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Eshabı Ferit Girici4562014-08-24 22:53:54292201CC G+
Photography & Art / Photographers, Cameras, Photos8,404♫ Stellar Photography Circle ~ Seriously!! ♫#photography #landscapephotography #circleshare #circles #naturephotography #photographers #sharedcircles #blackandwhite #monochrome #streetphotography #wildlifephotography2014-07-16 04:57:23990276CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,389#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health2014-05-30 10:51:05341477CC G+
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001CC G+
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003CC G+
TechDissected545This is the +TechDissected  #Photography  circle. This is the place where we have some of the most awesome photographers on G+. However, we're looking for more to add to it. Do you fit in this circle or do you know someone that does that's not a part of it? If so, comment with the person's name and tag them so we can add them to our special #Photography  circle!2014-04-11 23:42:09186304CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,146#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-26 21:57:474965811CC G+
Robert Connor2,919The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#travelwriters   #sharedcircle   #photography   #circleshare   #travelbloggers   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #circle   #naturephotography   #travel  #CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#EngagersCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#Circles#SocialMedia#teamelitecircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TopEngagers#Blogging#SEO #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircles 2014-03-15 06:49:14360023CC G+
Robert Connor2,726#circles    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedcircles   #sharingcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #circlesunday     #share     #shared     #followers     #addcircles   #publicsharedcircles     #share     #addpeople     #addcircle   #addfriends     #circle     #empireavenue     #socialmedia       #influencers     #influencer     #influence     #influencermarketing   #thursdaycircle     #thursdaycircleshared     #thursdaycircleshare     #circlethursday     #circlethursdaycircle    #travel     #photography     #vacations     #tourism     #sharedicrcles     #circlesharing     #travelphotography     #travelwriters     2014-03-10 10:19:37252005CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:47:3537311113CC G+
Allan Cooper7,409This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #photographer   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2014-01-20 01:10:38253418CC G+
Allan Cooper7,383This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #animal   #animals   #animallovers   #animalphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #orchid   #orchidphotography   #birds   #bird   #parrot   #dogs   #cat   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing2014-01-18 04:09:25250725CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275818CC G+
Daniel Harrington36,214Amazing Photography on Google+ Circle! #photography   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-07-25 05:36:2566001CC G+
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:24497241014CC G+
Andrea Orselli716#circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome     #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #freakingawesome   #reshare   #sharingiscaring #ingress #awesomeart #awesomecircle #awesomeday #awesomeface #awesomeideas #awesomeindividuals #awesomejuice #circleup   #topcircles   2013-06-08 21:40:44500717CC G+
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249616813CC 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+
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/9JEUMaq8kZs============== May 29, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:+Jeff Sullivan +Mike Shaw +Kah Kit Yoong +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Kevin McNeal +Chip Phillips +Alycia Miller #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer 2013-05-29 20:38:42499221120CC G+
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2https://plus.google.com/106314743058506488325/posts/bQ5RWisZRLx============== May 22, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   2013-05-22 06:37:31500191114CC G+
Oleg Kalachov3,651Divers Circle #1 #scubadiving   #diving   #underwater   #scuba   #scubadive  Join us! Add divers into your Google+, share your impressions about the dives. Publish reports with photos and stories about the new underwater adventures.Share your circle! Thank you! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #divers  2013-05-19 05:05:15466002CC G+
Carl Spencer13721ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  Also see Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 23:43:17493517CC G+
AyJay Schibig18,21821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART I               Curated by  +AyJay Schibig This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see my other Curated Circles. All have unique members: 21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST Find links here ...  http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.html#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 20:46:464927110CC G+
Robert SKREINER41,730►Top Photographers Circle 3.0 / L-Z◄ - ►Top Photos on Google+◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this 2 Circles are included all ►Top Photographers,who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme:#10000photographers since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINERis established, respectively all, whose photos were shared as►TOP Photos on Google+◄  until today.This circle is renewed and expanded regularly! Those who have once or even several times not shared this circle are not included in this circle. Who wants to be included in the next circle again, please share this circle. This is only a fair rule. Who wants to be promoted must also concede this to the others.░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░►►► How to get also into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream! 2) Use the following hashtag for your ►Top photos on Google+◄ :    #10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER    +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS    and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Join the NEW Community ►Top Photos on Google+◄    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702     and share your best photos also to the Community.5) Comment and give +1 and maybe share one ore more of the daily selected    „Top Photos on Google+“ from the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS     regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.    Who does not comment on others, who gives no +1 to others,    is not a friend and partner, and can also not expect,    that others visit his other stream and share his work.6) It is probably easy to understand that we omit in new circles always     those who have not publicly shared a circl2013-04-09 20:11:32393229130177CC G+
Eckbert Dollhofer4,994This is my circle of inspiring photographers. I like their work and think it is worth to have a look at the nice work of all, add the circle to your circles, share it.Please let me know if you don't want to be in this circle and tell me if I missed you and you want to be added too.2013-02-23 12:14:2846516316CC G+
Daniel Harrington29,143Have Camera Will Travel - Exceptional Photography Circle! #photography   #googleplus   #sharedcircle   #naturephotography   #landscapephotographers   #circlesharing   #photographytips  2013-01-23 18:46:3767023CC G+
Daniel Harrington29,024One Impressive Photography Circle - Loves of the Lens! #photographers   #plusphotoextract   #dailyphoto   #sharedcircles   #circles   #photographycircle   #hdr   #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #circle   #naturephotography   #streetphotography   #cameras   #tech   #circulo  2013-01-21 15:34:4867000CC G+
Emmanuel Nataf4,442Circle - My favorite photographers - January 2013If you want to discover who inspires me on a daily basis, just add these guys to your circles, there are some very talented photographers.Any reshare will be appreciated as some of them are not in a lot of circles. I am not including myself in this circle so I have a very limited interest in asking you to share this post. #circleshare #circles #circlesharing +Shared Circles on G+ 2013-01-21 12:58:41160202CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255005711CC G+
Daniel Harrington28,486Exceptional #PhotographyCircle  - Enjoy! #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #photography   #plusphotoextract   #dailyphoto  2013-01-14 20:19:4666113CC G+
cinzia opezzi1,568this is my international circleyou can add it, share it, whatever you want, and possibly add me too :-)2013-01-02 09:50:56500502CC G+
Daniel Harrington27,026Impressive Photography Circle! #photography   #plusphotoextract   #dailyphoto  #circlesunday #sharedcircles2012-12-23 09:05:3369010CC G+
Violeta Ivanova6,0126000 followersThank you so much!Here's a new share of my Photographers circle, with some great names and new discoveries there.Thank you, once again, I really greatly appreciate your support! #circleshare  2012-12-12 12:01:41349007CC G+
Daniel Harrington25,110Google+ Quality Photography Circle Share - Thanks! #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography  2012-11-30 15:41:3170103CC G+
Marvin L.4,927The best photographers in Google +1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Because circle a circle!2012-11-23 13:02:2150010446104CC G+
Robert SKREINER34,607►Top Photographers Circle 2.0◄ - of  ►„Top Photos on Google+“◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World by +Robert SKREINER ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this Circle are included all Photographers, who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme:#10000photographersaroundtheworld since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World is established, respectively all whose photos were shared as►„TOP Photos on Google+“◄  until today.This circle is renewed and expanded every month!░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░How to get also into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Use the following hashtag for your ►Top photos on Google+◄ :      #10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER      +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World 3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World     and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Comment and give +1 and maybe share the daily selected „Top Photos on Google+“ at the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World  regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.The next circle will be about the busiest Visitors, who give regularly +1, comment and share „The Top Photos on Google+“ at the Page!Please note:Unfortunately a PAGE on Google+ cannot add you to their circles, cannot give +1 , comment and also not share a post, if you didn't add the page to your circles before! +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World And if you remove any PAGE on GOOGLE+ from your circles, you are also automatically removed from all the circles of this page! This is a rule of Google+ , not our rule!  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World - Circles:►► The circles are sorted alphabetically by first name!A - C:2012-11-15 05:10:19498195124157CC G+
Daniel Harrington22,622Exceptional #Photography  Circle - Thanks for sharing! #photographers   #sharedcircle   #cameras   #circlesunday   #naturephotography   #landscapephotography   #circlesharing   #hdr   #wildlifephotography   #streetphotography   #publiccircles   #sharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #wildlifephotography  2012-11-11 15:01:0470102CC G+
Marvin L.3,879Photographers in Google +1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Because circle a circle!2012-11-08 12:03:34472373565CC G+
Daniel Harrington22,549*Essential #Photography   #Circle  - and they have Big #Cameras - Thanks for sharing!* #sharedcircles   #photographers   #hdr   #naturephotographers   #streetphotographers   #wildlifephotographers   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2012-11-08 04:18:3570003CC G+
Michael Husband1,970This Circle simply if the Best Creative You Can Find Today from all Branches of the Spectrum! I've built this Circle and It's time to Share with all! 2012-11-04 23:05:54500606CC G+
Marvin L.3,052The best photographers in Google +1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Because circle a circle!2012-11-02 12:20:37407752674CC G+
Daniel Harrington21,273The Updated Liven Up Your Google+ Stream With Great #Photography #Circle  - Feel Free To Add Yourself and Re-Share!#naturephotography #naturephotographers #canon #photographers #macro #macrophotography #plusphotoextract #circlesharing  #photoextract #fashion #googlephotos   #googleplusphotos #fineart #fineartplus #travelphotography   #fineart #nature #landscapephotography #sharedcircles #circletuesday    2012-10-16 16:14:4974011CC G+
Daniel Harrington21,208Epic #Photography   #Circle  = Thanks for Sharing! #sharedcircles   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography   #wildlifephotography   #hdr   #plusphotoextract   #dailyphoto   #circlesharing   #circles   #publiccircles  2012-10-15 05:35:4875104CC G+
Daniel Harrington21,018►   ►   ►    ►    ►    ►                            ►    ►    ►    ►    ►   Exceptional #Photography  Lovers  #Circle  - Thanks for Sharing! #Photographers   #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #Nature   #Wildlife  ◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄                           ◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄2012-10-12 23:30:37170315CC G+
Robert SKREINER32,961►Top Photographers Circle 1.0◄ - of  ►„Top Photos on Google+“◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World by +Robert SKREINER ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this Circle are included all Photographers, who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme: #10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER  since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World is established, respectively all whose photos were shared as►„TOP Photos on Google+“◄  until today.This circle will be renewed and expanded every month!░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░How to get into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Use the following hashtag for your *►Top photos on Google+◄:    #10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER     +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World 3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World     and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Comment and give +1 and maybe share the daily selected „Top Photos on Google+“ at the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World  regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.The next circle will be about the busiest Visitors, who give regularly +1, comment and share „The Top Photos on Google+“ at the Page!Please note:Unfortunately a PAGE on Google+ cannot add you to their circles, cannot give +1 , comment and also not share a post, if you didn't add the page to your circles before! +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World And if you remove any PAGE on GOOGLE+ from your circles, you are also automatically removed from all the circles of this page!  This is a rule of Google+ , not our rule!  +10002012-10-09 14:20:44366223123208CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 3/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:1948951012CC G+

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Most comments: 40

2012-01-17 06:37:38 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 75 +1s)

It is difficult to describe how happy we are today!

Our 20 month old disabled son Daniel started to crawl today. Sure nothing special for a "not disabled" child but extremely exciting for us because we never know how far we can get him. We are doing absolutely everything possible for us to bring him as far as somehow possible. And today a lot of hard work has "paid off" by reaching this milestone.

Hopefully many more to come.

And it makes us even more happy to see that Daniel is the happiest of all realizing that he can crawl from here to there.

Sorry, I know it is not photography related - but I had to share this with my friends on G+ today

Most reshares: 43

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2012-03-19 18:12:38 (27 comments, 43 reshares, 208 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Northern lights dancing above mountains in the Brooks Range, Alaska.

This is another medium format scan, original format 4.5x6cm, Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5.
I won't be very active again this week as it looks like right now - we spend Sunday in hospital and our son got another virus, a nasty one. We still hope he gets right fast but our hope is fading after being sick almost all the time for over 8 weeks - very frustrating but I guess nothing really we can change right now.

If you interested in more of my northern light pictures please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/northern-lights-pictures.htm

Anyway, I want to contribute this image to several photo themes again:
#NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MinistractMonday by +Tom McLaughlan
#MoodyMonday... more »

Most plusones: 208

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2012-03-19 18:12:38 (27 comments, 43 reshares, 208 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Northern lights dancing above mountains in the Brooks Range, Alaska.

This is another medium format scan, original format 4.5x6cm, Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5.
I won't be very active again this week as it looks like right now - we spend Sunday in hospital and our son got another virus, a nasty one. We still hope he gets right fast but our hope is fading after being sick almost all the time for over 8 weeks - very frustrating but I guess nothing really we can change right now.

If you interested in more of my northern light pictures please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/northern-lights-pictures.htm

Anyway, I want to contribute this image to several photo themes again:
#NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MinistractMonday by +Tom McLaughlan
#MoodyMonday... more »

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2014-02-25 01:27:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Dear +Vic Gundotra,

Google+ is positioning itself firmly as the social network of choice for creators. Google Photos makes it not just easy, it makes it fun to share my work. Your last Google+ presentation was all about photography.

But there’s something else happening. More and more users on this network are nothing but resharers of copyrighted content. Not that this doesn’t happen on Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, or anywhere else, but Google+ is somewhat unique in a few ways.

Not the least of which is your reaction to and (dare I say it) tacit support of content theft.

Stolen images can only be reported as stolen by the person who took the original image. Somewhere deep inside me a snarky curmudgeon wonders if that’s a ploy to get more people to sign up for Google Plus. But this community, as you well know being the network for creators, relies on friendlymutua... more »

Dear +Vic Gundotra,

Google+ is positioning itself firmly as the social network of choice for creators. Google Photos makes it not just easy, it makes it fun to share my work. Your last Google+ presentation was all about photography.

But there’s something else happening. More and more users on this network are nothing but resharers of copyrighted content. Not that this doesn’t happen on Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, or anywhere else, but Google+ is somewhat unique in a few ways.

Not the least of which is your reaction to and (dare I say it) tacit support of content theft.

Stolen images can only be reported as stolen by the person who took the original image. Somewhere deep inside me a snarky curmudgeon wonders if that’s a ploy to get more people to sign up for Google Plus. But this community, as you well know being the network for creators, relies on friendly mutual policing. I have been supported by other photographers and writers who got thieves that stole my content suspended from Tumblr and Facebook. I have in the past done the same for friends and colleagues. I can not do this on Google Plus.

Worse, there seems to be little to no reaction to theft. Some extremely highly followed users (~100,000 and more followers) routinely steal from photographers on the site and, despite being reported as routinely, still do so. The snarky curmudgeon wonders if you simply care more for huge-follower accounts than the low-follower creators whose content is being stolen.

Communities that just exist to share images that are “guaranteed to raise your following” run rampant. If there are no consequences for accounts who steal, no consequences for communities who encourage it, and huge advantages to be a highly plussed account on Google+, people will keep doing it.

Simple, small, changes could turn Google+ into a fostering and amazing environment for creators. It takes much less time than making a snowfall Auto Awesome. And it would encourage even more use.

On the photo upload modal make it extremely clear that only content owned or with the explicit consent of the creator can be uploaded. Not somewhere in the TOS on page six. Simple language, right there.
Close down violators.
Make it easier for creators to help police each others’ content. Respond harshly to abuse of this feature but react appropriately and swiftly to violations.
When the thieves lose their platform, the creators win it. When a photographer of amazing things can make it close or even with those thieves in attention because they no longer have to compete with thieves who invest little time, they’ll focus theirs onto the network.

Dear Community Owners and Members,

Communities are an amazing part of G+. Sadly some of the photography communities are soiled by becoming hosts to more stolen images than originals. As owners please join us, the creators, in pledging never, ever, to allow non-original images or images to which the sharer has an explicit permission, on your community. State this clearly. Be receptive to communication that indicates otherwise. Ban members who violate those terms.

As a member don’t join communities that do not enforce those rules. Do not share to them. Do not follow people who share stolen content or Plus it. Confront the sharers and encourage your communities to do the same.

What are the likely consequences if this doesn’t happen?

Sharing of images will go back to the bad old days where Flash players are used. As creators find less acknowledgement and support of their work than the thieves, they will create less freely and less often, which leads to less amazing content. 

Google+ will lose creators who move to networks that actively enforce (both communally and administratively) the rights of makers. At the end you’ll have communities full of the same reshared images, nothing new, nothing original, and lose the value that G+ has, namely access to great makers and thinkers.

But all things considered, the ball is in Google’s court. A few small changes to the way Google allows image uploads, a few changes to the way they allow reports and react to them, and the network’s potential will skyrocket.

This morning I paid Google $180 for a copy for Nik Software. I am doing this because it is the right thing to do, rewarding creators, instead of stealing the code from a torrent. I would hope that Google shows the same courtesy towards my creations.___

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2012-12-26 21:17:28 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
to all our friends and followers.

I hope to be able to give an update soon why I have not been active here for some time. Unfortunately there are several issues in our way right now.

We are still doing major upgrades to our website - please come and visit once a while, even when I'm not active here right now.

Thank you for all your support in 2012.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
to all our friends and followers.

I hope to be able to give an update soon why I have not been active here for some time. Unfortunately there are several issues in our way right now.

We are still doing major upgrades to our website - please come and visit once a while, even when I'm not active here right now.

Thank you for all your support in 2012.___

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2012-04-11 16:40:55 (32 comments, 13 reshares, 160 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

I finally had time to get one more photo ready for you.
It is the always fascinating silhouette of Monument Valley during sunrise.

I was looking for something different of Monument Valley. Most of the time photos featuring single buttes or looking down into the valley but hardly ever someone gets the "feeling" how the landscape looks in total.

So I decided to get further away to photograph the silhouette at sunrise. I'm always most fascinated by view when getting closer to the Valley, if you had a chance to visit Monument Valley you will know what I mean.

Anyway, I photographed this panorama with my Fuji 617 on Fuji Velvia film and now scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner.

This image looks amazing as a large print, it always sucks me right in when I look at it. Hope you like it!

I forgot... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

I finally had time to get one more photo ready for you.
It is the always fascinating silhouette of Monument Valley during sunrise.

I was looking for something different of Monument Valley. Most of the time photos featuring single buttes or looking down into the valley but hardly ever someone gets the "feeling" how the landscape looks in total.

So I decided to get further away to photograph the silhouette at sunrise. I'm always most fascinated by view when getting closer to the Valley, if you had a chance to visit Monument Valley you will know what I mean.

Anyway, I photographed this panorama with my Fuji 617 on Fuji Velvia film and now scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner.

This image looks amazing as a large print, it always sucks me right in when I look at it. Hope you like it!

I forgot to put the link to my panorama pictures in this post - here it is:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

I want to contribute it today to:
#TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself when we are not sick (which is about 10 weeks back from now)
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli , +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston
#VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
#SilhouettesOnThursday by +Siddharth Pandit
#TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum
#AmazingLandscapes
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

2012-04-09 05:39:22 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Happy Easter to everybody.
As you can see, I'm still not able to post much at this stage. Maybe I'm able to post a new picture tomorrow for #NatureMonday .

I want to introduce you to +Jen Baptist, Jen will help me curating #NatureMonday in the future. I'm very happy to have her onboard, especially right now when I can't be as involved as I would like to be. Jen will also do the G-Page.

Please submit your best Nature photos to #NatureMonday , what we would like to see are beautiful, relaxing quality nature images to give people on G+ a good relaxing start for the new week.

I hope you all enjoying great holidays. I hope I will be back soon.

Happy Easter to everybody.
As you can see, I'm still not able to post much at this stage. Maybe I'm able to post a new picture tomorrow for #NatureMonday .

I want to introduce you to +Jen Baptist, Jen will help me curating #NatureMonday in the future. I'm very happy to have her onboard, especially right now when I can't be as involved as I would like to be. Jen will also do the G-Page.

Please submit your best Nature photos to #NatureMonday , what we would like to see are beautiful, relaxing quality nature images to give people on G+ a good relaxing start for the new week.

I hope you all enjoying great holidays. I hope I will be back soon.___

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2012-03-26 18:05:34 (28 comments, 20 reshares, 165 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite photos of Mount McKinley with alpenglow. It is a 6x12 panorama photo originally captures with a large format 5x7 Sinar camera with a pano film holder, Fuji Velvia 220 and now scanned with the high res Hasselblad (Imacon) X5 scanner.

I photographed in fall on a warm'ish morning above Wonder Lake. It was magically being here all by myself sharing the wilderness with moose, caribou, bears and wolves - it was simply amazing.

As always, please find a larger version as well as my blog write up about this image on my website, and more panorama photos here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

Sorry for not being active on G+ right now - our house is sick now for over 8 weeks, the latest extension to our "sick list" was the strep throat virus. I guess we had more... more »

#NatureMonday

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite photos of Mount McKinley with alpenglow. It is a 6x12 panorama photo originally captures with a large format 5x7 Sinar camera with a pano film holder, Fuji Velvia 220 and now scanned with the high res Hasselblad (Imacon) X5 scanner.

I photographed in fall on a warm'ish morning above Wonder Lake. It was magically being here all by myself sharing the wilderness with moose, caribou, bears and wolves - it was simply amazing.

As always, please find a larger version as well as my blog write up about this image on my website, and more panorama photos here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

Sorry for not being active on G+ right now - our house is sick now for over 8 weeks, the latest extension to our "sick list" was the strep throat virus. I guess we had more antibiotics here in the house in the past weeks then red wine - and that is a scary thought! I really hope that we get the last bugs now out of the house so we can have a somewhat normal live...and I'm hopefully able to do some more work again and share with you again too.

I want to contribute this image today to the following themes:
#NatureMonday curated by myself (when not sick)
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly
#MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort
#TravelPanoWednesday by myself (when not sick)
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
#POTD
#amazinglandscapes___

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2012-03-19 18:12:38 (27 comments, 43 reshares, 208 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Northern lights dancing above mountains in the Brooks Range, Alaska.

This is another medium format scan, original format 4.5x6cm, Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5.
I won't be very active again this week as it looks like right now - we spend Sunday in hospital and our son got another virus, a nasty one. We still hope he gets right fast but our hope is fading after being sick almost all the time for over 8 weeks - very frustrating but I guess nothing really we can change right now.

If you interested in more of my northern light pictures please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/northern-lights-pictures.htm

Anyway, I want to contribute this image to several photo themes again:
#NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MinistractMonday by +Tom McLaughlan
#MoodyMonday... more »

#NatureMonday

Northern lights dancing above mountains in the Brooks Range, Alaska.

This is another medium format scan, original format 4.5x6cm, Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5.
I won't be very active again this week as it looks like right now - we spend Sunday in hospital and our son got another virus, a nasty one. We still hope he gets right fast but our hope is fading after being sick almost all the time for over 8 weeks - very frustrating but I guess nothing really we can change right now.

If you interested in more of my northern light pictures please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/northern-lights-pictures.htm

Anyway, I want to contribute this image to several photo themes again:
#NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MinistractMonday by +Tom McLaughlan
#MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly
#MysteryMonday by +Jenna Lynn Monroe
#MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort
#MinimalMonday by +Olivier Du Tré
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-03-16 16:34:47 (17 comments, 26 reshares, 103 +1s)

#FlowingWaterFriday

I want to wish you all a great weekend - Thanks for checking out my photos!!

Had time to do another scan. This photo is originally photographed in the format 6x7cm with a Mamiya RZ67 (Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5 scanner). It was featured on one of my high quality poster series back in Europe. it is up to date one of my favorite bear photograph - simply because the quality and details is unbelievable.

Right now it seems like being one of those times when I have to work 4x as much as normal to get 1/4 of income of normal - I really don't like those times, especially not when the kids getting teeth at the same time.

Because I'm not sure how much I will be able to show you next week I want to contribute this photo to more photo themes, even the ones which are coming up next week.

#FlowingWaterFriday by +Kate Church and myself... more »

#FlowingWaterFriday

I want to wish you all a great weekend - Thanks for checking out my photos!!

Had time to do another scan. This photo is originally photographed in the format 6x7cm with a Mamiya RZ67 (Fuji Provia, Hasselblad X5 scanner). It was featured on one of my high quality poster series back in Europe. it is up to date one of my favorite bear photograph - simply because the quality and details is unbelievable.

Right now it seems like being one of those times when I have to work 4x as much as normal to get 1/4 of income of normal - I really don't like those times, especially not when the kids getting teeth at the same time.

Because I'm not sure how much I will be able to show you next week I want to contribute this photo to more photo themes, even the ones which are coming up next week.

#FlowingWaterFriday by +Kate Church and myself
#FilmFriday by +Richard Call
#FrighteningFriday by +Alexis Coram (being very close to the bears)
#FurryFriday by unknown
#NatureMonday by myself
#MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-03-15 16:50:15 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 77 +1s)

#ThirstyThursdayPics

A picture with many elements - fitting to some different photo themes today.

Sunset behind the silhouette of Destruction Island Lighthouse with heavy wave action in the foreground and a huge sun fireball in the background.

I photographed this on a trip down the West Coast and started here on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I may said it a few times already but the Olympic Peninsula and the National Park is one of my favorite travel locations in the Pacific Northwest.

I was working a bit on my new free wallpapers and computer backgrounds in the last few days and "stumbled" over this image which I overlooked for some time.

If you using wallpapers on your computer please have a look at my collection I just put together for the topic "sunset backgrounds". All my high resolution computer backgrounds are... more »

#ThirstyThursdayPics

A picture with many elements - fitting to some different photo themes today.

Sunset behind the silhouette of Destruction Island Lighthouse with heavy wave action in the foreground and a huge sun fireball in the background.

I photographed this on a trip down the West Coast and started here on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I may said it a few times already but the Olympic Peninsula and the National Park is one of my favorite travel locations in the Pacific Northwest.

I was working a bit on my new free wallpapers and computer backgrounds in the last few days and "stumbled" over this image which I overlooked for some time.

If you using wallpapers on your computer please have a look at my collection I just put together for the topic "sunset backgrounds". All my high resolution computer backgrounds are available for free up to 1440px:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/sunset-backgrounds.htm

And here my list of photo themes I want to contribute the image to:
#ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile
#SilhouettesOnThursday by +Siddharth Pandit
#LongExposureThursday by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola
#TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum
#LighthouseThursday by +Heiko Köster
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
+AllThingsOrange___

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2012-03-14 17:24:39 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 100 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

I got no idea how I ever catch up with work, it is getting more and more to deal with. Sorry for not being able to be more active right now here on G+.

I at least want to contribute to my own theme today: #TravelPanoWednesday

It is a panorama photo of the Quirpon Island Lighthouse. I would guess that most of you never heard about it. It is located on the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland, overlooking the Strait of Belle Isle and the Labrador Sea. it is an amazing place but can be bitter cold in the winter.

I wrote a little story about my experience when I was out here for you if someone wants to know a bit more about the experience. You also can find more of my panorama photos here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

I also want to contribute the image to:
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

I got no idea how I ever catch up with work, it is getting more and more to deal with. Sorry for not being able to be more active right now here on G+.

I at least want to contribute to my own theme today: #TravelPanoWednesday

It is a panorama photo of the Quirpon Island Lighthouse. I would guess that most of you never heard about it. It is located on the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland, overlooking the Strait of Belle Isle and the Labrador Sea. it is an amazing place but can be bitter cold in the winter.

I wrote a little story about my experience when I was out here for you if someone wants to know a bit more about the experience. You also can find more of my panorama photos here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

I also want to contribute the image to:
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon +Andrew Marston
#AmazingLandscapes
#LighthouseThursday by +Heiko Koester (sorry Heiko, not sure why G+ does not let me link you?/)
#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-03-13 17:43:48 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 57 +1s)

#MyTownTuesday

Sometimes I feel a little bit home sick for the city of Freising which I was born and raised. Freising is a little city with about 48000 people, located 35Km north of Munich. it is a beautiful city and got a lot of attention through a visit from Pope Benedict XVI a few years back.

The Pope was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising in 1977.

Freising is not far away from the Munich Airport, in fact the airport is much closer to Freising then it is to Munich. if you make it to there make sure you have at least one day to check out Freising, there is lots to see. No wonder, the history goes back to 996 when Freising was given the right to be a city.

I want to contribute this photo today to #MyTownTuesday by +Melanie Kintz and +Eric Leslie.

#PlusPhotoExtract

#MyTownTuesday

Sometimes I feel a little bit home sick for the city of Freising which I was born and raised. Freising is a little city with about 48000 people, located 35Km north of Munich. it is a beautiful city and got a lot of attention through a visit from Pope Benedict XVI a few years back.

The Pope was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising in 1977.

Freising is not far away from the Munich Airport, in fact the airport is much closer to Freising then it is to Munich. if you make it to there make sure you have at least one day to check out Freising, there is lots to see. No wonder, the history goes back to 996 when Freising was given the right to be a city.

I want to contribute this photo today to #MyTownTuesday by +Melanie Kintz and +Eric Leslie.

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-03-12 18:25:37 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 60 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Storm clouds over the Tuscany countryside.

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm starting my week with this contribution to #NatureMonday which I curate myself (right now I'm not finding lots of time for it - sorry).

I think it also fits well to #MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly and to #MinimalMonday by +Olivier Du Tré.

I was doing some processing work on some of my background pictures (wallpapers) and this one can be found in the sub category for "sky backgrounds".
If you interested in more of my free high resolution computer backgrounds for your screen please check out my collection here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/background-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract

#NatureMonday

Storm clouds over the Tuscany countryside.

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm starting my week with this contribution to #NatureMonday which I curate myself (right now I'm not finding lots of time for it - sorry).

I think it also fits well to #MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly and to #MinimalMonday by +Olivier Du Tré.

I was doing some processing work on some of my background pictures (wallpapers) and this one can be found in the sub category for "sky backgrounds".
If you interested in more of my free high resolution computer backgrounds for your screen please check out my collection here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/background-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-03-09 00:48:32 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 81 +1s)

Another free high resolution computer background (wallpaper).

A dramatic sunsets with beautiful clouds and sun rays over the pacific Ocean, Cormorant Island and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

When we are out photographing whales we often come home fairly late but we often see incredible sunsets on the way home. I must say that the sunsets I have seen here on northern Vancouver Island have blown me away many times. NO, there are no filters used on this shot, not even a neutral grad was needed, it was just a "perfect" sunset after a long day out on the water.

I just started a new page on my website with free high resolution pictures which you can use (private use only) as a computer background wallpaper...I think I got a good start so far...much more to come:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/sunset-backgrounds.htm

Hope you like... more »

Another free high resolution computer background (wallpaper).

A dramatic sunsets with beautiful clouds and sun rays over the pacific Ocean, Cormorant Island and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

When we are out photographing whales we often come home fairly late but we often see incredible sunsets on the way home. I must say that the sunsets I have seen here on northern Vancouver Island have blown me away many times. NO, there are no filters used on this shot, not even a neutral grad was needed, it was just a "perfect" sunset after a long day out on the water.

I just started a new page on my website with free high resolution pictures which you can use (private use only) as a computer background wallpaper...I think I got a good start so far...much more to come:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/sunset-backgrounds.htm

Hope you like them.

I want to contribute this picture to the following photo themes on google:
#SilhouettesOnThursday by +Siddharth Pandit
#FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden
#SunsetSaturday by +TJ Kelly
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-03-07 17:39:35 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 56 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

My contribution for #TravelPanoWednesday come from New Zealand today.

It is a panorama of a swing bridge over the Hollyford River which cuts through pure nature and a very beautiful rainforest in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

I captured this photo while it was raining, my preferred time to photograph rivers and rainforest because the colors are most of the time totally different and more beautiful then they are when it is overcast or sunny.

I photographed this picture with my Fuji 617 on Fuji Velvia film, then scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) high res scanner.

If you interested in more of my panorama photos, please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

Here are some more photo themes I would like to contribute the photo to:
#WhateverWednesday by... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

My contribution for #TravelPanoWednesday come from New Zealand today.

It is a panorama of a swing bridge over the Hollyford River which cuts through pure nature and a very beautiful rainforest in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

I captured this photo while it was raining, my preferred time to photograph rivers and rainforest because the colors are most of the time totally different and more beautiful then they are when it is overcast or sunny.

I photographed this picture with my Fuji 617 on Fuji Velvia film, then scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) high res scanner.

If you interested in more of my panorama photos, please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

Here are some more photo themes I would like to contribute the photo to:
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon +Andrew Marston
#WetWednesday by +Susanne Schweiger
#ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile
#LongExposureThursday by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-03-06 19:24:31 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

Had to do some processing work to do on clouds for a publication...I thought I share some with you.

if you like wallpapers...this one is available as a high resolution wallpaper on my website.

We finally doing better with our health but I'm soooo far behind work that I don't know if I ever catch up again.

I think this image may fits to #TextureLibraryTuesday by +Joerg Jung.

#PlusPhotoExtract

Had to do some processing work to do on clouds for a publication...I thought I share some with you.

if you like wallpapers...this one is available as a high resolution wallpaper on my website.

We finally doing better with our health but I'm soooo far behind work that I don't know if I ever catch up again.

I think this image may fits to #TextureLibraryTuesday by +Joerg Jung.

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-03-05 17:14:43 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 69 +1s)

#NatureMonday

First of all today I want to welcome all my new friends here - thanks for following!
I wasn't able to be very active, we had another baby end of October and in the last 4 weeks we have been all pretty sick. Now I sure hope that "things go back to normal again.

I was able to do a scan last night, so I want to contribute this picture today #NatureMonday which I curate myself. It is a Canadian icon, Moraine Lake near lake Louise in Banff National Park in the canadian Rockies in Alberta.

I photographed this beautiful lake a few years back with my 4x5" camera on Fuji Velvia film, now I scanned it on the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner.

It is difficult to show you how many details are in this picture but let me tell you it is incredible when you see the original. I honestly miss the times when I was shooting more 4x5's. I had this... more »

#NatureMonday

First of all today I want to welcome all my new friends here - thanks for following!
I wasn't able to be very active, we had another baby end of October and in the last 4 weeks we have been all pretty sick. Now I sure hope that "things go back to normal again.

I was able to do a scan last night, so I want to contribute this picture today #NatureMonday which I curate myself. It is a Canadian icon, Moraine Lake near lake Louise in Banff National Park in the canadian Rockies in Alberta.

I photographed this beautiful lake a few years back with my 4x5" camera on Fuji Velvia film, now I scanned it on the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner.

It is difficult to show you how many details are in this picture but let me tell you it is incredible when you see the original. I honestly miss the times when I was shooting more 4x5's. I had this picture many times shown on some of my exhibitions in Europe and I'm happy that I finally got the high res scan too.

So here we go, a Canadian classic shot in large format for you to start the week.

Beside #NatureMonday I also want to contribute this photograph to #MountainMonday which is curated by +Michael Russell and I think the reflctions also fit well for #MirrorMonday by +Gemma Costa +Elizabeth Edwards +Jonny Scholes. It is a large format photo but I think it is also interesting for #MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort.

This photo is also available as a free high resolution wallpaper for your computer background on my website - I'm doing a lot of work on my background pictures right now...stand by for much more:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/background-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract +Jarek Klimek___

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2012-02-29 17:50:50 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 75 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

Still having a sick house - not sure when we return to normal. I must say this is sure a challenge with two sick kids at the same time, it also does not help when parents sick too.

So I will contribute a picture today which fits to some more themes.
Panorama photo of a small waterfall inside a rainforest on the Haida Gwaii Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

I photographed this panorama with my Fuji 617 in the format 6x17cm on Fuji Velvia and now I scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) Scanner.

The "soft flowing" water was created with a very long exposure time, because the flowing part of the water is fairly small in the full picture I wanted to make the water very soft with a very long exposure time - I lost details in the water itself because of it but as said, I liked the super soft better then details in the... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

Still having a sick house - not sure when we return to normal. I must say this is sure a challenge with two sick kids at the same time, it also does not help when parents sick too.

So I will contribute a picture today which fits to some more themes.
Panorama photo of a small waterfall inside a rainforest on the Haida Gwaii Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

I photographed this panorama with my Fuji 617 in the format 6x17cm on Fuji Velvia and now I scanned it with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) Scanner.

The "soft flowing" water was created with a very long exposure time, because the flowing part of the water is fairly small in the full picture I wanted to make the water very soft with a very long exposure time - I lost details in the water itself because of it but as said, I liked the super soft better then details in the water.

I want to contribute this photo to those great photo themes:
#TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself (when we fit again)
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon +Andrew Marston
#WetWednesday by +Susanne Schweiger
#VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
#ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile
#MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort
#LongExposureThursday by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola
#FlowingWaterFriday by +Kate Church and myself

Please visit my website for more of my panorama pictures:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-02-27 17:56:46 (25 comments, 37 reshares, 173 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Need to do a fast contribution to photo themes today.
We had a nightmare weekend with both babies sick and a hospital visit. Seems to settle down now but will take a few days to return to normal.

My contribution today to #NatureMonday which I curate myself ( maybe not today, will see later tonight) is a beautiful lake in southern British Columbia, Duffy Lake.

I think the photo also fits for other great themes which you should check out:
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell and
#MirrorMonday by +Gemma Costa +Elizabeth Edwards , +Jonny Scholes

#PlusPhotoExtract

#NatureMonday

Need to do a fast contribution to photo themes today.
We had a nightmare weekend with both babies sick and a hospital visit. Seems to settle down now but will take a few days to return to normal.

My contribution today to #NatureMonday which I curate myself ( maybe not today, will see later tonight) is a beautiful lake in southern British Columbia, Duffy Lake.

I think the photo also fits for other great themes which you should check out:
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell and
#MirrorMonday by +Gemma Costa +Elizabeth Edwards , +Jonny Scholes

#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-02-24 22:07:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I'm reading so much about "what is fine art" right now that I can't even find the time to read it all. There is a great discussion started from +Charles Lupica here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/MqF8KHr5HCW
and I can see clearly that there are many opinions out there.

What I would like to start is a online discussion putting photos side by side and let people describe why or why not they would call this "fine art" or not.

If someone is interested in it please leave a comment here indicating that you want to take part in it. If we get enough people together I will start a weekly or monthly "thingy" were we will compare images.

Do you like the idea??

I'm reading so much about "what is fine art" right now that I can't even find the time to read it all. There is a great discussion started from +Charles Lupica here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/MqF8KHr5HCW
and I can see clearly that there are many opinions out there.

What I would like to start is a online discussion putting photos side by side and let people describe why or why not they would call this "fine art" or not.

If someone is interested in it please leave a comment here indicating that you want to take part in it. If we get enough people together I will start a weekly or monthly "thingy" were we will compare images.

Do you like the idea??___

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2012-02-24 18:21:35 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 64 +1s)

#FlowingWaterFriday

Frozen ice and flowing water is a great combination to photograph. This is my contribution today for #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

I photographed this scenic waterfall in Austria in the Salzburger Land, the waterfall is called Leitenkammerklamm and is quite tricky to get to in winter.

A couple of our good friends from Germany took us here to share this beautiful location with us. I wanted to make sure that the flowing water under the ice will come out, with the long exposure it shows up nicely right where the ice hits the pool under the the frozen waterfall.

Because it involves travel I also see this as a getaway destination, so I also want to contribute this photo to #FridayGetaway curated by +Gary Crabbe.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to curate my theme today, our boy got a nasty stomach... more »

#FlowingWaterFriday

Frozen ice and flowing water is a great combination to photograph. This is my contribution today for #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

I photographed this scenic waterfall in Austria in the Salzburger Land, the waterfall is called Leitenkammerklamm and is quite tricky to get to in winter.

A couple of our good friends from Germany took us here to share this beautiful location with us. I wanted to make sure that the flowing water under the ice will come out, with the long exposure it shows up nicely right where the ice hits the pool under the the frozen waterfall.

Because it involves travel I also see this as a getaway destination, so I also want to contribute this photo to #FridayGetaway curated by +Gary Crabbe.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to curate my theme today, our boy got a nasty stomach flue and needs our full attention day and night right now - not much fun.

I want to wish you all a great weekend. Thanks for following me. I hope to be able to get a bit more active soon again.

If you interested in more of my water pictures, please check out my website - I uploaded many new free beautiful wallpapers (computer backgrounds) for you last week.
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/water-pictures.htm

#FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden
#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-02-23 22:19:20 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

A great circle of photographers "outside" the big and super social famous circles, I'm proud to be included...

Your Recommendations Circle

I have been putting this circle together from people that you recommend and I said that when it hit 500 I would share it again, its not all photography based and each member at the time of being added had less than 30,000 followers.

Admissions to the circle are now closed but I hope you enjoy the mix of people that are here, thank you to all that recommended and there are a few that I have included as well.___A great circle of photographers "outside" the big and super social famous circles, I'm proud to be included...

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2012-02-22 23:51:32 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

gosh, what a frustrating day. I did not have any internet here till the afternoon - very frustrating.
Anyway, late but not too late is my contribution to #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself. That picture shows the best what I need - holidays!

I think I can say it is a classic holiday location shot, palm trees with a scenic sunset, I photographed it in the Dominican Republic. I used my Fuji 617 with format 6x17cm, used Fuji Velvia film and then scanned the photo with my Hasselblad (Imacon) X5 scanner.

Other themes I want to contribute the photo too are:
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#TreeTuesday: by +Christina Lawrie
#SunsetSaturday by +TJ Kelly
#TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum ... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

gosh, what a frustrating day. I did not have any internet here till the afternoon - very frustrating.
Anyway, late but not too late is my contribution to #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself. That picture shows the best what I need - holidays!

I think I can say it is a classic holiday location shot, palm trees with a scenic sunset, I photographed it in the Dominican Republic. I used my Fuji 617 with format 6x17cm, used Fuji Velvia film and then scanned the photo with my Hasselblad (Imacon) X5 scanner.

Other themes I want to contribute the photo too are:
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#TreeTuesday: by +Christina Lawrie
#SunsetSaturday by +TJ Kelly
#TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum

If you interested in more of my panorama photos please check out my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-02-22 05:50:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Reminder: Tomorrow is #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself. Show some of your best travel panoramas.

Other great themes on Wednesday:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston
and many more.

You can find other google plus photo themes here:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: Tomorrow is #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself. Show some of your best travel panoramas.

Other great themes on Wednesday:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Lucille Galleli +Ken McMahon , +Andrew Marston
and many more.

You can find other google plus photo themes here:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

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2012-02-20 19:37:00 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)

#NatureMonday

My contribution today for #NatureMonday which I curate myself comes from the badlands in southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

It is a hdr photo of Castle Butte, a major landmark in an area which is mostly flat. I would consider Castle Butte as one of the highlights from that area and it is a must see when you somewhere close.

The Big Muddy Badlands are an very interesting area with some amazing places to photograph, like Castle Butte.

I thought this would be a great image today for NatureMonday and I hope it will give you all a great start into the new week. many of you are probably off work today - enjoy your day and I hope you all have a great week.

This picture of Castle Butte is also available as a free hd wallpaper / computer background on my website.

I have a category there which is called "beautiful pictures" and... more »

#NatureMonday

My contribution today for #NatureMonday which I curate myself comes from the badlands in southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

It is a hdr photo of Castle Butte, a major landmark in an area which is mostly flat. I would consider Castle Butte as one of the highlights from that area and it is a must see when you somewhere close.

The Big Muddy Badlands are an very interesting area with some amazing places to photograph, like Castle Butte.

I thought this would be a great image today for NatureMonday and I hope it will give you all a great start into the new week. many of you are probably off work today - enjoy your day and I hope you all have a great week.

This picture of Castle Butte is also available as a free hd wallpaper / computer background on my website.

I have a category there which is called "beautiful pictures" and Castle Butte is one of them. Please check it out if you are interested:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/beautiful-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-02-16 17:40:46 (17 comments, 17 reshares, 104 +1s)

#ThirstyThursdayPics

Something abstract today for #ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile.

Champagne Pool, volcanic hot springs at the Wai-o-tapu scenic reserve in Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand.

Wai-o-tapu is without doubt one of the most visited areas in New Zealand but also one of the most interesting places to watch volcanic activity. There is lots of interesting stuff to photograph but champagne pool is a absolute must. The different colors and forms are fascinating.

I think this image also fits today to #LongExposureThursday by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola and of course to #TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum.
Some other themes it will fit:
#FlowingWaterFriday by +Kate Church and myself

If you interested in more of my New Zealand pictures, please have a look at my website - many of those pictures are now also available as... more »

#ThirstyThursdayPics

Something abstract today for #ThirstyThursdayPics by +Giuseppe Basile.

Champagne Pool, volcanic hot springs at the Wai-o-tapu scenic reserve in Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand.

Wai-o-tapu is without doubt one of the most visited areas in New Zealand but also one of the most interesting places to watch volcanic activity. There is lots of interesting stuff to photograph but champagne pool is a absolute must. The different colors and forms are fascinating.

I think this image also fits today to #LongExposureThursday by +Le Quoc and +Francesco Gola and of course to #TravelThursday by +Laura Mitchum.
Some other themes it will fit:
#FlowingWaterFriday by +Kate Church and myself

If you interested in more of my New Zealand pictures, please have a look at my website - many of those pictures are now also available as free hd wallpapers/computer backgrounds:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/new-zealand-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-02-16 06:03:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I'm also on pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/rolfhicker/

My new circle: Photographers on Pinterest

It's really hard to find photographers on Pinterest, so I've decided to create and share a Google+ circle for this. Are you into photography? Do you want to be included in the circle? Do this:

1) Share the link to YOUR Pinterst profile in the comments below the original post:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/111873853137122484021/posts/agRa7siUYz4

2) Share the original post publicly with your G+ audience.

I'll add all the users who fulfill both conditions into my Photographers on Pinterst circle and I'll share the circle publicly on February 21.

Feel free to follow my Pinterest profile http://pinterest.com/jarek/ or my TOP Google+ Photos pinboard http://pinterest.com/jarek/top-photos-google/ . You aren't obligated to do this to be included in the circle.

If you need a Pinterest invitation, share your email here. I'm sure there will be enough Pinterest users who will be willing to invite you.

#pinterest #photography #photographers
.___I'm also on pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/rolfhicker/

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2012-02-16 04:22:24 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 42 +1s)

and here is one of his amazing pictures...

___and here is one of his amazing pictures...

2012-02-16 04:21:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Another great landscape and travel photographer just started out with G+ - he got some very amazing work from around the world. As you know, I normally don't do too many shout outs but this one is a photographer you don't want to miss.

Welcome +Kah Kit Yoong to G+, check out his profile and pictures, you will not regret - I promise.

#SelflessSunday by +Jeffrey Sullivan

Another great landscape and travel photographer just started out with G+ - he got some very amazing work from around the world. As you know, I normally don't do too many shout outs but this one is a photographer you don't want to miss.

Welcome +Kah Kit Yoong to G+, check out his profile and pictures, you will not regret - I promise.

#SelflessSunday by +Jeffrey Sullivan___

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2012-02-15 19:37:18 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 65 +1s)

#WildlifeWednesday

Cute alarm. My contribution today to #WildlifeWednesday which is curated by +Mike Spinak is a cute female coastal grizzly bear, photographed along the British Columbia coast, Canada.

We were out on one of my custom photo tours and saw this sow with two cubs coming down from the forest to the beach. They started rolling around rocks looking for crabs and other small animals they could eat but probably because the tide was not out enough mom grizzly decided to have a rest first.

It was majorly cute when she put her feet on the rock to have a rest. The two cubs were playing in the meantime. Later they started foraging again, rolling around big boulders.

Cute cute cute.

I'm just starting to update my bear pictures on my website, if you interested please have a look at them:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/bear-pictures.htm... more »

#WildlifeWednesday

Cute alarm. My contribution today to #WildlifeWednesday which is curated by +Mike Spinak is a cute female coastal grizzly bear, photographed along the British Columbia coast, Canada.

We were out on one of my custom photo tours and saw this sow with two cubs coming down from the forest to the beach. They started rolling around rocks looking for crabs and other small animals they could eat but probably because the tide was not out enough mom grizzly decided to have a rest first.

It was majorly cute when she put her feet on the rock to have a rest. The two cubs were playing in the meantime. Later they started foraging again, rolling around big boulders.

Cute cute cute.

I'm just starting to update my bear pictures on my website, if you interested please have a look at them:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/bear-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
#POTD___

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2012-02-15 17:29:01 (17 comments, 19 reshares, 89 +1s)

#travelpanowednesday

I scanned one of my 6x17cm panos for you last night to contribute to #travelpanowednesday which is curated by myself.

A single tree standing in a large field of red poppies in Apulia, Southern Italy. It really shows a typical landscape for down there in spring, just before the big heat comes and everything gets very very dry.

What caught my eye the most was of course the single tree and the poppies but I also liked the color contrast with the lush green hillside in the background.

Photographed with a Fuji 617 in format 6x7cm on Fuji Velvia film, then scanned with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner. Had to do a bit of dust cleaning but beside there was not a lot I had to do with processing - just the regular stuff.

Other themes I want to contribute this picture to are:
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing ... more »

#travelpanowednesday

I scanned one of my 6x17cm panos for you last night to contribute to #travelpanowednesday which is curated by myself.

A single tree standing in a large field of red poppies in Apulia, Southern Italy. It really shows a typical landscape for down there in spring, just before the big heat comes and everything gets very very dry.

What caught my eye the most was of course the single tree and the poppies but I also liked the color contrast with the lush green hillside in the background.

Photographed with a Fuji 617 in format 6x7cm on Fuji Velvia film, then scanned with the Hasselblad X5 (Imacon) scanner. Had to do a bit of dust cleaning but beside there was not a lot I had to do with processing - just the regular stuff.

Other themes I want to contribute this picture to are:
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell
#VividWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
#VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
#TreeTuesday: by Christina Lawrie
#FilmFriday by Richard Call

If you interested in more of my panorama pictures please have a look at my website for more:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek___

2012-02-15 05:50:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Reminder: Tomorrow is #TravelPanoWednesday, curated by myself.

Other great themes for Wednesday are:

#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WomenWednesday by +Niki Aguirre
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell
#VividWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
I just updated my list with new themes:
#TurquoiseThursday by +Tatiana Parmeeva
#BookloverFriday by +Cora Triton

and here you can find more google plus photo themes, sorted by days:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: Tomorrow is #TravelPanoWednesday, curated by myself.

Other great themes for Wednesday are:

#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WomenWednesday by +Niki Aguirre
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell
#VividWednesday by +Ajay Hatti
I just updated my list with new themes:
#TurquoiseThursday by +Tatiana Parmeeva
#BookloverFriday by +Cora Triton

and here you can find more google plus photo themes, sorted by days:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

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2012-02-13 18:47:00 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 57 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Today for #NatureMonday which I cured myself another shot from New Zealand.

It is a aerial photo of the summit of Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere in Māori) in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. I photographed many glaciers from the air but this one was very impressive. Massive ice breaks and flows, hard to imagine the size of those "ice cubes" in the picture unless you were on the flight.

It seems to take forever to fly over those cracks in the ice - a very impressive experience.

I also want to contribute this image to #MountainMonday curated by +Michael Russell.

If you interested in more of my pictures from the South Island of New Zealand please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/new-zealand-south-island.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract

#NatureMonday

Today for #NatureMonday which I cured myself another shot from New Zealand.

It is a aerial photo of the summit of Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere in Māori) in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. I photographed many glaciers from the air but this one was very impressive. Massive ice breaks and flows, hard to imagine the size of those "ice cubes" in the picture unless you were on the flight.

It seems to take forever to fly over those cracks in the ice - a very impressive experience.

I also want to contribute this image to #MountainMonday curated by +Michael Russell.

If you interested in more of my pictures from the South Island of New Zealand please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/new-zealand-south-island.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-02-13 04:33:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Reminder: tomorrow is #NatureMonday

Other great themes tomorrow:
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit
#MultipleExposureMonday by +Karen Tate
#MistyMonday by +Martin Rak
and many more.

I just updated my list with 2 new themes:
#FisheyeFriday by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Ivan Yudhi
#LensbabyThursday by +Gloria Roldan and +AJ Schroetlin

for more themes listed by days please check out my list of google plus photo themes:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: tomorrow is #NatureMonday

Other great themes tomorrow:
#MountainMonday by +Michael Russell
#MacroMonday by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit
#MultipleExposureMonday by +Karen Tate
#MistyMonday by +Martin Rak
and many more.

I just updated my list with 2 new themes:
#FisheyeFriday by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Ivan Yudhi
#LensbabyThursday by +Gloria Roldan and +AJ Schroetlin

for more themes listed by days please check out my list of google plus photo themes:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

2012-02-10 06:44:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Reminder: Friday is #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

Other interesting photo themes are:
#FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden
#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
#FungusFriday by +Chris Sullivan
#FilmFriday by +Richard Call
#FireworksFriday by +Jörg Seidel
#StormyFriday by +Reinhard Latzke
#ForestFriday by +Rudolf Vlček

and many many others.
You can find a list of photo themes on G+ here:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: Friday is #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

Other interesting photo themes are:
#FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden
#FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner
#FungusFriday by +Chris Sullivan
#FilmFriday by +Richard Call
#FireworksFriday by +Jörg Seidel
#StormyFriday by +Reinhard Latzke
#ForestFriday by +Rudolf Vlček

and many many others.
You can find a list of photo themes on G+ here:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

2012-02-10 04:50:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

A great circle of Nature and Landscape photographers put together by +Johan Peijnenburg

Selected Nature & Landscape Photographers (update v6)

Here's an update of the Nature & Landscape Photographers circle. I have reviewed 350 new requests and re-checked the existing 450 and selected the 400 photographers I liked best.

Want to get in? Leave a comment or contact me directly, if you feel you meet the criteria: an on-line portfolio with good images + posting nature and landscape work regularly on G+. Feel free to re-share!

Related lists: http://gpc.fm/l/nlpg and http://www.group.as/nature+and+landscape+photographers/___A great circle of Nature and Landscape photographers put together by +Johan Peijnenburg

2012-02-09 05:03:12 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Yeah, after being sick for over two weeks I finally was able to update my list of google photo themes. Please welcome those new themes by contributing pictures to them - give them a good start:

#BridgesoverTuesday by +Steve Boyko
#WatchWednesday by +Jiri Papakiriakos
#TimeTuesday by +Ajay Hatti
#SquirrelSaturday by +SE Blackwell
#iPhoneographyFriday by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez
#VeloThursday by +James Thomas
#DoorSunday by +André Roßbach
#FromTheAirFriday by +Andrew Vaughan Smith
#DawnOnSunday by +Ray Bilcliff
#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley
#SnapseedSaturday by +Stephen Godfrey
#PurpleCircle by +Sinead Sam McKeown +Craig Szymanski , +lynn langmade , +Alexis Coram

You can find other themes sorted by day on my page of G+ photo themes:more »

Yeah, after being sick for over two weeks I finally was able to update my list of google photo themes. Please welcome those new themes by contributing pictures to them - give them a good start:

#BridgesoverTuesday by +Steve Boyko
#WatchWednesday by +Jiri Papakiriakos
#TimeTuesday by +Ajay Hatti
#SquirrelSaturday by +SE Blackwell
#iPhoneographyFriday by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez
#VeloThursday by +James Thomas
#DoorSunday by +André Roßbach
#FromTheAirFriday by +Andrew Vaughan Smith
#DawnOnSunday by +Ray Bilcliff
#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley
#SnapseedSaturday by +Stephen Godfrey
#PurpleCircle by +Sinead Sam McKeown +Craig Szymanski , +lynn langmade , +Alexis Coram

You can find other themes sorted by day on my page of G+ photo themes:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

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2012-02-08 16:50:41 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

Slowly (very slowly) catching up with my work.
Today I want to contribute my picture to #TravelPanoWednesday which is curated by myself.

It is a "typical" prairie photo. The full moon is rising just after sunset over a wheat field in Saskatchewan, Central Canada. As "boring" as many think the prairies are, they got much more to offer. The trick is to spend time, nothing stands out like the Grand Canyon but there are still many things to photograph.

This panorama photo shows also the separation between the wheat fields, a row of trees. If I understand it right the trees are also used to build some wind shelter to keep the soil in place and to protect the fields.

What I found most interesting was the light in the prairies, it is very unique and often soft, created by the dust in the air.

I want to... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

Slowly (very slowly) catching up with my work.
Today I want to contribute my picture to #TravelPanoWednesday which is curated by myself.

It is a "typical" prairie photo. The full moon is rising just after sunset over a wheat field in Saskatchewan, Central Canada. As "boring" as many think the prairies are, they got much more to offer. The trick is to spend time, nothing stands out like the Grand Canyon but there are still many things to photograph.

This panorama photo shows also the separation between the wheat fields, a row of trees. If I understand it right the trees are also used to build some wind shelter to keep the soil in place and to protect the fields.

What I found most interesting was the light in the prairies, it is very unique and often soft, created by the dust in the air.

I want to contribute this photo also to #WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell and to #WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing, I even believe it fits to #VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti.
Other themes it fits are #FilmFriday by +Richard Call and #MediumFormatMonday by +Antoine Bonfort.

Photographed with Fuji Velvia, Fuji 617, Format 6x17cm, scanned with hasselblad/Imacon X5.

For more panorama pictures please have a look at my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek #POTD___

2012-02-08 04:26:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Reminder: Tomorrow on Wednesday (I know I know I know Aussies...today) is #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself.

Other great themes tomorrow are:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WindowWednesday by +Simon Kitcher +Jules Hunter +Jason Kowing
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell / Panorama
#VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti

and many more.
You can find a list of more google photo themes on my website (which will be updated later tonight or tomorrow):
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: Tomorrow on Wednesday (I know I know I know Aussies...today) is #TravelPanoWednesday curated by myself.

Other great themes tomorrow are:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WindowWednesday by +Simon Kitcher +Jules Hunter +Jason Kowing
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell / Panorama
#VibrantWednesday by +Ajay Hatti

and many more.
You can find a list of more google photo themes on my website (which will be updated later tonight or tomorrow):
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

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2012-02-06 17:34:03 (8 comments, 18 reshares, 66 +1s)

#NatureMonday

Seems like we finally getting better, it is about time too. So I slowly start the engines again with my first contribution for a while to #NatureMonday which is curated by myself.

I photographed this arch/cave on a production we had on the south island of New Zealand. We were out at the Tasman National Park on a kayak tour and photographed many beautiful beaches and locations.

This arch or cave, what ever way you want to see it attracted my eye simply because of the soft shape, you really can see how the sea washed out the rock and created this beautiful rock formation. The colorful sea in the background and the dark blue sky added a little bit of the needed color (one day I will post a B&W too).

If you make it to New Zealand...make sure to go kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, it was a great experience and brought us to many places we... more »

#NatureMonday

Seems like we finally getting better, it is about time too. So I slowly start the engines again with my first contribution for a while to #NatureMonday which is curated by myself.

I photographed this arch/cave on a production we had on the south island of New Zealand. We were out at the Tasman National Park on a kayak tour and photographed many beautiful beaches and locations.

This arch or cave, what ever way you want to see it attracted my eye simply because of the soft shape, you really can see how the sea washed out the rock and created this beautiful rock formation. The colorful sea in the background and the dark blue sky added a little bit of the needed color (one day I will post a B&W too).

If you make it to New Zealand...make sure to go kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, it was a great experience and brought us to many places we could have not gone other then by kayak.

I still will need a few days now to catch up with about 1500 emails, then I hope that I find the time to update my google theme list and to post more pictures again, bare with me, I basically been 2 weeks out.

If you interested in more of my photos from New Zealand, please visit my website - I just uploaded a few new free HD wallpapers too:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/new-zealand-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek
#POTD___

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2012-02-03 19:18:47 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 72 +1s)

We are all still pretty sick - I received all your wishes and requests to change my list of photo theme, I hope I will be ok enough to update the list on the weekend - sorry but we haven't been that sick for a long time.

I re-post one of my favorite Niagara pictures today to #flowingwaterfriday which is curated by myself (when I'm not sick) and by +Kate Church which I'm very thankful to have her on my side.

I will try to check your contributions out on the weekend too.

I wish you all a great weekend and hopefully I'm back to "normal" next week.

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek #POTD -

#FlowingWaterFriday

Powerful Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) at sunset in spring, Ontario, Canada.

My contribution today to FlowingWaterFriday curated by myself and +Kate Church and to #FourSeasonsFriday by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden .

I got a hate / love relationship with the Niagara Falls. I absolutely love them to photograph and to enjoy...out of season! I hate them on a in season weekend, been there once, never again. Simply too many people, so many that it is not possible to enjoy these amazing waterfalls.

The Niagara Falls are probably the best known tourist attraction in Canada, I'm normally not a big fan of major tourist attractions but when they are as beautiful as the Niagara area then man just need to plan well, stay out of high season and come during the week.

Especially spring is amazing during the snow melt, there is sooooo incredible much water coming down the river that the waterfalls are most amazing at this time. When I photographed this picture we had a hazy sunset which turned the sky orange after, it was one of those unforgettable days at the Niagara Falls.

I wrote a bit into the pictures on my website last night, kind of a photo blog, I also updated my photo gallery of Niagara pictures yesterday. I'm not all the way done yet but I think you will enjoy the pictures which are there for now. Please have a look, on the picture page ypu can click into the larger Version to get a xl version to look at - really nice to see in extra large!

UPDATE: I now have free large wallpapers available of my new photos, 1024px as well as 1440px. Follow the free wallpaper link underneath the picture (on my website)

http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/niagara-falls-pictures.htm
#PlusPhotoExtract___We are all still pretty sick - I received all your wishes and requests to change my list of photo theme, I hope I will be ok enough to update the list on the weekend - sorry but we haven't been that sick for a long time.

I re-post one of my favorite Niagara pictures today to #flowingwaterfriday which is curated by myself (when I'm not sick) and by +Kate Church which I'm very thankful to have her on my side.

I will try to check your contributions out on the weekend too.

I wish you all a great weekend and hopefully I'm back to "normal" next week.

#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek #POTD -

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2012-01-31 19:34:51 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

#Treetuesday

We only had a very short recovery - today we are all back in bed with high fever.

I still want to post at least something and I need to use a joker and post a photo from my website and contribute it to #TreeTuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie.

I photographed this picture in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. The large field of lupins was such a eye catcher that I had to take several photos.

I needed to include landscape and beautiful scenery in the shot too, so only a nice lupin photo would not have cut it. So I decided to use the 3 trees as the main focus, the lupins gave me a great foreground and the mountains a great backdrop.

Hope you like it! it is available as a free HD wallpaper on my site - just follow the link underneath the picture
... more »

#Treetuesday

We only had a very short recovery - today we are all back in bed with high fever.

I still want to post at least something and I need to use a joker and post a photo from my website and contribute it to #TreeTuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie.

I photographed this picture in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. The large field of lupins was such a eye catcher that I had to take several photos.

I needed to include landscape and beautiful scenery in the shot too, so only a nice lupin photo would not have cut it. So I decided to use the 3 trees as the main focus, the lupins gave me a great foreground and the mountains a great backdrop.

Hope you like it! it is available as a free HD wallpaper on my site - just follow the link underneath the picture

http://www.hickerphoto.com/picture/field-of-russell-lupins-new-zealand-28169.htm___

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2012-01-30 17:28:57 (8 comments, 19 reshares, 69 +1s)

#NatureMonday

So, lets see if I get a half normal week of working in. Starting the week with my own theme #NatureMonday. First of all I want to wish you all a great week - hope everybody is doing well!

This photograph from new Zealand shows Lake Pukaki, the southern Alps and the highest Mountain in NZ - Mount Cook.

I can imagine that I will get some comments about over-saturating the lake in the foreground with some strange color - be assured, it is the real color of Lake Pukaki. Especially the color makes the lake so unique and it is also simply explained why it is like that - it is a glacier feed lake and the sediments creating this beautiful color.

I also want to contribute this image to #MountainMonday which is curated by +Michael Russell and it also should fit to #MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit although I'm not sure if only B&W is allowed -... more »

#NatureMonday

So, lets see if I get a half normal week of working in. Starting the week with my own theme #NatureMonday. First of all I want to wish you all a great week - hope everybody is doing well!

This photograph from new Zealand shows Lake Pukaki, the southern Alps and the highest Mountain in NZ - Mount Cook.

I can imagine that I will get some comments about over-saturating the lake in the foreground with some strange color - be assured, it is the real color of Lake Pukaki. Especially the color makes the lake so unique and it is also simply explained why it is like that - it is a glacier feed lake and the sediments creating this beautiful color.

I also want to contribute this image to #MountainMonday which is curated by +Michael Russell and it also should fit to #MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit although I'm not sure if only B&W is allowed - please let me know if it is so - maybe I find time to do a B&W version of it - I think it would be the perfect picture for it too.

It also should fit well to #MoodyMonday by +Philip Daly and to #MinimalMonday by +Olivier Du Tré.

BTW, I'm working on my New Zealand collection right now - done some more software upgrades on my website - please have a look, I'm sure you will enjoy my New Zealand photo gallery (many of the shots are already available as a free HD wallpaper too)
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/new-zealand-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract b y +Jarek Klimek
#POTD___

2012-01-30 05:20:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

I finally after days feel a bit better and hope to go back to "normal" soon again.

I think we are finally recovering a bit - still by far not 100% but slowly feeling better.

Big welcome to all the new people here which circled me in the last few days - thanks a lot for checking out my work.

I will not be able in the near future to be super active socializing here on G+, simply because I'm a full time photographer, just had our second baby and I need to concentrate on survival first. I'm fairly new to North America and I have to make sure to get my images to some publishers over here to.

But I hope to be able to do some socializing and to show you some of my new work - lots new stuff coming but I need to find the time to prepare the pictures, not a easy task with so much going on right now.

I also just switched my website onto a new... more »

I finally after days feel a bit better and hope to go back to "normal" soon again.

I think we are finally recovering a bit - still by far not 100% but slowly feeling better.

Big welcome to all the new people here which circled me in the last few days - thanks a lot for checking out my work.

I will not be able in the near future to be super active socializing here on G+, simply because I'm a full time photographer, just had our second baby and I need to concentrate on survival first. I'm fairly new to North America and I have to make sure to get my images to some publishers over here to.

But I hope to be able to do some socializing and to show you some of my new work - lots new stuff coming but I need to find the time to prepare the pictures, not a easy task with so much going on right now.

I also just switched my website onto a new software frame which we custom developed over the last 4 years, still having a few hick ups here and their but I'm slowly getting where I want to site to be. Informative about travel, on the other side great photography.

So, enough for today.

Here is my reminder for my photo theme tomorrow: #NatureMonday curated by myself. Hope to see you there, show of only your BEST nature pictures, they should be relaxing so we can give the folks here on G+ a great start into the new week.

Welcome back...___

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2012-01-25 18:35:27 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

We are still out...seems like for a while...hate being sick sick.

Re-share for #TravelPanoWednesday and for #WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica +Jason Dell

#PlusPhotoExtract #POTD

#TravelPanoWednesday

Today is the kick off for the new photo theme Travel Pano Wednesday curated by +Rolf Hicker (myself). Please contribute your panorama photos to it.

My contribution today is actually a gigapano of the skyline of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, I used GTGui to stitch it, it was photographed in 2 layers vertical, 9 shots horizontal. Canon 1Ds Mark3, 100 ISO, 15 sec/f8 @ 110mm (2.8/70-200mm).

Hope you like - feel free to share.
Update: I wrote a short blog about the picture on my website for the very interested people of you out there:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/gigapano-toronto-skyline-stunning.htm___#TravelPanoWednesday

We are still out...seems like for a while...hate being sick sick.

Re-share for #TravelPanoWednesday and for #WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica +Jason Dell

#PlusPhotoExtract #POTD

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2012-01-24 18:00:50 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

#TreeTuesday

I gotta cheat again with a re-share. We are all sick and I won't be able to do a lot in the next few days.

On the other side I don't want to miss to contribute at least to some of my favorite photo themes on google - #TreeTueday is sure one of them, curated by +Christina Lawrie .

This picture shows the best how we feel right now - empty and cold. Hopefully I'm back next week again.

#PlusPhotoExtract

#treetuesday

Last week was a very busy week for me on Google+ - and a big roller coaster ride. Why? I just wrote a blog about - if you interested please check it out - the link is posted below.

This is my contribution today for #treetuesday by +Christina Lawrie.

As simple as the picture is, it is one of my favorite images. A single pine tree in a big open snowfield. Don't we all feel like that once a while when things falling apart or going wrong?

I was considering making it a B&W photo but then I decided I leave it the way it was. I'm more of a purist when it comes to photography. The odd hdr once a while but that is really already stretching it for me.

I hope you like the picture as much as I do.
And here is my "roller coaster" blog about my last week on Google+ - special thanks is going out to +Angelika Marianne Sarkiler which inspired me with her nice comment!
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/whats-the-fuzz-about-photo-themes-lists-on-google.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___ #TreeTuesday

I gotta cheat again with a re-share. We are all sick and I won't be able to do a lot in the next few days.

On the other side I don't want to miss to contribute at least to some of my favorite photo themes on google - #TreeTueday is sure one of them, curated by +Christina Lawrie .

This picture shows the best how we feel right now - empty and cold. Hopefully I'm back next week again.

#PlusPhotoExtract

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2012-01-23 17:20:11 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)

#NatureMonday

I have to re-share a picture today for the photo themes.

I was gone most of last week and now the whole house is very sick. Seems like I will be out of the "picture" for a little bit.

I hope you all doing well.

I also contribute this photo to #MoutainMonday by +Michael Russell

#PlusPhotoExtract

#NatureMonday *#MountainMonday
After the big snow storm - fall at Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
This fresh nature and mountain photo is my contribution today for the theme Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell and for Nature Monday by +Rolf Hicker (thats myself).
#nature #fall
Here is a list of all google themes available:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___ #NatureMonday

I have to re-share a picture today for the photo themes.

I was gone most of last week and now the whole house is very sick. Seems like I will be out of the "picture" for a little bit.

I hope you all doing well.

I also contribute this photo to #MoutainMonday by +Michael Russell

#PlusPhotoExtract

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2012-01-20 17:48:24 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)

#FlowingWaterFriday

My contribution today to #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

It is another shot of a "noname" waterfall along the coast in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada.

#PlusPhotoExtract

#FlowingWaterFriday

My contribution today to #FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Kate Church and myself.

It is another shot of a "noname" waterfall along the coast in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada.

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2012-01-18 18:23:16 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)

#TravelPanoWednesday

My contribution today for #TravelPanoWednesday which is curated by myself is from Newfoundland.

Two hikers enjoying the breathtaking view of Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, the largest Fjord in Newfoundland. If you ever there make sure to take the boat tour into the Fjord, it gives you a great perspective of the size of it, it is a very impressive sight.

It was a bit of a bummer that the light did not cooperate when we had this photo shot. It is a long hike up there, we had it a bit better as I was on an assignment so we could use a helicopter to take this shot which was published multiple times.

We only had about an hour up here, which was actually enough as we got eaten alive by mosquitos and horse flies - uhhh, it was brutal and we sure were happy when the heli came back to pick us up.

I also want to contribute... more »

#TravelPanoWednesday

My contribution today for #TravelPanoWednesday which is curated by myself is from Newfoundland.

Two hikers enjoying the breathtaking view of Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, the largest Fjord in Newfoundland. If you ever there make sure to take the boat tour into the Fjord, it gives you a great perspective of the size of it, it is a very impressive sight.

It was a bit of a bummer that the light did not cooperate when we had this photo shot. It is a long hike up there, we had it a bit better as I was on an assignment so we could use a helicopter to take this shot which was published multiple times.

We only had about an hour up here, which was actually enough as we got eaten alive by mosquitos and horse flies - uhhh, it was brutal and we sure were happy when the heli came back to pick us up.

I also want to contribute this to #WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell, as well as for #WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing.

If you interested in more of my panorama pictures, please visit my website:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/panorama-pictures.htm

#PlusPhotoExtract___

2012-01-18 06:03:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Reminder: Tomorrow on Wednesday is #TravelPanoWednesday which I curate.

Show me your best travel panos which include of course landscapes, nature etc.

Other themes on Wednesday are:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell

and many others, please check out my list of photo themes on google, sorted by days:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm

Reminder: Tomorrow on Wednesday is #TravelPanoWednesday which I curate.

Show me your best travel panos which include of course landscapes, nature etc.

Other themes on Wednesday are:
#WaterfallWednesday by +Eric Leslie
#WildlifeWednesday by +Mike Spinak
#WhateverWednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing
#WowWednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala
#WideWednesdayPanorama by +Charles Lupica and +Jason Dell

and many others, please check out my list of photo themes on google, sorted by days:
http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/blogs/all-google-plus-photo-themes.htm___

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2012-01-17 18:36:39 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 79 +1s)

#TreeTuesday

My contribution to #TreeTuesday by +Christina Lawrie is a single tree I photographed in a typical Tuscany landscape in spring. I wanted to create a very strong photograph and to do that I did not have too many choices from the point I had to shoot from.

So I figures I go extreme with my horizon as well as with the composition, the heavy dark clouds above were filling the space perfectly and a neutral density filter helped me to balance the exposure so the juicy greens, which are so typical for the Tuscany in spring, are coming out right.

The Tuscany is a great destination for landscape photography, especially in spring.

I'm in process of updating my website with pictures right now, if you interested in some pictures from the Tuscany, please come by for a visit on my site:

http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/tuscany-pictures.htm
... more »

#TreeTuesday

My contribution to #TreeTuesday by +Christina Lawrie is a single tree I photographed in a typical Tuscany landscape in spring. I wanted to create a very strong photograph and to do that I did not have too many choices from the point I had to shoot from.

So I figures I go extreme with my horizon as well as with the composition, the heavy dark clouds above were filling the space perfectly and a neutral density filter helped me to balance the exposure so the juicy greens, which are so typical for the Tuscany in spring, are coming out right.

The Tuscany is a great destination for landscape photography, especially in spring.

I'm in process of updating my website with pictures right now, if you interested in some pictures from the Tuscany, please come by for a visit on my site:

http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/tuscany-pictures.htm

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2012-01-17 06:37:38 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 75 +1s)

It is difficult to describe how happy we are today!

Our 20 month old disabled son Daniel started to crawl today. Sure nothing special for a "not disabled" child but extremely exciting for us because we never know how far we can get him. We are doing absolutely everything possible for us to bring him as far as somehow possible. And today a lot of hard work has "paid off" by reaching this milestone.

Hopefully many more to come.

And it makes us even more happy to see that Daniel is the happiest of all realizing that he can crawl from here to there.

Sorry, I know it is not photography related - but I had to share this with my friends on G+ today

It is difficult to describe how happy we are today!

Our 20 month old disabled son Daniel started to crawl today. Sure nothing special for a "not disabled" child but extremely exciting for us because we never know how far we can get him. We are doing absolutely everything possible for us to bring him as far as somehow possible. And today a lot of hard work has "paid off" by reaching this milestone.

Hopefully many more to come.

And it makes us even more happy to see that Daniel is the happiest of all realizing that he can crawl from here to there.

Sorry, I know it is not photography related - but I had to share this with my friends on G+ today___

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