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Darryl Van Gaal has been at 4 events

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Margaret Tompkins130,518*Landscape Photography Community:  In the Still of the Night* 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 night time element. 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, May 26, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night2014-05-19 22:00:00423 
Ron Clifford2,777,379On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this."After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls".My Website is  www.weatherandsky.comYour loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes  #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0097 
Virtual Star Party11,177It's Sunday, which means it's time for the +Virtual Star Party ! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Fraser Cain as they gather up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air!We've got a special guest today: Kevin Nelson from Quantum Scientific Imaging will join us to talk about the QSI cameras that many of our astronomers use.In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments.To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty    Also, The VSP is now on Twitter and Facebook! Give us a follow and/or a like!  http://twitter.com/The_VSPhttp://facebook.com/VirtualStarParty#VSP20130804   #Astronomy   #Space   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #Stars   #Galaxies   #Nebulae   #HangoutsOnAir   #TheVSP   #Telescope   #AmateurAstronomy  Virtual Star Party - 4 August, 20132013-08-05 06:00:19138 
Jeff Smith60,901Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13. The theme for this week is I've got the music in meAgain this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy.Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way.___________________________UPLOADINGThe event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before.Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.This is a Public event open to all.Any questions, again please check the FAQs.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48131 

Darryl Van Gaal has been shared in 210 public circles

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Harry Day10,043Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-31 12:40:25496014
Daniel Mihai Popescu62,006I am happy to have you as friends! This is another Great Engagers circle, and if you'll be mentioned in the comments (since my notification sending system still doesn't work), means that you are members in it.A "+1" will be more than sufficient, only if you have the time :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  For others, you do what you want, but this is a great circle to add to yours, as all my other public circles.Thank you for being here, and I wish you a great weekend!2014-10-25 14:28:5549713174181
Gailen Mapes69,684Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 22 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-22 10:42:51158102
Daniel Mihai Popescu61,717One of my Engagers circles :)Dedicated to you, it comes without string attached. I just hope you don't mind mentioning you all in the comments, since my notifications don't work. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be more than enough for members :)I am sad when I see someone removing accounts he follows after a couple of weeks of "inactivity", no matter the communication and the good collaboration they have with the removed accounts. People letting the software to work for them, people with less defined scopes here, or quite very good defined.I have just used +Circloscope to have a look on the activity :)I remember faces, I remember names, I know guys from other networks, I can't bring myself to remove them when they haven't posted here for more than one week, one month, or even three.Where are we going? Isn't there enough room for everybody, or are some of you just bored of my rants?I hope you enjoy this circle, and tell me if I forgot someone. Thank you!2014-10-21 21:34:32481001
Daniel Mihai Popescu61,295This circle is called Survivors!  It is dedicated to all of you :)I waited to fill it a little more with some new faces :)I hope you are notified, if not, nothing changes.Just a "+1" is more than enough (and I speak here for the members) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  It is an homage to you, so there's no need to share it, there are no conditions. If I forgot any of you, please forgive me and tell me, instead of uncircle me without notice :)I never was in "follow me and I'll follow you back" game, not here, nor on Twitter, where people are more liberal :)I'm out of the sharing circles game, as most of you already have noticed, and it's up to anyone to do whatever he/she/it likes with that :) I thank to any of you who kept in their public shared circles the time I have been absent (there was a very motivated reason for it), and I'm absolutely passive about the people who took me out of their public circles, considering they have not an immediate benefit from that. Oh, and I'm very glad because some circle spammers have unfollowed me. I do not really deserve their company :)Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends!2014-10-18 18:08:10469333748
Gailen Mapes68,213Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z - 22 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-22 10:20:11158429
Gailen Mapes67,091Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-22 10:31:091626310
Gailen Mapes66,178Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-22 10:54:48153826
Doug Hyatt5,196THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 6   #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING IT ADDED 1,000+ FOLLOWERS FOR ME IN A WEEK.1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-16 15:49:39485212227
Daniel Mihai Popescu54,397Engagers 4 - a very dear circle as well :)Don't be upset, please, of my multiple mentions, it is just because my circle notifications don't work.So, if you're mentioned, you are in, and you are not required to do anything. It was a time when a "+1" made me happy, and I saw it didn't worked out :) Don't do anything! I am honored for you being my friends, so this is my homage to you, but in my unmeasurable vanity I wanted you to know :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  As usual, this circle will do a tremendous good to your stream, so it is recommended to be added, especially by non-members and newcomers. If I'm not the best possible host, please forgive me.2014-07-16 11:00:0848420572173
Daniel Mihai Popescu53,047Engagers 3They are all, great people on G+! I'm sorry again if I mention you!Please don't be upset, it is just to honor you, no member is required to do anything!A "+1", the minimum everyone can do without wasting precious time, will be appreciated at the maximum value :) #maximumperformance   #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #engagers  As all my previous circles, this is one to add. Your stream will gain!2014-07-06 19:02:1949124171202
Farid Shaikh2,524GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:40:574928010
Farid Shaikh2,347GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-03 07:46:354929115
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:435004913
Harry Day2,841Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!RESHARE if you want to be includedTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-01 11:08:45438445
Nancy Levan3,336The Circle of AwesomenessThis is the final circle of everyone who participated in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt - 2014 Spring Fling. These are all amazing, talented, fun, engaging and lovely people who made this round of the hunt one to remember.Thank you to everyone in the circle for participating! I hope we see you at the next round in a couple of weeks. Remember the next sign up is July 12th at Noon (Mountain Time). You need to be on +Chrysta Rae's page at that time and watch for the post to comment "I'm in!" on it. Spots go fast so be on time to get in. See you there!2014-06-26 18:56:0338943754
Daniel Mihai Popescu52,356They are the Survivors, a circle I'm going to share more often, because it has its own dynamic :)I hope you receive the notification this time, and if you receive it, it means you are in the circle, so you are not required to do anything. Just a "+1" from your part will be greatly appreciated, there's no need to spend your precious time with sharing or commenting.For non-members, I think you have to figure out on your own what to do, because usually I don't promise anything, I'm don't barter my circles membership. If you add the circle, it's definitively your gain, so I strongly suggest you to do so. The circle's title is not in vain, it really suggests the circle's dynamic. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  This, like all of my other circles, is an homage to you.Thank you very much for being my friends!2014-06-26 14:46:19412442853
Gailen Mapes65,335Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-23 18:22:23155626
Daniel Mihai Popescu51,115This is Wonders, a circle you all know!A "+1" will be greatly appreciated, but of course it is not a requirement. You are not required to do anything :)I hope you receive the notification, and if it is so, it means you are in the circle. The circle is old, but I still do some experiments. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  When I created the circle, I was curious if you have any proposition of friends to be included :) I still wonder if you have such friends. I shall create another circle, or a combination, I'll see :)Anyway, if you are original enough, and comment on what you like, you don't need to be shared in a circle to become famous, don't you think?If you add this circle (this is the reason of me sharing it), you will have a pleasant surprise on your stream! If you don't believe me, it's your loss.2014-06-18 17:20:574441173784
Angie Rocio40To increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.This is a public circle of Social Networking Industry Professionals that would like to be circled in order to discover other Social Networking Industry Professionals and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included so that you too can obtain new followers please follow these steps.      1. Post 1 G+     2. Add this circle.     3. Share this circle publicly.We are the most exclusive page dedicated to helping Social Networking Industry Professionals to gain new followers.2014-06-15 08:27:4549710421
Farid Shaikh903GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-10 02:38:134913116
Landscape Photography Community0Congratulations to all the great landscape photographers that shared photographs in the Landscape Photography Community contest:  In The Still Of the Night!!  They were awesome and so are you!!Check out the winners in the Inspiration Category of the LPC!!https://plus.google.com/+MargaretTompkins/posts/Mf3zd4F9RGj#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-05-30 16:23:18276402352
Daniel Mihai Popescu49,547I think this is quite an interesting circle for you to add, of course if you haven't added it already :) It's a combination of the Survivors of whom a lot of you were very enchanted last time :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance Shall I pimp myself and explain you how this circle has been made, on what basis, and stuff like that? I don't think so, and the members know that a "+1" will be enough from them :)For how I try to manifest my wits here, on the wonderful Google Plus, I believe you better read my blog, rodolfogrimaldi.comIf you have a Twitter account, I shall be honored to connect with you there as well, just give me a sign, preferable not a DM, because it's a great probability that I'll miss it, that's all.https://twitter.com/RodolfoGrimaldiI hope that notifications will reach you, this time :)2014-05-29 14:49:00479402143
Farid Shaikh458GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #addcircles #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #friends #add  2014-05-28 19:25:264868617
Daniel Mihai Popescu49,376This is called Circle Zero and the great majority of you already know it :)There are a few "follow backs" in it, along my precious Invincible, and some other few people I respect! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance I share from Firefox this time, and if you don't receive the notification yet again, it means I'm "punished" by Google Plus :)Of course I'm joking, it means nothing, actually. Nobody is compelled to do anything, even if you receive the notification, meaning you are in the circle and you don't have to check it (this operation being made so difficult lately, by our dear G+ programmers, but I understand them: "simpler is better", so I agree). Besides, as +Adriana Popovici so accurately noticed, G+ oriented itself through communication with people not being members of your circles than outlying the members. You see now the "add" or "follow" button when checking out an account is blatantly RED, since your friends have a white one, with the "circle symbol". Nice!Oh, when you notice you're members, a simply "+1" will move me, if not, it's all the same. I keep only valuable people in my circles, so they don't have anything to change to upset me, just maybe to leave me out completely. Even that, won't be the end of the world, you know?Some of the members aren't what you call "engagers", some are not even as active as you may expect, this doesn't make them less valuable, so you can take my word, because I vouch for them!For non members: It is recommended that you add the circle, it'll give you a colorful and meaningful stream :) It's the least I can do, and if I'll make more, you'll notice in time :).Sharing the circle is not going to melt my cold heart, so please, do what you feel, and it is time to learn how to handle elegantly this delicate matter on Google Plus. When sharing the circle, please don't promise your followers things in my name, like "you will be followed back" or stuff like that, because I'm not responsible for the circle members' behavior :)Good luck! Please!2014-05-27 15:09:34480492256
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Gailen Mapes64,433Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-22 10:55:08146015
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
Daniel Mihai Popescu48,496A very dear circle, The Complex!If you receive the notification, it means I'm lucky :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  If you "+1" it with or without notification, you will show that you care :)Thank you very much, dear friends.2014-05-19 16:55:27497352142
Daniel Mihai Popescu48,066This is called Survivors!It is a circle dedicated to my invincible plus some surprises.I hope you'll be notified, if not, that's it :)A "+1" as an acknowledgement is a plus for my heart :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  Initially it had 345 members, but two were excluded by G+ with the following mention: Some people have not been included in your shared circle. Only Google+‎ users can be shared.I suppose one of them is my eternal invincible, +Dirk Talamasca . I'm not going to remove him, ever. 2014-05-15 11:13:27343392239
rudi firmansyah442please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 18:26:34501001
Daniel Mihai Popescu47,656This circle is called Italian because it has a lot of my Italian friends in it, but of course, the members are from all over :)As you already know (I hope you receive the notification), just a "+1" is always welcome from the members :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  Have all, a nice week!2014-05-12 10:12:40476492042
fendy syahputra409please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 05:34:44501114
Daniel Mihai Popescu46,723This is Amalgam, a mixed circle with a lot of dear friends and highly valuable profiles on Google Plus.Feel free to do what you desire with it, preferably would be to add it to your circles :)I'd like to thank you all, for being my friends :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  A "plus one" will be greatly appreciated, you don't have to share it or even comment if you don't like :)I hope to be able to log in G+ more often, and reply to you in time.2014-05-07 13:11:51476433146
Gailen Mapes63,022Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-22 10:41:201444211
Daniel Mihai Popescu44,271My Peacemakers!It's an old circle of highly valuable friends :)A "+1" will be highly regarded when I'll find again the opportunity to log here. You see me posting, but I do it from my browser. If you feel neglected, please don't be, because you are all in my heart, in your deserved place. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance Have a nice week, dear friends and future friends!2014-04-14 19:41:21494493660
Daniel Mihai Popescu42,089This is Cats 2, a growing circle :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance (based on Cat Circle recently shared by +Simona AN , meaning that a little bit more than a third is taken from there, and if there are actually more than that, this is a pure coincidence)Just a "+1" will be enough, my friends and future friends :)2014-03-31 12:46:11386342842
Daniel Mihai Popescu41,745I do not remember why I have called this circle Zero when I gave it this final form. Anyway, it's a circle of value, it's not a "push". So, don't feel obliged with anything. A "+1" will be greatly appreciated.Thank you very much! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  I still have some great difficulties to connect properly to G+, so I hope that you understand that. "Engagement" means connecting. I have to assure you that you haven't lost me :) Of course, if you feel that I don't "interact" with you as much as you like, don't be afraid and uncircle me! 2014-03-28 10:52:1148713270164
Gailen Mapes61,135Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  T-Z - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-03-22 10:45:02144616
Daniel Mihai Popescu40,296This is Clare, a circle based on something created with great taste by +Clare Patrick :)If you want to add it, it'll be to your own comfort, otherwise, a "+1" will be greatly appreciated! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle I wish you'll never experience my technical problems :)2014-03-16 23:06:2839210447154
Vũ Phá2,541Sharing another interesting circle with all my G+ friends!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing   #googleplus   #socialmedia   #blogger   #blogging   #phongthuytoancanh   #huongnha   #dattencontheophongthuy   #xemtuvi   #lasotuvi  2014-03-13 07:19:5750113817
John Nuntiatio29,040#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment #news2014-03-05 06:10:41472244
Daniel Mihai Popescu39,070The Engagers!I have experimenting some technical difficulties with G+, so please be patient with me.If by "engagement" you meaning "sharing circles", it's something I have ceased to do from a few months now.It is more important to be in a circle, so people who add it, will add you as well, don't you think?I do not pretend anything from you in exchange to be in my circles, even if I know that it is customary to promise the moon if someone shares your circles and pats your back (this is a very euphemistic way of putting the problem). My circles are not based on that. I have expressed my opinions several times, so who knows me, in fact knows them too. I'm not teasing "new" ones to add me back, so that's not my circles' purpose.I have shared this one with the circle too, and  I hope you are all, just fine :)A "plus one" will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle If I forgot someone, don't worry, I have many circles and circles combinations :) I have shared so little in the last weeks, because I couldn't log into G+ directly. Today looks like a miracle. Yesterday I could log for exactly ten minutes. But I keep the flow open, because I post directly from the browser or the blogs which have G+ buttons.The thing I'm most sorry for not being able to log in, is that I can't say "happy birthday" to the people celebrating their birthdays when I'm not here :)I hope they'll understand.2014-03-04 20:56:2045712874167
Gailen Mapes60,012Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera T-Z  - 22 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Ma2014-02-22 12:00:34137204
Vũ Phá1,285 STOP!! Before you share this circle please read everything detailed below:This is the newest release of my #topengagers  circle.  This week I wanted to give this circle a SERIOUS overhaul. So I deleted it. Then, I started with the adding back the core G+'ers of this circle (if you don't know who they are start engaging more!!) and I then added in those who shared the circle previously and whose posts were high quality.  I am sure some have slipped through the cracks, so if that is you please do not be offended, but be certain to get in touch with me. This circle is the result of the overhaul.  Add this circle only if you are interested in great content, great engagers and helping make G+ a better, more social place.  To Be Included Next Time1. Make sure your posts are quality2. Be a great G+ member3. Share this circle to publicG+ GIF community  http://bit.ly/1dI2evU   <--check it outConnect with me on:Twitter: http://bit.ly/1fdTzl5 LinkedIn: http://lnkd.in/V7nKxg Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1f9R70q   (yeah, yeah)#engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #topengagers   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshares   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #addmeplease   #Addme   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharers  2014-02-22 08:13:5150111814
Krzysztof Skomra3,7171. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople 2014-02-17 09:46:105012615
Daniel Mihai Popescu36,665A dear circle!Good Afternoon from my timeline, dear friends and future friends!This is a very interesting circle, so it'll do a lot of good for you if you'll add it to yours :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance Here are some of my dearest friends on G+! Good luck!2014-02-13 13:32:50193433250
Vũ Phá6081. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-12 05:01:1550110712
Aheste Beste8,429The New Circle of Mine named:''Nice People All Over The World'' #share   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #followers   #addcircle   #addpeople  2014-02-06 05:31:41460382640
Daniel Mihai Popescu35,101A circle made by you, dear friends!Nominated Wonders!It contains your nominees, in a share of mine, a few months ago.Together with my Invincible and a very few rewards, this is what is left for my stream!It's a circle to add! If you want to share it, it is up to you, I don't push you to do anything! I just mention that a "plus one" will be greatly appreciated. How hard is it? #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance  2014-02-01 22:03:28383694669

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2014-06-14 19:05:10 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Help me decide
(please no "fanboy" responses)

OK,  here is the age old question...  Canon vs. Nikon.
I'm really torn between the Canon 6d and the Nikon 600/610.  

As many of you know, I'm a night shooter so I know the 6d has a very slight edge in that department.

On the other hand I would also like to photograph my son's hockey, lacrosse and baseball games, so the edge may go to Nikon with more than 1 cross type focus point.

Do you have experience with either of these cameras?  Let me know what you think.

Especially if you've used the 6d for sports.
(thanks to article.wn.com for the image)

Most reshares: 25

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2014-05-25 14:41:35 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

There is nothing like having a clear dark sky to photograph the milky way in all it's glory....
Unless of course you have a bit of light pollution, some moving clouds and dusk!
There is something I've always liked about shooting at dusk and dawn.  The blues of the sky and subtle shadowless illumination of the landscape makes for a stunning image (in my opinion).
This particular image is a single shutter click taken at Torrance Barrens shortly after the sun set off to the left of this photo.

Most plusones: 352

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2014-05-25 14:41:35 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

There is nothing like having a clear dark sky to photograph the milky way in all it's glory....
Unless of course you have a bit of light pollution, some moving clouds and dusk!
There is something I've always liked about shooting at dusk and dawn.  The blues of the sky and subtle shadowless illumination of the landscape makes for a stunning image (in my opinion).
This particular image is a single shutter click taken at Torrance Barrens shortly after the sun set off to the left of this photo.

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2014-11-14 00:04:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is nature at it's best!!!
Well worth the watch!

This is nature at it's best!!!
Well worth the watch!___

2014-11-11 13:31:36 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So who here can give me an invite to start using Google inbox? Anyone.... Bueller...... Anyone.....

So who here can give me an invite to start using Google inbox? Anyone.... Bueller...... Anyone.....___

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2014-11-07 22:27:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Flying defibrillator
This is a great invention!!!
I can see it working in quite a few situations!

from the youtube post   This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%

Flying defibrillator
This is a great invention!!!
I can see it working in quite a few situations!

from the youtube post   This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%___

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2014-10-28 03:43:12 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

I posted this very same image a few weeks back.
I was extremely unhappy with the processing.

The image below is take two.  I think that the processing is much better.  As we all know, with time we all improve our techniques and I for one hope that journey never ends.

This image was taken with a Canon 6d and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8
The exposure was 40s and the ISO setting was 6400
And it is a single exposure.

I posted this very same image a few weeks back.
I was extremely unhappy with the processing.

The image below is take two.  I think that the processing is much better.  As we all know, with time we all improve our techniques and I for one hope that journey never ends.

This image was taken with a Canon 6d and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8
The exposure was 40s and the ISO setting was 6400
And it is a single exposure.___

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2014-10-20 15:41:58 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Too funny!
I love when companies do stuff like this!

Ford Halloween Car Wash Prank

Too funny!
I love when companies do stuff like this!

Ford Halloween Car Wash Prank___

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2014-10-16 21:53:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I'm relatively new to shooting sports and who better to use as a model than my son!

Here is a shot from his first regular season Novice Rep. game.  
I'm pleased to also announce that the team tied.

I'm relatively new to shooting sports and who better to use as a model than my son!

Here is a shot from his first regular season Novice Rep. game.  
I'm pleased to also announce that the team tied.___

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2014-09-28 15:25:09 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Hastings Drive, Long Point, Ontario
This stretch of beach on beautiful Long Point, Ontario was the scene of mass devastation in 1985 when upwards of 25 cottages were wiped off of their foundations by a freak winter storm.   The lake was also experiencing high levels at the time which created the perfect conditions to destroy the cottages.  Since that time all that remains of the cottages and their property is artifacts like the ones you see here.  The land has been deemed to be too dangerous to allow perspective land owners to build new cottages or homes.
To this day the land is in the ownership of the Ontario Government.

Hastings Drive, Long Point, Ontario
This stretch of beach on beautiful Long Point, Ontario was the scene of mass devastation in 1985 when upwards of 25 cottages were wiped off of their foundations by a freak winter storm.   The lake was also experiencing high levels at the time which created the perfect conditions to destroy the cottages.  Since that time all that remains of the cottages and their property is artifacts like the ones you see here.  The land has been deemed to be too dangerous to allow perspective land owners to build new cottages or homes.
To this day the land is in the ownership of the Ontario Government.___

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2014-09-27 15:54:58 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Light Domes
With my drive being over 100km (each way) to work, and working over 50hr/wk for the last while, I've not had a second to even pick up my camera.
Today is a day off, and I thought I'd process an image from the summer.
This image is a stitch of 4 separate photographs taken in succession creating a 180 degree image of the night sky looking north to south over Lake Erie.  The light domes are from city lights and although they create a sharp and interesting contrast to the night sky, they also act as a thief of stars, the stray light we create washes out the stars above and rob us of the beauty of night.

Light Domes
With my drive being over 100km (each way) to work, and working over 50hr/wk for the last while, I've not had a second to even pick up my camera.
Today is a day off, and I thought I'd process an image from the summer.
This image is a stitch of 4 separate photographs taken in succession creating a 180 degree image of the night sky looking north to south over Lake Erie.  The light domes are from city lights and although they create a sharp and interesting contrast to the night sky, they also act as a thief of stars, the stray light we create washes out the stars above and rob us of the beauty of night.___

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2014-09-20 00:20:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Let the Games Begin
Here is a collection of some of my favorite goalie quotes to go along with a photo of my son.

“Goaltender is a normal job. Sure ! How would you like it if at your job, every time you made the slightest mistake a little red light went on over your head and 18,000 people stood up and screamed at you?” -Jacques Plante

“The day they put me in net I had a good game. I’ve stayed there ever since.” – Terry Sawchuk

“The pressure is unreal. Most of the goalkeepers they feel the pressure. The only ones that don’t worry are the ones too dumb to know what’s happening to them.” – Tony Esposito

“The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.” – Arturs Irbe

Let the Games Begin
Here is a collection of some of my favorite goalie quotes to go along with a photo of my son.

“Goaltender is a normal job. Sure ! How would you like it if at your job, every time you made the slightest mistake a little red light went on over your head and 18,000 people stood up and screamed at you?” -Jacques Plante

“The day they put me in net I had a good game. I’ve stayed there ever since.” – Terry Sawchuk

“The pressure is unreal. Most of the goalkeepers they feel the pressure. The only ones that don’t worry are the ones too dumb to know what’s happening to them.” – Tony Esposito

“The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.” – Arturs Irbe___

2014-09-15 23:58:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is anyone using Magiclantern for the 6d?
What are your experiences with it?

Is anyone using Magiclantern for the 6d?
What are your experiences with it?___

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2014-09-01 01:19:42 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Shall we play a game?
Who has a sharp eye?
This is an old panoramic photo that I took back a while.
It's not one of my best, or favorites.
I have however edited it for this post.
Who can notice what I've done with this image 
Hint, nothing added, nothing taken away

Shall we play a game?
Who has a sharp eye?
This is an old panoramic photo that I took back a while.
It's not one of my best, or favorites.
I have however edited it for this post.
Who can notice what I've done with this image 
Hint, nothing added, nothing taken away___

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2014-08-30 15:42:02 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Lost in the fog
I haven't shot an image since the loss of over 1500 images from my hard drive (external), they seemed to vanish into thin air.
This image was one of the ones that survived (most of my images did survive).

Lost in the fog
I haven't shot an image since the loss of over 1500 images from my hard drive (external), they seemed to vanish into thin air.
This image was one of the ones that survived (most of my images did survive).___

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2014-08-27 00:26:04 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

I've posted this image before with the foreground blacked out.  I revisited it and pushed the foreground about as much as I'd dare.
I cropped this one to 16:9 (using it as wallpaper at work)
That is the moon rising between the trees for anyone wondering.

I've posted this image before with the foreground blacked out.  I revisited it and pushed the foreground about as much as I'd dare.
I cropped this one to 16:9 (using it as wallpaper at work)
That is the moon rising between the trees for anyone wondering.___

2014-08-26 20:43:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Not sure what possessed me to try, but I have to tell you.....
JERK bacon rocks!!!

Not sure what possessed me to try, but I have to tell you.....
JERK bacon rocks!!!___

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2014-08-11 00:42:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

YAY Team.

My son and the rest of the Simcoe Minor Baseball Rookie Champs.

YAY Team.

My son and the rest of the Simcoe Minor Baseball Rookie Champs.___

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2014-08-02 17:45:11 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Can't put my finger on it, but I liked this....

Can't put my finger on it, but I liked this....___

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2014-07-30 19:57:30 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Summer Falls
One night, +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, +JW Vraets and myself made the slippery decent into the ravine to shoot these wonderful falls in Grimsby, Ontario.

The unfortunate part of the experience is that the skies were totally overcast as we shot the falls.  After we slipped and slid out of the ravine Murphy's Law once again proved out Murphy's theory and the skies promised to clear.  So, we drove to another location and shot there as the skies in fact did clear.

This image is two separate images shot on the same night at locations separated by about 5 km or so and by about 1 hour of the clock..  The sky was blended into the foreground scene in photoshop and the final image is what I'm sure we all envisioned when we made the slippery decent to the base of the falls.

#waterfallwednesday  

Summer Falls
One night, +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, +JW Vraets and myself made the slippery decent into the ravine to shoot these wonderful falls in Grimsby, Ontario.

The unfortunate part of the experience is that the skies were totally overcast as we shot the falls.  After we slipped and slid out of the ravine Murphy's Law once again proved out Murphy's theory and the skies promised to clear.  So, we drove to another location and shot there as the skies in fact did clear.

This image is two separate images shot on the same night at locations separated by about 5 km or so and by about 1 hour of the clock..  The sky was blended into the foreground scene in photoshop and the final image is what I'm sure we all envisioned when we made the slippery decent to the base of the falls.

#waterfallwednesday  ___

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2014-07-28 01:52:14 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I was shooting some stars this weekend, not my usual kind though.
This intense looking chap is none other than my oldest.  They lost the final game in the regional playdowns this weekend.  
Provincials next, lets hope for some better luck.

I was shooting some stars this weekend, not my usual kind though.
This intense looking chap is none other than my oldest.  They lost the final game in the regional playdowns this weekend.  
Provincials next, lets hope for some better luck.___

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2014-07-24 00:01:55 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

The midnight stroll
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a stroll along a quiet trail while having the stars shine down upon you.

The midnight stroll
There is nothing more relaxing than taking a stroll along a quiet trail while having the stars shine down upon you.___

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2014-07-21 17:37:33 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Misty Moonrise
Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting with +JW Vraets and +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, the images captured while with them will show up in my stream later.  For now is an image that I actually didn't plan on capturing, but am very glad I did.
This image is a 4 shot vertical panorama. A patchy fog was rolling in as I was driving home from a night of shooting the milky way. As I drove into town I noticed that the moon looked particularly good this evening with the low fog, so I detoured to a rail path nearby. This panoramic stitch is the result. I personally love the details in the foreground while the lights from the small town are washed out in the fog.

Misty Moonrise
Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting with +JW Vraets and +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn, the images captured while with them will show up in my stream later.  For now is an image that I actually didn't plan on capturing, but am very glad I did.
This image is a 4 shot vertical panorama. A patchy fog was rolling in as I was driving home from a night of shooting the milky way. As I drove into town I noticed that the moon looked particularly good this evening with the low fog, so I detoured to a rail path nearby. This panoramic stitch is the result. I personally love the details in the foreground while the lights from the small town are washed out in the fog.___

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2014-07-16 20:35:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

After tons of thinking and re-thinking I decided to pick up a used copy of the famous Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM.

With that purchase I had to deploy one of my very costly models (better known as a son) and took some practice shots with him on his scooter.  I've gotta say it is by far the sweetest lens I've owned and the bokeh is simply divine.  Having such a handsome model doesn't hurt either

After tons of thinking and re-thinking I decided to pick up a used copy of the famous Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM.

With that purchase I had to deploy one of my very costly models (better known as a son) and took some practice shots with him on his scooter.  I've gotta say it is by far the sweetest lens I've owned and the bokeh is simply divine.  Having such a handsome model doesn't hurt either___

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2014-07-16 03:54:23 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

A quick handheld image with the new (old lens, but new to me) 70-200 f/2.8

I think I'm going to be liking this setup
Oh, and yes this is cropped
On another side note.... this shot was also a test of the auto focus system on the 6d,  I'm not sure what you think, but I think it's passed the test.

A quick handheld image with the new (old lens, but new to me) 70-200 f/2.8

I think I'm going to be liking this setup
Oh, and yes this is cropped
On another side note.... this shot was also a test of the auto focus system on the 6d,  I'm not sure what you think, but I think it's passed the test.___

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2014-07-09 16:44:09 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Hup Holland Hup

Guess what I'm wearing today?!?!

Hup Holland Hup
Laat de leeuw niet in zijn hempie staan
Hup Holland Hup
Trek het beesie geen pantoffels aan
Hup Holland Hup
Laat je uit 't veld niet slaan
Want de leeuw op voetbalschoenen
Durft de hele wereld aan

Hup Holland Hup

Guess what I'm wearing today?!?!

Hup Holland Hup
Laat de leeuw niet in zijn hempie staan
Hup Holland Hup
Trek het beesie geen pantoffels aan
Hup Holland Hup
Laat je uit 't veld niet slaan
Want de leeuw op voetbalschoenen
Durft de hele wereld aan___

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2014-07-08 03:36:45 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Because Everyone Loves a Multi-Image Stitch  
Well at least I do
A 3 image pano stitch covering almost 180 degrees of marsh and night sky.
Taken with the 6d using the 14mm Samyang

Because Everyone Loves a Multi-Image Stitch  
Well at least I do
A 3 image pano stitch covering almost 180 degrees of marsh and night sky.
Taken with the 6d using the 14mm Samyang___

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2014-07-06 23:13:53 (27 comments, 12 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Percussion Tubes
Quite possibly one of my favorite night images I've taken to date.
Most definitely my favourite taken with the 6d 

The urban glow from across Lake Erie, the subtle colours and reflection in the water, and the almost minimalist transition from the water below to the heavens above, the percussion tubes (not really) and the milky way converge at the same end point.  Everything seemed to work for this image... including the high ISO performance of the camera.

Percussion Tubes
Quite possibly one of my favorite night images I've taken to date.
Most definitely my favourite taken with the 6d 

The urban glow from across Lake Erie, the subtle colours and reflection in the water, and the almost minimalist transition from the water below to the heavens above, the percussion tubes (not really) and the milky way converge at the same end point.  Everything seemed to work for this image... including the high ISO performance of the camera.___

2014-07-06 21:02:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Engagers 3
They are all, great people on G+! I'm sorry again if I mention you!
Please don't be upset, it is just to honor you, no member is requiref to do anything! A "+1", the minimum everyone can do without wasting precious time, will be appreciated at the maximum value :)

#maximumperformance   #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #engagers  

As all my previous circles, this is one to add. Your stream will gain!

Engagers 3
They are all, great people on G+! I'm sorry again if I mention you!
Please don't be upset, it is just to honor you, no member is requiref to do anything! A "+1", the minimum everyone can do without wasting precious time, will be appreciated at the maximum value :)

#maximumperformance   #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #engagers  

As all my previous circles, this is one to add. Your stream will gain!___

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2014-07-06 16:14:58 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

To preserve, promote and celebrate the history and traditions of the Loyalist epoch in Canadian history by:

1) Uniting in a Canadian association the descendants of those families who, during the American Revolutionary War, sacrificed all to retain their loyalty to the British crown.
2) Collecting and cataloguing portraits, documents, books, weapons, flags, clothing and other artifacts relating to the United Empire Loyalists.
3) Publishing an historical and family research journal, books and newsletters as well as educational resource materials and encouraging scholarship and publication about Loyalist history and demography.
4) Erecting, constructing and repairing buildings, monuments and memorials in Canada to perpetuate the memory of the United Empire Loyalists.
5) Increasing public awareness of the... more »

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

To preserve, promote and celebrate the history and traditions of the Loyalist epoch in Canadian history by:

1) Uniting in a Canadian association the descendants of those families who, during the American Revolutionary War, sacrificed all to retain their loyalty to the British crown.
2) Collecting and cataloguing portraits, documents, books, weapons, flags, clothing and other artifacts relating to the United Empire Loyalists.
3) Publishing an historical and family research journal, books and newsletters as well as educational resource materials and encouraging scholarship and publication about Loyalist history and demography.
4) Erecting, constructing and repairing buildings, monuments and memorials in Canada to perpetuate the memory of the United Empire Loyalists.
5) Increasing public awareness of the Loyalist contributions to Canada and preserving, defending,and promoting Loyalist heritage within Canadian society, by developing and participating in projects and activities which honour and celebrate the memory of the United Empire Loyalists.
6) Defending and promoting the values and institutions fundamental to Canada's United Empire Loyalist heritage and, in particular, the Constitutional Monarchy, the Commonwealth, Parliamentary Government, the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Unity.
This mission statement was adopted at the Annual General Meeting June 8, 2002.

This image is one of many sites marking Loyalist Burial Sites along Lake Erie

Hope you enjoy the image and for more information click on the link provided here http://www.uelac.org/___

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2014-07-04 20:32:55 (17 comments, 9 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

As many of you already know, I am very upfront about my techniques for shooting and processing the night sky.

In the past I have posted unprocessed photos to illustrate what you can expect when you take an entry level dslr and a kit lens out to shoot the night sky.  I myself have moved up to a full frame camera as of late and have been very surprised and pleased at the results with high iso performance coupled with a fast lens.

On a recent image a G+er commented that he’d never seen both the landscape and stars at the same time, and called the image “digital fakery” which struck a nerve with me.  I am opposed to those who shoot multiple images create composite images and try to pass it off as a brilliant single capture.  It’s that behaviour that brings about the comments like the one I received.

I thought that it might help out those community members who do notphotograph... more »

As many of you already know, I am very upfront about my techniques for shooting and processing the night sky.

In the past I have posted unprocessed photos to illustrate what you can expect when you take an entry level dslr and a kit lens out to shoot the night sky.  I myself have moved up to a full frame camera as of late and have been very surprised and pleased at the results with high iso performance coupled with a fast lens.

On a recent image a G+er commented that he’d never seen both the landscape and stars at the same time, and called the image “digital fakery” which struck a nerve with me.  I am opposed to those who shoot multiple images create composite images and try to pass it off as a brilliant single capture.  It’s that behaviour that brings about the comments like the one I received.

I thought that it might help out those community members who do not photograph the night sky to show them an image SOOC (RAW converted to jpg) next to the same image after post processing.

The image you see on the left is the one that is right out of the camera, the one on the right is after post.  I have obviously removed the ugly signage that was in the water (3 of them) and I enhanced both the milky way, and a meteor streak.  I have also adjusted the sky and landscape both with vibrancy, and your typical levels, curves, shadow, and highlight adjustments.  Throw in some noise removal and you have the finished product that you see on the right..

Feel free to share or +mention anyone who you think this may help out.  I am also always open and willing to answer any specific questions you may have.___

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2014-07-04 13:58:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Happy Independence Day to my friends (both those I've met and those I've yet to meet) south of the 49th.

Have a great holiday and snap lots of cool fireworks photos!!!

This image has nothing to do with the 4th of July, unless of course you count the very dim meteor streak captured in the core of the milky way as celestial fireworks.

Happy Independence Day to my friends (both those I've met and those I've yet to meet) south of the 49th.

Have a great holiday and snap lots of cool fireworks photos!!!

This image has nothing to do with the 4th of July, unless of course you count the very dim meteor streak captured in the core of the milky way as celestial fireworks.___

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2014-07-03 05:02:58 (24 comments, 11 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

At least I shot in RAW this time......

The learning curve of a new setup and totally different brand can be hard enough when it's light out....  Doing it in the dark adds to the difficulties.  I'm rather pleased with my efforts to learn the camera so far.  I'm far from what I'd call a master of the Canon, but I can operate it in the dark pretty well now. ....  and as the title says....

Specs are as follows 
Weapon - Canon 6d
Glass - Samyang 14mm f/2.8
ISO - Pushing it at 12800
Exposure - 25s
Processing in both LR and PS

At least I shot in RAW this time......

The learning curve of a new setup and totally different brand can be hard enough when it's light out....  Doing it in the dark adds to the difficulties.  I'm rather pleased with my efforts to learn the camera so far.  I'm far from what I'd call a master of the Canon, but I can operate it in the dark pretty well now. ....  and as the title says....

Specs are as follows 
Weapon - Canon 6d
Glass - Samyang 14mm f/2.8
ISO - Pushing it at 12800
Exposure - 25s
Processing in both LR and PS___

2014-06-30 16:35:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Question to all the Canon-ites out there.

Who is using Magic Lantern with the 6d?
What are your experiences with it?

And, I can't seem to find the latest build... anyone with a link?

Question to all the Canon-ites out there.

Who is using Magic Lantern with the 6d?
What are your experiences with it?

And, I can't seem to find the latest build... anyone with a link?___

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2014-06-29 19:34:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Night Photography with an Artistic Twist.

A mix of desaturated and B&W photography.  
This is a single image taken with the new Canon 6d and Rokinon 14mm

Night Photography with an Artistic Twist.

A mix of desaturated and B&W photography.  
This is a single image taken with the new Canon 6d and Rokinon 14mm___

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2014-06-28 07:26:26 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

a quick share from tonight's 1st dark with the canon 6d.
I think I'm going to like this.....
Testing ISO 26500
I think this could be workable.....

a quick share from tonight's 1st dark with the canon 6d.
I think I'm going to like this.....
Testing ISO 26500
I think this could be workable.....___

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2014-06-22 21:39:24 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Today is DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae  Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro   

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss  

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "SMALL" album  - See my profile page for the "STRANGER", "PHOTOGRAPHER", "SQUARE", "LAU... more »

Today is DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae  Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro   

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss  

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "SMALL" album  - See my profile page for the "STRANGER", "PHOTOGRAPHER", "SQUARE",  "LAUGHTER", "JEALOUSY", "FLEXIBILITY" AND "LATHER" albums that have already been revealed.. 

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. ALL COPYRIGHTS APPLY)

With that - I present to you the "SMALL" album,
1 item seen in 308 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Yvette van Teeffelen )

important note - winners will not be revealed until Sunday evening

#huntlove   #chrystaraephotographyscavengerhunt ___

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2014-06-21 03:01:29 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sony is the new king of High ISO

It seems that DP Review has crowned the Sony A7s as the new "Prince of Darkness" (ok, well maybe I came up with the tag).  But.....

That aside, looking at the interactive test scene, I'd have to agree. 
Is it time for me to start looking at Sony as a viable landscape astrophotography tool!!!
in short, YEP!
Image via DP Review
http://tinyurl.com/kc6puj2

Sony is the new king of High ISO

It seems that DP Review has crowned the Sony A7s as the new "Prince of Darkness" (ok, well maybe I came up with the tag).  But.....

That aside, looking at the interactive test scene, I'd have to agree. 
Is it time for me to start looking at Sony as a viable landscape astrophotography tool!!!
in short, YEP!
Image via DP Review
http://tinyurl.com/kc6puj2___

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2014-06-18 16:54:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Another day, another reveal of awesomeness!

Today is DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro 

Today's album is unlike the rest - as it is STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA NO editing on the photo was allowed. We like to even the playing field in one category each round!! ;)

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "SQUARE - Straight out of the Camera" album - See my profile page for the "LAUGHTER", "JEALOUSY", "FLEXIBILITY" AND "LATHER" albums that have already been revealed.. 

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. ALL COPYRIGHTS APPLY)

With that - I present to you the "SQUARE" album,
1 item seen in 302 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Joanne Berry)

#huntlove   #chrystaraephotographyscavengerhunt ___Another day, another reveal of awesomeness!

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2014-06-17 14:03:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today is DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae  Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro   

Just TRY not to have a giant grin on your face while looking at this album!

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "LAUGHTER"  album -See my pro... more »

Today is DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae  Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro   

Just TRY not to have a giant grin on your face while looking at this album!

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss 

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "LAUGHTER"  album - See my profile page for the "JEALOUSY", "FLEXIBILITY" AND "LATHER" albums that have already been revealed.. 

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. ALL COPYRIGHTS APPLY)

With that - I present to you the "LAUGHTER" album,
1 item seen in 198 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Barbara Gray )

#huntlove   #chrystaraephotographyscavengerhunt___

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2014-06-15 16:59:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Day two of reveals brings you Flexibility

Man, I have to unlock the creative vault in my analytical head.

Today is DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 2014 SPRING FLING round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!
Sponsored by +MeFOTO and +Induro  

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event 4 times a year and invite anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you around 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro +Colby Brown +Gordon Laing +Barry Blanchard +Brian Hynes, and our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss)

There are 10 categories: TODAY I am posting the "FLEXIBILITY" album - yesterday was the "LATHER" album. 

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. ALL COPYRIGHTS APPLY)

With that - I present to you the "FLEXIBILITY" album,
1 item seen in 208 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Lili Ana)

#huntlove   #chrystaraephotographyscavengerhunt___Day two of reveals brings you Flexibility

Man, I have to unlock the creative vault in my analytical head.

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2014-06-15 16:57:28 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The Reveals Have Started

Hopefully I'm better at revealing than I was at getting all of the shots in.....  :(

___The Reveals Have Started

Hopefully I'm better at revealing than I was at getting all of the shots in.....  :(

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2014-06-14 19:05:10 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Help me decide
(please no "fanboy" responses)

OK,  here is the age old question...  Canon vs. Nikon.
I'm really torn between the Canon 6d and the Nikon 600/610.  

As many of you know, I'm a night shooter so I know the 6d has a very slight edge in that department.

On the other hand I would also like to photograph my son's hockey, lacrosse and baseball games, so the edge may go to Nikon with more than 1 cross type focus point.

Do you have experience with either of these cameras?  Let me know what you think.

Especially if you've used the 6d for sports.
(thanks to article.wn.com for the image)

Help me decide
(please no "fanboy" responses)

OK,  here is the age old question...  Canon vs. Nikon.
I'm really torn between the Canon 6d and the Nikon 600/610.  

As many of you know, I'm a night shooter so I know the 6d has a very slight edge in that department.

On the other hand I would also like to photograph my son's hockey, lacrosse and baseball games, so the edge may go to Nikon with more than 1 cross type focus point.

Do you have experience with either of these cameras?  Let me know what you think.

Especially if you've used the 6d for sports.
(thanks to article.wn.com for the image)___

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2014-06-06 15:24:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Last Light
Being a night photographer, the term Last Light means something a little different than your "regular" landscape photographer. 

As the sun is ready to rise in the Eastern sky, the light from the heavens above begins to fade. The millions of illuminated diamonds flicker there last breath of the day until our own yellow star snuggles down beneath the blanket of the Western horizon.

This is a single shutter click edited in LR and PS.

Last Light
Being a night photographer, the term Last Light means something a little different than your "regular" landscape photographer. 

As the sun is ready to rise in the Eastern sky, the light from the heavens above begins to fade. The millions of illuminated diamonds flicker there last breath of the day until our own yellow star snuggles down beneath the blanket of the Western horizon.

This is a single shutter click edited in LR and PS.___

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2014-06-06 13:38:06 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Last Light
Being a night photographer, the term Last Light means something a little different than your "regular" landscape photographer. 

As the sun is ready to rise in the Eastern sky, the light from the heavens above begins to fade. The millions of illuminated diamonds flicker there last breath of the day until our own yellow star snuggles down beneath the blanket of the Western horizon.

This is a single shutter click edited in LR and PS.

Last Light
Being a night photographer, the term Last Light means something a little different than your "regular" landscape photographer. 

As the sun is ready to rise in the Eastern sky, the light from the heavens above begins to fade. The millions of illuminated diamonds flicker there last breath of the day until our own yellow star snuggles down beneath the blanket of the Western horizon.

This is a single shutter click edited in LR and PS.___

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2014-06-04 19:51:42 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.” 
Shel Silverstein

Single Exposure Torrance Barrens, Ontario Canada

“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.” 
Shel Silverstein

Single Exposure Torrance Barrens, Ontario Canada___

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2014-06-01 22:26:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Bronze for the boys

Bronze for the boys___

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2014-05-31 14:16:04 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Always shoot for the stars

Here is a "just for fun" (single image) shot from a recent trip to Torrance Barrens.
The camera(s) belong to +Don Komarechka joining us was +Helen Lam and the one and only +Brandon Luk.  Somewhere behind this shot in the distance was the "Cowboy with a Camera" +Wesley Liikane. 

Always shoot for the stars

Here is a "just for fun" (single image) shot from a recent trip to Torrance Barrens.
The camera(s) belong to +Don Komarechka joining us was +Helen Lam and the one and only +Brandon Luk.  Somewhere behind this shot in the distance was the "Cowboy with a Camera" +Wesley Liikane. ___

2014-05-29 09:59:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Daniel Mihai Popescu has amassed a great collection of people and he's a regular sharer of his circles.  
Thanks so much for my inclusion.  Great work too Daniel,
Keep it up! 

This is called Circle Zero and the great majority of you already know it :)
There are a few "follow backs" in it, along my precious Invincible, and some other few people I respect!
#danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance
I share from Firefox this time, and if you don't receive the notification yet again, it means I'm "punished" by Google Plus :)
Of course I'm joking, it means nothing, actually. Nobody is compelled to do anything, even if you receive the notification, meaning you are in the circle and you don't have to check it (this operation being made so difficult lately, by our dear G+ programmers, but I understand them: "simpler is better", so I agree). Besides, as +Adriana Popovici so accurately noticed, G+ oriented itself through communication with people not being members of your circles than outlying the members. You see now the "add" or "follow" button when checking out an account is blatantly RED, since your friends have a white one, with the "circle symbol". Nice!
Oh, when you notice you're members, a simply "+1" will move me, if not, it's all the same. I keep only valuable people in my circles, so they don't have anything to change to upset me, just maybe to leave me out completely. Even that, won't be the end of the world, you know?
Some of the members aren't what you call "engagers", some are not even as active as you may expect, this doesn't make them less valuable, so you can take my word, because I vouch for them!

For non members: It is recommended that you add the circle, it'll give you a colorful and meaningful stream :) It's the least I can do, and if I'll make more, you'll notice in time :).
Sharing the circle is not going to melt my cold heart, so please, do what you feel, and it is time to learn how to handle elegantly this delicate matter on Google Plus. When sharing the circle, please don't promise your followers things in my name, like "you will be followed back" or stuff like that, because I'm not responsible for the circle members' behavior :)
Good luck! Please!___+Daniel Mihai Popescu has amassed a great collection of people and he's a regular sharer of his circles.  
Thanks so much for my inclusion.  Great work too Daniel,
Keep it up! 

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2014-05-25 14:41:35 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

There is nothing like having a clear dark sky to photograph the milky way in all it's glory....
Unless of course you have a bit of light pollution, some moving clouds and dusk!
There is something I've always liked about shooting at dusk and dawn.  The blues of the sky and subtle shadowless illumination of the landscape makes for a stunning image (in my opinion).
This particular image is a single shutter click taken at Torrance Barrens shortly after the sun set off to the left of this photo.

There is nothing like having a clear dark sky to photograph the milky way in all it's glory....
Unless of course you have a bit of light pollution, some moving clouds and dusk!
There is something I've always liked about shooting at dusk and dawn.  The blues of the sky and subtle shadowless illumination of the landscape makes for a stunning image (in my opinion).
This particular image is a single shutter click taken at Torrance Barrens shortly after the sun set off to the left of this photo.___

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2014-05-25 01:35:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Torrance Barrens - Camelopardalids Meteor Shower (the non event)

Expectations were high, results were low! 
We packed the car and headed north to Torrance Barrens, which was Canada's first Dark Sky park. It has a modest Bortle rating of 3 which still gives you a pretty amazing view of our own galaxy. 

As day turned to night we had a great time clicking off literally thousands of images. Unfortunately many of the predictions were wrong. Although we did have an amazing time, we only saw a few streaks in the sky (one being a full overhead pass of the ISS) 
Here is one of the images that I took while my camera wasn't pointed towards the radiant of the Camelopardalids meteor shower.

Torrance Barrens - Camelopardalids Meteor Shower (the non event)

Expectations were high, results were low! 
We packed the car and headed north to Torrance Barrens, which was Canada's first Dark Sky park. It has a modest Bortle rating of 3 which still gives you a pretty amazing view of our own galaxy. 

As day turned to night we had a great time clicking off literally thousands of images. Unfortunately many of the predictions were wrong. Although we did have an amazing time, we only saw a few streaks in the sky (one being a full overhead pass of the ISS) 
Here is one of the images that I took while my camera wasn't pointed towards the radiant of the Camelopardalids meteor shower.___

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2014-05-24 23:04:29 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

View it large, I photographed a persistent train last night

7 image Autoawesome 
MUST VIEW LARGE

strange that #autoawesome made the landscape move, but here is a persistent train from last nigts  "Ahem" #Camelopardalids meteor storm.

A persistent train is not smoke from the  meteoroid, it is a remaining glow due to ionization in the upper atmosphere after the passage of a meteoroid___View it large, I photographed a persistent train last night

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2014-05-24 23:01:56 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

7 image Autoawesome 
MUST VIEW LARGE

strange that #autoawesome made the landscape move, but here is a persistent train from last nigts  "Ahem" #Camelopardalids meteor storm.

A persistent train is not smoke from the  meteoroid, it is a remaining glow due to ionization in the upper atmosphere after the passage of a meteoroid

7 image Autoawesome 
MUST VIEW LARGE

strange that #autoawesome made the landscape move, but here is a persistent train from last nigts  "Ahem" #Camelopardalids meteor storm.

A persistent train is not smoke from the  meteoroid, it is a remaining glow due to ionization in the upper atmosphere after the passage of a meteoroid___

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