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Jan McCartney has been at 3 events

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Offbeat Images359You are cordially invited to enter ONE, ORIGINAL“offbeat” image in our second @110612893892240360557 "Blue Ribbon" Gallery contest. [Our event cover image is courtesy of @108347134468694009774]  At @110612893892240360557, we define “Offbeat”, as "Off the Beaten Path", unconventional, or uncommon - NOT TO BE CONFUSED with silly, mocking, outrageous, vulgar or in bad taste. THE LIST BELOW HELPS TO CLARIFY WHAT WE'RE ABOUT.  Many of you will find that you are already doing this!  This is a home for highly skilled photographers / digital artists to showcase their art gallery quality images. Here are some examples of offbeat images that we are looking for: 1.    Everyday subjects turned into art - such as peeling paint, doors, windows, broken glass, colorful bottles, etc. - let your imagination soar 2.    Striking shadows, lines and reflections found in buildings, stairwells, sidewalks, windows, water, nature, lakes, rivers, etc. 3.    Unique antiques, architecture, bridges, alleyways, etc. 4.    Decayed, rusty, or worn objects, buildings, etc. 5.    Interesting urban / street images 6.    Interesting night images 7.    Abstract images 8.    Engaging portraits 9.    Landscapes, flowers, plant life, nature, etc. that have been uniquely captured and post-processed  - colors pushed, HDR, blur techniques, textures, painting, layering, etc. (We ARE NOT looking for traditional flowers and landscapes) 10.   Engaging post-processing techniques (NO RAW PHOTOS, PLEASE - some people will use lesser post-processing in their images - while others will make a point of producing complex digital art with advanced techniques) 11.   Monochrome / Black and White images that possess the applicable attributes above Remember: these are just examples. Unleash your creativity!  Help us make "Offbeat Images" a destination for unique, high-quality works created by skilled photographers / digital artists! ***************************************************  Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery theme page and each of our owners and curators. 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable comments on your post.) 3) Visit the contest event page and plus and comment on the work of the other contestants. (There will be an honor and special post on the theme page for the image with the most "+1s" at the end of each contest.)  4) Invite other digital photographers/artists, who have an affinity for "offbeat" images, to participate in the contest event. 5) Look for winner announcements and future contest event invitations in your stream.  _________________________ CONTEST RULES:  -- You may submit ONE ORIGINAL "offbeat" piece of digital photography or aOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - ENDED ON 8/222014-08-16 00:30:0095 
Offbeat Images359THIS CONTEST ENDED ON 8/15/14 Introducing the Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest – the bi-weekly, Google+ digital photography and art competition dedicated to honoring images (and the digital artists) that celebrate the magic and wonder found in ordinary places, spaces and things.   You are cordially invited to show off YOUR best “offbeat” image (and digital art skills)  in our inaugural contest. [You can ONLY SUBMIT ONE IMAGE.]  What is considered an "offbeat" image?  It's not a traditional landscape, portrait, or macro digital photography image. (In other words, you probably won't find one on a travel poster, art gallery wall or flower theme page.)  An "offbeat" image is an original, unconventional, high-quality (i.e., not raw, but very well composed and thoughtfully processed) piece of digital photography or art that captures the glory of often overlooked items and areas in our world. For example:  Peeling old paint, Candid or unconventional portraits, Striking or abstract shadows and/or reflections in buildings or things, Interesting or unique antiques, Narrow alleyways, Far off Main Street urban scenes, Fallow farms or old tractors, Stormy skyscapes or unusual clouds, Dried river beds, Broken windows, Abandoned factories, Beaches in winter, Overgrown paths or trails, Fields of wildflowers, Seldom used roadways, Weedy gardens, Decayed, worn or rusty objects ... The examples above are merely a guide to what some might consider ordinary things and spaces. The everyday world has lots of ordinary things and spaces that--with an artist's touch, could be captured and crafted to look or feel extraordinary. That said, PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT the following: -  Unprocessed or raw photos (no "Instagram" or snapshots) -  Images lacking thoughtful composition, lighting, focal point, color or tone balance, perspective, or cropping. ("Offbeat" by our standard doesn't mean silly, shocking, or mocking in nature. This is a serious contest for serious artists looking to express their artistic vision.) -  Landscapes/skyscapes/seascapes  (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) -  Macro shots of flowers or bugs (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) So ... set your artistic self free: Create your "offbeat" images with THINGS AND SPACES FOUND IN YOUR EVERYDAY WORLD that capture your eye, meet our definition and deserve our attention.  Thanks again for your participation. _______________________ Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery theme page and each of our owners and curators. 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable commeOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - ENDED ON 8/152014-08-01 21:00:0010 
HACK THIS PHOTO4,453PLEASE READ - NEW FUN TO BE HAD!!!!Hack This PhotoOur Photo.  Your Spin. (Open for the entire week)Welcome to a special edition of +HACK THIS PHOTO!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see!Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you.Tonight we're joining forces with the fantastic +Artistic Google folks to explore the land down under, Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef!!!So what is +Artistic Google, you ask? We'll let this snippet from their About page do the talking...This project started long, long ago in a faraway land when photographer Ken Rathke felt that his creativity needed a boost one rainy day. It began as a a fun experiment with creatively processed images of California and blossomed into a weekly foray to exciting destinations - all virtually of course on the Artistic Google Magic Bus!So where can we find travel pictures for screen capture and creative processing? Google Maps - Street View is perfect. It's Frugal National Geographic for those of us that like to dream. The challenge is to find the right angle, subject matter, cropping, composition and presentation.We wanted the images to have a certain raw quality that was already there, but hidden until brought out by the creative mind of the Artistic Googler.To Play:Tonight we're giving you two options of playing. You can either simply HACK the photo we're supplying by clicking on the link below:https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/5796967343539305697/5796967346267396802Note that the image supplied is based on the Google Street View and is copyright Google. Attribution can be seen in original GSV athttps://maps.google.com/maps?cbll=-23.442896,151.HACK THIS PHOTO - 10-08-2012 - The ARTISTIC GOOGLE Speed Hack!!2012-10-08 08:00:0041 

Jan McCartney has been shared in 226 public circles

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Grant Stringer8,802Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle. Edition : 14th – 21st September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE  photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION https://plus.google.com/events/cn4f2m1cgln9ta1k3tdv2qrn9rg?authkey=CIWy06qa34GBZw5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-09-14 18:05:23400105
Colin Wilson1,513Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus2014-09-11 10:19:204968910
Gailen Mapes67,153Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 +2014-08-27 09:46:42179016
Gailen Mapes66,214Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 +2014-07-27 11:23:461832011
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 +2014-06-29 09:56:09189006
Gailen Mapes64,560Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 +2014-05-27 10:52:421911318
Mario Rotta15,308This is a circle in which I included a lot of excellent photographers: but most of them start from pictures to create visual design effects. So, this circle may represent a list of people working on the edge between photography and art. I like that experimental edge :-)2014-05-22 06:00:41400016
Mark Hanson3,303Visual Creatives CircleThis is my circle of those involved in visual creativity. It includes graphic designers, amateur and professional photographers, and those involved in art and website design.If you need a visual boost in your stream then do consider adding this circle!(Shared especially for my #graphicdesigner friend +Lena Lahab, though I'm sharing publicly as I think many may be interested.) #sharedcircles #photography #graphicdesign #webdesign  2014-05-08 10:41:31340305
Gailen Mapes63,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 +2014-04-27 11:01:17188907
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221583
Gailen Mapes61,276Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  L-M - 27 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 February 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 +2014-03-27 11:02:15180028
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729
Gailen Mapes60,122Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M  - 27 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 February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 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 +2014-02-27 11:41:45186006
John Nuntiatio26,872#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-02-08 21:29:0040110412
Scott Dawson4,241It's the weekend! Here's my Circle of New People on Google+  to share with all of you. This Circle is made up of new people I've circled in the past few weeks on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great Saturday everyone!#sharedcircles  2014-02-08 15:06:03462231428
Scott Dawson3,845Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  Here's a Circle of New People I've circled recently on Google+  to share with all of you.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out some of your favorite posts that I might have missed!Enjoy your Sunday!#sharedcircles  2014-02-02 14:35:09476281732
Gailen Mapes58,754Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 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 +2014-01-27 11:22:19185629
Corlis Gray97+Scott Dawson shared this circle of new people.Add them and many will follow you back. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles  2014-01-25 20:29:53483141121
Nina Pelletier16,409Thought today would be a good day to share my Canadian Circle .  Some of the very best Canucks are right here on G+ with us :)2014-01-25 19:12:58471215
Artur M.36,029A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра. #forfriends  2014-01-23 12:29:58459502976
Bernard Piette7,060Hi,First off big hat tip to everyone who just participated in the Great Google+ Circle debate hosted by +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff . Thanks to all on both sides on the debate to help us all get more perspective on this discussion. *NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM :-) *Announcing version 2 of the #MoversandShakers  circle!! Yippee! Again this week, I have spent much time to ensure there are only quality engagers, posters and mentors who can bring value to your Google+ experience.If you want to be included,,,,, wait for it..... Be a strong contributor and participant on the Google+ platform. That's it, that's all. Just be a great google+ netizen.You don't have to be rich, famous or pretty LOL. I built this circle and stream to help Nooglers meet new people, learn new things, hear different perspectives, encounter someone you may never have had the courage to speak to live in person. Trust me, just reach out and comment on a post of someone you appreciate, You'll be amazed how happy people are to engage with you, once you've had the courage to reach out, so like Nike says, JUST DO IT! Please see some of my favorite posts from the last week below. 1. The Great Google+ Circle Debate - By +David Oldenburg ► http://goo.gl/2fYuuR2. My Joke of the day, Who else is in the same position? - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/pEhlRM3. To most of us, Google +  seems like just another social media platform.  But that misconception�c - By +Ronnie Bincer ► http://goo.gl/AWdvRw4. 11 Quick Tips to Boost Social Media Results - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/hoJO4h5. Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the - By +Randy Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/IMeMl3=======================================================6. Just Joined Ronnie's Hangout Mastery Group - By +Craig Chamberlin ► http://goo.gl/cB1EeE7. Excited to see how +Jenn Herman is embracing Google+ and seeing how much fun and effective it can - By 2014-01-17 19:23:23493452245
Artur M.34,522A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-10 16:26:54459572479
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449913169103
Gailen Mapes57,022Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.      I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...           Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:           https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about            #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-12-27 12:00:37189406
John Nuntiatio22,159#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-22 13:42:282177210
John Nuntiatio21,756#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-18 17:23:032208310
John Nuntiatio21,140#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-11 12:50:0222210617
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-07 21:22:28468000
Timo Kiviluoma6,012ACTIVE BLOGGERS. This circle is full of original content creators, bloggers, writers, artists. Somebody need to create the content you can share!+Circles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #bloggers  2013-12-05 14:28:0445110
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023
Daily Photography Themes16,014Curators CircleThe latest version of our curators circle.for +Pam Boling  ;)2013-09-04 20:09:324309112
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Gailen Mapes41,678Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these c2013-08-27 10:07:06368826
Gailen Mapes39,632Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circ2013-08-13 10:26:40349806
Gailen Mapes37,104Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and 2013-07-27 10:57:51345208
Gailen Mapes34,829Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circl2013-07-13 10:50:29340210
Tim Moore41,568Animal and Pet Lovers on +Google+ Circle all of these great folks if you love pets and animals. You won't regret it. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #pets   #animals   #petlove   #animallovers   #doglovers   #cat   #caturday   #catlovers   #petlovers   #animalrights  2013-07-11 16:40:1743510314
Gailen Mapes32,573Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-06-28 10:58:53351809
Gailen Mapes31,452Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q  - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-06-13 10:33:59343408
Gailen Mapes30,592Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-27 10:33:56344406
Jean Phillipe16,015Here is a circle of Pepole I enjoy to follow Part 4#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-26 13:46:5047722736
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Rome Heels737Most followed active photographers and friends sharing content on G+ Thanks to +Charles Lupica for the sharing. #sharedcircle #sharedicircles  2013-05-17 09:23:345001110
Charles Lupica66,461             Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: A to JThis  is the first of two circles,  I'll share the second circle this weekend so that they're not so on top of each other.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Kat Scan and +Margaret Tompkins.  They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount.  Thank you all for all of your help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script is provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities or people that interact a lot with other people but don't post their own work will get filtered out along with the people that aren't really active.  ValidationThese two circles were very heavily vetted.  Of the original 2000 names, nearly 35% do not appear in either circle.  This is a result of the filtering I mentioned above and vetting of ever single profile in the list until we had enough names to make a list of 1000 names.  The list was divided into 6 parts with Bill Wood, Gemma Costa, Jen Baptist, Kat Scan, Margaret Tompkins and me each taking a group of names.  I tried to assign the list so that the pe2013-05-16 16:41:2850113479149
Gailen Mapes29,952Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-13 10:24:37348836
Shawna Mac22,734Canadian Circle Share - Evening EditionHappy Friday!  Last week there were a few Canadian circle shares and I was circled by a bunch of new Canucks, so I'm sharing mine this week as it is brimming with fresh, active Canadians and will help those new to G+ get some great content in their streams.  Slight emphasis on Nova Scotians mebbe.If you are a Canadian or a new circler and want me to add you, please comment below and I shall be happy to do so (but please have your about me filled out with something other than Viagra ads!)I <3 my Canadians (and I'm notifying you so you know where all the new people are coming from)#Canada #Canadiana #NovaScotia #circleshare #circlesharefriday2013-05-11 00:08:59501281020
Stephanie Calahan842FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 2 of 4My goal was to crowdsource a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude, I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1311 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+ #womenongplus #womenonline #womenongoogleplus #women #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #fabfems #googleplusengagers #femalesongoogleplus #female 2013-05-09 17:30:57362381135
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month part 4#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:11:5648018422
Gailen Mapes28,224Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-27 11:50:343441217

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2014-08-28 02:43:41 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

+Lynne Goodwin +Rob Robinson 

Inspired by your life changes and optimism. August 29 happened a couple of days early. My exit from the corporate world. Changing my tag line on FB from "Would rather be making art". Now I suppose I will need to deliver at some point.

Image: Digital manipulation by me called "Tessie's World" of a Google Street View of my city, the Big Smoke.

Most reshares: 4

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2014-07-20 19:52:59 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s) 

"Quintana" for +Artistic Google's tour of the Gulf of Mexico, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Headed on down to Galveston, TX looking for storms and there weren't any. Just this beach scene from Quintana. Just endless silence except for the surf. Nirvana.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/tak1r

Most plusones: 48

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2014-07-26 18:07:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s) 

h/t +Paul Brown for introducing me to Simply B&W for iPad. 

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2014-09-09 15:46:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

"Yorkville" for +Artistic Google's Street Art theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Once the hippie capital of Canada and breeding ground for cultural notables like Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood, Yorkville has transformed into a high-end shopping district with Mink Mile and multi-million dollar condos.

Village of Yorkville Park is a series of gardens celebrating the diversity of the Canadian landscape. This garden features a 650-tonne hunk of billion-year-old granite, cut out of the Canadian Shield and transported to the Big Smoke.

In remembrance of The Coffee Mill, a neighbourhood landmark from the hippie days, serving goulash, dobos torte and strong coffee for 50 years, a favourite haunt of writers and artists. Challenging the Anglo-Saxon attitude of the 1960s that "nobody's going to sitout... more »

"Yorkville" for +Artistic Google's Street Art theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Once the hippie capital of Canada and breeding ground for cultural notables like Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood, Yorkville has transformed into a high-end shopping district with Mink Mile and multi-million dollar condos.

Village of Yorkville Park is a series of gardens celebrating the diversity of the Canadian landscape. This garden features a 650-tonne hunk of billion-year-old granite, cut out of the Canadian Shield and transported to the Big Smoke.

In remembrance of The Coffee Mill, a neighbourhood landmark from the hippie days, serving goulash, dobos torte and strong coffee for 50 years, a favourite haunt of writers and artists. Challenging the Anglo-Saxon attitude of the 1960s that "nobody's going to sit outside", this cozy retreat in Lothian Mews brought us a taste of Euro style. Times have changed as patrons moved on to Queen West and the Distillery District, and The Coffee Mill closed its doors this past week.

http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/2014/08/26/the_coffee_mill_a_yorkville_institution_set_to_close.html

Musical accompaniment: Eurythmics - 17 Again

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/g1cIZ___

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2014-09-07 14:35:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

+Chris Friel does it again with a marvellous series of trees. It would not surprise me if these are signature SOOC pieces. Apart from the superb technique, these evocative images which suggest a capture of India ink dropped into water at the exact second of dispersion, call out all the Little Red Riding Hood stories, the beautiful and terrible black dogs, and the Hour of the Wolf when most births and deaths occur.

The series can be viewed at Chris' website link and once you're there, have a look at all of his other pieces. All of them.

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www.cfriel.com/tx100___+Chris Friel does it again with a marvellous series of trees. It would not surprise me if these are signature SOOC pieces. Apart from the superb technique, these evocative images which suggest a capture of India ink dropped into water at the exact second of dispersion, call out all the Little Red Riding Hood stories, the beautiful and terrible black dogs, and the Hour of the Wolf when most births and deaths occur.

The series can be viewed at Chris' website link and once you're there, have a look at all of his other pieces. All of them.

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2014-09-06 17:37:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

A Cape Cod lighthouse for +Patrick Sheeran 

But which one is it? 

What we know is that the house beside the light is white board with red roofs. It sits on a hill and there is the semblance of a lawn. 

I have other images somewhere that may provide clues. Probably a 10 minute exercise to find them but you know how that can morph into an entire afternoon.

A Cape Cod lighthouse for +Patrick Sheeran 

But which one is it? 

What we know is that the house beside the light is white board with red roofs. It sits on a hill and there is the semblance of a lawn. 

I have other images somewhere that may provide clues. Probably a 10 minute exercise to find them but you know how that can morph into an entire afternoon.___

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2014-09-06 15:55:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

"Hokkaido Bridge" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Near Monbetsu, Hokkaido in northernmost Japan. Street View's camera artifact caught my eye. A rip in the fabric of time and space with a nod to Lyonel Feininger and the Bauhaus School.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Feininger

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/ES8Hv

"Hokkaido Bridge" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Near Monbetsu, Hokkaido in northernmost Japan. Street View's camera artifact caught my eye. A rip in the fabric of time and space with a nod to Lyonel Feininger and the Bauhaus School.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Feininger

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/ES8Hv___

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2014-09-06 13:34:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Woods Hole Boats

A yellow-slicker Andrew Wyeth day on Cape Cod

Woods Hole Boats

A yellow-slicker Andrew Wyeth day on Cape Cod___

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2014-09-06 13:30:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s) 

In a Cape Cod state of mind on this rainy Saturday morning. 

In a Cape Cod state of mind on this rainy Saturday morning. ___

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2014-09-05 17:44:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

"Game of Thrones"

Summer's end at Leaside community gardens. The fine china and silverware have been put away for next year's Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

"Game of Thrones"

Summer's end at Leaside community gardens. The fine china and silverware have been put away for next year's Mad Hatter's Tea Party.___

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2014-09-05 17:26:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

"Broken Wing"

It flew just fine.

Last day at Leaside community gardens photographing the little oasis in the industrial wasteland of the soul.

Musical accompaniment: The Beatles - Blackbird (official video)

"Broken Wing"

It flew just fine.

Last day at Leaside community gardens photographing the little oasis in the industrial wasteland of the soul.

Musical accompaniment: The Beatles - Blackbird (official video)___

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2014-08-29 19:19:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s) 

We took in the Alex Colville exhibit at AGO today. 

The art scribbler at the Red Star fishwrapper wrings his hands: "Fans will exult in it beginning to end, like the exhaustive funhouse it is. But I wonder if it’s a little too user-friendly'", then goes on to suggest "would it be so hard to see his work alongside Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills...Or even the vast photographic tableaux of Jeff Wall?" (I love them both and I love the Red Star.) He goes on some more: "But still. Colville is an artist for whom the less explanation, the better...this could be anywhere, and he or she could be you." And this: "There's less reverence than engagement".

For some, maybe...the ones that iPhoned all the images and the textual descriptions.

I will pore over the catalogue. I will dream about Colville's visions. And I will go back foranot... more »

We took in the Alex Colville exhibit at AGO today. 

The art scribbler at the Red Star fishwrapper wrings his hands: "Fans will exult in it beginning to end, like the exhaustive funhouse it is. But I wonder if it’s a little too user-friendly'", then goes on to suggest "would it be so hard to see his work alongside Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills...Or even the vast photographic tableaux of Jeff Wall?" (I love them both and I love the Red Star.) He goes on some more: "But still. Colville is an artist for whom the less explanation, the better...this could be anywhere, and he or she could be you." And this: "There's less reverence than engagement".

For some, maybe...the ones that iPhoned all the images and the textual descriptions.

I will pore over the catalogue. I will dream about Colville's visions. And I will go back for another look.

And I have a project in mind. I want to render this in acrylics. It is "Kitimat", captured by me on May 9, 2013, three days before my old heart dog left this Earth. Colville loved his dogs. For now, it is conceptual art - a plan for a painting that I do and do not want to make. What would Alex say?

The Red Star says: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2014/08/21/visual_art_alex_colville_art_gallery_of_ontario_ago_exhibition_painting.html___

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2014-08-28 02:43:41 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

+Lynne Goodwin +Rob Robinson 

Inspired by your life changes and optimism. August 29 happened a couple of days early. My exit from the corporate world. Changing my tag line on FB from "Would rather be making art". Now I suppose I will need to deliver at some point.

Image: Digital manipulation by me called "Tessie's World" of a Google Street View of my city, the Big Smoke.

+Lynne Goodwin +Rob Robinson 

Inspired by your life changes and optimism. August 29 happened a couple of days early. My exit from the corporate world. Changing my tag line on FB from "Would rather be making art". Now I suppose I will need to deliver at some point.

Image: Digital manipulation by me called "Tessie's World" of a Google Street View of my city, the Big Smoke.___

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2014-08-24 16:17:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s) 

"Hofsos Church, Iceland" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Big sky, small church, rendered in Nik Silver FX, Alien Skin Snap Art Pencil and Nik Color FX.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/WHWHH

"Hofsos Church, Iceland" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Big sky, small church, rendered in Nik Silver FX, Alien Skin Snap Art Pencil and Nik Color FX.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/WHWHH___

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2014-08-24 15:18:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s) 

"Drift Ice, Hokkaido" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Abashiri Bay blues. Topaz Adjust and Alien Skin Snap Art Impasto.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/BqA9t

"Drift Ice, Hokkaido" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Abashiri Bay blues. Topaz Adjust and Alien Skin Snap Art Impasto.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/BqA9t___

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2014-08-18 20:15:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Inspiring illustrations by +Daniel Trindade Scheer 

+Shawna Mac +Rob Robinson 

"EFÍMERO" (2013)
Arte digital.

http://danieltrindadescheer.blogspot.com/2013/08/efimero_6785.html___Inspiring illustrations by +Daniel Trindade Scheer 

+Shawna Mac +Rob Robinson 

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2014-08-16 14:17:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Skyfurnace

Infokaster: “Informkast to Marshall Antares…”
Urik: “Save the formalities and report, lieutenant !”
Infokaster: “We’ve got a breach in the command decks, sir - invasion bridge locking on to deck blocks 30:39 !”
Urik: “Damnit ! Anybody in the area ?”
Infokaster: “No one but the enemy squad crossing the expanse , sir !” 

http://theredstar.com/pages/about-us/

My image: Art Gallery of Ontario Galleria Italia from Dundas Street

Skyfurnace

Infokaster: “Informkast to Marshall Antares…”
Urik: “Save the formalities and report, lieutenant !”
Infokaster: “We’ve got a breach in the command decks, sir - invasion bridge locking on to deck blocks 30:39 !”
Urik: “Damnit ! Anybody in the area ?”
Infokaster: “No one but the enemy squad crossing the expanse , sir !” 

http://theredstar.com/pages/about-us/

My image: Art Gallery of Ontario Galleria Italia from Dundas Street___

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2014-08-16 14:08:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s) 

Nautilus

A B&W version of the iconic Gehry staircase at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Nautilus

A B&W version of the iconic Gehry staircase at the Art Gallery of Ontario.___

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2014-08-16 14:02:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Nautilus

One of the most distinctive architectural features of the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario is this staircase, photographed from below and tarted up in NIK Color Efex.

The (beige) Douglas fir-clad sculptural staircase rises from the second floor of Walker Court, through the glass ceiling and extends to the fifth floor Centre for Contemporary Art.

Nautilus

One of the most distinctive architectural features of the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario is this staircase, photographed from below and tarted up in NIK Color Efex.

The (beige) Douglas fir-clad sculptural staircase rises from the second floor of Walker Court, through the glass ceiling and extends to the fifth floor Centre for Contemporary Art.___

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2014-08-16 13:58:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Sharing our album for +Artistic Google's recent tour of the Windy City. More fabulous tart-ups of Google Street View captures by our talented artistic team.

And that's a wrap for our tour of Chicago, where it all started for Artistic Google.

A warm welcome to +welt 58 who joined us on this trip!

Golden Google Awards!

"Chicago Bean" by +Shawna Mac who won the coveted Album Cover Award
"Red out of yellow" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Rock N’ Roll Heaven" by +Davsky Pudalski 
"All That Jazz" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Mirror Building in Winter" by +Jamal Masood 
"The streets of Chicago" by +annamaria pannacci 
"The Field Museum" by +Rita Pinto 
"Pilgrimage" by +Jan McCartney 
"Under the Englewood Flyover train bridge" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Catalyst Ranch" by +Chris Fithall 
"Support Group" by +Rob Robinson 
"Lake Street" by +Iva Pas 
"American Junkie" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"hq" by +Himitsu Animo 
"a scene from Lincoln Park" by +Dorothy Pugh 
"Misty city" by +Marta Suyapa Cruz 
"watchdog²" by +Jesko Zabel 
"red umbrella" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"fountain" by +welt 58 

Are you ready for our next tour?

"Where in the World?" (August 11 - September 7)

The Magic Bus embarks on a month-long vacation where you select any place in the world that the Google camera crew has gone. You choose the destination - your bucket list or dream destination or some place exotic or unusual or a touristy place and the Magic Bus will transport you there in a jiffy. 

Google has covered many of the World's Wonders:  landmarks, archaeological places, national parks, museums, arenas, ski resorts, underwater locations and more. You can get some ideas at:

https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview?gl=us

Watch out for the blue dots or photospheres that are copyrighted by other photographers; these are out of bounds for Artistic Google. The conventional Street Views and Inside/Business Views taken by the Google camera crew are game though. See our "About" page for details. (Jan and Jamal)___Sharing our album for +Artistic Google's recent tour of the Windy City. More fabulous tart-ups of Google Street View captures by our talented artistic team.

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2014-08-15 02:20:04 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Mother and Son

After the 1997 Russian film of that name, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, depicting the relationship between an old, dying mother and her young son. The cinematography of the film featured images distorted by filming through painted glass panes, mirrors, and special lenses, together with sounds of "whispering wind, crashing waves, and sea-gull cries," creating an elegiac mood. The dreamy landscapes have been compared to the work of Caspar David Friedrich.

http://edmundsiderius.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/caspar-david-friedrich-the-vista-artist/

A lovely slow film if you enjoyed Visconti's "Death in Venice" or Bergman's "Cries and Whispers".

Mother and Son

After the 1997 Russian film of that name, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, depicting the relationship between an old, dying mother and her young son. The cinematography of the film featured images distorted by filming through painted glass panes, mirrors, and special lenses, together with sounds of "whispering wind, crashing waves, and sea-gull cries," creating an elegiac mood. The dreamy landscapes have been compared to the work of Caspar David Friedrich.

http://edmundsiderius.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/caspar-david-friedrich-the-vista-artist/

A lovely slow film if you enjoyed Visconti's "Death in Venice" or Bergman's "Cries and Whispers".___

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2014-08-15 02:10:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Summer's End

What you find in your neighbourhood. Just up the street, there's a fabulous sunflower plant. I've seen people posing in front of it taking selfies. I caught a few snaps of the blossoms now that August decay is starting to set in on the gardens. Here on Canada's south coast, we batten the hatches early compared to lovely parts of the world where gardens last most or all of the year. Oh well, hunger is the best sauce, as my old dad used to say.

#floralfriday

Summer's End

What you find in your neighbourhood. Just up the street, there's a fabulous sunflower plant. I've seen people posing in front of it taking selfies. I caught a few snaps of the blossoms now that August decay is starting to set in on the gardens. Here on Canada's south coast, we batten the hatches early compared to lovely parts of the world where gardens last most or all of the year. Oh well, hunger is the best sauce, as my old dad used to say.

#floralfriday___

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2014-08-13 01:40:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Art With Heart. My friend, +Shawna Mac, a Nova Scotia artist and photographer, is donating scenes near beautiful Peggy's Cove to support a little 4 year old boy who is battling cancer. 

Hey Guys
I am offering the following prints as framed 8x10s in support of #HelpForDyllon Dyllon is a precious 4 YO who is battling cancer and whose family is in need of help to offset their medical costs..

These photos are all taken in or near famous Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada and have never before been offered for sale.

Framed Prints will be on sale directly through me for only $80 until August 20th. Shipping will be included within North America, and $10 for Europe or Australia.

Artists, artisans, crafts people and small businesses are invited to donate the sale of one or more items with proceeds going directly to Dyllon's family through a paypal account adam.white17@mail.com or at their GoFundMe page found here: http://www.gofundme.com/ct7iq8

The Art With Heart ~ Artists United Community can be found here if you would like to join in and help: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105287632952313684700

#helpforDyllon #ArtWithHeart #Leukemia #Community___Art With Heart. My friend, +Shawna Mac, a Nova Scotia artist and photographer, is donating scenes near beautiful Peggy's Cove to support a little 4 year old boy who is battling cancer. 

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2014-08-12 20:10:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s) 

h/t +Don Spenner for pointing me to the +Offbeat Images theme!

I love how light and shadows dance and create even more drama within Union Station in Los Angeles.


#blackandwhitephotography  #showyourbestwork  and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge  
#blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #monochromeworld   +Monochrome World    #hqspmonochrome   +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Massimiliano Marsiglietti 
#allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox 
#hqsparchitecture   +HQSP Architecture by +Andrew Prokos  #photomaniausa  +Photo Mania USA by +David Pilasky +Kris Rowlands  #stunningmoment  +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras 
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#lightandshadowphotography  

 ___h/t +Don Spenner for pointing me to the +Offbeat Images theme!

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2014-08-10 17:47:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Will Davies, Canadian illustrator. I took a fabulous illustration course from him at OCAD in the 80s where we learned to work with underpainting and application of ink glazes and ink/acrylic mixes. I recall that Will loved women and collectible cars. He illustrated magazine ads with cowboys, Jeeps and cigarettes, and also Harlequin Romance covers.

This piece is a departure from the commercial illustrations - a life-drawing sketch of an Ophelia, one of many drawings that Will pitched. From https://www.facebook.com/leif.peng

"Over the years, Will and the other illustrators at 63A Yorkville held weekly lifedrawing sessions, sharing the cost of hiring a model. Cropped from one of a hundred or so bristol board sheets rescued from the trash."

Weeps...

Will Davies, Canadian illustrator. I took a fabulous illustration course from him at OCAD in the 80s where we learned to work with underpainting and application of ink glazes and ink/acrylic mixes. I recall that Will loved women and collectible cars. He illustrated magazine ads with cowboys, Jeeps and cigarettes, and also Harlequin Romance covers.

This piece is a departure from the commercial illustrations - a life-drawing sketch of an Ophelia, one of many drawings that Will pitched. From https://www.facebook.com/leif.peng

"Over the years, Will and the other illustrators at 63A Yorkville held weekly lifedrawing sessions, sharing the cost of hiring a model. Cropped from one of a hundred or so bristol board sheets rescued from the trash."

Weeps...___

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2014-08-09 17:50:41 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Spent the past week in an Experimental Drawing course to get back into traditional art. It took me to the edge of my comfort zone and beyond. No pencils allowed!

This is a portion of a northern lake image made by laying down Vaseline on watercolour paper, then applying Dr. Martin inks and finally India ink/powdered graphite/clear gesso.

"...resist the deadening ambition of the modern world to control everything" (Scully)

Spent the past week in an Experimental Drawing course to get back into traditional art. It took me to the edge of my comfort zone and beyond. No pencils allowed!

This is a portion of a northern lake image made by laying down Vaseline on watercolour paper, then applying Dr. Martin inks and finally India ink/powdered graphite/clear gesso.

"...resist the deadening ambition of the modern world to control everything" (Scully)___

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2014-08-09 14:30:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s) 

"Land of Dreams" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

A reprise for the Chicago album:
South Lakeshore Drive, heading into Chicago, birthplace of Artistic Google.

Land of dreams, land of dreams
Come and find your land of dreams
And it's closer than it seems
Come and find your land of dreams

Rosanne Cash sings "Land of Dreams": "Land of Dreams" Full Length Video

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/byPW0

"Land of Dreams" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

A reprise for the Chicago album:
South Lakeshore Drive, heading into Chicago, birthplace of Artistic Google.

Land of dreams, land of dreams
Come and find your land of dreams
And it's closer than it seems
Come and find your land of dreams

Rosanne Cash sings "Land of Dreams": "Land of Dreams" Full Length Video

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/byPW0___

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2014-08-09 14:01:35 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s) 

I can totally understand an addiction to typography and to antique typewriters. The iron porcupine in the image below is a beauty.

From the oztypewriter blog at http://oztypewriter.blogspot.ca/2014_08_01_archive.html

'This rusty Blickensderfer 5 (with two keytops and a spacebar missing) is, despite its deficiencies, proudly owned by (Monty) Python team member, comedian Terry Jones, director of Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Jones said he"picked [it] up in a secondhand shop. It’s very elegant and sits on the windowsill in my study. It was patented in 1893 and features a rotating typewheel. It’s not very practical because it has a pad that you have to keep inking, but I bought it because my comedy hero, Buster Keaton, used to work on one..."'

Many many years ago, I had a tin Mettype Junior toy typewriter that had a printed keyboard. You actuallymade... more »

I can totally understand an addiction to typography and to antique typewriters. The iron porcupine in the image below is a beauty.

From the oztypewriter blog at http://oztypewriter.blogspot.ca/2014_08_01_archive.html

'This rusty Blickensderfer 5 (with two keytops and a spacebar missing) is, despite its deficiencies, proudly owned by (Monty) Python team member, comedian Terry Jones, director of Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Jones said he"picked [it] up in a secondhand shop. It’s very elegant and sits on the windowsill in my study. It was patented in 1893 and features a rotating typewheel. It’s not very practical because it has a pad that you have to keep inking, but I bought it because my comedy hero, Buster Keaton, used to work on one..."'

Many many years ago, I had a tin Mettype Junior toy typewriter that had a printed keyboard. You actually made the marks by rotating a wheel with impressed letters. Later, I graduated to a matte black Smith-Corona portable whose stiff keys gave me iron fingers that made future keyboarding a snap. 

h/t +Chryssa Kotsanidou who sent me down this Saturday rabbit hole with her post about the Model 4 “Mignon”. #Typewriter  ___

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2014-07-26 18:07:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s) 

h/t +Paul Brown for introducing me to Simply B&W for iPad. 

h/t +Paul Brown for introducing me to Simply B&W for iPad. ___

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2014-07-25 09:02:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s) 

"Pilgrimage" for +Artistic Google's tour of Chicago, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

A little dystopia on the pedestrian bridge. End times!

Musical accompaniment: Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/sVSqs

"Pilgrimage" for +Artistic Google's tour of Chicago, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

A little dystopia on the pedestrian bridge. End times!

Musical accompaniment: Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/sVSqs___

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2014-07-20 19:52:59 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s) 

"Quintana" for +Artistic Google's tour of the Gulf of Mexico, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Headed on down to Galveston, TX looking for storms and there weren't any. Just this beach scene from Quintana. Just endless silence except for the surf. Nirvana.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/tak1r

"Quintana" for +Artistic Google's tour of the Gulf of Mexico, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Headed on down to Galveston, TX looking for storms and there weren't any. Just this beach scene from Quintana. Just endless silence except for the surf. Nirvana.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/tak1r___

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2014-07-13 22:51:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

"Comanche" at the Herschell Carousel Museum in Tonawanda, ostensibly in the style of Toulouse-Lautrec.

h/t +Paul Brown - Thanks, Skip, for the hint about Jixipix's Aquarella for iPad!

"Comanche" at the Herschell Carousel Museum in Tonawanda, ostensibly in the style of Toulouse-Lautrec.

h/t +Paul Brown - Thanks, Skip, for the hint about Jixipix's Aquarella for iPad!___

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2014-06-22 14:21:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?

http://boingboing.net/2014/06/10/vermeers-paintings-might-be.html

http://goo.gl/1ZJ5HQ

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?

http://boingboing.net/2014/06/10/vermeers-paintings-might-be.html

http://goo.gl/1ZJ5HQ___

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2014-06-19 01:36:15 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

"Stray Dog, Heraklion" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

As they were speaking, a dog that had been lying asleep raised his head and pricked up his ears. This was Argos, whom Odysseus had bred before setting out for Troy...In the old days he used to be taken out by the young men when they went hunting wild goats, or deer, or hares, but now that his master was gone he was lying neglected on the heaps of mule and cow dung that lay in front of the stable doors till the men should come and draw it away to manure the great close; and he was full of fleas.

As soon as he saw Odysseus standing there, he dropped his ears and wagged his tail, but he could not get close up to his master.

When Odysseus saw the dog on the other side of the yard, dashed a tear from his eyes without Eumaeus seeing it, andsa... more »

"Stray Dog, Heraklion" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

As they were speaking, a dog that had been lying asleep raised his head and pricked up his ears. This was Argos, whom Odysseus had bred before setting out for Troy...In the old days he used to be taken out by the young men when they went hunting wild goats, or deer, or hares, but now that his master was gone he was lying neglected on the heaps of mule and cow dung that lay in front of the stable doors till the men should come and draw it away to manure the great close; and he was full of fleas.

As soon as he saw Odysseus standing there, he dropped his ears and wagged his tail, but he could not get close up to his master.

When Odysseus saw the dog on the other side of the yard, dashed a tear from his eyes without Eumaeus seeing it, and said:
'Eumaeus, what a noble hound that is over yonder on the manure heap: his build is splendid; is he as fine a fellow as he looks, or is he only one of those dogs that come begging about a table, and are kept merely for show?'

'This dog,' answered Eumaeus, 'belonged to him who has died in a far country. If he were what he was when Odysseus left for Troy, he would soon show you what he could do. There was not a wild beast in the forest that could get away from him when he was once on its tracks. But now he has fallen on evil times, for his master is dead and gone, and the women take no care of him. Servants never do their work when their master's hand is no longer over them, for Zeus takes half the goodness out of a man when he makes a slave of him.'

So saying he entered the well-built mansion, and made straight for the riotous pretenders in the hall. But Argos passed into the darkness of death, now that he had fulfilled his destiny of faith and seen his master once more after twenty years.

— Homer, Odyssey, Book 17, lines 290–327

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/9cE9r___

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2014-06-14 19:18:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

"Limnothalassa" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me. 

Inspired by the mirrored sea from "Life of Pi", looking out onto the still waters of the great lagoon at Missolonghi. Enhanced in Nik Color Efex and Alien Skin Snap Art Pastel.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/K8i20

"Limnothalassa" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me. 

Inspired by the mirrored sea from "Life of Pi", looking out onto the still waters of the great lagoon at Missolonghi. Enhanced in Nik Color Efex and Alien Skin Snap Art Pastel.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/K8i20___

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2014-06-14 18:39:33 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

"Lookout" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Practically SOOC - Google Street View's camera, that is - on the causeway across the serene central lagoon, Limnothalassa Klisova near Missolonghi. The name came from the combination of two Italian words, "mezzo" and "laghi" which means "a place surrounded by lakes". Until 1700, Missolonghi was under Venetian domination. Its inhabitants were mostly fishermen. They lived in cabins which were made of a kind of waterproof straw and reed and stood on stilts above sea water. 

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/9R1gy

"Lookout" for +Artistic Google's tour of Greece, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Practically SOOC - Google Street View's camera, that is - on the causeway across the serene central lagoon, Limnothalassa Klisova near Missolonghi. The name came from the combination of two Italian words, "mezzo" and "laghi" which means "a place surrounded by lakes". Until 1700, Missolonghi was under Venetian domination. Its inhabitants were mostly fishermen. They lived in cabins which were made of a kind of waterproof straw and reed and stood on stilts above sea water. 

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/9R1gy___

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2014-06-07 15:03:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

"Beach Stones" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Near the west Iceland fishing port of Ólafsvík and not far from the Snæfellsjökull (glacier) that was featured in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage leading to the center of the earth on Snæfellsjökull.

With watercolour effects courtesy of Topaz Simplify and Adjust.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/gFVj4

"Beach Stones" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Near the west Iceland fishing port of Ólafsvík and not far from the Snæfellsjökull (glacier) that was featured in Jules Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" in which the protagonists find the entrance to a passage leading to the center of the earth on Snæfellsjökull.

With watercolour effects courtesy of Topaz Simplify and Adjust.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/gFVj4___

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2014-06-07 14:45:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s) 

"Road Trip, Iceland" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

What better place for an inner journey than the Land of Ice and Fire?

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/hPKyD

"Road Trip, Iceland" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

What better place for an inner journey than the Land of Ice and Fire?

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/hPKyD___

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2014-06-07 14:27:57 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s) 

"Iceland Big Sky" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me. 

Practically SOOC on Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, with just a touch of low key and skylight from Nik Color Efex.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/AYfMt

"Iceland Big Sky" for +Artistic Google's "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me. 

Practically SOOC on Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, with just a touch of low key and skylight from Nik Color Efex.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/AYfMt___

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2014-06-01 12:09:51 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

It was John Ruskin who encouraged us all to draw so that we could see the world around us.

"We’re likely to be so busy taking the pictures, we forget to look at the world whose beauty and interest prompted us to take a photograph in the first place. And secondly, because we feel the pictures are safely stored on our phones, we never get around to looking at them, so sure are we that we’ll get around to it one day."

h/t +Emma Mitchell, photographer and artist

I love digital ;) I still dream that one day I will make the time to draw. 
http://www.philosophersmail.com/virtues/why-you-should-stop-taking-pictures-on-your-phone-and-learn-to-draw/___It was John Ruskin who encouraged us all to draw so that we could see the world around us.

"We’re likely to be so busy taking the pictures, we forget to look at the world whose beauty and interest prompted us to take a photograph in the first place. And secondly, because we feel the pictures are safely stored on our phones, we never get around to looking at them, so sure are we that we’ll get around to it one day."

h/t +Emma Mitchell, photographer and artist

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2014-05-31 19:16:06 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

"Glasgow Dusk" for +Artistic Google 's  "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Nothing's left of the Gorbals neighbourhood in my old hometown; it's been torn down again and again, and exists only in faded postcards and memories. 

Memory is strongest at dusk, when the spirit hovers between day and night, light and dark, reality and dreams...even out here, driving along Hamilton Road in the space between what was then and what is now, full of remembrances, anticipation and questions.

Our senses cannot fathom this night, so
be the meaning of their strange encounter;
at their crossing, be the radiant centre.

And should the world itself forget your name
say this to the still earth: I flow.
Say this to the quick stream: I am.

Excerptedfrom ... more »

"Glasgow Dusk" for +Artistic Google 's  "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Nothing's left of the Gorbals neighbourhood in my old hometown; it's been torn down again and again, and exists only in faded postcards and memories. 

Memory is strongest at dusk, when the spirit hovers between day and night, light and dark, reality and dreams...even out here, driving along Hamilton Road in the space between what was then and what is now, full of remembrances, anticipation and questions.

Our senses cannot fathom this night, so
be the meaning of their strange encounter;
at their crossing, be the radiant centre.

And should the world itself forget your name
say this to the still earth: I flow.
Say this to the quick stream: I am.

Excerpted from "Being" by Don Paterson
http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/being

This is my 500th image for +Artistic Google 
Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/FO8l7___

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2014-05-29 01:51:14 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s) 

"Driving in the Rain" for the "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme at +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

“It isn’t much farther,”
I say encouragingly
and note that our married life
is about to end in violence,
judging from her expressionless expression.

Excerpted from Al Purdy, "Over the Hills in the Rain, My Dear"

SOOC with just a tiny crop of the artifact. Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/1YhRd

"Driving in the Rain" for the "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" theme at +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

“It isn’t much farther,”
I say encouragingly
and note that our married life
is about to end in violence,
judging from her expressionless expression.

Excerpted from Al Purdy, "Over the Hills in the Rain, My Dear"

SOOC with just a tiny crop of the artifact. Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/1YhRd___

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2014-05-28 15:48:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s) 

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."

Maya Angelou
1928 - 2014

Image taken at McMichael Gallery in 2013

"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."

Maya Angelou
1928 - 2014

Image taken at McMichael Gallery in 2013___

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2014-05-27 20:00:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

The Google Doodle celebrates Rachel Carson's 107th birthday.

I remember reading "Silent Spring" aeons ago in first year biology, and then picking it up again several times later. Her centenary in 2007 was the subject of my very first blog post.

http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2007/06/07/rachel-carsons-centenary/

The book  is often credited with having launched the global environmental movement. Silent Spring had an immense effect in the United States, where it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy.

Scientists such as American Cyanamid’s Robert White-Stevens (who wrote “If man were to follow the teachings of Miss Carson, we would return to the Dark Ages, and the insects and diseases and vermin would once again inherit the earth.”), chemical companies, and other critics attacked the data and interpretation in the book. Some wentfurther... more »

The Google Doodle celebrates Rachel Carson's 107th birthday.

I remember reading "Silent Spring" aeons ago in first year biology, and then picking it up again several times later. Her centenary in 2007 was the subject of my very first blog post.

http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2007/06/07/rachel-carsons-centenary/

The book  is often credited with having launched the global environmental movement. Silent Spring had an immense effect in the United States, where it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy.

Scientists such as American Cyanamid’s Robert White-Stevens (who wrote “If man were to follow the teachings of Miss Carson, we would return to the Dark Ages, and the insects and diseases and vermin would once again inherit the earth.”), chemical companies, and other critics attacked the data and interpretation in the book. Some went further to attack Carson‘s scientific credentials because her speciality was marine biology and zoology, not the field of biochemistry.

Former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson reportedly concluded she was “probably a Communist.”

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life. — Rachel Carson___

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2014-05-27 12:02:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

"Flight"

A celebration of the classical element, Air, at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, a submission to the theme "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

The theme runs for the next two weeks. If you'd like to participate, find out how at Artistic Google's "About" page.

Orginal GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/YgSEB

"Flight"

A celebration of the classical element, Air, at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, a submission to the theme "Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

The theme runs for the next two weeks. If you'd like to participate, find out how at Artistic Google's "About" page.

Orginal GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/YgSEB___

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2014-05-27 01:13:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s) 

"Jedi"

Blue pill:

Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now - if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did - you will become an agent of evil. (Yoda)

Red pill:

Leaside Community Gardens in the middle of the hydro corridor. One of the plots contains a piece of environmental art with large twigs constructed as a mashup of wigwams and those canopies you see in Little Italy gardens for growing grapes. 

"Jedi"

Blue pill:

Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now - if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did - you will become an agent of evil. (Yoda)

Red pill:

Leaside Community Gardens in the middle of the hydro corridor. One of the plots contains a piece of environmental art with large twigs constructed as a mashup of wigwams and those canopies you see in Little Italy gardens for growing grapes. ___

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2014-05-27 00:37:33 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

"Gardener"

Just another day in Paradise at Leaside Community Gardens, a little hippie haven of vegetables, flowers and tchotchkes parked smack in the middle of the hydro corridor in this industrial wasteland. Pull up a plastic chair and watch the colourful birds at the many many feeders, while enjoying the techno-sound of dump trucks at the nuclear waste facility across the ravine.

A stone's throw from my office but light-years away.

"Gardener"

Just another day in Paradise at Leaside Community Gardens, a little hippie haven of vegetables, flowers and tchotchkes parked smack in the middle of the hydro corridor in this industrial wasteland. Pull up a plastic chair and watch the colourful birds at the many many feeders, while enjoying the techno-sound of dump trucks at the nuclear waste facility across the ravine.

A stone's throw from my office but light-years away.___

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2014-05-14 02:46:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

"On the Beach" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Original GSV somewhere on the Latvian coast at http://goo.gl/maps/cSMPl

"On the Beach" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Original GSV somewhere on the Latvian coast at http://goo.gl/maps/cSMPl___

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2014-05-13 00:11:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Small town Romeo, kicking cans down the street
Coca Cola van broke down in the heat
The girls in colored dresses
They seem to laugh as they run - yeah
But they dream of only sweet caresses

Come Back The Sun
We will be like children
Come Back The Sun
Make us into children

~ Zucchero, "Come Back the Sun"

Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari - Come back the sun (Ridammi il sole - english version 1997)

The blossoms are late this year, although my weeping cherry tree is certain to be full of pink rain within the week.

May 1, 2009, the cherry blossoms bloomed to mark the passing of my oldest friend in human years. Genji Cat was ninety when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was named after the princely hero of Lady Murasaki’s "The Tale of the Genji", which some speculate to have been the very firstn... more »

Small town Romeo, kicking cans down the street
Coca Cola van broke down in the heat
The girls in colored dresses
They seem to laugh as they run - yeah
But they dream of only sweet caresses

Come Back The Sun
We will be like children
Come Back The Sun
Make us into children

~ Zucchero, "Come Back the Sun"

Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari - Come back the sun (Ridammi il sole - english version 1997)

The blossoms are late this year, although my weeping cherry tree is certain to be full of pink rain within the week.

May 1, 2009, the cherry blossoms bloomed to mark the passing of my oldest friend in human years. Genji Cat was ninety when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was named after the princely hero of Lady Murasaki’s "The Tale of the Genji", which some speculate to have been the very first novel.

Nearly nineteen years before, my best girlfriend and I were watching Pet Sematary one dark and stormy night; the movie set out the exploits of Churchill, a British Grey cat who had come back from the dead.

The very next morning, a tiny grey kitten wandered into the backyard. He was so small, he fit in the palm of my hand. His fur had the silvery shimmer of a Russian Blue. It was a spooky coincidence!

No one put up signs in the neighbourhood about the tiny lost kitten so I kept him.

As he grew older, Genji managed to sneak out the back door and over the fence twice in search of Ladies And Adventure, with one incident when he was the ripe old age of 15, involving 4 days off work and several hundred flyers. Some people called to say that they’d spotted a cat a block or two away with an unusual silvery grey coat. He was as nonchalant as could be when he finally returned, lounging on the neighbour’s patio in the June heat meowing at me, with only the tip of his tail twitching.

Then he was 19. Ninety or more in human years, when he finally aged very quickly. Cherry blossom princess, Kyoto the shiba inu, was the first to figure that the end was near. Puppy Kamikaze Karinoe helped watch during the Dark Night of the Soul.

After his last visit to the vet, I bought a little pot of forget-me-nots. It seems as though the last time I looked, the only flowers poking their heads up were brave little crocuses. Now, suddenly, everywhere there was a riot of colour. How did I miss that?

I had stepped out into the back yard at two in the morning and, as if for the occasion of Genji’s life passage, the weeping cherry had suddenly come into bloom. In the stark porch light, its new blossoms were quite striking, like warm spring rain. The Japanese kerria, quince and flowering almond were all blooming.

This year, they are all late, but I see that the weeping cherry has two blossoms already and Genji my heart cat and Small Town Romeo will never be forgotten.___

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2014-04-29 17:37:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

If you haven't already checked out our +Artistic Google theme (where artists and Google Street View meet), have a look at our most recent tour of big cities worldwide from the perspective of the creative ArtyGooglers and their digital interpretations.

The team has been all over the world  over the past two years and you can enjoy an armchair tour by viewing our albums at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/104600718104833273883/photos

If you like these albums, go to G+ Photo Pages Directory and vote  - put in a good rating for +Artistic Google  
   http://www.gplusphotopages.com/page_info.php?page=104600718104833273883

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google "Metropolis" theme!

Golden Google Awards go to:

"Logan Square" by +Ben Langhinrichs (winner of the Album Cover Prize)
"Typhoon Season" and "Absolute World" by +Kam Chee 
"London Eye" by +Jamal Masood 
"10 Rue du Colonel Moll, Paris, France" by +Iva Pas 
"Paris" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"Hama-rikyu Gardens" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Land of Dreams" by +Jan McCartney 
"Sai Tai Street" by +Shawna Mac 
"Moving to His Own Beat" by +Rob Robinson 
"Fraunces Tavern" and "Boston" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Watching Tokyo" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Macao" by +Dorothy Pugh 
"St. Basil's Cathedral" by +Davsky Pudalski 
"Charlotte" by +Dana Payton 
"Walt Disney Concert Hall" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Decay du Louvre" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"A bear in New York" by +Hazel Caplen 

Are you ready for our next theme? It's SLOVENIA!

Slovenia - April 28 - May 11, 2014

After 3 weeks of hustle and bustle of Metropolises around the world, the Artistic Google Magic Bus is all set to take the Arty Googlers for two weeks of holiday trip to Slovenia - a country with snow-capped mountains, valleys, blue-green rivers and about a long coastal strip on the Adriatic Sea.
 
Slovenia lies in the Southern Central Europe at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes and offers lots of variety to the Arty Googlers; from Baroque (Austrian) to Roman (Italian) architectures; from castles and museums to nature parks, mountains and rivers.

Find some inspiration at  +Bill Guffey 's  "Virtual Paintout" blog where artists use traditional forms such as painting and drawing to record their virtual vacations via Google Street View. The VP group recently visited Slovenia: http://virtualpaintout.blogspot.ca/2014/03/slovenia-march-2014.html

If you've never participated in Artistic Google and would like to, check out our "About" page to find out how.___If you haven't already checked out our +Artistic Google theme (where artists and Google Street View meet), have a look at our most recent tour of big cities worldwide from the perspective of the creative ArtyGooglers and their digital interpretations.

The team has been all over the world  over the past two years and you can enjoy an armchair tour by viewing our albums at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/104600718104833273883/photos

If you like these albums, go to G+ Photo Pages Directory and vote  - put in a good rating for +Artistic Google  
   http://www.gplusphotopages.com/page_info.php?page=104600718104833273883

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2014-04-28 03:14:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s) 

"Leaving Izola" for +Artistic Google's  tour of Slovenia, curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

With a nod to Alex Colville and Arnold Böcklin.

http://alexcolville.ca/gallery/alex_colville_1954_horse_and_train/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(painting)

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/7afj8

"Leaving Izola" for +Artistic Google's  tour of Slovenia, curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

With a nod to Alex Colville and Arnold Böcklin.

http://alexcolville.ca/gallery/alex_colville_1954_horse_and_train/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(painting)

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/7afj8___

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2014-04-26 16:20:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s) 

"Land of Dreams" for +Artistic Google  curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

South Lakeshore Drive, heading into Chicago, birthplace of Artistic Google.

Land of dreams, land of dreams
Come and find your land of dreams
And it's closer than it seems
Come and find your land of dreams

Rosanne Cash sings "Land of Dreams": "Land of Dreams" Full Length Video

The Artistic Google creative team has found lands of dreams all over this great Earth these past few years. Where is your Land of Dreams?

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/byPW0

"Land of Dreams" for +Artistic Google  curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

South Lakeshore Drive, heading into Chicago, birthplace of Artistic Google.

Land of dreams, land of dreams
Come and find your land of dreams
And it's closer than it seems
Come and find your land of dreams

Rosanne Cash sings "Land of Dreams": "Land of Dreams" Full Length Video

The Artistic Google creative team has found lands of dreams all over this great Earth these past few years. Where is your Land of Dreams?

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/byPW0___

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2014-04-22 13:43:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Sail,
bright boat,
winged banner,
in my verse,
stitch,
body of silver,
your emblem
across the shirt
of the icy firmament,
oh, aviator,
gentle
serenade of flight,
snow arrow, serene
ship in the transparent storm,
steady, you soar
while
the hoarse wind sweeps
the meadows of the sky.

Excerpted from "Ode to the Seagull" by Pablo Neruda
http://www.ronnowpoetry.com/contents/neruda/OdetotheSeagull.html

Seagulls at Long Point
For Earth Day 2014

Sail,
bright boat,
winged banner,
in my verse,
stitch,
body of silver,
your emblem
across the shirt
of the icy firmament,
oh, aviator,
gentle
serenade of flight,
snow arrow, serene
ship in the transparent storm,
steady, you soar
while
the hoarse wind sweeps
the meadows of the sky.

Excerpted from "Ode to the Seagull" by Pablo Neruda
http://www.ronnowpoetry.com/contents/neruda/OdetotheSeagull.html

Seagulls at Long Point
For Earth Day 2014___

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