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Victor Bezrukov1,673,158 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee )don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00141G+

Iain Gilmour has been shared in 31 public circles

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Nurdin Budi M.1,869Everyday Circle!#circlenatural #circleshare #senatechno #senatechnocircle  Please add me in your circle and do as below:1. Add me to your circle2. +1 this circle3. Comment this share4. Share this circle to Public Thank you.Thank you and you will got new friends much more!2014-06-23 15:56:0350012513CC G+
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Nurdin Budi M.848Everyday Circle!#circlenatural #circleshare   #senatechno   #senatechnocircle  Please add me in your circle and do as below:1. Add me to your circle2. +1 this circle3. Comment this share4. Share this circle to Public Thank you.Thank you and you will got new friends much more!2014-06-13 17:21:58500626CC G+
Nurdin Budi M.556Everyday Circle! #everydaycircle #senatechnocircle  #senatechno  Please add me in your circle and do as below: 1. Add me to your circle2. +1 this circle3. Comment this share4. Share this circle to PublicThank you.2014-06-09 20:47:1649911112CC G+
Igor Kazmin318GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!2014-06-07 22:11:1594103CC G+
Nurdin Budi M.104Circle Me, Add Me, Shared Me, +1 Me, Everyday Circle!#senatechnocircle   #senatechno  please add me in your circle:1. Add me to your circle2. +1 this circle3. Share this circle to Public4. More to re-ShareThanks for your sharedhttp://www.senatechno.com/2014-06-01 18:41:542989910CC G+
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101CC G+
Oleg Kochetkov2,356HI All!I am very happy to share  for you  this #circle .You'll love this circle. This is TOP Google + peoples circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post .   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).  2014-01-23 18:53:28501422727CC G+
Dave Morrow485,664Photography Around the World: A- JI shared a small Circle a few weeks back, here is a much larger circle of photography inspired people and pages that I browse through from time to time.... Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-05 00:40:1049716023CC G+
Jason Beaven0I'd like to share a circle of Photographers who mainly create images in Black and White. I hold this circle of photographers in the highest regard. If you would like to view Beautiful photos then this is the circle for you.I wish i remembered who shared this circle in the first place, i owe them a lot for opening my eyes.2013-03-04 00:45:0084403CC 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+
Grant Murray23,812Hi everybody. Happy Tuesday to you all. I just got back from an amazing 5 day trip to San Fran to attend the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. I met so many cool people and shot at so many great locations.A massive thanks must go to my dear friend +Nathan Wirth who organized the Photowalk...it was a ginormous success!!Nathan mentioned that as the Photowalk was largely geared towards Long Exposure photography, it would be a good time to re-share my "best of the best" Long Exposure photography circle, which includes some of the folks that attended the Photowalk.Here are a few examples of the amazing photogs in this circle;+Nathan Wirth+Steve-Maxx landeros+Marc Koegel +Athena Carey+Joel Tjintjelaar+Cole Thompson Please re-share this circle and spread the LE love.Many thanks.2013-01-08 20:08:5776539CC G+
Thierry DECKER9,840For my new followers and to thank all the people that represent my daily inspiration, it's now time to share my #MustBeCircled circle.Hand-curated, only based on personnal subjectives criterias, this circle is representative of my tastes. Consistent work, regular activity, nether boring photographers, interactive people.Thank you all for sharing and keep on amazing me.2012-10-14 08:18:1919310219CC G+
Thierry DECKER9,432My MustBeCircled circle is allways hand-curated !Enjoy and share if you like it.2012-09-17 08:31:391879210CC G+
Thierry DECKER8,763It's been a while since I shared my premium MustBeCircled circle.Still hand curated, based on pure personal taste and consistency. Always a pleasure to spend some time on this stream !Enjoy and share if you like it !2012-07-19 08:49:2617110012CC G+
Stephen Monaco0Great Photographers #circleshare #circleshared #sharingcircles #photographers #circleplus #sharedcircles2012-05-20 02:12:2976000CC G+
Neil Bryars1,192500px Circle 3 @ 403 now!!With 1000 other 500px users in circles 1&2 I am thrilled to say that Circle 3 is filling up fast!I keep to 500 as a max so I can easily reshare the Users who join, but, you can add them all into one circle.Have 500px discussions with 500px users; share 500px posts with fellow G+ and 500px users.If you would like to be added to this circle, then please add your 500px address.(you need to mention me in a comment from a reshared circle if I am to see your post!!)If you can, please reshare.I will +1 all of you I add,Thanks, Neil500px.com/Peely222012-04-23 09:54:574038311CC G+
Thierry DECKER7,069MustBeCircled circle re-share time !When I came here on December 1st, I was thinking "Let's try this...". Let's see if I can invite myself in this community with my pictures and my vision of photography. Never would have imagine having 1,000 followers nor 2,000... Some people supported me from the very beginning, encouraging me to keep on sharing, keep on shooting as much as I could and growing up my photography.In this circle, you'll find people with large numbers of followers, people deserving more visibility in the community. It's hand-made curated, following my personal criteria. This is a panel of what I love on G+, my first choice circle, where I only go when I don't have much time.Feel free to share it if you enjoy it !Have a great day !2012-04-20 08:27:5716911512CC G+
Jerry Johnson5,061────────────────────────────────────          Monochrome Monday       ──────         Circle A-K for 16 April      ──────              "thank you"           ──────────────────────────────────── • Firstly, we would like to thank everyone for participating in #monochromemonday ! • There was a very good turn out this week with over 900 people taking part! :-)• We include those who post MCM photos AND those who comment on them, because we believe that the interactions between people is a huge component of what makes this theme so special!NEW• Starting this week, we will share some of the best images contributed this week from the +Monochrome Monday page. So even if you don't add this circle, since Google+ requires users to circle a Page before that Page can share their posts, please be sure to add the Page so that we can include your image if/when we select it. Images that have more than a certain number of pluses (To be determined) will be added to the gallery almost without question. The curators of the theme will also pick images to add regardless of the number of pluses. This way, everyone will have a chance of being shown in the "gallery". The gallery shares will generally take place on Thursday or Friday.Hopefully the circle includes everyone that contributed to Monochrome Monday this week, but experience says we missed some. Everyone is important to the success of the theme and we apologize if we missed you.+Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Monochrome Monday and our newest curator +Manuel Votta would like to thank you for joining us this week. See you next week!!If we missed you we're sorry. Please let us know in the comments and I will try to make sure that you are included next week.Note: We want to be up front and transparent as your curators. Many of the people in this circle received a "notification" that we added them to our circles. This is a temporary circle that we have to create based on the tools available to us on this platform to build our circles, and please know that 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 eventually drop some of the people that added us. #circleshare #sharedcircles +Best Shared Circle ◊◊◊◊2012-04-18 18:00:03480312128CC G+
Alik Griffin5,462PhotographersSo I think I've finally got a pretty solid circle of photographers ready to share. I've been refining this for the last month, adding photographers who have a good eye and aesthetic that I think are good. I like photography that takes you places and allows you to see people and things from all parts of the world from perspectives you've never seen before. I think many of the photographers in this circle do that very well. These are all very active G+ users and should provide your stream with some really nice content. If you are new to G+ you can start growing your network and enhancing your stream with with some of googles greatest.Please share.#photography #photographers #sharedcircles #artists2012-04-13 00:13:54485383034CC G+
Neil Bryars1,079Circle 3 - 500px UsersNow at 250 in the 3rd Circle, and growing. Add your name and 500px address and I'll add you. Sharing next at 300+, but I need help finding the rest of the 500px users!the more I add, the harder it is to find others. Up to 1300 now, so please reshare, and if you paste your 500px address I will add you to the circles.I will +1 you if added/already there.Thanks, Neilhttp://500px.com/Peely222012-04-03 09:04:59276300CC G+
Aaron Yeoman977This is my first time sharing a G+ circle with you all so I hope I am doing it right.I just wanted to share with you a circle of my favourite photographers on G+ that inspire me to take photos and also I really admire their work that they do and I hope you do.Feel free to share this circle with your followers and have a good look through the photographers, there are some high quality and enjoyable images these photographers take.2012-04-02 13:41:5820202CC G+
Grant Murray20,008G+ folks, Santa has arrived early to bring you the latest rock star addition to the Long Exposure circle of photography nirvana.Please welcome the uber talented +Athena Carey , who has been on meteoric rise in the world of LE photography. I think this has a little something to do with her incredible mentor, +Nathan Wirth and the interactions with superstars like +Joel Tjintjelaar , but mostly it is due to her passion and vision.Athena happens to a beautiful person too, both inside and out, and is such an amazing and integral part of the G+ photographic community. A big welcome to thee circle, my dear friend, it has been well earned!! :-)All the amazing artists in this circle are hand picked, and are as good as it gets in the long exposure world.Please add all these artists to your circles, check out their work and re-share the circle to help spread the love.Warmest regards,+Grant Murray2012-03-24 18:18:087524518CC G+
Neil Bryars922500px Circle 3 at 200!!There are now 1201 of you 500px users in the 3 circles, and I know there are thousands more!If you see this post, then chances are you are in there, but if in doubt, post your 500px link and I'll +1 you if you are, or if I have added you.I need your help - please share this post, and ask your contacts to reference me in the post too if they want including (+Neil Bryars )Thanks for your support! Neilhttp://500px.com/Peely222012-03-13 16:26:292001535CC G+
Neil Bryars898500px Circle 3 at 160There are now 1160 500px users in the 3 circles, and I know there are thousands more!If you see this post, then chances are you are in there, but if in doubt, post your 500px link and I'll +1 you if you are, or if I have added you.I need your help - please share this post, and ask your contacts to reference me in the post too if they want including (+Neil Bryars )Thanks for your support! Neilhttp://500px.com/Peely222012-03-07 20:25:39161101CC G+
Bill Wood9,624+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ MonochromeMonday "Thank you" Circle 1 of 2 Monday February 20, 2012 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The new curators of #MonochromeMonday , +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen and +Bill Wood would like to thank everyone who participated this week.Turnout was great with over 300 images being shared. And thanks also to everyone who shared , +1ed or commented. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated.It is our hope that everyone who contributed is in one of the 2 circles. If you were missed, we apologize and will try even harder next week as everyone is important to the success of this theme.Those of you interested in more photographic themes please visit +Daily Photography Themes We hope to see you next Monday,CharlesHansBill2012-02-22 01:27:364013211CC G+
David Bowden7,729B&W Photographers Circle - 2011Everyone, as the end of the year draws near, I wanted to send out my B&W Photographers Circle one more time. It's hard to believe it's already been a month since I shared it last. I have several new additions and know that everyone that loves B&W images will appreciate this collection.PHOTOGRAPHERS - Do you shoot at least 40-50% of your work in B&W..? If so please send me a note so I can get you added to the circle. Everyone, please share this circle as often and as much as you like. My hope is to share this work and these photographers with as many people as possible.Thanks everyone!Happy Holidays2011-12-13 04:40:1027218510CC G+
Grant Murray36It's that time again G+ folks...the latest addition to my Finest Long Exposure Photographers circle is +Moe Chen. Check out his fantastic images, add him and the others in this circle to your circles and please re-share this circle with as many other G+ people as you can think of.Regards,+Grant MurrayGrant Murray shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 04:51:3456715CC G+
Grant Murray36I am re-sharing this circle for the benefit of +Nate Parker . Thanks for the request Nate, I will get back to you on your question soon. I'm currently on vacation, so there might be a bit of a delay.All the photographers in this circle are amazing long exposure artists.Regards,GrantGrant Murray shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 21:07:3154502CC G+
Grant Murray36You're in for a treat today G+ folks. The latest addition to my "Finest long exposure" photographers circle in +Arnaud Bertrande . Please take your time, look at all his amazing images and circle him!!As always, please check out the rest of this select group and add them to your circles too.Please can you re-share this circle with all your contacts and the G+ public.Many thanks,+Grant MurrayGrant Murray shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 20:46:5352544CC G+

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2012-04-17 18:06:06 (39 comments, 20 reshares, 112 +1s)

A contribution to #treetuesday ( +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers). Not given this photograph an outing on G+, it was taken on the island of Madeira and is part of a portfolio I've called Nevoa da Agua (Mists and Waters) to reflect the extraordinary range of landscape influenced by water on that remarkable island (http://www.iaingilmour.net/gallery_477593.html)

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2012-04-17 18:06:06 (39 comments, 20 reshares, 112 +1s)

A contribution to #treetuesday ( +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers). Not given this photograph an outing on G+, it was taken on the island of Madeira and is part of a portfolio I've called Nevoa da Agua (Mists and Waters) to reflect the extraordinary range of landscape influenced by water on that remarkable island (http://www.iaingilmour.net/gallery_477593.html)

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2012-04-15 19:39:21 (35 comments, 17 reshares, 118 +1s)

Asymmetric Congruent Polygons for #blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery

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2013-01-30 09:14:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Don't quite get Nikon's new 18-35, seems a tad pricey compared with the 16-35. As for the $18000 800, wow! 

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2013-01-27 21:34:54 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)

Pacifica Pier

Working though a backlog of images after time away from photography over the past few months. This is another image from a wonderful day spent in the company of +Nathan Wirth  last May. Can hardly believe so much time has passed since then. There was quite a bit of sea mist toward the horizon at the time so not all the images I took have an actual horizon visible, fortunately this one did. 

Interesting how time away from an image changes one's view of. Really thought I'd not managed to get anything too worthwhile from this location because of the mist. In colour, the images tended to look a little washed out (which in terms of the colour they were), however there was still quite a tonal range in there, just had to bring it out with a bit of post-processing in Silver Efex.

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2013-01-26 15:02:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

Just received David Wilson's excellent  book "Wales, A photographer's journey" and discovered we've both been documenting the gradual decay of this small abandoned farmhouse in the Preseli Mountains, though my visits are much less frequent. This image is from 2010 and we're planning to return to photograph it again in May of this year. Will be interested to see how much more has disappeared in the intervening 3 years.

#fineartpls   #bwfineart

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2013-01-24 15:54:31 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Another suggestion: the Essex, Suffolk and possibly Norfolk coast - most of it reachable from Stansted airport. Some very pretty locations e.g. Aldeburgh, Southwold, some more industrial around Felixstowe and Harwich and then the more unusual (and challenging photographically) Norfolk coast. Plenty of options for accommodation from cheap and cheerful chain hotels to B&Bs. Depending on time, the North Norfolk coast might be an added extra as the roads along the coast are not exactly high speed. Example images from Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick and Dovercourt. In autumn, it quietens down quite a bit so even the tourist traps like Aldeburgh are quieter - indeed quiet enough to get some of the best Fish and Chips in England!

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2013-01-23 17:13:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

The Menai Bridge

So yesterday I went out looking for snow, jealous of some of the great photos that I've seen taken across the UK.  Sadly living so close to the North Wales coast, we didn't really get any so we (my wife and I) went inland.  After driving around for a bit, we took a wrong turn and ended up going up a steep country lane with nowhere to turn around.  Had it not been for the expert driving of my wife not only would we have returned without any photos but we probably wouldn't have a car either as we started sliding back down.

Anyway after all the fun and games we did find some great snow but unfortunately not any interesting locations so you'll just have to make do with looking elsewhere for your snow images and knowing that my wife and I had a great time walking our dog.

Instead this is an image from last year.  I've got a wholehos... more »

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2013-01-22 18:51:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

With all this snow of late, thought I'd look at some images I took last July (yes, this was taken in July!). Been playing with various interpretations I made of the scene, snow and ice in B&W lends to some interesting plays with tonality. To solve the question of where it was taken in July? Answer: Hardangervidda Plateau, Norway - lots of interesting geology up there, which is why I was there but couldn't resist a more artistic look at the landscape at the same time.

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2013-01-21 19:50:42 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

Sense of Place

When I woke up I was changed
The land had recognised me again
  - Warumpi Band

Few places mean more to me than Fife in Scotland and the city of Saint Andrews on it's north-eastern shore. It's where I first picked up a camera in the 1960s, where I was first introduced to geology as a student in the 1970s, where my parents chose as a place to retire in the 1980s and where I've been fortunate enough to spend time making photographs for over 30 years. While much has changed over the years, this ancient Pictish realm continues to draw me to its people, its coast, its hills and its towns. 

Circumstance has meant I've spent time there over the past year, time that has brought home to me how much a sense of place matters. This image is in memory of my father, who introduced me to photography in Saint Andrews in Fife in the 1960s and whop... more »

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2012-06-25 20:21:21 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 72 +1s)

Marine Layer Minimalism

Photographing in colour seems to be just about impossible in these situations, other photographers on the beach bemoaning the disappearance of the Sun behind the marine layer (fog to those of us from this side of the pond). Maybe because we don't see the Sun quite so much, but I found the dark, and slightly gloomy nature of the fog bank made an interesting contrast for this shot of the rocks on Garrapata beach, California. The surf by comparison was fairly roaring resulting in a relatively rare, for me, chance to achieve an inverted tonality between the sky and the sea. 

Been a while since I've taken this sort of long exposure, been meaning to for some time but Nature always seem to have a different opinion as to how a scene should be photographed of late! It's not quite as minimal as I'd have liked, had I managed to get 'lower down' and... more »

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2012-06-24 11:43:23 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)

Clearing storm over Burnham lower lighthouse

Luck, both good and bad, seems to have played a role in my photography these past couple of days. On the bad luck side: 

- a 2 hour hike to a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons proved fruitless photographically (there's a limit as to how much life and limb I'll risk for a shot). Later read the hike describe as "suitable for officer cadet strenuous training", really must read up more on some locations before trying that again.
- we lost a Hitech 10-stop to the 40 mph wind at Weston-super-Mare. It's in the bottom of the marine pool! 

On the good side:

- we arrived at Burnham-on-Sea after a 2+ hour drive through continuous rain to catch the tail end of the storm that has just dumped large amounts of water across much of the UK.

Well, that's flaming June in the UK for you.

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2012-06-21 12:06:37 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)

#longexposurethursday   by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  
#fineartpls  by +Marina Chen 

One from the archives. Keeping a close eye on the weather today, off to the Brecon Beacons National Park tomorrow in the hope of revisiting some waterfalls I've not photographed for a couple of years - lots of cloud around unfortunately some of it dumping humungous amounts of water. Need the water, but not quite this much!

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2012-06-20 19:41:22 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

Llyn Padarn, Study 2

A different composition and approach to the previous image from this location. Could not resist putting the 'V' of the tree in line with the 'V' of the valley and the "V" of the clouds created by going wide. Not sure whether it works or not as a composition, but as the wind dropped I was able to capture some of the reflection so ha to go with this composition. Taken a few weeks back on my first outing with a D800, have to admit it's an impressive piece of kit and the detail it captures really quite amazing.

Not much to this technically, used a Lee 0.6 soft GND to balance the sky, that's about it. It was shot at f/22, which is probably a little too closed down for the D800's sensor.

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2012-06-18 12:58:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I dare you not to laugh at this!

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2012-06-17 17:29:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Covered bridges have a strong romantic image, probably due in no small part to Robert James Waller's book "The Bridges of Madison County" and Clint Eastwood's portrayal of the NG photographer in the movie - I'm told it spurned a boom in collecting Nikon F cameras! Finding a location that didn't place the bridge square on to the scene was a bit of a challenge, in the end  had to exploit the capabilities of a wide angle to get the composition I was after. The Nikon 16-35mm has a pronounced vignetting when at its widest, however, in this case I've chosen not to correct that in post processing, rather liking the effect.

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2012-06-12 21:16:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

The square format of 500px can have its disadvantages when it comes to wide-angle images! If I've learned one thing over the past couple of months it's how to make the best of less than ideal lighting and skies. In this case, I was just struck by the natural tonal gradation of the scene. Taken on the southern shore of Neusiedlersee in Austria.

#bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#fineartpls  by +Marina Chen 

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2012-06-07 21:01:12 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)

San Simeon Pier

The more common perspective on this pier is from the other side, however, this results in a spit of land appearing between the legs of the pier so we visited in late afternoon when the light had swung round to the north of the pier to take this image. Actually we also visited in the morning and got some images as well before heading off for a great lunch, the shrimp in the "Old Stone Station" down the road in Cambria are superb!  San Simeon is a delightful village towards the southern end of California's Big Sur coast, the pier itself being built by the Hearst family, and it is a quiet little corner - just what a photographer needs. Nothing too technical to this image, used a Lee Big Stopper to create the motion in the surf and added a polariser to control the reflections off the water from the afternoon Sun. Processing is in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 with some increase... more »

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2012-06-06 22:04:31 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)

El Capitain Dawn

Not entirely sure about this image - it's a vertical stitch made by shifting my 24mm PC-E then merging in PS so everything is in a nice perspective. However, while that might be technically 'clever' I'm less happy with the overall feel of the image. While made at dawn, the lack of cloud or mist really seems to detract from any emotive feel. Still, not being a morning person, I'm sharing it so I least feel partially satisfied for having had to get up at 4:30am!

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2012-06-04 11:06:56 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)

Having previously photographed "Lone Tree and Loch" and "Lone Tree and Lake", the next logical sequence was "Lone Tree and Llyn" and I desperately needed to get out somewhere with some clouds. As it happens we got a few hours of decent cloud on the shores of Llyn Padarn with Snowdon in the distance before a more depressive and wet sky descended. Definitely somewhere to return to in winter. 

#fineartpls  by +Marina Chen
#bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  #monochromemonday 

2012-05-31 20:19:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

One of the best interpretations of these wonderfull waterfalls in northern England I've seen.


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2012-05-31 12:12:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Our recent trip to California was plagued with clear blue skies making landscape photography quite a challenge and restricting most of our photography to the ends of the day. May 20th, however, was a bit different, with nice low light levels in mid-afternoon. The reason? An annular solar eclipse, so while most folk were observing the eclipse along the Big Sur coast, we took advantage of the lower light levels and pointed our cameras south to get one of the few large scale coastal landscape images of the trip. Also discovered a new use for a Lee Big Stopper, they make excellent eclipse viewers!

This photograph was made just north of Garrapata Beach, a favourite haunt of photographers. Indeed, with the Google+ photographer's conference on in San Francisco the next day, we met quite a few.

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2012-05-29 20:45:29 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 55 +1s)

A reposting this time after some minor tweaking to make it suitable as my submission for #plusoneissue1 - just hope I'm not stretching the definition of architecture too far!

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2012-05-28 22:22:09 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

A submission for #minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré - part of a light installation in the Monterey Bay Aquarium - yes there are fish and things there too but I kept looking at the lights!

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2012-05-28 17:10:23 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Going Fishing

One of those images that just presents itself. Was setting up to do a view down the pier when two young boys asked if it was OK to walk down. Of course, I said yes hoping they might create an opportunity for an image - it did.

Taken on San Simeon Pier, California. For #FineArtPls curated by +Marina Chen

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2012-05-27 17:17:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Fallen Monarch

An unconventional post from a recent trip to Yosemite National Park but one which I felt was more evocative of the feelings I left with after my first visit to this extraordinary area of natural beauty. Yosemite Valley is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary manifestations of nature on Earth. The fact that it is inundated with campsites and roads is equally extraordinary and hopefully a reflection of past approaches to conservation. In a brief one week visit I was both struck by the tremendous respect for the place shown by many and the incredible lack of respect for it shown by others as witnessed by the graffiti carved into the bark of this giant sequoia. So, an image that is not quite in the vein of the exquisitely intricate pattern of sequoia roots as photographed by Ansel Adams.

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2012-05-07 20:04:54 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Been absolutely atrocious weather the last few days so have spent the time going through a few older images. A couple of years ago,I came across the work of Paul Hart and his series of images "Truncated", mainly taken in the Peak District National Park in the UK. This is an image inspired by that series, taken in one of the high altitude forests on the Island of Madeira.

#fineartpls curated by +Marina Chen
#treetuesday curated by +Shannon S. Myers

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2012-05-07 17:02:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Even for a B&W photographer, the weather can get too depressing! Right now, hail!

2012-05-04 11:25:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Just checked the NPS website ahead of our Yosemite trip: "The Tioga Road is scheduled to open on Monday, May 7, at noon." Just in time and hopefully means we can get to a few more interesting places.

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2012-05-03 20:14:34 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)

Have photographed this boat so many times over the years, but curiously not many as LEs. For #longexposurethursday curated by +Stefanie Loges

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2012-04-30 21:19:45 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Taken on the southern shore of Neusiedler See in Austria at the end of a business trip there last week. While the UK was being deluged, central Europe was under a high pressure with clear skies and hardly a breath of wind. Found the conditions quite challenging photographically, but at the same time quite rewarding in having to try and make an image work.

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2012-04-28 21:12:03 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)

Don't generally make too may sunset type photographs, but when there's barely a cloud in the sky opportunities for photography of the sort I like to do tend to be thin on the ground, so the end of the day creates one of the few opportunities to make an image. Colour also tends to be a rarity for me, but in this case I think an exception is called for as the lake was mirror like and reflecting the sky's colours. Taken using a 2 stop reverse GND.

2012-04-20 15:59:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Can't recommend Metro Imaging enough, the fibre based silver gelatin I ordered has gone missing in the mail, but they apparently made two prints so the spare is on its way!

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2012-04-19 20:28:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

Stand on a beach long enough and one thing that really strikes me is the enormous range of textures, particularly on a falling tide. Ripples, water, channels, bits of foam, flotsam and jetsam - you name it and it just seems to materialise before your eyes. Add some evening light and those textures can really stand out. The human element is, at least on the south coast of England, almost always present as well, just to add to the mix. So, this is not a minimal long exposure, rather an attempt to capture some of the interplay of textures at Littlehampton in Sussex.

2012-04-18 19:04:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Got a couple of days coming up at the end of a trip that I didn't originally think would have time for photography (a birthday treat!). Got a day and a half in the Burgenland/Neusielder See region of Austria, so frantically doing some location scouting! Any suggestions?

2012-04-17 19:33:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I think I'm going to stop reading DPreview forums, just read a post that said "I'm doing Italy this summer with my D800" - I feel sorry for Italy!

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2012-04-17 18:06:06 (39 comments, 20 reshares, 112 +1s)

A contribution to #treetuesday ( +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers). Not given this photograph an outing on G+, it was taken on the island of Madeira and is part of a portfolio I've called Nevoa da Agua (Mists and Waters) to reflect the extraordinary range of landscape influenced by water on that remarkable island (http://www.iaingilmour.net/gallery_477593.html)

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2012-04-16 20:54:43 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)

Taken in the estuary of the River Wyre in the Northwest of England - definitely the muddiest I've got making a photograph in my life so I've got to give this image an outing to justify the time spent picking my way across the salt marsh.


#fineartpls curated by +Marina Chen
#squaresaresassy +Nathan Wirth
#blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#B+WFineArtLe curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar

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2012-04-16 12:33:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

I was going round in circles trying to find a workable composition on the beach at Winchelsea this past weekend!

A contribution to +Olivier Du Tré's #minimalmonday

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2012-04-15 19:39:21 (35 comments, 17 reshares, 118 +1s)

Asymmetric Congruent Polygons for #blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery

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2012-04-15 17:22:29 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

A series of still lives taken in the Reading Room at Canons Ashby House in Northamptonshire. For years, the National Trust prohibited interior photography at their properties. You would walk round some of these beautiful old houses and see some wonderful still life scenes full of character, but be unable to photograph them. A year or so ago, the rules changed and it is now possible to photograph the interiors of many of the Trust's properties, I suspect we have the cell phone to thank for this change! I'd actually not taken advantage of the opportunity until this weekend, not the best in terms of crowds but did manage to capture a few scenes of the reading room at Canons Ashby.

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2012-04-15 17:20:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

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2012-04-15 17:00:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

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2012-04-15 17:00:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

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2012-04-15 16:54:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

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2012-04-15 16:54:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

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2012-04-15 11:58:05 (17 comments, 6 reshares, 55 +1s)

Winchelsea remnants

Have visited Winchelsea a few times but always lucked-out in terms of light or tide. Yesterday evening was a little better, though big white fluffy clouds are not really what you want for a long exposure. On the other hand, it was fun to play with perspective and wide angles. I never really studied art at school, so much of my adult life has been spent catching up or discovering aspects of composition for myself.


#fineartpls curated by +Marina Chen
#blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar

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2012-04-14 23:32:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

For anyone in London, this is a shameless plug for my future daughter-in-law's upcoming exhibition of some of her illustrations!

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2012-04-12 22:10:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

A wonderfully original and creative image by Stephen Cairns on Flickr, night, street light, fog and water!

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2012-04-12 20:13:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

A few people here on G+ have there own island. +Julia Anna Gospodarou has her secret island and +Athena Carey has her duck infested island. I was thinking that I would like to have my own island too! So I went out in search of an island to call my own! It's not an easy task when you live in the Midwest of the United States. Nothing but corn fields here! But low and behold I found this little gem in the middle of a river not to far from my home! I shot this as a Long Exposure B&W for the theme of "Playing with Light".

This was a 140 second shot at f/14 ISO 100

My submission for the theme of "Playing with light" week 13 of +Project52-2012
+GPLUS::P52::2012 initiated by +Giuseppe Basile Curated by +Kate Church and moderated by +Greg Berdan +Gene Bowker +Gary Munroe +Sue Butler
+Gretchen Chappelle & +Sandra Parlow
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2012-04-12 12:45:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Well, if I've got this right, I've created an Edition on Google Currents.


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