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Lotus Carroll1,774,490This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also 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/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th 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, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0076  
UK Photography Community350,371An event where the image holds *memories of Summer.* MAX 10 images. Must be your photo. Must be shot in the UK, Ireland or Crown Dependencies.  *Show us what Summer really means to you!* IMAGES MUST FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE BASED IN THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  *Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed* We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great weekend everyone.  The UKPC Admin Team ♥ _any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asap_YOUR MEMORIES OF SUMMER PAST or PRESENT2015-07-25 19:00:0011  
Ryan Prince13,883An informal photowalk around the historical city of Winchester, the capital of the Kingdom of Wessex. The walk will take place within the bounds of the old city, and there will be a chance to see parts of the old city walls, the West Gate, the Great Hall, Wolvesey Castle, and of course Winchester Cathedral (we won't be going inside as this would be an extra cost, but you are welcome to visit before or after the walk - http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/). At the time of this walk, the famous Winchester Hat Fair will be taking place. The Hat Fair is the longest running arts fair in the UK and will certainly provide plenty of photo opportunities. Most of the fair is centred around the Cathedral, but be prepared to encounter performers anywhere around the city centre.  This photowalk will be limited to around 10 or 12 people.  If you are coming from afar, Winchester is on one of the main rail routes and is easily accessible from the A34 and M3. There are two very handy Park and Ride car parks - one to the south off M3 junction 11, and one to the east off M3 junction 10 (http://www.winchesterparkandride.co.uk/). *Note that the last bus to either park and ride is at about 6.30pm - check their timetable for precise details.* *Meeting Point: by Westgate, High Street.* *Info about The Great Hall:* suggested donation for large groups (which we will be) is £1.50 per person. From previous experience, tripods with rubber feet are permitted the The Great Hall. Photography is *not* permitted in the Long Gallery which off the main hall and leads to the shop.Winchester Photowalk2015-07-04 12:00:009  
Lotus Carroll1,774,490This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also 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/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features 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 so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00123  
Landscape Photography Show12,746*Landscape Photography Show #44: Horizon - Rules-of-Thirds* Some landscape photographs really appeal to us and others seem boring. Do you know why?  Your brain is being stimulated by composition, color, and contrast and it's all subconscious.  Your photos can be more interesting and appealing by knowing rules of composition and when to break those rules. Imagine two horizontal lines in your viewfinder that divides the space into three equal spaces.  Also imagine two vertical lines that also divide the view into thirds.  You now have a grid much like the tic-tac-toe game.  The four points where the lines intersect are called focal points.  We will have more about them later and also the vertical lines.  This event will focus on those horizontal lines. Study your landscape BEFORE you shoot.  In the viewfinder, place the horizon on one of those horizontal rule-of-thirds lines.  You will have 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground or 2/3 sky and 1/3 ground.  That composition is very pleasing to the viewer.  Having your horizon dead center is often boring and not interesting.   Horizons should be level!!  If you have sky and water, then having the horizon level is a MUST!!   If you have sky and ground, the "level" becomes more complicated.  If your horizon is very curvy with rolling hills for example, you won't have a level horizon and that's OK.  Your mind's eye knows that hills aren't level.  If your horizon is the boundary between sky and land and only a slight hill, you're mind's eye won't find it appealing when looking at the photograph of that view because the horizon isn't level.   You can trick your mind's eye by adding a vertical element to the composition that the viewer will "know" is vertical such as a tree.  You might put that vertical tree on one of those vertical rule-of-thirds lines.  Your mind knows that the tree is vertical and won't mind an unlevel horizon. Knowing when to break the rules is important too but make sure you have a good reason to break the basic rules of composition.  You might try getting added drama with 10-20% sky and 80-90% ground or vice versa.  Share your landscape photograph that displays a horizon using the horizontal rule-of-thirds.  In a comment on the photograph explain how you used this technique in your composition.  If you break the horizontal rule-of-thirds, tell us what you are trying to achieve.  Other participants will be discussing how you used this technique and asking you questions.  Please join the discussion on other photographs as well.  Feel free to leave comments and discuss on the main event as well. *General Rules:* 1) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be removed from the event. 2) *You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, f stop, speed etc.  Photos that don'tLPS Event #44: Horizon - Rule of Thirds2015-06-08 17:00:00586  
Heidi Anne Morris64,615Just for fun :) I've been having a great time following along with +Julieanne Kost's most recent +Adobe Photoshop tips using shapes. You "should" still be able to download a trial version of PS here https://creative.adobe.com/apps?trial=PHSP&promoid=JZXPS If you fancy posting your own creations i'd love to see what you come up with....they are REALLY easy to do and I learnt a little more about PS too ! Watch the video if you're not sure what to do.... So maybe I'll see you here? The event runs for one week starting this Saturday morning GMT.  Thank you ! ♥ H x  *TIPS ! * You "should" still be able to *download a trial version of PS* here https://creative.adobe.com/apps?trial=PHSP&promoid=JZXPS Not PS try +GIMP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uIbhBqT-4A *Free (for personal use) brushes* from Mel http://www.melsbrushes.co.uk/?p=1523 *Free Shapes* http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/freebies/handy-photoshop-custom-shapes/ *changing brushes into shapes... :O)* Stamp your logo or brush shape on a new white document. Now select your brush logo, as cleanly as possible. Then open the paths palette and Alt + click (Option on a Mac) on the fourth from left icon at the foot of the palette...'Make work path from selection'. This will enable you to set the tolerance, which needs to quite low so that the path matches the selection as closely as possible. Try .5 Click OK. Now go to Edit > Define Custom Shape. Name it & click OK. Your shape will appear at the end of the current set of custom shapes.  borrowed from..  Stevekin http://www.flickr.com/groups/photoshopsupport/discuss/72157602323751889/You better SHAPE up!2015-05-17 10:00:007  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Spring* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 30, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #36: Spring2015-03-23 21:00:00689  
UK Photography Community350,371*THIS IS A WEEKEND WORLDWIDE UKPC EVENT* If you have not yet circled the @101116887585805976409 you will need to do so in order for us to comment, +1 and share your photos. There are RULES ... (but not many! ;D) PICTURES MUST BE YOURS *IMAGES MUST HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF THE COLOUR PURPLE* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple NO limit to the amount of images NO restrictions who can post All are welcome Things to note... IF you cheat and we spot you posting something that is not in keeping with the above RULES we will send the 'UKPC EVENT moderators' after you! You will be removed from the event and public disgraced or worse! :D Event begins Friday GMT and ends Sunday evening GMT We look forward to seeing your *PURPLE* images & we'll share our favourites on the @101116887585805976409 page. The page has over *333,003 followers|10,148,094 views* Post your most outstanding pictures for a chance to be shared with a larger audience!  *SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!*UK PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY EVENT - THE COLOUR (COLOR) PURPLE!2015-03-13 15:30:0044  
UK Photography Community350,371*THIS IS A WEEKEND WORLDWIDE UKPC EVENT* There are RULES ... (but not many! ;D) PICTURES MUST BE YOURS *IMAGES MUST HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF THE COLOUR GREEN* NO limit to the amount of images NO restrictions who can post All are welcome Things to note... IF you cheat and we spot you posting something that is not in keeping with the above RULES we will send the 'UKPC EVENT moderators' after you! You will be removed from the event and public disgraced or worse! :D Event begins Friday evening GMT and ends Sunday evening GMT We look forward to seeing your *GREEN* images & we'll share our favourites on the @101116887585805976409 page. The page has over *333,003 followers|10,148,094 views* Post your most outstanding pictures for a chance to be shared with a larger audience!  *SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!*UK PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY EVENT - THE COLOUR (COLOR) GREEN!2015-03-06 20:00:0070  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Reflections* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 2, 2015, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #34: Reflections2015-02-23 22:00:00773  
Margot M0You are invited to make a quirky entrance into 2015 by submitting your images to this Once Only Event: *Rule Breakers Rule* In this event you get to break every photographic rule and, more importantly, play with breaking some of your own rules.  Perhaps this is the year to try Boring-Black&White, Freaking-Techno-Colour, In-your-Face-Street, Not-the-Rule-of-Thirds, Definitely Not-A-Straight-Horizon, Not-a-Thing-in-Focus, Take-Your-Clothes-Right-Off, Shot-from-the-Hip, Backlit-Shit, Another-Hippy-Dippy-Diptych, and many, many more. Anyway, who made these damn rules?  No irony intended, but here are the Rules of the Event:  * No more than two submissions per person * Add some clues about the rule you broke * Use #rulebreakersrule  on each images so we can find them. (No infractions please or the Rule Breaker Police will #uncircle , #block #ignore and #youwillbedeadtous ) Submissions from 21.01.15 - 31.01.15 @109935908035703002300 and I will chose the winner. We hope that in the process we don’t become #deadtoyou . The winner can choose a print from any of our images.  One from each of us. If you don't like our images, fair enough, we will send you a card :-) We will announce the winner by the 10 February 2015.  Peace and Have Fun... (Many thanks to @107253391394058390939 for the theme photo)Rule Breakers Rule2015-01-21 20:00:0029  
Fine Art Fantastic Photos5,442You want to win a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD with hundreds of online-training courses to strengthen your photographic skills? Then send us up to maximum 5 of your best Fine Art Fantastic pics. The Award will be granted approx. 4 weeks after the deadline by a jury of real-world art professionals. To enable good communications and plussing please add the organizers @112527225704468158520 @111799391995416167619 @102202857193383470434 - thanks and enjoy! To follow the shortlisting process you can join our FAF-community!Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner2015-01-14 23:00:0010  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  My Special Place*  *What's your special place?  Share a photo of it to the event and IN A COMMENT, tell us where it is and what makes it special.*     General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, January 19, 2015, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #31: My Special Place2015-01-12 22:00:00698  
Heidi Anne Morris64,615*Calling all DOG owners & dog lovers!*  *The WINTER "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Saturday 20th December 2014*  *You don't have to be the dogs owner to post your photos but you MUST be the owner of the photo :) Once again we will all be looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥  A selections of previous event photos here...  http://is.gd/83VDm4 You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *_event is open for OVER 24hrs_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You might also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER - WINTER issue)2014-12-21 01:00:0052  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Best of 2014 People's Choice* *Give us your best Landscape Photograph taken in 2014!!* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.   *The date field in "photo details" MUST be 2014.  Those taken prior to 2014 will be removed.* 5) This is People's Choice so your vote matters!!  Plus one your own photo and ask your friends to help you out.  You are the judge of this event so give plus ones on those that you really like.   6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, December 22, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate in the contest *and they may win!!*  We do this because our members are the judges!!   9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!! 10) *This contest is limited to members with less than 100K followers.*LPC Contest #29: Best of 2014 People's Choice2014-12-15 22:00:00711  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Water in Macro* Water in any form: drops, ice, snow, steam, fog etc.  It MUST be a macro photograph and it MUST contain some form of water!!  Find your favorite photograph meeting those requirements.  Share it to the event!! Snowflakes or frozen water crystals would be great to see. General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, December 8, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #28: Water in Macro2014-12-01 22:00:00466  
UK Photography Community350,371Open to any flavour of photo as long as it has at least one significant circle. Can be abstract as well as real life. This is NOT specific to crop circles - just thought the video was fun. Just let your imagination flow. Must be your photo.   No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed, so make sure your image has a connection to that circle! We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great week everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asapIMAGES WITH A DOMINANT CIRCLE OR CIRCLES2014-11-25 19:00:0073  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Textures in the Landscape* Find your favorite landscape photograph that displays an element of texture.  Share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, November 24, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #27: Textures in the Landscape2014-11-17 22:00:00624  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome - NOT B&W* Find your favorite Monochrome landscape photograph that is NOT Black and White.  All photographs should be of the same hue or hues within the same color palate such as sepia.  They may NOT be B&W.   Share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the Monochrome category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, November 10, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W2014-11-03 22:00:00648  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  My Favorite Season* Find your favorite landscape photograph from your favorite season of the year and share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and represent a season of the year: spring, summer, fall, winter. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, October 27, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #25: My Favorite Season2014-10-20 22:00:00684  
COOL PIXX32,677*Show us your best Urban & Street Shot !* *The best three images, voted by the audience, will be featured on the COOL PIXX Page.* Upload your own original shots, vote and comment ! Only Urban & Street photographs allowed - other kind of photographs will be deleted without discussions. Only one image per photographer, more will be deleted ! Only your own shots - no copyright infringers invited ! *This event is for promoting streetphotography and nothing else.* *Show us your vision  - show us your @106271242221952762215 ;-).* This contest event is dedicated to have fun together with watching great photography and to be inspired with new ideas and concepts. If you have questions - please ask ;-). Michael Sonntag*1st COOL PIXX - Urban & Street Photography Contest*2014-10-16 00:00:00151  
Landscape Photography Show12,746Landscape Photography Show Episode #41 with Dan Hughes "Exposure" Come join Professional Photographer and post-processing guru @101310898885731292139  and the @114888971165518552849  Team on Tuesday September 9th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Dan is a photographer and Post Processing Guru, and a trains people in using a variety of post processing software. He loves to share his knowledge and help others with photography and processing! Come learn from the very best! Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849  page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! Share your favorite landscape photographs where exposure is an important element . Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air! Join the fun on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #41 with Dan Hughes "Exposure"2014-10-08 04:00:00642  
Landscape Photography Community9,432Landscape Photography Community:  Worldwide Photo Walk This special contest is in honor of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk on October 11, 2014.   *SPECIAL RULES for this contest only:* *The landscape photograph that you post MUST be taken during the event.  That is, it must be a current photograph taken between October 6, 2014 and October 13, 2014.* *The date of the photograph will be determined by the date in the "Photo Details" EXIF data when you view the photograph large in the event.  Photographs taken outside this date range WILL BE REMOVED!!!* *Optional: In the first comment, tell us in what city you will participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk.* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, October 13, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #24: Worldwide Photo Walk2014-10-06 22:00:00324  
Paul Griffiths3,848Fresh from visting Photokina I'll be talking Fuji and accessories with Matthew MaddockLive and Uncut : Episode #242014-09-19 21:30:0025  
UK Photography Community350,371An event to celebrate all things farmy - be it Farm houses, Barns, crops, tractors, farm animals, livestock auctions, etc. Showcase the great British and Irish Agricultural Industry and landscape! Just so you city dwellers have half a chance to participate it is open to your allotment crops and to any specialist Farmers Markets if you have them. Sorry but that doesn't mean the local duck pond or the vegetable section at Tesco's! The event doesn't open until Thursday 18th Sept and closes the following Monday. That gives you two weekends to get out there.  It's harvest time in many parts of the country, so no excuses for lack of Farmy activity! Must be your photo.   No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed, so make sure your image has a connection to agriculture production (not supermarket sales). We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great week everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asapAgricultural Photos2014-09-18 19:00:0072  
Landscape Photography Community9,432*Landscape Photography Community:  Wild Things* In honor of our category Wild Things, your photographs MUST be appropriate for that category!!  Photos in this category should contain a WILD animal.  The animal may be in the wild or in a zoo or conservation area.  NO dogs, cats, pets, or domestic animals are allowed.  Only original photographs are allowed. *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community AND the Wild Things category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 1, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #21: Wild Things2014-08-25 22:00:00427  
UK Photography Community350,371A @101116887585805976409  24hr event - open to *ALL* worldwide - please only post your own photos. We'd like to see something that fits the theme of * 'Happy & Peaceful'*. No photo limit BUT don't post a whole album in one go! :)  Invite your friends ! :0) Cheers! See you there! ♥A UKPC Worldwide event, featuring your images of Something happy and peaceful2014-07-20 14:30:0054  
Daria Musk3,681,836*Expand to read the story and learn how to join live!* Three years ago to the day, I stood in front of my computer - a guitar in my hands, songs in my heart, fingers trembling - about to press a button that said, "Hangout". I was still waterlogged with rainy nights of lugging my amps into tiny clubs and tears from the not-knowing-what-would-happen to my dreams. That night, when I hit "Hangout" you saved my dreams, you saved me. Your faces popped in. We sang all night. Six hours later my heart was six million times bigger and I would never be the same. Every year I want to celebrate that day. I want to thank you face to face. I want to meet back at our special place and sing your praises. It's time for Hangoutiversary III.  *PLEASE, BE CELEBRATED* So please, meet me on July 16th. Right here, inside the place where we had our virtual first date. Comment back and let me know that you're planning to come, I will organize special circles of you all, so we can rotate the 10 seats and meet and meet and meet again. I'll sing our songs of celebration. I'll sing new songs of adoration, to you and this crazy world that gives us a chance just when we think maybe it can't. Come with your hopes and your dreams to be amplified and your updates and your friends and families and fantasies. Let's sing 'til our throats go weak and dance in front of computer screens, like the silly beautiful people we know ourselves to be.   *HOW TO HANG* In case you're new or rusty all you have to do to join this Hangout is:   ✪ RSVP a big fat *yes* here. ✪ On Wednesday, July 16th come back to this page when the Hangout starts (6PM Eastern US Time). ✪ You can watch or click "join" to on my page @100974258168375166691! ✪ Don't for get to comment and let me know if you want to join and around what time. I'll be sure to circle you and invite you when you're web-camera-ready! ✪ Come with song requests, stories and even a "dream to amplify". The theme of this hangout is #amplifyyourdreams  cause that's what you guys did for me. You turnt it up to 11! *SRSLY, MESSAGE ME* Send me a private message or chat or comment to me here if you'd like to arrange a special invite or if you're new and want to join the family and need some tips for getting in. I think I'm going to make invite circles for each half hour, so let me know when you want to join. Everyone's invited. It's really the greatest possible gift, just to let me sing for you and get to know you again and again and again.  *SPREAD THE LOVE* Share this invite too. Let's grow the family. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine and deserves some showcased virtual face-to-face time. *XO, Daria* PS. *CONNECTED BY* This concert celebration is being supported by our new friends at CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. CO-OP is all about connection, just like our epic House Of Blues Concert, they've partnered up with us to make sure we stay together and keep banking on this amazing feeling we get when we connect through ethernet lines HANGOUTIVERSARY CONCERT2014-07-17 00:00:00386  
UK Photography Community350,371For this UKPC Event *The main subject of the photograph must be DAISY FLOWER/S* (any colour of daisy is acceptable). Any image considered not to fit the theme will be removed. *SIX IMAGES MAX per photographer are welcome FROM any location in the WORLD* (you don't have to be in the UK or Crown Dependencies to post). For the UKPC and our members to be able to +1 & comment on your images you must add the @101116887585805976409 to your circles.  The images must belong to you. DO NOT ADD WHOLE ALBUMS AT ONCE PLEASE. The event is open until Sunday evening 25th May 2014 GMT Pretend Bonus Points & MAJOR KUDOS to the person who posts an image of a Daisy the furthest distance away from the UK. We are looking forward to seeing images from our members and followers!! :DAISY FLOWERS - A UKPC GLOBAL PHOTO POSTING EVENT2014-05-22 23:00:0070  
UK Photography Community350,371An event where the predominant colour in the image MUST BE *PURPLE!* *PURPLE WE SAY!!!! PURPLE PURPLE PURPLE ... NOT mostly green or red or blue - PURPLE ;O)) - open until Monday night Must be your photo. Must be shot in the UK or Crown Dependencies.  Get your PURPLE images posted here - old and new images welcome, THE MORE PURPLE THE BETTER!!! Please let us know if you've gone to the trouble of shooting especially for this event. No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  *Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed*, so make sure your image has A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COLOUR *PURPLE* in it - PURPLE cakes allowed! :)  We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great week everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ _any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asap_THE COLOUR PURPLE - PURPLE MUST BE THE MAJOR COLOUR!2014-05-10 23:30:0054  
UK Photography Community350,371An event where the predominant colour in the image is *RED!* *RED WE SAY!!!! RED ... not mostly green ;O)) - open until Monday night Must be your photo. Must be shot in the UK or Crown Dependencies.  Get your RED images posted here - old and new images welcome, THE MORE RED THE BETTER!!! Please let us know if you've gone to the trouble of shooting especially for this event. No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  *Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed*, so make sure your image has A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COLOUR *RED* in it - RED cakes allowed! :)  We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great week everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ _any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asap_THE COLOUR RED2014-03-29 23:30:0060  
Margaret Tompkins145,353*Landscape Photography Community:  A River Runs Through It* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a river running through the landscape.  It can also be a stream or waterfall surrounded by the landscape. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 31, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 11: A River Runs Through It2014-03-24 21:00:00480  
UK Photography Community350,371An event where the predominant colour in the image is *BLUE!* Must be your photo. Must be shot in the UK or Crown Dependencies.  If you need a boost of inspiration watch the linked video ;)  or have look here... http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr#colors=19668f;weights=100; Get your BLUE images posted here - old and new images welcome. Please let us know if you've gone to the trouble of shooting especially for this event. No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  *Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed*, so make sure your image has A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COLOUR *BLUE* in it - BLUE cakes allowed! :)  Forthcoming  event  - *Environmental Portraits* We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great week everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ _any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asap_THE COLOUR BLUE2014-03-10 10:30:0084  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES photographed in United Kingdom, Ireland  and Crown Dependencies* - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED  ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNER during March 2014 - your image *MUST* be of landscape orientation - no exceptions. *PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit our about page for more details.*  *NO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES* *BUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                    ↓ *this is an ALL WEEK LONG event* _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community WE ARE SEEKING A NEW UKPC PROFILE IMAGE for the month of MARCH 20142014-03-02 19:00:0052  
UK Photography Community350,371*YOUR IMAGE MUST BE ON @104455368165538982690  TO BE POSTED IN THIS EVENT & YOU NEED TO PROVE IT WITH A LINK - please!* This is an event with a slight difference. We are basing it on photographs uploaded onto the UKPC Group on Panoramio.     We have provided some information on how to use Panoramio so this details section is slightly longer than normal. *Please read all of this section.* Some of you might be currently active Panoramio users and members of the UKPC group, you might like to make use of Panoramio.  *THE THEME* The event theme and the philosophy behind the UKPC Panoramio group can be best described by this simplistic scenario: *"A fellow UK Photography community member contacts you saying they are coming to your area for a few days, could you recommend some good photo locations."* *Where would you recommend?* There are no restrictions on number of photos per person for Panoramio or the event Must be from UK and Crown Dependencies Can be Landscape, Seascape or Urban. Can also be people/animals [but associated with a geographical location and repeatable e.g. people watching in a regular street market, not just transient events.] Not necessarily looking for your very best technical photos, just those that justify the uniqueness and photographic interest of your favourite local spots. *HOW TO UPLOAD TO PANORAMIO AND JOIN THE UKPC GROUP* Visit the UKPC Panoramio group - found through this link: http://www.panoramio.com/group/299902 You can log on to Panoramio with your G+ log in - in fact you will be already logged in when you link. First set up your Panoramio page and upload some photos Apply for UKPC Panoramio group membership Then select your photos for the group. To assist you there are some screenshots in two albums, how to upload to Panoramio and how to join the UKPC group and add photos at the links below: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101116887585805976409/photos/101116887585805976409/albums/5983169018549828161 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101116887585805976409/photos/101116887585805976409/albums/5983170882288861921 Panoramio itself has a very good help section, which details how to do the above and much more: http://www.panoramio.com/help If you have any questions please add them in to the event page and the moderators and other members will help. *SOME KEY INFO ABOUT PANORAMIO* The essence of Panoramio is it displays photos in their exact geographic location. By adding your photos to Panoramio they will be visible in Google Maps and Google Earth once (and if) selected. Map display selection is undertaken by Google Maps and Google Earth, which are separate entities within Google (not by UKPC or Panoramio) But your uploaded photos will be instantly visible in Panoramio and in the UKPC group (once you add them into the group). However selection and uploading into Google Maps or Google Earth is not instant (or guaranteed) - they can both take upto 4 weeks to show up on the maps - so please be patientThe UKPC Group on Panoramio2014-02-25 20:00:0025  
UK Photography Community350,371Thinking of staying in this weekend? Weather getting you down? Have you turned to food for comfort? We Have ! :) We'd like to see *ONE SHOT* from you of *A FOOD SHELF IN YOUR KITCHEN* Show us what you eat !  :)  Must be ONE picture, taken by you of your food shelf in your kitchen. Anything else will be removed. You can only enter this event if you reside in the UK, Ireland or Crown Dependencies. If you live elsewhere in the world keep an eye on our stream, we do hold Worldwide events once a month too! We look forward to seeing your images!  Best regards The @101116887585805976409 admin teamA FOOD SHELF IN YOUR KITCHEN (UK, Ireland & Crown Dependencies Only please)2014-02-15 10:00:0028  
UK Photography Community350,371For this UKPC Event *The main subject of the photograph must be WATER* (including ice, snow, steam etc). Any image considered not to fit the theme will be removed. *Four IMAGES per photographer are welcome FROM any location in the WORLD* (you don't have to be in the UK or Crown Dependencies to post). For us and our members to be able to +1 & comment on your images you must add the @101116887585805976409 to your circles.  The images must belong to you. The event is open until Sunday evening 9th February GMT We are looking forward to seeing images from our members and followers!! :) WATER WATER EVERYWHERE...2014-02-08 08:30:00103  
UK Photography Community350,371An event where the predominant colour in the image is *ORANGE!* We'd like to see some warm cheerful images to distract us from our Winter blues please.  Must be your photo. Must be shot in the UK or Crown Dependencies.  If you need a boost of inspiration watch the video ;)  or have look here... http://is.gd/LhmNzU or here http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr#colors=f68e2b;weights=100; Get your oranges, sunsets, flower petals, autumn trees, pumpkins etc posted here - old and new images welcome. Please let us know if you've gone to the trouble of shooting especially for this event. No limit to the amount of images SO LONG AS THEY FIT THE EVENT THEME & YOU AND THE PICTURE ARE FROM THE UK and/or Crown Dependencies, not forgetting Ireland  :)  *Any photograph that doesn't fit the theme will be removed*, so make sure your image has A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COLOUR *ORANGE* in it - orange cakes allowed! :)  Next Month's event - Beginning of February - *Environmental Portraits* We look forward to seeing the images you share. Have a great weekend everyone. The UKPC Admin Team ♥ _any questions, please just leave a comment in the event stream and an admin will be in touch asap_THE COLOUR ORANGE2014-02-01 22:00:0084  
Margaret Tompkins145,353*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. It can be Black and White or Sepia or any single color or tone.  No color photographs allowed.  It's the absence of color that we are featuring.   5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than February 3, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at February 5, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC and profiles with more than 1 million followers may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 7: Monochrome2014-01-27 22:00:0010  
UK Photography Community350,371A 'Seasonal' event for the UKPC Members only please. If you are not a member and would like to join please see our about page for details. +UK Photography Community  *12 PICTURES EACH - MAX!!* Pictures of what Santa brought you for Christmas - no other type of images allowed. n.b. Eye Brush used in banner from http://qbrushes.net/eyes-brush-4/LOOK WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS! :0)2013-12-26 08:00:0041  
UK Photography Community350,371A 'Seasonal' event for the UKPC Members only please. If you are not a member and would like to join please see our about page for details. +UK Photography Community  *3 PICTURES EACH - MAX!!* Seasonal imagesUKPC HOLIDAY SEASON PICTURE SHARING EVENT2013-12-23 15:30:0060  
UK Photography Community350,371*'INTRODUCE YOURSELF'* Event :)  You are allowed to post *Only ONE photo - it can be a collage (it doesn't have to be a selfie) - add some text about you (TELL US WHAT REGIONAL NUMBER YOU ARE IN THE UK) in the comment box under the photo once it's in the event stream - PLUS links to you on the web. TELL US HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN USING GOOGLE PLUS - we might be able to help you if you are new- join our community*  https://plus.google.com/b/101116887585805976409/communities/102309570842915194907 OPEN TODAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY *REGIONS* (we circle you back based on the region you are from) *North East England* 1. Northumberland 2. Tyne and Wear 3. County Durham *North West England* 4. Cumbria 5. Lancashire 10. Greater Manchester 11. Merseyside 12. Cheshire *Yorkshire and the Humber* 6. North Yorkshire 7. East Riding of Yorkshire       8. South Yorkshire 9. West Yorkshire *West Midlands* 18. Staffordshire 19. Shropshire 20. Herefordshire 21. Worcestershire 22. West Midlands 23. Warwickshire *East Midlands* 13. Derbyshire 14. Nottinghamshire 15. Lincolnshire  16. Rutland 17. Leicestershire 24. Northamptonshire *East of England*  25. Cambridgeshire 26. Norfolk 27. Suffolk 28. Essex 29. Hertfordshire 30. Bedfordshire *South West England* 33. Gloucestershire 34. Bristol 35. Somerset 36. Wiltshire 45. Dorset 46. Devon 47. Cornwall *South East England* 31. Buckinghamshire       32. Oxfordshire 37. Berkshire 39. Kent 40. East Sussex 41. West Sussex 42. Surrey 43. Hampshire 44. Isle of Wight *London* 38. Greater London *Scotland* 48. Aberdeen & Grampian  49. Angus & Dundee 50. Argyll 51. Ayrshire 52. Dumfries & Galloway 53. Edinburgh & the Lothians 54. Fife 55. Glasgow & Clyde Valley 56. The Scottish Highlands 57. Orkney  58. The Outer & Inner Hebrides 59. Perthshire 60. The Scottish Borders 61. The Shetland Islands 62. Stirling & The Trossachs *Wales* *North Wales* 63. Llandudno and Colwyn Bay 64. North Wales Borderlands 65. Rhyl and Prestatyn 66. Snowdonia Mountains and Coast 67. The Isle of Anglesey: *Mid Wales*  68. Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay 69. Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons *West Wales* 70. Carmarthenshire 71. Pembrokeshire 72. Swansea *South Wales* 73. Cardiff 74. South Wales Valleys 75. Wye Valley and Vale of Usk 76. Glamorgan Heritage Coast *Ireland* see event stream for numbers *Crown Dependencies* 109. Guernsey 110.Isle of Man 111. Jersey 113. Alderney *ExPats* 112. ********* Post more than one image and you'll be deleted! _just sayin'_ Thank you for joining in !! ♥ Best wishes from TEAM UKPC ALL ABOUT YOU ! ONE PICTURE & UK PEOPLE ONLY!! please2013-11-30 09:30:00108  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of SHOES!!! The UKPC would love to see images of *Your Favourite Shoes - THREE images MAX - must have a short note (or long story) added under the image in the comments, please. We’d like to know what the shoes mean to you, are they yours? A family member? A pet? :). The shoes don't have to be yours but the photos must have been taken by you.* DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *What we ask of YOU, if you’d like to take part:..* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - Please do not post all images in one go. "Please stagger your posting, i.e. please alternate your post with other event participants." To summarise post one, take a break, let someone else post, come back and post again another time.  - Please *add a comment* under the image after posting as requested above - you *may* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! *To summarise* Circle the UKPC, post after someone else has, tell us about the picture, add your website links etc, ask us if you are stuck. :)  ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *About the picture you post* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*  !!!!! images per person - the image *must* fit the theme! - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - Submissions accepted from professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than the requested about of images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location or add your own comment                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekend event and runs until Sunday evening . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. *There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image.* Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forwYOUR FAVOURITE SHOES ~ SHOE PORTRAITS2013-11-16 08:30:0034  
SmugMug46,409*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of December.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *Disclaimer - By submitting a photo, you are granting SmugMug permission to upload and share the photo, with all credit of course, to any of our social channels...and that is all...only social channels (Google+, Facebook, Twitter)! How else could we share your photo with the public when you win? :)* One Photo per person *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For December event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on November 30st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on December 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the January event, which will also be open for submissions by January *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For December 20132013-11-01 08:30:0071  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of  *Autumn Colour In The UK* DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *What we ask of YOU, if you’d like to take part:..* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - Please do not post all images in one go. Otherwise, all your images will be removed. "Please stagger your posting, i.e. please alternate your post with other event participants." To summarise post one, take a break, let someone else post, come back and post again another time.  - Please *add a comment* under the image after posting e.g. location and relevance to UK - you *may* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! *To summarise* Circle the UKPC, post after someone else has, tell us about the picture, add your website links etc, ask us if you are stuck. :)  ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *About the picture you post* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - a maximum entry of !!!!  *FIVE*   !!!!! images per person - the image *must* fit the theme! - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - images may be shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than the requested about of images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location or add your own comment                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES The event starts on Monday and Runs Until Wednesday . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. *There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image.* Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community admin team!Autumn Colour In The UK2013-10-28 09:00:0077  
Margot M0Okey Dokey ..... I'm proposing a walk through Richmond town into Richmond Park and ending in a pub on Richmond Hill or on the Thames.  Date: Saturday 26 October.  Meet: Outside Richmond Station (accessible by Overland or District Line Underground) at 13.30. Will confirm nearer time exactly where we should meet.  I know the area well but would absolutely hesitate to call myself The Walk Leader. I will liaise with  +Andrew Clifton-Brown +Anna Robertson Davis and +Nikki C who I am sure are more on tops of these things (like maps)  Let us know if you are interested!Richmond-Upon-Thames and Richmond Park2013-10-26 13:30:0010  
Robert SKREINER1,221,969+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001949  
SmugMug46,409*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00145  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of  *THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUBLIC* The UKPC would love to see your images of *Great facial expressions, portraits, extra points for crazy self portraits ! ;O)* … _you get the idea?_ DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *What we ask of YOU, if you’d like to take part:..* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - Please *do not* post all images in one go. Otherwise, all your images will be removed. "Please stagger your posting, i.e. please alternate your post with other event participants." To summarise _post one, take a break, let someone else post, come back and post again another time._  - Please *add a comment* under the image after posting e.g. location and relevance to UK - you *may* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! *To summarise* Circle the UKPC, post after someone else has, tell us about the picture, add your website links etc, ask us if you are stuck. :)  ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ *About the picture you post* ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - a maximum entry of !!!!  *FIVE*   !!!!! images per person - the image *must* fit the theme! - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - images may be shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than the requested about of images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location or add your own comment                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekend event and runs until Sunday evening . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. *There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image.* Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community admin team!THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUBLIC2013-09-20 19:00:0048  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to participate in a Cloud Photography event. Photographed in United Kingdom, the Whole of Ireland & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *Six*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than six images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This event will run until Fiday 20th September 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community admin team!Cloud/Sky Photography2013-09-07 20:00:0091  
UK Photography Community350,371Yorkshire is the best European Destination, show us your photos of Yorkshire here! The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in "Show us your shots of YORKSHIRE". Photographed in United Kingdom, the Whole of Ireland & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in Yorkshire - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to midnight Wednesday . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))Show us your shots of YORKSHIRE - Yorkshire declared #1 Euro-Destination2013-09-03 01:00:0035  
UK Photography Community350,371*The sole purpose of this event is to capture those who wish to be notified of all future UKPC events* On completion of the event a notification circle for events will be created, this circle will be used to notify you of any UKPC events being held. Your comments on the event and what they mean ... _If you comment_ *Yes* / *add me* (you'll be added to event notification circle) _If you comment_ *No* (You will not be added to event notification circle but will remain circled by the UKPC) _If you comment_  *Remove* (you will be removed from all UKPC circles) WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU :)Future Event Notification2013-08-04 13:30:00305  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *SUMMER “Blink and you'll miss it”SUMMER visits the UK*. Photographed in United Kingdom, the Whole of Ireland & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK/ Ireland / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community admin team!SUMMER “Blink and you'll miss it” ... SUMMER visits the UK2013-07-23 20:00:00116  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a *Black & White Event* shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. This event is open to anyone with the proviso that if you are from outside the UK your shot was taken *IN* the UK This event will be open until the 28th June so you have plenty of time to get your entry in. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *TWO*   !!!!! images per person - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - please *add a comment* to the image. - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community *if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!* YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than two images - post anything off topic                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a week long event and runs from today until Friday . When the event starts a button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top near the comments. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO Moderator's decision is final to the validity of the entry. HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team! Video *"The Story Behind Ansel Adams' Most Iconic Black and White Photograph."* created by @113622504050183066162 Black & White2013-06-23 16:00:0056  
Alex Lindsay28,837Just an hour or so of aimless chit chat. Don't come too late. I haven't slept yet. It's not going to be a late night. :)Drinks at The Lord Nelson2013-05-25 18:00:002  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of Flora photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *SIX*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than Six images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to 08:00 Wednesday 29th May . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Floral2013-05-23 07:00:00124  
Quiet London5,519Introducing our newest team member +James O'Gorman!  Let’s hope he knows the back streets of London better than +Yoon-Mi Kim! We’ll be meeting at Victoria train station (Cafe Ritazza near Platform '1-7' next to the Iron Duke pub) for our next Quiet London walk, then winding our way through the London streets, ending at Trafalgar Square and maybe having a drink somewhere nearby. We’ll be sharing jokes, photography tips and just shooting the breeze. Everyone is welcome, no matter what sort of camera you have or what standard you think you are :) We look forward to walking, talking and shooting with you!Victoria calling! What's a name change between friends....;)2013-05-18 13:00:0020  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in an Event based on the theme 'Industrial' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This event runs from Saturday 11th May 2013 - Tuesday 14th May 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Industrial2013-05-11 08:00:0075  
UK Photography Community350,371Keeping it simple.... *12 (maximum) OF YOUR BEST SHOTS in ONE ALBUM - post a link to the album in the comments please* The event is not open to posting images just your album link. *Make it a G+ PUBLIC album please, It's easy to share and display them all here* *YOUR IMAGES MUST HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE UK*  +UK Photography Community  favourites will be posted to the UKPC Page :O) If you like a link give it a "plus" ♥ Any questions please ask. Open NOW for one week from today - Tuesday 30th April 2013. _posted by_ +Heidi Anne Morris  Folks not following the above request when posting will be removed with out question, e.g. more than the requested amount of images, posting some one elses images ... etc etc 12 (maximum) OF YOUR BEST SHOTS, Photographed in the UK in ONE ALBUM - post a link to the album in the comments please2013-04-30 08:00:0060  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in an event based on the theme *Telephoto* photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. Definition for telephoto. APS-C        Above 70mm Full Frame   Above 85mm DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to 19:00 on Sunday. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Telephoto2013-04-17 18:00:0067  
Heidi Anne Morris64,615                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4895  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of 'BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This event will run from Sunday 24th March 2013 to midnight Wednesday 27th March 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  mod team! +Raya Ozruso-Cottrell +Louise Burrows  +Mathew Hanley +Gerard Charnley +Andy Burke +Stuart Dyckhoff +Shaun Stewart +John LeFebvre +Lee Black +Heidi Anne Morris BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES2013-03-24 12:00:0057  
UK Photography Community350,371The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of 'Reflections' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions. DISCLAIMER: By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out *About* page for more details. WHAT TO POST: - goes without saying that the image *must* fit the theme! - a maximum entry of !!!!  *THREE*   !!!!! images per person - image *must* have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies - image *must be your own* and you must own the copyright - software manipulation *is* permitted, e.g. creating a reflection - images taken prior to the event *are* permitted for this event - please *do not* post all images in one go: spread them out - please *add a comment* to the image, re location and relevance to UK - you *can* include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere - *anyone* in the world can post an image - you *must* have circled the +UK Photography Community  - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event! YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU: - post more than 3 images - post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies - fail to add the location                  WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMES This is a weekday event and runs to midnight Wednesday . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O)) OTHER INFO - Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap  - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies HOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITY Please visit +UK Photography Community *ABOUT* page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O))  We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Reflections2013-03-10 01:00:0085  
Quiet London5,519Our next @113043236129480244763 walk is going to take us from the Monument at London Bridge, through the City and onto the Temple tube station. (This will be slightly longer than our previous walks, so this could be a good place to jump off if needed!) We'll then wind our way through to Covent Garden where we'll be able to get some excellent chances at street photography. We'd love it if you'd dawdle with us on our March walk through parts of inner London, laugh at bad jokes and catch up with old acquaintances and hopefully make some new ones. We look forward to walking, talking and shooting with you!Quiet London - Monumental Monument!2013-03-02 14:00:0030  
UK Photography Community350,371*PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF THE NATIVE BRITISH TREES* photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.*_        ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *__________________________________________________________________* *A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF THREE IMAGES PER PERSON*  _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *PLEASE DON'T POST ALL OF YOUR IMAGES IN ONE GO, PLEASE TRY TO STAGGER YOUR ENTRY'S* *IMAGES MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU* *__________________________________________________________________* *please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap* *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a Tree or Trees in the United Kingdom or Crown Dependencies. Please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                 ↓ *this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event* *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community  ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris  *info only* - What are Crown Dependencies? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependencies *What are native trees?* The UK's native trees are usually defined as trees that arrived and grew here naturally after tYour images of NATIVE BRITISH TREES2013-02-06 20:00:0084  
UK Photography Community350,371JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED  ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNER *PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the  UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner.  Please visit out about page for more details.*  _The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *NO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES* *BUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is an ALL WEEK LONG event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00200  
Google UK709,957It's snowing already in parts of the country, with more expected throughout the day. Join this Google+ event and share your photos of the snow in your area. Use the #UKSnow hashtag, say where the photograph was taken and we'll re-share the best! Snow Time!2013-01-18 09:30:00561  
UK Photography Community350,371*You must have your entries in by 8:30pm UK time the following Sunday. The top 5 will be announced at roughly 9:00pm UK time.* In order to qualify the photo must be your own and you must also use the themes hash tag and says it's curated by +UK Photography Community for example, " #ColdWeekendThemeChallenge curated by +UK Photography Community  / +Mathew Hanley "  this helps us find the photo.  You *MUST* also make sure the work you enter is your own work  By getting involved you're giving us permission to use your entry photo in the top 5 post if your entry was No.1 you will be credited Remember you can be anywhere in the world!Cold Weekend Theme Challenge2013-01-16 20:00:00109  
Heidi Anne Morris64,615*WATCH THE VIDEO > HAVE A GO > POST A PHOTO* This is the first of what might become a regular event...of *FUN ON FRIDAYS!* I thought it might be fun to *GET CREATIVE* with the G+ Community via an EVENT :) This one is all about *FILM STRIPS* created from your own pictures. Attached is a *2 minute tip* from +Gavin Hoey on how to create a film strip using +Adobe Photoshop. Gavin is a superb tutor and makes learning new photographic skills a lot of fun, it's so easy! I often post his excellent tutorials over on my G+ page +Photographic Learning Resources  Why not have a go? I'm posting my first attempt from a few years ago, it's not all that .. lol, I'm sure I could do better but it was great fun. I look forward to seeing yours here soon - you can post as many as you like so long as they are in the *film strip* format. Anything else will be removed - cheers ♥ All my best Heidi  www.heidiannemorris.comWEEKEND PS FUN! ~ CREATE YOUR OWN FILM STRIP2013-01-05 22:00:0021  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of *IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUB* photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *NO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES* *BUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris YOUR IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUB ~ PLEASE SHARE2012-12-22 12:30:00122  
Photo Processing Challenge390*Last Photo Processing Challenge of 2012* Hello friends! The last challenge of year 2012 is something special. We have selected a photo from +David Smith for you to process, thanks David for donating your photo for the challenge. This photo was one of the most successful photos posted to our last "My photo for the next PPC" event. You also have some extra time to process this photo so you should have plenty of time regardless of busy Christmas time. As usual, you have two versions to select from: DNG version:  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B682ifb8y2ypVEtZTXRXU2Y1dUU JPG version:  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B682ifb8y2ypX1lhVWM5ZnAyUkU Respect photographer and mention his name when you publish your version of the photo. Mention also Photo Processing Challenge and if you wish, your curators +Janne Vuorenpää and +Mika Latvala. I also recommend that you explain how you processed your version by explaning the software and methods used. And the most important for the rest; have fun and learn!Photo Processing Challenge 7/20122012-12-13 09:00:0075  
Syuzanna A.76,721I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00700  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to the -Friday- *Saturday* Night edition of @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. For tonight's shot, we are indebted to the wonderful and talented @106956977736353271405 for hauling our ashes out of the fire. Real-life intrusions got in the way of the normal Friday hack, and we were still struggling today to come up with a great shot when Shawna popped up with some wonderful choices, including the wonderful, wintry scene we're featuring tonight! To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag. Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.  This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5817168005428459906 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 12-01-2012 - The Saturday Night Special featuring Shawna Mac2012-12-02 03:00:0037  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of *UK PEOPLE ON THE STREETS* images photographed in United Kingdom - at anytime*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *FIVE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST have PEOPLE & STREET ENVIRONMENTS in the image & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom. Please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community  *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** visit our "about" page to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  *If you have a Photography related or UK Information Page please click here http://goo.gl/NYywH to request to be added to our Circle* _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris          "STREET PEOPLE"2012-11-25 10:00:0082  
Photowalks London39,260Join us on our November Photowalk, the 1st Anniversary Edition! It all started October last year when Helena Martins decided to organised a Photowalk for work colleagues  with the intent of raising money for Action on Hearing Loss. At the same time, there were a few people on G+ wishing to meet up for a Photowalk, so it was only natural for Helena to take the plunge and organise one on G+ The first Photowalks London was a duo effort between Helena Martins and Gerard Charnley, the stage? The very picturesque area of Canary Wharf.  After such success and demand for more, Helena decided to start organise one Photowalk in London, at least, once a month. East London; Bank; Wimbledon, Portobello and Battersea are a few of the areas visited by the group. This anniversary edition will be visiting Camden Town, not only part of the market, but also a few interesting areas less known in this London pocket where the Punk movement started. We would love to see many, many, many people on this edition: the ones that we see almost every month; those who come only once or twice, those you recently joined us for the first time and those who have never come to a Photowalk and always wanted to come along! Let's break our record of 87 Photowalkers and make this edition the biggest G+ Photowalk in London!!!   We'll end up, as usual, in the Pub and this time will be in The Worlds End for a Happy Birthday toast to Photowalks London.Photowalk 1st Anniversary Edition2012-11-24 14:00:0041  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of *WATERY* images photographed in United Kingdom - at anytime*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_ *FIVE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.*                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST have A BODY OF WATER in the image (i.e. Seascape, Loch, Lake, Pond etc...) & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                       *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is a SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community  *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles*  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE & NOT A DROP TO DRINK!2012-11-19 19:00:0065  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of *BLUE SKY images photographed in United Kingdom - at anytime*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions_                        *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*              ↓ *this is a SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *Your image/s MUST have A BLUE SKY & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* *FIVE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community  *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles*  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  +Heidi Anne Morris    !!!!!! BLUE SKIES + FABULOUS WEATHER SPOTTED IN THE UK !!!!!2012-11-13 09:00:00127  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to the special *Halloween* edition of the Friday Night @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. This is the *All Hallow's Eve* edition of  @116361882895448900841,  and tonight we're are serving up a shot that's already been hacked. The scene is a composite of eight shots of some creepy-looking trees, and we want you to make it even creepier! So get your spooky on and come HACK with us! To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag. Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.  This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5803815529906944386 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 10-26-2012 - The Halloween Hack This Hack! Make Something Spooky!2012-10-27 05:00:0035  
UK Photography Community350,371_The +UK Photography Community cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of images photographed in United Kingdom, shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions_                        *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*               *this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ *Your image/s MUST have been photographed in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's relevance to the UK* *THREE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community   *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles*  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  Find out when this Event *starts* in your time zone here http://goo.gl/bBTGe Event will be open for posting images from 6pm GMT (ish) this Friday 12th October 2012 - you will not be able to add images until then - Event *closes* Monday 15th October 2012.  See link for your time zone http://goo.gl/VkaDx  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  ADMINS: A~ Z by region *London ReA CELEBRATION OF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM2012-10-15 18:00:00215  
RC Concepcion1,076,508*Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?* Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days.  As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share! - +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002947  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to the Friday Night @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. Tonight we're featuring the work of the fantastic @109139639454066616071! So, to all you HACKers out there, let's make some *tracks*!!! To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag. Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.  This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5795989872688080002 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 10-05-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Tessie L'Amour!2012-10-06 03:00:0065  
RAW Street Photography0RAW Street Photography Competition #1 A Street Photography contest for Google + #photographers  and #streetphotographers     •  Upload 1 (ONE) Street Photography images per Day!   •  Comment! Comment! Comment!   •  Vote by: +1 any photos you like   •  Invite everyone in your circles to participate!   •  Have Fun! Winners will be featured on the RAWstreetPhotography G+ page and at http://www.RAWstreetPhotography.com #streetphotography   #photography   #photographycompetition   #streetphotographyprojects   #streetpics   #street   #photocontest   #rawstreetphotography   #competition   #contest   #photo     #streetphoto  RAW Street Photography Competition #12012-09-30 06:00:00198  
Carra Riley51,368Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
Heidi Anne Morris64,615Please be gentle with me, this is my first use of the events feature....! :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* You are invite to post your canine images here  _a few side notes_ *- please only post your own images* *_maximum of 3 images per person please_* (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!) *_event is open for 24hrs starting now - 28.09.12 - 9.48am GMT_* Look forward to seeing your dog photos ! Have fun ♥ +The G+ DogPark +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW +The Good Dog Guide +Lost Dogs +We Love Dogs! ♥♥♥ _let's give this baby a whirl!_  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT2qHVftGk THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (September issue)2012-09-25 08:30:0066  
Victor Bezrukov1,666,856 Hello everybody ! Another party in the Air - share it and invite more friends please ! We have a few simple rules to follow :     ----every uploaded image MUST be taken with 50MM LENS     ----only TWO ( 2 ) images per photographer - Respect your friends, they also need some spot !!!  lens - everything is going if exist the magic sign *"50mm"* on the body of lens !  Digital or Analog, Lensbaby is also 50mm ( except additional optic systems like 0.42, 35mm or Fish-eye)  subject - feel free for every subject and color, but of course all native attributes of 50mm lens like *Light, Crazy Focus, Dreamy Bokeh, Sharp Details, Cine Look* are highly appreciated !!   you can visit the previous Virtual Black and White Exhibition for inspiration : https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm951q2luasr8ocommhm5h93s1o  Have a happy 50mm parting !50MM Virtual Photo-Party2012-09-23 20:00:00299  
Alexandra Sheppard3,212We’re taking photographers on a tour of East London, stopping in some of their finest coffee and cake shops along the way, for #GooglePhotoWalk Join us for an amble through Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Old Street with the friendly @111455345092279041936 gang. We’ll then head to rooftop bar *Golden Bee* for some well-earned drinks and the opportunity to take photos at dusk. Want to join us? *We’ve got five spaces for Google+ Local reviewers who’ve written at least ten reviews of London businesses by Wednesday, September 19th*. Just fill out this form to register your interest: http://goo.gl/EBSMX Then get reviewing!#GooglePhotoWalk with Google+ Local | London2012-09-15 15:30:0028  
Mark Forman63,021This event is for a shot taken on the street that you feel conveys they humanity of the person photographed. Please comment on others photos liberally. Limit 1 per day.Feel the Person on the Street-1 photo per day!2012-08-31 15:00:00230  
Olympics3,917,366Triathlon Photos - Join our event for up to date photos of the triathlon & if you're there, send in your photos too!2012-08-07 11:30:0069  

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2015-06-13 23:41:41 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Many hands make light work

#PLUSpost week6 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

We're 6 weeks into the Lighting With Intent mentorship, and having a blast!

This week we've been learning various ways of stopping and portraying motion, using controlled lighting. As well as lighting techniques this has included learning to make fruit milkshakes and to juggle!

It's been a great opportunity to put into practice lighting that I was half-aware of in theory but had never had reason to try out.

This image is a straight out of camera JPEG (no Photoshop) as are all the images we post in the mentorship Community.

I'm looking forward to week 7 :) 

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2015-03-25 12:05:39 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Passing 2

Victoria Embankment, London, March 2015

One for #bagswednesday , by +André Behrmann, +Nancy Battis Vita +Michael Behrmann, +Magda Sz and +Magdalena MadZ 

#fujixt1   #street   #peopleidontknow   #shotfromthehip   #wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

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2014-10-22 12:48:57 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

HMS Dauntless

I think everyone got this shot on the Portsmouth photowalk the other week but that isn't going to stop me posting mine :-)

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2015-07-26 18:50:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Added photos to YOUR MEMORIES OF SUMMER PAST or PRESENT.

Added photos to YOUR MEMORIES OF SUMMER PAST or PRESENT.___

2015-07-21 08:44:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Seems like the next step in the breaking of +Google+ is here.

The Google Photos service is less tightly integrated with Google+. Some of the functionality it is currently missing (like sorting images within albums) may be fixed. However, breaking that integration probably means that the removal of comments from images will be permanent. Mentorships etc have used this feature extensively and it will soon be gone.

With photos being removed from Google+ I will probably move to using another host for my images and share the links here. I can't see any benefit to using Google as host, only risk. Google have shown repeatedly that they will remove or change a service at short notice, with no regard for the impact.

Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!

In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast, and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo
Learn more about these changes: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6262471___Seems like the next step in the breaking of +Google+ is here.

The Google Photos service is less tightly integrated with Google+. Some of the functionality it is currently missing (like sorting images within albums) may be fixed. However, breaking that integration probably means that the removal of comments from images will be permanent. Mentorships etc have used this feature extensively and it will soon be gone.

With photos being removed from Google+ I will probably move to using another host for my images and share the links here. I can't see any benefit to using Google as host, only risk. Google have shown repeatedly that they will remove or change a service at short notice, with no regard for the impact.

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2015-07-17 12:49:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I can think of worse prizes to win! ;-)

FIJI PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY

Have you entered the FREE giveaway?
You could win an all expenses paid trip to attend the Fiji Photography Workshop!

Enter here: https://fstoplounge.com/2015/07/fiji-photography-workshop-giveaway/___I can think of worse prizes to win! ;-)

2015-07-04 13:29:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Winchester Photowalk.

Added photos to Winchester Photowalk.___

2015-07-01 00:11:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Added photos to June Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism.

Added photos to June Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism.___

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2015-06-13 23:41:41 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Many hands make light work

#PLUSpost week6 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

We're 6 weeks into the Lighting With Intent mentorship, and having a blast!

This week we've been learning various ways of stopping and portraying motion, using controlled lighting. As well as lighting techniques this has included learning to make fruit milkshakes and to juggle!

It's been a great opportunity to put into practice lighting that I was half-aware of in theory but had never had reason to try out.

This image is a straight out of camera JPEG (no Photoshop) as are all the images we post in the mentorship Community.

I'm looking forward to week 7 :) 

Many hands make light work

#PLUSpost week6 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

We're 6 weeks into the Lighting With Intent mentorship, and having a blast!

This week we've been learning various ways of stopping and portraying motion, using controlled lighting. As well as lighting techniques this has included learning to make fruit milkshakes and to juggle!

It's been a great opportunity to put into practice lighting that I was half-aware of in theory but had never had reason to try out.

This image is a straight out of camera JPEG (no Photoshop) as are all the images we post in the mentorship Community.

I'm looking forward to week 7 :) ___

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2015-06-03 08:32:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

My friend Dani has a new website for her lovely hand-made jewellery. Take a look if you might be interested or bookmark it for another time.

www.dani-a.com 

It's official! 
The site is fully operational and you are more than welcome to have a look. 
If you think it's worth telling others (who may be interested in hand made jewellery) then feel free to spread the word.
If you don't - no hard feelings :)
If you have comments, questions or request - you can contact me through the site or send me a PM here.
Thank you!!
P.S.
This is a small, one person operation and relies exclusively on the advertising known as the word of mouth___My friend Dani has a new website for her lovely hand-made jewellery. Take a look if you might be interested or bookmark it for another time.

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2015-05-22 09:42:14 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

It's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

This was created for the Lighting with Intent mentorship. The intent here was #dreamy . Just a little post processing to soften it.

It's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

This was created for the Lighting with Intent mentorship. The intent here was #dreamy . Just a little post processing to soften it.___

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2015-05-16 09:47:13 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Signal boost for a very well-reasoned post about G+ by +Steven Spence

Mountain View, we have a problem

Dear Google, I’m your friend. Really I am. If I weren’t, I wouldn’t take time to tell you there’s a problem. I’m not rage quitting, that’s an easy way out and unworthy of what you’ve built. I’m going to try to make this place better and if not, I’ll find someone, who’ll help me build a better place. That’s not an idle threat, because you know there are smart people with drive out there. Complacency and lack of direction make incumbents vulnerable. 

so let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late (B. Dylan) 

TL;DR
GPlus needs to change and put humans in the middle instead of compartmentalizing us neatly. Suggestions for improvement are also provided. A user group advising and providing feedback would be a good start.  Stop here or proceed at your own peril.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

My friends at Google, we know you have the smartest people, you have the best data, you’re everywhere in tech. Here we are having this discussion on GPlus, an absolutely fantastic site full of potential, but often frustrating to myself and apparently others too. I think I am beginning to understand why.  You don’t know what you want to do with GPlus; you’ve got data instead of people at the heart of the design. 

Just one man’s opinion

Clearly, what I am writing is from a very limited perspective. I lack the data you have. I lack the specialization in this field you have. I am not objective. Thus, this is admittedly only my take on things and I won’t presume to be a speaker for everyone, but I will speak clearly and earnestly with you. I want you to succeed, but if you won’t change in ways that make the experience better here for me, I will go elsewhere, because eventually someone else will offer a better experience if you do nothing. 

No free lunch

This is our implicit bargain.  You been getting my content, tracking me, selling ads using what you know about me. In return, I have been able to use GPlus and other great tools from Google (Search, Drive, Docs, Hangout/Chat, Translate, Scholar, Android, Picnik in the GPlus Photos, etc…) I think we’ve both been more or less content with this deal. I am no longer content though with the experience on GPlus, because it could and should be more.  

What you’ve done well

You’ve given us some very easy to use and powerful features on GPlus. The Hangouts on Air, while something I seldom attend, has been a great way for me to sample some musicians. Events have been great for specific, directed purposes. Hangouts / Chats have been a mixed blessing , but the fact that you offer it as part of the package has been great. You’ve built in a translate function that makes some languages that I don’t speak halfway accessible to me. It lets me follow people with quality posts in different languages. I love the photo quality and tools. Auto awesome, Auto Enhance, the Picnik toolset and the generous space have made sharing photos here easy and fun. Circles are a very good feature that rapidly became my favorite tool for dealing with the stream to ensure I saw what I wanted from people I circled and posted to whom I wanted. Let’s not forget your two-step verification, which gives additional security on the account. Blocking and reporting spam features have been tools that so far, thankfully, I have rarely had to use, but I’m glad they’re there. You deserve special credit for never going down the “Farmville” or “Mafia War” or any of those other games of similar ilk route. That’s definitely a laudable decision to not do something. Sometimes not doing something is just as important as what you do. 

I’m probably forgetting things that have become so second nature that I just take them for granted. That’s a compliment to so many things that are done well here. 


”It depends” Category

Google, you’ve got a lot of things that are a mess. Sometimes they are helpful and sometimes they are mixed blessings at best. I mentioned Hangouts above. One of the people I have followed for a long time on GPlus, who has used hangouts a lot more than I ever have or probably will, told me the other night that her Hangout turned into Chatroulette. If people want Chatroulette they go there. If people want a reasonable discourse a GPlus Hangout ought to be a good alternative. 

Communities  Yes, I get the purpose. I understand why it is good to have private discussion groups or focused forums. Communities have proliferated so much though, that I hardly go to the ones I have anymore. Despite invites I now only add a community once in a blue moon, because I just don’t have time to get to them anymore. I also think they are divisive and detrimental to engagement on GPlus. Oh, some people in communities are passionate and engage frequently and meaningfully within a community, but their voices are sorely missing in the public stream. 

Collections  Again, something I understand. I’ll get around to setting up some. I know that when I post a picture of a spider, even some of my most loyal followers get a shock. Putting spider pictures in a collection could be a good idea to deal with this. They can follow me, but opt out / suppress the spider collection. At least in theory. If someone follows 1000 people will they realistically go to that granular level, esp. over time? After all use of collections will be ongoing and dynamic, so users would have to continually update which collections to turn on or off. I’m sure Google has thought it through. My gut feeling is that collections serve the following purposes: 

1. It’s a Google version of Pinterest (simplistic, but I’m running with that for now) 

2. Google likes to have things categorized. It fits neatly into your most powerful capability: search. You guys can even search scripts and DOMs accurately. If you get people to cleanly categorize pictures and maybe even label them for you, you have another goldmine to make yourselves indispensable with. How could you resist getting users to categorize for you? 

The danger is that it’s going to put keywords and items in the center instead of people. We’re not discovering and interacting with people, we’re searching for and discovering photos associated with keywords. If we don’t know what we don’t know, how will we find something new? Won’t this lead to a progressive encapsulation or a type of filter bubble for our user experience? 

Ok. The intentions behind Collections are good, but I’m keeping an eye on this.


The Bad and sometimes Downright Ugly

November 2013 was a low-water mark for Google Plus. I believe you made an immense mistake that severely damaged the ecosystem. I liken it to an asteroid impact on Earth leaving a distinctive mark in the fossil record. GPlus was for the most part a community of people, who wanted to be on the Plus and who interacted with each other positively (my experience). Then you forced the integration of GPlus and YouTube . I know you’ve heard the complaints before and this is history, but it still echoes here. The YouTube integration marked a time when I started losing people that I enjoyed on here. They either abandoned the place or went to almost exclusively private posts. It is my subjective impression that GPlus went from exuberant adolescent to wary young adult in that period. Let me tell you GPlus that I don’t want my identity on GPlus and my identity on YouTube merged. I want to have a public and a private persona: even if you may know everything I do, I don’t necessarily want every like or dislike to be for public consumption. You overstepped there and you let the barbarians overrun Camelot. They weren’t even interesting barbarians, a better description of the horde would be cretinous trolls.

Hashtags  Please get hashtags under control. I do understand that you need some. Take a look at my attached snapshot evidence hashtaghell. When a post has a title and maybe one or two lines of text and then is followed by two pages of hashtags things are out of control. Do you really think that’s a good idea? Is that really how you want us to reach out to each other? Do you want to take SEO and the “Plus My Post” game to these extremes? 

Circle share abuse  well, you fixed that radically didn’t you? Was there no better way than to completely eliminate it? At what point did you discuss this with your users? I don’t miss circle shares that much and don’t really care. I wasn’t in that game, although I did benefit from shares and apparently was shared some hundreds of times. What bothers me is the lack of discourse with your users. There were legitimate uses for it, but you killed the whole feature. 

What’s Hot fix that too. Yes, you want a “trending” feature, I get it. Curate it How many times will a particular user with only 5000 followers get hundreds or thousands of “+1s” , a handful of comments and never respond to any commenter? Zero engagement, nada, zilch, but every day turn up on “What’s Hot”. Sure, some of those shots are good, but they’re not outclassing everyone else every day. Is that on the level? Maybe it is. Maybe it is the culture and the region. I think you’re being gamed. I damned sure am sick of seeing that. Oh yeah, I can block, but you’re letting it happen. Blocking only pretends it’s not going on. It would be an ostrich tactic.  

Speaking of gaming “What’s Hot”, apparently a couple of hashtags about bees will get you on “What’s Hot and Recommended” even if you don’t have much to say or a very good photo, while other people’s work that I have seen barely gets noticed. That’s a riddle to me too. There are probably other examples, but I think I’ve made the point that something is fishy in Denmark. 

You want users to spend their energy on hashtags and SEO? That’s what you’re going to get. We’re not all in this for money or fame. I understand businesses competing for top page ranks. Let that happen in the Search Engine Wars. Level the playing field on GPlus for normal users. Rigged games turn people off. I don’t think competitive hashtagging is where the majority of users want to wind up. 


Frustration: it’s got to be better than this

Lacking any way to get meaningful statistics inside GPlus, I’ve had to do some reading and use outside tools. Google says there are about 300 million active GPlus users in a month. Stone Temple Consulting did a study of public posts and concluded the number was close to 110 million active users. That’s a lot, but only about 0.5% of Google users. Only 6.7 million have 50 posts or more EVER on GPlus. About 3.5 million have 50 posts in the last 30 days on GPlus. 

Let’s get down to my numbers, because they’re the only ones I can speak directly to. Thanks to 3rd party tools: +CircleCount  and +NOD3x , I have some information I can use.

2171 total public posts from 20110715 to 20150513
2012 posts in statistics 
20.4 +1s per post
0.78 reshares per post
8.2 comments per post

Current numbers based on last 50 posts
20 comments per post
2 reshares per post
55 +1s per post
16992 followers

77 total engages (reshares, comments, +1s)

0.0045 Engaged Spread => 0.45 % interaction based on number of followers
(Reshares + Comments + +1s) /  Followers

0.006 Engaged Depth => .6 %
(reshares*3 + comments*2 + +1s) /  Followers

I can’t say if these are good or bad, but I do feel like I rarely reach someone new in terms of engagement. Mostly, I think, I have a loyal group of regulars (I adore you), with whom I have interaction in comments on my posts or on their posts. If I get past 150 people in a week I’m doing great. That doesn’t seem very good to me considering that I supposedly have almost 17k followers. That’s roughly 0.9% interacting with me. Is that typical? It seems pretty low to me as a layperson, but I do enjoy the interactions with the people I have come to know. I’m happy with the quality so far, but a bit mystified at such a low level of interacting versus the apparent base (17k). 


An eloquent comment by a friend

But it wasn't just me who changed. Google+ changed too. The tone changed and some changes had a profound impact on personal interactions. I saw and still see, people pouring out their hearts and I wonder, do people even still see this? Have we, as in users of social media, become so jaded or is everything happening too fast? Has the neverending stream of information around us dulled our ability to see? (+Dirk Reul ) 


Making this place better

Sometimes you have to roll the hard six

I know that I’m opening myself up to be ripped into by lots of people, lectured by others and have still more shake their heads and say “bless his heart”. It’s ok. I don’t want to just criticize. I want changes and have ideas. I’m sure they don’t match everyone’s ideas, but unless people advance ideas on what’s wrong and what needs fixing, you, Google, are going to do what you think best in a vacuum. At least I’m not hearing about you reaching out to people like myself, so it appears to be a vacuum to me.
 

Action Plan

1. You need a user group that’s a real cross-section of your users. Ensure both women and men get to participate. Include power users (bloggers, musicians, artists, tech columnists, authors, etc.), but also regular users. Include people from different regions. Include people using different tools out of your offerings. 

2. give us a meaningful roadmap or vision for GPlus. What are you going to do to make this the best place for people to interact on the web?

3. Put in some “simple” fixes to small, but aggravating problems.

3.1 When a post is reshared and gets plusses, why not have the plusses also automatically added to the original post?

3.2 let people have better view to what happens with their posts. Who is interacting on it (limited number when you click on activity today)? If something takes off, who was the key user in that chain of events?  

3.3 if you won’t give us the tools to understand what is going on then open up the API to CircleCount, Node3x and others. Let them develop add-ons to make our experience better. Open it ALL up to them. 

3.4 Give me a way to check my circles. Who is still active? Who abandoned in 2013? Let me clean out my circles without a tedious search one by one. Sure, I would like people to come back, but if they’ve been gone a year or more, I’d like to see it and make space for people, who will interact with me.

3.5 Take hashtags out of the main post. Put them in another section, i.e. a post has a text section, it has an optional “labels” or “hashtag” section, it has a link/photo/video sharing option.

3.6 Curate “What’s Hot” better. Even better than that, get people on GPlus, who actually find good quality postings and put them in a recommended/curated listing. If you’re doing that today, it isn’t living up to my expectations.

3.7 Why don’t you want to be the place for people to come to discuss topics? Why shouldn’t GPlus, built by some of the brightest people of our era, running on and within one of the most capable global companies, be a place that attracts avante garde and intellectual interaction? You ought to want to make this the place to be on the internet. I’m not asking you to be a Facebook killer. Don’t be Facebook, Pinterest, MySpace or the Matrix. Bring bright minds together. Make it easy and rewarding to mix and mingle. You can dominate this space in a way no one else does.

3.8 If you can’t figure out how to make 3.7 happen then find your top contributors of original content (music, art, photos, blogs, regular posts) and make them an offer as a highlighted contributor. At least figure out something to make it rewarding for them instead of leaving them to be worn down by the parade of spammers and trolls. Make sure there is support for them to handle the engagement volume. Some of you remember Dede King? Someone like Dede would be great. Sure she polarized, but we need spice not oatmeal. 

3.9 The “Discover” feature is lame. Those aren’t people interacting with us. Maybe some are news sources, but I don’t need GPlus for that. Famous people, who don’t interact and don’t do their own comments are boring to me. The only one I’ve run across, who was good at that was Jerry Ryan. Fix it. Rotate people in. Use your own statistics to show people, who really interact and let the cream rise to the top. Use your curators to find quality content, not just names. 


4. Dr. Zaius, get your stinking algorithms off me 

Google, you mean well, but these algorithm changes are killing interactions. We users do notice when engagement drops off. It’s not a ghost town, but sometimes things drop off suddenly for a week or two, usually around new feature introductions. If it were just me then I would look for a reason in my posts or the quality of my work. I’ve had enough people tell me they notice something too, that I don’t think it’s me. It’s you Google. You surprise us and you’re not transparent.
What I think is wrong: you’re doing Big Data and assume like likes like. I’m sure there’s statistics for it. I’m sure it’s more comfortable that way, but some of the more interesting people aren’t like me. I also have Circle Management. I know who I want to see out of the people I already know. Why do you keep changing relevance algorithms and pulling us apart? I feel like the bread pudding in the expanding universe analogy where galaxies are raisins and growing further apart. 

I want control over what I see in my existing circles without your algorithms deciding to give me less of Jane Doe and more of John Smith. I also want to be able to discover people from something like the old “incoming stream”. Right now my main way to discover new people is from interaction with new people, who plus/comment on my posts or a GPlus friend’s posts. I grow slowly, organically and have richer interactions, but I don’t know what I’m missing out there. How can I get new stuff in my stream and avoid a “filter bubble” and slow, but sure stagnation? 


Wrapping Up

Google, I care about GPlus. You’ve let me meet wonderful people from all over the world, who I never would have met any other way. I’ve learned from others and I’ve grown in unexpected ways. It has been a great ride. I think you have more to offer, but I also think you’re complacent, distant from your users and lacking clearly communicated direction. You may have it all internally. I know you have extremely sharp, driven people and wouldn’t rule out anything you want to accomplish. You need to remember users though. GPlus may be a great layer on top of other services, but make it something people also continue enjoying to connect with other people. 

Thank you for the good years! I hope you have more to come, but don’t take it for granted. Others may do it better if you won’t put users back in the center. No one stays on top forever. As users we have to adapt to change. As a provider you need to change and adapt to opportunities and threats too. If you make this a place people love (net promoter scores anyone?) GPlus will master all the changes. 

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. (Montaigne)

Thanks for listening. I came as a friend. 


Resources / Additional Reading

General GPlus Info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B

Users / Communities / Engagement / Ghost Town
https://www.stonetemple.com/real-numbers-for-the-activity-on-google-plus/ 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104092656004159577193/posts/9261uXiuoeM 
http://marketingland.com/google-plus-small-still-not-dead-yet-125083 
http://www.simonowens.net/google-plus-is-not-a-ghost-town-the-massive-engagement-within-its-communities-platform 
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/why-google-is-dying-and-nearly-dead/617715
http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/study-suggests-far-fewer-active-google-plus-users-than-google-claims/

Collections
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-plus-adds-collections-to-keep-things-tidy-move-towards-being-like-pinterest-10226039.html 

Is Google the Matrix?
https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/DmCGAG1uveN 
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2013/jun/04/google-plus-the-matrix 

Search Engine Crawling
http://searchengineland.com/tested-googlebot-crawls-javascript-heres-learned-220157 

Filter Bubble
https://medium.com/backchannel/facebook-published-a-big-new-study-on-the-filter-bubble-here-s-what-it-says-ef31a292da95
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/05/06/science.aab1422.full?sid=887c35db-9eea-4707-a6fb-23a23210f1b3 
http://www.fastcompany.com/3046111/fast-feed/why-scientists-are-upset-over-the-facebook-filter-bubble-study 
http://digiday.com/platforms/wtf-filter-bubble-combat/

Tim Berners-Lee on an Open Web 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-live-the-web/ 

One iteration of the raisin bread analogy (I believe I first heard it from Carl Sagan, but couldn’t find it)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/8807068/Universe-like-raisin-bread-says-Nobel-prize-winner.html ___Signal boost for a very well-reasoned post about G+ by +Steven Spence

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2015-05-02 23:00:31 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

#PLUSPost  week 1 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber  #LightWIT

I may have been quiet on the public G+ stream but over the last week I've been flashing away on one of the mentorships through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, under the excellent leadership of +Eric Raeber. I've often been tempted to join one of their mentorships but I've usually had something else that clashes.

I've gradually collected some basic lighting equipment over the years but I've not really got the hang of using it with much control or intent. In two months' time I will have much more knowledge, experience and confidence.

This first week has been all about getting to know a little about our gear, and about the other members of the group (some old friends and some new ones). It's been about making sure everyone can trigger their flashoff-... more »

#PLUSPost  week 1 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber  #LightWIT

I may have been quiet on the public G+ stream but over the last week I've been flashing away on one of the mentorships through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, under the excellent leadership of +Eric Raeber. I've often been tempted to join one of their mentorships but I've usually had something else that clashes.

I've gradually collected some basic lighting equipment over the years but I've not really got the hang of using it with much control or intent. In two months' time I will have much more knowledge, experience and confidence.

This first week has been all about getting to know a little about our gear, and about the other members of the group (some old friends and some new ones). It's been about making sure everyone can trigger their flash off-camera, use manual settings and knows something about sync speed.

As you can see below, I've also successfully learned how to barbecue an orange using a speedlite, a basket and no post processing :)

I expect week 2 to be just as much fun!___

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2015-04-16 09:25:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Waiting

Soho, London, March 2015

#street   #peopleidontknow   #fujixt1   #shotfromthehip  

Waiting

Soho, London, March 2015

#street   #peopleidontknow   #fujixt1   #shotfromthehip  ___

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2015-04-10 08:02:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Spring at Somerset House hopefully full res

I still have a few shots left from the photowalk in March. One of the first warm & sunny days of Spring it certainly brought people (and their shadows) out.

I'm posting this in full resolution so you can zoom in and look around a bit if you like.

Seems like I have to upload directly rather than just selecting from Drive to get full res. Hopefully this one works...

Somerset House, London, March 2015

#fujixt1 #street #peopleidontknow  

Spring at Somerset House hopefully full res

I still have a few shots left from the photowalk in March. One of the first warm & sunny days of Spring it certainly brought people (and their shadows) out.

I'm posting this in full resolution so you can zoom in and look around a bit if you like.

Seems like I have to upload directly rather than just selecting from Drive to get full res. Hopefully this one works...

Somerset House, London, March 2015

#fujixt1 #street #peopleidontknow  ___

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2015-04-10 07:24:36 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Spring at Somerset House

I still have a few shots left from the photowalk in March. One of the first warm & sunny days of Spring it certainly brought people (and their shadows) out.

I'm posting this in full resolution so you can zoom in and look around a bit if you like.

Somerset House, London, March 2015

#fujixt #street #peopleidontknow  

Spring at Somerset House

I still have a few shots left from the photowalk in March. One of the first warm & sunny days of Spring it certainly brought people (and their shadows) out.

I'm posting this in full resolution so you can zoom in and look around a bit if you like.

Somerset House, London, March 2015

#fujixt #street #peopleidontknow  ___

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2015-03-25 12:05:39 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Passing 2

Victoria Embankment, London, March 2015

One for #bagswednesday , by +André Behrmann, +Nancy Battis Vita +Michael Behrmann, +Magda Sz and +Magdalena MadZ 

#fujixt1   #street   #peopleidontknow   #shotfromthehip   #wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

Passing 2

Victoria Embankment, London, March 2015

One for #bagswednesday , by +André Behrmann, +Nancy Battis Vita +Michael Behrmann, +Magda Sz and +Magdalena MadZ 

#fujixt1   #street   #peopleidontknow   #shotfromthehip   #wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  ___

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2015-03-20 10:30:36 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The clouds parted for the partial eclipse.

I'd made up a filter from some solar film, gaffer taped to my filter holder. Seemed to work!

Here's a quick iPhone edit for now

#eclipse

The clouds parted for the partial eclipse.

I'd made up a filter from some solar film, gaffer taped to my filter holder. Seemed to work!

Here's a quick iPhone edit for now

#eclipse___

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2015-03-16 13:57:11 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

WiFi here

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #ukpcphoto  

WiFi here

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #ukpcphoto  ___

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2015-03-14 20:33:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Open

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1 #street #peopleidontknow  

Open

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1 #street #peopleidontknow  ___

2015-03-13 14:53:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to UK PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY EVENT - THE COLOUR (COLOR) PURPLE! .

Added photos to UK PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY EVENT - THE COLOUR (COLOR) PURPLE! .___

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2015-03-13 12:32:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Passing

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #shotfromthehip

Passing

Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #shotfromthehip___

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2015-03-12 12:12:17 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Hipster
Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #street   #peopleidontknow   #shotfromthehip  

Hipster
Soho, London, March 2015

#fujixt1   #street   #peopleidontknow   #shotfromthehip  ___

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2015-03-11 13:28:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Beard

One of the photography exhibitions we went to on Saturday was of portraits of men (and two children) with beards, at Somerset House:  http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/beard

There were also a number of beards on display outside, here are two fine examples.

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #ukpcphoto   #isthereabeardthemeishouldtaghere  

Beard

One of the photography exhibitions we went to on Saturday was of portraits of men (and two children) with beards, at Somerset House:  http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/beard

There were also a number of beards on display outside, here are two fine examples.

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #ukpcphoto   #isthereabeardthemeishouldtaghere  ___

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2015-03-10 13:57:43 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Happy, in Soho, London

I may have missed focus but I'm happy with it :-)

#fujixt1   #shotfromthehip   #street   #streetphotography  

Happy, in Soho, London

I may have missed focus but I'm happy with it :-)

#fujixt1   #shotfromthehip   #street   #streetphotography  ___

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2015-03-09 21:44:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Can I claim this as an homage to HCB's Barrio Chino, Barcelona, 1933?

#peopleidontknow   #fujixt1   #street   #streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #shotfromthehip  

Can I claim this as an homage to HCB's Barrio Chino, Barcelona, 1933?

#peopleidontknow   #fujixt1   #street   #streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #shotfromthehip  ___

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2015-03-09 08:52:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

It's been too long since I shot the London Streets. In fact I don't think I've done any since I had my Fuji X-T1. But Saturday was a chance to put that right.

It was also a chance to visit 3 photography exhibitions. My favourite was this one with over 50 prints by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Beautifully displayed by +Beetles+Huxley, there was plenty of time and space to really study them. Inspirational. Go if you have the chance.

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #blackandwhitephotography   #streetphotography  

It's been too long since I shot the London Streets. In fact I don't think I've done any since I had my Fuji X-T1. But Saturday was a chance to put that right.

It was also a chance to visit 3 photography exhibitions. My favourite was this one with over 50 prints by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Beautifully displayed by +Beetles+Huxley, there was plenty of time and space to really study them. Inspirational. Go if you have the chance.

#fujixt1   #peopleidontknow   #street   #blackandwhitephotography   #streetphotography  ___

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2015-03-07 10:18:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to seeing this exhibition today :-)

Looking forward to seeing this exhibition today :-)___

2015-03-05 10:22:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

THIS IS A WEEKEND WORLDWIDE UKPC EVENT

There are RULES ... (but not many! ;D)
IMAGES MUST HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF THE COLOUR GREEN
NO limit to the amount of images
NO restrictions who can post
All are welcome

Things to note...
IF you cheat and we spot you posting something that is not in keeping with the above RULES we will send the 'UKPC EVENT moderators' after you! You will be removed from the event and public disgraced or worse! :D

Event begins Friday evening GMT and ends Sunday evening GMT

We look forward to seeing your GREEN images & we'll share our favourites on the +UK Photography Community page.
The page has over 333,003 followers|10,148,094 views
Post your most outstanding pictures for a chance to be shared with a larger audience! 
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

THIS IS A WEEKEND WORLDWIDE UKPC EVENT

There are RULES ... (but not many! ;D)
IMAGES MUST HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF THE COLOUR GREEN
NO limit to the amount of images
NO restrictions who can post
All are welcome

Things to note...
IF you cheat and we spot you posting something that is not in keeping with the above RULES we will send the 'UKPC EVENT moderators' after you! You will be removed from the event and public disgraced or worse! :D

Event begins Friday evening GMT and ends Sunday evening GMT

We look forward to seeing your GREEN images & we'll share our favourites on the +UK Photography Community page.
The page has over 333,003 followers|10,148,094 views
Post your most outstanding pictures for a chance to be shared with a larger audience! 
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!___

2015-02-24 10:20:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #34: Reflections.

Added photos to LPC Contest #34: Reflections.___

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2015-02-22 09:59:21 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Homeward bound

I wish I was... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9wd9bS1FM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#fujixt1 #ukpcphoto  

Homeward bound

I wish I was... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9wd9bS1FM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#fujixt1 #ukpcphoto  ___

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2015-02-20 14:31:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Skrinkle Haven 2

The other side of the bay. In classic chrome colour ;-)

#fujixt1   #ukpcphoto  

Skrinkle Haven 2

The other side of the bay. In classic chrome colour ;-)

#fujixt1   #ukpcphoto  ___

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2015-02-19 15:49:38 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Skrinkle Haven monochrome

This is the monochrome version of the image on my previous post. Interested to see which you prefer - I still can't decide!

For #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#fujixt1   #ukpcphoto  

Skrinkle Haven monochrome

This is the monochrome version of the image on my previous post. Interested to see which you prefer - I still can't decide!

For #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#fujixt1   #ukpcphoto  ___

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2015-02-17 21:11:00 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Skrinkle Haven

Skrinkle Haven is an isolated beach on the South Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. Some great rocky cliffs, caves, sand, sea and often clouds.

I'm currently enjoying the #fujifilm #classicchrome conversion with simple Lightroom tweaks, though I'm slightly torn between this look and a monochrome version that I'll post later.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#fujixt1 #ukpcphoto  

Skrinkle Haven

Skrinkle Haven is an isolated beach on the South Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. Some great rocky cliffs, caves, sand, sea and often clouds.

I'm currently enjoying the #fujifilm #classicchrome conversion with simple Lightroom tweaks, though I'm slightly torn between this look and a monochrome version that I'll post later.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#fujixt1 #ukpcphoto  ___

2015-01-20 23:36:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Rule Breakers Rule.

Added photos to Rule Breakers Rule.___

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2015-01-18 15:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My entry for "Abstract" in the latest Scavenger Hunt

___My entry for "Abstract" in the latest Scavenger Hunt

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2015-01-14 10:27:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This was my contribution for Autumn Colours in the Scavenger Hunt

___This was my contribution for Autumn Colours in the Scavenger Hunt

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2015-01-13 12:55:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This was my submission for "Ghost" in the latest Scavenger Hunt

___This was my submission for "Ghost" in the latest Scavenger Hunt

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2015-01-04 23:29:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Wide-angle Winter Sun 3

Last of a triplet shot on the Chilterns at the end of 2014.

Three images can make a series, and working in series is one of the things I want to develop in 2015. I've done a lot of playing around with different subjects, styles and processing but often belies lack of consistency in Vision, capture and style. Hopefully working in series will give me a bit more discipline and focus.

These three images are all simple Lightroom processing. I've done a lot of technical processing over the last year or two. I've learned a lot and know my way around Photoshop and the Nik suite but I'm spending too much time on an image. So another aim of this year is to simplify. At least most of the time. That also ties in well with the move to the Fuji X-T1. After using it for about 6 months I'm finding the images look pretty good straight from... more »

Wide-angle Winter Sun 3

Last of a triplet shot on the Chilterns at the end of 2014.

Three images can make a series, and working in series is one of the things I want to develop in 2015. I've done a lot of playing around with different subjects, styles and processing but often belies lack of consistency in Vision, capture and style. Hopefully working in series will give me a bit more discipline and focus.

These three images are all simple Lightroom processing. I've done a lot of technical processing over the last year or two. I've learned a lot and know my way around Photoshop and the Nik suite but I'm spending too much time on an image. So another aim of this year is to simplify. At least most of the time. That also ties in well with the move to the Fuji X-T1. After using it for about 6 months I'm finding the images look pretty good straight from the camera and often don't actually get better with processing.

One type of processing I have found rewarding is blending of images to explore or portray a concept or feel. I want to do more of that in 2015.

Tied in with simplified processing is a desire for a more efficient workflow. I have a ton of images from the last 2 years that still need sorting. I see people posting their 12 best of 2014 and I know that at least 10 of my best from last year are still awaiting my attention.

A few other photo-related things on my list:
• Organise a website, maybe including some blog-type posts I've been meaning to write.
• Get more organised with posting images to sites like redbubble, maybe make a few pennies to support the hobby ;-)
• Submit to a few competitions, and get better at tracking them so it's not a panic to think about submitting at the last minute!
• As mentioned yesterday I want to find a Community or similar that is a safe and honest place to give and get critique and to be able to chat about ideas.

Non-photo related, I also intend to get more serious about writing this year. I dabble and make many starts but never follow through. I hope to change this though I may need the odd kick to keep me on track.

I'm not treating these things as resolutions that have to be acted on from now. They are aims that I want to keep in mind, even if I get distracted along the way.___

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2015-01-04 00:17:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Wide-angle Winter Sun 2

Second of a triplet shot on the Chiltern Hills.

2015 has arrived and I've not signed up to any weekly/monthly/daily or whatever projects. Currently I don't think I will.

While they can certainly help with developing skills, techniques and maybe with vision, I currently don't feel I want to have a regular externally set topics to work on. I mostly dropped out of the +256 Shades of Gray community last year, not because there was anything wrong with it - it just didn't seem to inspire me in the directions I want to go. In 2013 it was just what I needed.

I will continue to develop my art, maybe focussing on a few styles or aspects but I feel I probably have enough inside to take things forward myself, at least for a while.

One thing I do still want to find is a place to exchange honest, constructive critique... more »

Wide-angle Winter Sun 2

Second of a triplet shot on the Chiltern Hills.

2015 has arrived and I've not signed up to any weekly/monthly/daily or whatever projects. Currently I don't think I will.

While they can certainly help with developing skills, techniques and maybe with vision, I currently don't feel I want to have a regular externally set topics to work on. I mostly dropped out of the +256 Shades of Gray community last year, not because there was anything wrong with it - it just didn't seem to inspire me in the directions I want to go. In 2013 it was just what I needed.

I will continue to develop my art, maybe focussing on a few styles or aspects but I feel I probably have enough inside to take things forward myself, at least for a while.

One thing I do still want to find is a place to exchange honest, constructive critique and feedback. Plusses and kind comments on public posts are nice but don't do a lot for development. Supportive critique is a much more useful thing. If anyone knows such a place please let me know. I may try to create something otherwise.

In the 3rd of this series I'll try to set myself a few personal goals for the year.

How are you taking your art forward this year?

#fujixt1 #ukpcphoto  ___

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2015-01-02 21:11:36 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Wide-angle Winter Sun 1

Happy New Year to all!

I've been missing on G+ for a while. Things got busy in the run up to Christmas and more recently my graphics card died (now replaced).

I have managed to get out shooting now and then, though many remain to process.

This was from a walk on the Chiltern Hills and gave me a chance to shoot into the winter sun with the X-T1 and a wide-angle lens. Processed in Lightroom using the Adobe emulation of the Fuji classic chrome conversion.

#ukpcphoto   #fujixt1
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +TomLu... more »

Wide-angle Winter Sun 1

Happy New Year to all!

I've been missing on G+ for a while. Things got busy in the run up to Christmas and more recently my graphics card died (now replaced).

I have managed to get out shooting now and then, though many remain to process.

This was from a walk on the Chiltern Hills and gave me a chance to shoot into the winter sun with the X-T1 and a wide-angle lens. Processed in Lightroom using the Adobe emulation of the Fuji classic chrome conversion.

#ukpcphoto   #fujixt1
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak___

2014-12-20 22:48:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Added photos to  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER - WINTER issue) .

Added photos to  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER - WINTER issue) .___

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2014-12-20 00:39:18 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Violin girl

I've just discovered the Brushstroke app on iOS and I kinda like it.

#cafeart   #paintography  

Violin girl

I've just discovered the Brushstroke app on iOS and I kinda like it.

#cafeart   #paintography  ___

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2014-12-19 10:14:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#3leggedsanta is running a festive competition to win some nice gear

#3leggedsanta is running a festive competition to win some nice gear___

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2014-11-20 17:06:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to new firmware (with 21 new features) for my X-T1 in time for Xmas. Fuji do seem to do regular updates that are much more than bugfixes.

I expect my favourite new features will include the faster, silent electronic shutter, improved autofocus in manual focus mode, more customisability of menus and buttons, interlock of metering with focus area, and PC tethering.

There's a few other interesting sounding features in the list that I'm not clear what they will actually do!

Looking forward to new firmware (with 21 new features) for my X-T1 in time for Xmas. Fuji do seem to do regular updates that are much more than bugfixes.

I expect my favourite new features will include the faster, silent electronic shutter, improved autofocus in manual focus mode, more customisability of menus and buttons, interlock of metering with focus area, and PC tethering.

There's a few other interesting sounding features in the list that I'm not clear what they will actually do!___

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2014-11-10 12:17:20 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Durdle Door car park

Thanks to many of you for birthday wishes. I've tried to reply to them but may have missed some notifications. Sorry if I did.

I had the chance to visit the beautiful Dorset coast and hopefully have some good captures. I made the effort to get to Durdle Door for dusk and was rewarded when Sunset appeared through the clouds and rain of the day. I haven't been through my images properly but here's a quick processing of a shot as I was heading back to the car after the best of the light had gone. I thought it looked quite nice for a car park! 

Durdle Door car park

Thanks to many of you for birthday wishes. I've tried to reply to them but may have missed some notifications. Sorry if I did.

I had the chance to visit the beautiful Dorset coast and hopefully have some good captures. I made the effort to get to Durdle Door for dusk and was rewarded when Sunset appeared through the clouds and rain of the day. I haven't been through my images properly but here's a quick processing of a shot as I was heading back to the car after the best of the light had gone. I thought it looked quite nice for a car park! ___

2014-11-07 09:29:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W.

Added photos to LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W.___

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2014-10-28 23:53:52 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Humbled and happy that my image has been put forward from the Portsmouth +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, thanks +Darren Button  :-))

Here's the winning image put forward to the +Scott Kelby +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk  #wwpw2014 from the Portsmouth UK Walk.  Well done to +Andy Burke ___Humbled and happy that my image has been put forward from the Portsmouth +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, thanks +Darren Button  :-))

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2014-10-27 14:03:30 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

I posted a similar view a while back in colour but I think I prefer this one in monochrome and from a bit closer down to the sea.

For #LeadingLinesMonday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart

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

#ukpcphoto   #fujixt1  

I posted a similar view a while back in colour but I think I prefer this one in monochrome and from a bit closer down to the sea.

For #LeadingLinesMonday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart

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

#ukpcphoto   #fujixt1  ___

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2014-10-24 08:31:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Free on Amazon UK for Kindle currently. I've not read it yet but the reviews are good.

Seems like it may not be free in all Amazon countries though.

FREE STUFF!

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb is available to download via Amazon UK for FREE

Absolutely incredible fantasy book I finished reading in about one day. Thank you so much +Ashlan Nathens for the recommendation, I'll be raiding your library for the next book <3___Free on Amazon UK for Kindle currently. I've not read it yet but the reviews are good.

Seems like it may not be free in all Amazon countries though.

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2014-10-22 12:48:57 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

HMS Dauntless

I think everyone got this shot on the Portsmouth photowalk the other week but that isn't going to stop me posting mine :-)

HMS Dauntless

I think everyone got this shot on the Portsmouth photowalk the other week but that isn't going to stop me posting mine :-)___

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2014-10-17 21:27:03 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Portsmouth

Day 5 of 5 for #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , which +Mike Ablaza was kind enough to volunteer me for.

The last of my five is in a style new to me, that I want to explore further. It's a layered composite of images from last Saturday's photowalk. I hope you can find some stories in it.

I've been breaking the rules all week but now I'm going to invite +Heidi Anne Morris to take up the challenge. If you are game just post a B&W a day for five days and (optionally) each day nominate someone else to take the challenge :-)

Portsmouth

Day 5 of 5 for #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , which +Mike Ablaza was kind enough to volunteer me for.

The last of my five is in a style new to me, that I want to explore further. It's a layered composite of images from last Saturday's photowalk. I hope you can find some stories in it.

I've been breaking the rules all week but now I'm going to invite +Heidi Anne Morris to take up the challenge. If you are game just post a B&W a day for five days and (optionally) each day nominate someone else to take the challenge :-)___

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2014-10-16 22:11:20 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Bamboo

Day 4 of 5 for the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , nominated by +Mike Ablaza.

I've just spent ages trying to decide on a different image style to share today (I already know what my last image will be) and came across this one from last year that I don't think I ever shared, not sure why. I still like the simplicity of this one.

Bamboo

Day 4 of 5 for the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge , nominated by +Mike Ablaza.

I've just spent ages trying to decide on a different image style to share today (I already know what my last image will be) and came across this one from last year that I don't think I ever shared, not sure why. I still like the simplicity of this one.___

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