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Jan McCartney has been at 4 events

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Offbeat Images584You 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 00:30:0083  
Offbeat Images584THIS 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 PHOTO4,456*PLEASE READ - NEW FUN TO BE HAD!!!!* *Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to a special edition of @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. Tonight we're joining forces with the fantastic @104600718104833273883 folks to explore the land down under, *Queensland* and the *Great Barrier Reef*!!! So what is @104600718104833273883, 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/5796967343539305697/5796967346267396802 Note that the image supplied is based on the Google Street View and is copyright Google. Attribution can be seen in original GSV at https://maps.google.com/maps?cbll=-23.442896,151.906584&z=3&layer=c&panoid=CWskcsTEZBNXaD8gG-zATA&cbp=13,332.33,null,0,11.68 *OR*...you can play the @104600718104833273883 way, and select your own photo from Google Street View by following the instructions below: _Then there are the many kilometers of coastline… which lead us to the Great Barrier Reef. But how do we actually get to the Street View images of the reef?... For now, the only portals to Street View of the reef appear to be here, but once you're in, you can use the GSV navigation controls and arrows._ http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery.html#!/ocean _On this page, be sure that you select a site in the Great Barrier Reef to explore because there are other reefs in other parts of the world shown here also and the cognoscenti know that Hawaii isn't part of Oz..._  Remember that this is a speed hack, so open the shot in the editor of your choice, start your favorite song, and have at it!  When the song is done, so are you! After you'reHACK THIS PHOTO - 10-08-2012 - The ARTISTIC GOOGLE Speed Hack!!2012-10-08 08:00:0039  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,456*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ Welcome to the Friday Night @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. For tonight's hack we're featuring a submission by the fabulously talented @106956977736353271405, who's graciously loaned us her pet snail for our hacking pleasure! To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto   hashtag.    Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.   This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5788208094173868754 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844  @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-14-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Shawna Mac!!2012-09-15 03:00:0041  

Jan McCartney has been shared in 249 public circles

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Ryan Johnson30,278This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Denver #August #Connecticut #CT #Hartford #Bridgeport #January #Delaware #DE #Dover #Wilmington #December #Florida #FL #Tallahassee #Jacksonville #March #Georgia #GA #Atlanta #Atlanta #January #Hawaii #HI #Honolulu #Honolulu #August #Idaho #ID #Boise #Boise #Illinois #IL #Springfield #Chicago #December #Indiana #Indianapolis2015-04-17 11:26:51374225
Neil Lopez4,631 This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-04-16 16:33:26492000
Simon Weiner6,1641.15 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-11 07:03:14482001
Simon Weiner6,0161.13 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-04-07 18:56:06497000
Harry Day16,495If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#IndoEuropeans #who #spread #their #languages #into #the #Middle #East #South #Asia #and #the #borders #of #China #where #the #Tocharians #resided #The #northernmost #part #of #Asia #including #much #of #Siberia #was #largely #inaccessible #to #the #steppe #nomads #2015-03-28 13:07:18431201431
George Clark17,249If you received the notice you are in this #circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#invasion #to #this #time #The #burning #of #the #palaces #baked #clay #diurnal #administrative #records #written #in #a #Greek #syllabic #script #called #Linear #B #deciphered #by #a #masculine #form #aswios #This #Aswia #appears #to #have #been 2015-03-26 08:11:41488224
Gailen Mapes84,793Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 23 of 27Note: 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 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-24 10:16:54177000
Gailen Mapes79,170Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 26 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 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-26 11:40:29181002
Vorzum912#Circleshare of the day! Ad, plus and share #circles  to get more followers. Amazing experiment. Thank u all!! #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles 2015-02-13 21:54:334769119
Gailen Mapes75,727Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-28 11:37:50180001
Ruta a la Patagonia16,133┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v23  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v23 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #circle   #share   #patagonia   #Hotel   #howardJohnson   #TrequeLauquen  2015-01-26 12:03:23493262739
Ruta a la Patagonia14,779┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems  v2  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊___________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Patagonian Gems v2 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #Hotel   #ruta5  2015-01-15 15:58:36496392543
Neil Bailey7,507If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-01-12 10:19:17359201738
Timothy J. Holloway4,394"Canadians" I'm sharing all my circles publicly. This is one of them. Unfortunately, this circle is really 512 for me but only 500 of you have been shared. Which 12 have been cut is outside my knowledge and awareness....2015-01-03 02:42:44500000
Gailen Mapes74,441Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-27 11:45:19181018
Becky Collins20,667Mobile Marketing Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-26 05:30:104645517
Neil Bailey4,132If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-15 06:41:38487435270
Gailen Mapes72,155Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 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   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             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.2014-11-27 12:11:27188001
Daniel Gibbs11,603This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#themecircle #magnetixcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #addcircle #bestcircle #coolcircle #cookies #sharedcircles #ripplescircle #follow4follow #followme #engagerscircle #publicsharedcircles #circlegeek #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-25 07:03:28485372969
Brian Mcquillan13,888Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #Jordan #Kuwait #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle2014-11-19 13:23:30478122
George Clark10,711This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing 2014-11-11 11:30:334505513
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 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 friends 4 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/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s 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!!) 2014-11-02 21:15:40399000
Gailen Mapes70,083Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles  #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             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.2014-10-27 12:49:58188002
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Gailen Mapes68,163Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 26 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-27 11:08:39180234
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 18:05:234004010
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 10:19:2049681010
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 Photo 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 07:44:2446826629
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 20:29:53483141020
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 19:12:58471216
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 12:29:58459492974
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 16:26:54459542477
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 20:32:1449912969103
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

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.

Most reshares: 10

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.

Most plusones: 90

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.

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2015-04-17 20:53:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Altes Museum, Berlin" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Following +Heinrich Damm into the Altes Museum in Berlin, here is a splendid doorway to the Roman/Etruscan exhibit. This is part of +Artistic Google's tour of New York City/Berlin inspired by Leonard Cohen.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/s7ihj

"Altes Museum, Berlin" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Following +Heinrich Damm into the Altes Museum in Berlin, here is a splendid doorway to the Roman/Etruscan exhibit. This is part of +Artistic Google's tour of New York City/Berlin inspired by Leonard Cohen.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/s7ihj___

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2015-04-07 22:09:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Belgian/German alt-rock/grunge band Pandora's Bliss just released their third album, "Amarchord", on CD and vinyl. Now they're off to tour Europe.

Cover art by me :o)

Belgian/German alt-rock/grunge band Pandora's Bliss just released their third album, "Amarchord", on CD and vinyl. Now they're off to tour Europe.

Cover art by me :o)___

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2015-04-07 16:29:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Vija Celmins. Always on the surface with her ocean drawings.

http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Collections/Cunningham-Center/Blog-paper-people/Vija-Celmins-Always-on-the-Surface

Vija Celmins. Always on the surface with her ocean drawings.

http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Collections/Cunningham-Center/Blog-paper-people/Vija-Celmins-Always-on-the-Surface___

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2015-04-05 17:41:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

For my pomoculture friends, the Easter Beurre pear.

Botanical watercolours at http://www.ars-grin.gov/…/PacWest/C…/ncgr/pwc/pyrus-art.html

For my pomoculture friends, the Easter Beurre pear.

Botanical watercolours at http://www.ars-grin.gov/…/PacWest/C…/ncgr/pwc/pyrus-art.html___

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2015-04-05 16:41:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sublime, breathtaking, thoughtful photography and essays from +Guy Tal 

"It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly, as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes 'art' in time." –Alfred Stieglitz___Sublime, breathtaking, thoughtful photography and essays from +Guy Tal 

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2015-04-05 16:39:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Just for fun.

Create a galaxy of easter eggs. Here's the tutorial:

http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/p…/galaxy-easter-eggs.html

Just for fun.

Create a galaxy of easter eggs. Here's the tutorial:

http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/p…/galaxy-easter-eggs.html___

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2015-04-03 14:37:08 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Darwin Tree Too" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Seascape with tree with a touch of PixelBender. After Lawren Harris...;o)

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C

"Darwin Tree Too" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Seascape with tree with a touch of PixelBender. After Lawren Harris...;o)

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C___

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2015-04-03 14:35:47 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Darwin Tree" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

A traditional view of the seascape on the north coast with just a touch of photo pop from the original GSV which is at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C

"Darwin Tree" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me for our tour of WA/NT - Western Australia and Northern Territory.

A traditional view of the seascape on the north coast with just a touch of photo pop from the original GSV which is at http://goo.gl/maps/D0V5C___

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2015-03-28 02:08:53 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"Darwin" for +Artistic Google's "Western Australia/Northern Territories" tour, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Road trip. Darwin, Northern Territory. Pretty much as far north as we can go.

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

"Darwin" for +Artistic Google's "Western Australia/Northern Territories" tour, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Road trip. Darwin, Northern Territory. Pretty much as far north as we can go.

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

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2015-03-10 02:33:41 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"Petermann Island" for +Artistic Google's March Break theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Inspired by +Chryssa Kotsanidou who is checking out Svalbard, I headed the other way to Petermann Island, Antarctica. After the coldest February on record and meters of snow all up the East Coast, I am sure there are, nevertheless, photographers who want to pack up their gear and shoot (in the nicest way) penguins. With a wink at those photographers, I inserted a little HDR processing in this at the outset, but then I went painterly, thinking of those scratchboards we played with as kids. This rough treatment, thanks to Topaz Impression, reminds me just a bit of Anselm Kiefer's paintings. You may have to look at the original to make out the photographer with his big lens and the wee penguins.

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kiefer/<... more »

"Petermann Island" for +Artistic Google's March Break theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Inspired by +Chryssa Kotsanidou who is checking out Svalbard, I headed the other way to Petermann Island, Antarctica. After the coldest February on record and meters of snow all up the East Coast, I am sure there are, nevertheless, photographers who want to pack up their gear and shoot (in the nicest way) penguins. With a wink at those photographers, I inserted a little HDR processing in this at the outset, but then I went painterly, thinking of those scratchboards we played with as kids. This rough treatment, thanks to Topaz Impression, reminds me just a bit of Anselm Kiefer's paintings. You may have to look at the original to make out the photographer with his big lens and the wee penguins.

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kiefer/

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/TxBK8 because we ArtyGooglers don't actually GO there or PAY MONEY to do that.___

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2015-03-08 22:09:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sharing +Artistic Google's most recent tour, via Google Street View - a Roman Holiday!

Now we're off on a March break for two weeks to our happy places all over the world, capturing GSV venues and tarting them up creatively. If you'd like to join in the fun, check out +Artistic Google's "About" page to find out how.

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google Roman Holiday ! On this tour, we extend a welcome to +Assi Kolorilo.

Here are the Golden Google Awards:

The well-deserved Album Cover Award goes to "Centurion" by +Kam Chee 
"The Last Temptation of Sister Carmelina" by +Tessie L'Amour 
"Via Paolo VI, Rome, Lazio"  by +Iva Pas 
"Head and Hand" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Fountain on the Piazza Navona" by +Harley McAdams 
"towards the light" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"What's the frequency Kenneth?" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II" by +Jamal Masood 
"Quando questo gallo canterà allora credenza si farà" by +Rita Pinto 
"Early Start Tourists" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Mystery and Melancholy" and "antiquity steampunked" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Mimi e Coco" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Piazza di Ponte Umberto, Rome" by +Assi Kolorilo 
"At the Capitoline Museum" by +Jan McCartney 
"Pieces of the Past" by +Rob Robinson 

Are you ready for our next tour? After months of snow and polar vortex in the Northern Hemisphere, our cabin fever is getting cabin fever, and we're more than ready for a

March Break ! (March 9 - 22, 2015)

It doesn't cost anything to travel on the Artistic Google Magic Bus and stay in imaginary places around the world. So choose your dream vacation and we're off! Beaches, seashore, Disneyland, sights and nightlife in the big city? We know at least one G+ photographer whose idea of time off is shooting the aurora in Iceland. It's up to you to find your happy place.

If you have never participated in Artistic Google and would like to, find out how on our "About" page.

All aboard! (Jan)___Sharing +Artistic Google's most recent tour, via Google Street View - a Roman Holiday!

Now we're off on a March break for two weeks to our happy places all over the world, capturing GSV venues and tarting them up creatively. If you'd like to join in the fun, check out +Artistic Google's "About" page to find out how.

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2015-03-06 02:38:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Doing some research for a textured acrylic painting, I came across the Toronto Stencil Archive - Martin Reis' fun album on Flickr. He has been documenting wall art since 1999.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinreis/sets/72157594416120413/

Doing some research for a textured acrylic painting, I came across the Toronto Stencil Archive - Martin Reis' fun album on Flickr. He has been documenting wall art since 1999.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinreis/sets/72157594416120413/___

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2015-03-03 04:37:48 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"At the Capitoline Museum" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Tarted in Topaz Impression DaVinci, Nik Color Efex and Viveza.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/1xMVo

"At the Capitoline Museum" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Tarted in Topaz Impression DaVinci, Nik Color Efex and Viveza.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/1xMVo___

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2015-02-22 23:07:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A share of the fabulous +Artistic Google tour of rivers of the world. That's where our team of ArtyGooglers find great scenes in Google Street View and tart them up creatively.

We're off on a Roman Holiday now for the next two weeks!

And that's a wrap for our fabulous Artistic Google tour of Rivers of the world.

We were joined on this tour by our newest ArtyGoogler, +Harley McAdams. Welcome!

Here are the Golden Google Awards!

The coveted Album Cover Award goes to "Northern Lights in the Southern Wild" by +Ben Langhinrichs who was first off the hovercraft.
"River of Tears" by +Jan McCartney 
"Karnaphuli River" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Bathers at Deer Creek" by +Tessie L'Amour 
"Nankoweap Granaries" by +Harley McAdams 
"bronze island" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"somewhere in Italy" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"Sopheakmit Waterfall" by +Kam Chee 
"Shoshone Falls" by +Rob Robinson 
"Iguazu" by +Hazel Caplen 
"O'er Shannon to Clare" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Fall Colours at Lago Jeinemeni" by +Jamal Masood 
"Hudson and East Rivers" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Poland" by +Iva Pas 
"Home on the River" by +Dorothy Pugh 

Are you ready for our next tour? We are going on a 

ROMAN HOLIDAY (February 23 - March 8, 2015)

We are visiting the Eternal City that everyone falls in love with at first sight. Cradle of one the world’s greatest civilizations, Rome has a rich historical heritage with architectural marvels; old churches, beautiful fountains, bustling piazzas and winding alleys. 

In 2012, Artistic Google visited Italy twice (http://goo.gl/jfyFs5 and http://goo.gl/DeX2C9) . This time we are spending full two weeks in Rome and Rome alone. The city offers so much even two weeks tour may not be enough, so make most of it. You may explore the Rome on your own or follow in the footsteps of Princess Ann - the charming heroine of the romantic Hollywood movie "Roman Holiday" - or be more adventurous and follow Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown's best selling mystery-thriller "Angels & Demons".

If you've never participated in Artistic Google and would like to, check out our "About" page to find out how.

Andiamo! (Jamal and Jan)___A share of the fabulous +Artistic Google tour of rivers of the world. That's where our team of ArtyGooglers find great scenes in Google Street View and tart them up creatively.

We're off on a Roman Holiday now for the next two weeks!

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2015-02-08 21:14:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

"Take me to the river"  for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Went looking for Varanasi on Google Street View, but came across this. Bangladesh is starting to get good GSV coverage. This is the River Milik in Dhaka. Looks like a destination for these rickshaws...

Musical accompaniment by Talking Heads: "Take me to the river" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjT71N4PGM

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/n5goP

"Take me to the river"  for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Went looking for Varanasi on Google Street View, but came across this. Bangladesh is starting to get good GSV coverage. This is the River Milik in Dhaka. Looks like a destination for these rickshaws...

Musical accompaniment by Talking Heads: "Take me to the river" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjT71N4PGM

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/n5goP___

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2015-02-07 02:53:14 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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

Listening to Anders Trentemøller's "Miss You" reminded me of a road trip up the Canadian west coast and onto the Alaska highway.  Here we are in Teslin, Yukon Territory, just south of the Nisutlin River Delta National Wildlife Area. Highlights are the Nisutlin Trading Post and the Yukon Motel & Restaurant.

A lot of time spent on bridges on this tour. They take you from one place to another. And you can never step in the same river twice.

Trentemøller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DUCKGyojpE

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

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

Listening to Anders Trentemøller's "Miss You" reminded me of a road trip up the Canadian west coast and onto the Alaska highway.  Here we are in Teslin, Yukon Territory, just south of the Nisutlin River Delta National Wildlife Area. Highlights are the Nisutlin Trading Post and the Yukon Motel & Restaurant.

A lot of time spent on bridges on this tour. They take you from one place to another. And you can never step in the same river twice.

Trentemøller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DUCKGyojpE

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

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2015-02-06 05:24:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Storm Over Menai Strait" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

The Menai Strait is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. The differential tides at the two ends of the strait cause very strong currents to flow in both directions through the strait at different times, creating dangerous conditions. One of the most dangerous areas of the strait is known as the Swellies between the two bridges. Here rocks near the surface cause over-falls and local whirlpools, which can be of considerable danger in themselves and cause small boats to founder on the rocks. Entering the strait at the Caernarfon end is also hazardous because of the frequently shifting sand banks that make up Caernarfon bar.

After AlexCol... more »

"Storm Over Menai Strait" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

The Menai Strait is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. The differential tides at the two ends of the strait cause very strong currents to flow in both directions through the strait at different times, creating dangerous conditions. One of the most dangerous areas of the strait is known as the Swellies between the two bridges. Here rocks near the surface cause over-falls and local whirlpools, which can be of considerable danger in themselves and cause small boats to founder on the rocks. Entering the strait at the Caernarfon end is also hazardous because of the frequently shifting sand banks that make up Caernarfon bar.

After Alex Colville: http://www.alexcolville.ca/gallery/alex_colville_1954_horse_and_train/

Musical accompaniment: Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-PNun-Pfb4

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/u6SLx___

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2015-02-06 03:43:15 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

"River of Tears" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

New Orleans Ninth Ward

Musical accompaniment: 9 heartfelt minutes of slowhand Eric Clapton "River of Tears" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZgyx_lSakA

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/kh1qk

"River of Tears" for +Artistic Google's tour of rivers of the world, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

New Orleans Ninth Ward

Musical accompaniment: 9 heartfelt minutes of slowhand Eric Clapton "River of Tears" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZgyx_lSakA

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/kh1qk___

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2015-02-02 03:51:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The +Artistic Google team just finished a tour of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, finding interesting Google Street View captures and tarting them up artistically.

We are off on a tour of Rivers now! Literal rivers and conceptual rivers. An opportunity to go wild.

+Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google BENELUX tour of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg! Many thanks go to our special guide on this tour: +Hazel Caplen 

Here are the Golden Google Awards!

The Album Cover Prize goes to "Canalside, Ettelbruck" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Mir wölle bleiwe wat mir sin" by +Hazel Caplen 
"actus tragicus" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Doorway to a Dream" by +Jan McCartney 
"Charleroi, Belgium" by +Iva Pas 
"Windmills at Kinderdijk, the Netherlands" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Patria" by +Tessie L'Amour 
"A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Vuurtoren Ameland" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Red Room" by +Dana Payton 
"Ypres Cloth Hall" by +Jamal Masood 
"Let's go buy some chocolates" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"A scene from Luxembourg City" by +Dorothy Pugh 
"Vineyard, Luxembourg" by +Rob Robinson 

Are you ready for our next tour? 

Rivers (February 2 - 15, 2015)

The Magic Bus becomes a hovercraft as we cruise the rivers of the world. 

Back in 2012, when we toured Brazil, we enjoyed a glimpse of the Amazon thanks to the Street View crew. You can check out that album here: http://goo.gl/Hn8h7k

Street View has special tours of the Amazon, the Colorado and Yampa Rivers, River Thames, Canals and Rivers of England and Wales. Find them here: https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview?gl=us

You'll find rivers everywhere - the mighty St. Lawrence, the Seine and the Vitava with wonderful bridge views, the Mississippi delta at New Orleans. Feel free to wander along meandering streams and small creeks. Search out rivers with historical stories, arroyos (dry creek beds) and aqueducts for inspiration. Go wild with your digital interpretations.

If you've never participated in Artistic Google and would like to, have a look at our "About" page to find out how. (Jan)___The +Artistic Google team just finished a tour of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, finding interesting Google Street View captures and tarting them up artistically.

We are off on a tour of Rivers now! Literal rivers and conceptual rivers. An opportunity to go wild.

+Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

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2015-02-01 21:15:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"Bruges" for +Artistic Google's tour of BENELUX, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and myself, with our special tour guide +Hazel Caplen.

Musical accompaniment: Korngold "Die Tote Stadt" - "Glück, das mir verblieb" - sung by René Kollo and Carol Neblett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSzkJaNxBNQ

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/a4xRZ

"Bruges" for +Artistic Google's tour of BENELUX, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and myself, with our special tour guide +Hazel Caplen.

Musical accompaniment: Korngold "Die Tote Stadt" - "Glück, das mir verblieb" - sung by René Kollo and Carol Neblett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSzkJaNxBNQ

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/a4xRZ___

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2015-01-22 17:59:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Notre Dame

A chilly December day, rendered in Topaz Impression and Nik Color Efex. Digital sketch for a graphite wash painting.

Notre Dame

A chilly December day, rendered in Topaz Impression and Nik Color Efex. Digital sketch for a graphite wash painting.___

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2015-01-21 02:52:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Check this out!

We celebrated +Artistic Google's Third Anniversary in California, where it all started back in 2012 - with ArtyGooglers finding neat images on Google Street View and tarting them up creatively.

Now we're of to BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg)! Tour the world on the cheap with Street View!

If you'd like to participate (or just view some awesomeness), check out +Artistic Google 

+Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

And that's a wrap for our third anniversary Artistic Google tour of California! A warm welcome goes out to +Jo Ann Acevedo who joined the troupe.

Now for some Golden Google Awards:
The coveted Album Cover Award goes to "Rancho Cucamonga" by +Dorothy Pugh 
"Upward Reach" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Skid Row Area" by +Jo Ann Acevedo 
"Bike Rider" by +Jamal Masood 
"Toward Coit Tower" by +Rob Robinson 
"Santa Cruz Beach" by +Jan McCartney 
"Lembert Dome 3" by +Dana Payton 
"Giant Sequoia National Monument" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Beach at Carmel" by +Elaine Hutchings 

Are you ready for our next destination? Hop on the Magic Bus because we are off to...

BENELUX (January 19 - February 1, 2015)

We're delighted that +Hazel Caplen is joining us at the front of the bus to point out the sights. Hazel says:

"The magic bus has visited Belgium and the Netherlands before, but with the recent addition of Luxembourg to the street view map this is a great time to tour the Benelux countries.

I used to live in Luxembourg before moving to Belgium, so I'm excited to visit of some of the things I remember, and to see your interpretations.  As well as the old city of Luxembourg, there's some fabulous countryside, the region of "Little Switzerland" (http://goo.gl/cVw8Rq), vineyards along the Moselle, some more industrial areas to the south.  Oh and banks of course.  Lots of banks ;)

Moving north into Belgium, you may get some ideas from my previous introduction (http://goo.gl/G9RN4u).  Have a peek at our 2012 Belgium album too: http://goo.gl/TTu89f

In the Netherlands there is no shortage of subjects amongst the old buildings, canals, windmills.  Maybe you'll find some colourful bulb fields. You can check out our Netherlands album from 2012 at http://goo.gl/pM3PtC

This should be a fun trip!"

If you've never participated in Artistic Google but would like to, check out our "About" page to find out how.

Please don't forget to tag +Artistic Google and  the curators +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran +Jamal Masood . In addition, for this tour, please also tag our expert guide +Hazel Caplen. 
 (Hazel, Jamal, Jan)___Check this out!

We celebrated +Artistic Google's Third Anniversary in California, where it all started back in 2012 - with ArtyGooglers finding neat images on Google Street View and tarting them up creatively.

Now we're of to BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg)! Tour the world on the cheap with Street View!

If you'd like to participate (or just view some awesomeness), check out +Artistic Google 

+Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran 

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2015-01-19 23:58:27 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Doorway to a Dream" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, with our special guest curator for the BENELUX tour, +Hazel Caplen 

Inspired by +Chryssa Kotsanidou, I also visited the Musee d'Art Moderne in Luxembourg and found a door that ostensibly led to a workshop but if you take the blue pill, you end up somewhere in a dream.

Musical accompaniment: My favourite Mendelssohn - Venetian Boat Song op. 30 no. 6 in F sharp minor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re-eu9q_yUU

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/wKO1N

"Doorway to a Dream" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me, with our special guest curator for the BENELUX tour, +Hazel Caplen 

Inspired by +Chryssa Kotsanidou, I also visited the Musee d'Art Moderne in Luxembourg and found a door that ostensibly led to a workshop but if you take the blue pill, you end up somewhere in a dream.

Musical accompaniment: My favourite Mendelssohn - Venetian Boat Song op. 30 no. 6 in F sharp minor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re-eu9q_yUU

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/wKO1N___

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2015-01-16 16:11:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg is exhibiting "Vanishing Ice" from January 31 - April 26. The exhibition features photographs and paintings from alpine and polar landscapes from 1775 - 2012. Other installations and events at the gallery accompany the exhibit.

The image below is by David Buckland. It is an inkjet print of a projection on the wall of a glacier. 

Have a look at some of the intriguing images in the show:
http://www.mcmichael.com/vanishingice/images.html

The McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg is exhibiting "Vanishing Ice" from January 31 - April 26. The exhibition features photographs and paintings from alpine and polar landscapes from 1775 - 2012. Other installations and events at the gallery accompany the exhibit.

The image below is by David Buckland. It is an inkjet print of a projection on the wall of a glacier. 

Have a look at some of the intriguing images in the show:
http://www.mcmichael.com/vanishingice/images.html___

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2015-01-11 17:51:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Artistic Google capped off 2014 with a "Where in the World" tour. That's where our team picks interesting Google Street View captures and tarts them up digitally. 

We're spending the next week on a virtual tour of California - an annual pilgrimage first thing in January since Artistic Google started three years ago!

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google "Where in the World" tour! We are happy to welcome +Andrzej Golonka to the troupe!

Golden Google Award time!

The coveted Album Cover Award goes to "Looking Out" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"An Illusion of Painters" by our playful +Jamal Masood 
A special creative shout-out for "landscape in squares" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Star Sower" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Ile Vache Marine" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Point of no return" by +Francis Rouberty 
"Imagine" by +Jan McCartney 
"Cassis, Provence, France" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Swedish Dreams" by +Tessie L'Amour 
"Chattanooga standing stones" by +Hazel Caplen 
Trifecta Award for "Crimson Permanent Assurance" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Christ of the Abyss" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"In Katowice" by +Andrzej Golonka 
"Freemont Ridge" by +Rob Robinson 
"Perpignan, France"  by +Iva Pas 

Are you ready for our next destination?  The Magic Bus is off to the state where it all began back in January, 2012. Artistic Google celebrates its third birthday with an annual pilgrimage and some California Dreamin' !

CALIFORNIA (January 5 - 18, 2015)

What do we need to say about things to seek out and do in Lotus Land? Check out our California albums:

2012: http://goo.gl/k84Np2

2013: http://goo.gl/q5sf5R

2014: http://goo.gl/exVj5O

It's up to you whether you revisit old favourites or check out the California that you've never visited. We don't doubt that the Street View crew has added and updated quite a few venues. 

A new year - maybe it's also a chance for you to try some new digital manipulation techniques. Use the albums to see what others have done and recharge yourself.

If you've never participated, but would like to, check out our About page to find out how. (Jan)___+Artistic Google capped off 2014 with a "Where in the World" tour. That's where our team picks interesting Google Street View captures and tarts them up digitally. 

We're spending the next week on a virtual tour of California - an annual pilgrimage first thing in January since Artistic Google started three years ago!

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2015-01-11 17:42:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Michael Albrecht is one talented photographer here and on FB. He's facing the fight of his life with esophageal cancer. That sucks. With radiation and chemo, there's hope that he can beat this. Please visit his page and enjoy his work, then stand behind him in his fight.

Thank you so much to everyone that was able to help and for your thoughts and prayers and with that said I'm going to ask all 16,704 of you that follow me to reshare this post once for me .... I don't like or want to ask for help but you are my people you are my voice... every little bit helps .... and at the moment I need any and all of the help I can get ...
   #fckcancer      http://www.gofundme.com/FightOfMyLife___+Michael Albrecht is one talented photographer here and on FB. He's facing the fight of his life with esophageal cancer. That sucks. With radiation and chemo, there's hope that he can beat this. Please visit his page and enjoy his work, then stand behind him in his fight.

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2015-01-09 19:38:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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

The Giant Dipper at Cali's oldest surviving amusement park. 

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/47jsI

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

The Giant Dipper at Cali's oldest surviving amusement park. 

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/47jsI___

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2015-01-09 02:34:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Joshua Tree National Park" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

For our third anniversary tour of California where Artistic Google got started! Tarted in Topaz Impression Chiaroscuro.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/3hqN1

"Joshua Tree National Park" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

For our third anniversary tour of California where Artistic Google got started! Tarted in Topaz Impression Chiaroscuro.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/3hqN1___

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2014-12-31 21:11:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

What better image to celebrate the new year than this photo by Icelander Dagur Jonsson who hangs out on Facebook. Dagur started photographing his beautiful country in February. 2014 has been good to him! If you visit The Dark Side, check out his work!

A most creative 2015 for my friends on G+ !

What better image to celebrate the new year than this photo by Icelander Dagur Jonsson who hangs out on Facebook. Dagur started photographing his beautiful country in February. 2014 has been good to him! If you visit The Dark Side, check out his work!

A most creative 2015 for my friends on G+ !___

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2014-12-31 00:58:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

14 for 2014

A selection of my images reflecting the roller coaster ride that was 2014. One door closes, another opens. One that had always stood open, just waiting.

14 for 2014

A selection of my images reflecting the roller coaster ride that was 2014. One door closes, another opens. One that had always stood open, just waiting.___

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2014-12-31 00:15:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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

The ferry leaves the Norwegian island of Tustna for parts north. 

Departing this old year with the clean wind in our faces in the promising but uncertain new day.

With a nod to Alex Colville whose exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario ends this weekend, and there will be a last visit tomorrow to contemplate his Precisionist painting style and subliminal drama.

With a snatch of poetry from Anne Michaels in my favourite work: "There is no city that does not dream":

The storm
that lit the city with the voltage
of spring, when we were eighteen
on the clean earth. The ferry ride in the rain,
wind wet with wedding music and everything that
sings in the carbon of stone and bone
like a page of love,wind... more »

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

The ferry leaves the Norwegian island of Tustna for parts north. 

Departing this old year with the clean wind in our faces in the promising but uncertain new day.

With a nod to Alex Colville whose exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario ends this weekend, and there will be a last visit tomorrow to contemplate his Precisionist painting style and subliminal drama.

With a snatch of poetry from Anne Michaels in my favourite work: "There is no city that does not dream":

The storm
that lit the city with the voltage
of spring, when we were eighteen
on the clean earth. The ferry ride in the rain,
wind wet with wedding music and everything that
sings in the carbon of stone and bone
like a page of love, wind-lost from a hand, unread.

Colville: http://www.alexcolville.ca

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

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2014-12-26 19:17:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The day after.

My image: Sacre-Coeur, Paris, with a little help from Topaz Impression Van Gogh.

The day after.

My image: Sacre-Coeur, Paris, with a little help from Topaz Impression Van Gogh.___

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2014-12-25 18:58:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Light and synaesthesia...

A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue: vowels,
I shall tell, one day, of your mysterious origins:
A, black velvety jacket of brilliant flies
which buzz around cruel smells,

Gulfs of shadow; E, whiteness of vapours and of tents,
lances of proud glaciers, white kings, shivers of cow-parsley;
I, purples, spat blood, smile of beautiful lips
in anger or in the raptures of penitence;

U, waves, divine shudderings of viridian seas,
the peace of pastures dotted with animals, the peace of the furrows
which alchemy prints on broad studious foreheads;

O, sublime Trumpet full of strange piercing sounds,
silences crossed by Worlds and by Angels:
–O the Omega! the violet ray of His Eyes!

Words: Vowels, by Arthur Rimbaud
My image from Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre

Light and synaesthesia...

A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue: vowels,
I shall tell, one day, of your mysterious origins:
A, black velvety jacket of brilliant flies
which buzz around cruel smells,

Gulfs of shadow; E, whiteness of vapours and of tents,
lances of proud glaciers, white kings, shivers of cow-parsley;
I, purples, spat blood, smile of beautiful lips
in anger or in the raptures of penitence;

U, waves, divine shudderings of viridian seas,
the peace of pastures dotted with animals, the peace of the furrows
which alchemy prints on broad studious foreheads;

O, sublime Trumpet full of strange piercing sounds,
silences crossed by Worlds and by Angels:
–O the Omega! the violet ray of His Eyes!

Words: Vowels, by Arthur Rimbaud
My image from Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre___

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2014-12-24 15:54:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas to all my G+ friends!

Taken at the Christmas Market, Distillery District.

Merry Christmas to all my G+ friends!

Taken at the Christmas Market, Distillery District.___

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2014-12-17 21:28:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A shameless plug for Above Ground Art Supplies in T.Dot. They generously donated a loot bag for Toronto School of Art's open house last weekend and I won it! Woot!

A new sketchbook (badly needed since my old one is nearly full), cool samples: Kama oil stick, Cobra water mixable oil, acrylic paint, acrylic retarder, oil extender gel, a paintbrush (can never have enough of these!), a paint marker to try, cradled wood panel (love these), stretched canvas and a bag of Golden acrylic goodies including the ubiquitous Fluorescent Pink High Flow paint! Not to mention the lovely reusable canvas bag with an AboveGround logo!

What better Xmas gift than art supplies? A Xmas puppy? I have two of those already - one is 11 years old and one is 7.

As my Brit friends say, "I'm dead chuffed to have won."

https://www.abovegroundartsupplies.com/cms/index.php... more »

A shameless plug for Above Ground Art Supplies in T.Dot. They generously donated a loot bag for Toronto School of Art's open house last weekend and I won it! Woot!

A new sketchbook (badly needed since my old one is nearly full), cool samples: Kama oil stick, Cobra water mixable oil, acrylic paint, acrylic retarder, oil extender gel, a paintbrush (can never have enough of these!), a paint marker to try, cradled wood panel (love these), stretched canvas and a bag of Golden acrylic goodies including the ubiquitous Fluorescent Pink High Flow paint! Not to mention the lovely reusable canvas bag with an AboveGround logo!

What better Xmas gift than art supplies? A Xmas puppy? I have two of those already - one is 11 years old and one is 7.

As my Brit friends say, "I'm dead chuffed to have won."

https://www.abovegroundartsupplies.com/cms/index.php
http://tsa-art.ca___

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2014-12-17 21:26:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Holiday art project - koi from Royal Botanical Gardens on terra skin (photographed last summer). I tried terra skin out yesterday with a variety of media and really like the way it takes acrylic inks and fluid acrylics. Smooth like mylar but without the guilt if the work isn't transparent. If this turns out, it will get mounted on wood panel. This is going to take ages to paint. Why not just print the digital image? Because.

Holiday art project - koi from Royal Botanical Gardens on terra skin (photographed last summer). I tried terra skin out yesterday with a variety of media and really like the way it takes acrylic inks and fluid acrylics. Smooth like mylar but without the guilt if the work isn't transparent. If this turns out, it will get mounted on wood panel. This is going to take ages to paint. Why not just print the digital image? Because.___

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2014-12-17 02:21:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Karin Fossum - "Broken"

I've been devouring Karin Fossum's crime novels and just finished this one.

The queen of Norwegian crime novels has written a piece of metafiction that encompasses the art world and the writer’s creative process. Brilliantly juxtaposing third-person narrative about Alvar Eide, an introverted art dealer who sells paintings in a gallery, and a first-person narrative about the author’s discussions with Alvar as she develops his story over the course of a year - a story involving a painting of a severed bridge, entitled “Broken”, which obsesses Alvin, and a fateful encounter with a teenaged heroin addict that shatters his ordered existence.

The chapters are full of musings on the creative process, of discussions about free will and destiny which apply both to Alvar's actual story and the ability of the writer to control thedirecti... more »

Karin Fossum - "Broken"

I've been devouring Karin Fossum's crime novels and just finished this one.

The queen of Norwegian crime novels has written a piece of metafiction that encompasses the art world and the writer’s creative process. Brilliantly juxtaposing third-person narrative about Alvar Eide, an introverted art dealer who sells paintings in a gallery, and a first-person narrative about the author’s discussions with Alvar as she develops his story over the course of a year - a story involving a painting of a severed bridge, entitled “Broken”, which obsesses Alvin, and a fateful encounter with a teenaged heroin addict that shatters his ordered existence.

The chapters are full of musings on the creative process, of discussions about free will and destiny which apply both to Alvar's actual story and the ability of the writer to control the direction of the story - which appears to have a life of its own as it unfolds the destiny inherent in Alvar’s character. Fossum compares it to being swept along a river, not knowing where the meandering waters might take her and her character.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/broken-by-karin-fossum-843403.html___

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2014-12-14 18:40:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Tannhäuser Gate

I have seen things you people wouldn't believe… 
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. 
I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. 
All those moments will be lost in time, 
like tears in rain

Rutger Hauer as replicant Roy Batty from "Blade Runner". Hauer's deft performance is heartbreaking in its gentle evocation of the memories, experiences, and passions that have driven Batty's short life. Batty may have aligned himself with Wagner's medieval knight, Tannhäuser, a character who has fallen from grace with men and with God 

Image: Lights at the Christmas Market in the Distillery District on Friday, tarted up in Topaz Impression and Adjust.

Tannhäuser Gate

I have seen things you people wouldn't believe… 
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. 
I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. 
All those moments will be lost in time, 
like tears in rain

Rutger Hauer as replicant Roy Batty from "Blade Runner". Hauer's deft performance is heartbreaking in its gentle evocation of the memories, experiences, and passions that have driven Batty's short life. Batty may have aligned himself with Wagner's medieval knight, Tannhäuser, a character who has fallen from grace with men and with God 

Image: Lights at the Christmas Market in the Distillery District on Friday, tarted up in Topaz Impression and Adjust.___

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2014-12-11 15:40:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Snow Day.

Rosie the shiba inu braves the tail end of the Nor'Easter for a few moments.

Snow Day.

Rosie the shiba inu braves the tail end of the Nor'Easter for a few moments.___

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2014-12-10 05:13:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Some traditional artwork based on an image taken in the neighbourhood with my iPhone in September and why I haven't been taking more photos. Acrylic on canvas, digital manipulation, oil pastel on mylar, pastel on watercolour. Some pieces are in a show at TSA this weekend.

Some traditional artwork based on an image taken in the neighbourhood with my iPhone in September and why I haven't been taking more photos. Acrylic on canvas, digital manipulation, oil pastel on mylar, pastel on watercolour. Some pieces are in a show at TSA this weekend.___

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.

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

Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist. It was a favourite spot of his and Yoko's.

About Strawberry Fields and the Imagine memorial in Central Park, New York City: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/strawberry-fields.html

In this Peace Garden, one can hope for a world without strife, war and conflict.

Musical accompaniment: John Lennon, "Imagine":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/LHl8l enhanced in Topaz Impression Monet, inspired by +Vivienne Gucwa's fabulous images of NYC.___

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2014-11-30 23:19:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Sharing +Artistic Google's album from our tour of Argentina. That's where our team of ArtyGooglers follow the Google Street View folks and then tart up their find in creatively digital ways. 

For the next month, the World is our oyster.

And that's a wrap for Artistic Google's tour of Argentina!

Here are the Golden Google Awards:

Album Cover Award for "Linear Thinking" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Tierra del Fuego" by +Jan McCartney 
"Shy Sun" by +Francis Rouberty 
"Road to Malargüe" by +Jamal Masood 
"somewhere in Buenos Aires" by +Magdalena MadZ 
"Rio Negro" by +Iva Pas 
"Night Ship" by +Kerry White 
"Caminito" by +Rob Robinson 
"Faro de Punta Mogotes" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"La Plata" by +Rita Pinto 
"RP56" by +Kam Chee 
"Jardin Japones" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Victoria's Dream" by +Davsky Pudalski 
"316 Av Bartolomé Mitre" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 

What were your favourites? We'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for our next tour? 

"Where in the World?" (December 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015)

As the ArtyGooglers get busy with holidays, the Magic Bus embarks on a leisurely 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. 

Feel free to include your favourite music to accompany your image. 

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 on this and how to participate. (Jan)___Sharing +Artistic Google's album from our tour of Argentina. That's where our team of ArtyGooglers follow the Google Street View folks and then tart up their find in creatively digital ways. 

For the next month, the World is our oyster.

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2014-11-29 04:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Heaven and Hell

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don't mind a touch of hell
now and then

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 
Excerpt: No. 11 from "A Coney Island of the Mind"

Image: Dream and Death from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"

Heaven and Hell

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don't mind a touch of hell
now and then

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 
Excerpt: No. 11 from "A Coney Island of the Mind"

Image: Dream and Death from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"___

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2014-11-29 03:46:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

There is no city that does not dream 
from its foundations. The lost lake 
crumbling in the hands of brickmakers 
the floor of the ravine where light lies broken 
with the memory of rivers. All the winters 
stored in that geologic 
garden. Dinosaurs sleep in the subway 
at Bloor and Shaw, a bed of bones 
under the rumbling track. The storm 
that lit the city with the voltage 
of spring, when we were eighteen 
on the clean earth. The ferry ride in the rain 
wind wet with wedding music and everything that 
sings in the carbon of stone and bone 
like a page of love, wind-lost from a hand, unread.

Anne Michaels, 
"There is no city that does not dream"
My favourite poem about my city

Image from somewhere on Teh Interwebs, after Korngold's opera, "Die Tote Stadt".

There is no city that does not dream 
from its foundations. The lost lake 
crumbling in the hands of brickmakers 
the floor of the ravine where light lies broken 
with the memory of rivers. All the winters 
stored in that geologic 
garden. Dinosaurs sleep in the subway 
at Bloor and Shaw, a bed of bones 
under the rumbling track. The storm 
that lit the city with the voltage 
of spring, when we were eighteen 
on the clean earth. The ferry ride in the rain 
wind wet with wedding music and everything that 
sings in the carbon of stone and bone 
like a page of love, wind-lost from a hand, unread.

Anne Michaels, 
"There is no city that does not dream"
My favourite poem about my city

Image from somewhere on Teh Interwebs, after Korngold's opera, "Die Tote Stadt".___

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2014-11-26 17:32:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Complete Stop

The incredible paintings of Gregory Thielker from his "Under the Unminding Sky" series.

http://www.gregorythielker.com/Under/unmindingsky.html

Complete Stop

The incredible paintings of Gregory Thielker from his "Under the Unminding Sky" series.

http://www.gregorythielker.com/Under/unmindingsky.html___

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2014-11-18 16:29:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

iColorama update with Coherence filter on probably the first photo I took with my iPhone back in September.

iColorama update with Coherence filter on probably the first photo I took with my iPhone back in September.___

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2014-11-18 01:17:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Herod's Gate, Israel

And this splendid musical accompaniment, Zucchero and Pavarotti sing "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco: Va Pensiero - Pavarotti @ Zucchero

Herod's Gate, Israel

And this splendid musical accompaniment, Zucchero and Pavarotti sing "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco: Va Pensiero - Pavarotti @ Zucchero___

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2014-11-17 03:49:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

"Tierra del Fuego" for +Artistic Google's tour of Argentina, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

At the end of the earth, although there is a lot more going on further south. Although Tierra del Fuego was populated by the Yaghan circa 8,000 BC, it wouldn't have been important to Europeans until Magellan arrived in 1520, citing the fires of the aboriginals visible from the sea where the "Indians" were waiting in the forests to ambush his armada.

Now it's important for petroleum extraction, tourism, manufacturing, and Antarctic logistics.

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

"Tierra del Fuego" for +Artistic Google's tour of Argentina, curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

At the end of the earth, although there is a lot more going on further south. Although Tierra del Fuego was populated by the Yaghan circa 8,000 BC, it wouldn't have been important to Europeans until Magellan arrived in 1520, citing the fires of the aboriginals visible from the sea where the "Indians" were waiting in the forests to ambush his armada.

Now it's important for petroleum extraction, tourism, manufacturing, and Antarctic logistics.

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

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2014-11-17 00:10:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Artistic Google's latest tour of Google Street View venues in Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. All cleverly tarted up digitally by our artistic team.

Next destination: Argentina!

And that's a wrap for our tour of Exotic Asia.  Before we get to our new destination, here are some of the awards for this album:

Album Cover prize: "Kuala Lumpur City center Park" by +Francis Rouberty 
"Batu Caves" by +Rob Robinson 
"Raise the Roof" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Exotic Colors" by +Heinrich Damm 
"Chimithangkha" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou  
"Colourful Praying Streamers" by +Jamal Masood 
"Surabaya" by +Jan McCartney  
"Selangor" by +Iva Pas 
"Waiting for the fisherman" by +Patrick Sheeran  
"Bush" by +Kam Chee  
"Bayon" by +Rita Pinto  
"Girl Interrupted" by +Ben Langhinrichs   


Our new destination is:

Argentina (Nov. 17 - 30, 2014)

Our next Artistic Google tour theme is – Argentina – the land of romance, tango and fútbol.

Argentina’s landscape varies with the La Pampa prairie in the centre, the northeastern jungles, the rolling eastern plateau of Patagonia and the rugged Andes Mountains in the west.
 
Capital city Buenos Aires, the Paris of Latin America, offers historical buildings and monuments, museums and theatres, boulevards, cafes and parks. Look for the pedestrian mall at Calle Florida. The fashionable Recoleta neighbourhood boasts the Eva Peron Museum and the well-to-do Recoleta Cemetery. The Caminito ("little path") in La Boca is a popular destination for tourists with its colourful houses. Other cities to visit are: Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan, San Miguel de Tucuman and Ushuaia (possibly the southernmost city in the world).

Countryside destinations include the Iguazu Falls, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and the Andean lakes.

If you haven't participated in Artistic Google before and would like to try, check out our "About" page to find out how. (Pat, Jamal)___+Artistic Google's latest tour of Google Street View venues in Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. All cleverly tarted up digitally by our artistic team.

Next destination: Argentina!

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2014-11-15 22:45:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Duality.

h/t +bojan maraz for this glass and stone piece by Ursula Maren-Fitz.

And a reprise of my waterfall photo taken in Niagara in September.

A life-long fascination with turquoise glass, one of my Rosebuds (from Citizen Kane).

More Maren-Fitz sculptures at http://www.fitzarte.de/objektGlas.htm

Duality.

h/t +bojan maraz for this glass and stone piece by Ursula Maren-Fitz.

And a reprise of my waterfall photo taken in Niagara in September.

A life-long fascination with turquoise glass, one of my Rosebuds (from Citizen Kane).

More Maren-Fitz sculptures at http://www.fitzarte.de/objektGlas.htm___

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