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Shoes Monday3,169Thank you circle #shoesmonday   #1 2014-04-06 07:55:55484107CC G+
Olga Kafka22,293Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-01 18:31:11486108CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,443#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-28 05:44:19478231631CC G+
Olga Kafka22,213Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-25 17:58:334862013CC G+
Visit Suisse2,145This is a circle of joyThis is a circle of Europeans, from Iceland to Malta. In this circle you can find people to suit all tastes, to enjoy with their photographies, blogs, thoughts, advices, posts, writings, etc. There are people with more than 10000 followers and people with less than 1000 and all them are active plussers.Share it with your circles or add it and make a better circle of Europeans if you dare :) 2014-03-19 15:38:505014837103CC G+
Olga Kafka22,084 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-11 15:00:044864016CC G+
Olga Kafka21,887Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-04 19:25:234812111CC G+
Roman Kruglov17,957My ever growing #streetphotographers  circle #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 16:47:312949412CC G+
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional2,174Circle photographer +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional by +jany viala   & +Krzysztof Felczak   you presentiment 892  photographer, two circle provenent +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  very talented presentation of this circle * Artist Photographer Amateur or Professional *. * Artist *: we sum all. That is why I have included our painter friends. * Photographer *: we all have one thing in common, we like the photo. * Amateur *: we have the desire to learn. * Professional *: we are surrounded by great photographer. And I thank you for following us on this adventure. Thank you my friends.  +jany viala & +Krzysztof Felczak   sharing your artistic work in page #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional     +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  by +jany viala    & +Krzysztof Felczak  make us a photo selection for +A.P.A.P.Grand talent   Do not forget Tag your photos #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional     +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional   by +jany viala   and +Krzysztof Felczak  For selection +A.P.A.P.Grand talent  Thank you Community 2014-02-25 09:35:0445621619CC G+
Olga Kafka21,779 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-25 09:29:394813114CC G+
Circle to Circle0Let's start the new week with an amazing circle of Engagers!!#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #awesomepeople   #followers   #people   #enthusiast   #share   #topengagers  2014-02-24 19:44:4045424835CC G+
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional2,143Circle photographer +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional   by +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  you presentiment 892  photographer, two circle provenent +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  very talented presentation of this circle * Artist Photographer Amateur or Professional *. * Artist *: we sum all. That is why I have included our painter friends. * Photographer *: we all have one thing in common, we like the photo. * Amateur *: we have the desire to learn. * Professional *: we are surrounded by great photographer. And I thank you for following us on this adventure. Thank you my friends.  +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  sharing your artistic work in page #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional   +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  by +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  make us a photo selection for +A.P.A.P.Grand talent  Do not forget Tag your photos #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional   +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak For selection +A.P.A.P.Grand talent  Thank you Community 2014-02-24 08:55:5445331518CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,869This is a great circle if you are interested in Street Photography. Enjoy! :)2014-02-19 14:13:00472003CC G+
Olga Kafka21,677Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-18 08:28:334874217CC G+
Edith Kukla44,924CIRCLE SHARING TIME - HAPPY VALENTINELong time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 2 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. If you want to be include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. And please remember - sharing is caring :-)))  #mycircles   #circlesharing   #sharethelove  2014-02-14 10:31:4048912657143CC G+
Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!0Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you: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 circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle  2014-02-11 03:54:23451382346CC G+
Olga Kafka21,487Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-05 10:34:3648811216CC G+
Olga Kafka21,404Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-03 15:16:484886915CC G+
Gailen Mapes42,567Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles cre2013-09-03 17:01:2229510510CC G+
Monochrome World3,450ONCE AGAIN... BEST EVERThank you to all August 2013 Contributors. We've seen some amazing work and lots of images with great power and imagination. You work and contributions are deeply appreciated. Sharing is CaringNow, if you would be so kind as to re-share this circle in your stream to let others know about this theme it would be awesome.  #circleshare   #circles  +Circles Circles Circles +CircleHub +Circle Master +Shared circles 2013-09-02 15:19:44282332840CC G+
Gorka Ortiz20,200Another weekly revision of my personal circle with active users looking for interaction and promotion. Would you like to be in the next one? Just follow these simple steps:1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post. (Please share it to your own Stream and do not delete it for at least a couple of days)3.- Add the Circle (Optional).4.-  Leave a comment asking for inclusion.5.- Did you complete all the steps and you are not in the circle? Please let me know ASAP and I will get you in. ;-)Thanks everyone supporting this circle!!. ;-)2013-09-02 13:41:57304271732CC G+
Rusty Ferguson7,444The Rusty Ball Circle of Photographers.If you were notified, you are included in this circleIn this circle, you'll find many great photographers. Adding this circle will add cool pictures from the original creator.Special Request and Completely optional=========================================. I entered a photo contest. It is a picture of a sunset while visiting Bantayan Island.  To vote, follow this link http://goo.gl/aAQBE1 and click the plus==========================================This circle also includes a few special friend that I know will help distribute this circle. Generally you must be a photographer to get into this circle. However, doing the following will increase the chance you get into other engagement type circles.1. Plus the circle2. Share the circle3. Comment the circle4. Adding the circle will help you more than me. :)If you're interested in traveling of visiting the Philippines please visit my website http://www.excitingcebu.comThanks,Rusty #therustyball   #sharedcircle   #circleshares   #circleoftheday   #rustyball   #photographycircles  -2013-08-21 14:21:354829449109CC G+
Edith Kukla21,288My circle no. 2 - filled with great photographers and ambitioned people equally ADD AND SHARE PLEASE  #mycircles   #circle4all   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlescirclescircles  2013-08-20 17:40:2543316135115CC G+
Gailen Mapes40,022 Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circle2013-08-17 11:12:4230010211CC G+
Gailen Mapes38,294Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circle2013-08-03 10:38:34298614CC G+
Luthfi Zuhairansyah0Hai, Sore.. Join To The SEO Circles ClubTo remain in this circle please complete all steps:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLYTo get added to this circle for the next share:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLY4) Add this circle #Circleshare   #Circles  2013-07-26 10:19:585001014CC G+
Gailen Mapes35,497Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-17 11:42:422981319CC G+
Olga Kafka19,590Thank you circle #shoesmonday #1Many thanks everyone!2013-07-16 09:37:284935216CC G+
AyJay Schibig21,387ALL KINDS CIRCLE  7.8.13Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to give some variety to your circles!  Please Share and  if you wish to be included in my next Release also add a Comment.See  the latest  Curated Circle Releases at http://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 #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 19:56:0330211713CC G+
Olga Kafka19,454#shoesmonday   circle #1Thank you everyone!2013-07-03 16:27:054936112CC G+
Gailen Mapes33,336Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 2013-07-03 10:47:04298847CC G+
Olga Kafka19,390Circle #shoesmonday #1Thank you everyone!2013-06-19 19:29:534935210CC G+
Gailen Mapes31,644Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K  - 3 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.2013-06-17 10:27:05309528CC G+
AyJay Schibig19,596ALL KINDS CIRCLE  6.15.13Add this mix of all kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to give some variety to your circles! Feel free to add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you wish to be included in my next edition.See  the latest editions of all my 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 #ShareYourCircle2013-06-16 04:39:123523211CC G+
jany viala8,366Sharing the circle of Private community for the publicTo let you knowThose who were selected are on the community is deprived is giving us a nice jobyou can see the selection from +Artist , photographer , amateur or profesional Back to the communityYou apply for registrationYou add  +Artist , photographer , amateur or profesional  ,  &  +jany viala You have the standard of communityYou have the chance to join usPresentation of our members.Artist Photographer Amateur or Professional.Artist: we sum all. That's why I've included our painter friends.Photographer: we all have one thing in common, we like the photo.Amateur: we have the desire to learn.Professional: we are surrounded by great photographer. And I thank you for having followed me in this adventure. Thank you my friends.And if you want to join us. Let us know.You are applying for registrationYou add +Artist , photographer , amateur or profesional  ,  & +jany viala   You have the standard of communityYou are welcome. We are happy to have you with us.Regulation of communityIn the community we do not wantNo advertisingNo family photoNo disturbanceNo  XNo photo flyNo politicsno photo  animated GifAnyone who does not comply with the requirement of the photo will be removed from the communityIn the community we wantLearn to respect the work of all the worldA clean workwell representedWe are here to learn   do not tolerate disorderI invite you to come and see the page of our community by organizing  +Artist , photographer , amateur or profesional  ,  & +jany viala Or you will discover numerous photographer and amateur photographerAnd discover their pagePlease continued shared a photo of you that I see your work draws to classify for the sharingThank you! For your understanding! Jany!A photo a day everyone does not include-Why? It sufficed to see a picture to see the potential of someoneWhen looking at a community or it is inviting a lot of artist amateur or professional photographerOrganizer and we see only the pictures that one person is not wellThere in no respect an organizer who want to see your work come to you on your pagebecause the picture  you hugged wellSo given the chance to everyoneEveryone has the right to share a picture is that we then looked at his pageOne sees the picture of a personIn a community that is for everyoneA great photographer  share one photo per weekWe can 1 2013-06-14 14:34:4743332620CC G+
Gailen Mapes30,901Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 +2013-06-03 10:30:4831210310CC G+
Olga Kafka19,043Thank you circle #shoesmonday #1 =)2013-05-29 18:59:074951318CC G+
Olga Kafka18,995Thank you circle  #shoesmonday #1 =)2013-05-21 14:36:134955214CC G+
Charles Lupica66,743          Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: J to ZThis  is the second of two circles,  The first was shaerd on 16 May here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/FPsHj9E2QEo.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers and shared at different times to help keep down the stream saturation. Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of  +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Katy Houlne and +Margaret Tompkins   They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount. I would to thank each for their help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script was provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result.   Keyword world a personal viewpointIf you don't use the word photographer to describe yourself how do you expect people to find you in a search. "Searcher of cute pixels", "Creative spirit that makes art out of light"; these might be poetic, they might touch your soul but the world looks for content based on keyword searches.  SEO is going to do the same. Consider carefully the words sou use to describe yourself if you want people to find you using search technology. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities o2013-05-18 13:17:2050113386127CC G+
Gailen Mapes30,211Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 #thebestcircle2013-05-17 10:40:573111129CC G+
Olga Kafka18,897Thank you circle #shoesmonday =)2013-05-08 10:18:155005119CC G+
Gailen Mapes28,791Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 #thebestcircle2013-05-01 10:24:38313924CC G+
Shoes Monday2,670THANK YOU CIRCLE #shoesmonday ^^2013-04-27 08:26:24436408CC G+
Gailen Mapes27,036Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 #thebestcircle2013-04-17 10:59:1133011310CC G+
Gailen Mapes25,750Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 #thebestcircle2013-04-03 10:46:24327606CC G+
AyJay Schibig15,580ALL KINDS CIRCLEAdd this mix of all kinds of G Plussers to give some variety to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment. I am keeping  names and faces "fresh" across all 11 of my circles, so please only request inclusion if you are not already  in any of  my other 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  #ShareYourCircle2013-03-23 06:13:43299115CC G+
Gailen Mapes25,104Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)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 #thebestcircle2013-03-17 11:01:19319918CC G+
Olga Kafka18,344Thank you circle #shoesmonday   =))2013-03-16 08:56:2445910221CC G+
Gorka Ortiz13,324Hi there my dear friends, I think I have dozens of circles already (a complete mess I confess... ) but I rarely share any of them so since I am a complete disaster organizing my circles I always keep a small and loved one where I've included those people who mean something special for me, maybe I like their photography, their energy, their kindness or something else, some interact with me on a daily basis, some may have never done so but still they have something that I like and I want to keep them close. This is my little special circle, I think you deserve to be shared and known by the rest of the people of my stream and the stream of those who take part in +Shared Circles on G+ . I probably haven't included everyone I like here but for some reason I just may have lost track of you. If you think this is the case, please let me know, nice people are not easy to find. Have a nice day guys! ;-)2013-03-14 16:28:085915110CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,586Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-K - 3 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 March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 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 #thebestcircle2013-03-03 09:34:25319013CC G+


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2014-04-05 14:03:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

Deal Pier

On a recent trip to Kent we spent a couple of hours in Deal as we knew it had a castle there and we do like a good castle.

But we also like piers and we saw that Deal had one of those too. This necessitated a walk down it and led my wife to remark that Deal Pier was "without a doubt the ugliest pier I've ever seen."

Well, ugliness is in the eye of the beholder and it just so happens I didn't share my wife's opinion. Deal Pier is a wonderful example of a simple, brutalist structure; raw concrete and rusting iron creating great lines and shapes everywhere you look. What sort of beast couldn't possibly like that?

Please don't tell my wife I just called her a beast.

#brutalism #brutalist #blackandwhitephotography #monochromeworld #pier #Kent #clouds #architecture #sea #shadow  

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2014-04-04 10:56:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

On The White Cliffs Of Dover

We took a short break recently, spending a few days exploring the county of Kent which describes itself as "the garden of England." I don't know that I'd describe it that way myself but I suppose my first choice description of "far better than Norfolk" - whilst wholly accurate - might be a tad contentious.

We explored castles, we visited stately homes, we wandered down piers (and up them too as failure to do so leads to death from exposure or seagull abduction), and a good time was had.

We also decided to take a walk along part of the famous white cliffs of Dover (spoiler: no bluebirds were spotted) in order to reach the South Foreland Lighthouse. This, incidentally, is something you too should do should you ever find yourself in the area; there's a rather lovely teahouse there but the personal tour of the... more »

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2014-03-05 10:02:11 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +1s)

Siderodromophobia

I used to have a not-quite-phobia, not-quite-fear of trains. Let's call it an apprehension of them.

I could watch them on television - not that I ever would; they're trains, not entertainment - and I could travel on them with no real problem other than the standard sort that accompanies any form of rail travel in this country (South West Trains, I'm looking at you). But my general unease would manifest itself if I happened to walk near a track or cross a pedestrian bridge over tracks while a train was approaching.

There's this noise, you see. It's metallic and quite high-pitched, and it builds. It's the vibration of the metal rails and the air being pushed ahead of the approaching train. It's something eerie and threatening and, being industrial, it's unnatural which makes it worse. It doesn't help that I'm... more »

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2014-02-12 10:17:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

Against The Wall

You had one job to do. You had one little job to do. And you failed. Worse than that, you failed on purpose. Your comrades bravely suffered the abhorrence of the enemy as it crawled past them, but not you. You abandoned your posts in a time of great conflict. You allowed... Ugh! I can barely bring myself to say it! You allowed cars to drive freely. You failed to maintain the contraflow. You have been found guilty of desertion by a court of your peers.

Firing squad, take aim.

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2014-02-02 14:05:45 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)

Super Bowl Sunday

I'm one of those people. I'm a non-American who loves American Football. And today is the big day of the year for us fans of the sport closest to chess in padded armour there is (excluding actual chess in padded armour (which isn't half as exciting as it sounds)): it's Super Bowl Sunday!

I took the time to introduce my wife to the sport when we first started dating and I'm pleased to say that she's a massive fan of the game now too. Subsequently, we've entered into a little tradition in our home where the pair of us book the Monday following the game off and spend the entire day subjecting our bodies to the best and worst that America can offer from the food and drink aisles of the local supermarket. Note: there are some non-American drinks in there too; we're not completely crazy.

As for tonight's game, after some... more »

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2014-02-01 19:29:09 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)

The Bear Tree

Bears grow well in temperate climates but it's when you get greater than average rainfall - such as that currently otherwise blighting the south of England - that the crops really thrive. Over the past few months one of the largest sectors for employment growth has been for bear pickers as it's vitally important to make sure every last one is plucked from the bear tree branches at just the right time; the only drawback to bumper bear growths is that those that ripen and fall to the ground naturally often go on to terrorise neighbourhoods, savage locals, and - worst of all - steal pic-a-nic baskets.

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2014-01-23 23:55:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)

The Mirror

A mirror can add a lot to a photograph. It can add depth or light or the presence of something you wouldn't normally be able to see. It can double the appearance of something key to the composition. It can change the angle of some object. It can flip part of the image and force you to look at it in a different way. For me, though, probably the best thing a mirror brings to a photograph is evidence that you're not a few feet from a vampire. This guy in this photo: he's not a vampire. Good work mirror.

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2013-12-21 12:57:29 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)

Smiles

Miles and miles of smiles, all thanks to the Coca-Cola truck paying a visit to Chichester yesterday (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neonbubble/sets/72157638878750734/) to spread joy in the form of tiny cans of coke, photos in front of the aforementioned truck, and Christmas songs from a group of enthusiastic singers.

#StreetPics #StreetPhotography +StreetPics +StreetPhotography 

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2013-11-24 11:47:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

The Terror

They are terrifying things. Powerful things with arms that swing and, yes, destroy if you should venture too close. And the noise, the noise; dull, incessant, so frightening. We are wary of them. We try to keep them at a distance. Perhaps if we gather together for safety, perhaps if we amass out at sea then it will go away.

Yes! Yes! It runs! Look how it heads back to its parents!

We are safe. For now, we are safe. But we must be ever vigilant.

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2013-11-22 12:17:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

50 Doctor Who facts for Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary.

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Don't mind me; just testing to see whether things are more discoverable if they're linked on G+.

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2013-11-17 11:49:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Rabbit Suit

"Why are you wearing a rabbit suit?"

"Why are you wearing a little human suit?"

"After what you call centuries of experimentation it has been determined that this form best fits our purpose of pre-invasion intelligence gathering on 'M' class - that's M for Meat, by the way, and nothing to do with your entertaining distraction media called Star Trek - worlds. Close proximity to a large cross section of the dominant species is necessary to take imprints of the thought processes that pulse through the brain analogue in use and thus present the most efficacious strategy for enslavement and consumption. You may rest assured, planetary representative in a rabbit suit, that when the end comes it will be swift and relatively painless thanks to the work of operatives such as myself currently deep undercover across the surface of... more »

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2013-11-17 11:32:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Described by Time Out magazine as "the hipper Brian Cox", Jim Al-Khalili, OBE, is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey, but is probably best known to the general public for his television documentaries such as The Secret Life of Chaos, Shock and Awe — the Story of Electricity, and Order and Disorder, as well as his regular BBC Radio 4 show The Life Scientific, where he interviews famous living scientists about their scientific lives.

Professor Al-Khalili has written several science books aimed at the general reader, the latest being Paradox, published by Bantam Press.

In 2013 he became President of the British Humanist Association, but most important for us he is the Honorary President of Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub, and we were delighted to welcome him back for the second time.

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2013-10-29 22:51:03 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)

Norway Cruise - Crown Princess

I've finally finished going through the photos I took on our cruise through the Norwegian fjords on board the Crown Princess. Nothing too arty, nothing heavily processed, just a little bit of cleaning up, and a very, very small selection of the pictures taken. You don't want to see them all; trust me.

Pictures in this album are in no particular order and feature various fjords, Geiranger, Olden, Stavanger, Bergen, and Flåm. The cruise itself was great (second time for us with +Princess Cruises) and Norway's got some stunning scenery.

And all this means I might soon return to taking pictures and posting regularly again! Oh happy day!

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2013-09-22 10:46:59 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)

Filtered Fjord

I know, I know... I haven't posted anything in ages.

I have an excuse. I took just under one billion photos on my recent Norwegian cruise and you know how it is when you have just under one billion photos to look through and say to yourself: "That's okay... exposure tweak... that's okay... sharpen that a smidge... that's not that great but I'll keep it... that's a variation on the previous three shots but I don't want to delete it... that's okay... that's bloody awful... that's okay..."

Yeah, so it's all taking a while.

Anyway, this morning I've been going through the last of my shots around the Geirangerfjorden and it was on this part of the trip that I started playing around with a set of filters that I'd bought especially. As someone who typically shoots street-style the need to... more »

2013-09-10 09:48:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

A very quick thank you for the many, many birthday wishes and mentions that took place last week and which I'm just seeing now as I've been away on a cruise around the Norwegian fjords on the Crown Princess; internet usage was quite limited on my data plan in Norway and completely impractical while at sea. And then yesterday was spent tackling the mountain of washing and crying inwardly at the prospect of returning to work.

As you can probably imagine one or two photos were taken and may start to trickle in over the next few days, weeks, months, or years.

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2013-08-18 13:50:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Plug

Not a photograph and probably not of interest to anyone who isn't British and who didn't grow up watching television in the 1970s and early 1980s, but having discovered this little gem of a YouTube channel this morning by accident and having laughed my head off (not literally) at loads of the videos I felt compelled to share especially since it doesn't seem to have got much love. If spoof episodes of 1970s/1980s British shows are your thing then this channel is well worth a subscribe/look.

I've linked to my site where I've picked out just four of the videos but the YouTube channel itself is http://www.youtube.com/user/victorialucas38

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2013-08-17 08:51:33 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)

A Gathering

They gathered en masse under the awning of the stall, grabbing a little shelter from the light but persistent drizzle. Even from a distance it was clear that they were crowding the proprietor of the street business; it looked... odd.

"Do you have any large bags?" asked the woman at the front, her eyes scanning the stall but not glancing at its owner.

"I've got some small paper bags," she answered with a smile. "They should be big enough for anything you buy here."

"We're after large bags," came the reply after a moment's pause. "The more impractical for wandering around the streets with, the better."

I watched the lady who ran the stall look around uncomfortably. She did her best to smile again and pointed at the signs that decorated her mobile place of business.... more »

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2013-08-03 16:55:51 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)

Chichester Tramp

What majesty there is in being a tramp!

Fresh air every day. Watch the seasons change moment by moment! Well, every moment not filled with hunting through bins for discarded food and the butts of cigarettes. See strangers grow up, form relationships, and steadfastly refuse to make eye contact with you!

To live a life free from deadlines and the worries of paying bills: is it any wonder that the position of tramp holds so much respect amongst the non-tramp populace?

Look! Look at the space the tramp is given! It's not the smell (it's not just the smell, anyway) and it's not because of the random talking or wheezy shouting at passersby (although that probably helps a bit); that's the space that comes from pure, unadulterated respect! Maybe even reverence!

Okay, probably not reverence.

Could you see... more »

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2013-07-27 18:48:18 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)

Portsmouth City Museum

Took a wander down to the museum today as there was something advertised as "a Saxon Invasion" taking place. It turns out that the reason that England isn't named after the Saxon people is that their invasions - a marquee and a smaller tent showcasing food, jewellery, and weapons - were often on the wrong end of a sturdy defence of kicking the crap out of the Saxons and telling them to get back to Saxonland (I'm not convinced that's where they came from to be honest).

Still, there was a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle exhibition which was interesting (author of Sherlock Holmes as you know, a bit of a spiritualist nutball as you may know, played in goal in Portsmouth as everyone around these parts knows) and I even discovered that there's a garden area in the museum, that you can go into it, and that the view of the museum from there is... more »

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2013-07-25 21:25:55 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

Buskers

Chichester is a reasonably affluent place and it attracts a lot of tourists on account of its... okay, I'm not entirely sure why it attracts a lot of tourists although it certainly does for some reason. Anyway, where there are tourists and locals with money there will be buskers, and in all the many lunchtimes I've spent observing and photographing people I've come to recognise a lot of these buskers.

There's Guy Who Plays The Blues who's very good and doesn't really seem to make as much money as he deserves. Great voice, great skill on the guitar.

There's Girl Who Plays Jazz and, again, she's very talented. Although miserable as sin. Maybe it's her jazz personality shining through.

There's also White Guy Who Plays Reggae and he's an oddity; he's not bad, not great, but he just seems wrong somehow.... more »

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2013-07-21 12:32:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)

Innocent

You'd never suspect it was him just from looking. You'd probably not even believe it could be him if someone simply told you. But it is him.

He's not the innocent old man you think he is. He's got that appearance of frailty that comes upon everyone in their later years but there's strength just beneath the surface too. He quite likely is someone's grandad but he's not just anyone's grandad.

He moves among the crowds leaving a ripple of chaos wherever he treads and you see the perplexed looks on the faces of those he passes. No, they think, it can't be... Can it?

It is.

It's the Phantom Hat Gluer.

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2013-07-14 14:19:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)

Farlington Marshes - Handheld HDR

I don't normally shoot HDR (although I do often create pseudo-HDR from a single exposure for monochrome work) but the urge to try it washed over me on a walk around Farlington Marshes yesterday evening as the sun was sliding down the western sky and the gentle off-shore breeze was doing its darnedest to blow away as much of the oppressive heat of the day as it could.

Handheld, three exposures, Photomatix Pro, and only five minutes of standing around under the gaze of an ever-more-bored wife while I hunted through the menu options on the camera, turning dials and pressing buttons, trying to remember how to actually put the thing into HDR mode.

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2013-07-13 11:03:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

Chichester Canal

I loathe this weather. I'm not a hot weather person. I'm really, really looking forward to my trip to Norway in six weeks' time. It can't be this hot in Norway in September. It had better not be.

It's not good weather for street photography when it's like this. The light is very bright and the shadows are very dark and metering on the camera is an ever-changing, bloody nightmare. But worse than that is the skimpy clothing people wear (and I can't blame them, of course, because it's hot as I might have mentioned). It's bad enough in less sweltering times swinging your camera someone's way and risking that glance or stare with that withering look of revulsion behind the eyes (if only everyone could understand it's art (ish; your opinion may differ), not perversion - the lament of the street photographer) but when... more »

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2013-07-07 13:13:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

The Force

You know it was a good beer festival when you look back at some of the photos taken and realise most people - yourself included, at the time - were far more interested in drinking delicious ales and ciders, chatting with friends, and getting burnt to a crisp under a relentless sun rather than pay attention to the local Jedi group who had turned up just to demonstrate through hovering sticks how the power of battle stations was insignificant next to the power of the Force.

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2013-06-22 09:11:22 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 80 +1s)

Public Displays Of Affection

It's interesting to see the different ways in which people show affection or react to public displays of affection while on the street.

Here we have a couple who are madly in lust with one another and who couldn't care less who sees them. And why should they? Good for them!

And there to the right is James who feels a little differently about things. James looks absolutely mortified. But then, James is being followed closely by a small, black, wheeled robot proclaiming its love for James in a shrill, electronic voice. James has probably been tinkering with the robot's emotion circuits and is now paying the price. Oh James, you silly person!

#StreetPhotography   +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco  and +Tatiana Parmeeva 

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2013-06-15 09:50:12 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)

Embrace

This happens a lot. This happens more times than you might imagine.

"Excuse me, miss?" is how it starts. Or mister, sometimes. But not this time.

"Yes?" She's hooked. There's something about him that she finds intoxicating. I don't know if it's his eyes. They all have these intense eyes. Or it might be his lips. I've seen people stare at them before. I've even heard it might just be some sort of pheromone. I don't know about that. All I do know is that I'm immune to it which is why I'm here. And I know she's a goner.

"Can you form a teapot?"

How many times have I heard this now? I've lost count. It just sounds so innocent. Of course she can form a teapot. Everyone can form a teapot. We're all taught it at school but have you ever thought why? Who even uses a... more »

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2013-06-07 20:45:18 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)

A Filthy Habit

If I had my way it would be banned entirely. Sure, you can't do it in public buildings or workplaces now but that just sends them outside, and outside is the nice place. Why are we letting those people befoul the nice place? Ban it outright is what I say.

And yet it's often photogenic too. It can make the difference between an okay shot and a slightly-better-than-okay shot. It adds interest; the revolting is often the most interesting after all.

So I watched him, one of them, one of those people, and I waited. He looked guilty as he reached into his pocket and took out a packet. He unwrapped it and discarded the clear polythene into his bag; he'd dispose of it properly later. Shielding it all with his hands - shielding it from the wind or from the gaze of onlookers who might not approve? Who can say? - he took in a mouthful and some painful... more »

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2013-05-25 18:11:50 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 67 +1s)

The Cone Of Shame

"I feel like an idiot."

"You're fine."

"I look stupid."

"You look fine. Trust me."

"No. I really look stupid. Everyone will stare at me."

"Nobody will pay you any attention. They've seen it all before. Hell, they've seen far worse."

"You're just saying that. I look stupid."

"You don't look stupid. Please, can we just go out?"

"I don't know if I can cope with people staring at me all the time."

"They won't notice you. I promise."

"You're just saying that."

"Look, I'll stick a transparent cone around my neck and nobody will even see your shoes."

"You'd do that for me?"
... more »

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2013-05-15 20:33:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Boating For Landlubbers

I felt my stream needed some colour.

That's not a reference to anything urological in case you're wondering.

This was taken in Abingdon-on-Thames (as it's now known) on Monday. Earlier this year the area was very flooded (that'll be that Thames I'll warrant) and if I had to guess I'd say that this particular boat didn't quite make it back to the river when the waters subsided.

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2013-05-15 17:52:58 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

Starbucks Coffee

Times are hard if you're a large chain of coffee shops still facing a bit of public backlash over tax avoidance. Do you just wait it all out, relying on the media to find something new to get their teeth into and the laziness and short memory of the average consumer? Or do you try something to entice the customers back from Costa? Do you, perhaps, provide free front row seats to the latest sport sweeping the nation: Giant Street Skittles? Do you hope that the lure of big names from boules crossing over into the high stakes street sport world will bring in the coffee-lovers in sufficient numbers to offset compensating families for the inevitable skittles-related fatalities?

No, you wait it out, of course.

For #WindowWednesday curated by +Cheryl Cooper +Jason Kowing +J.J. Bentley +Jules Falk Hunter 

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2013-05-12 09:52:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

A Better World Is Possible

I'm always looking for ways to improve the world - sure, not everyone approves of my eugenics experiments and the way I recently tampered with the planet's grasses in an attempt to bioengineer flame-resistant cattle (I still firmly believe that ordering steak "well done" is one of the leading causes of unrest on Earth) - so I was immensely pleased to stumble upon a demonstration taking place in Manchester last weekend where it seemed they shared my ambitions.

I tried to determine just how it was that they were planning to improve things but couldn't spot a mad-scientist-looking individual amongst the throng. Eventually, though, I did see a gentleman holding up what appeared to be step one in the group's masterplan. I stopped him.

"Throw the tories out?" I asked him. "Interesting. Interesting. And then... more »

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2013-05-01 21:55:34 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 75 +1s)

Queue

"Is this the queue for Iron Man 3?"

"I... Sorry? What?"

"Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr reprising his role as Tony Stark in a mechanical suit. Sequel to Iron Man and its follow-up, Iron Man 2. Iron Man 3."

"You're joking, right?"

"About what?"

"About this being the queue for Iron Man 3."

"No. Why?"

"A queue by the side of the road?"

"Yes."

"A couple of benches and us lot sitting here in the sun?"

"It's not that unusual."

"I think you'll find it is."

"I was only asking."

"What's going on George?"

"This lady here wanted to know if this was the queue for Iron Man 3."... more »

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2013-04-25 21:21:34 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 72 +1s)

The Barber Shop Window

"And what can I do for you today, sir?"

"Just a little off the back and sides, and thin it out a bit, please."

"Certainly."

snip... snip...

"Lovely weather we're having."

"Mmmm, yes."

snip... snip...

"Going on holiday this year?"

"No, probably not."

"Understandable. The economy's still in a bit of a mess, isn't it?"

"You said it."

snip... snip...

"Okay then, that looks about right to me... any gel or wax on it?"

"Er, yes. Gel please."

"Gel it is."

"Ooh! That's cold!"

"Well, the testicles are very sensitive, sir."

"You're... more »

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2013-04-16 19:09:09 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)

Ask Me A Question

As the sign says: ask me a question.

I might even answer.

And the answer might contain some elements of truth.

But I wouldn't necessarily count on it.

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2013-04-13 12:39:19 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

Free House

Free house? Tom stopped dead in his tracks. It was an enticing offer. Obviously, he already had a house - the one he shared with Linda, his wife of forty years - but who couldn't use a second one? Maybe he could get around to getting one of those mistresses he'd read about and setting her up in it. Or, naturally, he could always sell the building and use the proceeds on a sports car; that was something he didn't already have.

No, no, he thought to himself. I've come out for some stationery and that's all I'm going back with. And Tom resumed his slow shuffle towards the bus stop to wait for the number 84.

Behind the windows of the building two figures glanced at one another with looks of mild frustration on their faces. The taller of the two ran his fingers through the ice cubes floating on the surface of the water in the bathtub; his... more »

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2013-04-06 10:10:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

A Warning From History

You've probably never heard of the Great Cutlery War if you're not an actual piece of cutlery, and even if you were a piece of cutlery with a Google+ account you may still never have heard of it as it was a dark period in the items' history; many knives and forks will still not mention this bloody period to their little teaspoons and sporks to this day.

You can imagine, therefore, that it took a great many meetings with lots of unsettling negotiating to finally get permission and funding for a memorial to this awful event and I was pleased to be there at the unveiling yesterday. The choice of sculpture - a reconstruction of the execution of paper cup traitors who sided with the plastic cutlery against the silverware in the Battle of Chichester Train Station - did not meet with everyone's approval, being seen as grisly by some or simply... more »

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2013-03-27 20:22:38 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 70 +1s)

Questions

"Hi, do you have a minute to answer a few questions?"

"That depends; are they about hats?"

"Hats? Oh, ha ha! No, no, nothing like that."

"Well that's good. I don't really know much about hats."

"No, these are questions about..."

"My wife, on the other hand, is quite knowledgeable where it comes to headwear. It's quite odd, really. I'm not sure why she knows the things she knows."

"Hmmm, that is odd, but, anyway, these questions aren't about hats at all."

"Then again, she has an irrational hatred of Peruvians - she considers them a deceptive bunch and it ires her immensely - and your hat looks like it's from that region."

"I see."

"She'd probably get quite... more »

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2013-03-11 20:06:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 80 +1s)

Love Me?

"Will you still love me when I'm bald?"

"Of course. I don't love you for your hair."

"And will you still love me when I put on weight?"

"Even more than now as there will be more of you!"

"And will you still love me when I'm a giant slug who walks around in a t-shirt and no trousers in a blizzard?"

"Absolutely!"

And she did.

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2013-03-02 08:55:29 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)

Market Stall

"I see you're interested in my pickled onions."

"I wasn't even looking at them! How dare you! Anyway, what do you expect when you're sitting like that? Oh! You mean the ones in the jar? Oh! Ha ha! You cheeky monkey!"

"Not quite, but... we've got some eggs left and we're down to the last few jars of lemon curd and preserves. Anything take your fancy? Other than my pickled onions, of course."

"Hee hee! You are a one! No, no, what I'm really looking for is fresh cantaloupe."

"Melons?"

"They're tucked beneath my jacket where you can't see them! See! Two can play at that game! But yes, cantaloupe melons. I'm making a cake for my niece and she does love cantaloupe melons on top."

"That's... quite bizarre. No,... more »

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2013-02-27 21:01:18 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)

Balancing Act

There comes a point in every bicyclist's life when he, she, or it discovers the singular joy that is keeping the bike as still as possible, standing on the pedals, and trying to keep balanced whilst wind, the dizzying force of the Earth's rotation, or butterflies alighting on shoulders do their utmost to assist gravity in sending the vehicle's owner crashing to the ground.

That point in life is usually around the age of seven or eight and it forms part of that area of growing up that involves trying to beat friends and impress people of the opposite or same or no sex.

Occasionally, though - just occasionally - this joy of balancing comes late in life to a cyclist. But just because it happens at an older age those desires to outdo friends or colleagues or show off aren't necessarily suppressed by wisdom. It happened today to this man and... more »

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2013-02-20 21:55:27 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)

DC Superheroes

Not to be confused with superheroes from American publications, the District of Chichester has its own motley collection of do-gooders battling the scourge of the south coast on a daily basis, and yesterday was try out day.

Most attendees didn't make the cut, of course, but the session did end well for a successful trio so I'd like to introduce the world to - and warn any potential supervillains about - Chichester's newest defenders of truth, liberty, and the West Sussex way of life:

Cumulus - With a cloud on his head and the ability to control water vapour, Cumulus is the man you need when a kettle is in danger of boiling over. Or if you're locked in a sauna.

Boa Constrictor - Scaly skin (the result of a refusal to help prop up the cosmetics industry and buy moisturiser) and unblinking eyes (maybe; difficult to tell really... more »

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2013-02-14 21:39:24 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

No Valentine

"I'm sorry, Gabrielle, I really am. I... I just can't do this anymore."

"On Valentine's day? Please tell me this is a horrible joke Michael!"

"I can't. I wish I could but..."

"Is it me? Is it me being pushy?"

"It's not that, no."

"Just because I'm wearing a wedding dress... it's a joke, it doesn't mean anything. It doesn't have to be like this!"

"I said it's not that. Can't we just leave it at that? Part ways as, well, maybe not friends, but just, you know, part?"

"Is it because I'm a mannequin? You said it didn't matter!"

"It doesn't! And it's not that. I told you I had a crush on Kim Cattrall in the movie Mannequin. You were - you are my Kim... more »

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2013-02-11 19:57:17 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)

Warm Inside

Condensation-formingly warm inside.

Outside - which is where I was as you can possibly tell - it was colder than a witch's tit.

My gloves: they do nothing to keep the feeling in the tips of my fingers!

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2013-02-09 10:48:32 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 75 +1s)

Street Hypnotist

"Look deep into my eyes... Feel yourself getting... Are you looking up my nostrils?"

"I'm very sorry; it's just that you're quite tall."

"Perhaps you're quite short! Ever think of that?"

"I have done on many occasions, thank you. Are you here to hypnotise me or insult me?"

"You're right, I'm sorry. I'm new to street hypnotism and a little nervous and, yes, that's no excuse for rudeness. Sorry. Again."

"That's okay. Why don't you have another go?"

"Thank you. Right... Look deep into my eyes..."

"I am looking deep into your eyes."

"Please... don't repeat what I'm saying."

"Is that one of those hypnotic commands because I have to say... more »

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2013-02-07 22:23:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 77 +1s)

President Putin's Present

In a wonderfully warm ceremony - a great counterpoint to the cold weather - Chichester was today twinned with Moscow. Vladimir Putin could not attend as he was busy posing topless for Judo Fishermen On Horses Quarterly (Russia's top-selling magazine dealing exclusively with fishermen who like both wearing pyjamas and the feel of a stallion between their thighs). However, to impress the importance of this bond between the two great cities the Russian President did send along an old woman with a headscarf as a gift of friendship. This will be a welcome addition to Chichester's existing collection of old women in odd headwear. President Putin, thank you.

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2013-02-04 18:37:47 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)

Fetch

A weekend of late nights and lots of drinking - a housewarming party in Basingstoke on Saturday and then Super Bowl last night - and I'm not as young as I used to be thanks to this stupid reality we live in. Shakes fist at linear time.

Fortunately, there's nothing better for clearing the cobwebs than having a day off work and a walk along a windswept beach in February. So that's what we did. Just me, my wife, and Frederick Jackson-Jones, our gull. We've raised Frederick Jackson-Jones from an egg; it was a duck egg but you know me and my tinkering with genetic material. Just can't stop meddling. Frederick Jackson-Jones can be a bit of a miserable pet at home in the Gull Cavern but once he's had his manacles removed and is allowed to fly free he's a different creature altogether. His favourite activity is catching lumps of coal that we throw for... more »

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2013-02-03 14:24:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)

Shadow

What curry, vast quantities of chocolate, range of cakes, wines, and local microbrewery real ales lurk in the joint birthday and housewarming party venue frequented last night in Basingstoke? The Shadow knows!

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2013-01-29 19:59:44 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

It Must Be Love

Unrelated to the photo, but I thought I'd share something that happened today. It's because I'm a sharer.

In addition to the job-stress-relief that comes from whipping the camera out I had a duty to perform this lunchtime; we have a housewarming/birthday to attend this weekend in Basingstoke which necessitated a brief stop in Hotel Chocolat to pick up some goodies.

I was accompanied by my colleague. He's male just like me (in case you've never caught on). This will become important. I picked up some gift chocolates for the weekend and some chocolates for personal consumption too (because it's the law) and then proceeded to pay for them at the till. A very friendly woman attended and offered the pair of us some fruit-filled, white chocolate hearts to let melt on our tongues while we waited for the card reader to read my card.... more »

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2013-01-28 19:48:04 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)

Love Books?

Dorothy does. She's so pleased with her new purchase she feels the need to text her friend Mary back at the office.

"I've picked up a new book." Dorothy doesn't go in for all that text-speak nonsense.

"GR8 WOT?" comes the reply. Mary doesn't share Dorothy's stance on sending messages using full words. Or correctly-spelt ones. And her phone needs a firmware update to fix an annoying issue that only permits uppercase characters.

"50 Shades of Grey..." is the reply from Dorothy. She glances nervously at the bag in which her book is located and then around her to ensure nobody has seen over her shoulder at the phone's small screen. There's a man with a camera on the bench over the road but it seems unlikely he'd be able to get a decent shot of her from there.

A trill from the... more »

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2013-01-27 15:41:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Wonders of Life starts tonight on the BBC so I thought I'd share this little chat I had with the scientific wonder that is Professor Brian Cox during a break in filming in Borneo.

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