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Donegal Photowalk 2014219Here is the official Event for the 2014 Donegal Photowalk. The kickoff will be Saturday morning, probably around 9am, however,  there will be people out much earlier to catch the sunrise, that's for sure. Some of us will even be there already on Thursday and Friday. (A good place to find the earlybirds is probably the local bar scene). Please note that you don't have to confirm a booking or anything. Whoever shows up will be welcome. If you can join us only for one day, Saturday or Sunday, that'll be fine, too, of course. We'll make sure to announce tour details and meeting points soon. We hope to see you all there. And if someone has good connections to the weather gods, please let them know that we'd prefer the "no rain" option. CheersAthena, John & AndyDonegal Photowalk 20142014-09-27 09:00:0029 
Landscape Photography Show9,449Special guests +Mark Jansen   and +Holly Higbee-Jansen , professional landscape photographers and workshop guides from Ventura, CA. present Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape on Tuesday June 17th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos with the theme "seeking the light." Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Episode #35 Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape2014-06-18 04:00:0095 
Jay Patel1,657,803We select a group of images that best represent learning opportunity and give an in-depth critique about how to improve each of the image. To find out more about the assignment visit Visual Wilderness at: http://visualwilderness.com/assignmentsEnjoy & Share.____________ #landscapephotography   #visualwildernessVisual Wilderness E6: Shallow DOF Assignment Critique2014-04-02 03:00:0052 
Landscape Photography Show9,449Landscape Photography Show Episode #29 with Dan HughesFocus Stacking: Why, When and how should we use it. Come join Professional Photographer and post-processing guru +Dan Hughes and the +Landscape Photography Show Team on Tuesday March 25th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Dan is a photographer and Post Processing Guru, and a trains people in using a variety of post processing software. He loves to share his knowledge and help others with photography and processing! Come learn from the very best!Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite landscape photographs where depth of field is an important element. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #29 with Dan Hughes2014-03-26 03:00:0012 
Ron Clifford2,805,942On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this."After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls".My Website is  www.weatherandsky.comYour loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes  #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0097 
The Photoshop Show1,696The Live comment stream will be here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1b6omj9kv5lqge01i7etdeeq2kOn the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn  will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this."After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls".My Website is  www.weatherandsky.comYour loyal hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford will be joined by producer +Dave Bell and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes and +Dan Hughes #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0061 
UK Photography Community327,000'INTRODUCE YOURSELF' Event :) You are allowed to post Only ONE photo - it can be a collage (it doesn't have to be a selfie) - add some text about you (TELL US WHAT REGIONAL NUMBER YOU ARE IN THE UK) in the comment box under the photo once it's in the event stream - PLUS links to you on the web. TELL US HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN USING GOOGLE PLUS - we might be able to help you if you are new- join our community https://plus.google.com/b/101116887585805976409/communities/102309570842915194907OPEN TODAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAYREGIONS (we circle you back based on the region you are from)North East England1. Northumberland2. Tyne and Wear3. County DurhamNorth West England4. Cumbria5. Lancashire10. Greater Manchester11. Merseyside12. CheshireYorkshire and the Humber6. North Yorkshire7. East Riding of Yorkshire      8. South Yorkshire9. West YorkshireWest Midlands18. Staffordshire19. Shropshire20. Herefordshire21. Worcestershire22. West Midlands23. WarwickshireEast Midlands13. Derbyshire14. Nottinghamshire15. Lincolnshire 16. Rutland17. Leicestershire24. NorthamptonshireEast of England 25. Cambridgeshire26. Norfolk27. Suffolk28. Essex29. Hertfordshire30. BedfordshireSouth West England33. Gloucestershire34. Bristol35. Somerset36. Wiltshire45. Dorset46. Devon47. CornwallSouth East England31. Buckinghamshire      32. Oxfordshire37. Berkshire39. Kent40. East Sussex41. West Sussex42. Surrey43. Hampshire44. Isle of WightLondon38. Greater LondonScotland48. Aberdeen & Grampian 49. Angus & Dundee50. Argyll51. Ayrshire52. Dumfries & Galloway53. Edinburgh & the Lothians54. Fife55. Glasgow & Clyde Valley56. The Scottish Highlands57. Orkney 58. The Outer & Inner Hebrides59. Perthshire60. The Scottish Borders61. The Shetland Islands62. Stirling & The TrossachsWalesNorth Wales63. Llandudno and Colwyn Bay64. North Wales Borderlands65. Rhyl and Prestatyn66. Snowdonia Mountains and Coast67. The Isle of Anglesey: Mid Wales 68. Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay69. Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons West Wales70. Carmarthenshire71. Pembrokeshire72. Swansea South Wales73. Cardiff74. South Wales Valleys75. Wye Valley and Vale of Usk76. Glamorgan Heritage CoastIrelandsee event stream for numbersCrown Dependencies109. Guernsey110.Isle ALL ABOUT YOU ! ONE PICTURE & UK PEOPLE ONLY!! please2013-11-30 09:30:00109 
The Photoshop Show1,696Looking for the very best way to organize your photos in Lightroom? Find out from THE industry expert in digital asset management +Peter Krogh  on this episode of +The Photoshop Show. Peter Krogh wrote the seminal guide to organizing photos, The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers. His latest book is a comprehensive guide to organizing your photos with Lightroom 5, which he'll talk about on this show. Join your co-hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford   for this unique opportunity to talk to the king of photo organization.Peter will be giving away during the show a copy of his new ebook The DAM Book Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5. This book has 207 pages and 7 hours of video instruction and normally sells for $34.95. Available at www.theDAMbook.comPeter Krogh is a photographer, respected author and sought-after speaker. You can see his work at www.theDAMbook.com, at www.dpBestflow.org -- a project funded by the US Library of Congress, and at www.SHuths.org -- a project funded by World Press Photo.  In 2012, Peter was awarded the Individual Innovation Award by the Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Project (NDIIPP).The event will be live on +The Photoshop Show page and on the Event page Tuesday November 26 at 6pm PT, and viewable later on +The Photoshop Show channel on YouTube http://bit.ly/1bPG20W Be sure to clickAre you going: Yes so that you’ll get a reminder notification at showtime.+The Photoshop Show with +Peter Krogh, The DAM Book author2013-11-27 03:00:0068 
Donegal Photowalk 2014219Here is the official Event for the 2013 UK Seaside Photowalk. The official kickoff will be Saturday morning, probably around 9am. Then again, there will be people out much earlier to catch the sunrise, that's for sure. Please indicate whether you will be joining us, so we have a rough idea of how many people we can expect. Please note that this is not a confirmed booking or anything. Whoever shows up will be welcome. If you can join us only for one day, Saturday or Sunday, that'll be fine, too, of course. We'll make sure to announce tour details and meeting points in a few weeks. We hope to see you all there. And if someone has good connections to the weather gods, please let them know that we'd prefer the "no rain" option. CheersAthena & AndyUK Seaside Photowalk2013-10-05 09:00:0070 
UK Photography Community327,000Yorkshire is the best European Destination, show us your photos of Yorkshire here!The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of enter event title here. Photographed in United Kingdom, the Whole of Ireland & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.DISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  THREE   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in Yorkshire- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than 3 images- post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESThis is a weekday event and runs to midnight Wednesday . When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))Show us your shots of YORKSHIRE - Yorkshire declared #1 Euro-Destination2013-09-03 01:00:0036 
UK Photography Community327,000The sole purpose of this event is to capture those who wish to be notified of all future UKPC eventsOn completion of the event a notification circle for events will be created, this circle will be used to notify you of any UKPC events being held.Your comments on the event and what they mean ...If you comment Yes / add me (you'll be added to event notification circle)If you comment No (You will not be added to event notification circle but will remain circled by the UKPC)If you comment  *Remove* (you will be removed from all UKPC circles)WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU :)Future Event Notification2013-08-04 13:30:00306 
UK Photography Community327,000The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in an event based on the theme Telephoto photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.Definition for telephoto.APS-C        Above 70mmFull Frame   Above 85mmDISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- goes without saying that the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  THREE   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than 3 images- post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESThis is a weekday event and runs to 19:00 on Sunday. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))OTHER INFO- Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesHOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITYPlease visit +UK Photography Community ABOUT page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O)) We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community mod team!Telephoto2013-04-17 18:00:0067 
UK Photography Community327,000The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of 'BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES' photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.DISCLAIMER:By entering your image into this event you give UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out About page for more details.WHAT TO POST:- goes without saying that the image must fit the theme!- a maximum entry of !!!!  THREE   !!!!! images per person- image must have been taken in UK or Crown Dependencies- image must be your own and you must own the copyright- software manipulation is permitted, e.g. creating a reflection- images taken prior to the event are permitted for this event- please do not post all images in one go: spread them out- please add a comment to the image, re location and relevance to UK- you can include links in your comments to profile / website / elsewhere- anyone in the world can post an image- you must have circled the +UK Photography Community - if you're stuck or have other questions, just post a question on the event!YOU WILL BE REMOVED / SHAMED / BLOCKED IF YOU:- post more than 3 images- post anything off topic or non-UK / Crown Dependencies- fail to add the location                WHEN TO POST & START/END TIMESThis event will run from Sunday 24th March 2013 to midnight Wednesday 27th March 2013. When the event starts a red button titled 'Add Photo' will appear at the top. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text at the time you post, so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image. Your image should be close to the top of the stream depending how busy it is and how many people are posting images :O))OTHER INFO- Please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap - For a definition of Crown Dependencies, please see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_dependenciesHOW TO JOIN THE UKPC COMMUNITYPlease visit +UK Photography Community ABOUT page for details. If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts, please add us to your circles :O)) We are looking forward to seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  mod team!+Raya Ozruso-Cottrell +Louise Burrows  +Mathew Hanley +Gerard Charnley +Andy Burke +Stuart Dyckhoff +Shaun Stewart +John LeFebvre +Lee Black +Heidi Anne Morris BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BEACHES2013-03-24 12:00:0057 
Takahiro Yamamoto2,872,030We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0088 
UK Photography Community327,000The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUB photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusionsNO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGESBUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME                     ↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                      EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT             ↓ this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community +Heidi Anne Morris YOUR IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUB ~ PLEASE SHARE2012-12-22 12:30:00132 
UK Photography Community327,000The +UK Photography Community  cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of BLUE SKY images photographed in United Kingdom - at anytime, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions                       EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT             ↓ this is a SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST have A BLUE SKY & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKFIVE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.please noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYIf you are based in the UK and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community  please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                             More information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                               WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your image   !!!!!! BLUE SKIES + FABULOUS WEATHER SPOTTED IN THE UK !!!!!2012-11-13 09:00:00127 
Ron Clifford2,805,942Join +Jan Kabili and myself +Ron Clifford tonight as we bring you our returning guest, +Sean Duggan Sean will be sharing and demonstrating from his wealth of knowledge about compositing in Photoshop and sharing from his recent book,  "Photoshop Masking & Compositing"Sean is  a fine art photographer, educator, author & digital imaging consultant. He creatse photographs using both old and new technologies, including a wooden pinhole camera, plastic toy cameras, full-frame digtial SLRs and an iPhone. In addition to his photography, he also teaches workshops and provides personalized training and consulting on digital photography, digital darkroom, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He is the co-author of "Photoshop Masking & Compositing", "Real World Digital Photography", "The Creative Digital Darkroom", and "Photoshop Artistry". You can visit his main website here: www.seanduggan.comLive on +Ron Clifford's stream Interactive Chat is here : http://bit.ly/RpPajwThe Photoshop Show 182012-10-31 02:00:0048 
Heidi Anne Morris63,956                    EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT                    Who Are YOU?     Share a COLLAGE / say hello  :0)                                          WHO? .... all about you!                                              please scroll downPlease post ONE COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.If you would like help creating a COLLAGE please take a look at these linksPicasa 3 CollageShape Collage - Free Automatic Photo Collage Makerother options are available on the webif you're stuck just ask                                      ↓  WHAT to post.....ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE) naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamedOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish                               WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.Find out when this Event starts in your time zone here http://goo.gl/hVnamThe Event will be open for posting images from 6pm  GMT (ish) Friday 26th October - you will not be able to add images until then - Event closes Monday 29th October 2012. See link for your time zone http://goo.gl/1HzHMLooking forward to getting to know some new folks!All my best Heidi Who Are YOU? Share a collage / say hello :0)2012-10-29 19:00:00147 
AstroTogs96Post your full moon photos ( or as close as you have opportunity in your timezone ). If you are 'under the weather' then feel free to post one from the last 30-45 days.Share your *Full* Moon photos (Circle page for comments)2012-10-29 17:00:0046 
Stuart Dyckhoff28,032Scott Kelby's 5thWorldwide Photo Walk - Cardiff Edition2012-10-13 13:45:0015 
RC Concepcion1,064,103Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days. As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share!- +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002954 

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Becky Collins22,534Blogs 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 ?2015-01-27 05:34:09499000
Circles Circles Circles49,466Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 26th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/aYbJWIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/GNkGJhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/PJ0rY7MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Dycu0DPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/uVS4sDOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-01-27 04:24:2849911213
Sergej Heck728Top Engagers No.8,  you are the best!!! Lucrative Internet Business www.business-ibutler.comДоходный Интернет-бизнес www.business-ibutler.comLukratives Internet Business www.business-ibutler.com#circleshare   #circle   #geteiltekreise   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги 2015-01-24 22:46:40492000
Circles Circles Circles49,159MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/GNkGJhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/PJ0rY7MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Dycu0DPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-01-23 18:32:1130913718
John Hannah11,062Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-01-22 07:11:243904210
Circles Circles Circles48,904Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 19th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/FJMs8YPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/CTbcpFPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/doPbhWMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/LLWVyFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL                                                                                                 #circles                                                                     2015-01-20 04:07:01496224
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,525new friends....#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing 2015-01-19 10:02:53310001
Circles Circles Circles48,695MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/CTbcpFPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/doPbhWMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/LLWVyFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL  #menarefrommars                                                       2015-01-16 04:04:00309628
Henrique Pontes761I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare  for my #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have an influence.They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲2015-01-13 11:25:48147003
Circles Circles Circles48,630Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 12th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IhZvH8Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/TPK7qpMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/L2TG5hPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL                                                                                                    #circles                                                                     2015-01-13 03:44:35496000
Plus your Circles0A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream. #plusyourfollowers   #plusyourcircles   #photography  2015-01-11 14:11:39315000
Circles Circles Circles48,436MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IhZvH8Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/TPK7qpMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/L2TG5hPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL   #menarefrommars                                                       2015-01-10 04:33:5108050105
Ikoupi1,463First circle of the year +Ikoupi Hi folks, this is my first circle of the year. Happy new year to everyone.If you would like to be included in my next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.See ya all in 2015***************http://www.ikoupi.com/***************#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ikoupicircles  2015-01-09 16:19:06497002
Sergej Heck193Hey guys! This is my shared circle no. 4 with top engagers! Thank you!As a practical gift for you, a free price comparison addon: http://i-butler.software Try it!#shared   #sharedcircle   #shopping   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheweek  2015-01-08 23:22:10492000
Circles Circles Circles48,219Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 5th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/38YhQiPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/s9RkeEMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/W8VDbBPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2015-01-06 04:52:1649611519
Gailen Mapes74,852Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-04 12:15:33147011
Mark David4,062Creative Souls CircleSharing my circle of engaging creative souls posting and sharing great content on G+2015-01-01 13:38:33270000
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #2: Photography OneThis is the first part of my "big" hand-picked photographer circles. Everybody from the Essentials circle is also in here, plus everyone I noticed in other circles, who plussed or commented on my posts or who I learned to know through other people. If you're not in there, either I haven't noticed you yet or you don't fulfil my one requirement: you have to post your own work. There are only original photography content creators in here!2014-12-30 16:41:23500000
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #1: Photography EssentialsLike at the end of last year, I want to say thanks to all the amazing people here on Google+ by sharing a few of my circles, which is easier said than done because my own circle collection is pretty chaotic. This first one is my "small" Photography circle of people I mainly found in the beginning over two years ago, although the size of this circle has doubled in the last twelve months. These are people whose posts I don't want to miss even when I don't have time to look at all the other circles. Don't be disappointed if you're not in there - there are two much bigger photo circles coming up next!2014-12-30 16:36:31269000
RuMuZ NeYiMe0#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #christmas    #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle 2014-12-25 17:54:37120011
Brian Mcquillan16,218Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #Prague #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ShareAndBeShared #london   #uk  #Aberdeen #Belfast #Birmingham #Bristol #Cardiff #Dublin #EastMidlands #Edinburgh #Glasgow #LeedsBradford #Gatwick #Heathrow 2014-12-17 06:43:524887670113
Circles Circles Circles47,236Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 15th, 2014.MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR, Happy Holidays in whichever way you celebrate this time of the year. Wishing you much happiness and love to you and your dear ones. Taking time off until the NEW YEAR. See you in 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/38YhQiPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/s9RkeEMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/W8VDbBPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-16 03:59:15497638
GuruOmBha565This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2014-12-15 00:53:14308001
Circles Circles Circles46,925MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/Creators[Sorry for the publishing delay this week]Your re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/vGmMuZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/38YhQiPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/s9RkeEMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/W8VDbBPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #menarefrommars                                                       2014-12-12 04:08:513105213
Dubie Bacino116,401Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino (14th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is inspiring content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).-----------------------------------------To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------If you are on #TSU , connect with me: https://www.tsu.co/opajdara. If not, check it out, it's the new social network that pays you revenue for your online activity! -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to 2014-12-09 12:49:47485383159
Circles Circles Circles46,731Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 8th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/vGmMuZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/35g826Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/mIFlGQMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/dtyhT2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-09 03:28:0849514273198
Kerlakyan Kallkhanan449Daniel Stock originally shared: ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 84-B ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO sábado 2014/12/06 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-08 01:45:11501000
Circles Circles Circles46,654MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/Creators[Sorry for the publishing delay this week]Your re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/3BxXfjPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/35g826Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/mIFlGQMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/dtyhT2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/Xs6jraOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL   #menarefrommars                                                       2014-12-07 01:56:13310527
Viveri Youth Services, LLC254Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-12-05 00:16:07501000
Gailen Mapes72,775Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #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.2014-12-04 14:20:59147000
HDCOC | TeamDTB0This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who 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, 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.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle. 2014-12-04 06:41:24495000
John Nuntiatio52,867#newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-12-02 16:06:32244011
Circles Circles Circles46,244Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 1st, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/3BxXfjPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mRks2NPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Tl3NskMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/JKLW0QPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/Xs6jraOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL   #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-02 04:32:10498171024
Arif Baltacı2,082#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   #followme   #followback   #followbackteam   #follow4follow         Hello again my friends on G+.....I release my My Best Circle Number 16. I have add wonderful and important  engagment people.To be added into the next circle you should do some steps :1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( +Circle Network ) 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!2014-12-01 17:54:08432000
Robert Connor25,429This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle.If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!*#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlequeen 2014-12-01 08:21:164773210
Jean Neymar0This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Share the circle (Publicly)2 -Include me in your circles3 - Add +1 to the post.#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update  2014-11-29 19:29:48397001
John Sean5,255This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update  2014-11-28 12:49:39392101012
Circles Circles Circles46,101MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles   Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ciNSq2Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/21tYhhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/w8sYTrMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YrNYA2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43          #menarefrommars                                                       2014-11-28 01:55:463167411
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,711SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.6.1.; You can learn more about my scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be added to the circle, please add me to your circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS posting:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   2014-11-26 12:14:38457104
Circles Circles Circles45,953Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy Thanksgiving, and Welcome to this circle dated November 24th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles   Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ciNSq2Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mlXh9WPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/DgeQIAMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/hhJPlSPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43       #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-11-25 03:29:4149621627
Cacilda Machado0Atanas Georgiev Atanasov originally shared: CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA + amigos: CIRCLE V.3.1; Você pode aprender mais para a minha pesquisa científica em: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/ Para ser adicionado ao círculo, por favor + 1 / reshare / comment / me adicione em seus círculos. Eu ficaria feliz de se conectar a outras redes também: http://about.me/Atanas_At Abaixo eu apenas estou colando alguns keyords / tópicos para melhorar a visibilidade do círculo e para torná-lo mais fácil de descobrir: #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innovation #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-24 19:47:19501000
Tekno Video Blog523#sharedcircle     #publiccircleshare       #circleshare     #circleoftheday     #circleshares       #circlesharing     #circlesshare       #publicsharedcircle     #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle     #todayssharedcircle       #publiccircle       #circle       #circles       #awesome     #awesomeness     #awesomepeople     #shareyourcircle       #bestengagers     #followers     #followback       #awesomecircles       #topsharedcircle       #topsharedcircle       #myseoissocial       #besocial       #socializethesocial       #trust     #circles     #sharedcircle       #followers         #social       2014-11-22 02:22:02483000
Circles Circles Circles45,801MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles   Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/pOzhN7Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/L9GtOXPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/KukyZZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Wra3GlPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/pzaC4yTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/a1jWG6G+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43            #menarefrommars                                                       2014-11-21 02:20:0531310619
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Neil Bailey662This 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!#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #circlecount #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-11-18 07:49:07329416
Circles Circles Circles45,584Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated November 17th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles   Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mlXh9WPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/DgeQIAMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/hhJPlSPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43       #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-11-18 02:14:31492001
Robert Connor24,193Active 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 #Estonia #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle2014-11-17 06:46:18363556192
Circles Circles Circles45,308MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles   Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WI3LQdPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mlXh9WPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/DgeQIAMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/hhJPlSPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/Xs6jraOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43          #menarefrommars                                                       2014-11-14 03:19:00311337
John Sean3,794This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update  2014-11-12 12:55:29486637
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2014-12-31 22:43:37 (59 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Blwyddwyn Newydd Dda

or for those not used to Welsh that's Happy New Year.

Thought I'd take just a few moments, via my most poopular iage of the year, to wish all my followers a HNY and to say I hope that your 2015 is even better than your 2014.

I'd like to take a moment to single out a few specific people that have made my year on and off G+ a very special one.

First there is:
+Robin Griggs Wood my master and mentor and slave driver in +The Arcanum I have to thank her and everyone in her cohort for all your thoughts, comments and direction. It's you guys that have kept me there despite my cluelessness.

+Athena Carey +Andy Bitterer and +John Dunne you guys inspire me and drive me to better myself. Thanks for organising the European photowalks as they force me to be social and share.

+AlisonChri... more »

Most reshares: 7

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2014-11-10 19:44:22 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#PLUSpost  +Robin Griggs Wood +The Arcanum 

I've been off of the main stream of G+ for while so thought I'd re-surface and explain what's going on. As those of you that follow me may know I'm going through this thing that is "The Arcanum"

At present I'm at Level 6 where I have to undertake a challenge that sees me stepping outside of my comfort zone - I won't bore you with the details (unless you want to know) but I will say that the linked video has helped me see that my challenge is nothing in reality. To me it's a step into the unknown but the video is something that excites me and gives me confidence to keep moving forward and to keep on keeping on... as the quote on the associated website (http://bit.ly/1tV276N) says:

When you think that you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember that you haven’t.
There’salways a... more »

Most plusones: 69

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2015-01-16 00:18:20 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Something Beautiful, She Comes
Week 2/26: Macro

So I shot this, amazingly for me, within a day of the theme having been announced. Wanted to make sure my image got in on time so all the curators had a chance to see it.

Of course I've been desperate to share it so did so with my +The Arcanum cohort, but now the world can see it.

This is my first real, serious use of flash to help enhance a subject matter and I thoroughly enjoyed the playtime I had creating this - especially as local weather, as we Welsh say, has been "a bit damp" - also fell ill shortly afterwards so maybe it was chance or grace or whatever power you believe in that had me shoot so quickly and process it ready.

Now I'm just about back at 90% health and perfect timing for me to share this for today ... for yes, today is now Friday 16th in the UK.

If... more »

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2015-01-23 18:14:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-17 12:19:25 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Tripod Quandary - a question... or two and maybe even a lesson!

oh and bear with the back story or just skip ahead to the TL:DR...

Being honest and upfront I just may have been a little dull from the start but I went with a Giottos CF tripod because it fitted my budget, gave me CF and had functionality I liked. 

The dull part was in going with clip locks instead of screw locks.

Why? Well despite Giottos own advertising showing people standing knee or more deep in water (including sea) [ cf: http://bit.ly/1E9VZvK ]my original tripod has fallen foul of me being a dullard. I washed and cleaned it as best I could. I even contacted the company that does the UK warranty for Giottos and asked their advice. I followed their advice and did everything, every time to clean & dry my tripod as best I could. I even asked them how I could take it all apart to cleana... more »

Tripod Quandary - a question... or two and maybe even a lesson!

oh and bear with the back story or just skip ahead to the TL:DR...

Being honest and upfront I just may have been a little dull from the start but I went with a Giottos CF tripod because it fitted my budget, gave me CF and had functionality I liked. 

The dull part was in going with clip locks instead of screw locks.

Why? Well despite Giottos own advertising showing people standing knee or more deep in water (including sea) [ cf: http://bit.ly/1E9VZvK ]my original tripod has fallen foul of me being a dullard. I washed and cleaned it as best I could. I even contacted the company that does the UK warranty for Giottos and asked their advice. I followed their advice and did everything, every time to clean & dry my tripod as best I could. I even asked them how I could take it all apart to clean and dry each individual part as needed - the answer was you can't!

So after a year of happy use I noted that all metal bits were rusty which is no big surprise (I thought) but one leg was getting stiffer and stiffer to pull our / push in to the point that I, a 6ft lump, couldn't shift it. So I contacted the supplier and they suggested a warranty repair (it has a 5yr warranty) may be in order. As I have a very handy Benro Travel tripod (screw locks) it would be no big deal to be without for a few weeks.

Well last week saw the UK warranty folks tell my supplier they wouldn't repair under warranty as parts were rusty and there was lots of grit inside. They also said, in less direct words than my precis, that I was a liar as they were the only supplier of spare parts in the UK and I had never spoken with them nor had parts from them. They also said there was no UK based Giottos repairer that I could contact which overall tells me I spent a lot of money, for me, on a lemon. 

We will ignore the replacement column then..? And the spare bolts, nuts & springs they sent as well as the complete locking collar due to one of mine snapping? How about the reams of emails we exchanged about maintenance of my tripod? No?

Let's face it folks - my name is pretty unique. Fact - I know I am the only Stuart Dyckhoff in this world of +7Billion peeps and I'm certain there aren't that many with my surname contacting Daymen  International Ltd  (Giottos UK Warranty peeps) about problems. I don't expect to be remembered but a brief search of their inbox, etc for contact should have revealed we'd had many conversations.

I had tried to be nice and I was honest with them about how the rust and grit came about but being called a liar brought my fight instinct out. My character is of one that speaks his mind.. truthfully ... even if it's painful to me. I don't know any other way to be and I confess it's got me into trouble as well ... but that's for another time!

So I called out Daymen for calling me a liar and provided proof of contact and proof oc their advice saying how I should "wash" my tripod, etc... and today saw the arrival of my shiny replacement "goodwill, one time gesture" from Daymen of a brand new Giottos CF Silk Road YTL8384.

Effectively all the capabilities of my old one with some improvements. Only still with clip locks.

TL:DR Daymen International Ltd essentially called me a liar I showed them to be wrong and now have a shiny new tripod. And for that shiny new tripod I am very, very grateful.

So ... and here's my quandary...

I need to be able to use this tripod in damp conditions. I live in South Wales in the UK. We are known for our rain and supply much of England as well as ourselves with their annual tap water. I also like to photograph in the early or late hours when grass is damp. I like to photograph seascapes, I like to photograph rivers and waterfalls. All these are damp places. I even carry a pair of waders around so I can really get "in to the scene" so to speak.

So my bottom line query is either:

1. How do I keep everything on my tripod free from water and grit whilst keeping it's capabilities in the field or...

2. Does anyone have an effective dis-assembly method for the collars on a Giottos tripod? Last time I tried on my old unit the first collar snapped.

Or am I doomed to only use this unit in dry, grit free conditions? In which case I may as well sell it and buy myself the CF version of my travel tripod because I know how easy it is to strip down and clean.

Feel free to share this around or tag in anyone you think could help. Diolch yn fawr.

Just call me #dumbass  
#giottos   #tripod   #cleaningtips  ___

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2015-01-16 00:18:20 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Something Beautiful, She Comes
Week 2/26: Macro

So I shot this, amazingly for me, within a day of the theme having been announced. Wanted to make sure my image got in on time so all the curators had a chance to see it.

Of course I've been desperate to share it so did so with my +The Arcanum cohort, but now the world can see it.

This is my first real, serious use of flash to help enhance a subject matter and I thoroughly enjoyed the playtime I had creating this - especially as local weather, as we Welsh say, has been "a bit damp" - also fell ill shortly afterwards so maybe it was chance or grace or whatever power you believe in that had me shoot so quickly and process it ready.

Now I'm just about back at 90% health and perfect timing for me to share this for today ... for yes, today is now Friday 16th in the UK.

If... more »

Something Beautiful, She Comes
Week 2/26: Macro

So I shot this, amazingly for me, within a day of the theme having been announced. Wanted to make sure my image got in on time so all the curators had a chance to see it.

Of course I've been desperate to share it so did so with my +The Arcanum cohort, but now the world can see it.

This is my first real, serious use of flash to help enhance a subject matter and I thoroughly enjoyed the playtime I had creating this - especially as local weather, as we Welsh say, has been "a bit damp" - also fell ill shortly afterwards so maybe it was chance or grace or whatever power you believe in that had me shoot so quickly and process it ready.

Now I'm just about back at 90% health and perfect timing for me to share this for today ... for yes, today is now Friday 16th in the UK.

If you've read this far and you have any criticisms, hints or suggestions on how to make this better then as ever my thread is open to you... just keep it clean!

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  +The B&W Project ___

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2015-01-10 23:13:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Head on over to +Pam Boling post if you want a chance to join this great opportunity to learn more about your photography.

The Seeing Compositions mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

This is a special program to help you improve your photographic composition skills through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The primary goal of this workshop is to help you learn to see and capture better compositions. I will be taking on a handful of people for a six-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been a photographer for over thirty years and have worked professionally for much of that time. I am currently an Apprentice in the Arcanum under the tutelage of +Robin Griggs Wood. I work in many genres, though my current bent is primarily landscapes and macro.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not about basic camera operation or technical aspects of photography. You will be learning the ART of photographic composition and how to make your photographs more appealing. We will explore ways to draw your audience in and hold attention.

This will be an intensive Mentorship. I will ask that you give your all, as will I. Your reward will be commensurate with your investment of time and effort. I expect you to be shooting a LOT because the more you practice, the better ingrained these concepts will become – and the better photographer you will be. There will be weekly assignments based on a theme/concept. I will ask that you shoot ten photographs based on the theme, but you will only be required to post two or three of those. The remaining photos will be on the honor system and for your benefit because, again, how much time and effort you invest determines how much improvement you will see.

Selections will begin January 19 for the mentorship beginning January 28 – I chose a Wednesday to give us a chance to settle in, introduce ourselves and have a weekend to get out shooting, for those who may have regular Monday to Friday jobs.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.
• You are willing to shoot and process 10+ photographs per week (only three will be shared in the community, but they will be the “best of” the ten or more that you shoot).

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation
8) How often you currently shoot

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this 
8) Twice a week

I will read all responses. However, I will not be able to respond individually to each of you. 

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus

photo by +Alex Lapidus ___Head on over to +Pam Boling post if you want a chance to join this great opportunity to learn more about your photography.

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2015-01-10 08:31:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Due to tech gremlins +Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway has been extended until Jan 15th. So get your entries in ... now

#CBholidaygiveaway

Due to tech gremlins +Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway has been extended until Jan 15th. So get your entries in ... now

#CBholidaygiveaway___

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2015-01-08 17:40:43 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Anthony Owen-Jones and +Matthieu Oostveen is this a good price?

+Anthony Owen-Jones and +Matthieu Oostveen is this a good price?___

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2015-01-07 17:17:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Head off to +Tamara Pruessner post if you want to be involved - stop FB'ing G+ I say.

New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___Head off to +Tamara Pruessner post if you want to be involved - stop FB'ing G+ I say.

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2015-01-03 13:28:22 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

First sunrise of 2015

So yesterday morning I'd decided I'd head up one of my local valleys to try and capture a shot of the rising sun over a small pond but as I stepped outside the door, quietly as the rest of my house was asleep, I saw that the cloud cover was going to be just right for the beach. So a quick change of mind and  drive in the opposite direction saw me at this spot.

This is the same beach and shoot where I posted my water covered filter shot from yesterday ... if you are ever in South Wales and want company down this location then I am always up for shooting here no matter how many times I return to it.

First sunrise of 2015

So yesterday morning I'd decided I'd head up one of my local valleys to try and capture a shot of the rising sun over a small pond but as I stepped outside the door, quietly as the rest of my house was asleep, I saw that the cloud cover was going to be just right for the beach. So a quick change of mind and  drive in the opposite direction saw me at this spot.

This is the same beach and shoot where I posted my water covered filter shot from yesterday ... if you are ever in South Wales and want company down this location then I am always up for shooting here no matter how many times I return to it.___

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2015-01-02 10:52:36 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Wet Foot

... or that moment that nearly did for my camera.

I was out shooting the sunrise this morning when I ignored one of my own precepts about solo shooting down the beach, which is... never turn my back on the water  and it was only quick reactions that allowed me to grab my tripod before it got washed away or smashed my camera up!

In the end - all I got was a wet right foot as the water came over the top of my welly on that leg.

Wet Foot

... or that moment that nearly did for my camera.

I was out shooting the sunrise this morning when I ignored one of my own precepts about solo shooting down the beach, which is... never turn my back on the water  and it was only quick reactions that allowed me to grab my tripod before it got washed away or smashed my camera up!

In the end - all I got was a wet right foot as the water came over the top of my welly on that leg.___

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2015-01-01 19:34:25 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

New year ... new / old project - #BWProject26

This year sees the B&W project returning to the open environs of the public stream and it is curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen and will see those taking part trying to post an image, to a set theme, every other Friday.

The first Friday is Jan 2nd and the theme is 'New Beginnings' but with a twist being that it's about setting a photographic goal for 2015.

Well as my fellow Arcanum cohorts will tell you I'm not good with goals but this one I can do as it's something I had decided and already talked about that I want to work on - it's a two (possibly three) fold one of learning to use my new flash gun specifically with portraits as well as the post processing of any such image...

So... in that light (pun intended so all groan please) here is myfir... more »

New year ... new / old project - #BWProject26

This year sees the B&W project returning to the open environs of the public stream and it is curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen and will see those taking part trying to post an image, to a set theme, every other Friday.

The first Friday is Jan 2nd and the theme is 'New Beginnings' but with a twist being that it's about setting a photographic goal for 2015.

Well as my fellow Arcanum cohorts will tell you I'm not good with goals but this one I can do as it's something I had decided and already talked about that I want to work on - it's a two (possibly three) fold one of learning to use my new flash gun specifically with portraits as well as the post processing of any such image...

So... in that light (pun intended so all groan please) here is my first flash gun portrait of my only willing model... my youngest (share limited so please do not re-share*). I know I have a lot to learn but we have to start somewhere - for this shot I have my gold reflector at a 45 degree angle to his face and the flash (off camera) angled upwards pointing at the reflector and the zoom set to match the focal length of my Sweet 35 lensbaby optic. Focal length of f/2.5 and my focus is not quite in the right spot and perhaps I should have had a greater DoF.

* Apologies up-front to those that are not in my circles but in this project - but I took a decision a while back not to share images of my children too widely. Please just ask to be added in.___

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2014-12-31 22:43:37 (59 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Blwyddwyn Newydd Dda

or for those not used to Welsh that's Happy New Year.

Thought I'd take just a few moments, via my most poopular iage of the year, to wish all my followers a HNY and to say I hope that your 2015 is even better than your 2014.

I'd like to take a moment to single out a few specific people that have made my year on and off G+ a very special one.

First there is:
+Robin Griggs Wood my master and mentor and slave driver in +The Arcanum I have to thank her and everyone in her cohort for all your thoughts, comments and direction. It's you guys that have kept me there despite my cluelessness.

+Athena Carey +Andy Bitterer and +John Dunne you guys inspire me and drive me to better myself. Thanks for organising the European photowalks as they force me to be social and share.

+AlisonChri... more »

Blwyddwyn Newydd Dda

or for those not used to Welsh that's Happy New Year.

Thought I'd take just a few moments, via my most poopular iage of the year, to wish all my followers a HNY and to say I hope that your 2015 is even better than your 2014.

I'd like to take a moment to single out a few specific people that have made my year on and off G+ a very special one.

First there is:
+Robin Griggs Wood my master and mentor and slave driver in +The Arcanum I have to thank her and everyone in her cohort for all your thoughts, comments and direction. It's you guys that have kept me there despite my cluelessness.

+Athena Carey +Andy Bitterer and +John Dunne you guys inspire me and drive me to better myself. Thanks for organising the European photowalks as they force me to be social and share.

+Alison Christensen +Richard Ball +Shannon Adelson +Lauri Novak and many others beside... you are always there to encourage me in my photography even when I post poop.

+Tisha Montgomery +Susan Porter thanks for the love in the B&W community and for organising the rabble that we are... looking forward to 2015 now.

To my martial arts masters - Sa Boh Nims (Masters) Wayne & Sian Humphries. Thank you for your patience and dedication in driving us forward and for your constant encouragement and belief that I can do this.

+Mykal Hall thanks for sharing what you love to do man - for the beauty of your images and willingness to reply. You drive me to better myself.

To my coffee buddies +Jason Kowing your love for this world inspires me man. You bring joy and love wherever you go.
+Sairam Sundaresan thanks for being one of my mentors and for the insights you bring to image creation.
+Maki Silberberg as our only lady coffee admin your images are inspirational and your love for life is infectious.

Others I can't fail to mention that help make G+ what it is are: +Andrew Clifton-Brown +Matthieu Oostveen +Anthony Owen-Jones +Dirk Moeller +Ellie Kennard +Andy Lee +Colby Brown every one of you has a desire to share your knowledge and to interact and for that I thank you.

In closing - I am almost certain there will be people I have forgotten to mention but please do not take offence instead tag yourself in and I can thank you personally. In truth, there are so many of you to thank for my 2014 that I am certain I'd forget at least one of you ...

Just know I appreciate every plus one, every comment and every bit of love shown me in terms of guidance for my imagery or just general banter.

Here's to 2015 being bigger and better.

Slainte.___

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2014-12-25 15:00:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Small Planet share for a special #coffeethursday spiders web cappuccino

Small Planet share for a special #coffeethursday spiders web cappuccino___

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2014-12-24 20:13:14 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Christmas Eve Sunset

So I lied about not being back on today ... the boss let me finish early today so took the opportunity to whizz down to one of my favourite beaches near home (and work) to catch the sunset.

If it's dreary, wet, overcast or otherwise dull weather where you are then take this little surprise, early, Christmas present from me to you.

Christmas Eve Sunset

So I lied about not being back on today ... the boss let me finish early today so took the opportunity to whizz down to one of my favourite beaches near home (and work) to catch the sunset.

If it's dreary, wet, overcast or otherwise dull weather where you are then take this little surprise, early, Christmas present from me to you.___

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2014-12-24 12:09:31 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

I probably won't be on much between now and the end of the day so wanted to take this chance to say thank you to all those that have interacted with me this past year.

It's been a real blessing to chat with you all and to receive your +1's on my images. There are far too many things and people for me to remember you all, so rather than name individually (and possibly offend by forgetting some) I will just say a group Diolch yn fawr and hope that this time of year is one of peace and relaxation for you and yours.

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

I probably won't be on much between now and the end of the day so wanted to take this chance to say thank you to all those that have interacted with me this past year.

It's been a real blessing to chat with you all and to receive your +1's on my images. There are far too many things and people for me to remember you all, so rather than name individually (and possibly offend by forgetting some) I will just say a group Diolch yn fawr and hope that this time of year is one of peace and relaxation for you and yours.___

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2014-12-23 19:50:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Last week (I think) to enter this .... I'm still hoping santa +Colby Brown will pick my name out ....

#CBholidaygiveaway

Last week (I think) to enter this .... I'm still hoping santa +Colby Brown will pick my name out ....

#CBholidaygiveaway___

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2014-12-17 07:56:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#CBholidaygiveaway

#CBholidaygiveaway___

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2014-12-14 20:55:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

A Winter Frost

Was on  a stroll with the wife and youngest son yesterday - son was on his bike and did the "rookie" MTB circuit whilst we strolled the nearby path Said path follows the former Neath Valley railway and was in a very sheltered area.

Consequently there was lots of ice and frost around including this berry / fruit that still seemed to be hanging on to life after the summer. Captured with my latest optic for my Lensbaby, the fisheye, and I decided to make it a selectively coloured shot.

#lensbaby #selective_colour  #blackandwhite  

A Winter Frost

Was on  a stroll with the wife and youngest son yesterday - son was on his bike and did the "rookie" MTB circuit whilst we strolled the nearby path Said path follows the former Neath Valley railway and was in a very sheltered area.

Consequently there was lots of ice and frost around including this berry / fruit that still seemed to be hanging on to life after the summer. Captured with my latest optic for my Lensbaby, the fisheye, and I decided to make it a selectively coloured shot.

#lensbaby #selective_colour  #blackandwhite  ___

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2014-12-12 18:03:53 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Coming Storm

Been absent for a while ... busy, busy and too much rain as well. Makes this image appropriate.

Trust all your Christmas preparations are going well and I'd love to hear from any of you that want to chat about this image or indeed anything else. Namaste.

The Coming Storm

Been absent for a while ... busy, busy and too much rain as well. Makes this image appropriate.

Trust all your Christmas preparations are going well and I'd love to hear from any of you that want to chat about this image or indeed anything else. Namaste.___

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2014-12-12 10:09:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#CBholidaygiveaway

#CBholidaygiveaway___

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2014-12-10 16:12:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#coffeeethursday  comes early this week courtesy of +Mark Johnson cool composite.

Tagging in my fellow brew crewers +Jason Kowing +Sairam Sundaresan +Maki Silberberg and of course myself ;)

When I create photo composites, they sometimes materialize like pieces of a surreal dream.  It's fun to observe the process of unconscious thoughts crossing the threshold into consciousness and mysteriously materializing as imagery in a scene.  Notice the coffee bean "river rocks" in the lower right corner quietly supporting this composite's theme.

#photoshop   #photocomposite   #photocompositing  ___ #coffeeethursday  comes early this week courtesy of +Mark Johnson cool composite.

Tagging in my fellow brew crewers +Jason Kowing +Sairam Sundaresan +Maki Silberberg and of course myself ;)

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2014-12-06 22:29:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It's beginning to look a lot like ....

When the stuffed teddies and lights come out I know Christmas is getting close.

It's also that time of year where my wife doubles our electricity bill - bah humbug :-)

It's beginning to look a lot like ....

When the stuffed teddies and lights come out I know Christmas is getting close.

It's also that time of year where my wife doubles our electricity bill - bah humbug :-)___

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2014-12-06 16:17:38 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Femto Photography

Think of this as Long Exposure photography in reverse and instead of capturing time over an extended period one is capturing smaller than nano seconds of time over an an extended number of frames.

10min of your life to be absolutely fascinated by what science is doing and, as the opening blurb says, could be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Femto Photography

Think of this as Long Exposure photography in reverse and instead of capturing time over an extended period one is capturing smaller than nano seconds of time over an an extended number of frames.

10min of your life to be absolutely fascinated by what science is doing and, as the opening blurb says, could be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.___

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2014-12-03 23:00:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Colby Brown is giving stuff away - and what a list. No onerous task here, just sign up to his newsletter and share.
 #CBholidaygiveaway

+Colby Brown is giving stuff away - and what a list. No onerous task here, just sign up to his newsletter and share.
 #CBholidaygiveaway___

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2014-12-03 14:37:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

In Situ

I shared a macro shot yesterday of our cactus plant flowering - an usunusual angle and approach from me. But here is that flower in full bloom along with the pot it resides in.

In Situ

I shared a macro shot yesterday of our cactus plant flowering - an usunusual angle and approach from me. But here is that flower in full bloom along with the pot it resides in.___

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2014-12-02 17:02:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

If I could change one thing....

I love this quote by P!nk - even though I don't personally suffer with voices in my head I do know there are many folks out there challenged by their own "voices".

The words are P!nk's, the image is mine and is a shot of our Christmas Flowering Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) which sometimes flowers at Easter because it can!

How I made this shot: 
Lens: Lensbaby Composer with single glass optic and extension tubes. ISO100, 1/500s, flash set at 1/16th power and manually focused.

If I could change one thing....

I love this quote by P!nk - even though I don't personally suffer with voices in my head I do know there are many folks out there challenged by their own "voices".

The words are P!nk's, the image is mine and is a shot of our Christmas Flowering Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) which sometimes flowers at Easter because it can!

How I made this shot: 
Lens: Lensbaby Composer with single glass optic and extension tubes. ISO100, 1/500s, flash set at 1/16th power and manually focused.___

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2014-11-30 23:21:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

“What if I fall? Oh,but my darling,what if you fly?”
~ Erin Hanson

Spent the day ferrying 6 teenage girls to and from their away game of rugby in Carmarthen today. It really is quite scary hearing teenage girls talk .... conversations morphed from hot boys to ADHD to waking dreams to naming and grouping people in their schools plus much more!

Ultimately they lost today but put up a good fight along the way and as a pair of Red Kites came to visit us I thought the quote very apt. This is the best of the images I managed to snap ... I really am not a wildlife photographer and probably need a better zoom ...

“What if I fall? Oh,but my darling,what if you fly?”
~ Erin Hanson

Spent the day ferrying 6 teenage girls to and from their away game of rugby in Carmarthen today. It really is quite scary hearing teenage girls talk .... conversations morphed from hot boys to ADHD to waking dreams to naming and grouping people in their schools plus much more!

Ultimately they lost today but put up a good fight along the way and as a pair of Red Kites came to visit us I thought the quote very apt. This is the best of the images I managed to snap ... I really am not a wildlife photographer and probably need a better zoom ...___

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2014-11-29 18:41:33 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

#putoutyourbats  

RIP - Phillip Hughes (Australian batsman) & Hillel Oscar (Israeli Umpire) both died within a few days of each other by being struck with a cricket ball.

I don't recall this ever happening before and the hashtag is a tribute started in memory of Phillip with my addition of Hillel.

#putoutyourbats  

RIP - Phillip Hughes (Australian batsman) & Hillel Oscar (Israeli Umpire) both died within a few days of each other by being struck with a cricket ball.

I don't recall this ever happening before and the hashtag is a tribute started in memory of Phillip with my addition of Hillel.___

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2014-11-23 23:24:10 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Victory Celebration

Tonight's sunset at one of my local beaches - met some fellow photogs for the first time but unlike me they weren't really prepared. They kept dodging the waves as opposed to me with my wellies. Moaned about the cold so I showed my gloves .... but that's not the victory I refer to.

Today my daughter's U16 rugby team beat one of their main rivals and they did it 'sans' captain who had been sin binned by her parents for underage drinking!!

I say celebrate everything.... even the small things.

Victory Celebration

Tonight's sunset at one of my local beaches - met some fellow photogs for the first time but unlike me they weren't really prepared. They kept dodging the waves as opposed to me with my wellies. Moaned about the cold so I showed my gloves .... but that's not the victory I refer to.

Today my daughter's U16 rugby team beat one of their main rivals and they did it 'sans' captain who had been sin binned by her parents for underage drinking!!

I say celebrate everything.... even the small things.___

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2014-11-20 16:05:13 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#PLUSpost  +Robin Griggs Wood +The Arcanum 
Chuffed Reet Now I am

I just opened one of my many newsletter subscriptions - this one to Photography Monthly - and thought to myself ..."that image looks like one of mine". 

Sure enough it is mine. It doesn't mean anything other than the newsletter thought it worthy to list as one of their 'reader images' but it made me smile.

It's there because I entered it into their current competition and if you are a member of PM I'd be honoured if you popped over to: http://bit.ly/1uWLGIQ and voted it up a bit :-)

The reason I'm making this my #pluspost  for this week is twofold. First it was unexpected to see an image of mine like that and secondly I'd never have been confident to produce this kind of image let alone post it to a comp before joining +The Arcanum 

#PLUSpost  +Robin Griggs Wood +The Arcanum 
Chuffed Reet Now I am

I just opened one of my many newsletter subscriptions - this one to Photography Monthly - and thought to myself ..."that image looks like one of mine". 

Sure enough it is mine. It doesn't mean anything other than the newsletter thought it worthy to list as one of their 'reader images' but it made me smile.

It's there because I entered it into their current competition and if you are a member of PM I'd be honoured if you popped over to: http://bit.ly/1uWLGIQ and voted it up a bit :-)

The reason I'm making this my #pluspost  for this week is twofold. First it was unexpected to see an image of mine like that and secondly I'd never have been confident to produce this kind of image let alone post it to a comp before joining +The Arcanum ___

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2014-11-18 15:54:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Movember

I've been meaning to get this posted but finally remembering to do so. I'd be honoured if you would consider donating something towards this great annual appeal to get men to check their junk. 

Donate if you can and re-share if you can't.

'nuff said. 

Movember

I've been meaning to get this posted but finally remembering to do so. I'd be honoured if you would consider donating something towards this great annual appeal to get men to check their junk. 

Donate if you can and re-share if you can't.

'nuff said. ___

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2014-11-11 16:26:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Man v Nature

Nature wins every time ....

Sharing this for day two of #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  and / or #blackandwhitechallenge 

I was nominated by +Tiffany McLaughlin  and +Patrick Metzdorf  so I say blame them .... Day 2 of 5 ... I'm also supposed to nominate someone else but I believe most have been already. If not, then feel free to nominate yourself and tag me in - thanks.

Man v Nature

Nature wins every time ....

Sharing this for day two of #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  and / or #blackandwhitechallenge 

I was nominated by +Tiffany McLaughlin  and +Patrick Metzdorf  so I say blame them .... Day 2 of 5 ... I'm also supposed to nominate someone else but I believe most have been already. If not, then feel free to nominate yourself and tag me in - thanks.___

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2014-11-10 20:01:34 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The Thing

I have no idea if this artwork has a name but I can't find any description of it... snapped it yesterday as the sun set and whilst dodging torrential showers.

Thought it would make a perfect start to my #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  and / or #blackandwhitechallenge 

I was nominated by +Tiffany McLaughlin and +Patrick Metzdorf so I say blame them .... Day 1 of 5 ... I'm supposed to nominate someone else but I believe most have been already. If not, then feel free to nominate yourself and tag me in - thanks.

The Thing

I have no idea if this artwork has a name but I can't find any description of it... snapped it yesterday as the sun set and whilst dodging torrential showers.

Thought it would make a perfect start to my #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  and / or #blackandwhitechallenge 

I was nominated by +Tiffany McLaughlin and +Patrick Metzdorf so I say blame them .... Day 1 of 5 ... I'm supposed to nominate someone else but I believe most have been already. If not, then feel free to nominate yourself and tag me in - thanks.___

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2014-11-10 19:44:22 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#PLUSpost  +Robin Griggs Wood +The Arcanum 

I've been off of the main stream of G+ for while so thought I'd re-surface and explain what's going on. As those of you that follow me may know I'm going through this thing that is "The Arcanum"

At present I'm at Level 6 where I have to undertake a challenge that sees me stepping outside of my comfort zone - I won't bore you with the details (unless you want to know) but I will say that the linked video has helped me see that my challenge is nothing in reality. To me it's a step into the unknown but the video is something that excites me and gives me confidence to keep moving forward and to keep on keeping on... as the quote on the associated website (http://bit.ly/1tV276N) says:

When you think that you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember that you haven’t.
There’salways a... more »

#PLUSpost  +Robin Griggs Wood +The Arcanum 

I've been off of the main stream of G+ for while so thought I'd re-surface and explain what's going on. As those of you that follow me may know I'm going through this thing that is "The Arcanum"

At present I'm at Level 6 where I have to undertake a challenge that sees me stepping outside of my comfort zone - I won't bore you with the details (unless you want to know) but I will say that the linked video has helped me see that my challenge is nothing in reality. To me it's a step into the unknown but the video is something that excites me and gives me confidence to keep moving forward and to keep on keeping on... as the quote on the associated website (http://bit.ly/1tV276N) says:

When you think that you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember that you haven’t.
There’s always a new horizon. A new dream to chase.
No matter how much time and space you’ve moved through, there’s more to move into.
Everything you’ve done, you can do more of it.
_And you can do it better. _
Chase it.___

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2014-11-06 14:05:37 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

So it's #coffeethursday  time and all I really want to do is sit down with a Kwak beer and drink it from their speciality holder.

Do share your caffeine related shots with your Brew Crew of +Jason Kowing +Maki Silberberg +Sairam Sundaresan and myself +Stuart Dyckhoff 

So it's #coffeethursday  time and all I really want to do is sit down with a Kwak beer and drink it from their speciality holder.

Do share your caffeine related shots with your Brew Crew of +Jason Kowing +Maki Silberberg +Sairam Sundaresan and myself +Stuart Dyckhoff ___

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2014-11-04 14:03:22 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's That Time Again

This weekend sees the start of the Autumn Internationals. Simply the best sporting spectacle bar none.  

I have to say I'm excited by the new look on the Wales team due to injuries (including the man pictured below) and can only trust they live up to expectations. Cymru am byth.

It's That Time Again

This weekend sees the start of the Autumn Internationals. Simply the best sporting spectacle bar none.  

I have to say I'm excited by the new look on the Wales team due to injuries (including the man pictured below) and can only trust they live up to expectations. Cymru am byth.___

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2014-10-30 19:54:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Eeney meeny....

for #coffeethursday with +Jason Kowing​ +Maki Silberberg​ +Sairam Sundaresan​ and me

Eeney meeny....

for #coffeethursday with +Jason Kowing​ +Maki Silberberg​ +Sairam Sundaresan​ and me___

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2014-10-29 17:31:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Can't resist sharing this ...

Bottom line deal is you can get a free (excluding shipping) canvas print of the Monkey Selfie if you live in the USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France or Netherlands.

Plus they also give money to conservation. Full deets at the jump.

Can't resist sharing this ...

Bottom line deal is you can get a free (excluding shipping) canvas print of the Monkey Selfie if you live in the USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France or Netherlands.

Plus they also give money to conservation. Full deets at the jump.___

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2014-10-27 21:20:57 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Time For Home

Some folks in the UK hate the short days and long, dark, cold nights ... but me, I look upon them as a gift. This week I'm on my early start / finish at work and even though sunset was at 17:57 I was still able to get out from work, get to what has to be one of my favourite places to go.

And still be home by 18:30 having done a full hour of watching and shooting - this is a 4 picture panorama and was my last shot(s) of the night after the sun had gone down.

And now, rather hastily edited together (even for me) as I'm still learning about how best to shoot and edit panoramas.

Time For Home

Some folks in the UK hate the short days and long, dark, cold nights ... but me, I look upon them as a gift. This week I'm on my early start / finish at work and even though sunset was at 17:57 I was still able to get out from work, get to what has to be one of my favourite places to go.

And still be home by 18:30 having done a full hour of watching and shooting - this is a 4 picture panorama and was my last shot(s) of the night after the sun had gone down.

And now, rather hastily edited together (even for me) as I'm still learning about how best to shoot and edit panoramas.___

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2014-10-21 15:01:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Sooo, even though you haven't said I'm guessing the RAW file effectively shoots the shadows with a higher ISO whilst at the same tiem maintaining a lower one for the brighter parts.

If that's the case then yes I can see a use for - and the picture is a good testimony to it.

Sooo, even though you haven't said I'm guessing the RAW file effectively shoots the shadows with a higher ISO whilst at the same tiem maintaining a lower one for the brighter parts.

If that's the case then yes I can see a use for - and the picture is a good testimony to it.___

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2014-10-21 14:57:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

You've done it again Wojciech - as with your older post you are making me go and work out what I'm possibly missing out on :) Not sure of the benefits of Dual ISO yet - but let me read your specific post on that first. Some of the other features I have tried but most I have no need for.... but maybe one day. Cheers.

You've done it again Wojciech - as with your older post you are making me go and work out what I'm possibly missing out on :) Not sure of the benefits of Dual ISO yet - but let me read your specific post on that first. Some of the other features I have tried but most I have no need for.... but maybe one day. Cheers.___

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2014-10-20 22:19:57 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

All alone am I ....

Come & join me .. yes they use your data but they also, so I'm told, pay for that. Right now I wouldn't know as I have no friends :(

All alone am I ....

Come & join me .. yes they use your data but they also, so I'm told, pay for that. Right now I wouldn't know as I have no friends :(___

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2014-10-19 09:06:59 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

#PLUSpost +Robin Griggs Wood 
I've lost track of what week I am in with +The Arcanum but that's all good in my eyes.

This past week I've been enjoying forcing myself to re-learn things I've "just done" or is "good enough" in the past. One such thing I learned (wrongly) a while back when editing individual areas of an image, is that I tended to be too precise or 'hard' on the edges of my mask. So I've had to learn to understand why to use feathering - technically I know what the term means and what it does but the why and where to use is what I've been learning. Still some way to go with it  though.... 

The downside of this learning is that I'm not finding the time to get out with my camera as much (the rain doesn't help either) and I've not been as busy in the stream of G+ as I would usually like and miss youfol... more »

#PLUSpost +Robin Griggs Wood 
I've lost track of what week I am in with +The Arcanum but that's all good in my eyes.

This past week I've been enjoying forcing myself to re-learn things I've "just done" or is "good enough" in the past. One such thing I learned (wrongly) a while back when editing individual areas of an image, is that I tended to be too precise or 'hard' on the edges of my mask. So I've had to learn to understand why to use feathering - technically I know what the term means and what it does but the why and where to use is what I've been learning. Still some way to go with it  though.... 

The downside of this learning is that I'm not finding the time to get out with my camera as much (the rain doesn't help either) and I've not been as busy in the stream of G+ as I would usually like and miss you folks and your wonderful images, stories, etc...

The attached image is not an example of some of that learning though. I have, however, done some editing in it - that of tourist removal :)

The shot is from my recent trip to the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. A location I could spend days at.___

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2014-10-11 08:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

There's a Storm In My World

I've been playing around all in the name of trying to improve my skills with photoshop. This is Fanad Lighthouse shot through my orb and then a 2nd shot of the lighthouse in focus blended in and then a layer of rain added to the orb.

No real adjustments otherwise -   #donegalphotowalk2014  

There's a Storm In My World

I've been playing around all in the name of trying to improve my skills with photoshop. This is Fanad Lighthouse shot through my orb and then a 2nd shot of the lighthouse in focus blended in and then a layer of rain added to the orb.

No real adjustments otherwise -   #donegalphotowalk2014  ___

2014-10-06 15:31:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Donegal Photowalk 2014.

Added photos to Donegal Photowalk 2014.___

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2014-10-04 09:48:23 (29 comments, 7 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Promised I'd share this for +Alison Christensen but happy to hear from any of you that want to comment.

This was taken last weekend on the +Donegal Photowalk 2014  and unfortunately the sun decided it didn't want to show its head despite most of us (Not all made it: I'm looking at you +Patrick Mayon +Dirk Moeller ) :-) dragging our bodies out of bed for a 5.30am start to our days.

We were warned numerous times that this location is dangerous and on arrival could see why - only 3 weeks before someone was swept or fell off the cliffs (http://bit.ly/1pQ3BtY) to their death. Whilst it was windy it certainly wasn't strong enough to over-balance any of us but a wrong step too close to an edge ..... !

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Promised I'd share this for +Alison Christensen but happy to hear from any of you that want to comment.

This was taken last weekend on the +Donegal Photowalk 2014  and unfortunately the sun decided it didn't want to show its head despite most of us (Not all made it: I'm looking at you +Patrick Mayon +Dirk Moeller ) :-) dragging our bodies out of bed for a 5.30am start to our days.

We were warned numerous times that this location is dangerous and on arrival could see why - only 3 weeks before someone was swept or fell off the cliffs (http://bit.ly/1pQ3BtY) to their death. Whilst it was windy it certainly wasn't strong enough to over-balance any of us but a wrong step too close to an edge ..... !___

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2014-10-03 21:52:17 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

So ... 

ello - who can give me an invite? Please :)

So ... 

ello - who can give me an invite? Please :)___

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2014-10-02 21:27:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Bad Eddie

Shot at An Bun Beag (or just Bunbeg in English) in County Donegal just last Saturday with the +Donegal Photowalk 2014 crew.

I couldn't decide whether to go B&W on this one or Colour so I give you 50/50!

Bad Eddie

Shot at An Bun Beag (or just Bunbeg in English) in County Donegal just last Saturday with the +Donegal Photowalk 2014 crew.

I couldn't decide whether to go B&W on this one or Colour so I give you 50/50!___

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2014-10-02 20:36:39 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Like most photogs I know, we all hate having our photos taken. We'd rather be the ones behind the lens. However, I do like this shot that +Andy Bitterer captured of me on the recent +Donegal Photowalk 2014 

My trademark "cartoon" smile (i.e. flat lipped) and cheeky boy eyes is just how I see myself. Thanks Andy and great job.

___Like most photogs I know, we all hate having our photos taken. We'd rather be the ones behind the lens. However, I do like this shot that +Andy Bitterer captured of me on the recent +Donegal Photowalk 2014 

My trademark "cartoon" smile (i.e. flat lipped) and cheeky boy eyes is just how I see myself. Thanks Andy and great job.

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2014-09-30 18:48:06 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Burt is Depressed

The motley crew that was the +Donegal Photowalk 2014 were only able to visit Burt's Castle for a few hours so I reckon he's looking a little down in the dumps.

What say you?

Burt is Depressed

The motley crew that was the +Donegal Photowalk 2014 were only able to visit Burt's Castle for a few hours so I reckon he's looking a little down in the dumps.

What say you?___

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2014-09-29 18:39:52 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

In The Feet of Giants

Had a blast in Ireland with +Donegal Photowalk 2014 team. Huge thanks to +Athena Carey +John Dunne +Andy Bitterer for the organisation and leading of the walk. Also thanks for the craic from the rest - you guys made the weekend.

Special thanks to +Ugo Cei for driving me on one day and to +Kai Bergmann for the exhilarating drive to/from the sunrise shoot!

Here's an image from a location we didn't get too - Giant's Causeway -  but I did on the way to the walk and wish I could go back for much longer!

In The Feet of Giants

Had a blast in Ireland with +Donegal Photowalk 2014 team. Huge thanks to +Athena Carey +John Dunne +Andy Bitterer for the organisation and leading of the walk. Also thanks for the craic from the rest - you guys made the weekend.

Special thanks to +Ugo Cei for driving me on one day and to +Kai Bergmann for the exhilarating drive to/from the sunrise shoot!

Here's an image from a location we didn't get too - Giant's Causeway -  but I did on the way to the walk and wish I could go back for much longer!___

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