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Harry Kikstra has been at 20 events

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Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome - NOT B&W* Find your favorite Monochrome landscape photograph that is NOT Black and White.  All photographs should be of the same hue or hues within the same color palate such as sepia.  They may NOT be B&W.   Share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the Monochrome category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, November 10, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #26: Monochrome - NOT B&W2014-11-03 22:00:00663 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  My Favorite Season* Find your favorite landscape photograph from your favorite season of the year and share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and represent a season of the year: spring, summer, fall, winter. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, October 27, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #25: My Favorite Season2014-10-20 22:00:00690 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Waterfalls* Dig out your best waterfall landscape photograph and share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain a waterfall. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 29, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #23: Waterfalls2014-09-22 22:00:00562 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00590 
Landscape Photography Show8,287Come join Popular professional landscape and nature photographers  +Jay Patel   and +Varina Patel   and the +Landscape Photography Show panel on Tuesday August 26th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT. Jay's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/ Varina's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/Visual Wilderness: http://visualwilderness.com/Free ebook and video lesson for the show!http://visualwilderness.com/special-offer/landscape-photography-show-special-offerBe sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday August 26th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show # 39: Jay and Varina Patel on Field Workflow2014-08-27 04:00:009 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Wild Things* In honor of our category Wild Things, your photographs MUST be appropriate for that category!!  Photos in this category should contain a WILD animal.  The animal may be in the wild or in a zoo or conservation area.  NO dogs, cats, pets, or domestic animals are allowed.  Only original photographs are allowed. *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community AND the Wild Things category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 1, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #21: Wild Things2014-08-25 22:00:00431 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Macro & Details* In honor of our category Macro & Details, your photographs MUST be appropriate for that category!!  Do you photograph small things in nature?  We would love to see close up photography of natural objects such as flowers and insets with the emphasis on small detail and close looks.   They should be natural subjects and NOT man-made. Only original photographs are allowed. This contest will run for three weeks rather than the normal one week.  This will allow our vacationers to participate. General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664  page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community AND the Macro & Details category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, August 18, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Note that this will be a 3 week contest instead of 1 week.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #20: Macro & Details2014-07-28 22:00:00622 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  Country Roads Take Me Home* Thanks to all our great LPC members who suggested ideas for this event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 21, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home2014-07-14 22:00:00518 
Landscape Photography Community3,190Landscape Photography Community:  Cityscapes & SkylinesIn honor of our newest category in the LPC, our contest is for Cityscapes & Skylines.  Post your best skyline photographs here. You may post artful images of man-made landscapes – cityscapes, architecture and other environments where man-made structures are the primary subject not humans or animals. This would include architecture, architectural detail, street views (not street photography), cityscapes, harbor views etc.   NO street photography, street portraits, graffiti, or building interiors of any kind are allowed in the LPC. Only original photographs are allowed.General Rules1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the +Landscape Photography Community page.2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed.3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community.4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the new Cityscapes & Skylines category.  It must feature a man-made object as the primary element.5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final.6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 7, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed.7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 3 pm CDT.8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #18: Cityscapes & Skylines2014-07-01 01:00:00575 
Landscape Photography Community3,190*Landscape Photography Community:  The Golden Hour* *In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the Sun is higher in the sky.* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the golden hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 23, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour2014-06-16 22:00:00562 
Landscape Photography Community3,190Landscape Photography Community:  The Blue Hour General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the blue hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 9, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour2014-06-02 22:00:00537 
PhotoDay Around the World447_Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost: There is no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - *Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.*  - *Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ).* - *Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it.* *Enjoy your PhotoDay!* *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00267 
Margaret Tompkins130,763*Landscape Photography Community:  In the Still of the Night* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a night time element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 26, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night2014-05-19 22:00:00423 
Mountain Photos6,756Best Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013Upload only 1 (one) of your mountain photos with winter seasonal colors, shapes and snow directly from your disk to enter the contest and let us see your best seasonal mountain shot from anywhere in the world. From among all the pictures entered, most-plussed three will be selected as the winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and they will be announced both on the event organizer +Mountain Photos theme page and the curator +Baki Karacay's page streams.Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Mountain photos with winter seasonal colors (Color or B&W, all the photos entered must have a mountain with snow as the main subject.)Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page first (Google+ requirement to enable the page to interact with your posts). Entries by unfollowers will be removed.–Upload only one (1) entry of your original *mountain photos which you own the copyright of.Rules and Codes of Conduct–All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–Do not tag your entry with any theme page.–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed from the contest.(If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event). There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013. Schedule: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, January 2nd, 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active until January 6th, Sunday around 10:00 PM GMT. During this period, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | January 2013" will be shared publicly. The winners will also be promoted in the page curator +Baki Karacay's page stream.So, come enjoy and have fun with this great event! If you are not abBest Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-01-02 23:00:27111 
Mountain Photos6,756Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012It's the first Wednesday of another month and is time to have another great fun with amazing mountain photos running for the month's Best Mountain Photos!Come enjoy this great event! If you are not able to submit a photo, feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!Theme: Mountain Photos (Black and White only)Rules for Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts).–Upload only one (1) entry of your original B/W photo which you own the copyright of. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do.Codes of Conduct–You should not tag your entry with any theme page.–For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. (If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event).There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro:"Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012.–If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated.–If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again.Durations: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, November 7th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a three day period until November 10th, Saturday 10:00 PM GMT. During this period of 3 days, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Voting & Assessment: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page) will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | November 2012" will be shared publicly.So, get prepared for Wednesday, and have fun with this great event!Good luck and cheers,+Baki Karacay Curator of +Mountain Photos http://gplus.to/mountainphotosPS. Feel free to reshBest Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-11-07 23:00:00214 
HQSP Info11,592Be in time to be published in the list of lists!Go to:http://hqsp.org/hqsppac/hqsppacsubmission.html and fill out the form.HQSP PAC it's time again for your weekly submission of your best share. for the popularity list at www.hqsp.org2012-10-20 19:00:00161 
AllThingsRed2,989Hi there all you contributors to AllThingsRed!!It's time for a new sub-theme already. As from Monday 8th. October, the new theme will be SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYThe sub-theme is voluntary but Lucille and I really hope you can find some images on the subject. Anything from Radios to phones to scientific apparatus. The list is endless!*Happy hunting!!#AllThingsRed - subtheme - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY2012-10-08 00:00:00120 
RAW Street Photography0RAW Street Photography Competition #1A Street Photography contest for Google + #photographers  and #streetphotographers    •  Upload 1 (ONE) Street Photography images per Day!  •  Comment! Comment! Comment!  •  Vote by: +1 any photos you like  •  Invite everyone in your circles to participate!  •  Have Fun!Winners will be featured on the RAWstreetPhotography G+ page and at http://www.RAWstreetPhotography.com #streetphotography   #photography   #photographycompetition   #streetphotographyprojects   #streetpics   #street   #photocontest   #rawstreetphotography   #competition   #contest   #photo     #streetphoto  RAW Street Photography Competition #12012-09-30 06:00:00195 
TransportTuesday7,397We are having a special +TransportTuesday "No wheels" subtheme next week.All photos are welcome but we'd really like to see your transport shots without wheels.Just come to the event and add your photos here, please put the #transporttuesday  hashtag in the comments but no tagging required.See what everyone comes up with =)The TransportTuesday team:+Joe Paul +Steve Boyko +Michael Earley and +Gene Bowker No Wheels Day at TransportTuesday2012-09-11 06:00:00159 
Benjamin Cortis147,192Photo Competition September 2012Status: finishedThread:LandscapesThe images can be submitted the next 24 hours.Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly 6 days.The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture.In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public.Rules:Please note the current topic.Everyone can submit only one picture.Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures.If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20Let´s have fun....-Fotowettbewerb September 2012Status: beendetThema:LandschaftenDie Bilder können in den nächsten 24 Stunden eingereicht werden.Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau 6 Tagen beginnt.Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben.In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden.Regeln:Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.Jeder kann maximal ein Bild einreichen.Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder.Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20Viel Spaß#foto #photo #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionseptember  Photo Competition - September 20122012-09-05 10:00:00949 

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Echan Zales0My First Circle.. https://plus.google.com/108562035810276829878/posts/gw4GYh1mNPB#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  2014-11-25 16:07:01460000
Margaret Tompkins130,720Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community event Texture in the Landscape!!  You’re awesome!!  The Landscape Photography Community is very proud to share this circle of the participants!!  If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends, circle us up, and leave a comment.  A new event will start next Monday and we hope that you will join us again!!   Thanks everyone!!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-11-25 15:02:0647026743
Margaret Tompkins130,002Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community event Monochrome Not B&W!!  You’re awesome!!  The Landscape Photography Community is very proud to share this circle of the participants!!  If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends, circle us up, and leave a comment.  A new event will start next Monday and we hope that you will join us again!!   Thanks everyone!!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography Community 2014-11-12 18:58:2941331745
John Sean3,794This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update  2014-11-12 12:55:29486637
Becky Collins18,732Super Engagers and Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-11-11 08:59:18491003
Margaret Tompkins128,736Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2014-11-08 15:05:231568415
George Clark10,423This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #circleme #circlenetwork #circleoftheweek2014-11-06 11:40:18491403461
Margaret Tompkins126,860Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community event My Favorite Season!!  You’re awesome!!  The Landscape Photography Community is very proud to share this circle of the participants!!  If you enjoyed it, please share it with your friends, circle us up, and leave a comment.  A new event will start next Monday and we hope that you will join us again!!   Thanks everyone!!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-10-30 01:47:25410251250
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Circles and Photography31,762Builders 10      10.15.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-10-15 20:40:09431044
Margaret Tompkins121,991Congratulations to all the great photographers who participated in the +Landscape Photography Community contest on Waterfalls!!  Your photographs are awesome and so are you!!  The LPC is the BEST community on G+!!  Thank you VERY much for being so awesome!!! Results are in and will be published soon!!  Share and Enjoy!!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-09-30 15:30:59419105
Margaret Tompkins119,589Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community contest Fog/Mist!  Your photos were awesome and so are our photographers!!!  Results will be announced soon!!  Share and Enjoy!!!2014-09-17 18:03:5849725546234
Circles and Photography29,269Builders 10       9.12.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-09-13 03:19:314703814
Dubie Bacino103,138Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino  (11th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share only two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photogr2014-09-12 13:43:504629269136
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
Margaret Tompkins116,003Thanks VERY much to all the great photographers who participated in the +Landscape Photography Community contest Wild Things!!  We loved all the great photographs and results will be announced soon!!  In the meantime, please Share and Enjoy this great circle!!  Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community to get all the updates on contests in the Landscape Photography Community!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles 2014-09-02 23:16:2632514240152
Eshabı Ferit Girici4562014-08-24 22:53:54292201
Landscape Photography Community1,491Congratulations to all the great photographers who participated in the +Landscape Photography Community contest Macro & Details!!  The photographs were incredible and so is our great community!!  The results will be posted soon!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community to get all the notifications about contests in the Landscape Photography Community!!#CircleShare   #SharedCircles  2014-08-22 01:45:114394316
Margaret Tompkins114,554Congratulations to all the great photographers who participated in the +Landscape Photography Community contest Macro & Details!!  The photographs were incredible and so is our great community!!  The results will be posted soon!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community to get all the notifications about contests in the Landscape Photography Community!!#CircleShare   #SharedCircles  2014-08-22 01:38:2243821136182
Dubie Bacino99,615Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino  (10th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing , my practice is to share only two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photo2014-08-15 15:10:0144810866151
Margaret Tompkins112,961A special Thank You to all the great photographers who shared photos to the Landscape Photography Community event Country Roads Take Me Home!!  Your photographs are awesome and so are you!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography and +Landscape Photography Show for the Best of Landscape Photography on G+!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-07-23 00:40:4240119743180
Robert Connor12,637Google+ users that share unique and original contentsIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #shared #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle 2014-07-14 12:40:27489362274
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     Top Photographers you should follow                 An Art of Photography Circle  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you ═════════════════════════════════#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines• Sharing mostly their own work• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified• Little to no, promotional material. • Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. • The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" • They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  ValidationThis circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +2014-06-27 17:39:05116935056
Margaret Tompkins111,905Thanks VERY much to all the great landscape photographers who shared photographs to the Landscape Photography Community contest for the Golden Hour!!  The photographs are amazing and so are you!!Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Community page to get all the latest information about LPC contests!!See the Inspiration category of the LPC for all the winning photographs!!  Congratulations to everyone who participated!!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-06-26 00:57:2239817037159
Landscape Photography Community771Thanks VERY much to all the great landscape photographers who participated in the Landscape Photography Community contest for the Golden Hour!!  Your photographs were awesome and so are you!!  Check the Inspiration category of the Landscape Photography Community to see all the winners!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community page to get all the latest information about the LPC contests!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Margaret Tompkins 2014-06-26 00:45:3139827629
Margaret Tompkins110,640Thanks very much to all the great photographers in the Landscape Photography Community who participated in our Blue Hour contest!!  You're awesome!!  Your photos are amazing!!!  You're the reason we have the best community on G+!!!  Results will be announced soon!!Please circle the +Landscape Photography Community page!!  It's where we will launch all of our great contests!!Check out the event open now at +Landscape Photography Show !!  We are Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape and invite you to share up to 5 of your best landscape photos to the event.  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/cfdpqjf8g6u779ui1eotubc13agJoin us Tuesday for the +Landscape Photography Show with special guests +Mark Jansen and +Holly Higbee-Jansen , professional landscape photographers and workshop guides from Ventura, CA.  They will present Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape.  You don't want to miss this one!!Share and Enjoy this great circle of amazing photographers!!! #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show  #LandscapePhotography   2014-06-10 23:41:0238016328150
Landscape Photography Community385Thanks very much to all the great photographers in the Landscape Photography Community who participated in our Blue Hour contest!!  You're awesome!!  Your photos are amazing!!!  You're the reason we have the best community on G+!!!  Results will be announced soon!!Please circle the +Landscape Photography Community page!!  It's where we will launch all of our great contests!!Check out the event open now at +Landscape Photography Show !!  We are Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape and invite you to share up to 5 of your best landscape photos to the event.  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/cfdpqjf8g6u779ui1eotubc13agJoin us Tuesday for the +Landscape Photography Show with special guests +Mark Jansen and +Holly Higbee-Jansen , professional landscape photographers and workshop guides from Ventura, CA.  They will present Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape.  You don't want to miss this one!!Share and Enjoy this great circle of amazing photographers!!! #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-06-10 23:33:293809930107
Dubie Bacino87,316Inspiring on Google+ Curated by @Opajdara (8th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made up mainly of photographers, but also writers, poets, film-makers, and other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------Recently there has been a lot of discussion about circle-sharing ethics here on Google+. I’d like to make it clear that I share only two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is my way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to blurring colours. This is the place to share in the2014-06-07 10:23:14498353755
Landscape Photography Community0Congratulations to all the great landscape photographers that shared photographs in the Landscape Photography Community contest:  In The Still Of the Night!!  They were awesome and so are you!!Check out the winners in the Inspiration Category of the LPC!!https://plus.google.com/+MargaretTompkins/posts/Mf3zd4F9RGj#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-05-30 16:23:18276402352
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
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 14:47:13401002
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 10:01:57401004
Dubie Bacino81,344Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino  (7th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I keep meeting interesting people here, and making new friends, thanks to being shared in many public circles. Which is why I am now sharing two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me -@opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effe2014-05-07 16:20:4748811948125
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 12:29:53401001
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 08:51:57456003
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306217
Everything Green7,076Contributors CircleJade Green, Light Green, Forest Green, Avocado Green, Myrtle Green, Artichoke Green, Yellow Green, Emerald Green, Neon Green, Tea Green, Pale Green, Bright Green, Dark Green, Hunter Green, Mint Green, Pine Green, the list is infinite. Which is you favorite Green color?Enjoy green in its many hues tints. and shades via the contributions  submitted by our talented contributors listed below. And to them, much appreciation for your continues support.Curating Opportunity: If you are into green and are able to help curate this theme please send me a private note: +andi rivarola Happy Green Day!+Circles Circles Circles  #circleshares  +Valued Circle Shares +Crazy Circles  #green   #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-04-11 21:26:51147522059
Daily Photo Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729
Tara Meyer-Robson3,023HIGHER THOUGHT/INSPIRING CIRCLE Created by +Tara Meyer-Robson  (1st Edition)This is my first circle share, so I wanted to make it a great one! Please SHARE and LIKE to be added to version 2! I’ve realized how important it is to surround yourself with people that inspire you, that allow you to dream, that kick you in the behind on days when you are ready to give up, and who are always willing to look for the higher meaning in the lessons of life. In this group, you will find those that will do all of the above!This is a circle of truly amazing, intelligent, and spiritual individuals. Most people are either personal friends or others that I've been interacting with here in the few months I have been on G+ and I’ve connected with many of these people on other networks, too.  All people here are very active on Google+ and worth adding to your circles. They come from all over the world and have many different backgrounds: some of them are authors, writers, bloggers, and creatives; all are inspiring people who love to connect to a higher frequency. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++If you’d like to be added to my circles, it’s very easy: you can certainly keep engaging with my posts, or keep sharing great content of your own or others.To connect with me, here are the other places you will find me: My Website: www.TaraMeyerRobson.comOn here, you can sign up to get a free healing meditation and to get the best I have to offer on how to shift your life and heal your body by understanding the underlying cause. That’s my passion and what I do best, so please feel free to connect with me there. Twitter: http://twitter.com/tarameyerrobsonFacebook: http://facebook.com/tarameyerrobsonLinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/tarameyerrobsonFor Authors: http://HowtoBeaBestsellingAuthor.comWhen my book first came out, I really struggled trying to get sales. Desperate to find an answer, I studied what other bestselling authors were doing to drive their books up the bestseller lists, and I put together a formula that I thought might work. It did, and it cost me almost nothing to do. After helping other authors do the same, I packaged the whole thing up so I could share the information with as many authors as possible. For Affiliates/Writers/Bloggers: If you are interested in earning 75% on my products, I am on www.clickbank.com  - here’s my Vendor Spotlight: https://theflow6.accounts.clickbank.com/spotlightProfile.htm?f=spot&v=theflow6. Right now, affiliates are making about $62 a sale on my Bestseller in 1 Day! Program. I offer a ton of Affiliate Tools, such as approved Google ads that have converted for me, a list of Google keywords, sidebar ads, and more.  If you are a writer or a blogger, this is a great opportunity for you to have a high-quality product to promote and monetize your blog. If you’ve never monetized your blog before, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll help. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++MY BRAND-NEW COMMUNITYMind-Body Healing for Everyone: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103956739698618922440Join us to learn how to translate what your body is te2014-03-12 19:34:34500351525
Dubie Bacino68,691Inspiring on Google+ Curated by @Opajdara (5th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I keep meeting interesting people here, and making new friends, thanks to being shared in many public circles. Which is why I am now sharing two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to blurring colours. This is the place to share in the beauty of rain photography: http://bit.ly/16tts8k2014-03-04 10:54:0243514574139
Everything Green5,380Forever ContributorsIt's been a while since I published this circle, so here it is. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions to the World of Green. It's been quite a ride. Love seeing all the green touch your life in a simple or significant way. If I missed you, please let me know. Note that you have to had circled this theme in order to be added to the Contributors Circle.If you are able, please share this circle in your stream. +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+  #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-02-18 22:13:26132431747
Karen Hoyt12,974One of the reasons we love G+ is because of the beauty that is shared daily.  +Dubie Bacino creates magnificent posts and is also a social media expert and #friendfiler .Enjoy your Monday and also this circle dear G+ friends.Originally shared by +Dubie BacinoINSPIRING ON GOOGLE+ Curated by Opajdara (4th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your #Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)SOCIAL NETWORKINGIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's a place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://gplus.to/MoonipulationsROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://gplus.to/RoadPhotographyAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://gplus.to/AerialPhotographyMOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here: http://gplus.to/MotionPhotographySHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasise emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://gplus.to/ShadowPhotographyRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to blurring colours. This is the place to share in the beauty of rain photography: http://gplus.to/RainPhotographyCITYSCAPES AND SKYLINESIt's what it is: beautiful cityscapes and skylines pics, join us here and feel free to share your photos too! http://gplus.to/Cityscapes #circleshar 2014-02-10 12:56:1541323453
Dubie Bacino63,050INSPIRING ON GOOGLE+ Curated by Opajdara (4th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your #Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I've met a lot of interesting people these past few months thanks to being shared in many public circles, and have made a lot of friends in the process. So I decided to start sharing two of my circles every month:  - FRIENDS: those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)SOCIAL NETWORKINGIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's a place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://gplus.to/MoonipulationsROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://gplus.to/RoadPhotographyAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://gplus.to/AerialPhotographyMOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here: http://gplus.to/MotionPhotographySHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasise emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://gplus.to/ShadowPhotographyRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects;2014-02-06 02:17:02412566696
Dubie Bacino55,195Inspiring on Google+ Curated by Opajdara (3rd Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your #Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I have gained a tremendous number of followers these past few months thanks to being shared in many public circles, and have met a lot of interesting people in the process. So I decided to start sharing two of my circles every month:  - FRIENDS: those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)SOCIAL NETWORKINGIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's a place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://gplus.to/MoonipulationsROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://gplus.to/RoadPhotographyAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://gplus.to/AerialPhotographyMOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here: http://gplus.to/MotionPhotographySHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasise emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://gplus.to/ShadowPhotographyRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of 2014-01-09 23:25:28499323557
Dubie Bacino45,238Inspiring on Google+ Curated by Opajdara (2nd Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google Plus experience. -----------------------------------------I have gained a tremendous number of followers these past few months thanks to being shared in many public circles, and have met a lot of interesting people in the process. So I decided to start sharing two of my circles every month:  - FRIENDS: those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)SOCIAL NETWORKINGIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's a place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://gplus.to/MoonipulationsROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://gplus.to/RoadPhotographyAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://gplus.to/AerialPhotographyMOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here: http://gplus.to/MotionPhotographySHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasise emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://gplus.to/ShadowPhotographyRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to 2013-12-03 14:32:28446473580
Trever McGhee39,572****Update  (。◕‿◕。) Thanks to the amazing people within this circle who have shared a circle with me in it and especially the ones who've shared this circle for it has allowed me to pass the 40,000 follower mark. Making it very exciting for our event this April where we show a million kids that they can make a difference...if they +Take2seconds  to smile ~ to share a positive thought ~ to creating art that will leave a lasting impact. Every new follower engages sponsors calculators to invest...so that we can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  +Take2seconds to share this circle and to thank you I'll add you to the next one,  you're the link to person within six degrees that could follow us or share one of our circles so that I can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  to add this circle of extraordinary people like I did, they've gone out of their way to support others with their circle shares and posts.+Take2seconds to smile  (。◕‿◕。)There's someone for everyone to follow within this circle.Add the entire circle and watch your stream come alive with amazing posts for a week. At the end of the week keep the ones that inspired you and return the rest for another time. (。◕‿◕。)Thank you in advance for everyone who shares this circle.Every new follower engages our sponsors calculators in the level their able to invest in our projects to save lives..our project to engage a million kids.#Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle #sundaysharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #mondaysharedcircle #tuesdaysharedcircle #wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare 2013-12-02 02:20:2149620789146
Dubie Bacino37,269Inspiring on Google+ Curated by Opajdara (First Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google Plus experience.I have gained a tremendous number of followers playing the circle-sharing game these past few months, and have met a lot of interesting people in the process, so I decided to start sharing two of my circles every month:  - FRIENDS:  https://plus.google.com/115150058179114869418/posts/QfoMhgTpV9Q  Those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)SOCIAL NETWORKINGIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's a place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://gplus.to/MoonipulationsROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://gplus.to/RoadPhotographyAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://gplus.to/AerialPhotographyMOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here: http://gplus.to/MotionPhotographySHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://gplus.to/ShadowPhotographyRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of 2013-11-03 18:08:21366413555
draga milic0Here is my first public circle share:  the most inspiring photographers on Google+Feel free to add these amazing people to your circles and know that their posts will brighten your days! #circleshare #sharedcircles #photographerstofollow    2013-10-03 11:05:59459506

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2012-11-19 13:42:40 (51 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

As promised to +Athena Carey, here is a shot that took about one hour to prepare (not including the 6 hr drive and 5 hr hike/ski :) and 16 minutes to take. This is Cerro Tronador, an extinct volcano (though the area is still quite active) of 3400m/11,000ft. It sticks 1500m /5000ft above all neighbouring mountains and is covered in huge glaciers with thousands of crevasses (check Google Earth!).

I wanted to use my 135mm 2.0 lens for a long exposure to see how that would work out, but the preparation was a nightmare. There was no moon and the stars on this side were not bright, so live preview did not work when focusing on the pitch dark mountain. Even if I focused on the brightest star, the mountain would be out of focus at F2.0. 
The depth of field is so limited (and it has the best bokeh ever) on this lens that even at a long distance it is difficult to get everything in focus. Infinity is... more »

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2013-03-24 15:21:23 (33 comments, 38 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

It's #sciencesunday  ! To celebrate, here is another shot taken during my recent visit to the wonderful Capillas de Marmol (known as the Marble Caves, literally Chapels), eroded by the lake. So what is Marble and how is it created? WikiPedia knows:

"Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains.

The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are... more »

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2014-07-24 23:20:43 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Northcol camp in September, Mount Everest. Those who complain about the crowds on Everest have never been there or are to lazy to go in quiet season. We were the only team on the mountain at this time of year :)

Look +Wray Post , it says I used a Nikon ;-)

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2014-11-19 03:25:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #27: Textures in the Landscape.

Added photos to LPC Contest #27: Textures in the Landscape.___

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2014-11-04 11:12:20 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Preparing for some more Patagonian photograpy, I edited last year's photo of El Chalten (the original name of Mt Fitzroy). We only saw the mountain just before it got engulfed by the clouds (minutes later). It would not reappear (and only briefly) until many days later.

Who is interested in a real Patagonian photo/travel adventure?
#splittonefivedaychallenge
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated... more »

Preparing for some more Patagonian photograpy, I edited last year's photo of El Chalten (the original name of Mt Fitzroy). We only saw the mountain just before it got engulfed by the clouds (minutes later). It would not reappear (and only briefly) until many days later.

Who is interested in a real Patagonian photo/travel adventure?
#splittonefivedaychallenge
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey___

2014-10-22 00:40:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #25: My Favorite Season.

Added photos to LPC Contest #25: My Favorite Season.___

2014-09-23 01:01:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #23: Waterfalls.

Added photos to LPC Contest #23: Waterfalls.___

2014-09-09 00:51:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist.

Added photos to LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist.___

2014-08-25 22:37:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #21: Wild Things.

Added photos to LPC Contest #21: Wild Things.___

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2014-08-06 19:28:15 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Just stumbled on this HDR photo in the archives. The mountain in the back is Ama Dablam; even though it is not the highest by far (it is less than 7000m), it is one of the most beautiful mountains on this planet. You can see one of the many small Nepali Sherpa hamlets, the Khumbu valley leading to Mount Everest on the right.

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#waywednesday  +#WayWednesday curated by +Peter Carroll and +Rob Tilley
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader... more »

Just stumbled on this HDR photo in the archives. The mountain in the back is Ama Dablam; even though it is not the highest by far (it is less than 7000m), it is one of the most beautiful mountains on this planet. You can see one of the many small Nepali Sherpa hamlets, the Khumbu valley leading to Mount Everest on the right.

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#waywednesday  +#WayWednesday curated by +Peter Carroll and +Rob Tilley
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy    +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio    +midori chan +Craig Loxley    +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey___

2014-07-28 19:11:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #20: Macro & Details.

Added photos to LPC Contest #20: Macro & Details.___

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2014-07-24 23:20:43 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Northcol camp in September, Mount Everest. Those who complain about the crowds on Everest have never been there or are to lazy to go in quiet season. We were the only team on the mountain at this time of year :)

Look +Wray Post , it says I used a Nikon ;-)

Northcol camp in September, Mount Everest. Those who complain about the crowds on Everest have never been there or are to lazy to go in quiet season. We were the only team on the mountain at this time of year :)

Look +Wray Post , it says I used a Nikon ;-)___

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2014-07-24 23:03:23 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

In 200 pictures around the world. 'Life is a book. Those who don't travel, only read one page'.

In 200 pictures around the world. 'Life is a book. Those who don't travel, only read one page'.___

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2014-07-24 22:54:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Editing some older photos which will be added to the new 7summits.com website!

Editing some older photos which will be added to the new 7summits.com website!___

2014-07-14 20:12:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home.

Added photos to LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home.___

2014-07-04 03:07:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #18: Cityscapes & Skylines.

Added photos to LPC Contest #18: Cityscapes & Skylines.___

2014-06-17 20:38:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour.

Added photos to LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour.___

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2014-06-08 00:19:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Here is a more recent photo, as we had a great autumn! Some of the trees were already bare, while the others behind were bright orange. Now the colours have been replaced by white, wet snow...

#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday curated by +Mario Cerroni and +Linda Stokes
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy    +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio    +midori chan +Craig Loxley    +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +MargaretTompkins +J... more »

Here is a more recent photo, as we had a great autumn! Some of the trees were already bare, while the others behind were bright orange. Now the colours have been replaced by white, wet snow...

#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday curated by +Mario Cerroni and +Linda Stokes
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy    +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio    +midori chan +Craig Loxley    +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER___

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2014-06-08 00:14:37 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Let's see if this time, this album is visible on my profile...

Let's see if this time, this album is visible on my profile...___

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2014-06-07 18:01:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

It wonderful to first see a large shadow go past and then hear a soft swoosh, as these majestic creatures glide past. They fly for hours without flapping their wings...

Shot in Chilean Patagonia, while attempting to climb Mt San Valentin last year.

It wonderful to first see a large shadow go past and then hear a soft swoosh, as these majestic creatures glide past. They fly for hours without flapping their wings...

Shot in Chilean Patagonia, while attempting to climb Mt San Valentin last year.___

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2014-06-07 17:35:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It has been a long while since I shared some new photos here! I am currently redesigning a website and will surely encounter some images to be shared. Somehow it seems that my main album is not visible on my profile, at least I could not see it myself!

Can anybody else? Just in case, here are some past highlights :)

It has been a long while since I shared some new photos here! I am currently redesigning a website and will surely encounter some images to be shared. Somehow it seems that my main album is not visible on my profile, at least I could not see it myself!

Can anybody else? Just in case, here are some past highlights :)___

2014-06-03 14:51:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour.

Added photos to LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour.___

2014-05-25 13:36:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night.

Added photos to LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night.___

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2013-03-27 19:16:51 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

It's #womenwednesday ! I am re-editing some older pictures and wanted to share this one with you.

This little girl suddenly crossed our path when we were on our way to the wonderful Swayambunath temple complex in Kathmandu (mixed Buddhist & Hindu). There was a curfew due to the Maoist problems and the streets were empty. But this little girl did not mind politics, outdated idealism and human stupidity in general and was playing with her sister and brother.
She was interested and posed, though only for a split-second, but somehow I could not capture her innocence, cheerful expression and gorgeous eyes as I wanted. The next hours I had that familiar nagging feeling when you did not shoot that picture that you wanted to or could have…

Much later, we walked back and I went to look for her. I found her house, and she posed again, though she could barely stand still as shew... more »

It's #womenwednesday ! I am re-editing some older pictures and wanted to share this one with you.

This little girl suddenly crossed our path when we were on our way to the wonderful Swayambunath temple complex in Kathmandu (mixed Buddhist & Hindu). There was a curfew due to the Maoist problems and the streets were empty. But this little girl did not mind politics, outdated idealism and human stupidity in general and was playing with her sister and brother.
She was interested and posed, though only for a split-second, but somehow I could not capture her innocence, cheerful expression and gorgeous eyes as I wanted. The next hours I had that familiar nagging feeling when you did not shoot that picture that you wanted to or could have…

Much later, we walked back and I went to look for her. I found her house, and she posed again, though she could barely stand still as she was full of energy, but I think I managed to get a little bit of her youth on ‘film’, before the ‘real world’ might take it away.

Visit Nepal if you can, the people are so wonderful and they need the tourism.
#womenwednesday +Women Wednesday by +Niki Aguirre +Athena Carey +Lee Daniels +Christina Lawrie +*** , #peoplearoundus by +Jonathan Davis #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek, #photojournalworldwide +*** by +andi rivarola #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong ___

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2013-03-25 22:29:22 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Laila Peak, Hushe Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan

Located at N 35° 35′ 28.4136″, W 76° 26′ 33.1008 in the Pakistan Karakoram range, Laila peak is 'only' 6096m/20,000ft high. But it is one of the most impressive mountains in the world, though seldomly climbed.
 It has a distinctive spear-like shape. Its northwest face has a slope of 45 degrees in more than 1500 vertical metres.

It has been climbed by Simon Yates, among others. According to the local people in Hushe, Laila peak has been climbed only twice, a total of only seven people have summited. It was climbed in winter for the first time last month by Spanish mountaineers Alex Txikon and José Fernandez, though they could not reach the actual summit.

Shot on slide in 2004, scanned in 2012.
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard+David He... more »

Laila Peak, Hushe Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan

Located at N 35° 35′ 28.4136″, W 76° 26′ 33.1008 in the Pakistan Karakoram range, Laila peak is 'only' 6096m/20,000ft high. But it is one of the most impressive mountains in the world, though seldomly climbed.
 It has a distinctive spear-like shape. Its northwest face has a slope of 45 degrees in more than 1500 vertical metres.

It has been climbed by Simon Yates, among others. According to the local people in Hushe, Laila peak has been climbed only twice, a total of only seven people have summited. It was climbed in winter for the first time last month by Spanish mountaineers Alex Txikon and José Fernandez, though they could not reach the actual summit.

Shot on slide in 2004, scanned in 2012.
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #photojournalworldwide +*** by +andi rivarola #actionmonday +ActionMonday by +Adrian Buturca +Jason Moller #headsup +HeadsUpMondays by +russ vallelunga   #leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis #manlymondays by +Alan Shapiro +Kjetil Greger Pedersen +Mark Rodriguez +Barry Blanchard +Dave Daniels #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell ___

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2013-03-24 15:21:23 (33 comments, 38 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

It's #sciencesunday  ! To celebrate, here is another shot taken during my recent visit to the wonderful Capillas de Marmol (known as the Marble Caves, literally Chapels), eroded by the lake. So what is Marble and how is it created? WikiPedia knows:

"Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains.

The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are... more »

It's #sciencesunday  ! To celebrate, here is another shot taken during my recent visit to the wonderful Capillas de Marmol (known as the Marble Caves, literally Chapels), eroded by the lake. So what is Marble and how is it created? WikiPedia knows:

"Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains.

The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone.

Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble 
for #sciencesunday +ScienceSunday by +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +Rajini Rao +Chad Haney #sculpturesunday +Sculpture Sunday by +Dirk Röber #zensunday +Zen Sunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly by +Rosie Nixon #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by +Scott Roth #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender #pinkcircle +Pink Circle by +lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #yisforyellow +YisforYellow by +Lucille Galleli #hdrtheworld +HDR the World by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger ___

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2013-03-22 16:10:12 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

You have to step out of line to get a new perspective on things.

+Wray Post recently shared a great post from +Scott Kelby where Scott mentioned that his wonderful picture of a road above the clouds "could not be good as it was shot with a 6mp camera, in jpg on a crappy tripod".

I am raising (lowering) the bar with this image, shot from my first digital camera (not a phone, a real, non-dslr digital camera), the Minolta DimageX, with a whopping 1600x1200 (2mp!) resolution (image is resized but uncropped)! So, yes, I assume this picture sucks as I did not use the latest CanikonZeiss :)

It is a shot of a group of climbers, ascending the final ridges of Mt Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps and Western Europe, just as the sun came up.

For me it showed me a great lesson, one I have shared during presentations, where I still use this image: Youha... more »

You have to step out of line to get a new perspective on things.

+Wray Post recently shared a great post from +Scott Kelby where Scott mentioned that his wonderful picture of a road above the clouds "could not be good as it was shot with a 6mp camera, in jpg on a crappy tripod".

I am raising (lowering) the bar with this image, shot from my first digital camera (not a phone, a real, non-dslr digital camera), the Minolta DimageX, with a whopping 1600x1200 (2mp!) resolution (image is resized but uncropped)! So, yes, I assume this picture sucks as I did not use the latest CanikonZeiss :)

It is a shot of a group of climbers, ascending the final ridges of Mt Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps and Western Europe, just as the sun came up.

For me it showed me a great lesson, one I have shared during presentations, where I still use this image: You have to step out of line to get a new perspective on things....

Is there a daily photo theme for this? #Crappycamerafriday?

For #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa #europeanphotography +European Photo by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Michael Muraz +Susanne Ramharter #gplusadventure by +David Howland #justforthefunofit by +Rob Hallifax #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #photojournalworldwide +*** by +andi rivarola #daft +#DAFT by +Harry Kikstra #frenchfriday +French Friday by +Peak Ness +Noze P. and an early one for #inspirationalsaturday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli +Mylah Nazario ___

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2013-03-21 18:17:50 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

The Chilean side of Patagonia consisted of several isolated villages, until the dictator Pinochet made it his pet project to construct the Carretera Austral (Southern Road). Most if still unpaved and very rough, but it has opened up some of the most amazing landscapes on earth to travelers.

This shot is taken in the part El Bosque Encantado (The Enchanted Forest), about 30 miles South of Puyuhuapi. Only a few miles away are high mountains with hanging glaciers and we took a dip in the hot springs overlooking a sea-arm, while dolphins passed :)
According to a Chilean friend this section was about to be used for the filming for the Lord of the Rings movies, but logistics, technical issues and financial stimulation from NZ apparently changed that. Not sure if that story is true, but it is definitely a Hobbit-worthy surrounding...

for  #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday by+M... more »

The Chilean side of Patagonia consisted of several isolated villages, until the dictator Pinochet made it his pet project to construct the Carretera Austral (Southern Road). Most if still unpaved and very rough, but it has opened up some of the most amazing landscapes on earth to travelers.

This shot is taken in the part El Bosque Encantado (The Enchanted Forest), about 30 miles South of Puyuhuapi. Only a few miles away are high mountains with hanging glaciers and we took a dip in the hot springs overlooking a sea-arm, while dolphins passed :)
According to a Chilean friend this section was about to be used for the filming for the Lord of the Rings movies, but logistics, technical issues and financial stimulation from NZ apparently changed that. Not sure if that story is true, but it is definitely a Hobbit-worthy surrounding...

for  #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday by +Marilou Aballe +Anne Durand +Ray Bilcliff  #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi   #thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra  #travelthursday +Travel Thursday by +Laura Mitchum 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Daily Photography Themes by +Robert SKREINER  #allthingsgreen +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing  #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa  #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly by +Rosie Nixon  #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by +Scott Roth  #NatureArtThursday  +Daily Fine Art Themes   #deadflowersociety +Dead Flower Society by +Don Noll +Alex Ponce +G+Flora by +Lynn Harrison  #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman  #myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer  #photomatix by +Klaus Herrmann  #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek  #hdrtheworld +HDR the World by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger  #everythinggreen +Everything Green by +andi rivarola ___

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2013-03-16 13:58:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

After a great image and discussion from +Jay Patel yesterday about poverty vs happiness, I will be posting some older pictures with similar theme.

At the end of the first day of my trekking to the Nepali basecamp of Everest, I ended up in Phakding, a collection of dirty houses and low budget trekker accommodation, but with amazingly tasty food. Said before, the children over there know how to play without electricity or Internet and though very 'limited'by western standards, never seem to be bored.
I watched these kids for a long time, while they tried to break each other’s hackey-sack record. 
Once I showed them their own faces on the video camera and the screen of my photo camera, they starting posing, while wanting to know everything about this amazing technology, without forgetting their play. This image is uncropped.

Are this kids (un)happier than theirwes... more »

After a great image and discussion from +Jay Patel yesterday about poverty vs happiness, I will be posting some older pictures with similar theme.

At the end of the first day of my trekking to the Nepali basecamp of Everest, I ended up in Phakding, a collection of dirty houses and low budget trekker accommodation, but with amazingly tasty food. Said before, the children over there know how to play without electricity or Internet and though very 'limited'by western standards, never seem to be bored.
I watched these kids for a long time, while they tried to break each other’s hackey-sack record. 
Once I showed them their own faces on the video camera and the screen of my photo camera, they starting posing, while wanting to know everything about this amazing technology, without forgetting their play. This image is uncropped.

Are this kids (un)happier than their western counterparts?

Curiosity, imagination and education will make good people out of these good children, I am sure. They already have the first 2, they might need some help at the latter, so take out your hiking boots and visit this great place!

for #childrensaturday  by +Susan Southard #inspirationalsaturday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli +Mylah Nazario #photostorysaturday by +Dave Beckerman #ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday by +Mario Cerroni +linda stokes #smilography +Smilography by +Eloísa V. #socialsaturday +Social Saturday #streetsaturday by +Siddharth Pandit +HQSP Vivere Memento  +HQSPPromotion +BTP Editor's Choice  by +Rinus Bakker 
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2013-03-15 15:20:17 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I just updated my profile photo, thanks to the post and very useful template of +Athena Carey  (thanks!).
But I am not sure about the choice of photos, though I like each of them separately, these 6 together might be a bit overdose in colours?
Or do you like it that way?

I just updated my profile photo, thanks to the post and very useful template of +Athena Carey  (thanks!).
But I am not sure about the choice of photos, though I like each of them separately, these 6 together might be a bit overdose in colours?
Or do you like it that way?___

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2013-03-15 14:37:18 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Here is another shot from the Marble Caves, Chilean Patagonia. It can only be reached by boat or kayak. The shots I took appeared quite dull (shot in RAW), but then I noticed all these hidden colours that were in the file.

Part reflection of the turquoise water, others sulphur and mineral traces in the marble. Added a slight Orton effect for drama :)

For #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Daily Photography Themes by +Robert SKREINER #artisticgoogle +Artistic Google by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran +Arty Pics of the Week by +Alexius Jørgensen (even though he does not curate anymore ;-) #allthingsgreen +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie & #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by+Scott Roth... more »

Here is another shot from the Marble Caves, Chilean Patagonia. It can only be reached by boat or kayak. The shots I took appeared quite dull (shot in RAW), but then I noticed all these hidden colours that were in the file.

Part reflection of the turquoise water, others sulphur and mineral traces in the marble. Added a slight Orton effect for drama :)

For #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Daily Photography Themes by +Robert SKREINER #artisticgoogle +Artistic Google by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran +Arty Pics of the Week by +Alexius Jørgensen (even though he does not curate anymore ;-) #allthingsgreen +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie & #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by +Scott Roth #freshpics +Fresh Pics by +Fresh Pics by +Trevor Farrell #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong , #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender #paintitclub +PaintIt Club +The Best Of PaintIt Club by +Richard Mabb #paintography +Paintography by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Gail Beerman #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer #flowingwaterfriday by +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church #fotoshopfriday +Fotoshop Friday by +Alexis Coram +Danielle Tunstall ___

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2013-03-14 23:35:36 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Well, we are back early from the mountain. Bad weather, unexpected difficulties and physical limitations made us decide that it was safer to turn back and try again next year..
So no photos from the Patagonian Icefield, but I did shoot some nearby sights including these famed Marble Caves. The edge of the turquoise lake is full of marble rocks and pillars and many caves have been eroded out of these.

It gives a strange but wonderful atmosphere  a great place to visit, in Chilean Patagonia, right on the Carretera Austral.

for #artisticgoogle +Artistic Google by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran +Arty Pics of the Week by +Alexius Jørgensen #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly by +Rosie Nixon #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by +Scott Roth #NatureArtThursday +Daily Fine Art Themes  #freshpics+Fresh Pics ... more »

Well, we are back early from the mountain. Bad weather, unexpected difficulties and physical limitations made us decide that it was safer to turn back and try again next year..
So no photos from the Patagonian Icefield, but I did shoot some nearby sights including these famed Marble Caves. The edge of the turquoise lake is full of marble rocks and pillars and many caves have been eroded out of these.

It gives a strange but wonderful atmosphere  a great place to visit, in Chilean Patagonia, right on the Carretera Austral.

for #artisticgoogle +Artistic Google by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran +Arty Pics of the Week by +Alexius Jørgensen #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #colormeweekly +ColorMe Weekly by +Rosie Nixon #colorsplash +Color Splash Photography by +Scott Roth #NatureArtThursday +Daily Fine Art Themes  #freshpics +Fresh Pics by +Fresh Pics by +Trevor Farrell #gplusadventure by +David Howland #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn  #damnneardiedthursday +Damn Near Died Thursday by +Dan Ballard #thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra #travelthursday +Travel Thursday by +Laura Mitchum #turquoisethursday +TurquoiseThursday by +Tatiana Parmeeva #underwaterthursday +Underwater Thursday by +Kjetil Greger Pedersen +Snekker Anders +Terrie Gray +Dirk Vietzke +Beat Gretler +Scotty Graham +Shaun Doyle ___

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2013-03-02 12:23:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

We are off to the Patagonian Icefield in a few moments, with an international star team :)
We have just launched a Kickstarter campaign, please check it out here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483298056/icy-summit-of-patagonia-adventure-on-the-northern

We have some interesting rewards for backers, from signed books to 1-on-1 skype calls if you want to know about climbing Everest, or taking pictires in Antarctica and much more!

If you can, please share as this expedition is not sponsored, we are trying crowdsourcing for the first time, so we can bring back more great images from the far corners of our beautiful earth. We appreciate your support!

We are off to the Patagonian Icefield in a few moments, with an international star team :)
We have just launched a Kickstarter campaign, please check it out here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483298056/icy-summit-of-patagonia-adventure-on-the-northern

We have some interesting rewards for backers, from signed books to 1-on-1 skype calls if you want to know about climbing Everest, or taking pictires in Antarctica and much more!

If you can, please share as this expedition is not sponsored, we are trying crowdsourcing for the first time, so we can bring back more great images from the far corners of our beautiful earth. We appreciate your support!___

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2013-02-19 01:27:13 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

I had shared a reflection image today, of Cerro Fitzroy. Here is the same image, but now I have flipped it vertically, i.e. replacing the reflection and real sides. with only a slight blur added to the bottom side.
Suddenly the rocks at the bottom of the lake (now in the sky) look like a nearby planet is crashing upon us. Still I like it this way as well, what do you prefer?

I had shared a reflection image today, of Cerro Fitzroy. Here is the same image, but now I have flipped it vertically, i.e. replacing the reflection and real sides. with only a slight blur added to the bottom side.
Suddenly the rocks at the bottom of the lake (now in the sky) look like a nearby planet is crashing upon us. Still I like it this way as well, what do you prefer?___

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2013-02-18 16:18:00 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

One more from Cerro Torre, as it is such a great mountain, for climbers and non-climbers alike! FYI, the rise from this lake to the summit is about 2400m/8000ft, most of it vertical rock! Would you like to visit this place with me? Let me know as I am preparing a new trip/workshop...

The Laguna de Los Tres froze overnight when I was bivouacking there, but melted in the morning sunlight, creating a rare calm reflection of Fitzroy, or "El Chaltén", the original name (and the name of the nearby town). "Chaltén" is a tehuelche word meaning smoking mountain, as they believe it was a volcano for its peak is most of the time covered by clouds.

It borders the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, it remains among the most technically challengingmo... more »

One more from Cerro Torre, as it is such a great mountain, for climbers and non-climbers alike! FYI, the rise from this lake to the summit is about 2400m/8000ft, most of it vertical rock! Would you like to visit this place with me? Let me know as I am preparing a new trip/workshop...

The Laguna de Los Tres froze overnight when I was bivouacking there, but melted in the morning sunlight, creating a rare calm reflection of Fitzroy, or "El Chaltén", the original name (and the name of the nearby town). "Chaltén" is a tehuelche word meaning smoking mountain, as they believe it was a volcano for its peak is most of the time covered by clouds.

It borders the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, it remains among the most technically challenging mountains on Earth for mountaineers. Monte Fitz Roy is the basis for the Patagonia clothing logo following Yvon Chouinard's ascent and subsequent film in 1968 (he climbed it with Doug Thompkins, later owner of TNF).

The mountain has a reputation of being "ultimate", despite its average height (although being the highest peak in the Los Glaciares park, it is less than half the size of the Himalayan giants), because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally inclement and treacherous.
It also attracts many hikers and photographers thanks to its otherworldly shape. The area, while still fairly inaccessible, was even more isolated until the recent development of El Chaltén village and El Calafate international airport. The mountain climb, however, remains extremely difficult and is the preserve of very experienced climbers.

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman 
#lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay #myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer #nordicfeeling by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Peter From #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #MirrorsandReflections +Mirrors and Reflections by +Gemma Costa #leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Chalkley-Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis #manlymondays by +Alan Shapiro +Kjetil Greger Pedersen +Mark Rodriguez +Barry Blanchard +Dave Daniels #mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections by +Gemma Costa +Elizabeth Edwards #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell #nationalparksmonday +NationalParksMonday by +Juan Pons #naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #hqsppromotion   #hqsplandscape  by +Rinus Bakker  +HQSP Vivere Memento  +HQSPPromotion  +HQSP Info 
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2013-02-17 13:03:14 (15 comments, 20 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

It's #sciencesunday ! Glaciar Grey is a huge glacier in the Torres del Paine National Park. As the glacier is moving and ends in a body of water, parts break off and form icebergs like the one above. It is impressive to carefully boat around these, as normally around 89% is hidden beneath the surface...

What is an iceberg? From WikiPedia:

"An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice.

The word "iceberg" is a partial loan translation from Dutch ijsberg, literally meaning ice mountain, cognate to Danish Isbjerg, German Eisberg, Low Saxon Iesbarg .

Because the density of... more »

It's #sciencesunday ! Glaciar Grey is a huge glacier in the Torres del Paine National Park. As the glacier is moving and ends in a body of water, parts break off and form icebergs like the one above. It is impressive to carefully boat around these, as normally around 89% is hidden beneath the surface...

What is an iceberg? From WikiPedia:

"An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice.

The word "iceberg" is a partial loan translation from Dutch ijsberg, literally meaning ice mountain, cognate to Danish Isbjerg, German Eisberg, Low Saxon Iesbarg .

Because the density of pure ice is about 920 kg/m³, and that of sea water about 1025 kg/m³, typically only one-ninth of the volume of an iceberg is above water. The shape of the underwater portion can be difficult to judge by looking at the portion above the surface. This has led to the expression "tip of the iceberg", for a problem or difficulty that is only a small manifestation of a larger problem.

Icebergs generally range from 1 to 75 metres (3.3 to 246 ft) above sea level and weigh 100,000 to 200,000 metric tons (110,000 to 220,000 short tons). The largest known iceberg in the North Atlantic was 168 metres (551 ft) above sea level, reported by the USCG icebreaker East Wind in 1958, making it the height of a 55-story building."

For #sciencesunday +ScienceSunday by +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +Rajini Rao +Chad Haney

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman
#bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa & #breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie #freshpics +Fresh Pics by +Fresh Pics by +Trevor Farrell #nordicfeeling by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Peter From #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek #MirrorsandReflections +Mirrors and Reflections by +Gemma Costa #creativesnowsunday by +Roy Ross #zensunday +Zen Sunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth___

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2013-02-14 16:39:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is an older picture that I had not shared before on G+ and cannot do so at the moment, but I wanted to show it to you to get your focus on One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org/).

Today is the day that One Billion (and hopefully more) people will dance on the streets as a peaceful protest and awareness action to tell about and hopefully stop the violence against women and girls. #womenshealth #woman #womanwednesday #womensrights  

This is an older picture that I had not shared before on G+ and cannot do so at the moment, but I wanted to show it to you to get your focus on One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org/).

Today is the day that One Billion (and hopefully more) people will dance on the streets as a peaceful protest and awareness action to tell about and hopefully stop the violence against women and girls. #womenshealth #woman #womanwednesday #womensrights  ___

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2013-02-07 14:13:57 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Another shot from the same place. Mount Fitzroy, reflected in the Laguna de Los Tres, Patagonia.

Wonderful relaxing place to spend a day (if the weather is nice :)

#bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa
#freshpics +Fresh Pics by +Fresh Pics by +Trevor Farrell #hdrtheworld  +HDR the World by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender  #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay #myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer  #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman
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Another shot from the same place. Mount Fitzroy, reflected in the Laguna de Los Tres, Patagonia.

Wonderful relaxing place to spend a day (if the weather is nice :)

#bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa
#freshpics +Fresh Pics by +Fresh Pics by +Trevor Farrell #hdrtheworld  +HDR the World by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender  #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay #myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer  #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman
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2013-02-01 13:41:13 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I am slowly going through my many shots from a recent Patagonia trip. Here is a iconic shot from El Chalten, better known as Mount Fitzroy (El Chalten is still the name of the nearby town).

I hiked up late in the afternoon and bivouacked the night at the Laguna de los Tres, so I could be there in time for the sunrise. It's a wonderful vista, more to come...

Though normally the mountains are hidden in clouds, it was actually really clear, so I added a bit of drama using HDR & Orton and B/W :)

For #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar,  #allthingsmonochrome by +Charles Lupica , +Bill Wood,  #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa ,  #breakfastartclub by +Simply Arlie ,  #freshpics by +Trevor Farrell , #gplusadventure by +David Howland ,  #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong ,  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David HeathWilliams , +Bill ... more »

I am slowly going through my many shots from a recent Patagonia trip. Here is a iconic shot from El Chalten, better known as Mount Fitzroy (El Chalten is still the name of the nearby town).

I hiked up late in the afternoon and bivouacked the night at the Laguna de los Tres, so I could be there in time for the sunrise. It's a wonderful vista, more to come...

Though normally the mountains are hidden in clouds, it was actually really clear, so I added a bit of drama using HDR & Orton and B/W :)

For #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar,  #allthingsmonochrome by +Charles Lupica , +Bill Wood,  #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa ,  #breakfastartclub by +Simply Arlie ,  #freshpics by +Trevor Farrell , #gplusadventure by +David Howland ,  #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong ,  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams , +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman ,  #monochromeartyclub by +abhishek chamaria ,  #mountainphotos by +Baki Karacay  #myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer  #paintography by +Ray Bilcliff , +Sherry McBriar , +Gail Beerman ,  #plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek ,  #monochromeworld by +andi rivarola .

Oh, and even though it is not #mountainmonday   yet, I am sure +Michael Russell  will enjoy it ;-)___

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2013-01-22 23:47:48 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Happy new year :) I know, it's too late, but this is my first real post this year, so I hope to be excused. I have shot a load of new images, will try to share a few here on G+

This was shot in a wonderful place in Chilean Northern Patagonia, and is called the Ojos de Caburga (Ojos=Eyes in Spanish, Caburga is the name of the nearby town.) I don't do much HDR normally, but I thought this would be suitable.

It is a wonderful set of waterfalls, ending up in the same pool before continuing as a river. Camping here with friends, guitar, food and drink is wonderful :)

For  #treetuesday by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Tree Tuesday ,  #tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion  +Stephanie Suratos ,  #vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday by +Ajay Hatti ,  #waterfallwednesday by +Eric Leslie ,  #wetwednesday by +Jen Baptist ,  #allthingsgreen by +Cicely RobinLaing #Landscape... more »

Happy new year :) I know, it's too late, but this is my first real post this year, so I hope to be excused. I have shot a load of new images, will try to share a few here on G+

This was shot in a wonderful place in Chilean Northern Patagonia, and is called the Ojos de Caburga (Ojos=Eyes in Spanish, Caburga is the name of the nearby town.) I don't do much HDR normally, but I thought this would be suitable.

It is a wonderful set of waterfalls, ending up in the same pool before continuing as a river. Camping here with friends, guitar, food and drink is wonderful :)

For  #treetuesday by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Tree Tuesday ,  #tonemaphdrtuesday by +Drew Pion  +Stephanie Suratos ,  #vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday by +Ajay Hatti ,  #waterfallwednesday by +Eric Leslie ,  #wetwednesday by +Jen Baptist ,  #allthingsgreen by +Cicely Robin Laing #LandscapeArtTuesday, and  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley  +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams  +Bill Wood  +Jim Warthman ___

2012-12-13 19:52:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Travel, Photography and Inspiration with Colby Brown - Free Webinar.

Added photos to Travel, Photography and Inspiration with Colby Brown - Free Webinar.___

2012-12-07 16:21:12 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Who would you like to go on a PhotoWalk with?

While G+ is going nuts over the new communities and all its diseases, I would like you to dream a bit out loud: if you could choose a G+ photographer to go on a Photowalk with, who would it be and why? Personality vs location vs teaching ability vs photography? What is most important for you? Or more or even all of the above?

Would it be +Vivienne Gucwa because you love NY? +Colby Brown because he is a humanitarian? +Hengki Koentjoro because you want to visit Indonesia? Or any photographer from Mongolia because it is your dream place? Or rather someone from your own hometown that just shoots the best images or can teach you more or has the same camera as you? Or +Mike Shaw because you want to give him a hug :)

Who would you like to go on a PhotoWalk with?

While G+ is going nuts over the new communities and all its diseases, I would like you to dream a bit out loud: if you could choose a G+ photographer to go on a Photowalk with, who would it be and why? Personality vs location vs teaching ability vs photography? What is most important for you? Or more or even all of the above?

Would it be +Vivienne Gucwa because you love NY? +Colby Brown because he is a humanitarian? +Hengki Koentjoro because you want to visit Indonesia? Or any photographer from Mongolia because it is your dream place? Or rather someone from your own hometown that just shoots the best images or can teach you more or has the same camera as you? Or +Mike Shaw because you want to give him a hug :)___

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2012-12-07 14:18:36 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Here is an image I took a few days ago. I was taking some family shots, but as this bumble bee started to buzz around me, I thought I might as well use the 100mm macro lens for its intended purpose (it's a great portrait and landscape lens as well!). I learned a lot when trying to find out what that orange thingie on the bee's leg was:

WikiPedia:
"The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of the four related lineages of apid bees that used to comprise the family Apidae: the honey bees, bumblebees, stingless bees, and orchid bees. The corbicula ("little basket") is a polished cavity surrounded by a fringe of hairs, into which the pollen is placed; most other bees possess a structure called the scopa, which is similar in function, but is a dense mass of branched hairs into which pollen is pressed, with pollen grains held in place in the narrow... more »

Here is an image I took a few days ago. I was taking some family shots, but as this bumble bee started to buzz around me, I thought I might as well use the 100mm macro lens for its intended purpose (it's a great portrait and landscape lens as well!). I learned a lot when trying to find out what that orange thingie on the bee's leg was:

WikiPedia:
"The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of the four related lineages of apid bees that used to comprise the family Apidae: the honey bees, bumblebees, stingless bees, and orchid bees. The corbicula ("little basket") is a polished cavity surrounded by a fringe of hairs, into which the pollen is placed; most other bees possess a structure called the scopa, which is similar in function, but is a dense mass of branched hairs into which pollen is pressed, with pollen grains held in place in the narrow spaces between the hairs. A honey bee moistens the forelegs with a protruding tongue and brushes the pollen that has collected on head, body and forward appendages to the hind legs. The pollen is transferred to the pollen comb on the hind legs and then combed, pressed, compacted, and transferred to the corbicula on the outside surface of the tibia of the hind legs. A single hair functions as a pin that secures the middle of the pollen load. Honey and/or nectar is used to moisten the dry pollen, producing the product known as bee pollen or bee bread. The mixing of the pollen with nectar or honey changes the color of the pollen. The color of the pollen can identify the pollen source."

Oh, and the Lupin flower creates seeds after blooming that can be eaten, but can be toxic or create an allergic reaction for some! 

For   #buggyfriday by +Ray Bilcliff  +Sherry McBriar  +Dorothy Pugh ,   #colorsonfriday  by +Karsten Meyer  +Britta Rogge,   #floralfriday by +Tamara Pruessner ,   #foodfriday +Light Bandit , +Natty Netsuwan  +D. DeMonteverde   #allthingsgreen by +Cicely Robin Laing  #allthingsorange  
+Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams ,   #buggylunch by +Jean-Yves Casalis , +Mandy Allen ,   #freshpics by +Trevor Farrell , +G+Flora ,   #inpraiseofpollinators by +Dusty Gedge ,   #macro4all by +Walter Soestbergen ,   #plusphotoextract by +Jarek Klimek ,   #purplecircle  
+Lynn Langmade  +Alexis Coram  +Craig Szymanski  +Sinead Sam McKeown ,   #BugsEveryday by +Chris Mallory , and of course   #buganatomy   by +Jean-Yves Casalis 

and an early entrance for   #sciencesunday as every day should be #scienceday :) Curator(s) : +Allison Sekuler  +Robby Bowles  +Rajini Rao  +Chad Haney ___

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2012-12-07 12:55:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

As you might know I am using my photography to promote our life-saving solar light, replacing toxic and expensive kerosene lamps.
We just sent out a newsletter, please click below to learn about our international shop (we now ship worldwide), the Economist article that was based on us and the Aid Expo awards. Please sign up yourself at http://flexiwaysolar.com or share this message! If you order now, then you or your friends will get the solar-lights for X-mas!

As you might know I am using my photography to promote our life-saving solar light, replacing toxic and expensive kerosene lamps.
We just sent out a newsletter, please click below to learn about our international shop (we now ship worldwide), the Economist article that was based on us and the Aid Expo awards. Please sign up yourself at http://flexiwaysolar.com or share this message! If you order now, then you or your friends will get the solar-lights for X-mas!___

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2012-12-03 23:37:37 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Sunrise from Vallunaraju, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

Get your solar lights or donate them to people in need: http://flexiwaysolar.com/shop *

As some of you know, I am using my photography to raise awareness and funds to replace toxic and expensive kerosene lamps by clean and affordable solar-powered LED lights. So instead of talking about this image I'll share some backgrounds:

We developed the smallest all-in-one solar light, the Solar Muscle. It was singled out by the Economist Magazine as one of the solutions for poverty and shortlisted for the Aid Expo innovation award.

But we need your help: we are now also selling to 'western' customers, as the lights are great for outdoors, photography and in case or power failures (Sandy, anyone?) or just to light up that spot under your desk when you need it (I have been there :)
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Sunrise from Vallunaraju, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

Get your solar lights or donate them to people in need: http://flexiwaysolar.com/shop *

As some of you know, I am using my photography to raise awareness and funds to replace toxic and expensive kerosene lamps by clean and affordable solar-powered LED lights. So instead of talking about this image I'll share some backgrounds:

We developed the smallest all-in-one solar light, the Solar Muscle. It was singled out by the Economist Magazine as one of the solutions for poverty and shortlisted for the Aid Expo innovation award.

But we need your help: we are now also selling to 'western' customers, as the lights are great for outdoors, photography and in case or power failures (Sandy, anyone?) or just to light up that spot under your desk when you need it (I have been there :)

We sell our lights in Africa and Asia at or even below costs, and sales of 'western' lights will subsidize them. Furthermore, for every $99 6-pack of lights we sell, we donate one light to a project.

Since this week the lights can be shipped worldwide and you can also donate a 6-pack for just $50 (or one light for $10). Some great photographers on G+ have gone before you and ordered their lights! http://flexiwaysolar.com/shop

Please see http://flexiwaysolar.com to see the impact these lights can make in somebody's life.

Shares much appreciated

A bonus one for #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell and #leadinglinesmonday by +Pam Chalkley-Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael Stuart +Simos Xenakis
#landscapephotography #mountainphotos +Mountain Photos___

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2012-12-02 13:24:32 (25 comments, 13 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Taken at the Baltoro glacier crossroads, a group of porters are taking a break while K2 is standing proud at the horizon...

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I am using my photography to promote our Solar light project, replacing toxic kerosene lights by solar-powered LED lights. Please see http://flexiwaysolar.com for more info and get your own lights as well (delivery now worldwide!)
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K2 (also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, Savage Mountain, Mount Godwin-Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.

The name comes from *K*arakoram, it was simply the 2nd peak identified during a survey of the range. Though K1 has beenr... more »

Taken at the Baltoro glacier crossroads, a group of porters are taking a break while K2 is standing proud at the horizon...

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I am using my photography to promote our Solar light project, replacing toxic kerosene lights by solar-powered LED lights. Please see http://flexiwaysolar.com for more info and get your own lights as well (delivery now worldwide!)
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K2 (also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, Savage Mountain, Mount Godwin-Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China.

The name comes from *K*arakoram, it was simply the 2nd peak identified during a survey of the range. Though K1 has been renamed to Masherbrum, the local name, experts are still not out if K2 actually has a local name as it cannot be seen from any inhabited place, you have to hike for days up the ginormous Baltoro Glacier to even see it, but when you do, you might want to sit down for a moment...

Shot on slide in 2004, scanned in 2012.
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For #sciencesunday by +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles  +Rajini Rao  +Chad Haney +ScienceSunday  ,   #skysunday by +Randy Scherkenbach  +Patrick Scherkenbach ,   #squaresunday by +Tom Golson  +Ken McMahon +Square Sunday ,   #zensunday +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Zen Sunday ,   #amazinglandscapes , #potd  , #mountainphotos  +Mountaineering +Mountain Photos  and an early entry for #mountainmonday  by +Michael Russell  & #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Chalkley-Boling +David Murphy +Andreas Levi +Michael Stuart +Elle Rogers +Simos Xenakis ,   #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa +Andrea Martinez ,   #gplusadventure by +David Howland  and of course +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography   by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley  +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams  +Billy Wilson  +Jim Warthman ___

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2012-12-01 13:21:21 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I got the chance to join the Critical Mass in Buenos Aires. This shot was taken just before the start at the center of the widest street in the world (which we cycled back in on later that night!). It is actually a 4-shot hand-held panorama, which is a challenge to edit as it involves several hundreds moving people and parallax, but I think there are nearly no ghosts :)

I have ridden the SF mass as well and again it was wonderful to reclaim the streets with thousands of cyclists riding together, taking up a fraction of the space that thousands of cars would have.

If you think that critical mass and protests will have no influence, please check out this video, explaining how the Dutch got their cycle paths (not so long ago!):
How the Dutch got their cycle paths . Yes, by doing exactly this.

What is the Critical Mass? Let's ask WikiPedia:

CriticalM... more »

I got the chance to join the Critical Mass in Buenos Aires. This shot was taken just before the start at the center of the widest street in the world (which we cycled back in on later that night!). It is actually a 4-shot hand-held panorama, which is a challenge to edit as it involves several hundreds moving people and parallax, but I think there are nearly no ghosts :)

I have ridden the SF mass as well and again it was wonderful to reclaim the streets with thousands of cyclists riding together, taking up a fraction of the space that thousands of cars would have.

If you think that critical mass and protests will have no influence, please check out this video, explaining how the Dutch got their cycle paths (not so long ago!):
How the Dutch got their cycle paths . Yes, by doing exactly this.

What is the Critical Mass? Let's ask WikiPedia:

Critical Mass is a cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities around the world. The ride was originally founded in 1992 in San Francisco. The purpose of Critical Mass is not usually formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes. Some bigger scale events as in Budapest, Hungary, have an activist group formed around it, organizing the rides and communicating the desires and problems of the cyclists to the city council.
Critical Mass rides have been perceived as protest.
A 2006 New Yorker magazine article described Critical Mass' activity in New York City as "monthly political-protest rides", and characterized Critical Mass as a part of a social movement; and the UK e-zine Urban75, which advertises as well as publishes photographs of the Critical Mass event in London, describes this as "the monthly protest by cyclists reclaiming the streets of London." Critical Mass participants have insisted that these events should be viewed as "celebrations" and spontaneous gatherings, and not as protests or organized demonstrations. This stance allows Critical Mass to argue a legal position that its events can occur without advance notification of local police."


For  #inspirationalsaturday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli +Mylah Nazario ,  #photomanipulationsaturday by +Josh Adamski , #photostorysaturday by +Dave Beckerman ,  #socialsaturday by +Baki Karacay ,  #streetsaturday by +Siddharth Pandit ,  #transportstops by +Ken Ilio , #streetphotography by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Thorsten von Eyb , +Maria Roco  #peoplearoundus by +Jonathan Davis ,  #peopleandlife by +Serein Lee  #panopoker by +Mike Spinak +Barry Blanchard  #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong ,  #allthingsgreen by +Cicely Robin Laing ___

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2012-11-30 23:02:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

A scan from an old slide (8 years :)), taken on the side of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan. Somehow in many countries I visited I found that when asking if I could take a photo (if they decline, I don't), many people agree. The moment you point the actual camera, the smiles top and seriousness takes over! This has changed a lot since digital cameras allowed to show the image immediately..

*** Get your solar lights *
I am using my photography to promote the Flexiway Solar project: we replace expensive and toxic kerosene lamps in developing countries by affordable solar-powered LED lights.
They are also great for photographers and for outdoor use, and now available worldwide! Get yours and/or donate light at http://flexiwaysolar.com/shop Shares are much appreciated!
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 #filmfriday by +Richard Call 

A scan from an old slide (8 years :)), taken on the side of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan. Somehow in many countries I visited I found that when asking if I could take a photo (if they decline, I don't), many people agree. The moment you point the actual camera, the smiles top and seriousness takes over! This has changed a lot since digital cameras allowed to show the image immediately..

*** Get your solar lights *
I am using my photography to promote the Flexiway Solar project: we replace expensive and toxic kerosene lamps in developing countries by affordable solar-powered LED lights.
They are also great for photographers and for outdoor use, and now available worldwide! Get yours and/or donate light at http://flexiwaysolar.com/shop Shares are much appreciated!
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 #filmfriday by +Richard Call ___

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2012-11-28 20:07:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away."


Tags  #landscapephotography , #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos +Mountaineering +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood +Charles Lupica , +HQSP Vivere Memento +HQSPPromotion +HQSP Monochrome #bwfineartle +Landscape Photography #PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek 

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away."


Tags  #landscapephotography , #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos +Mountaineering +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood +Charles Lupica , +HQSP Vivere Memento +HQSPPromotion +HQSP Monochrome #bwfineartle +Landscape Photography #PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek ___

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2012-11-27 02:41:55 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Just a quick one for #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell !
My friends skiing up towards the hut on Cerro Tronador, Patagonia. Just when I thought that ski season was over, the weather turned good and we could skin up the mountain (with a little bit of climbing in the end)!


Tags  #landscapephotography  , #mountainphotos  , +Mountain Photos , +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood +Charles Lupica !

Just a quick one for #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell !
My friends skiing up towards the hut on Cerro Tronador, Patagonia. Just when I thought that ski season was over, the weather turned good and we could skin up the mountain (with a little bit of climbing in the end)!


Tags  #landscapephotography  , #mountainphotos  , +Mountain Photos , +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood +Charles Lupica !___

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2012-11-21 22:13:10 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

This is a little token of appreciation for +Charles Lupica , who has done so much to promote and help the G+ photography community.
Add him to your circles and share this message as his images are great as well!

This is a "Little Planet"version of the 360 night panorama shot on Cerro Tronador in Patagonia last week. It reminds me that we have a small, finite planet and that we should take good care of it, as when our little house is gone, there will be no more place to live...

See also my other project http://flexiwaysolar.com where we are trying to replace all ker4osene lamps by solar-powered LED lights. What are you doing to protect Earth (and ourselves?)

Also for  #wackywednesday by +Jimmie Fisher ,  #justforthefunofit by +Rob Hallifax , #whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing +Whatever Wednesday!!! , and of course  #littleplanet by +CharlesLupica /... more »

This is a little token of appreciation for +Charles Lupica , who has done so much to promote and help the G+ photography community.
Add him to your circles and share this message as his images are great as well!

This is a "Little Planet"version of the 360 night panorama shot on Cerro Tronador in Patagonia last week. It reminds me that we have a small, finite planet and that we should take good care of it, as when our little house is gone, there will be no more place to live...

See also my other project http://flexiwaysolar.com where we are trying to replace all ker4osene lamps by solar-powered LED lights. What are you doing to protect Earth (and ourselves?)

Also for  #wackywednesday by +Jimmie Fisher ,  #justforthefunofit by +Rob Hallifax , #whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing +Whatever Wednesday!!! , and of course  #littleplanet by +Charles Lupica / +Little Planet panoramas ___

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2012-11-21 14:43:10 (27 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

This is a view over the upper Khumbu Glacier leading the way for climbers to the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest is the black peak, which seems lower than Nuptse, but Nuptse is closer.

An interesting mix of HDR, Pano stitching and Tilt/shift as I used the 24mm T/s lens and bracketed 3x3 exposures.

For   #widewednesdaypanorama by +Ken McMahon  +David Heath Williams +WideWednesdayPanorama .  #wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala  ,   #wideanglewednesday by +Asif Patel Photography    #whitewednesday by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem  #waywednesday by +Peter Carroll  +Rob Tilley   #travelpanowednesday    #amazinglandscapes #potd    #bforblue by +Aileen Sorenson  #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa +Andrea Martinez  #gplusadventure     #hdrtheworld  by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger   #HowIShotThisPhoto  by +Vince Ong   #mountainphotos by+Baki Karacay +Mountain Photos ... more »

This is a view over the upper Khumbu Glacier leading the way for climbers to the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest is the black peak, which seems lower than Nuptse, but Nuptse is closer.

An interesting mix of HDR, Pano stitching and Tilt/shift as I used the 24mm T/s lens and bracketed 3x3 exposures.

For   #widewednesdaypanorama by +Ken McMahon  +David Heath Williams +WideWednesdayPanorama .  #wowwednesday by +Jan Paul Anthony Zabala  ,   #wideanglewednesday by +Asif Patel Photography    #whitewednesday by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem  #waywednesday by +Peter Carroll  +Rob Tilley   #travelpanowednesday    #amazinglandscapes #potd    #bforblue by +Aileen Sorenson  #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa +Andrea Martinez  #gplusadventure     #hdrtheworld  by +Karl Geiger Jr +Karl Geiger   #HowIShotThisPhoto  by +Vince Ong   #mountainphotos by +Baki Karacay +Mountain Photos +Mountaineering +Mountainpanoramas  #panopoker +Mike Spinak +Barry Blanchard 
and of course  #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman ___

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2012-11-19 13:42:40 (51 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

As promised to +Athena Carey, here is a shot that took about one hour to prepare (not including the 6 hr drive and 5 hr hike/ski :) and 16 minutes to take. This is Cerro Tronador, an extinct volcano (though the area is still quite active) of 3400m/11,000ft. It sticks 1500m /5000ft above all neighbouring mountains and is covered in huge glaciers with thousands of crevasses (check Google Earth!).

I wanted to use my 135mm 2.0 lens for a long exposure to see how that would work out, but the preparation was a nightmare. There was no moon and the stars on this side were not bright, so live preview did not work when focusing on the pitch dark mountain. Even if I focused on the brightest star, the mountain would be out of focus at F2.0. 
The depth of field is so limited (and it has the best bokeh ever) on this lens that even at a long distance it is difficult to get everything in focus. Infinity is... more »

As promised to +Athena Carey, here is a shot that took about one hour to prepare (not including the 6 hr drive and 5 hr hike/ski :) and 16 minutes to take. This is Cerro Tronador, an extinct volcano (though the area is still quite active) of 3400m/11,000ft. It sticks 1500m /5000ft above all neighbouring mountains and is covered in huge glaciers with thousands of crevasses (check Google Earth!).

I wanted to use my 135mm 2.0 lens for a long exposure to see how that would work out, but the preparation was a nightmare. There was no moon and the stars on this side were not bright, so live preview did not work when focusing on the pitch dark mountain. Even if I focused on the brightest star, the mountain would be out of focus at F2.0. 
The depth of field is so limited (and it has the best bokeh ever) on this lens that even at a long distance it is difficult to get everything in focus. Infinity is never infinity at all (or maybe it is, but the mountain was closer than infinity) and even a slight tap on the lens would change the focus distance when at 2.0.

So in the end I had to stop to F5.6 to make my life outside on the glacier a bit more bearable and get the mountain as well as some stars in focus :)

Of course, this had the added problem of needing more time, but the added benefit of longer star trails. Instead of taking a series, I only took one image, 16 minutes, ISO 800, F5.6...

For  #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell  #mountainphotos by +Baki Karacay  #allthingsblackandwhite by +Charles Lupica   #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar  #breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa +Andrea Martinez  #dailydepthoffield and  #HowIShotThisPhoto by +Vince Ong  +Nuraini Ghaifullah  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley  +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman   #justforthefunofit by +Rob Hallifax   #freshpics by +Trevor Farrell  #gplusadventure by +David Howland   #dofmonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith , #leadinglinesmonday by +Pam Chalkley-Boling , +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi  +Michael Stuart  +Elle Rogers .  #monochromemonday by +Hans Berendsen  +Jerry Johnson  +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz  #moodymonday by +Philip Daly +Carole Buckwalter  #naturemonday by +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church  #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré  +HQSP Vivere Memento +HQSP Info +HQSPPromotion +HQSP Monochrome by +Rinus Bakker ___

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