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Jan McCartney has been at 4 events

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Offbeat Images533You 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 00:30:0086 
Offbeat Images533THIS 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 PHOTO4,454PLEASE READ - NEW FUN TO BE HAD!!!!Hack This PhotoOur Photo.  Your Spin. (Open for the entire week)Welcome to a special edition of +HACK THIS PHOTO!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see!Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you.Tonight we're joining forces with the fantastic +Artistic Google folks to explore the land down under, Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef!!!So what is +Artistic Google, you ask? We'll let this snippet from their About page do the talking...This project started long, long ago in a faraway land when photographer Ken Rathke felt that his creativity needed a boost one rainy day. It began as a a fun experiment with creatively processed images of California and blossomed into a weekly foray to exciting destinations - all virtually of course on the Artistic Google Magic Bus!So where can we find travel pictures for screen capture and creative processing? Google Maps - Street View is perfect. It's Frugal National Geographic for those of us that like to dream. The challenge is to find the right angle, subject matter, cropping, composition and presentation.We wanted the images to have a certain raw quality that was already there, but hidden until brought out by the creative mind of the Artistic Googler.To Play:Tonight we're giving you two options of playing. You can either simply HACK the photo we're supplying by clicking on the link below:https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/5796967343539305697/5796967346267396802Note that the image supplied is based on the Google Street View and is copyright Google. Attribution can be seen in original GSV athttps://maps.google.com/maps?cbll=-23.442896,151.HACK THIS PHOTO - 10-08-2012 - The ARTISTIC GOOGLE Speed Hack!!2012-10-08 08:00:0040 
HACK THIS PHOTO4,454Hack This PhotoOur Photo.  Your Spin.Welcome to the Friday Night +HACK THIS PHOTO!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see!Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you.For tonight's hack we're featuring a submission by the fabulously talented +Shawna Mac, 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/5788208094173868754Many Thanks -+Stephanie Fecik +Howard Weitzel+Lina A. Gugliotti+HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-14-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Shawna Mac!!2012-09-15 03:00:0041 

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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 06:41:38487126
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 Gibbs11,490This 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 07:03:284858210
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 07:44:2446826729
Gailen Mapes60,122Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M  - 27 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-02-27 11:41:45186006
John Nuntiatio26,872#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-02-08 21:29:0040110412
Scott Dawson4,241It's the weekend! Here's my Circle of New People on Google+  to share with all of you. This Circle is made up of new people I've circled in the past few weeks on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great Saturday everyone!#sharedcircles  2014-02-08 15:06:03462231428
Scott Dawson3,845Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  Here's a Circle of New People I've circled recently on Google+  to share with all of you.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out some of your favorite posts that I might have missed!Enjoy your Sunday!#sharedcircles  2014-02-02 14:35:09476281732
Gailen Mapes58,754Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-M - 27 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-01-27 11:22:19185629
Corlis Gray97+Scott Dawson shared this circle of new people.Add them and many will follow you back. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles  2014-01-25 20:29:53483141121
Nina Pelletier16,409Thought today would be a good day to share my Canadian Circle .  Some of the very best Canucks are right here on G+ with us :)2014-01-25 19:12:58471215
Artur M.36,029A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра. #forfriends  2014-01-23 12:29:58459492975
Bernard Piette7,060Hi,First off big hat tip to everyone who just participated in the Great Google+ Circle debate hosted by +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff . Thanks to all on both sides on the debate to help us all get more perspective on this discussion. *NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM :-) *Announcing version 2 of the #MoversandShakers  circle!! Yippee! Again this week, I have spent much time to ensure there are only quality engagers, posters and mentors who can bring value to your Google+ experience.If you want to be included,,,,, wait for it..... Be a strong contributor and participant on the Google+ platform. That's it, that's all. Just be a great google+ netizen.You don't have to be rich, famous or pretty LOL. I built this circle and stream to help Nooglers meet new people, learn new things, hear different perspectives, encounter someone you may never have had the courage to speak to live in person. Trust me, just reach out and comment on a post of someone you appreciate, You'll be amazed how happy people are to engage with you, once you've had the courage to reach out, so like Nike says, JUST DO IT! Please see some of my favorite posts from the last week below. 1. The Great Google+ Circle Debate - By +David Oldenburg ► http://goo.gl/2fYuuR2. My Joke of the day, Who else is in the same position? - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/pEhlRM3. To most of us, Google +  seems like just another social media platform.  But that misconception�c - By +Ronnie Bincer ► http://goo.gl/AWdvRw4. 11 Quick Tips to Boost Social Media Results - By +Anabell Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/hoJO4h5. Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the - By +Randy Hilarski ► http://goo.gl/IMeMl3=======================================================6. Just Joined Ronnie's Hangout Mastery Group - By +Craig Chamberlin ► http://goo.gl/cB1EeE7. Excited to see how +Jenn Herman is embracing Google+ and seeing how much fun and effective it can - By 2014-01-17 19:23:23493452245
Artur M.34,522A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-10 16:26:54459572479
Bernard Piette5,500Announcing the 2014 #MoversandShakers  circle v.1.This one took me some time to put together as I really wanted to find those people that were having the biggest impact either in their corners of the world or to the larger Google+ community. I'm really happy with the result if I can say so myself. :-) No discussion on Google+ is complete without mentioning our Google mentors and coaches such as +martin shervington +Lee Smallwood +Mia Voss +Scott Buehler +Billy Funk +Shawn Manaher +Ronnie Bincer +David Oldenburg +Tom Coleman  .. Google, you need to write these guys and gals a cheque!! Want to be added to the #MoversandShakers circle v.2 ??1) Be active on the Google+ community2) Share, share and reshare great content.3) Comment on people's posts.That's it, that's all. also please suggest names of people you think would like to be added to this community of sharers.Please help me in sharing this wonderful circle of contributors.Thanks#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlethursday   2014-01-04 20:32:1449912969103
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
John Nuntiatio22,159#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-22 13:42:282177210
John Nuntiatio21,756#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-18 17:23:032208310
John Nuntiatio21,140#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-11 12:50:0222210617
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-07 21:22:28468000
Timo Kiviluoma6,012ACTIVE BLOGGERS. This circle is full of original content creators, bloggers, writers, artists. Somebody need to create the content you can share!+Circles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #bloggers  2013-12-05 14:28:0445110
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023
Daily Photography Themes16,014Curators CircleThe latest version of our curators circle.for +Pam Boling  ;)2013-09-04 20:09:324309112
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Gailen Mapes41,678Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these c2013-08-27 10:07:06368826
Gailen Mapes39,632Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circ2013-08-13 10:26:40349806
Gailen Mapes37,104Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and 2013-07-27 10:57:51345208
Gailen Mapes34,829Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circl2013-07-13 10:50:29340210
Tim Moore41,568Animal and Pet Lovers on +Google+ Circle all of these great folks if you love pets and animals. You won't regret it. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #pets   #animals   #petlove   #animallovers   #doglovers   #cat   #caturday   #catlovers   #petlovers   #animalrights  2013-07-11 16:40:1743510314
Gailen Mapes32,573Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-06-28 10:58:53351809
Gailen Mapes31,452Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q  - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-06-13 10:33:59343408
Gailen Mapes30,592Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera L-Q - 13 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-27 10:33:56344406

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2014-09-21 20:27:15 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

"High Park Trees"

A digital sketch of the glorious golden trees of High Park with Topaz Impressions - DaVinci.

Most reshares: 8

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +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: 92

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2014-12-09 16:52:53 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +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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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, 13 +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, 23 +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, 12 +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 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +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, 8 +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, 19 +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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2014-11-15 18:10:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Duality.

Sam Abell's 1985 photograph for National Geographic: Ripening Pears on Moscow Windowsill.

Igor Shpilenok's image of a fox through the window.

Duality.

Sam Abell's 1985 photograph for National Geographic: Ripening Pears on Moscow Windowsill.

Igor Shpilenok's image of a fox through the window.___

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2014-11-14 02:43:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Mesmerizing music.

The Hang, often referred to as a Hang Drum, is a modern instrument made in Switzerland since the year 2000. All of the instruments are hand crafted by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Berne and came about as a result of many years of working with metal in the production of traditional steel pans. After around 12 years their work has now led to the production of a new instrument that is known as the Gubal.

Hang Massive - Once Again - 2011 ( hang drum duo ) ( HD )

Mesmerizing music.

The Hang, often referred to as a Hang Drum, is a modern instrument made in Switzerland since the year 2000. All of the instruments are hand crafted by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Berne and came about as a result of many years of working with metal in the production of traditional steel pans. After around 12 years their work has now led to the production of a new instrument that is known as the Gubal.

Hang Massive - Once Again - 2011 ( hang drum duo ) ( HD )___

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2014-11-14 02:12:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Crimes of the Heart

Hershey's Rally, Toronto, 2010. 

“An animal control officer looked at her and said she was a pit bull. Then she was taken away from us.”

http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/hersheys-rally/

Crimes of the Heart

Hershey's Rally, Toronto, 2010. 

“An animal control officer looked at her and said she was a pit bull. Then she was taken away from us.”

http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/hersheys-rally/___

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2014-11-13 23:10:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The photographs of Arthur Tress

“These inventions often reflect the child’s inner life, his hopes and fears, as well as his symbolic transmutation of the external environment, his home or school, into manageable forms.” I think it's fair to say that these transmutations reflect Mr. (Arthur) Tress's inner life, as well.

His photo book, "The Dream Collector," was published in 1973.

I saw Arthur Tress' work at the Corcoran Gallery in DC which had mounted a comprehensive exhibit his photographs including adult dreams and nightmares. His images from 1956 - 2000 are illustrated in the book "Fantastic Voyage" including images from his series "Dream Collector", "Shadow" and "Theater of the Mind".
"My first serious photographs were taken in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. Escaping after school hours, I wouldwande... more »

The photographs of Arthur Tress

“These inventions often reflect the child’s inner life, his hopes and fears, as well as his symbolic transmutation of the external environment, his home or school, into manageable forms.” I think it's fair to say that these transmutations reflect Mr. (Arthur) Tress's inner life, as well.

His photo book, "The Dream Collector," was published in 1973.

I saw Arthur Tress' work at the Corcoran Gallery in DC which had mounted a comprehensive exhibit his photographs including adult dreams and nightmares. His images from 1956 - 2000 are illustrated in the book "Fantastic Voyage" including images from his series "Dream Collector", "Shadow" and "Theater of the Mind".
"My first serious photographs were taken in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. Escaping after school hours, I would wander with an inexpensive Rolleicord amongst the desolate and deteriorating amusement parks of a phantasmagoric Coney Island...This...marked my earliest detection of the dissonant rupture between supposed photographic truth and the poetic potency hidden within frail factuality."

http://guff.com/artist-recreates-childrens-nightmares-into-photos/19___

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2014-11-12 02:29:44 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

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

For Artistic Google's tour of Exotic Asia. Rendered in Topaz Impressions Chiaroscuro.

Musical accompaniment (for +Chryssa Kotsanidou) : Ute Lemper "Surabaya Johnny" UTE LEMPER ~ Surabaya Johnny

I feel like I'm MIA here and on Ello as I focus on traditional art media with little to show at this point except for some technical exercises. I am pretty excited, though, that the effort is starting to pay off to reconnect with art that I've wanted to make but didn't have the time and energy to do during my corporate life. And it's liberating to be doing this later in life when I can afford to express myself rather than trying to impress some client or audience. Stay tuned for some painterly stuff eventually, although I am seriously lookingforwa... more »

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

For Artistic Google's tour of Exotic Asia. Rendered in Topaz Impressions Chiaroscuro.

Musical accompaniment (for +Chryssa Kotsanidou) : Ute Lemper "Surabaya Johnny" UTE LEMPER ~ Surabaya Johnny

I feel like I'm MIA here and on Ello as I focus on traditional art media with little to show at this point except for some technical exercises. I am pretty excited, though, that the effort is starting to pay off to reconnect with art that I've wanted to make but didn't have the time and energy to do during my corporate life. And it's liberating to be doing this later in life when I can afford to express myself rather than trying to impress some client or audience. Stay tuned for some painterly stuff eventually, although I am seriously looking forward to a break in the coursework over Christmas to play with digital photography which can render results in 5 minutes that would take days to do with acrylics, water media, pastels or drawings. And it's a super way to explore concepts, composition, colour and meaning.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/PZC9W___

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2014-11-08 15:55:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

h/t +Kerry White for this TED analysis of Van Gogh's "Starry Night", psychosis and the mathematics of turbulence 

+Allison Sekuler +Robin Cohen 

WOW!

http://www.sciencedump.com/content/unexpected-math-behind-van-goghs-starry-night___h/t +Kerry White for this TED analysis of Van Gogh's "Starry Night", psychosis and the mathematics of turbulence 

+Allison Sekuler +Robin Cohen 

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2014-11-04 02:38:52 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Reflections in the pond at Belfountain Park. The last days of autumn.

Reflections in the pond at Belfountain Park. The last days of autumn.___

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2014-11-02 23:19:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Sharing +Artistic Google's album from  its recent tour of Lithuania. That's where our artists find cool images on Google Street View and tart them up digitally.

We're off to the exotic east for a tour of Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia for the next two weeks!

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google tour of beautiful Lithuania!

Golden Google Awards for this tour:

"Scene in Vilnius" by +Elaine Hutchings who was first off the Magic Bus to win the coveted Album Cover Award 
"Thinking It Over" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" by +Jan McCartney 
"Le bon coin" by +Francis Rouberty 
"Drąsučiai" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Fish 'n Wheels" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Trakai Castle" by +Rob Robinson 
"Kaunas County, Litwa" by +Iva Pas 
"Money" by +Hazel Caplen 
"Birds Trap" by +Jamal Masood 
"Mysterious Basketball playing cows of Lithuania" by +Patrick Sheeran 

It's time to board the bus now, and head to our next venue...

Exotic Asia (November 3 - 16, 2014)

Our next theme will certainly be a treat, including a wide-ranging selection of exotic locales - Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

There are the dizzying heights of the mountains of Bhutan dotted by mountain villages and buildings with a very distinctive national architecture.

The tropical country of Cambodia offers a stark contrast to Bhutan. The lowlands of the interior are drained by the Mekong River and temples, both ancient and new, are found throughout the country. The famous Angkor Wat has been thoroughly covered by the Street View cams.

Looking for urban sights? Visit Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia with its high-rise buildings set within a tropical rainforest environment.

Then there is Indonesia. Although a nation composed of many islands, Street View coverage is limited to Java and Bali for now. But there are lots of exotic sights to be seen in the area.

Come join in our visit to these countries of southeast Asia. If you haven't participated in Artistic Google before and would like to give it a try, please check out our "About" page to find out how. (Rob and Jan)___Sharing +Artistic Google's album from  its recent tour of Lithuania. That's where our artists find cool images on Google Street View and tart them up digitally.

We're off to the exotic east for a tour of Bhutan, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia for the next two weeks!

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2014-10-25 22:00:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"Grey Tree Study" by David Blackburn

From this weekend's Art Toronto exhibition where many local and international galleries are represented. This is David Blackburn at Messum's Gallery, London, UK.

In an exhibit filled mostly with oil paintings, Blackburn works in pastels. Influenced by Gerhard Frankl who was interested in the psychology of colour, Blackburn is subdued in this example but produced some hot images from the Australian outback.

Another one of my picks from the Art Toronto show.

http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/david-blackburn-the-sublime-landscape

You can explore the Art Toronto show at Artsy: https://artsy.net/art-toronto

"Grey Tree Study" by David Blackburn

From this weekend's Art Toronto exhibition where many local and international galleries are represented. This is David Blackburn at Messum's Gallery, London, UK.

In an exhibit filled mostly with oil paintings, Blackburn works in pastels. Influenced by Gerhard Frankl who was interested in the psychology of colour, Blackburn is subdued in this example but produced some hot images from the Australian outback.

Another one of my picks from the Art Toronto show.

http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/david-blackburn-the-sublime-landscape

You can explore the Art Toronto show at Artsy: https://artsy.net/art-toronto___

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2014-10-25 21:54:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Karen in a Red Dress" by Rose Hilton

One of the artists featured at Messum's Gallery (London) exhibit at Art Toronto this weekend is Rose Hilton, a UK painter whose work is reminiscent of Bonnard and Matisse.

Interesting background on this lady who fought her parents who didn't want her to go to art school and her husband who didn't want her to paint. Now she's doing it. And very well.

Life in Full Colour: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9614902/Life-in-full-colour-the-artist-Rose-Hilton.html

You can explore the Art Toronto show at https://artsy.net/art-toronto

"Karen in a Red Dress" by Rose Hilton

One of the artists featured at Messum's Gallery (London) exhibit at Art Toronto this weekend is Rose Hilton, a UK painter whose work is reminiscent of Bonnard and Matisse.

Interesting background on this lady who fought her parents who didn't want her to go to art school and her husband who didn't want her to paint. Now she's doing it. And very well.

Life in Full Colour: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9614902/Life-in-full-colour-the-artist-Rose-Hilton.html

You can explore the Art Toronto show at https://artsy.net/art-toronto___

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2014-10-21 04:58:50 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Another picture of nothing, from the Curonian Lagoon in beautiful Kuršių Nerija National Park, Lithuania. Not that it needed enhancement but I ran it through Topaz Impressions "Coloured Pencil" because I like that plugin.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/YS8T1

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Another picture of nothing, from the Curonian Lagoon in beautiful Kuršių Nerija National Park, Lithuania. Not that it needed enhancement but I ran it through Topaz Impressions "Coloured Pencil" because I like that plugin.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/YS8T1___

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2014-10-20 19:45:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists. Member of  Die Brücke. His portraits and masked figures are unforgettable. Who knew he also painted the eternal sea? h/t Paul W Ruiz (on Facebook) and at http://www.paulwruiz.com

Check out Nolde's wild and crazy portraits too. Just Google him.

Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists. Member of  Die Brücke. His portraits and masked figures are unforgettable. Who knew he also painted the eternal sea? h/t Paul W Ruiz (on Facebook) and at http://www.paulwruiz.com

Check out Nolde's wild and crazy portraits too. Just Google him.___

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2014-10-19 22:04:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

+Artistic Google has just finished a tour of Quebec, Canada, and is now off to Lithuania for two weeks.

That's where we find neat captures on Google Street View and tart them up artistically. Travel on the cheap!

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google tour of La Belle Province of Quebec!

Golden Googles are awarded for:
"Quebec" by +Iva Pas who won the coveted Album Cover Award
"Île d’Orléans" by +Heinrich Damm 
"Hallowe'en in Saint-Sauveur" by +Hazel Caplen 
"Snowfall On Barren Trees" by +Jamal Masood 
"Welcome to Montréal" by +Rita Pinto 
"Wheels" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Old Montreal" by +Jan McCartney 
"Rue Notre Dame" by +Francis Rouberty 
"François n'a pas l'air" by +Ben Langhinrichs 
"Lone Bicycle" by +Rob Robinson 
"Bonne banlieue du matin!" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Beaver on the Boardwalk" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Asβestos" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 

Are you ready for our next adventure?

Lithuania (October 20 - November 2, 2014)

We are about to land on the shores of Lithuania -  described by Lonely Planet as “rebellious, quirky and vibrant” and “one of Europe’s best-kept secrets”.

Arty Googlers will have lot to explore in this Baltic country – beautiful coastline, the elongated sand dune peninsula of the Curonian Spit, lush forests, lakes and historical cities especially its capital Vilnius. Known for its spectacular Old Town and its distinctive architecture, Vilnius is full of museums, monuments, statues and parks.

Find out more about Lithuania at http://wikitravel.org/en/Lithuania

Lithuania is bordered by Latvia, Belarus, and Russian exclave Kaliningrad Oblast. Arty Googlers should therefore take all due precautions so as not to cross the International borders!

If you've never participated in Artistic Google and would like to check out our "About" page to find out how. (Jamal and Jan)___+Artistic Google has just finished a tour of Quebec, Canada, and is now off to Lithuania for two weeks.

That's where we find neat captures on Google Street View and tart them up artistically. Travel on the cheap!

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2014-10-18 15:54:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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

North of Quebec City, in the Saguenay National Park. Mountain enhancement with Topaz Impressions Impasto.

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

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

North of Quebec City, in the Saguenay National Park. Mountain enhancement with Topaz Impressions Impasto.

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

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2014-10-17 23:04:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Took in part of the Art + Therapy exhibit at the AGO today.

Waterhouse's "Lady of Shalott" has always appealed to me. Tennyson agreed with Waterhouse that the artist needs a certain amount of disengagement with day-to-day life to thrive.

The Art + Therapy exhibit had this take on the Lady:

"Today she might be cooped up in the finance department. Outside her window, life is going on. Other people are setting out on adventures, falling in love, making this happen, making a difference...We are supposed to be successful. And sometimes the sheer pain of admitting distress can lead us into denial: “I’m fine, honestly.”

"Problem: Saying I’m OK when I’m not really."

Kind of a visual "Games People Play"...

http://www.ago.net/art-as-therapy-love

Took in part of the Art + Therapy exhibit at the AGO today.

Waterhouse's "Lady of Shalott" has always appealed to me. Tennyson agreed with Waterhouse that the artist needs a certain amount of disengagement with day-to-day life to thrive.

The Art + Therapy exhibit had this take on the Lady:

"Today she might be cooped up in the finance department. Outside her window, life is going on. Other people are setting out on adventures, falling in love, making this happen, making a difference...We are supposed to be successful. And sometimes the sheer pain of admitting distress can lead us into denial: “I’m fine, honestly.”

"Problem: Saying I’m OK when I’m not really."

Kind of a visual "Games People Play"...

http://www.ago.net/art-as-therapy-love___

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2014-10-13 20:34:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

"That's no way to say goodbye"

Winter in Montreal. A B&W photo taken on my beloved old Nikon FE, digitized and tarted in Topaz Impressions' DaVinci filter. 

You can't step in the same river twice, but the memories are sweet.

Musical accompaniment: Leonard Cohen | Hey, that's no way to say goodbye | Anthem Ring the bells |

"That's no way to say goodbye"

Winter in Montreal. A B&W photo taken on my beloved old Nikon FE, digitized and tarted in Topaz Impressions' DaVinci filter. 

You can't step in the same river twice, but the memories are sweet.

Musical accompaniment: Leonard Cohen | Hey, that's no way to say goodbye | Anthem Ring the bells |___

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2014-10-13 17:32:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

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

Playing with Topaz Impressions' Impasto filter. It would take hours to paint this but it would be fun.

The original GSV was a winter scene. The same location, in a warmer season, is here: http://goo.gl/maps/qVMjs

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

Playing with Topaz Impressions' Impasto filter. It would take hours to paint this but it would be fun.

The original GSV was a winter scene. The same location, in a warmer season, is here: http://goo.gl/maps/qVMjs___

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2014-10-09 07:28:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This one is not mine, but another 3 am thought for my painting project.

It's by James McNeill Whistler c. 1875 - Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket as part of the Art-for-Art's-Sake movement. It is a fireworks display in a London park on a foggy night.

It was executed in a limited palette of blue, green and yellow. Apparently Whistler spent years perfecting Hiroshige's spatter technique. Years. (I get this). Whistler insisted that his Nocturnes were not pictures, but rather, scenes or moments, using colouristic effects as a means of creating a particular sensation.

Affronted by The Falling Rocket, the critic John Ruskin accused Whistler of “flinging a pot of paint in the public's face”, a term that has been used to describe the works of the Group of Seven.

This piece is brilliant.
h... more »

This one is not mine, but another 3 am thought for my painting project.

It's by James McNeill Whistler c. 1875 - Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket as part of the Art-for-Art's-Sake movement. It is a fireworks display in a London park on a foggy night.

It was executed in a limited palette of blue, green and yellow. Apparently Whistler spent years perfecting Hiroshige's spatter technique. Years. (I get this). Whistler insisted that his Nocturnes were not pictures, but rather, scenes or moments, using colouristic effects as a means of creating a particular sensation.

Affronted by The Falling Rocket, the critic John Ruskin accused Whistler of “flinging a pot of paint in the public's face”, a term that has been used to describe the works of the Group of Seven.

This piece is brilliant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturne_in_Black_and_Gold_–_The_Falling_Rocket___

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2014-10-09 07:27:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Our first acrylic painting challenge is to take the colours down a notch to a limited palette of two-three plus black and white, I was thinking something along the lines of this for the Burano houses - a capture with my old manual Nikon FE tarted in the Nik suite.

Our first acrylic painting challenge is to take the colours down a notch to a limited palette of two-three plus black and white, I was thinking something along the lines of this for the Burano houses - a capture with my old manual Nikon FE tarted in the Nik suite.___

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2014-10-08 01:19:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This is my capture of the Zeedijk in Belgium. It is tarted up in Alien Skin Snap Art. I like the spatial composition. This is the image I used for our first acrylics exercise today with gloss medium.

I like this image but I really don't like yellows and browns for a series of 10 images. Blue-violets and golds sing to me. We were playing with a formal colour palette today (black, white and maximum of two other colours) so I figured this would be easy. Brown is a hard colour to work with in paint.

I will come back to this when I know a little more, but I need to exercise the Burano jellybean houses (next image down in my Profile)  for the acrylics exercise. Blue will calm me down.

This is my capture of the Zeedijk in Belgium. It is tarted up in Alien Skin Snap Art. I like the spatial composition. This is the image I used for our first acrylics exercise today with gloss medium.

I like this image but I really don't like yellows and browns for a series of 10 images. Blue-violets and golds sing to me. We were playing with a formal colour palette today (black, white and maximum of two other colours) so I figured this would be easy. Brown is a hard colour to work with in paint.

I will come back to this when I know a little more, but I need to exercise the Burano jellybean houses (next image down in my Profile)  for the acrylics exercise. Blue will calm me down.___

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2014-10-07 00:41:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Burano

It's a rainy Monday and before the first coffee, I was determined to cut canvas and gesso it for an acrylic series - really more of a group of studies testing various media and treatments in class.

The hard part is choosing a single image that has the legs to last through 8 repetitions and variations, and be simple enough to complete in 3 hours. And there are so many to choose from!

Maybe this one? Burano jellybean houses with a jellybean boat, tarted in Alien Skin Snap Art.

Make.More.Art.

Burano

It's a rainy Monday and before the first coffee, I was determined to cut canvas and gesso it for an acrylic series - really more of a group of studies testing various media and treatments in class.

The hard part is choosing a single image that has the legs to last through 8 repetitions and variations, and be simple enough to complete in 3 hours. And there are so many to choose from!

Maybe this one? Burano jellybean houses with a jellybean boat, tarted in Alien Skin Snap Art.

Make.More.Art.___

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2014-10-06 02:37:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

+Artistic Google's creative folks have just finished a tour of the UK and Ireland, hot on the heels of all the Scottish news recently. 

Now we're off to La Belle Province - two weeks in Quebec, Canada!

And that's a wrap for our Artistic Google tour of the UK and Ireland. We were treated to landscapes, quaint villages, historic locales, moody weather and highland cows.

Here are the Golden Google Awards for this tour:

Album cover award for "Stonehenge" by +Davsky Pudalski 
"Sunset in Rural Northern Ireland" by +Jamal Masood 
"Take Me to Church" by +Himitsu Animo 
"Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Scotland" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Seashore and Sunshine" by +Rob Robinson 
"Three Ravens" by +Jan McCartney 
"Lingering in Ireland" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Castle St, Northern Ireland" by +Iva Pas 
"St Mary Axe" by +Francis Rouberty 
"turbulent skies" by +Heinrich Damm 
"August 2011 in Scotland" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Causkey's Bar" by +Hazel Caplen 

Are you ready for our next tour?

Quebec (October 6 - 19, 2014)

The Artistic Google Magic Bus becomes a hovercraft as we head over the Atlantic to La Belle Province for good times, city and country charm  and joie-de-vivre.

Back in 2012 , we paid a short visit to Montreal and you can check out that album here http://goo.gl/Ybprrn to get some ideas.

Now you have a chance to visit the entire wonderful province. Head back to Montreal for the night life, the stunning views from the Mountain and the cobbled streets of the Old City. Another place to soak up European flair is the capital, Quebec City, one of the oldest cities in North America. Fortified ramparts surround the city centre. History and the French experience suffuse this beautiful city.

Follow the Street View photographers beyond the cities, and enjoy scouting out scenes in the beautiful villages of the Eastern Townships, the dramatic St. Lawrence shore and Gaspésie peninsula, the holiday paradise of the Laurentians, and the Gatineau countryside across from Canada's capital city.

If you haven't participated in Artistic Google and would like to, check out our "About" page to find out how.

Enjoy a taste of France in Canada and enjoy it with Artistic Google, where you never pay extra for checked baggage. (Jan)___+Artistic Google's creative folks have just finished a tour of the UK and Ireland, hot on the heels of all the Scottish news recently. 

Now we're off to La Belle Province - two weeks in Quebec, Canada!

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2014-10-02 03:13:22 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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

A reprise of a GSV capture from the isle of Hoy in the Orkneys with ravens added and, in this case, run through the DaVinci filter of Topaz Impressions.

There were three rauens sat on a tree,
downe a downe, hay downe, hay downe,
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
with a downe,
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
They were as blacke as they might be.
With a downe, derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.
The one of them said to his mate,
Where shall we our breakfast take?
Downe in yonder greene field,
There lies a Knight slain under his shield,
His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
So well they can their Master keepe,
His Hawkes they flie so eagerly,
There's no fowle dare him come nie
Downethe... more »

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

A reprise of a GSV capture from the isle of Hoy in the Orkneys with ravens added and, in this case, run through the DaVinci filter of Topaz Impressions.

There were three rauens sat on a tree,
downe a downe, hay downe, hay downe,
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
with a downe,
There were three rauens sat on a tree,
They were as blacke as they might be.
With a downe, derrie, derrie, derrie, downe, downe.
The one of them said to his mate,
Where shall we our breakfast take?
Downe in yonder greene field,
There lies a Knight slain under his shield,
His hounds they lie downe at his feete,
So well they can their Master keepe,
His Hawkes they flie so eagerly,
There's no fowle dare him come nie
Downe there comes a fallow Doe,
As great with yong as she might goe,
She lift up his bloudy head,
And kist his wounds that were so red,
She got him up upon her backe,
And carried him to earthen lake,
She buried him before the prime,
She was dead her self ere euen-song time.
God send euery gentleman,
Such haukes, such hounds, and such a Leman.

As sung by Peter, Paul and Mary: Peter Paul and Mary, Three Ravens

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

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2014-09-30 02:19:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Waterfall

Digitally enhanced from an iPhone capture in iColorama 

Taken at Hillebrand winery's restaurant this sunny Monday in the wonderful Niagara wine region. Hard to believe it is still tee-shirt weather here on Canada's south coast.

Waterfall

Digitally enhanced from an iPhone capture in iColorama 

Taken at Hillebrand winery's restaurant this sunny Monday in the wonderful Niagara wine region. Hard to believe it is still tee-shirt weather here on Canada's south coast.___

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2014-09-28 22:01:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Tangle

Homage to J.E.H. MacDonald's "Tangled Garden" about which the Toronto Star wrote ""An incoherent mass of colour".

First shot on my new iPhone 6 just up the street and tarted in iColorama

Inspired by +Paul Brown +Robin Cohen and +Janice Hackney 

http://www.wikiart.org/en/j-e-h-macdonald/the-tangled-garden-1916

Tangle

Homage to J.E.H. MacDonald's "Tangled Garden" about which the Toronto Star wrote ""An incoherent mass of colour".

First shot on my new iPhone 6 just up the street and tarted in iColorama

Inspired by +Paul Brown +Robin Cohen and +Janice Hackney 

http://www.wikiart.org/en/j-e-h-macdonald/the-tangled-garden-1916___

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2014-09-22 14:46:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sharing +Artistic Google's "Street Art" theme which wrapped up yesterday. For the next two weeks, we're visiting the UK and Ireland!

That's where we find Google Street View images and tart them up creatively.

And that's a wrap for the Artistic Google Street Art theme. Lots of graffiti, patterns and street people.

Here are the Golden Google Awards!

Album Cover Award and the very special Hector Guimard Subway Award for "You are here" by +Rita Pinto 
"The City" by +Patrick Sheeran 
"Mur Végétal" by +Jamal Masood 
"Groovy Dude" by +Elaine Hutchings 
"Portland Mondrian" by +Rob Robinson 
"Country Roads Art" by +Heinrich Damm 
"Street Market in Phnom Penh" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou 
"Botticelli on the road" by +annamaria pannacci 
"Yorkville" by +Jan McCartney 
"Don't cry baby" by +Francis Rouberty 
"Les énergies d'antan" by +Hazel Caplen 
"Art in the Alley" by +Himitsu Animo 

Are you ready to travel?

The United Kingdom and Ireland (September 22 - October 5, 2014)

Scotland and the UK made the news this past week, and we at Artistic Google are eager to revisit these delightful countries. We will be touring the entire length and breadth of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. They offer a beautiful and colourful kaleidoscope to tourists with stunning landscapes, emotion-stirring historical locations and architectural marvels - both old and new.

For most of the Arty Googlers it will be a second visit to England (http://goo.gl/w8z9BI), Scotland (http://goo.gl/odleWp), Ireland (http://goo.gl/guLrJw) and Wales (http://goo.gl/ZAtu3G). Enjoy these albums from our previous jaunts.

So jump on the Magic Bus and let's go travelling! (Jamal and Jan)___Sharing +Artistic Google's "Street Art" theme which wrapped up yesterday. For the next two weeks, we're visiting the UK and Ireland!

That's where we find Google Street View images and tart them up creatively.

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2014-09-21 20:48:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"Chandelier"

The magnificent chandelier at Balzac's Coffee House, Distillery District. Tarted up in Topaz Impressions - Chiaroscuro.

"Chandelier"

The magnificent chandelier at Balzac's Coffee House, Distillery District. Tarted up in Topaz Impressions - Chiaroscuro.___

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2014-09-21 20:27:15 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

"High Park Trees"

A digital sketch of the glorious golden trees of High Park with Topaz Impressions - DaVinci.

"High Park Trees"

A digital sketch of the glorious golden trees of High Park with Topaz Impressions - DaVinci.___

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2014-09-21 19:53:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

"DaVinci Sunflower"

An image taken a couple of weeks ago when the sunflowers up the street were still fresh. The tartography is the DaVinci filter (my favourite so far) from Topaz Labs' new Impressions plug-in for Photoshop. 

"DaVinci Sunflower"

An image taken a couple of weeks ago when the sunflowers up the street were still fresh. The tartography is the DaVinci filter (my favourite so far) from Topaz Labs' new Impressions plug-in for Photoshop. ___

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2014-09-21 19:41:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Balzac Coffee House"

New toy from Topaz labs (h/t +Patrick Sheeran ) is their Impressions plug-in, available through September as a free trial. If you like the Topaz user interface, you'll enjoy the combinations in this new addition to the suite. This is Impasto.

+Rob Robinson 

"Balzac Coffee House"

New toy from Topaz labs (h/t +Patrick Sheeran ) is their Impressions plug-in, available through September as a free trial. If you like the Topaz user interface, you'll enjoy the combinations in this new addition to the suite. This is Impasto.

+Rob Robinson ___

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musical accompaniment: Eurythmics - 17 Again

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

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2014-09-07 14:35:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-09-06 17:37:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

A Cape Cod lighthouse for +Patrick Sheeran 

But which one is it? 

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

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

A Cape Cod lighthouse for +Patrick Sheeran 

But which one is it? 

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

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

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2014-09-06 15:55:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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