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Victor Marz has been at 1 events

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Elia Locardi2,180,082Hello Sydney! The heat wave is over so let's have some fun! Exciting News about the Photowalk this coming Sunday, February 10th, 2013! We’ve been granted special group access to the Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyers, a RARE and EXCITING opportunity! After meeting at the Opera House steps we’ll head inside for a chance to see and photograph the interior of one of the most iconic structures in the world! Please arrive on time as the group photo, headcount and FREE PRIZE giveaways will happen near the beginning of the walk and we don’t want you to miss out!Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a seasoned pro, the event is absolutely free and everyone is invited to attend. So bring your DSLRs, Point & Shoots, Phones, or whatever camera you may have, or simply join us for a nice evening stroll around the harbour. We're happy to have you!And, if hanging out with a bunch of your fellow photographers wasn't exciting enough? Attendees will have a chance to win FREE prizes and giveaways from our friends at +Google Australia, +JOBY, +Sydney Opera House and +SmugMug! No registration is necessary. Just come to shoot, hang out, have fun, and we'll take care of the rest. Along the way, we'll make stops and I'll give brief talks and demonstrations on photography and answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to ask away, whether it's photography related or just for fun. Cost: FREEWhen: February 10th, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Beginning at The Opera House StepsWho: All ages and skill levels are welcome to attendYou can RSVP & Share Your Photos in this Google+ event.When posting your photos of the event to social media please tag them with #SYDPhotowalk2013 so we can all find and enjoy them later.I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and shooting together! See you there!------------------------------------------------I'll also be teaching a 2 hour Digital Blending and Post-processing workshop on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Maiden Theatre located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'll be sharing my complete digital workflow from start to finish, focusing on manual blending techniques and how to maintain complete control over your images. From color correction to complex masking, if you're curious how I craft my photography, this is your chance to find out. Complete info can be found here: http://bit.ly/SYD-workshop----------------------------------------------Sydney PhotoWalk 2013 || Hosted by Elia Locardi2013-02-10 17:30:00354G+

Victor Marz has been shared in 50 public circles

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Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171235CC G+
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010CC G+
Robert SKREINER41,730►Top Photographers Circle 3.0 / L-Z◄ - ►Top Photos on Google+◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this 2 Circles are included all ►Top Photographers,who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme:#10000photographers since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINERis established, respectively all, whose photos were shared as►TOP Photos on Google+◄  until today.This circle is renewed and expanded regularly! Those who have once or even several times not shared this circle are not included in this circle. Who wants to be included in the next circle again, please share this circle. This is only a fair rule. Who wants to be promoted must also concede this to the others.░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░►►► How to get also into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream! 2) Use the following hashtag for your ►Top photos on Google+◄ :    #10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER    +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS    and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Join the NEW Community ►Top Photos on Google+◄    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702     and share your best photos also to the Community.5) Comment and give +1 and maybe share one ore more of the daily selected    „Top Photos on Google+“ from the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS     regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.    Who does not comment on others, who gives no +1 to others,    is not a friend and partner, and can also not expect,    that others visit his other stream and share his work.6) It is probably easy to understand that we omit in new circles always     those who have not publicly shared a circl2013-04-09 20:11:32393229130177CC G+
Eric Hege3,232Photography StreamI haven't shared some of my circles in a while, so over the next few days I plan on doing this. Today's circle is my main photography stream. While I have several photography circle (you'll see a few others later), this is one group I check on a very regular basis.Most of them are very active, and all of them produce some really outstanding work!2013-03-25 00:14:45293908CC G+
Giancarlo Barberini0This is my personal photographer circle on G+188 Best Fine Art and Landscape Photographers    .....SHARE IT With Your CIRCLES   THANK YOU VERY MUCH 2013-02-15 19:44:24189014CC G+
Markham Lane5,941+ + + AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE + + +Here is the 2013 edition of my personal collection of outstanding Australian's who shoot original photos and share them here. There's everyone here from the full-time professional to the avid enthusiast. Feel free to add this circle to your collection.If I'm missing someone you know - perhaps they're new to Google+ - who live in Australia or who are currently travelling abroad, and who's photography you think is worth a viewing, feel free to tag them in the comments below and I will circle them in too.Goodonya Aussie! Oi Oi Oi2013-01-07 03:12:0446511612CC G+
Mark Eyler7,662Exceptional #CircleShare  - #Photograph   #Tech   #Travel   #SocialMedia   #Foodies   #GooglePlus  and Much More! All Good! #sharedcircles   #publiccircles  2012-10-28 03:37:3349411213CC G+
Mark Eyler7,560Liven Up Your Google+ With Exceptional #Photography  - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers   #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextract #fashion #googlephotos   #googleplusphotos #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #circles   #photographycircle  #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography   #fineart #nature #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circlewednesday    2012-10-18 15:48:5249581413CC G+
Mark Eyler7,275The High-Quality, Hand-Picked #Photography  and #Photographers   #CircleShare  - Enjoy! (photography folk feel free to add yourself and reshare).* #photoplusextract   #landscapephotography   #hdr   #hqsppromotion   #naturephotography   #wildlifephotography   #architecture   #streetphotography   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #photographycircles  2012-10-06 19:47:0749411017CC G+
Blake Harrold1,711Blake's Circle of Inspirational PhotographersThis circle includes many amazing and inspirational photographers. These great photographers just need to get noticed, and here, they will.If you think you deserve to be included in the next Amazing Photographers circle, please simply publicly share the post and comment on the Original post.If you are included in this current circle, It would be great if you could add the circle or share it to your stream.The Next Circle Share will be on the 22nd of September and ALL People in this circle will be cleared. If you would like to reapply please simply comment below and share this post!*Thanks,Blake #sharedpubliccircles   #photography   #circleshare   #photographers  2012-09-05 12:19:075001307565CC G+
Mark Eyler6,853Labor Day Circle Share - Interesting Profiles and Pages! #circles   #sharedcircles   #laborday   #circleshare  2012-09-03 07:13:394969013CC G+
Markham Lane4,087******************************************************************* * * * * AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE * * * * *******************************************************************A growing collection of #australianphotographers  who were born in Australia or currently reside here. I want to help promote  #Aussie  photographers. This circle includes all types of photographers from enthusiast, to artistic to professional and also includes a small collection of master photographers and theme pages in this circle too.Do you know anyone who should be a part of the circle? Just nominate them in the comments below and I'll add them in. I'm keen to connect with more Aussie photogs who are on Google+. Got a theme page or business page that should be included in this list? Let me know.Please view this shared circle and see if there's anyone you'd like to add to your own circles. All +1's for this post a great appreciated. Please feel free to re-share this post with your circles - especially if you have a circle dedicated to other Aussies!Goodonya!2012-09-01 02:32:40389782525CC G+
Mark Eyler6,707The Essential #Photography   #Circle  - Thanks for Sharing! #photographers   #landscapephotography   #googleplus   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-29 23:04:51497759CC G+
Charles Lupica45,907▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ Hidden Treasure: 264 talented photographers to discover     a select group of photographers with        5000 to 7500 followers ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄264 photographers plus myself.#CWL7500  This circle is only people with 5000 to 7500 followers.  I made this choice because people like to see smaller circles.No one has asked to be in this circle and no one has been required to share the circle.  The choices here are my own based on my own likes and dislikes.The photographers that I have added to this circle are all photographers that I would like to have in my stream.  The styles vary but the quality is there.  The work varies from above average to outstanding.No strings attached• I ask, but do not require, that everyone in this circle plus the post, comment on the post, and most importantly, share the circle.  My experience tells me that circles that don't require sharing are generally of a higher quality since there is no obligation to include anyone.  Please share. Validation process•  I have personally checked all of the profiles in the circle.  This is a circle of people whose work I like. No one has asked for inclusion and the choice of inclusion was solely my own decision. • Photographers that are inactive were not chosen• Photographers with animated gifs were not chosen• Only photographers sharing a nice selection of their own images were included• Lots of external links = not included• I had to like what I saw; my circle = my choice.• I'm in the circle. My circle, I get to be in it.For anyone sharing this circle, I recommend that you add a few fresh images to your stream to keep your content balanced.◊◊◊2012-08-24 09:00:48265133138170CC G+
Mark Eyler6,477Photography Circle - Impressive and Amazing Photographs!#photography   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography   #art   #photographers   #photographycircle   #circles #hqsppromotion #dailyphoto #photoextractplus #plusphotoextract #wildlifephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #photojournalism #animalphotography #macrophotography #studios #galleries #images #portraits #hdrphotography #hdr #cameras #photolabs2012-08-22 06:39:37497273818CC G+
Gem Hodges2,378For +Gordon Murphy, my aussie photographer circle.2012-08-07 02:45:092481915CC G+
Knut Arne Gjertsen7,505Originally shared by +Daniel Harrington The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #photography - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextra #fashion #googlephotos #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #circle #circlewednesday2012-08-04 16:13:4549381014CC G+
Ness Flores0Originally shared by +Daniel Harrington .The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #photography      - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share! #naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextra #fashion #googlephotos #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #circlesharing #sharedcircles #circle #circlewednesday2012-08-02 05:02:16492618CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,966The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #Photography  - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers   #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #photoextract #fashion #googlephotos   #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography   #fineart #nature #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circlewednesday    2012-07-31 21:46:03491174220CC G+
David Stroz1,083Today I share with you another group of awesome people I follow here on Google+!  There is no real theme for this circle but you should all add them and share this with your friends :)2012-07-23 17:26:444971108CC G+
Melbourne Photowalk482This is a circle of people that are photographers who live in Melbourne and are active about town. I'm sharing this circle to help the people who are interested in the +Melbourne Photowalk events get to know each other. I'm not suggesting you get into the circle-a-thon but consider saving it, take a look at the people in it and their work. Maybe you'll find someone interesting to interact with. Once I (+Paul Pavlinovich) get back to my own g+ profile I'll mix this with the circle of Melbourne Photographers I've built up over time and share the bigger circle out again.2012-07-14 01:49:01248524CC G+
Tom Fong0Here's my Photographer Circle. Please feel free to share your Photographer Circle with me.2012-06-18 09:51:29282608CC G+
Daniel Harrington15,851The Updated Quintessential #PHOTOGRAHY Circle! - Not Kidding!#landscapephotography #naturephotography #iphoneography #animalphotography #streetphotography #urbanphotography #photographytips #photographyposts #cameras #photoplus #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #publiccircles2012-06-05 02:15:034834136CC G+
Peter From36,851The Revised & Validated UPCOMING STARS CIRCLE #CircleSharingForThePeopleUCSR2  It's finally here again. I really hope that I have managed to remove everyone with more than 7500 followers from this circle. If I missed somebody, I beg your pardon –– but it REALLY takes time to curate a circle like this.Anyway... I am really proud to present 500 excellent upcoming stars that produce great photography. You don't want to miss this circle. I am sure they will bring lots and lots of great and interesting images to your feeds.If YOU want to hop on the next UCS train, do the following:1. Help spread the word and reshare this circle post. Why? If you think you should be promoted, you should be willing to do the same for your fellow artists. Simple as that.2. Ask for inclusion in the comments and state that you have reshared. I will check every feed sooner or later.3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIFS, blog post teasers etc., I might not add you to the circle. The UCS is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the UCS. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared this circle post and let me know that you did so.HOW TO AVOID FLOODING OF THIS POST IN YOUR FEED:*This post is hash-tagged with #CircleSharingForThePeoplUSCR2  so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. I will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.* Here is an excellent add-on that will help you to mute the reshares: http://code.google.com/p/nonplus/Cheers!2012-06-04 12:31:5650099102110CC G+
Beverly Rivera6,168For #WIPWednesday I decided to share my Artsy Fartsy Circle. Here you will find a plethora of all the great artists on Google+ with many mediums---artists, sculptors, woodworkers, digital artists, illustrators, photographers and the like. All of these people listed here are extremely talented, and the best of the best when it comes to their arts. I also have a bad a$$ crochet circle if you want that too. Full of hooks, loomers, needles and scissors. Tagged: #wipwednesday #publiccircles #artists2012-05-16 23:31:11136904CC G+
Peter From31,163The Upcoming Stars Circle –– Updated Version +Circle Share Well, it's noon Monday CET and it's time to share the validated and updated version of my popular USC. It contains 325 excellent photographers on their way up here on Google+. They all have less than 7500 followers but deserve a lot more than they already have. It's a privilege to promote these wonderful artists. So, check out this circle or add it to your own circles ad hoc –– you won't be disappointed.Do YOU want to be included in the next edition of the USC? Well, if you have less than 7500 followers and are willing to reshare this post in your feed, drop me a line in the comments below and I'll check your stream out. If you have enough decent original work in your feed, I'll add you. No resahre, no inclusion –– no exceptions. (As always with my validated circles.)Why do I want you to reshare this post? Because I believe in sharing and resharing. If you want to be shared –– the least you can do is to help promote the rest of the great photographers by resharing the circle post. If you are not happy with that, I respect that. But don't ask to be included. :)Cheers and #happymonday everybody!PS! If YOU have a circle you want to promote, go to the +Circle Share page and leave a comment on the top post.NOTE! UPDATE! The next USC update reshare will be done in co-operation with my friend +Charles Lupica.2012-04-23 10:29:35325252192135CC G+
Robert Simpson8,875Trever McGhee created a #circle with suggested people to follow:+Trever McGhee originally created this post:You just never know who'll you'll discover until you circle them.There's someone for everyone to follow in this incredible circle of people & pages.In this group are people waiting to be followed, while others are looking to add variety to their circles.I included several photographers +Charles Lupica who asked for help in getting their names out to G+'rs because they have great work though less than 7500 followers.For me, it's all about helping one another find the right people to connect to, which may be different by next week ;-) That's the greatest thing about Google, you can add & delete as many circles as you want. The best way to find people or new content for your Stream is to add a circle, check out the Stream for a week, keep those that you like and return the rest to the grid. You can always add them again later on when the time is right for you.Until then, please share this circle to share these extraordinary people,If you would like to be added, just add your name before you share it or leave a comment. #BeHappy #Friends #Share #circleshare #circlecount #publiccircle #sharedcircle2012-04-11 16:30:174519717CC G+
Tamme Marshall0My friend +Celine Chamberlin shared this circle a few days ago and I'm SO glad she did. Since then I've found even more amazing Photographers on G+ and added them and I want to share with some of my friends like +Shannon Espinoza that are just getting used to G+ like myself.2012-04-10 23:39:36178502CC G+
Matt Acuff (CoolHandMatt)314This circle shared from the Up and coming List you might like2012-04-07 18:26:45215614CC G+
Peter From27,925Upcoming StarsI want to share my circle named Upcoming Stars –– it's filled with photographic talent! Have a look for yourself... They all have less than 7500 followers but they kick a**!Do YOU want to be included in this hot circle, then let me know in the comments below. There's one condition though if you want in; you must reshare this post to spread the word (I mean, that's what Google+ is all about). And, of course, it'll help a lot if I find some quality photography in your feed.Next reshare of updated circle will be on Friday the coming week... #CircleShare2012-04-07 16:10:49214356190142CC G+
Celine Chamberlin16,248THERE BE AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THIS HERE CIRCLEIt's been a while since I last shared this circle, so I thought I'd take a minute to do so again. I've made some additions since my last share.This is my circle of photographers who kick some major backside. They post quality work and I admire what they do. That's all.About the list:I don't pay attention to whether anyone follows me back. Some do, some don't. Doesn't matter.I don't add people because they ask, I add them because I truly enjoy their photos. It's a personal thing (so please don't ask to be added... thanks).If you've been notified (in your notification area) about this circle, that means you're in it. I promise I won't bug you about other things. :)That's about it. Please take a look at the photographers listed here. They be awesome and stuff.2012-04-06 23:38:1916612112CC G+
Edward Kay4,071+Charles Lupica did a great job compiling this circle of great photographers that do not have enough followers yet. Check it out and re-share if you like what you see!!!2012-04-02 22:50:33201304CC G+
Trever McGhee5,725. ♥♥♥♥♥ Start the week off by following someone new ♥♥♥♥♥ . You just never know who'll you'll discover until you circle them.There's someone for everyone to follow in this incredible circle of people & pages.In this group are people waiting to be followed, while others are looking to add variety to their circles.I included several photographers +Charles Lupica who asked for help in getting their names out to G+'rs because they have great work though less than 7500 followers.For me, it's all about helping one another find the right people to connect to, which may be different by next week ;-) That's the greatest thing about Google, you can add & delete as many circles as you want. The best way to find people or new content for your Stream is to add a circle, check out the Stream for a week, keep those that you like and return the rest to the grid. You can always add them again later on when the time is right for you.Until then, please share this circle to share these extraordinary people,If you would like to be added, just add your name before you share it or leave a comment. #BeHappy #Friends #Share #circleshare #circlecount #publiccircle #sharedcircle2012-04-02 21:08:19455341625CC G+
Charles Lupica32,737If you're in this circle, please plus this post as well as sharing it. It could make the "what's hot" list if enough people plus it. ─────────────────────────────────────── ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ────────           Here's the completed circle of              200 great photographers                        with less than 7500 followers ──────── ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ───────────────────────────────────────I was very selective in choosing the people in this circle. I have looked at hundreds of profiles and I have selected the ones that I like. Most of what you'll find here is fine art photographers, B&W photographers, and landscape photographers, with a few street photographers, one astro-phootgrapher and some eye-candy. :-)). Here's a circle of photographers with less than7500 followers. All have some great images to share. Some are fantastic, some awesome. Add this circle, find the ones you enjoy, remove the ones that just aren't to your taste. I think there's a nice cross-section of photographers in this circle.• Only you can decide which are really awesome, enjoy and share.• What's that you say ? There's 202 !!! Oh my, that's what happens when a person with physics background starts counting things - quantum mechanics. • I'm in this circle and I have 32'100 followers. If this offends you, sorry. Criteria for selection:• People whose whole stream is project 52 / project 365 photos are unlikely to be chosen• If there aren't any banner images, I pretty sure I'll skip on by.• All profiles were verified • If the profile has no avatar - no• If there are animated gifs in the stream - no• if there is a lot of stuff besides original work - no• (Tricky here) If I don't like what I saw - no• If I saw anything rude or unfriendly - no• No one with more than 7500 followers (except me) was added unless they were added before reaching that number► Every profile was verified. If I saw animated gifs, a slew of shares or too little photography, the profile wasn't added. The photographers in this circle appear to be active members of the community. Many fine photographers were not included because they don't participate enough.Unfortunately, when you do a circle like this, some people will be unhappy • If you're a landscape photographer and you don't know +Johan Peijnenburg be sure to make his acquaintance. He is a very talented landscape photographer and keeps one of the best photography circles on G+; which he will reshare soon.• Architecture and B&W photographers should become acquainted with +David Bowden and +Joel Tjintjelaar (B&W + Long Exposure) • Check out +Daily Fine Art Themes for themes focusing on traditional Fine Art media.• To learn more about photography themes visit +Daily Photography Themes or visit my 2012-04-02 13:44:28202135149181CC G+
Daniel Sandstein10,037The Cream of the Crop of March 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:February 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-04-02 07:48:20308503455CC G+
dawn m. armfield5,328Time to share another circle. This is, by far, my largest (and you only see 500 of the 800 people I have in it). This circle includes amazing photographers. Again, in my own structure, I have it broken down into different categories, but this is the highest level of the photography circles I have.Enjoy and comment!2012-03-30 13:57:1150022810CC G+
Charles Lupica32,168►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄             200 great photographers                        with less than 7500 followers                   (Seed circle)          ►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄      ♥♥♥ Who should be in this circle ? ♥♥♥I was very selective in choosing the people in this circle. I have looked at hundreds of profiles and I have selected the ones that I like. Most of what you'll find here is fine art photographers, B&W photographers, and landscape photographers. Other than the B&W Fine Art Photography most of what you'll see from this group is properly called Eye-Candy.How many of you remember my circle for great photographers with15'000 followers or less ? Well this time, how about we go for fewer than 7500? The last time we did this, it was a lot of fun and a lot of people wanted to do it again.Here's a circle of photographers with less than7500 followers. All have some great images to share. Some are fantastic, some awesome. Add this circle, find the ones you enjoy, remove the ones that just aren't to your taste. I think there's a nice cross-section of photographers doing portrait, landscape, street, and B&W • Only you can decide which are really awesome, enjoy and share.• What's that you say ? There's only 128 !!! That's where you come in.• I want to build this circle up 200 (or more) people and then share it.• I need you to tell me who needs to be in it.Who is your favorite photographer with less than 7500 followers that you think needs more recognition?Rules:• People whose whole stream is project 52 / project 365 photos are unlikely to be chosen• If there aren't any banner images, I pretty sure I'll skip on by.• I will be in the circle and I have 32'100 followers• Please suggest who should be in this circle, more people recommending a single person is good. • I will verify every profile and I will select which ones get added• If the profile has no avatar - out• If there are animated gifs in the stream - no• if there is little or not photographs in the stream - no• (Tricky here) If I don't like what I see - no• If I see anything rude or unfriendly - no• No one with more than 7500 followers (except me) will be added unless they were added before reaching that number► Every profile was verified. If I saw animated gifs, a slew of shares or too little photography, the profile wasn't added. Unfortunately, when you do a circle like this, some people will be unhappy • If you're a landscape photographer and you don't know +Johan Peijnenburg be sure to make his acquaintance. He is a very talented landscape photographer and keeps one of the best photography circles on G+; which he will reshare soon.• Architecture and B&W photographers should become acquainted with +David Bowden and +Joel Tjintjelaar (B&W + Long Exposure) • Check out +Daily Fine Art Themes • +2012-03-28 13:28:311282053950CC G+
Andrew Marston4,165────────────────────────────────────────────   Wide Wednesday Panorama "thank you" circle   ──────             7 March 2012                  ──────────────────────────────────────────── It was my pleasure to curate the theme with +Lucille Galleli & +Ken McMahon. We had another fantastic week of entries, thank you all! We tried to view and comment on everyone's entries (especially if you mentioned us directly in the post), and it was also great to see a lot of community involvement in the comments of each image. Keep up the community support!Hopefully this circle includes everyone that contributed to Wide Wednesday Panorama this week, but experience says we missed some. Everyone is important to the success of the theme. Thanks for joining us! See you next week.~+Andrew Marston Note: we want to be up front. Many of the people in this circle received a "notification" that we added them to our circles. This is a temporary circle and we can't keep everyone in the long term. We will keep people that have circled us as long as we can but, we may need to drop some of the people that added us.◊◊◊2012-03-08 16:20:09151657CC G+
Charles Lupica22,689▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►►►►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄►►►          Version 3 - The final cut         ◄◄◄►►►          500 great photographers        ◄◄◄►►►       with less than 20'000 followers     ◄◄◄►►►►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Here's a circle of photographers with less than 20'000 followers. I think all have some great images to share. Some are fantastic, some awesome. Add this circle, find the ones you enjoy, remove the ones that just aren't to your taste. I think there's a nice cross-section of photographers doing portrait, landscape, B&W, ... ► Only you can decide which are really awesome, enjoy and share.► What's that you say ? There's only 501 !!! I thought maybe you wouldn't mind if I added myself to this circle even though I have more than 20'000 followers"► Many of the people in this circle were recommended by their piers, the G+ community► Every profile was verified. If I saw animated gifs, a slew of shares or too little photography, the profile wasn't added. As a result of re-verifying the profiles, some people that were in the earlier circle aren't in this one. Some people that expect to be in this circle, aren't.► +Colby Brown shared an important circle, "Photographic Circle of Inspiration". A lot of people in this circle are in that circle - just normal overlap. However, a lot of people that were in this circle have shot way past it.► +Mike Shaw also shared an important circle, "Women Photographers on G+". This also helped to put people way over the limit. If you're a woman photographer on G+ you'll want to look at Mike's stream to add the circle and / or ask Mike to add you to the next version.Unfortunately, when you do a circle like this, some people will be unhappy because they were left out. I made the final decision and I'm sorry if I left you out. ► +Mike Shaw is also building a circle of interesting people (not necessarily photographers) who have less than 30'000 followers. Anyone can make oen and only one recommendation. ► If you're a landscape photographer and you don't know +Johan Peijnenburg and his landscape and Nature Photographers circle, be sure to make his acquaintance ► Architecture and B&W photographers should become acquainted with +David Bowden and +Joel Tjintjelaar (B&W + Long Exposure) ► Check out +Daily Photography Themes and +2012-01-27 16:29:325011438678CC G+
Johan Peijnenburg27,379Selected Nature & Landscape Photographers (update v6)Here's an update of the Nature & Landscape Photographers circle. I have reviewed 350 new requests and re-checked the existing 450 and selected the 400 photographers I liked best.Want to get in? Leave a comment or contact me directly, if you feel you meet the criteria: an on-line portfolio with good images + posting nature and landscape work regularly on G+. Feel free to re-share!http://www.niophoto.com/2012-01-25 14:34:37400305178118CC G+
MAURIZIO PONTINI5,729Worldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I * Reviewed and updated *https://plus.google.com/113718775944980638561/about (Information for all Circles)Worldwide Best Art & Photography IV - CIRCLE IV - In progress!Worldwide Best Art & Photography III - CIRCLE III - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I - 500 Members *--------------Look for your name in the 4 circles.If you want, Leave a message in the circle in which you are a memberThanks to these 4 great circles, you can know, learn, discover, travel the world, nature, people and art through beautiful photographs and amazing different works.Feel FREE to Share!Great shots to all of You dear friends!2012-01-05 20:40:04500846CC G+
Henrik L Andersen7,971Like to share a circle of mine! Called "Closest to follow"Have a look if you like! And reshare in yours circles2011-12-17 18:20:2568916CC G+
Bernhard Rypalla4,484repost for other time zonecircle updatedHelp them to growThere are many people in G+ with great stuff and they are well known and have tenthousends of followers. But there are also people out there who are really worth to get attention but have only a few followers.Now that I reached nearly 5000 follower (and hope they follow me because of my photographic artwork) I want to share a circle with interesting people. Have a look at them, give them a chance and reshare this circle. Of course you can add other persons you think they should get a bigger audience.2011-12-14 19:45:26151022CC G+
Adi Pil45I'd like to share with you my circle of 100 landscape photogs. If you don't have them circled - you should do it asap, you really won't be disappointed when you'll see their fantastic photos.2011-12-07 12:58:06100000CC G+
Johan Peijnenburg20,477Nature & Landscape Photographers Circle updateIt's been over a month, so here's is an update of the Nature & Landscape Photographers circle and lists. About 30 photographers have been added ... and quite a few have dropped off.I will be sharing a circle with Nature & landscape Photography related pages in a few weeks. Please leave a comment if you want your page to be included ... same rules apply!Want to join? Leave a comment or contact me directly, if you feel you meet the criteria: an interesting on-line portfolio with good images + posting nature and landscape work on G+. Feel free to re-share!http://www.niophoto.com/2011-12-03 19:21:2945727011385CC G+
MAURIZIO PONTINI2,413Worldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE IToday 1500 members in 3 circles https://plus.google.com/113718775944980638561/about (Information for all Circles)Worldwide Best Art & Photography III - CIRCLE III - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I - 500 Members--------------Look for your name in the 3 circles.If you want, Leave a message in the circle in which you are a memberThanks to these 3 great circles, you can know, learn, discover, travel the world, nature, people and art through beautiful photographs and amazing different works.Feel FREE to Share!Great shots to all of You dear friends!2011-12-02 00:34:49500181611CC G+
Steve Johnson9,927Emerging Photographers - Updated CircleHere it is - the absolutely bang up to date Emerging Photographers List. This is the circle to grab if you are looking for the newer photographers to G+. There are many here that you not not have come across before. The photographers are all in between 0 and 1500 circles. If you would like to be in this circle next time it is published (probably one or two weeks) sign on here:http://www.group.as/emerging%2Bphotographers/I usually go through the list on weekends. I have set up a page for the Emerging Photographers groups:https://plus.google.com/117589263632887510143/postsPlease read if you are interested in being on this list or are wondering what this is all about :)Please Share2011-11-13 18:21:37323152010CC G+
MAURIZIO PONTINI1,008Worldwide best Art & Photography CIRCLE - Update2011-11-10 00:18:0536213410CC G+
Tim Eisler45Too much good stuff to look at! These are photographers I've added myself after seeing their amazing work, and others I've gleaned from their shared circles.2011-11-09 00:00:25346102CC G+
Kristjan Logason183Topp Google+ PhotographersIm cleaning the closet and trying to sort out all those great photo artists that you can find on G+ . My list of topp name to follow just jumped over 200 so I share it again. Will share it once more when it reaches 300. Keep in mind that this is a highly biased list based on my vast interest in different type of photography and photo related material (and speed of sorting those circled :) ) but could also be of interest to you. Hope you enjoy theseKristjan Logason shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 08:38:03212823CC G+

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2012-08-23 13:12:50 (29 comments, 54 reshares, 185 +1s)

*GOLD COAST DURING DUSK* 

Using my Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens I took a single 30s exposure at ISO800, f/8 and 19mm focal length about 50min after sunset catching the last light in the sky. At this stage the reflections of the lights were getting quite annoying behind the glass and I used my sweater to block most of the reflecting light from the inside of the cafe. the Outside light sources and their reflections needed to be manually cleaned up in post processing. This only took me 2hrs time and was a magnified pixel-by-pixel job. Glad I don't have 36 Megapixels in situations like this ;).

Also big thanks for +Naomi Locardi  to provide me with a super cool new Logo! 

Oh - almost forgot - This photo was taken from the 77th Floor of the Q1 Skyfloor at almost 300m height in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

Most reshares: 54

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2012-08-23 13:12:50 (29 comments, 54 reshares, 185 +1s)

*GOLD COAST DURING DUSK* 

Using my Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens I took a single 30s exposure at ISO800, f/8 and 19mm focal length about 50min after sunset catching the last light in the sky. At this stage the reflections of the lights were getting quite annoying behind the glass and I used my sweater to block most of the reflecting light from the inside of the cafe. the Outside light sources and their reflections needed to be manually cleaned up in post processing. This only took me 2hrs time and was a magnified pixel-by-pixel job. Glad I don't have 36 Megapixels in situations like this ;).

Also big thanks for +Naomi Locardi  to provide me with a super cool new Logo! 

Oh - almost forgot - This photo was taken from the 77th Floor of the Q1 Skyfloor at almost 300m height in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

Most plusones: 185

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2012-08-23 13:12:50 (29 comments, 54 reshares, 185 +1s)

*GOLD COAST DURING DUSK* 

Using my Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens I took a single 30s exposure at ISO800, f/8 and 19mm focal length about 50min after sunset catching the last light in the sky. At this stage the reflections of the lights were getting quite annoying behind the glass and I used my sweater to block most of the reflecting light from the inside of the cafe. the Outside light sources and their reflections needed to be manually cleaned up in post processing. This only took me 2hrs time and was a magnified pixel-by-pixel job. Glad I don't have 36 Megapixels in situations like this ;).

Also big thanks for +Naomi Locardi  to provide me with a super cool new Logo! 

Oh - almost forgot - This photo was taken from the 77th Floor of the Q1 Skyfloor at almost 300m height in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

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2013-08-19 01:33:56 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building During Sunset

It's been forever since I had the time to sit down and process an image. Almost 5 months have passed since I moved from Australia to Singapore for the second time in the last two years. This time 'more' permanently - well, as far as permanency goes nowadays! The move, new life, new job, new apartment have all kept me so busy that there was little time for my photography.

Two months ago I took a weekend trip to Kuching, Malaysia. it's only a good hour's flight away. As I didn't have much time, and didn't do my research, I purely relied on friend's and friend's friend itinerary and suggestions on what to do. Whilst the wild orangutan sanctuary was really something amazing, my personal highlight was strolling down the Sarawak River and discovering the illuminated State Legislative... more »

New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building During Sunset

It's been forever since I had the time to sit down and process an image. Almost 5 months have passed since I moved from Australia to Singapore for the second time in the last two years. This time 'more' permanently - well, as far as permanency goes nowadays! The move, new life, new job, new apartment have all kept me so busy that there was little time for my photography.

Two months ago I took a weekend trip to Kuching, Malaysia. it's only a good hour's flight away. As I didn't have much time, and didn't do my research, I purely relied on friend's and friend's friend itinerary and suggestions on what to do. Whilst the wild orangutan sanctuary was really something amazing, my personal highlight was strolling down the Sarawak River and discovering the illuminated State Legislative Assembly Building. I imagined the angle and shot from across the river during sunset for the next day and returned to find an amazingly intense play of colors and lights.

Blah Blah d'Technical
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
- Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L
- Other: Cable Release, Hoya Pro CPL Filter
- Tripod: Gorillapod
- Exposures: 21 brackets (for three golden and blue hour images)
- F-Stop: f/9, f/8 and f/7.1 
- ISO: 50 - 400
- Focal Length: 24mm
- HDR: Photomatix 
- Processing Techniques: Manual Blend, HDR
- Food: Borneo Jungle Laksa
- Drink: Canned Beer___

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2013-02-26 09:27:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Sidney Myer Concert Series 2013

Melbourne's Summers are truly amazing and one of my personal favorite activities is to enjoy the Sidney Myer concert series. It's a wonderful event to watch and listen to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing all the classics. Picnicking in front of one of the best set amphitheaters I've ever been to, overlooking the Melbourne city skyline next to the Botanical Garden, and listening to on of the best symphony orchestra's in the world is truly amazing, every time, every year.

Photo Geek Processing Info:
For the post-processing I used DxO Optics' 7 Elite, Nik Software's Snapseed for Desktop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and Photomatix. I firstly processed all RAW files into TIFFs, followed by the High Dynamic Range (HDR) composition using Tone Mapping in (this was due to the extreme bright stage compared... more »

Sidney Myer Concert Series 2013

Melbourne's Summers are truly amazing and one of my personal favorite activities is to enjoy the Sidney Myer concert series. It's a wonderful event to watch and listen to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing all the classics. Picnicking in front of one of the best set amphitheaters I've ever been to, overlooking the Melbourne city skyline next to the Botanical Garden, and listening to on of the best symphony orchestra's in the world is truly amazing, every time, every year.

Photo Geek Processing Info:
For the post-processing I used DxO Optics' 7 Elite, Nik Software's Snapseed for Desktop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and Photomatix. I firstly processed all RAW files into TIFFs, followed by the High Dynamic Range (HDR) composition using Tone Mapping in (this was due to the extreme bright stage compared to dark foreground and background. I adjusted color levels, contrast, saturation in Bridge and Snapseed to get the actual look of the scene during twilight. I then used some manual digital blending techniques in Photoshop to correct for 'guessing' errors of the Photomatix software Finally, I added a tilt-shift effect in Snapseed to focus on the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Exposure Blah Blah:
- 6 bracketed shots (-3ev - +2ev)
- 1s, 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s
- f/10 at 28mm
- ISO500

Hardware:
- Canon Australia's 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM
- Joby's GorillaPod
- one Yellow Recycle Bin (as tripod extension)
- one bottle of white wine (hence the blur!)___

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2012-09-09 03:22:25 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

THE 1004 SECONDS EXPOSURE

Friday evening after work I had the great pleasure to meet up with fellow Canberra photographer +Rob Crispe who came down to visit Melbourne for a mate's wedding. The weather gods were not on our side that night with only 10C, gale force like winds and rain every few minutes flying almost horizontally into our lenses. It was still worth it to get out, meet a fellow minded new friend and shoot some nice pics. 

Have you ever met anyone you only knew from the web? I've tried it a few times now, and am positively surprised about how many times I met some really awesome folks. 

Anyways - After a few test shots, I decided to go for a long exposure as I loved the strong waves and above normal height water levels smoothing out. To avoid camera shake from the strong winds, I decided to get my tripod as low as possible, hung my camera bagun... more »

THE 1004 SECONDS EXPOSURE

Friday evening after work I had the great pleasure to meet up with fellow Canberra photographer +Rob Crispe who came down to visit Melbourne for a mate's wedding. The weather gods were not on our side that night with only 10C, gale force like winds and rain every few minutes flying almost horizontally into our lenses. It was still worth it to get out, meet a fellow minded new friend and shoot some nice pics. 

Have you ever met anyone you only knew from the web? I've tried it a few times now, and am positively surprised about how many times I met some really awesome folks. 

Anyways - After a few test shots, I decided to go for a long exposure as I loved the strong waves and above normal height water levels smoothing out. To avoid camera shake from the strong winds, I decided to get my tripod as low as possible, hung my camera bag under the tripod to add some weight and made myself as big and wide as humanely possible to block to oncoming wind and rain from the camera. I stood still in my spot  for a mere 16 minutes and  44 seconds, but I can tell you it felt like an eternity in those weather conditions. 

There is something really amazing about long exposures as you can't really tell how they'll pan out, especially when you shoot in twilight and calculating the perfect exposure in your head has really more to do with guesswork and good luck especially when you have heavy clouds involved.

Tech Talk:
- Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 17-40mm at 17mm and f/4
- ISO 50, single exposure for 1004 seconds, no noise reduction (thank god for not another 1004 seconds!)
- ND400 Filter mounted, CPL dismounted
- DXO Optics 7.5 for Raw processing to TIF (uncompressed ;))
- PS Workflow: Leveling, Curves optimisation, Vibrance and Color Balancing, High Pass Filter for details, manual exposure masks to increase bridge contrast/ visibility, Watermarking
- Two Argentinean Quilmes with Rob after the shoot to warm up

Have a great new week, folks! I'll be a bit quieter over the next days, as I'm off to Canberra for a bit of work now.___

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2012-09-06 22:27:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

Amongst the so many awesome shots +Elia Locardi has produced over the years this is one that makes my top 5 favorites lists.

The Future Is Now || Meydan Bridge - Dubai

Even though I didn’t get out much to shooting Dubai a couple weeks ago, I made sure to get out to The Meydan Bridge. A big thanks goes to +Daniel Cheong not only for driving me out there, but also for the great conversation and company. I always love connecting with fellow photographers and Daniel and I share a lot of the same philosophies on post-processing. In my opinion, he has some of the most beautiful photos of Dubai in existence - really stunning stuff. I recommend visiting his Flickr Page to see some of the photos I’m talking about.

The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. When not used for races it serves as a business and conference integrated facility. The thing is, like many other things in Dubai, it’s only used once (or so) a year. The rest of the time it’s mostly abandoned and this beautiful bridge is blocked from access. It was a strange feeling actually - to be standing on this opulent mega structure, in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were busted too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore.___Amongst the so many awesome shots +Elia Locardi has produced over the years this is one that makes my top 5 favorites lists.

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2012-09-02 09:40:41 (19 comments, 19 reshares, 78 +1s)

We love Melbourne

after another magnificent past seven days the week is ending with a spectacularly tranquil sunset in the Docklands of Melbourne. 

This time I experimented with the long exposure technique I learnt from the grand master of photography Jonathan Danker a few months back Singapore. I added a bit a post-processing magic to it, which I learnt from my favorite monkey aka +Elia Locardi combined with my beloved twilight style this magical moment was captured digitally. Many thanks for sharing your techniques and inspiring me with your work, guys!

I hope you're enjoying the Sunday night with a glass of wine today :) as it's supposedly good for your health. Have a great week!

Technical Mumbo-Jumbo:
- F/16
- ISO 50
- Shutterspeed: 241.6 seconds
- Canon 5D Mark III with EF 17-40mm
- Manfrotto Tripod
- Good friendt... more »

We love Melbourne

after another magnificent past seven days the week is ending with a spectacularly tranquil sunset in the Docklands of Melbourne. 

This time I experimented with the long exposure technique I learnt from the grand master of photography Jonathan Danker a few months back Singapore. I added a bit a post-processing magic to it, which I learnt from my favorite monkey aka +Elia Locardi combined with my beloved twilight style this magical moment was captured digitally. Many thanks for sharing your techniques and inspiring me with your work, guys!

I hope you're enjoying the Sunday night with a glass of wine today :) as it's supposedly good for your health. Have a great week!

Technical Mumbo-Jumbo:
- F/16
- ISO 50
- Shutterspeed: 241.6 seconds
- Canon 5D Mark III with EF 17-40mm
- Manfrotto Tripod
- Good friend to distract me while i'm waiting for the long exposure to record
- Glass of Shiraz___

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2012-08-31 03:44:35 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

RAINBOW SPLASH

Riding a speedboat off Nusa Penida in Indonesia towards one of the most beautiful scuba diving locations I got mesmerized by the stunning colors of the sky and the sea. When I noticed the water splashing around our boat, lifting large masses of water into the air the angle of the sun coming in produced this amazing miniature rainbow.

Capturing this image I had to play around with my camera gear trying to equilibrise high shutterspeed, higher ISO, and Aperture. I handheld my flash unit (set to full manual) in one hand and my camera in the other hand. The nervousness of the crew and other guests was rising to pretty intense levels while I was trying to balance myself in order not to fall off the very bumpy boat riding the waves at high speed.

Technical Blah Blah:
- handheld Canon 5D Mark III with Canon EF 17-40mm L USM
- handheld CanonS... more »

RAINBOW SPLASH

Riding a speedboat off Nusa Penida in Indonesia towards one of the most beautiful scuba diving locations I got mesmerized by the stunning colors of the sky and the sea. When I noticed the water splashing around our boat, lifting large masses of water into the air the angle of the sun coming in produced this amazing miniature rainbow.

Capturing this image I had to play around with my camera gear trying to equilibrise high shutterspeed, higher ISO, and Aperture. I handheld my flash unit (set to full manual) in one hand and my camera in the other hand. The nervousness of the crew and other guests was rising to pretty intense levels while I was trying to balance myself in order not to fall off the very bumpy boat riding the waves at high speed.

Technical Blah Blah:
- handheld Canon 5D Mark III with Canon EF 17-40mm L USM
- handheld Canon Speedlite 580EX II
- ISO 800
- Aperture @ f/4
- Focal length @ 17mm
- Shuttespeed @ 1/5000s
- Picture mode: Burst
- Flash set to manual at full strength and manually fired using testing mode 
- Boat speed: about 45kph___

2012-08-27 00:54:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Photography Magazine curator +Jarek Klimek's recent 'Top-11 Google+ Photos' of the day included some stunning images, and I'm very happy that my work has been displayed, too! Congrats to my fellow photographers +Andreas Levi +Matthias Haeussler +Andy Gray +Scotty Graham +Swee Oh +Athena Carey +Francesco Gola +QT Luong +Hidetaka Onoyama +Alan Shapiro

Photography Magazine curator +Jarek Klimek's recent 'Top-11 Google+ Photos' of the day included some stunning images, and I'm very happy that my work has been displayed, too! Congrats to my fellow photographers +Andreas Levi +Matthias Haeussler +Andy Gray +Scotty Graham +Swee Oh +Athena Carey +Francesco Gola +QT Luong +Hidetaka Onoyama +Alan Shapiro___

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2012-08-25 07:51:27 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

Twilight at the Gold Coast

this is my second most favorite shot from my trip up to the Gold Coast last weekend. The weather was amazing and shooting from the Q1 Tower (on of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest residential buildings) was really fun. Located on the the 77th floor or approximately 230m/ 754feet above sea level Sky Point Observation Deck offers spectacular 360 degree views over Surfer's Paradise, Mainbeach and Broadbeach as well as the Hinterland.

Like with the previous upload I needed to perform some major photo manipulation surgery in Photoshop to eliminate reflections caused by the street illumination, interior Sky Point Illumination, and flashes from other 'photographers' bouncing off the glass. 

To take this photo I used my 5D Mark III, 17-40mm lens, inbuilt HDR mode, focal length of 17mm, 2-8-30s exposures at f/10 and ISO100. Myca... more »

Twilight at the Gold Coast

this is my second most favorite shot from my trip up to the Gold Coast last weekend. The weather was amazing and shooting from the Q1 Tower (on of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest residential buildings) was really fun. Located on the the 77th floor or approximately 230m/ 754feet above sea level Sky Point Observation Deck offers spectacular 360 degree views over Surfer's Paradise, Mainbeach and Broadbeach as well as the Hinterland.

Like with the previous upload I needed to perform some major photo manipulation surgery in Photoshop to eliminate reflections caused by the street illumination, interior Sky Point Illumination, and flashes from other 'photographers' bouncing off the glass. 

To take this photo I used my 5D Mark III, 17-40mm lens, inbuilt HDR mode, focal length of 17mm, 2-8-30s exposures at f/10 and ISO100. My camera was mounted on my most beloved Yoby Gorillapod which performed some serious stretching throughout the shoot. 

Have a great Saturday!!!___

2012-08-25 07:29:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

if you're looking for some fresh photography blood for your circles - add and share :) Thanks for +Charles Lupica for maintaining this circle :)


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 Hidden Treasure: 264 talented photographers to discover

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264 photographers plus myself.
#CWL7500  

This circle is only people with 5000 to 7500 followers.  I made this choice because people like to see smaller circles.

No one has asked to be in this circle and no one has been required to share the circle.  The choices here are my own based on my own likes and dislikes.

The photographers that I have added to this circle are all photographers that I would like to have in my stream.  The styles vary but the quality is there.  The work varies from above average to outstanding.

No strings attached
• I ask, but do not require, that everyone in this circle plus the post, comment on the post, and most importantly, share the circle.  My experience tells me that circles that don't require sharing are generally of a higher quality since there is no obligation to include anyone.  Please share. 

Validation process
•  I have personally checked all of the profiles in the circle.  This is a circle of people whose work I like. No one has asked for inclusion and the choice of inclusion was solely my own decision. 
• Photographers that are inactive were not chosen
• Photographers with animated gifs were not chosen
• Only photographers sharing a nice selection of their own images were included
• Lots of external links = not included
• I had to like what I saw; my circle = my choice.
• I'm in the circle. My circle, I get to be in it.

For anyone sharing this circle, I recommend that you add a few fresh images to your stream to keep your content balanced.

◊◊◊___if you're looking for some fresh photography blood for your circles - add and share :) Thanks for +Charles Lupica for maintaining this circle :)

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2012-08-23 13:12:50 (29 comments, 54 reshares, 185 +1s)

*GOLD COAST DURING DUSK* 

Using my Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens I took a single 30s exposure at ISO800, f/8 and 19mm focal length about 50min after sunset catching the last light in the sky. At this stage the reflections of the lights were getting quite annoying behind the glass and I used my sweater to block most of the reflecting light from the inside of the cafe. the Outside light sources and their reflections needed to be manually cleaned up in post processing. This only took me 2hrs time and was a magnified pixel-by-pixel job. Glad I don't have 36 Megapixels in situations like this ;).

Also big thanks for +Naomi Locardi  to provide me with a super cool new Logo! 

Oh - almost forgot - This photo was taken from the 77th Floor of the Q1 Skyfloor at almost 300m height in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.

*GOLD COAST DURING DUSK* 

Using my Canon 5D Mark III and the 17-40mm lens I took a single 30s exposure at ISO800, f/8 and 19mm focal length about 50min after sunset catching the last light in the sky. At this stage the reflections of the lights were getting quite annoying behind the glass and I used my sweater to block most of the reflecting light from the inside of the cafe. the Outside light sources and their reflections needed to be manually cleaned up in post processing. This only took me 2hrs time and was a magnified pixel-by-pixel job. Glad I don't have 36 Megapixels in situations like this ;).

Also big thanks for +Naomi Locardi  to provide me with a super cool new Logo! 

Oh - almost forgot - This photo was taken from the 77th Floor of the Q1 Skyfloor at almost 300m height in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.___

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2012-08-17 04:31:06 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

An Australian baby seal hanging out on one of  Kangaroo Island's magnificent beaches. The little one had a blast that day and was quite intrigued by my camera, I think. A total natural the way it behaved in front of the zoom lens.

Yes, this is not my standard mega large stitched panorama shot - I decided to start uploading some of my other work and see if you still like it ;) Let me know what you think about the change of direction, please.

Have a great morning, day, or evening wherever you are :)

An Australian baby seal hanging out on one of  Kangaroo Island's magnificent beaches. The little one had a blast that day and was quite intrigued by my camera, I think. A total natural the way it behaved in front of the zoom lens.

Yes, this is not my standard mega large stitched panorama shot - I decided to start uploading some of my other work and see if you still like it ;) Let me know what you think about the change of direction, please.

Have a great morning, day, or evening wherever you are :)___

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2012-08-15 09:21:15 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Melbourne's on Fire!

For the second consecutive year, and few more times in the past decade Melbourne has been voted not only as Australia's most livable city but the World's!

The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes a ranking each year comparing living standards across 140 cities in the world. The determining dimensions for the analysis include: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education, and Infrastructure.

Congratulations to my favorite city in the World

Technical Stuff:
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
- 7x exposures developed with DXO Optics 7.5
- 6x tonemapped exposures in Photomatix 4.2
- 1x exposure 5s to capture the fire
- manual blending, color correction in Photoshop

Melbourne's on Fire!

For the second consecutive year, and few more times in the past decade Melbourne has been voted not only as Australia's most livable city but the World's!

The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes a ranking each year comparing living standards across 140 cities in the world. The determining dimensions for the analysis include: Stability, Healthcare, Culture and environment, Education, and Infrastructure.

Congratulations to my favorite city in the World

Technical Stuff:
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
- 7x exposures developed with DXO Optics 7.5
- 6x tonemapped exposures in Photomatix 4.2
- 1x exposure 5s to capture the fire
- manual blending, color correction in Photoshop___

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2012-05-27 08:27:11 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Katowice’s Spodek During Twilight

36 Megapixel – Panorama of 6 shots at f/8 with 30s – CPL Filter – ISO50 - 208Megabytes – Canon 5D Mark III - Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM

Story:
Whilst traveling to Europe for a work conference and a few customer meetings last week I took the opportunity to visit my Family over the weekends. Whilst this sounds like an easy task, it never is, as my immediate family lives in three different countries: Poland, Germany and Switzerland. You’d think – ‘hey how awesome is this, I could do so many photos from many more different locations’, but whilst I would love to photograph more sites during these short weekend trips the main purpose is spending some quality time with my folks, of course. Often, hence, I can only dream of photographing some of the buildings/ landscape I remember from living there before I moved awayfrom Europe many ... more »

Katowice’s Spodek During Twilight

36 Megapixel – Panorama of 6 shots at f/8 with 30s – CPL Filter – ISO50 - 208Megabytes – Canon 5D Mark III - Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM

Story:
Whilst traveling to Europe for a work conference and a few customer meetings last week I took the opportunity to visit my Family over the weekends. Whilst this sounds like an easy task, it never is, as my immediate family lives in three different countries: Poland, Germany and Switzerland. You’d think – ‘hey how awesome is this, I could do so many photos from many more different locations’, but whilst I would love to photograph more sites during these short weekend trips the main purpose is spending some quality time with my folks, of course. Often, hence, I can only dream of photographing some of the buildings/ landscape I remember from living there before I moved away from Europe many years ago. One evening though, and since light and atmospheric conditions were pretty good, I couldn’t resist any longer and shot one of my favourite structures in Poland – the Spodek.

Subject:
Spodek, which translates from Polish as “saucer”, is placed in the downtown Katowice, Poland. The multi-purpose complex includes Poland’s largest indoor venue, and ice rink, a gym, a hotel and three large car parks. Architects Maciej Gintowt and Maciej Kraskinski designed Spodek and roof based on the principle of tensegrity. It’s construction had many rumors around the possibility of collapse and cave-ins since it was built on a site containing medium mining damage. However it was completed and opened in 1971 and can hold up to 11,000 people today.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 6 shots single-row horizontal panorama taken about 35min after sunset with an picture exposure of 30s at f/8.0 and ISO 50. I used a CPL filter and blending techniques for the contrast in the sky and deep blues post sunset. I used DxO Optics 7.5 for the RAW file conversion into TIFF format, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. Secondly I combined the panorama in Autopano Pro 2 which did not work well at all and I played with PTGui for the second time witch much better results. After the initial Stitching I fixed some errors in Photoshop as well as Bridge. The biggest challenge in this photo was the large advertisement screen right in front of the dome. It was emitting extreme levels of lights and made photrographing this complex a technical challenge.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 36 Megapixel 208MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 3.23 x 1.40m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com

Tags:
#Poland #Spodek #Katowice #Slask #Europe #PlusPhotoExtract #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt #Cityscape #Reflection #Architecture___

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2012-03-06 14:11:16 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Petronas Towers During Dusk

47 Megapixel – Vertorama of 3 shots at f/22.0 with 30s – CPL Filter - ISO100 - 271 Megabytes

Story:
So one of the benefits about moving into the regional headquarter of my company is that I get to travel a little bit every now and then – what a great opportunity to take along my camera and have some fun after office hours! This time my business brought me to Kuala Lumpur, the third time I’ve visited this buzzing, multicultural city, but it was the first time I saw the city not covered in clouds. Wow – what a night it was and what a great opportunity to shoot the symbol of KL. My local colleagues were so nice to take care of me and drive me around town on two occasions - Thank YOU!

By the way, I’m looking for some ideas on where to go next in Asia for a weekend trip, so if you have any ideas, or want me totake a phot... more »

Petronas Towers During Dusk

47 Megapixel – Vertorama of 3 shots at f/22.0 with 30s – CPL Filter - ISO100 - 271 Megabytes

Story:
So one of the benefits about moving into the regional headquarter of my company is that I get to travel a little bit every now and then – what a great opportunity to take along my camera and have some fun after office hours! This time my business brought me to Kuala Lumpur, the third time I’ve visited this buzzing, multicultural city, but it was the first time I saw the city not covered in clouds. Wow – what a night it was and what a great opportunity to shoot the symbol of KL. My local colleagues were so nice to take care of me and drive me around town on two occasions - Thank YOU!

By the way, I’m looking for some ideas on where to go next in Asia for a weekend trip, so if you have any ideas, or want me to take a photo of something in the region, I promise to try. Just let me know your thoughts!

Subject:
The Petronas Towers, aka the Petronas Twin Towers or Menara Berkembar Petronas, commenced construction in 1992 and finished in 1998 for a whopping sum of USD 1.6 billion. When completed they were the tallest (451m) building in the world for six years, before being overtaken by Tapei 101.
Whilst Tower 1 is occupied by Petronas staff and associated companies, Tower two is a regular office building which a diverse occupancy list across industries.

Photographic Technique:
Well obviously this is not my standard panorama as the building complex was so big, that I just couldn't find an angle and had to revert to the Vertorama. Due to the complex, repetitive structure, it was quite a pain to stitch this together correctly, as the stitching software was not capable of doing the job properly and needed some 'tweaking' from my side to get the job done.
The picture is a 3 shots single-row vertical panorama (vertorama) taken about 7min after sunset with an individual picture exposure of 30s at f/22 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me, although I had to fight hard this time to eliminate stitching errors considering the symmetry of the towers as well as the little difference as the towers builds. I post-edited it in Bridge and Photoshop CS5 (mainly getting rid of light flares and alignment of the photo to be symmetric based on the towers.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 47 Megapixel 271MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 2.11 x 2.79m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com

Tags:
#Malaysia #KualaLumpur #Petronas #PetronasTowers #PetronasTwinTowers #Asia #PlusPhotoExtract #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Vertorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt #Cityscape #Architecture #Skyscraper___

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2012-02-22 14:28:29 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)

Sunset at Koh Phi Phi Don

34 Megapixel – HDR Panorama of 3x3 shots at f/4.5 with 2, 8, 30s – ND400 filter - ISO100 - 206Megabytes

Story:
Visiting a friend in Phuket, Thailand, I thought it be a great idea to go back to one of my favourite Island destinations: Koh Phi Phi Don. To my surprise the main village on the island turned into quite a busy place with plenty of bars, shops, restaurants, and other entertainment. I think I counted about 20 dive shops compared to the 2 when I visited last time in 2009. I couldn’t wait to get up to the viewpoint once more and overlook this magnificent island. Unfortunately it was very hazy and extremely cloudy on the day. My usual preference of a multiple single-shot long exposures wouldn’t with the weather and the light, so I decided to go for a multi shot HDRs panorama.

Subject:
Phi PhiIsland,... more »

Sunset at Koh Phi Phi Don

34 Megapixel – HDR Panorama of 3x3 shots at f/4.5 with 2, 8, 30s – ND400 filter - ISO100 - 206Megabytes

Story:
Visiting a friend in Phuket, Thailand, I thought it be a great idea to go back to one of my favourite Island destinations: Koh Phi Phi Don. To my surprise the main village on the island turned into quite a busy place with plenty of bars, shops, restaurants, and other entertainment. I think I counted about 20 dive shops compared to the 2 when I visited last time in 2009. I couldn’t wait to get up to the viewpoint once more and overlook this magnificent island. Unfortunately it was very hazy and extremely cloudy on the day. My usual preference of a multiple single-shot long exposures wouldn’t with the weather and the light, so I decided to go for a multi shot HDRs panorama.

Subject:
Phi Phi Island, or Koh Phi Phi Don, is situated in the Malacca Strait, South-South-West of Krabi. It became word famous after the release of the American Movie “The Beach” which was partially filmed at Koh Phi Phi Leh (Maya Bay). In December 2004, almost all of the main island’s infrastructure was destroyed during the big Tsunami, incl. 70% of all buildings. Today the Island attracts many tourists from all over the world. You can lie on the beach, kite surf, scuba dive, go for a massage or get a tattoo ;). It’s a great place to relax, party, be active and be surrounded by natural beauty.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 3 HDR shots (9 Photos) single-row horizontal panorama taken about 15min before sunset with an individual picture exposure of 2s, 8s, and 30s at f/4.5 and ISO 100. To produce the long exposure with the sun I used a ND400 filter to minimise the light entering the lens. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. Secondly I merged the individual photos in Photomatix 4. Thirdly Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching of the HRDs for me. I post-edited it in Bridge and Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 36 Megapixel 206MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 3.75 x 1.47m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com

Tags:
#Thailand #PhiPhi #PhiPhiIsland #KohPhiPhi #Krabi #Island #Asia #PlusPhotoExtract #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #FineArt #Waterscape #Reflection #sunsetsaturday___

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2012-02-15 04:34:08 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

Inspiring read about +Elia Locardi plans as a photographer and a truly magical masterpiece of a well planned, executed and post-processed photograph. If you don't follow him yet, it's high time. Make sure you check out his website also for some stunning pre and post-processing comparisons and tutorials.

Marina Bay Lights || Blame The Monkey 2.0

A big thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last year and half. From blamethemonkey.com to Google+, I’ve really felt the love from everyone and things have been growing rapidly. Thank you so much -- I sincerely appreciate it.

We don’t have a team of people working at Blame The Monkey. It’s just myself and my wife, Naomi Locardi . Everything you see is the result of a true love for photography and a passion to freely give away knowledge, experience, and information. I do this purely because I love it and she helps me purely because I’ve cleverly tricked her into loving me. (I find that subliminal messages work the best).

Over the next week, significant updates will be coming to blamethemonkey.com, starting with the re-design followed by new content and tutorials. -- (Not to worry, all the before and afters will stay in place). -- Hopefully we can prevent taking the site down in the process but if things start acting funny, you’ll know the reason. So, please bear with me over the next week as I enter my sleepless, caffeine driven - obsessive - get things freaking done mode. :) Hopefully we’ll come out with something wonderful when it’s all said and done.

This is all in preparation for a huge life change in March. In 2011, with a comical blend of insomnia and jet lag, I flew 220,000 miles to feed my passion for Travel and Destination Photography, almost always with a return ticket. But as of March, after we finish relinquishing all of our personal possessions, there will be no more round trips, no more going home, and no more looking back. The world will become our new home with 22 countries planned for this year alone.

I openly invite you to come share the world with us and learn how to create beautiful photography in the process.

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Marina Bay Sands and The Helix Bridge

With only 2 days to explore Singapore last week, I hit the big areas first - and they don’t get much bigger than Marina Bay. And what could possibly make one of the most opulent places in the world more attractive? How about a laser light show? Now that’s cool!

Trust me - having only a few days in this amazing city was a complete tease but thankfully, I’ll be back there very soon. :)

From Wikipedia:

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at $8 billion, including cost of the prime land. With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.

The Helix Bridge , previously known as the Double Helix Bridge , is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 at 9 pm, however only half was opened due to ongoing construction at the Marina Bay Sands.___Inspiring read about +Elia Locardi plans as a photographer and a truly magical masterpiece of a well planned, executed and post-processed photograph. If you don't follow him yet, it's high time. Make sure you check out his website also for some stunning pre and post-processing comparisons and tutorials.

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2012-02-14 14:54:41 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)

Twilight at Singapore's Marina Bay

81 Megapixel - Panorama of 7x shots at f/9.0 -25s - ISO100 - 465Megabytes

Story:
After four full weeks of overcast in my new home - the Lion City - my waiting was finally rewarded with a crystal clear evening. Needless to say, I was not able to stay away from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel's laser light show while capturing the rest light behind the Central Business District. It was one of those magic moments where all stars aligned.

Subject:
Singapore main Island has an approximate landmass of 710 square kilometres and is inhabited by about 5.1 million people. More USD millionaires per capita live here than in any other country. Strategically positioned the Southern part of Singapore was developed as a trading post by the British East India Trade Company from 1819 onwards. Only in 1965 Singapore... more »

Twilight at Singapore's Marina Bay

81 Megapixel - Panorama of 7x shots at f/9.0 -25s - ISO100 - 465Megabytes

Story:
After four full weeks of overcast in my new home - the Lion City - my waiting was finally rewarded with a crystal clear evening. Needless to say, I was not able to stay away from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel's laser light show while capturing the rest light behind the Central Business District. It was one of those magic moments where all stars aligned.

Subject:
Singapore main Island has an approximate landmass of 710 square kilometres and is inhabited by about 5.1 million people. More USD millionaires per capita live here than in any other country. Strategically positioned the Southern part of Singapore was developed as a trading post by the British East India Trade Company from 1819 onwards. Only in 1965 Singapore gained full sovereignty.

On the left in the panorama you can see the recently developed Marina Bay Sands hotel. The hotel features 2,561 rooms and a 150m long infinity pool on top of the three hotel pillars. With an development cost of over 8 billion USD the hotel resort was completed in 2011. The casino in Singapore is estimated to attract 25,000 visitors a day generating over a one billion USD in profits per year.

On the right hand side you can see the Financial District or Central Business District in Singapore featuring many of the local and international banks and associated service providers.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 7 shot horizontal panorama taken about 35min after sunset and with an individual picture exposure of 25s at f/9.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-editied it in Bridge and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 81 Megapixel 465MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 4.65x 2.17m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com
Tags:
#Singapore #MarinaBay #SingaporeCBD #City #Asia #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt #Waterscape #Reflection
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2012-01-13 03:03:00 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 37 +1s)

Harvest Moon at the Sydney Opera House

95 Megapixel - HDR Panorama of 3x6 x shots at f/8.0 - 2s, 8s, 30s - ISO100 - 546 Megabytes

Background:
This is the last upload from myself from Australia for a while. I'm moving to Singapore in an hour but wanted to share one of my favorite Australian memories with you. The Harvest Moon Rise at the Sydney Opera House. Not sure how much I'll be able to upload from Singapore as I can't take my hardware with me and my editing/ processing powers are stripped of me for the next few weeks if not months. The good news is that I'll hopefully be able to collect some descent material while working/ traveling in Asia so there is something to look forward to. Happy New Years to you all and all the best, Vic

Subject:

The Sydney Opera House - the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the... more »

Harvest Moon at the Sydney Opera House

95 Megapixel - HDR Panorama of 3x6 x shots at f/8.0 - 2s, 8s, 30s - ISO100 - 546 Megabytes

Background:
This is the last upload from myself from Australia for a while. I'm moving to Singapore in an hour but wanted to share one of my favorite Australian memories with you. The Harvest Moon Rise at the Sydney Opera House. Not sure how much I'll be able to upload from Singapore as I can't take my hardware with me and my editing/ processing powers are stripped of me for the next few weeks if not months. The good news is that I'll hopefully be able to collect some descent material while working/ traveling in Asia so there is something to look forward to. Happy New Years to you all and all the best, Vic

Subject:

The Sydney Opera House - the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only 20th Century one - was opened in 1973. It took 14 years to construct, was 10 years late and 14 times over budget comparing to original estimates.

As one of the busiests arts centre globally it hosts over 1,500 performances for over 1.2mn visitors annually. Besides performance attendance itself the building itself is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia with over 7mn visitors every year. (source: wikipedia.com)

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 3x6 shot (18 photos total) panorama taken about 25min after sunset and 10min after moon rise with a picture exposure of 2s, 8s, and 30s at f/8.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I used Photomatix 4 with Detail Enhancer for the HDR composition and I post-editied it in Bridge and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 95 Megapixel 546MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 4.98m x 2.38m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com

Tags:
#Sydney #City #Australia #NewSouthWales #FullMoon #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt___

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2011-12-15 22:47:49 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)

The City of Melbourne During Twilight

97 Megapixel - Panorama of 6 x shots at f/7.1 - 30s - ISO100 - 554 Megabytes

Subject:
The City of Melbourne is the main municipality amongst 30 others and center of the greater area of Melbourne. It was founded in 1835 (47 years after the European Settlement of Australia). The greater Melbourne area has a population of over four million today and enjoys the the highest immigration in Australia with over 140,000 immigrants each year. It has the largest tram network in the world and is consistently rankend amongst the top most livable cities in the world (most livable in Australia) according to the Economist's Group Intelligence Unit. It is recognised as the most cultural and fashion oriented city in Australia and is amongst the most diverse with over 36% of all population being non-Australian born. Some of the best... more »

The City of Melbourne During Twilight

97 Megapixel - Panorama of 6 x shots at f/7.1 - 30s - ISO100 - 554 Megabytes

Subject:
The City of Melbourne is the main municipality amongst 30 others and center of the greater area of Melbourne. It was founded in 1835 (47 years after the European Settlement of Australia). The greater Melbourne area has a population of over four million today and enjoys the the highest immigration in Australia with over 140,000 immigrants each year. It has the largest tram network in the world and is consistently rankend amongst the top most livable cities in the world (most livable in Australia) according to the Economist's Group Intelligence Unit. It is recognised as the most cultural and fashion oriented city in Australia and is amongst the most diverse with over 36% of all population being non-Australian born. Some of the best international spectaculars held in Melbourne are the Australian Open, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the oh-so-famous Melbourne Spring Carnival Horse Races.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 6 shot panorama taken about 15min after sunset with a picture exposure of 30s at f/7.1 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-editied it in Bridge and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 97 Megapixel 554MegaBytes large photograph which is printable at 5.87m x 2.06m at 72DPI.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com


Tags:

#Melbourne #City #Australia #Victoria #FullMoon #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt___

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2011-11-26 03:15:27 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

Westminster Palace after Sunset

77 Megapixel - Panorama of 11 x shots at f/2.8 - 1/10s - ISO100 - 443 Megabytes

Another very cold and rainy weekend Downunder - It's been thunderstorming and pouring down from the heavens all day long. The only thing saving me from jumping off the balcony right now are two things: Polish cheesecake and working on a panorama from a warm evening during Summer.

Subject:
Most people would recognise Big Ben in this photo. One of the iconic symbols of London and England in general. The official name of the entire structure portrayed in this pano is called Westminster Palace. It's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and features three prominent towers: The Victoria tower or King's tower (on the left), the Central tower (in the middle), and the famous Clock tower (on the right). They are all roughly 100m... more »

Westminster Palace after Sunset

77 Megapixel - Panorama of 11 x shots at f/2.8 - 1/10s - ISO100 - 443 Megabytes

Another very cold and rainy weekend Downunder - It's been thunderstorming and pouring down from the heavens all day long. The only thing saving me from jumping off the balcony right now are two things: Polish cheesecake and working on a panorama from a warm evening during Summer.

Subject:
Most people would recognise Big Ben in this photo. One of the iconic symbols of London and England in general. The official name of the entire structure portrayed in this pano is called Westminster Palace. It's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and features three prominent towers: The Victoria tower or King's tower (on the left), the Central tower (in the middle), and the famous Clock tower (on the right). They are all roughly 100m high with the Victoria being the heighest of the the three (98.5m).
(Source: Wikipedia)

Photographic Technique:
The picutre is a 11 shot trimmed tripple-horizontal-row panorama taken in less than a minute with a picture exposure of 1/10s at f/2.8 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited it in Bridge (adjustment of levels and slight enhancement of the colors in the sky and water and some spot removal) and framed in Photoshop CS5. I also couldn't resist to clone out a very ugly looking floating permanent boat docking platform. Feel free to reach out if you have any question regarding the workflow or technique.

Print:
The end-result is a 443 Megabyte large 77 Megapixel photograph which is printable 4.36m x 2.21m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com.

Tags:

#London #WestminsterPalace #GreatBritain #UK #Sunset #Europe #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt #WorldHeritage #UNESCO #WorldHeritage___

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2011-11-20 02:51:13 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

The Old City of Dubrovnik During Dusk

119 Megapixel - Panorama of 11 x shots at f/14.0 - 30s - ISO100 - 555Megabytes

A long exposure multi-shot Panorama taken during dusk for all the fans of magnificent Croatia out there. I certainly became a huge fan after visiting this stunning country earlier this year.

Subject:
The City of Dubrovnik is situated at the Southern end of Croatia on the Adriatic coast. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 it is quite an amazing place to visit and see for yourself. The city boasts with white marble floors, heavy, large and thick walls surrounding and protecting it. Amongst many monuments it has also the oldest arboretum in the world (1492), the oldest running pharmacy (1317).

Historically and throughout the region it has also been known as Ragusa (Italian), Raiyia or Ragousa (Greek). Interestingly the heritage of... more »

The Old City of Dubrovnik During Dusk

119 Megapixel - Panorama of 11 x shots at f/14.0 - 30s - ISO100 - 555Megabytes

A long exposure multi-shot Panorama taken during dusk for all the fans of magnificent Croatia out there. I certainly became a huge fan after visiting this stunning country earlier this year.

Subject:
The City of Dubrovnik is situated at the Southern end of Croatia on the Adriatic coast. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 it is quite an amazing place to visit and see for yourself. The city boasts with white marble floors, heavy, large and thick walls surrounding and protecting it. Amongst many monuments it has also the oldest arboretum in the world (1492), the oldest running pharmacy (1317).

Historically and throughout the region it has also been known as Ragusa (Italian), Raiyia or Ragousa (Greek). Interestingly the heritage of the City is not clear, however commonly accepted theory puts its establishment somewhere in the 7th century. (Source: Wikipedia)

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 11 shot trimmed double-horizontal-row panorama taken over 6 minutes with a picture exposure of 30s at f/14.0 at ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited it in Bridge (cropping and straightening) and Photoshop (spot removal mainly) and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a 555 Megabyte large 119 Megapixel photograph which is printable 5.99m x 2.47m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).


Tags:
#Dubrovnik #Croatia #PearlOfTheAdriaticSea #Europe #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LongExposure #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt #WorldHeritage #UNESCO___

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2011-11-10 02:32:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Australian War Memorial at Dusk

38 Megapixel - Panorama of 3 x shots at f/9.0 - 30s - ISO100 - 140Megabytes

Another one for my beautiful Canberra series. I just love the detail with the man that stood whopping 30 seconds still in this series of shots. Initially I thought, "darn he's gonna spoil my panorama walking through the frames", as I tend to like 'clean pictures' the most, but he actually adds so much to the image. Thank you Mr. Anonymous for being there at the right time (and not moving an inch).

Subject:
The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war. Inside the construction one can find a massive 2-floor museum, really worthwhile visiting. The memorial was opened in 1941 and has since been expanded to include all major wars the Commonwealth of Australia participated in.
... more »

Australian War Memorial at Dusk

38 Megapixel - Panorama of 3 x shots at f/9.0 - 30s - ISO100 - 140Megabytes

Another one for my beautiful Canberra series. I just love the detail with the man that stood whopping 30 seconds still in this series of shots. Initially I thought, "darn he's gonna spoil my panorama walking through the frames", as I tend to like 'clean pictures' the most, but he actually adds so much to the image. Thank you Mr. Anonymous for being there at the right time (and not moving an inch).

Subject:
The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war. Inside the construction one can find a massive 2-floor museum, really worthwhile visiting. The memorial was opened in 1941 and has since been expanded to include all major wars the Commonwealth of Australia participated in.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 3 shot single-row horizontal panorama taken about 30min after sunset with a picture exposure of 30s at f/9.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited it in Bridge and Photoshop and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a 38 megapixel photograph which is printable 3.73m x 1.28m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).
Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com.

Tags:
#AustralianWarMemorial #Canberra #CapitolofAustralia #Australia #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LongExposure #LowLight #Illuminated #FineArt___

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2011-11-07 23:54:17 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)

Budapest During Dusk

92 Megapixel - Panorama of 10 x shots at f/6.3 - 30s - ISO100 - 526Megabytes

Having been in Budapest for the third time now this place never seizes to amaze me with its magical charm and great history. This magnificent place especially flourishes during dusk and night like so few other cities in the world. Whilst I usually dislike haze in my images, it really adds to the atmosphere in this shot. Do you think so, too?


Subject:
Originally a celtic settlement, this magical place was overrun, annexed and ruled by so many: the Roman Empire, the Hungarians themselves, the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Soviet Union. No wonder this place has such a specific, distinguished and highly interesting history based on the so many cultural influences this place experienced over the millenia. Its history, vibe, long list of... more »

Budapest During Dusk

92 Megapixel - Panorama of 10 x shots at f/6.3 - 30s - ISO100 - 526Megabytes

Having been in Budapest for the third time now this place never seizes to amaze me with its magical charm and great history. This magnificent place especially flourishes during dusk and night like so few other cities in the world. Whilst I usually dislike haze in my images, it really adds to the atmosphere in this shot. Do you think so, too?


Subject:
Originally a celtic settlement, this magical place was overrun, annexed and ruled by so many: the Roman Empire, the Hungarians themselves, the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Soviet Union. No wonder this place has such a specific, distinguished and highly interesting history based on the so many cultural influences this place experienced over the millenia. Its history, vibe, long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 80 geothermal spa's attracts over 2.7mn visitors each year making it the 37th most popular city in the world to visit (Euromonitor). Being the most liveable Central/Eastern European City (EIU) and 9th most beautiful city in the world (UCityGuides) it very hard to stay away as a photogrpher (Fact Source: Wikipedia). In the panorama you can see from the left to the right: the Matthias Church, Buda Castle, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Danube Promenade and the Parliament and the St. Stephen Basilica.

Photographic Technique:
The picutre is a 8 shot trimmed double-horizontal-row panorama taken over 4 minutes with a picture exposure of 30s at f/14.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited it in Bridge (adjustment of levels and slight modification of colors and spot removal) and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a 526 Megabyte large 92 Megapixel photograph which is printable 6.38m x 1.79m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).

Contact:
Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in this photograph: photography@victor-marz.com.

Tags:
#Budapest #Hungary #Buda #Pest #PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #Photography #Potd #Panorama #TwilightPhotography #LongExposure #LowLight #Illuminated___

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2011-10-27 00:12:27 (27 comments, 10 reshares, 41 +1s)

Southwharf During Dusk

673 Megabytes - 10 stitched photos Panorama at f/6.3 - 30s - ISO100

Sorry for not posting for a while - it's been a busy few weeks for me at work and in private. The image shows a panorama of the border between the Docklands and the newly developed Southwharf precinct taken during Twilight.

Subject:
The AUD750mn Southwharf complex development which will hopefully soon attract new restaurants and nightlife to area is quite the optic jewel Captured on the left-hand side is the Melbourne Convention Centre (glowing in yellow) and bits of the newly completed promenade connecting South Bank Promenade with the Docklands (Lorimer Street end).
The complex consists of the new 5-Star Hilton Hotel, numerous fashion, electronic, and furniture stores.
In the centre of the panorama you can see the beautiful Seafarers Bridge and some residential... more »

Southwharf During Dusk

673 Megabytes - 10 stitched photos Panorama at f/6.3 - 30s - ISO100

Sorry for not posting for a while - it's been a busy few weeks for me at work and in private. The image shows a panorama of the border between the Docklands and the newly developed Southwharf precinct taken during Twilight.

Subject:
The AUD750mn Southwharf complex development which will hopefully soon attract new restaurants and nightlife to area is quite the optic jewel Captured on the left-hand side is the Melbourne Convention Centre (glowing in yellow) and bits of the newly completed promenade connecting South Bank Promenade with the Docklands (Lorimer Street end).
The complex consists of the new 5-Star Hilton Hotel, numerous fashion, electronic, and furniture stores.
In the centre of the panorama you can see the beautiful Seafarers Bridge and some residential high-rise buildings on the right-hand side.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is stichted from 10 individual shots (double row) forming a panorama taken about 30 minutes after sunset. Each picture has an exposure of 30s at f/6.3 at ISO 100. I had my UV and CPL filters mounted on my lens. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited the panorama (minor color enhancements mainly) in Bridge and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 112.2 Megapixel 673MByte large photograph which is printable 6.35m x 2.19m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).

Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd #Sydney #Australia #Panorama #Southwharf #Melbourne #TwilightPhotography #LongExposure #LowLight #Illuminated___

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2011-10-18 07:28:23 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)

The Sydney Opera House During Dusk

60 MegaPixel - 6 stitched frames at 32s each, f/7.1 & ISO100
I was 'starving' for an opportunity to get out there and shoot some photos again for a while now. After weeks of experiencing Melbourne's coldest winter (this is written in 2010) in 12 years I got the chance to visit Sydney. Didn't have to think twice if to take the big tripod with me or not.

Subject:
The Sydney Opera House - the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only 20th Century one - was opened in 1973. It took 14 years to construct, was 10 years late and 14 times over budget comparing to original estimates.

As one of the busiests arts centre globally it hosts over 1,500 performances for over 1.2mn visitors annually. Besides performance attendance itself the building itself is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia... more »

The Sydney Opera House During Dusk

60 MegaPixel - 6 stitched frames at 32s each, f/7.1 & ISO100
I was 'starving' for an opportunity to get out there and shoot some photos again for a while now. After weeks of experiencing Melbourne's coldest winter (this is written in 2010) in 12 years I got the chance to visit Sydney. Didn't have to think twice if to take the big tripod with me or not.

Subject:
The Sydney Opera House - the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only 20th Century one - was opened in 1973. It took 14 years to construct, was 10 years late and 14 times over budget comparing to original estimates.

As one of the busiests arts centre globally it hosts over 1,500 performances for over 1.2mn visitors annually. Besides performance attendance itself the building itself is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia with over 7mn visitors every year. (source: wikipedia.com)

Photographic Technique:
The picutre is a 6 shot double-horizontal-row panorama taken about 18min after sunset with a picture exposure of 32s at f/7.1 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-editied it in Bridge and Photoshop and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a 60 megapixel photograph which is printable 4.02m x 1.84m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).

PS: I don't have a clue if I use these hash tags correctly, please let me know if there is any rules. Any advice is much appreciated!

Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd #Sydney #Australia #Panorama #SydneyOperaHouse #TwilightPhotography #LongExposure #LowLight #Illuminated___

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2011-10-15 00:44:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

If you care to see some really good HDR work, check out Klaus Herrmann's stream. Awesome.

HDR Before-and-After: Bode Museum ( http://bit.ly/bna-bode )

Here is the before-and-after comparison of the image I posted earlier today at [ http://bit.ly/gp-bode ]. You can also find the image at flickr here: [ http://bit.ly/fr-bode ].

Cheers and have a great weekend, everybody!___If you care to see some really good HDR work, check out Klaus Herrmann's stream. Awesome.

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2011-10-10 05:54:58 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

My Panoramic Portfolio - #PlusPhotoExtract

My Panoramic Portfolio - #PlusPhotoExtract___

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2011-10-08 22:57:32 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Golden Hour at the National Carillon

59 Megapixel - 12 stitched Shots @ 30s-f/18-ISO100 with 17-40mm f/4L USM


Subject:
Situated on Aspen Island in Canberra is the 50m high National Carillon. It was a gift from the Britsh Government to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Capitol of Australia.

The carillon, comprising of 55 bells (originally 53), is chiming every quarter hour. The bells inside the tower weigh anything from seven kilograms to six tons and span full four and a half octaves (Source: Wikipedia).

Photographic Technique:
The picutre is a 12 shot tripple-horizontal-row panorama taken about 27min after sunset with a picture exposure of 30s at f/18.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for... more »

Golden Hour at the National Carillon

59 Megapixel - 12 stitched Shots @ 30s-f/18-ISO100 with 17-40mm f/4L USM


Subject:
Situated on Aspen Island in Canberra is the 50m high National Carillon. It was a gift from the Britsh Government to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Capitol of Australia.

The carillon, comprising of 55 bells (originally 53), is chiming every quarter hour. The bells inside the tower weigh anything from seven kilograms to six tons and span full four and a half octaves (Source: Wikipedia).

Photographic Technique:
The picutre is a 12 shot tripple-horizontal-row panorama taken about 27min after sunset with a picture exposure of 30s at f/18.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-editied it in Bridge and Photoshop and framed in Photoshop CS5. There was no adjustment of colors, contrast, whitebalance correction or vignetting done to this shot.

Print:
The end-result is a 59 megapixel photograph which is printable 3.72m x 1.97m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).

Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-05 02:58:57 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

Sunset at the Commonwealth Bridge, Canberra, Australia
(152 Megapixels: 12xf/22-30s-ISO100)

They say there is nothing in Canberra worthwhile photographing. Nonsense!!! I strongly beg to differ and will upload some of my favorite shots from our beautiful capitol over the coming weeks.

Subject:
Canberra's Commonwealth Avenue connects City Hill and Capital Hill with each other and runs across Lake Burley Griffin. Today's Commonwealth Avenue Bridge was opened to traffic in 1963 and replaced three previous versions.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 12 shot tripple-horizontal-row panorama taken about 18min after sunset with a picture exposure of 15s at f/22.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I... more »

Sunset at the Commonwealth Bridge, Canberra, Australia
(152 Megapixels: 12xf/22-30s-ISO100)

They say there is nothing in Canberra worthwhile photographing. Nonsense!!! I strongly beg to differ and will upload some of my favorite shots from our beautiful capitol over the coming weeks.

Subject:
Canberra's Commonwealth Avenue connects City Hill and Capital Hill with each other and runs across Lake Burley Griffin. Today's Commonwealth Avenue Bridge was opened to traffic in 1963 and replaced three previous versions.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is a 12 shot tripple-horizontal-row panorama taken about 18min after sunset with a picture exposure of 15s at f/22.0 and ISO 100. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-editied it in Bridge and Photoshop and framed in Photoshop CS5.

Print:
The end-result is a 152 megapixel photograph which is printable 7.43m x 2.55m at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-04 08:38:20 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Officially named AAMI Park since March 2010 is situated just south-east of the city. It is the first purpose built rectangular stadium in Melbourne as opposed to the typical oval stadium constructions used for Australian Football. The stadium's 190mn AUD construction began in 2007 and it was first opened in 2010. Today it holds 31,000 visitors with a potential of expansion to up to 50,000 seats. Personally, I prefer one of nicknames over the offical name - the "Bubble Stadium" which reminds me of its exterior shape.

Technique:
The panorama consists of 4x2 shots, but is now equivalent to the size of a 6 shot panorama due to cropping. I used DxO Optics 6 to import the files, while correcting for lens barrel effects and sharpness of my camera sensor. I then stitched the panorama with Autopano Pro 2 and post-processed in Bridge can PS... more »

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Officially named AAMI Park since March 2010 is situated just south-east of the city. It is the first purpose built rectangular stadium in Melbourne as opposed to the typical oval stadium constructions used for Australian Football. The stadium's 190mn AUD construction began in 2007 and it was first opened in 2010. Today it holds 31,000 visitors with a potential of expansion to up to 50,000 seats. Personally, I prefer one of nicknames over the offical name - the "Bubble Stadium" which reminds me of its exterior shape.

Technique:
The panorama consists of 4x2 shots, but is now equivalent to the size of a 6 shot panorama due to cropping. I used DxO Optics 6 to import the files, while correcting for lens barrel effects and sharpness of my camera sensor. I then stitched the panorama with Autopano Pro 2 and post-processed in Bridge can PS CS5. The pano has almost 40 Megapixels and takes about 350 Megabytes of space in compressed TIFF format. It can be printed at 2.4m x 1.8m at 72 DPI.


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-03 08:10:45 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Brighton Beach Panorama

you always remember your first time. This was my very first picture taken when I upgraded from Point&Shoot to my first SLR....


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd

Brighton Beach Panorama

you always remember your first time. This was my very first picture taken when I upgraded from Point&Shoot to my first SLR....


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-02 03:17:32 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)

Flinders Street Station at Dusk

149 Megapixel - 19 Photos stitched - f/10-f/18 - 31mm-40mm - 10-30s - 876 MegaBytes

I tried capturing this Panorama on six different occasions over a period of 4 months. Due to the changing reflections and light intensity coming from a huge illuminated digital 'billboard' across the street it was very easy to over-/ or underexpose the main entrance during dusk. Further to the moving lights (car light trails) were tricky to capture over this 4-shots wide panorama - I had to get the balance of lights and time each shot not to include any cars stopping in front of the camera due to traffic. Persistence is key to success and this is now one of my favorite panos made to-date.

History:
Flinders Street Station, designed under the influence of the French Renaissance style in 1899, took over 10 years to complete. Out of 17 entries in a... more »

Flinders Street Station at Dusk

149 Megapixel - 19 Photos stitched - f/10-f/18 - 31mm-40mm - 10-30s - 876 MegaBytes

I tried capturing this Panorama on six different occasions over a period of 4 months. Due to the changing reflections and light intensity coming from a huge illuminated digital 'billboard' across the street it was very easy to over-/ or underexpose the main entrance during dusk. Further to the moving lights (car light trails) were tricky to capture over this 4-shots wide panorama - I had to get the balance of lights and time each shot not to include any cars stopping in front of the camera due to traffic. Persistence is key to success and this is now one of my favorite panos made to-date.

History:
Flinders Street Station, designed under the influence of the French Renaissance style in 1899, took over 10 years to complete. Out of 17 entries in a design competition James Fawcett and H. P. C. Ashworth won the first prize, including a 500 Pounds prize money. Today, one of Melbourne's top icons, the station is utilised by over 110,000 commuters and a very popular meeting spot. The Melburnian term "meet you under the clocks" refers to the clocks over the main entrance illustrating the upcoming departure times of the trains.

Technique:
The panorama is made of 19 individual shots stitched with Autopano Pro 2. Some of these shots are merged/ overlapping significantly (to capture the car trails) I post processed in Bridge, and Photoshop. The individual shots were taken with an aperture value of 10 and 18, a focal length of 31m-40mm and were exposed between 10 and 30 seconds. As usual I used my Canon EOS 7D Body with my Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.


Print:
The Pano has a resolution of 149.5 Megapixel and can be printed at 6.43m x 2.89m at 72 DPI.


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-01 10:48:10 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)

Victoria Harbour During Dusk, Melbourne, Australia

Oh it's been a long Winter in Melbourne. I picked this spot about 2 months ago and was waiting since for the right weather conditions. To my luck I also had the full moon out and positioned just too well.

Subject:
The 'New' Docklands Suburb of Melbourne is really taking shape now. I've been living here for the past 4 years now and must have seen over 10 new skyrises built alone in front of my balcony over that time! The view in the Pano gives you a nice taste of many of these new buildings also encapsulating the Etihad Stadium.

Technique:
The panorama is made of 12 individual shots stitched with Autopano Pro 2 and received minimal post-processing in Bridge and Photoshop CS5.
Each individual shot was taken with an aperture value of 13.0, a focal length of 40mm and was exposed for 30seconds. As... more »

Victoria Harbour During Dusk, Melbourne, Australia

Oh it's been a long Winter in Melbourne. I picked this spot about 2 months ago and was waiting since for the right weather conditions. To my luck I also had the full moon out and positioned just too well.

Subject:
The 'New' Docklands Suburb of Melbourne is really taking shape now. I've been living here for the past 4 years now and must have seen over 10 new skyrises built alone in front of my balcony over that time! The view in the Pano gives you a nice taste of many of these new buildings also encapsulating the Etihad Stadium.

Technique:
The panorama is made of 12 individual shots stitched with Autopano Pro 2 and received minimal post-processing in Bridge and Photoshop CS5.
Each individual shot was taken with an aperture value of 13.0, a focal length of 40mm and was exposed for 30seconds. As usual I used my Canon EOS 7D Body with my Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM lens mounted to a Manfrotto tripod.

Print:
The Pano has a resolution of 62 Megapixel and can be printed at 4.09m x 1.88m at 72 DPI.


Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd___

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2011-10-01 06:02:28 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Ferry Ride To Isla Mujeres

39.1 Megapixel - 3 stitched frames at 1/200s f/8.0 ISO100 - 233 Megabytes

On a recent vacation to Mexico I was absolutely blown away by a simple ferry ride between Cancun and La Isla Mujeres in the state of Quintana Roo. The colors were so amazing, unbelievable and surreal that I must have taken close to 1000 pictures just of that part of the sea. Rarely had I enjoyed 'transportation' as much as on this route.

Subject:
La Isla Mujeres is a small island situated about 45min boat ride away from mainland Mexico or the Yucatan Peninsula. It's a peaceful island and I can not recommend it enough for a visit, especially if you love scuba diving - it's a little piece of underwater paradise.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is stitched from 3 individual shots (single row) forming a panorama taken during mid-afternoon.... more »

Ferry Ride To Isla Mujeres

39.1 Megapixel - 3 stitched frames at 1/200s f/8.0 ISO100 - 233 Megabytes

On a recent vacation to Mexico I was absolutely blown away by a simple ferry ride between Cancun and La Isla Mujeres in the state of Quintana Roo. The colors were so amazing, unbelievable and surreal that I must have taken close to 1000 pictures just of that part of the sea. Rarely had I enjoyed 'transportation' as much as on this route.

Subject:
La Isla Mujeres is a small island situated about 45min boat ride away from mainland Mexico or the Yucatan Peninsula. It's a peaceful island and I can not recommend it enough for a visit, especially if you love scuba diving - it's a little piece of underwater paradise.

Photographic Technique:
The picture is stitched from 3 individual shots (single row) forming a panorama taken during mid-afternoon. Each picture was taken handheld from the moving ferry with an exposure time of 1/200s at f/8.0 at ISO 100. I covered my lens with my UV and CPL filters. I used DxO Optics 6 for the RAW file conversion, lens distortion optimisation as well as for contrast and detail enhancement. As usual Autopano Pro 2 did the stitching for me. I post-edited the panorama in Adobe Bridge (leveling, darkening the sky and slight vignetting). Before fixing some minor manual stitching problems and final framing Photoshop CS5 I post-processed the final image in Photomatix 4.0 utilising the tone mapping functionality to bring out an accurate representation of the colors during that day and time.

Print:
The end-result is a stitched 39.1 Megapixel 223MByte large photograph which is printable 3.65m x 1.33 at 72 DPI (excl. black frame).
Tags:
#PlusPhotoExtract #MyTownTuesday #wideWednesdayPanorama #TravelPanoWednesday #ArchiTexture #photography #potd #Mexico #IslaMujeres #Cancun___

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2011-09-30 07:20:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

stunning work of Australian Top Locations! Thanks to +Jason Asher for sharing!

‎4 new images added to the "North Coast NSW" album. "A Fiery Awakening", "Cobwebs", "Elements in Turmoil" and "Tequila Sunrise". All standard print sizes are available! These are taken at and around Yamba & Angourie in April 2011.___stunning work of Australian Top Locations! Thanks to +Jason Asher for sharing!

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2011-09-30 07:15:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Check out this amazing photo. Sucks you in, it's so good!

Turns out that Earthshots.org chose "Over the Edge" as their Photo of the Day... Thanks Earthshots...much appreciated!

http://www.earthshots.org/2011/09/over-the-edge-by-robert-beideman/___Check out this amazing photo. Sucks you in, it's so good!

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2011-09-30 01:35:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Amazing photo work by BlameTheMonkey! Check it out.

High Up Above || HDR Before and After

This was one of my early attempts at blending together HDR with landscape photography. Can you tell I like color? Maybe just a wee bit?

Well, even though the color has been slightly electrified and quite possibly discofied, I can assure you that this place is just as beautiful in person. Check it out: http://goo.gl/aPJ6f

*Disclaimer: No fairies or unicorns were harmed in the making of this photo. Except that one time. That was unfortunate...___Amazing photo work by BlameTheMonkey! Check it out.

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2011-09-30 01:30:39 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 19 +1s)

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