org

#orchids   #greenhouse   #flowers   #floral   #tropicalflowers     #50mmprime  

Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
  As born to rule the storm;
A creature of heroic blood,
  A proud, though child-like form.

Orchids inside Bolz Conservatory, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin.  A nice place to go on a cold, rainy day in Wisconsin, yesterday.  http://www.olbrich.org

#orchids   #greenhouse   #flowers   #floral   #tropicalflowers     #50mmprime  ___

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2014-12-21 13:02:21 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

If the light is green, the trap is clean

Chicago Water Tower with the Hancock Building lit for Christmas.
#chicago   #waterttower   #hancockbuilding   #night  

If the light is green, the trap is clean

Chicago Water Tower with the Hancock Building lit for Christmas.
#chicago   #waterttower   #hancockbuilding   #night  ___

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2014-12-19 15:11:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Portrait

Recently had the pleasure of lunch with family at a restaurant in Madison with a wall of windows.  Great natural light.  

#portrait   #naturallight   #50mmprime  

Portrait

Recently had the pleasure of lunch with family at a restaurant in Madison with a wall of windows.  Great natural light.  

#portrait   #naturallight   #50mmprime  ___

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2014-12-16 11:11:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Edison Lives

The Nexus 10 has a nice sound playing Christmas music from inside our Edison phonograph.

#Edison   #phonograph   #antique   #nexus10   #pandora  

Edison Lives

The Nexus 10 has a nice sound playing Christmas music from inside our Edison phonograph.

#Edison   #phonograph   #antique   #nexus10   #pandora  ___

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2014-12-15 23:20:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Grumpy

Madison, Wisconsin.

#motorcycle   #madison   #wisconsin   #ccrider   #rainyday  

Grumpy

Madison, Wisconsin.

#motorcycle   #madison   #wisconsin   #ccrider   #rainyday  ___

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2014-12-14 15:27:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Cozy by Candlelight

A grab shot from my living room the other day.  

#candlelight   #eclectic  

Cozy by Candlelight

A grab shot from my living room the other day.  

#candlelight   #eclectic  ___

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2014-12-14 11:22:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Not just another face in the crowd

Winter in Wisconsin

#winter   #wisconsin   #farm   #barn   #horse  

Not just another face in the crowd

Winter in Wisconsin

#winter   #wisconsin   #farm   #barn   #horse  ___

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2014-12-12 23:54:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

All your base, are belong to us!

#shuffleboard   #wisconsin  

All your base, are belong to us!

#shuffleboard   #wisconsin  ___

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2014-12-12 00:21:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Eat and Get Out

The waitstaff up and dancing on the tables at Ed Debevic's in Chicago. First they insult you, then they dance.  Fun stuff if you can stand the heat. 

P.S. to Biscuits, our waiter - Bite me!

#chicago   #restaurant   #chicagofood  

Eat and Get Out

The waitstaff up and dancing on the tables at Ed Debevic's in Chicago. First they insult you, then they dance.  Fun stuff if you can stand the heat. 

P.S. to Biscuits, our waiter - Bite me!

#chicago   #restaurant   #chicagofood  ___

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2014-12-10 10:38:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

O Tannenbaum

Another view of the John Hancock Building, lit red and green for Christmas.

#chicago   #johnhancockbuilding   #nightlights   #architecture  

O Tannenbaum

Another view of the John Hancock Building, lit red and green for Christmas.

#chicago   #johnhancockbuilding   #nightlights   #architecture  ___

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2014-12-08 22:59:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords

Palmolive Building, Chicago.  Or as I remember it from years past with the Playboy Building with it's big white letters and bright revolving Lindbergh Beacon on top. 

#Chicago   #Playboy   #Palmolive   #architecture  

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords

Palmolive Building, Chicago.  Or as I remember it from years past with the Playboy Building with it's big white letters and bright revolving Lindbergh Beacon on top. 

#Chicago   #Playboy   #Palmolive   #architecture  ___

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2014-12-07 14:50:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Light the Night

The John Hancock Building lit green and red for the holidays.

#chicago   #johnhancockbuilding   #nightlights   #architecture  

Light the Night

The John Hancock Building lit green and red for the holidays.

#chicago   #johnhancockbuilding   #nightlights   #architecture  ___

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2014-12-03 21:32:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Microsoft never takes a holiday

#microsoft   #holidays   #office365   #fail  

Microsoft never takes a holiday

#microsoft   #holidays   #office365   #fail  ___

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2014-12-01 11:26:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Paddle


#wisconsin   #wisconsindells   #kayak   #fallcolors  

Paddle


#wisconsin   #wisconsindells   #kayak   #fallcolors  ___

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2014-11-30 08:49:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Can't tell if I'm coming or going

Fenelon Place Elevator, Dubuque, Iowa.

#train   #cablecar   #dubuque   #iowa  

Can't tell if I'm coming or going

Fenelon Place Elevator, Dubuque, Iowa.

#train   #cablecar   #dubuque   #iowa  ___

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2014-11-28 11:59:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just keep pouring

+Greg Griffin keeps the glasses full after serving us a delicious turkey dinner. 

#thanksgiving  

Just keep pouring

+Greg Griffin keeps the glasses full after serving us a delicious turkey dinner. 

#thanksgiving  ___

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2014-11-25 11:15:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Up with the sun, gone with the wind

Sunrise on a less snowy day in #Wisconisn  

#sunrise   #farm   #barn  

Up with the sun, gone with the wind

Sunrise on a less snowy day in #Wisconisn  

#sunrise   #farm   #barn  ___

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2014-11-25 00:30:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Color and Light

Nothing like an autumn tree lit up in front of the clouds at sunset.

#fall   #fallcolors   #tree   #autumn  

Color and Light

Nothing like an autumn tree lit up in front of the clouds at sunset.

#fall   #fallcolors   #tree   #autumn  ___

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2014-11-21 22:40:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Dreams of Light and Love and Life

#portrait   #girl   #blackandwhite  

Dreams of Light and Love and Life

#portrait   #girl   #blackandwhite  ___

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2014-11-20 12:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Selfie at the Crossroads

#selfie   #mirror   #reflection  

Selfie at the Crossroads

#selfie   #mirror   #reflection  ___

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2014-11-19 23:35:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Another Summer Butterfly

Winter isn't coming, it's here.  But I still have my memories.

This is the full overview shot with the little flying bug under his right wing on the flower.
#butterfly   #flower   #summer   #bugs  

Another Summer Butterfly

Winter isn't coming, it's here.  But I still have my memories.

This is the full overview shot with the little flying bug under his right wing on the flower.
#butterfly   #flower   #summer   #bugs  ___

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2014-11-19 11:02:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Say hello to my little friend

Sometimes you can look and never see what is right in front of you.  Working on an old image of a butterfly and noticed something I hadn't seen before.  A tiny flying bug no bigger than a pinhead, sitting on the flower off one wing.  Something I would never have spotted working with film.  Here he is blown way up.

#bugs   #insect   #tiny  

Say hello to my little friend

Sometimes you can look and never see what is right in front of you.  Working on an old image of a butterfly and noticed something I hadn't seen before.  A tiny flying bug no bigger than a pinhead, sitting on the flower off one wing.  Something I would never have spotted working with film.  Here he is blown way up.

#bugs   #insect   #tiny  ___

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2014-11-18 11:16:02 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

King Me

I miss my zinnias.  And this year, I miss the Monarch butterflies that used to be so prolific in the summer.  This year, I saw only two.
         
#monarch   #monarchbutterfly   #flower   #insect  

King Me

I miss my zinnias.  And this year, I miss the Monarch butterflies that used to be so prolific in the summer.  This year, I saw only two.
         
#monarch   #monarchbutterfly   #flower   #insect  ___

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2014-11-16 11:39:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Evening Fires

#sunsetsaturday   #campfire   #sunset   #wisconsin  

Evening Fires

#sunsetsaturday   #campfire   #sunset   #wisconsin  ___

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