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Deal-Dx0 Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #electronic   #iphone   #photo   #phone   #phonecases  2014-03-25 12:09:00130115CC G+
DOCTOR DRK ys®767#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #addme   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  ADD ME2014-01-28 10:33:24490537CC G+
Ainun Mahya0My First Shared Circle1. +1 The Post  2. Leave Me A Comment 3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #publiccircle  #mbfavoriteengagers#circles   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue#socialmedia     #influencers #influencer #influence#influencermarketing   #fridaycircle   #fridaycircleshare  #circlefriday   #friday  2014-01-06 08:06:56490000CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:30499315CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:53500102CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023CC G+
Alessandro Folghera0Magic #sharedcircle #Topengagers People from Google Plus, enjoy the Circle, enjoy G+2013-09-10 03:28:22495107CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,156,0612,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 4 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi.  Today's , part 4 of 5, today, represents Mi-Sh.  I'll share the last remaining circle tomorrow.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6f*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-04 15:53:284915966104CC G+
Holly Ares Snyder2,324Haven't shared a circle in a while, so here you go. This is my circle of most-useful people--all worth following. Check it out. 2013-05-02 20:51:3821010012CC G+
Holly Ares Snyder2,042Circle Share! 210 of the most interesting, useful and fun people and companies I've interacted with on Google Plus.2013-02-26 21:07:2221015412CC G+
Michael B. Stuart19,214MSD 3 BETAIt's time to upgrade my "Must See Daily" circle.I need to slim down a bit.  I'd like 150 but under 200 might be a better goal.  Feel free to tell me who I'm missing before the final release.About this circleThis circle is heavy photography for obvious reasons, but it also showcases some of the best Google+ has to offer.  If you would like to improve your stream there is no better solution!Notes:- Some truly original and unique content- My own go to circle- Hand selected, organically chosen (huh?  This release post is a bit first drafty too.  I will probably highlight some circle members as I have before...) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #beta  2012-12-26 05:42:0624259529CC G+
Zbynek Kysela2,176Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!===============================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Be a Kick Ass Photographer ;)3) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac*********************************************2012-12-15 06:32:244919011CC G+
Gailen Mapes18,744Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 18th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-11-23 12:27:13298915CC G+
Gailen Mapes17,919Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-11-09 11:32:13306603CC G+
Mountain Photos2,223MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS Circle | October 2012I put together a great circle of over 200 selected mountain photographers in this month's new edition of MPC. All of the photographers in this validated circle generously contribute to +Mountain Photos theme page and keep it lively and interesting for over 2,200 page followers and mountain photo lovers. Among them are many new awesome photographers who produce amazing mountain photography and most of them are high quality sharing photographers on Google+. These are the people who love mountain photography and enjoy sharing it with others and engaging each other about it! After you add this circle, you will start finding a lot of stunning photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries on your stream. You may also like to go to http://goo.gl/KZvTl  to start a fascinating slideshow of over 1,200 mountain photos contributed by these wonderful photographers.To be included in the next edition:1. Add +Mountain Photos to your circles2. Share your mountain photos by adding:      #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay For maximum visibility of your photos on +Mountain Photos page stream, remember to review the tips and updates on its About page or at goo.gl/w7Y16If you've contributed, yet are not included in this circle, ensure you have followed +Mountain Photos theme page, then notify me in the comments and I will add you to the next release.Have fun and enjoy!+Baki KaracayCurator of +Mountain Photos  (Here is a chrome extension to automute Google Plus Posts by hashtag: http://code.google.com/p/nonplus/ )#mountainphotos #mountainphotographers #mountainphotographerscircle #mountainphotography #photography   2012-10-26 18:50:35202482323CC G+
Gailen Mapes16,940Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-10-23 10:43:39306315CC G+
Gailen Mapes15,900Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-10-09 10:55:313091445CC G+
Michael B. Stuart11,973Must See Daily 2.1 CircleThis has been called the best circle on Google+!!!(by me)Up to 209 great users - be sure to have a look.Please share for the enjoyment of others!#TGIF #followfriday #sharedcircles #circleshare #ffriday   #sharingiscaring   #sharingcircle  2012-09-28 19:41:46209381533CC G+
Gailen Mapes14,866Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-23 11:20:1728712110CC G+
Gailen Mapes14,034Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-09 11:07:26290648CC G+
Mountain Photos812MOUNTAIN PHOTOS CONTRIBUTORS CIRCLE  August 2012A big thank you to the photographers in this circle, most of them generously contribute to +Mountain Photos theme page and keep it lively and interesting. We've now had over 700 shared breathtaking mountain photos on this page since the launch in May 2012. (Go to http://goo.gl/nHBft for a fascinating slideshow)To be included:1. Add +Mountain Photos to your circles2. Share your mountain photo by adding:      #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay.If you've contributed, yet are not included in this circle, ensure you have circled the +Mountain Photos theme page, then notify me in the comments and I will add you to the next release.Keep up the great work!+Baki Karacay Curator of +Mountain Photos #mountainphotos #photography #circle #photographycircle  #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #photographers #mountains #photographycircle #mountainphotography #mountainphotographers #amazingphotos #amazingphotography #amazinglandscapes #mountainphotographerscircle2012-08-23 15:18:2511481212CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,533Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-23 10:44:51308618CC G+
Gailen Mapes13,062Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-09 10:25:15301958CC G+
Michael B. Stuart8,304MSD 2.0 FINALMust-See-Daily Circle - now @ 170"This should be everyone's go to circle!" - meHappy Friday all!  I follow a lot of people and the main stream can get a bit too active to really work with at peak times. I've slowly been adding people to this circle, and have enjoyed browsing only this circle from time to time. I end up reading 90% of the posts by the users in this circle. My mouse's scroll wheel appreciates the break (the circle was previously called the "less scrolling" circle).Quick summary of users included:*Google Plus tips and viewpoints:* +Rahul Roy +Shamil Weerakoon +Johan Horak +Denis Labelle*Photography:* +Thomas Hawk +RC Concepcion +Victor Bezrukov +Charles Lupica +Jarek Klimek +Scott Kelby +Alex Koloskov +Margaret Tompkins +Lotus Carroll +Toby Harriman +Gemma Costa +Brian Matiash +Sly Vegas 2012-08-03 13:47:1317044833CC G+
Carsten Kopp22,273AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos'  second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Baki Karacay  and me (+Carsten Kopp  ) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circle   #photography   #photographers   #mountainphotos   #mountains   #photographycircle   #mountainphotography   #mountainphotographers   #amazingphotos   #amazingphotography   2012-07-27 18:53:10267422029CC G+
Baki Karacay6,327AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Carsten Kopp and me (+Baki Karacay) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you!#mountainphotos #photography #circle #photographycircle #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #photographers #mountains #photographycircle #mountainphotography #mountainphotographers 2012-07-27 15:40:36267221816CC G+
Michael B. Stuart7,567MSD 2.0 BETA:  As always I would love input on this before a final release.  Not a "hey put me in" but a "dude you should add user xyz!"Must-See-DailyI follow a lot of people and the main stream can get a bit too active to really work with at peak times. I've slowly been adding people to this circle, and have enjoyed browsing only this circle from time to time. I end up reading 90% of the posts by the users in this circle. My mouse's scroll wheel appreciates the break (the circle was previously called the "less scrolling" circle).One thing I did notice going through this circle was I was surprised how many users hadn't circled me back meaning they never see my posts :(For some this is because they barely circle anyone, others maybe just never thought to.  I ask if you're in here to consider adding me back.Quick summary of users included:Google Plus tips and viewpoints: +Rahul Roy +Shamil Weerakoon +Denis Labelle Photography: +Thomas Hawk +RC Concepcion +Victor Bezrukov +Charles Lupica +Jarek Klimek +Scott Kelby +Alex Koloskov +Margaret Tompkins +Lotus Carroll +Toby Harriman +Gemma Costa +Brian Matiash +2012-07-20 05:53:1612468931CC G+
Sergey Bidun1,957Circle of inspiring photographers.Ever since I created a Google+ account, I've had a privilege to see so much amazing images, meet new people and also share my own work! I like to follow great photographers who inspire me and help me be more creative in what I do. Here is a circle that I have put together, and I'm sure that other members of Google+ can learn a lot from!Reshare this circle so more people can see their work!2012-07-13 23:02:45264414CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,455Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L-Q - 9 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published June 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-07-09 09:20:373071139CC G+
Nils Tschampel1,066The Cream of the Crop of June 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:May 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-07-08 22:33:42297371847CC G+
Middleton Joshua6,881Started this Circle from day one, hand picked people that Inspire myself , I know there's alot more out there and will add to it, but good things take time .Thank you even more to those in here that take the time to interact and to all of you on my page who have taken the time to comment or share much appreciated .feel free to add or share this circle you wont be disappointed you did.Thank you :)2012-06-25 10:36:36116313CC G+
Baki Karacay4,863AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' first release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!A huge 'thank you' to all the generous people who did awesome contributions to the +Mountain Photos all week theme page!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is a validated quality circle of 205 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually with respect to their works above avarage level. I am proud to promote these great photographers and I am sure they will bring lots of stunning photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link below to view the fascinating album of mountain photos by some of these great photographers who Follow +Mountain Photos.https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/of/104595645252059205464 Please feel free to reshare this circle post!If you want to be included in the next circle, please reshare the circle and simply comment on this post for your inclusion.Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Note: If you see that I have +1’d your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the Amazing Mountain Photographers circle.You can also participate directly in the +Mountain Photos Theme Page.How to Participate:* Ensure that the page +Mountain Photos and curator +Baki Karacay are in your circles* When posting your mountain photo, in the introduction add: #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay  See the +Mountain Photos Theme Page Profile for more.Please also feel free to share your suggestions to enrich the circle!Thank you!#mountainphotos 2012-06-23 06:25:3020526811CC G+
Thomas Hawk2,480,3142,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 3 of 4 (La-Ro)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gPart 2 of 4 (Ev-La) here:  http://goo.gl/dX7lRThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the third circle and includes photographers with the last name's La-Ro. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive 2012-06-06 16:11:54497156130318CC G+
Christian Werner3,653Creative Commons Photographers Circle 5th updatePicures licensed under Creative Commons are still hard to find on G+.To make it easier for you, here's a another update of my circle of Creative Commons Photographers (see +CC Photographers Circle for the rules)Please recommend candidates and share if you like it!+Christian Werner Keywords: #cc #ccimages #creativecommons #followfriday #circleshare2012-05-04 07:04:445210616CC G+
Carsten Kopp18,053Mountain Photographer Circle - V4 !My idea is to create a circle for people who love to take photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries.I'd like to see some nice green hills, steep rocks, cliffs, big walls and of course the top peaks.Simply comment on this post and tell me your suggestions ... and please share this post so that other great mountain photographers can find us !I will add you if you post some great mountain landscapes from time to time but I will not add you if you have too much animated gifs or exclusively shared posts.I'm looking forward to visit your profiles and see a lot of great work !Please reshare this post and help this circle to go viral ... that's the only way to get new members and to discover the great work of many different mountain photographers !New members in this update :+Alan Majchrowicz +Allan Colton +Birgit Writze +Brandon Broderick +Charlie Choc +Christophe Le Besnerais +Clay Carey +Cody Edwards +David Taylor +Ian Plant +Joe Urbz +Maciej Markiewicz +Paul Turkowski +Rznag Rmrod +Suzi Smart +Thierry Bour2012-04-20 19:02:35101311112CC G+
Carsten Kopp17,150Mountain Photographer Circle - Update 3!My idea is to create a circle for people who love to take photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries.I'd like to see some nice green hills, steep rocks, cliffs, big walls and of course the top peaks.Simply comment on this post and tell me your suggestions ... and please share this post so that other great mountain photographers can find us !I will add you if you post some great mountain landscapes from time to time but I will not add you if you have too much animated gifs or exclusively shared posts.I'm looking forward to visit your profiles and see a lot of great work !Here are the new members of the last week:+Alan Kirby +Ben Smith +Benjamin Chase +Charles Lupica +Daniel Plumer +Ed Bannister +Jeremy Cram +John G Moore +markus rienzner +Michael Cohn +Michael R. Reynolds +Mike Criss +Christian Ortiz +Tomasz Szulczewski +Pranab Banerjee +donald jensen +2012-04-10 12:16:308417914CC G+
Christian Werner2,405Creative Commons Photographers Circle 4th updateToday i'd like to point out +Steffen Müller for giving pictures to Wikimedia Commons (this is the place where the pictures of Wikipedia live).He gives an example how CC can serve the community, and how photographers can benefit from that. Who wouldn't like to see his pictures featured on Wikipedia too?All included artists are using Creative Commons (CC) licenses. Please share this circle! Requests and suggestions for inclusion are appreciated.Happy easter holidays wishes you +Christian Werner Keywords: #cc ,#creativecommons,#circleshare,#photographer2012-04-08 01:04:5849549CC G+
Christian Werner1,9103rd Update of the Creative Commons Photographers CircleIf you like CC, please support +George Koklas call for action "Creative Commons for Photographers on GooglePlus...Where is it?": http://goo.gl/3kzrP2012-04-02 13:33:444413611CC G+
Christian Werner1,609All included artists are using Creative Commons (CC) licenses.What does that mean? CC is just a simple way of describing what uses are permitted by the author. It bridges the gap between all rights reserved and Public Domain while keeping things simple (standardized license deeds) and protecting the artists rights by demanding at least proper attribution.Creative Commons Photographers Circle Second UpdateMost recent additions include: +Ben Ashmole, +Martin Fisch,and +Charles Strebor. Please give them a warm welcome!Please don't hesitate to share this circle.Regards, ChrisOther: I removed +HACK THIS PHOTO as they were included by mistake.Keywords: #cc ,#creativecommons,#circleshare,#photographer2012-03-25 07:18:30381058CC G+
frank hgs11,224什麼是精選社交圈 ? 第1.01版這個社交圈是 Frank 經統計出來的人選 !內容是 Frank 近期 2000 多篇訊息轉貼超過 3 次的 ~Frank 會分享超過 3 次這就不是偶然了 ^^當然這就是我的另一個精選社交圈了 !分享給各位朋友囉 ~ :)統計來源 : All my + www.allmyplus.com目前累計此篇 goo.gl/Gq4Iy 9 次以上與至目前近期 3 次以上 !此社交圈 Frank 往後或許會持續更新~* 有些朋友剛加入社交圈可能還沒來的及列入此圈(或其他不可知因素!?)2012-03-17 05:59:549020615CC G+
Ben Ashmole0Hey guys here is a circle of photographers who have their portfolios licensed under creative commons. If you want hi res downloads for blogs or desktop wallpapers etc then feel free. Remember to always give credit to the photographer and link back to their site and don't use for commercial purposes without permission. Share away!2012-03-11 08:53:4435112CC G+
Christian Werner397Creative Commons Photographers Circle First UpdateAll included artists are using Creative Commons (CC) licenses.CC licences are great because they spare many, if not all, negotiations between user and copyright owner (which are necessary if you'd like to use an image under "all rights reserved").And even though CC is not is not about giving away everything for free (all CC licenses require at least proper attribution), most circle members use CC to allow non-commercial usages of their work. Isn't that a nice thing?Todays addition is +Sascha Kohlmann. He has, for example, done some great street and HDR photography of Berlin. Have a look at his pictures here: http://goo.gl/LqgJSAnother nice update is that +shirley lo has included this circle into her great "what do you collect"-Posting (http://goo.gl/ZHsIE). Thanks again Shirley!If you know somebody who is missing from the circle (including yourself) please just add a comment or message me!Have a great day!ChrisPS: To be included, please state in your profile that (/which of ) your pictures are licensed under CC (except that info is not clearly included otherwise by a majority of your shared pictures)! For Example:" If not stated otherwise all my images are protected under CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), Attribution: Your Name."#circleshare2012-03-10 20:30:0636644CC G+
Alan Owens7,759The bees knees!!!Thought I'd share my circle of photographers I follow most. Nearly completely made up of landscape photographers as that's where my interest lies. A collection of awesome photographers, hence the bees knees title!lol Hope this helps some of you find some new photogs!Enjoy :)2012-03-10 20:30:021521214CC G+
Christian Werner104I 'd like to share a circle of Creative Commons Photographers (CC).Most of those artists allow derivative works, some even commercial usage, so you can use great art to build upon without obtaining explicit permission or legal headaches.At the very least, all of those artists allow you to share and redistribute work of theirs noncommercially (something that is not allowed per se if ©: all rights reserved) as long as you keep the CC copyright notice attached.If you like those artists and/or Creative Commons please re-share this circle!If you want to join the circle, please state in your profile how and where CC applies to your work and notify me (adding yourself on http://www.group.as/cc%20photographers/ is a great way). I will update the circle on a regular basis. Thanks for your support!PS: Find out if a CC license might be suitable for your work at: http://creativecommons.org/choose/PPS: I'm not a native English writer, so any help on any the inevitable errors is much appreciated #creativecommons2012-02-29 06:35:0932021CC G+
Joe Vallee5,740*Good morning / good afternoon / good evening where ever you are in the world*TOP +PE PhotogsThis circle is one that is worth having in your circles.(1 of 2) (due to 500 person circle limit)See the info belowIt is a very good one for new people to jump-start their selves if they are fans of good photography and helpful photographers! Re-share it with your own friends.There are some must haves like +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Mike Shaw +Alan Shapiro +Klaus Herrmann +Austin Thomas +Benjamin Chase +Patrick Di Fruscia +Darren White +Joe Azure +Hengki Koentjoro +Jesse Estes +Peter From +Olivier Du Tré +Alvin Ing +Alexander Safonov +Mihailo Radičević +Johan Swanepoel2012-02-21 17:30:184951487CC G+
Joe Vallee3,221*Good morning / good afternoon / good evening where ever you are in the world*TOP +PE Photogs*This circle is one that is worth having in your circles.(1 of 2) (due to 500 person circle limit)It is a very good one for new people to jump start their selves if they are fans of good photography and helpful photographers! Re-share it with your own friends.*There are some must haves like +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Mike Shaw +Alan Shapiro +Klaus Herrmann +Scott Jarvie +Benjamin Chase +Patrick Di Fruscia +Darren White +Joe Azure +Hengki Koentjoro +Jesse Estes +Peter From +Olivier Du Tré +Alvin Ing +pats0n +Mihailo Radičević and many other incredible photographers that share their photos and knowledge.If you have not yet experienced the daily dose of what +Jarek Klimek has created with his #PlusPho2012-01-17 23:07:35495012CC G+
Joe Vallee3,108*Good morning / good afternoon / good evening where ever you are in the world*TOP +PE Photogs*This circle is one that is worth having in your circles.(1 of 2) (due to 500 person circle limit)It is a great one for new people to jump start their selves if they are fans of good photography and helpful photographers! Re-share it with your own friends.*There are some must haves like +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Mike Shaw +Alan Shapiro +Klaus Herrmann +Scott Jarvie +Benjamin Chase +Patrick Di Fruscia +Darren White +Joe Azure +Hengki Koentjoro +Jesse Estes +Peter From +Olivier Du Tré +Alvin Ing +Alexander Safonov +Mihailo Radičević and many other incredible photographers that share their photos and knowledge.If you have not yet experienced the daily dose of what +2012-01-10 15:44:02495021CC G+
Joe Vallee3,002*Good morning / good afternoon / good evening where ever you are in the world! *TOP +PE Photogs*This circle is worth having in your circles.(1 of 2) (due to 500 person circle limit)It is also a very good one for new people to jump start their selves if they are fans of good photography and helpful photographers! *There are some must haves like +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Mike Shaw +Alan Shapiro +Klaus Herrmann +Scott Jarvie +Benjamin Chase +Patrick Di Fruscia +Darren White +Joe Azure +Hengki Koentjoro +Jesse Estes +Peter From +Olivier Du Tré +Alvin Ing +Alexander Safonov +Mihailo Radičević and many other incredible photographers that share their photos and knowledge.If you have not yet experienced the daily dose of what +2012-01-03 19:06:42495635CC G+
Melvin Little2,583here is my photography circle (a.k.a HOLY GRAIL of photo knowledge) I believe these are some of the worlds best photographers in this circle i cherished it so much i felt it is selfish not to share the people with such vast knowledge... make sure you check the photos of +Colby Brown +Trey Ratcliff +RC Concepcion +Michael N Sutton ..... +Robert Scoble always finds something interesting ALWAYS.... +Danielle Tunstall has some very dark photography but i love that artistic view as well there is much more in here as well but these are the few i personally hold above the rest2012-01-01 18:13:13501715CC G+
Joe Vallee2,508*Good morning / good afternoon / good evening where ever you are in the world! *TOP +PE PhotogsThis circle is one that is worth having in your circles.It is also a very good one for new people to jump start their selves if they are fans of good photography and helpful photographers!There are some must haves like +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Mike Shaw +Alan Shapiro +Klaus Herrmann +Scott Jarvie +Benjamin Chase +Patrick Di Fruscia +Darren White +Joe Azure +Hengki Koentjoro +Jesse Estes +Peter From +Olivier Du Tré +Alvin Ing +Alexander Safonov +Mihailo Radičević and many other incredible photographers that share their photos and knowledge.If you have not yet experienced the daily dose of what +Jarek Klimek has created with2011-12-20 16:13:11493241711CC G+


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2013-03-15 04:45:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Door to the Other Side

If you found yourself roaming a desolate Tibetan Monastery and came across this blood-red door, would you walk through it? Of course you would! There is an inescapable human need to explore, especially when the outcome is uncertain. I don’t pretend to understand this primal human impulse or why it runs counter to our innate survival instinct, but I tend to follow it more often than not. Usually it turns out great, but sometimes I nearly end myself …

I was walking down a wide alley when I came across this door and had to do a double take. It was practically begging me to open it! I walked up to the door with the intense focus I usually get before an eminent trespass and I pushed up against it with my hands. At first it did not budge, so I put my shoulder into it softly and pushed harder. It begrudgingly started to open with a low rumbling noise and Iwas... more »

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2013-03-13 07:31:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Impending Tibet Exhibit

Some of my photos from Tibet will be part of an exhibit in Oakland, hosted by ArtX Gallery. If you are in town on March 29, come out and check out the pseudo-hippie-political-propaganda … yeah!

Dufwin Building, 519 17th Street, Oakland
Friday, March 29, 2013
6:00 – 9:00pm

The art will be on display at the Dufwin Building until April 30. So if you miss the reception please feel free to stop by the building during the weekdays around 8am to 5pm and view them.

Light at Sera Monastery

I met this little Tibetan monk at Sera Monastery in Tibet. He was in the middle of a verbal sparring match with his teacher. The practice is called the Monk Debates and it is a method for teaching monks about Buddhism. The basic premise is that one monk asks a questions and the other has a limited amount of time to answer. Itget... more »

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2013-02-26 21:18:29 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

A Dying Breed

Tibetan Monks are a dying breed. There is no way around it. It is sad and it is unfair, but the reality of the situation is that they have been under the control of an occupation state who’s interest lies far from that of the Tibetans. To put it bluntly, it may be another few decades before they are technically extinct.

Those were the thoughts going through my mind when I was watching these jovial monks go about their daily chores at the Tashilhunpo Monastery next to the city of Shigatse. I was trying to reconcile the images I had formed in my mind when I was a boy with the reality I saw as an adult. As a kid, I had imagined coming here to see a thriving culture bustling with life and ancient wisdom. As I walked around the monastery and the surrounding town, the acute absence of life almost seemed to echo off the walls of hundreds of small, vacant buildings.T... more »

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2013-02-09 18:00:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Oasis

I have been land-locked these past few months with little time to go out and take pictures but after a particularly tough day at work, I grabbed my camera and went out looking for something to feed my starving creative side. I was walking around the North Park Apartments in San Jose when I finally settled down in front of their main pool at the Cypress village. This place is usually loaded with folks splashing about but since it was cold and dark, I got the place all to myself.
Well, not exactly. There was a cat hanging around on top of the fireplace. I don’t trust cats. They always seem like they are planning something and it usually isn’t good. I have visions of walking down a dark alley and being attacked by cats for some reason. This one did not seem to want to start something thought. I think he was too busy trying to keep warm. Either way, they are finicky creatures soI h... more »

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2013-01-26 07:24:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Lines

I recently had to take an emergency trip down to Mexico. I was really not in the mood to take pictures but it is now second nature to bring my camera everywhere I go, so I had it on me when I was watching the sunset from the rooftop of a house from my youth. I had quietly sneaked away to be alone for a while and watch the day finally come to a rest. My vantage point was far from beautiful with the crisscross of power lines dividing the sky into rectangles, almost as if I were watching the sky change color from behind an enclosure, but it felt right and it felt like home.

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2012-11-22 00:32:42 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)

Mercury News Photo Contest Win!

A couple of friends asked if I had won a photo contest last week. Hmm, I don’t think so … then one of them bought in the newspaper and there was my picture of Reed Flute Cave on the front page of the travel section. It seems I won the first prize for the international category. Yay! I sent the travel editor an email to thank her and ended up having a great email conversation with her. In a few words, she totally inspired me to keep this crazy photo blog going. That was such a nice side effect of finding out my picture was published =)

Below is the wining shot. The judges included the following caption:
“FIRST PLACE, INTERNATIONAL: Christian Ortiz of San Jose won with this photo of an underground lake inside Reed Flute Cave, one of the cave systems under the mountains of Guilin in southern China. Ortiz wrote: “There were a good numberof tour... more »

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2012-10-22 17:39:48 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Your Journey Begins

It is said that the journey, not the destination, is the reward. Whoever said that clearly did not have to climb up and over the Yellow Mountains. No, the reward in this case, is making it through these ridiculously steep mountains without calling in the evac team. What is on the other side, you ask? A heavily industrialized Chinese city and a bowl of rice dumplings.

Cloud Dispelling Pavilion - Yellow Mountains (Huangsheng), China

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#travel #china #mountains #photography

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2012-10-08 20:55:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Mole Holes 2.0

In the not so distant future, human kind was enslaved by the then superior race of Moles.  Something in their genetic code enabled them to leapfrog us on the evolutionary chain and before we knew it, we were merely their peons.  They had us build these high-tech mole habitats all over the place.  On the plus side we no longer have to take complete ownership over screwing out planet.  Always have to think positive, guys.  Even though we got spanked by the moles.

Academy of Sciences - San Francisco

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#sanfrancisco #photography #photoshop #travel #travelphotography  

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2012-10-05 18:58:25 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Beautiful Grace

This is another picture from the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. A common occupational hazard for photographers is the strange and irrational hatred security people have of tripods. Three times out of four, I will get yelled and harassed for setting up my tripod to get pictures but this was one notable exception. Not only was there a notable lack of overeager security but I suspect they would not have minded if I was hanging from the rafters cirque du soleil-style. I spent my time here in complete freedom and mutual respect. Isn't that the feeling you want to impart inside a church?

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#sanfrancisco #episcopal #episcopalchurch #episcopalchurches #photography #photo  

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2012-10-02 00:18:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Gautama

Everywhere I seem to travel, there is the Buddha. Maybe because I tend to travel in Asia a bunch, but that is besides the point. A few years ago, one of my co-workers gave me a tiny Buddha travel companion which I took everywhere. About a year ago my one year old daughter found it among my travel gear. She picked it out, looked at it, and then gave it a gentle kiss. =) Interesting ...

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2012-09-28 19:51:28 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

Gentle Rise

This was a peaceful sunrise at the amazing Yellow Mountains in China.  I had gotten there the night before and scoped out the area for the best places to catch the sun rising.  I woke up at an unholy hour to get here before the billions of tourists changed out of their jammies and clogged up all the vantage points.  It was a very short trip but well worth it.

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2012-09-11 01:14:47 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Valley of the Giants

I have only been to Yosemite a couple of times but I never feel quite prepared for the experience. The park seems like a place stuck in time where you are likely to encounter glowing spring wells, sprites hovering around massive trees, and large carnivores with attitudes. It is hard not to let yourself be engulfed by its charm and end up wanting to move in, elf-style.

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2012-07-24 18:16:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Berkeley Marina

This is another shot from my visit to Berkeley Marina. My family was at a restaurant waiting for their food while I took a very quick drive over to the docks and took a few pictures before meeting back up with them. It was a perfect little evening ...

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2012-07-21 18:54:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Vestige

The Shanghai skyline as seen from the top of the Pearl Tower.  The resulting photographs were an interesting mistake of camera shake while zooming in on sections of the heavily smog filled city.  The pictures gave me a sense of a long forsaken metropolis so I named this series - Vestige.

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2012-07-20 16:19:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Half Dome and Happy Little Trees

I don’t know why this one reminded me of Bob Ross. Remember him? He was a painter on TV who would always talk about happy little trees. I don’t know what happened to him, but that guy had some talent. I always suspected that the source of his power came from his awesome afro …

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2012-07-17 03:24:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Conversations with a Yack

It was my first day at Everest Base Camp, Tibet, and I was scouting the area for something to do.  The day was almost over and I wondered down the little river a while before I found this spot.  It was all very serene and there was not a person in sight.  I didn't even notice the grazing Yack until is made a noise.  You would think I would be able to spot a wild animal standing a few feet in front of me, but apparently I have lost my spidey sense.  I setup my rig and waited for the light to get interesting while the Yack tried to make casual conversation with me.  We talked about best places to graze and lady Yacks and all that jazz before I had to head back to camp.  It was a nice quiet moment in the middle of no where.

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2012-06-26 04:18:35 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

OMG a Baby Giraffe and her Mommie!

... I have been hanging out a lot with my daughter lately ...

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2012-06-21 20:10:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

You Can't Blame the Lion ...
... I would eat this Zebra too. They look like easy prey.

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2012-06-21 03:34:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Our Time Will Come

There is something about chimps that scares me.  They are too eerily similar to humans and it always seems like they are patiently biding their time.  Call me paranoid, but I would not be surprised if they do actually take over the world one day.

Oakland Zoo

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2012-06-20 04:20:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

She's Got the Look

... another photo from my recent trip to the Oakland Zoo.  It took me a while to coach Ms. Giraffe on how to give a model look, but she got it in the end.

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2012-06-19 03:21:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Ask Bo the Baboon

People and animals alike come from near and far to ask Bo for this advice on matters of the heart, the mind and the soul. This wise Baboon from the Oakland Zoo always has time for someone in need and is more than happy to impart his wisdom on your confused self. Some speculate on the source of his knowledge, but most are just happy to hear him speak. When I was there, he helped me broker a peaceful resolution to the territory battle I have been having with the gang of pigeons that has been targeting my car. We agreed that they could poop on my car, but only on the days right before I took it in for a wash. Thanks, Bo!

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2012-06-14 16:26:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Hidden Mountain Village

This is another photograph from my very fruitful trip to the Longsheng rice terraces in China. I had many adventures here including: a stubborn donkey, a mad tofu scientist, the mischievous and lovable little kid that seemed to track me everywhere I went, a chance meeting with a wise old man and a clandestine bootleg rice-wine party with some of the local farmers. Ahh, the memories and adventures that came out of this simple little fog-covered town could fill up a room with warmth and happiness.

I sometimes think about going back, but I know that such experiences are not likely to present themselves again so I simply integrate them into the fabric of my being, and look forward with anticipation for the next fun adventure.

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2012-06-12 00:06:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Flamingos Are Better Than People

I wish I could visit the zoo more often.  I mean, it is full of furry beasts that could take you apart without any warning, but they are so much more agreeable than humans.  Take this pile of flamingos for example; unlike humans, who often get testy about being photographed, these sweet sweet birds just stood there as I took pictures of them. Not a single wry look or confrontational gesture.  The baboons were a little less accommodating, but all you need to do it throw some fruit in their general direction and they chill out.  Anyway, animals are way cooler than humans.

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2012-06-08 05:04:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

I just read that the Chinese Government has closed off international tourism to Tibet indefinitely.  This is sad news.  I was very lucky to have made it out to Tibet last September, but I wonder if things will continue to get worse before they get better ...

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Tibetan Prayer Flags (From the blog: www.pathosphotos.com)

I just got back from an eight day trip through Tibet and it was awesome! I am still waiting for the dust to settle before collecting my thoughts, but it is clear that there are no easy answers. I planned out the trip with the help of a local guide and when I arrived I was essentially escorted through the country at all times. There are strict rules to follow and a lot of paper work to fill out, but for anyone interested in visiting the Land of Snows, I highly recommend it.

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2012-06-06 22:25:11 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
On my way down to see Everest, we stopped by one of Tibet's three largest sacred lake - Yamdrok. The lake is so long that is seems more like a river. It has a huge mountainous island in the middle surrounded by turquoise water. There was a little house near the edge of the water that caught my eye as we were driving by. All throughout the long ride, I kept asking my driver to make frequent stops so that I could jump out and take pictures. At one point I noticed he started getting a little annoyed that I kept asking him to stop, so I made sure to take his lunch box with me as an "insurance measure". Hey, you have to do whatever it takes to keep from getting stranded in the middle of Tibet. I don't know how to hunt Yack so I would not last long ...

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2012-06-02 04:34:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

The Difficulty of Monetizing Photography (Or Anything) Online

I want to write about my own subjective experience with attempting to monetize my talents in photography and writing. It's something I have wanted to write about for a while but the subject matter intimidated me because it's not a success story by any stretch of the imagination and while you could argue that my story is still in the process of being written, it's still hard to come to grips with certain financial realities especially when they are linked specifically to your own passion(s).

An excellent article came out a few days ago called: "The Facebook Illusion" (http://goo.gl/6In2e) by Ross Douthat, a columnist for The New York Times. It's an opinion piece about the state of the digital landscape in the wake of Web 2.0 and lofty collective aspirations of finding ways to make "lots... more »

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2012-06-01 16:43:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Old Blue Eyes
I am not really into portraits, but every so often, I find someone who looks interesting enough for me to stop them, pay them some RMB and ask them to stand still for a tick so that I may capture their awesomeness.  I was hiking around the little mountain villages in the Longsheng rice terraces area of China, when I happened across this fine gentleman.  We did not share a common language so I proceeded to pantomime my intentions to take his picture.  He tilted his head and raised one bushy eyebrow in consideration before he accepted my offer.  I released my inner paparazzi on him for a few seconds and when he was done, he simply turned around and whent about his day as if nothing had happened.  I wonder what he thought of the whole experience?

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2012-05-30 06:01:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I have decided to make all my photos available for download in case you would like to use them for personal or non-commerical purposes. All I ask is that you give credit and link back to my site: www.pathosphotos.com

To download go to: http://www.pathosphotography.com/Blog/Favorites/
- Slide your mouse over to the large picture on the right and a little menu will pop up
- Click on the little folder icon to save photo

As a reminder, all my photos are under a Creative Commons, Non-Commercial license. If you would like to license any picture please email me at pathosphotos@gmail.com

Enjoy!

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2012-05-29 15:10:53 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)

In for the Night
It has been a very busy past few months, but I finally unpacked my computer and got some much needed photo time last night. I couldn't wait to process this picture of the Berkeley Marina. I arrived there just in time to see the sunset and had to scramble over some rocks to get to this position while there was still color in the sky. After the constant rush that has been my life over the past few months, it was very satisfying to stand still and simply observe the sunset over this beautiful marina.

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2012-05-18 19:25:17 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Just Your Standard Corner

Hmm, not much to say about this one. Let me see ... it is your standard brick corner complete with arches, located at one of the most prestigious Universities in the US. It comes complete with long hallways leading to equally good educational prospects. While you are considering which direction to take, you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the nice little water fountain. Come by and join me for a pensive good time at the Stanford University corner.

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2012-05-10 06:25:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

The Golden Gate Crisis

I took this photo about a year ago when a friend and I were exploring the path at the end of Crissy Fields. I added the light bleed in post production to give it a dramatic effect

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2012-05-09 22:50:52 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

My first licensing deal! A nice lady from Stanford University contacted me about licensing my photo for an event they are hosting. We worked out a deal and all was good. I am still not sure what the event is, but I am sure it will be cool ...

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2012-05-08 17:37:45 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Solitary

Have you ever seen Leping Zha's amazing photography of the Yellow Mountains? They look like something out of a fable. I spent a lot of time and energy getting to this place and unfortunately, the weather was not great so I only managed to get a few good pictures, but it was still worth it. I was so exhausted by the time I got there that most of it is a blur. I do know for sure that the experienced involved hiking with a friendly Thai dude, getting up way too early and looking down on the tops of clouds from jagged mountains. I am not sure where I took this photo but it was in my camera so I am fairly certain it was real =)

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2012-04-30 17:54:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Everest

I was only a couple hours from Everest Base Camp when my driver suddenly stopped the car and motioned for me to get out. I looked around and surmised that this was probably not an ambush so I took my camera with me and climbed a nearby hill. When I got to the top, I was greeted by this view of Lady Everest. I took a few quick photos and got back in the car before I froze my nose off, not knowing how lucky I was to get this unusually clear shot of the peak.

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2012-04-13 03:46:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Escape Pod

I wish I had one of these at work ...

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2012-04-09 16:02:44 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tibet

I like photography because it has so much to do with chance. I was thinking of this little castle in the clouds I saw from the top of Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse. The clouds were perfect, there was a bit of blue and the light was just right to give it a fantastical effect. How was it that I was there at that precise moment when all the elements came together? I think back on that day and all the random little detours and choices that were necessary to get me there. I love floating around with my camera, ready to capture whatever life has planed out for me.

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2012-04-04 16:43:21 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)

Shanghai Nights

I have had a few opportunities to visit Shanghai and I am never disapointed with the sights. This is a view the Pudong District from across the river. It was late and I had been walking all night and was about to call it a day when I came across this view. I setup my rig and took a few shots right before they literally shut off the lights. I got an image of some technician in a dingy little room throwing a switch and laughing to himself in the dark. I looked around wondering if someone was playing a practical joke on me, but I guess there is no need to show off after 11pm.

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2012-04-02 17:01:48 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)

The Tibetan Himalayas (Color Version)

"If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?"
"Tibet. I don't know why, but I think I have a connection to that place."
"Then you should go."

I ended up spending eight days in the land of snow. My time there was certainly short, but it was characterized by silent, long distance drives through endless plateaus and mountain ranges. I visited ancient monasteries, saw a people struggle to hold on to a dying way of life, and was enveloped in sheer natural beauty. It was a trip marred with the pang of loneliness in which I spent most of my time in contemplation of my surroundings. I was at the rooftop of the world, staring at the vast blue sky in a state of reverence as I gradually re-mended a connection, I suspect, I once had. At the time, I did not realize all of this. It was only once I... more »

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2012-03-29 04:09:59 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Grizzly Giant

There is no better place to try out infrared photography than a wooded area. We were doing a quick trek through Mariposa Grove in Yosemite when we came across this giant sequoia tree. I wanted to accentuate its huge stature so I got up close to the base and shot up with a wide angle lens. The infrared gives it an extra bit of uniqueness.

I wonder if anyone would notice if I hollowed out the middle and lived inside?

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2012-03-27 04:23:13 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

The Tibetan Himalayas

"If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?"
"Tibet. I don't know why, but I think I have a connection to that place."
"Then you should go."

I ended up spending eight days in the land of snow. My time there was certainly short, but it was characterized by silent, long distance drives through endless plateaus and mountain ranges. I visited ancient monasteries, saw a people struggle to hold on to a dying way of life, and was enveloped in sheer natural beauty. It was a trip marred with the pang of loneliness in which I spent most of my time in contemplation of my surroundings. I was at the rooftop of the world, staring at the vast blue sky in a state of reverence as I gradually re-mended a connection, I suspect, I once had. At the time, I did not realize all of this. It was only once I was back in... more »

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2012-03-22 20:09:00 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

Fire Over Yosemite Valley

I recently posted a similar portrait of Yosemite Valley, so I thought I would also post the landscape shot. This was taken as the sun was rising and the sky began to light up with warm colors. I am still in awe of this incredible national park. I wish I could move my family into a little log cabin and spend the year fishing, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery, but I think my wife and daughter would not appreciate that very much.

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2012-03-21 04:26:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I am starting a new series of images which are digital paintings of my travel photos. I will keep adding to this collection over time. I hope you like them.

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2012-03-21 04:24:12 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

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2012-03-21 04:22:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2012-03-20 05:15:12 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Yosemite Rising

I know everyone comes away with the same shot of Yosemite Valley, but I had to try my hand at it. I made all my friends wake up at 4:30 and drive over to the vista point to ensure we would get a good spot. The problem was that it was the first day of daylight savings when the hour changes and the sun rise was an hour later than we all expected so we ended up standing in the dark cold for almost three hours waiting for the sun to rise. By the time it was coming up, all the guys were frozen and fed up with all the waiting, so I took a few quick last minute shots before a full mutiny ensued. I am glad I persisted =)

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2012-03-17 17:49:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Half Dome in Infrared

I am really getting into this infrared photography thing. I converted my D90 back in January, but I have not had much time to play around with it until a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. The picture straight out of the camera comes out all red and crazy because the white balance is all funky. It reminds me a bit of the red screen of death in the old Diablo game. Once I correct the white balance in post processing, the image looks great though. I am not quite sure what those little mounds of hay are, but they looked like a cool foreground leading up to Half Dome.

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2012-03-15 04:03:20 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

Starry Night Over Yosemite Falls

I just got back from a weekend at Yosemite National Park. A couple of friends and I were standing in the freezing cold in the middle of a pitch dark meadow for an hour trying to figure out how to take night pictures of Upper Yosemite Falls. This is my first attempt at this but I really like it!

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2012-03-10 06:30:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Meet Me By the Old Tree Trunk, We Will Run Away Together

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2012-03-08 04:47:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

St. Patrick Church

Have you ever noticed this quaint little church in the San Francisco’s SOMA district? It is close to the Metreon and seems completely out of place amidst all the office buildings, but there is something proud and charming about the way it seems to stand unperturbed by the urban environment around it. It was a cold winter day when my brother and I popped in for a look and were shocked at how large it is inside. It felt like a little sanctuary in the middle of a bustling city.

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2012-03-03 22:53:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Inocente

I met this cool little kid in the mountain town of Dazhai near the Longji rice terraces. During my short stay there he became my little shadow and would go around leaving mischief in his wake. He was very curious about my camera which gave me plenty of opportunities to photograph him in his natural state. There was something very innocent about his humble farming life that I wanted to accentuate through this picture.

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