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Tim Eisler

Tim Eisler 

Maker of maps and marmalade. Geographer, outdoor enthusiastic, and amateur photographer.

Occupation: I am a full fledged one person GIS shop for a small city. I also help my wife with her jam and drink mixer manufacturing business. (City of Dublin)

His ProfilesRankThis is the rank of 'Tim Eisler' out of all Google+ Profiles (individuals).: 26,897 (GenderRankFor the gender 'Men'.: 11,898)

His CircleRankThis is the rank of 'Tim Eisler' out of all indexed profiles (individuals) and pages (businesses) at CircleCount.com.: 39,008

Followers: 6,596

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Views: 267,728

Cream of the Crop: 04/12/2012

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Tim Eisler has been at 3 events

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Mountain Photos6,757Best 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 
White Wednesday1,494It's  #whitewednesday ! You are invited to post photos with everything (mostly) white. Cars, buildings, animals, snow, whatever! Add me +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem and the page +White Wednesday and tag your post with #whitewednesday . Welcome! White Wednesday!2012-09-05 00:30:0035 
Summer Photos4,355Welcome to the second +Summer Photos event!Choose your best photos under #SummerPhotos theme for the event, seven in maximum.* Give plusses to other entries of the event, the page will pluss all entries it can - it can't plus participants who haven't circled the page.In the end of the week I'll make a public post on the page to salute the photographer who has gathered most plusses during the week :)Those summery photos you didn't choose for the event, you can still tag with the page if you like.**Have fun!/ +Tiina Niskanen * See the post on 21.8. about the poll about the maximum amount of entries herehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103529133170854326880/103529133170854326880/posts/RxHL5cVYdmU** See post on 18.8. about problems with tagging herehttps://plus.google.com/103529133170854326880/posts/91smN1sNRtqSummer Photos Event 2/2012 (Week 35)2012-08-27 01:30:0047 

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Jacob Dix28,035FolloweenSo I just came up with this word #Folloween. And so, I decided to share this circle of #Mobilographers . Please follow these brilliant and lovely people. If you were notified, you are in the circle. Do feel free to share it. Site || http://www.mobilography.netPage || +Mobilography​Community || http://goo.gl/ROrYI0Tags || #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography2014-10-31 15:33:5127022539
Noah Wesley6,341This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf 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 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!#Britain #London  #England #Scotland #topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy2014-09-29 06:57:22121438
Becky Collins15,853Exceptional Smartphones and Tablets Mobile 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 ?2014-08-28 05:24:404411110
Gilles Le Corre36,971My circle of photographers selected at least one time by +HQSP Promotion 2014-08-27 06:40:07210006
panji gumilang521. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 02:19:0549110312
Margaret Tompkins101,687>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!A while back, I had a wonderful discussion about circles with +Robin Griggs Wood and +Charles Lupica .  If you don't know them, then let me introduce you to two of the finest people here on G+!    Charles is a master of monochrome!!  Robin is a master of everything and a mentor to all of us!!  Did you know that she speaks seagull!!   I hope that both Robin and Charles will look you all over and give you a share!  There aren't many quality vetted circles shared on G+.  I'm proud to say that this is one of them!!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-16 03:26:0247725863164
Alexia Gattolin6,118Love is in the air...and circles too!  :) My friends, I'm spreading something special today:♥♥♥ JustCircleMe 3 ♥♥♥ LOVE SPECIAL EDITION! ♥♥♥I'm very happy to share a TOP CIRCLE with you after a long time...Well, this is also the first one of the new year and I couldn't find a better day!...Just let me say it, 'cause I really care: these guys and girls ACTUALLY are very active plussers. TOP ENGAGERS, INFLUENCERS, OR SIMPLY G+ ADDICTED :)So add them to your circles, you'll find interesting and unique contents about  #socialmedia ,  #seo ,  #blogging ,  #photography,  #fashion,  #travels and much more! Remember, spread love & circles: ♥ Do +1 at this post♥ Leave a comment if you want, specifying your interests♥ Add these amazing people to your cirlces!♥ Reshare the circle, including yourself!♥  #besocial , always#justcircleme  #friday  #fridaycirclesharing  #ff  #fridaysharedcircle #fridaysharedcircles  #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  #myseoissocial  #besocial #socializethesocial  #trust  #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle #circlesharing  #followers  #social  #socialnetworking 2014-02-14 10:36:07497391440
Cristian Teodoridis2,240Here is my top engagers circle #1 (of 4). 2014-02-12 21:42:503557914
Marco Favero720Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #circle #socialmediamar2014-02-11 00:07:58479312
Margaret Tompkins101,197>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-10 15:33:4147822637127
Domenico Mallimo4,122Happy new year friends!!So here is my first circle of 2014, a mix of #engagers   #designers   #photographers  and #engagers   To be included, be so kind to:  1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :) #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 17:17:12492231431
Domenico Mallimo2,266Happy friday my Friends! This is my new Circle #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of TOP interesting people who share unique and original content. #fridaycircle #mondaycircleshare #goodfriday What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 at the post!2) Include the circle among your circles!3) Share the circle (include yourself)!4) Smile to life, sun in sunshine!Have a good life!Special thanks my #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Silvio De Rossi +Massimiliano D'Ostilio +Elisa Botti +Alexia Gattolin +Emanuela Rizzo #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus  #communities   #topsocialcircle   #influencers   #influencer   #socialnetworking   #betrustable   #trustinme   #popularitycircle   #trustablesharedcircle   2013-12-06 08:04:114986214
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,813#enlargecircle  n.1This circle is a very important circle, because there is inside any people with so many followers and which are very active in my community (with many reshared, many comments and plus. #PeopleEngagement  The last #sharedcircle was shared more than a hundred times and commented and plus more than 200 times. We are a large community, and so we can do better and overcome the last #sharedcircle  . So, we can enlarge the our circles and the our magic community in googleplus.For this objective, we to be united and share the circle for enlarge the pur circles.If you want to be part of next #enlargecircle  n.2, to increase your followers and activity on your stream, follow these tips:-include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter in the next #enlargecircle n.2-happy life and sun is sunshine. You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship 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   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #condividicerchia   #chiudiilcerchio 2013-11-27 14:04:41372531961
Domenico Mallimo1,574+Domenica Di Terlizzi +Alexia Gattolin +Elisa Botti +cristina carafa +Massimiliano D'Ostilio +Emanuela Rizzo +federica motto +ilenia zago +Maria Lopes +Marco Riccardo +Roberta Scimè +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Silvio De Rossi +Tancredi Matranga +Cri Cri +Agnieszka Stanczuk +Luigi Maria Edoardo Mennuni my website http://www.slivermetal.orgTancredi Matranga ha condiviso per primo: WEB #INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 9Happy Sunday my Google+ Friends!I put together a mix of #topengagers  - really interesting people who share unique and original content.   Want to be added to the Web #influencer 2013-11-26 08:46:51499301538
Bob Vu244A VERY GOOD CIRCLEV.I.P Google + usersThanks to you !!DON'T HESITATE TO +1 AND SHARE THIS CIRCLE ;) #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing2013-11-24 00:00:23375141820
Chad Hart9,539Friday Night Boomball Circle!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle and Don't Forget To Include Yourself#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  2013-11-23 03:39:00500241643
Raffaele Romeo Arena8,159#Bigcircle n.4 #fridaycircle   #topengagers   #weekendcircle  The great #circle google plus with some of the most influential people.We extend our thanks to the sharing circles, plus comments and to add to this circle.It will also be important to your interaction more we interact more going to be great in Google Plus.And so this #circle it's composed of many important people, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. Special thanks to my special #followers  and #friends :+Michael Sonntag +Paul Meulman +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +robin dudek +mamo delpero +Alessandro Folghera +Rubén Val +Viktor Mulin +Dominique Keller +E2013-11-22 10:48:47372572255
Raffaele Romeo Arena7,352#BigCircle  n.1 #topengagers   #SharedCircle  Finally the great #circle google plus with some of the most influential people.We extend our thanks to the sharing circles, plus comments and to add to this circle.It will also be important to your interaction more we interact more going to be great in Google Plus.And so this #circle it's composed of many important people, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so: -include me in your circles -create a large network -shared the circle (include yourself) -add +1 to the post -interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share -happy life and sun is sunshine. #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #follower #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #follow4followback   #condividicerchia   #chiudiilcerchio #circleoftheday   #sharedoftheday  CIAO!2013-11-15 14:48:36373111214
Raffaele Romeo Arena6,220Top Engagers CirclesThis is a group of individuals that has personally shared some of my best circles. This group also includes a mix of new circle sharers and some random followers of mine. These are individuals that demonstrate they are not just circle sharers (which is great), but also engage in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!! Guidelines for Core Multipliers - Share the circle to stay in the circle - If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle. - Smile to lifeThis is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome week! *if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)  #topengagers   #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestcircleshare #circleshareoftheday   #followeweek     #circlesharedoftheweek #chiudiilcerchio   #followforfollow   #thebestfollowers   #raffaeleromeoarea   #besocial   #socialmediamarketing  2013-11-04 22:22:59448271136
Jacob Dix22,896Mobile PhotographersMobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.Crowd SourcingI am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work. #MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2013-10-25 11:22:57237881459
Jayant Khoshiya212 THIS WILL BE A MONSTER SHARE! The First Snowballcircle. Time to rock the gplus community!Thx to my man +Mike Pachulski  and +Chris Cota  #Thesnowballcircle Keep this simple! 1. ADD the circle 2 Share the post 3. Plus the post. 4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? My #UDEMY course will be here  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles  #Circle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #FollowBack   #TeamFollowBack   #HeroicHenry   #FollowTrain   #CircleTrainHave a nice day!! :-D+Jayant yadav +Jayant Yadav +Mohit Khoshiya +Mohit Khoshiya +Alem kim +Angela Ilie +Angel Zoya +Fixfol #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #add   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #sharing   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle   #justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternet  2013-10-23 11:00:3448213218
Raffaele Romeo Arena4,855Hi my friends!Astonishing #topengagers i’m happy: you are welcome in my #sharedcircle , the #SaturdayCircle . A nice group of people who I found to share and comment my posts, and have as a goal to grow our #community .And so, after difficult day on #Week  we are to enjoy on Saturday in #fashionstyle Please encourage your friends to join in .There is a large #community that is forming, and we must become bigger and bigger, because the more we get #together and share more united we are strong.To 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, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5 - Plus and share the new important #fashionprofile https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101905178080519621345/101905178080519621345/posts6 - smile to life, sun in sunshine. We are a large community. 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#topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking   2013-10-19 10:47:07470261828
Raffaele Romeo Arena4,160And so came the #weekend; We are vey #Social Social and #fashion #saturdaySharedCircle  Saturday circle of very #social people 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)5 - smile to lifeIf you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. "Error performing the requested action because of a domain restriction" is a frequent error you could have displaying adding people from any shared circle. It doesn't block the chance to add people, it doesn't allow you to import some of the users inside the shared circle. Any comment and alert would help me to find people shared that has some kind of limitations.Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Special thanks to my best #friends and #followers :+Alessandro Folghera+Alfredo Torres+Sam Stormborn Ormandy  +Fashion Circles+Cesare Riccardo+Rusty Ferguson+Edith Kukla+Dirk Talamasca+Dominique Keller+Scott BuehlerHave a wonderful weekend and increasing your 2013-10-11 21:42:49456241334
Jan Havrda15,046This is NOT-A-ZOMBIE circleGreat posts, interaction and support to your G+ experience, all in one compact package.Add & Enjoy — these people won't bite you a bit. Beware, humour and art included. #NotAZombieCircle   #NotAZombie   #Circle2013-07-29 20:07:08480231527
Jan Havrda13,653----- NOT - A - ZOMBIE ---Rated the best circle in the event of zombie attack.Great people with sharp eyes, tongue and spade.Get one. Add some. Share forth. #NotAZombieCircle     #NotAZombie     #Circle  2013-06-11 20:32:4248324322
Laurent Jean Phillipe16,015Here is a circle of Pepole I enjoy to follow Part 4#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-26 13:46:5047722736
Peter Tom11,275 My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-05-09 10:25:58479832391
Laurent Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month part 4#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:11:5648018422
Gailen Mapes27,980Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-25 10:40:5237423211
Ewart Corrigan2,045This is a circle of active Google+ users who share and reshare. They love to add you back to get to know new friends following many different activities.Here are the rulesAdd it ,  reshare and comment and I will add you next time it is shared!#AddMe   #AddCircle   #AddCircles   #AddPeople   #AddGooglers   #CircleMe   #Circles   #Find   #Friends   #Googlers   #addmetoyourcircles   #FindFriends   #FindPeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday2013-04-23 08:25:2142119715
Peter Tom10,783My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-21 01:13:21474801980
Peter Tom10,631My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-16 21:16:47464842181
Margaret Tompkins48,891>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 10,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 10,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Many are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2013-04-14 22:18:2334135071158
Summer Photos1,758#SummerPhotos  Thank you for sharing with +Summer Photos - the participants make the theme!The circle contains people who've shared with the page since the start in 6.6.2012.Ping co-curator +Bieke Boonen / +Tiina Niskanen 2013-04-13 13:02:3818213614
Gailen Mapes26,221Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-11 10:58:3937616213
Peter Tom10,395My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-10 07:21:49451721377
Jan Havrda12,326This is NOT-A-ZOMBIE circle.Great people are living in – witty, charismatic, fun, vivid, active, friendly, communicative, charming, special kind of humans who won't bite you a bit.Enjoy, add to you circles and share at your will.♥, Jan#NotAZombieCircle   #ZombieTuesday  2013-04-09 21:22:3146037832
Peter Tom10,277My mobilographers circle has been updated.  If you're a mobilographer and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.*mobilographer = you use a mobile device for making your images.2013-04-05 23:32:4422522322
Peter Tom10,251My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-03 05:25:07428881787
Peter Tom10,189My mobilographers circle has been updated.  If you're a mobilographer and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.*mobilographer = you use a mobile device for making your images.2013-03-28 08:01:3222224232
Peter Tom10,182My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-03-26 04:00:02417621478
Gailen Mapes25,410Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-25 10:23:15376839
Curating Content on Google+0The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [Mar 21, 2013]Record participation again last week!!  +1s, comments, and shares!  WOW!!Quick start instructions:➀  post a URL link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂  publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream (instead of ours)➃  add this circle, and replace it every week.You will get a comment from us and be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!  Questions?  Ask in comments below - you'll get help!Full story: This circle is for meeting engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens in the comments and re-shares.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too).  Re-sharing their circle-share helps them learn about Ripples!Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!We respond with up to 3 ☑ next to your name: 1 for linking your photo, 1 for sharing the circle, and 1 for a +1 on this post.  The circle will always have the people who interacted the most over the last 3 weeks.This will be done every Thursday.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!Biggest Ripple last week: +Ree Saunders with 6!  The runner up was +Paul Paradis with 5.  Nice work to those that helped them!  The average share-chain (ripple) for the whole group was 2.47...  lower than last week, but we had many more shares, so still an improvement! Top Influencers last week: +Ludovic Moreeuw, +Michael Sonntag, +Ree Saunders, and +Paul Paradis.  Special thanks to you all too!See http://goo.gl/ldooJ for full details! #publiccirclesproject #ph2013-03-21 16:56:39422329104139
Gailen Mapes24,857Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-11 10:13:55366947
Peter Tom9,911My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photographyPlease note that I will only add you to my photography circles if I am in your circles.2013-03-08 07:35:19413411371
Peter Tom9,776This circle has been greatly expanded with #mobilographers by +Jacob Dix - one of the very first people to start using the term #mobilography.  Thanks Jacob.My mobilographers circle has been updated.  If you're a mobilographer and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.*mobilographer = you use a mobile device for making your images.2013-03-04 05:12:0622417334
Peter Tom9,759My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photographyPlease note that I will only add you to my photography circles if I am in your circles.2013-03-01 07:40:28260391047
Jacob Dix20,708Mobile Photographers on G+This is my main circle of mobile photographers on G+. If you are receiving a notification about this post, you are in the circle. Please feel free to share this with others if you feel so inclined (whether limited or public).Some of these people are long time photographers and artists, some are just starting out. Some are amateur and some are professionals. Some post strictly mobile content, some a mix of everything. Some post daily, some sporadicly.What you will get with this circle is variety and to a large extent quality content in your stream. If a mobile photographer yourself, you'll find a great bunch of people to share common interests with.If you are not in the circleIf  you are not in the circle (meaning you have NOT received a notification of  the post), and you feel you should be in it for future circle shares (I'm careful about circle shares, so they don't come often), then you must do a couple things:1. Include a link in the comments below to a gallery of your work. This is required. I will not add just anyone.2. Plus 1 this post. Required.3. Share this so that other mobile photographers might see this. This is OPTIONAL. I make no one share my posts or circles to get in to them, and in fact think such a requirement is a ridiculous practice.4. If you wish to mention a mobile photographer other than yourself in the comments, please make sure that you view the circle and make sure they are NOT  already included. It is up to them to share a link to their work with me. This is also of course optional.Enjoy!2013-02-27 13:44:1020038839
Jan Havrda11,833This is NOT-A-ZOMBIE circle made of (anti) art enthusiasts, palaverers, (would-be) photographers, curators, motivators, (under) caffeinated writers, witty commenters and other sharing & caring people I gladly meet here on G+Enjoy this vivid company, add & share at your will.#NotAZombieCircle  on  #ZombieTuesday  2013-02-26 22:40:194586716
Gailen Mapes24,499Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-02-26 11:36:48376716

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2013-01-07 19:17:06 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Frozen in Action

Johnsville, Plumas Eureka State Park, California

A view of snow covered mountain in the northern Sierra Nevadas while on a brief outing to a local sled hill to watch my daughter and her friend get wet and tired in deep fresh snow. 

For the better part of December and the beginning of the new year I have been struggling with some sort of nasty sinus infection. The holiday seasons went by with a blur, and I missed so much holiday fun and activities and tested the limits of my family's patience and caring nature. Rest and cutting back on activities didn't help and I ended up on powerful antibiotics.

The good news is that they may be working and I think I am on the road to recovery. Gone are the chills and high fever. Now to regain to some strength and rid myself of the headache that has plagued me over a month.

I feel like... more »

Most reshares: 3

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2012-09-11 06:03:41 (31 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Hors catégorie

Mt. Diablo, California

The highest or toughest category given to a climb on a cycling route, the route up Mt. Diablo is the only HC climb within reach of my house. It's a cycling mecca for those wishing to make their legs hurt.

Mt. Diablo is aptly named. On Sunday I took my second ride up the devil mountain and it nearly defeated me with sun exposure and heat and nonstop effort. It's a 13 mile climb to 3,864 feet (1,178 m). But the views are spectacular and panoramic overlooking the Pacific Ocean behind the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and to the Sierra Nevadas on the other side. A combination of haze, bright sun, and fatigue made getting any good photos an impossibility, so I captured my trusty bike overlooking the slopes I would soon descend.

My goal was to ride to the top of my the mountain from my house. For years I couldsee ... more »

Most plusones: 77

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2013-01-07 19:17:06 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Frozen in Action

Johnsville, Plumas Eureka State Park, California

A view of snow covered mountain in the northern Sierra Nevadas while on a brief outing to a local sled hill to watch my daughter and her friend get wet and tired in deep fresh snow. 

For the better part of December and the beginning of the new year I have been struggling with some sort of nasty sinus infection. The holiday seasons went by with a blur, and I missed so much holiday fun and activities and tested the limits of my family's patience and caring nature. Rest and cutting back on activities didn't help and I ended up on powerful antibiotics.

The good news is that they may be working and I think I am on the road to recovery. Gone are the chills and high fever. Now to regain to some strength and rid myself of the headache that has plagued me over a month.

I feel like... more »

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2014-03-16 07:05:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Wine and giggles

#iphoneonly #iphoneography #wine #burgandy #celebration 

Wine and giggles

#iphoneonly #iphoneography #wine #burgandy #celebration ___

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2014-03-09 16:39:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Beer and Ink

Our local Albany Tap Room celebrated it's first birthday last night. What a fun group and great beer!

#iphoneonly #beer #tattoo #ink

Beer and Ink

Our local Albany Tap Room celebrated it's first birthday last night. What a fun group and great beer!

#iphoneonly #beer #tattoo #ink___

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2014-03-06 05:37:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#iphoneonly #wordlessonwednesday #wordlesswednesday

#iphoneonly #wordlessonwednesday #wordlesswednesday___

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2014-03-04 19:49:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Wave goodbye to 44 and hello to 45!

I am so grateful to know so many wonderful and talented people! Thank you for all the good wishes!!

#iphoneonly #beachphotography #grateful #thankful 

Wave goodbye to 44 and hello to 45!

I am so grateful to know so many wonderful and talented people! Thank you for all the good wishes!!

#iphoneonly #beachphotography #grateful #thankful ___

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2014-02-19 04:43:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Sunrise Strokes

My daughter found her passion in rowing for crew. Despite the early hour on a weekend, we support her enthusiasm to be on the water, working hard with a team. And I've seen a few beautiful sunrises I would have otherwise missed while sleeping in.

Sunrise Strokes

My daughter found her passion in rowing for crew. Despite the early hour on a weekend, we support her enthusiasm to be on the water, working hard with a team. And I've seen a few beautiful sunrises I would have otherwise missed while sleeping in.___

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2014-02-18 06:53:59 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

McClure's Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore

This is a favorite beach to visit when I need to escape the crowds of city life. It's seclusion and natural beauty provide a wonderful place to relax and let go of stress, as the sounds of the waves and fresh air envelope me. On this winter day, the fog rolled in and shrouded the scene in a soft blanket of serenity. 

Thank you +Mary Gotsi  for encouraging  me to stay engaged with G+! This is the beach I mentioned that is well worth the long drive and short hike. Though I left my camera at home, and ignored my phone all day as I soaked in the view for memory, I also remembered to take a quick shot on my hike out.

McClure's Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore

This is a favorite beach to visit when I need to escape the crowds of city life. It's seclusion and natural beauty provide a wonderful place to relax and let go of stress, as the sounds of the waves and fresh air envelope me. On this winter day, the fog rolled in and shrouded the scene in a soft blanket of serenity. 

Thank you +Mary Gotsi  for encouraging  me to stay engaged with G+! This is the beach I mentioned that is well worth the long drive and short hike. Though I left my camera at home, and ignored my phone all day as I soaked in the view for memory, I also remembered to take a quick shot on my hike out.___

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2013-09-23 05:37:25 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Team Oracle going fast on foils for the win! — at America's Cup Race Course.

Team Oracle going fast on foils for the win! — at America's Cup Race Course.___

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2013-04-01 05:16:37 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Happy Easter!

For +SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +Sherrie von Sternberg

#sacredsunday   #easterbunny   #easter   #iphoneography   #nikcollection  

Happy Easter!

For +SacredSunday™ curated by  +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +Sherrie von Sternberg

#sacredsunday   #easterbunny   #easter   #iphoneography   #nikcollection  ___

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2013-03-25 19:07:37 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Spring Cycling
West Contra Costa County, California

With no traffic around and sunny hills of green grass and yellow blooming mustard before me, I took the opportunity to take a picture while riding my bike this weekend.

For +Leading Lines Monday  by +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis

Shot in TIFF mode with 645 Pro, cropped and converted in CaptureNX2, adjusted with NIK plugins.

#leadinglinesmonday   #cycling   #spring   #nikcollection   #iphoneography  

Spring Cycling
West Contra Costa County, California

With no traffic around and sunny hills of green grass and yellow blooming mustard before me, I took the opportunity to take a picture while riding my bike this weekend.

For +Leading Lines Monday  by +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis

Shot in TIFF mode with 645 Pro, cropped and converted in CaptureNX2, adjusted with NIK plugins.

#leadinglinesmonday   #cycling   #spring   #nikcollection   #iphoneography  ___

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2013-03-22 22:17:10 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Chi Chi Sticks
Chinese Fortune Sticks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kau_cim

After a meal to celebrate an occasion, my wife's family would bring out the Chi Chi Sticks and everyone would have their fortune told. She was recently re-united with this ancient set and the tradition was revived on Saint Patrick's Day, which happens to also be her birthday. Each player must carefully shake only one bamboo stick from the can. A number on the end of the stick corresponds to the correct fortune to read. The book has seen many years of use, but the fortunes seem to still work.

For +Know-how and traditions by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE.

And for +Jules Falk Hunter who has a similar looking, but very different game called Jack Straws, that I confused with my wife's game. I wasn't even close, except that they both inherited the game from their grandmother!J... more »

Chi Chi Sticks
Chinese Fortune Sticks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kau_cim

After a meal to celebrate an occasion, my wife's family would bring out the Chi Chi Sticks and everyone would have their fortune told. She was recently re-united with this ancient set and the tradition was revived on Saint Patrick's Day, which happens to also be her birthday. Each player must carefully shake only one bamboo stick from the can. A number on the end of the stick corresponds to the correct fortune to read. The book has seen many years of use, but the fortunes seem to still work.

For +Know-how and traditions by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE.

And for +Jules Falk Hunter who has a similar looking, but very different game called Jack Straws, that I confused with my wife's game. I wasn't even close, except that they both inherited the game from their grandmother! Jules, I finally got around to taking the picture I promised!

Here's Jules' game of skill, taken by a skilled photographer:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100519245975462538531/albums/5840091423937320065/5843400167705650802

#know -howandtraditions      #games   #iphoneography      #foodfriday     #nikcollection___

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2013-03-22 06:21:10 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Flowering Pear
(Pyrus calleryana)
Dublin, California

Happy first Friday of Spring 2013! I missed the official day of Solstice this week,  but it's never too late to celebrate the arrival of spring. And the trees and bees know it's here. The ornamental pears are scenting the air of Dublin this week, bringing showy white flowers along with their strong fragrance.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner.

#floralfriday   #iphoneography   #spring   #spring2013   #floweringtree   #nikcollection  

Flowering Pear
(Pyrus calleryana)
Dublin, California

Happy first Friday of Spring 2013! I missed the official day of Solstice this week,  but it's never too late to celebrate the arrival of spring. And the trees and bees know it's here. The ornamental pears are scenting the air of Dublin this week, bringing showy white flowers along with their strong fragrance.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner.

#floralfriday   #iphoneography   #spring   #spring2013   #floweringtree   #nikcollection  ___

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2013-02-11 23:02:18 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Celebration

Happy Lunar New Year!
Gong Hei Fat Choi!

After an endless battle with an ear infection, I was finally feeling up to getting out to celebrate. Happily, my slow recovery and returning energy coincided with the Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year. So out we went to a local brewpub and then to a movie. Since the calendar New Year went by in a fevered blur, I celebrated the Lunar New Year instead!

We had two wonderful beers at Elevation 66 Brewing Company (http://www.elevation66.com). I chose the choconut stout. It was dry with a nice chocolate, coconut, and toasty note. My wife had the Kölsch, a bright and slightly hoppy lager. We couldn't decide which tasted better, but I like how the lager caught the light in a nice golden glow reflected from the metal brewing tanks.

For #metallicmonday   by +Thomas Raschbacher.

#... more »

Celebration

Happy Lunar New Year!
Gong Hei Fat Choi!

After an endless battle with an ear infection, I was finally feeling up to getting out to celebrate. Happily, my slow recovery and returning energy coincided with the Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year. So out we went to a local brewpub and then to a movie. Since the calendar New Year went by in a fevered blur, I celebrated the Lunar New Year instead!

We had two wonderful beers at Elevation 66 Brewing Company (http://www.elevation66.com). I chose the choconut stout. It was dry with a nice chocolate, coconut, and toasty note. My wife had the Kölsch, a bright and slightly hoppy lager. We couldn't decide which tasted better, but I like how the lager caught the light in a nice golden glow reflected from the metal brewing tanks.

For #metallicmonday   by +Thomas Raschbacher.

#iphoneography   #beer   #beerpoker  ___

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2013-01-07 19:17:06 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Frozen in Action

Johnsville, Plumas Eureka State Park, California

A view of snow covered mountain in the northern Sierra Nevadas while on a brief outing to a local sled hill to watch my daughter and her friend get wet and tired in deep fresh snow. 

For the better part of December and the beginning of the new year I have been struggling with some sort of nasty sinus infection. The holiday seasons went by with a blur, and I missed so much holiday fun and activities and tested the limits of my family's patience and caring nature. Rest and cutting back on activities didn't help and I ended up on powerful antibiotics.

The good news is that they may be working and I think I am on the road to recovery. Gone are the chills and high fever. Now to regain to some strength and rid myself of the headache that has plagued me over a month.

I feel like... more »

Frozen in Action

Johnsville, Plumas Eureka State Park, California

A view of snow covered mountain in the northern Sierra Nevadas while on a brief outing to a local sled hill to watch my daughter and her friend get wet and tired in deep fresh snow. 

For the better part of December and the beginning of the new year I have been struggling with some sort of nasty sinus infection. The holiday seasons went by with a blur, and I missed so much holiday fun and activities and tested the limits of my family's patience and caring nature. Rest and cutting back on activities didn't help and I ended up on powerful antibiotics.

The good news is that they may be working and I think I am on the road to recovery. Gone are the chills and high fever. Now to regain to some strength and rid myself of the headache that has plagued me over a month.

I feel like I've been frozen in action and I have missed out on so much. With the return to health I am anxious to return to my normal activities and get back to cycling, skiing, photography, and G+. I have missed interacting with the wonderful community here and I am looking forward to feeling energetic and engaged again.

#landscapephotography #winterlandscape   #nikonshooters   #plumascounty  ___

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2012-12-14 17:00:33 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Transmission

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Summit Meeting
Martinelli Event Center, Livermore, California

The sun sets over the rolling Livermore hills as an informative day of presentations comes to close, and a few hours of socializing over wine from the local winery begins.

Including +Powerline Friday  by +Natosha Davis ,
and +iPhoneography Friday by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez.

#powerlinefriday   #iphoneography   #iphoneographyfriday   #livermore  

Transmission

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation Summit Meeting
Martinelli Event Center, Livermore, California

The sun sets over the rolling Livermore hills as an informative day of presentations comes to close, and a few hours of socializing over wine from the local winery begins.

Including +Powerline Friday  by +Natosha Davis ,
and +iPhoneography Friday by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez.

#powerlinefriday   #iphoneography   #iphoneographyfriday   #livermore  ___

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2012-12-12 00:43:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Weathered

Echo Peak, Desolation Wilderness, California

Dead but not lifeless, the bare wood of an old Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) provides a home for lichen among it's nooks and crannies. Years of exposure to the harsh elements has crumbled the hard rock and left interesting patterns in the grain of the tough wood. Perhaps the wood will outlast the boulder on which it rests.

Including +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography   #ImproveMyPhoto   #nikonshooters  

Weathered

Echo Peak, Desolation Wilderness, California

Dead but not lifeless, the bare wood of an old Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) provides a home for lichen among it's nooks and crannies. Years of exposure to the harsh elements has crumbled the hard rock and left interesting patterns in the grain of the tough wood. Perhaps the wood will outlast the boulder on which it rests.

Including +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography   #ImproveMyPhoto   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-12-11 17:03:08 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Weathered

Echo Peak, Desolation Wilderness, California

Dead but not lifeless, the bare wood of an old Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) provides a home for lichen among it's nooks and crannies. Years of exposure to the harsh elements has crumbled the hard rock and left interesting patterns in the grain of the tough wood. Perhaps the wood will outlast the boulder on which it rests.

Including +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography   #ImproveMyPhoto   #nikonshooters  

Weathered

Echo Peak, Desolation Wilderness, California

Dead but not lifeless, the bare wood of an old Sierra Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) provides a home for lichen among it's nooks and crannies. Years of exposure to the harsh elements has crumbled the hard rock and left interesting patterns in the grain of the tough wood. Perhaps the wood will outlast the boulder on which it rests.

Including +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography   #ImproveMyPhoto   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-12-10 20:00:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Window Rock

Desolation Wilderness, California

For +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Nurcan Azaz +Steve Barge.

#monochromemonday   #nikonshooters   #landscapephotography  

Window Rock

Desolation Wilderness, California

For +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Nurcan Azaz +Steve Barge.

#monochromemonday   #nikonshooters   #landscapephotography  ___

2012-12-05 22:12:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Best Mountain Photos Contest | December 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page.

Added photos to Best Mountain Photos Contest | December 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page.___

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2012-11-28 19:44:59 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Lookup

Agentine Rock Forest Lookout
Plumas National Forest, California

Built from local lumber by local craftsman in 1937, the old wood weathers the harsh conditions of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was once a shining pearl of white atop the highest peak above Quincy California, clearly visible from below, a welcome sight that gave security from forest fires to the abundant timber lands.

The fire lookout programs were mostly ended in the 1980's due to budget cuts, and this lookout was one of the first to be abandoned.  It now makes a precarious hide out for high school kids who make the journey to hold secret parties.

For +Wooden Wednesday curated by +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner, and +Jan Lindenberg,
and for +White Wednesday  by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem.

#woodenwednesday   #whitewednesday   #nikonshooters   

Lookup

Agentine Rock Forest Lookout
Plumas National Forest, California

Built from local lumber by local craftsman in 1937, the old wood weathers the harsh conditions of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was once a shining pearl of white atop the highest peak above Quincy California, clearly visible from below, a welcome sight that gave security from forest fires to the abundant timber lands.

The fire lookout programs were mostly ended in the 1980's due to budget cuts, and this lookout was one of the first to be abandoned.  It now makes a precarious hide out for high school kids who make the journey to hold secret parties.

For +Wooden Wednesday curated by +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner, and +Jan Lindenberg,
and for +White Wednesday  by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem.

#woodenwednesday   #whitewednesday   #nikonshooters   ___

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2012-11-26 18:55:44 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Lookout
Agentine Rock Forest Lookout
Plumas National Forest, California

Look out where you step and watch for broken boards. Once a functioning and staffed forest fire lookout, the building has seen better times. Storm and sun ravaged wood still clings to the rock outcropping, stripped of the once gleaming white paint down to the wood harvested and milled from local forests. The lookout has amazing views in all directions, and someone used to watch the forests all summer and report the first sign of smoke.

Normally this time of year, the dirt access road has too much snow on it to even get within a few miles of the lookout. But the last storm's rains washed away the snow, making it possible to get to 7,200 feet above sea level without hindrance. Fog still lurked among the valleys as high clouds dappled the sky.

For +Mountain Photos curated by +BakiK... more »

Lookout
Agentine Rock Forest Lookout
Plumas National Forest, California

Look out where you step and watch for broken boards. Once a functioning and staffed forest fire lookout, the building has seen better times. Storm and sun ravaged wood still clings to the rock outcropping, stripped of the once gleaming white paint down to the wood harvested and milled from local forests. The lookout has amazing views in all directions, and someone used to watch the forests all summer and report the first sign of smoke.

Normally this time of year, the dirt access road has too much snow on it to even get within a few miles of the lookout. But the last storm's rains washed away the snow, making it possible to get to 7,200 feet above sea level without hindrance. Fog still lurked among the valleys as high clouds dappled the sky.

For +Mountain Photos curated by +Baki Karacay,
and +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell,
and +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge, and +Nuraini Ghaifullah,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams
+Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow  +Jeannie Danna +Tom Hierl
+Vishal Kumar.

#mountainphotos   #mountainmonday   #landscapephotography   #monochromemonday   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-11-19 17:51:08 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Bon-Sho
Temple Bell

Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center

Inscribed:
Awakened
By this Japanese bell
The sky-headed sea-tailed
Green Guld dragon
Stirs the fine mists and rains
Of right Dharma
For East and West

The bells hangs from a tree while it awaits the constructions of a proper bell tower. The metal has taken on a nice green and blue patina in it's damp coastal setting. It took all my will power to resist hitting the bell with it's easily accesible striking log.

For +#MetallicMonday curated by +Thomas Raschbacher,
and +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing,
and a day late for +Zen Sunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth  and +Simon Davis-Oakley.

#metallicmonday   #allthingsgreen    #zensunday   #nikonshooters  

Bon-Sho
Temple Bell

Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center

Inscribed:
Awakened
By this Japanese bell
The sky-headed sea-tailed
Green Guld dragon
Stirs the fine mists and rains
Of right Dharma
For East and West

The bells hangs from a tree while it awaits the constructions of a proper bell tower. The metal has taken on a nice green and blue patina in it's damp coastal setting. It took all my will power to resist hitting the bell with it's easily accesible striking log.

For +#MetallicMonday curated by +Thomas Raschbacher,
and +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing,
and a day late for +Zen Sunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth  and +Simon Davis-Oakley.

#metallicmonday   #allthingsgreen    #zensunday   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-11-16 17:34:48 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Chasing Seagulls

Stinson Beach, California

She runs free, through foam and cool sand, to the seagulls that float in the surf, who stay put till the last minute, as the laughing girl quickly approaches.

For +iPhoneography Friday  curated by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez,
and for +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg and +Jason Borg.

#iphoneographyfriday   #iphoneography   #feelgoodfriday   #beach  

Chasing Seagulls

Stinson Beach, California

She runs free, through foam and cool sand, to the seagulls that float in the surf, who stay put till the last minute, as the laughing girl quickly approaches.

For +iPhoneography Friday  curated by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez,
and for +FeelGoodFriday by +Rebecca Borg and +Jason Borg.

#iphoneographyfriday   #iphoneography   #feelgoodfriday   #beach  ___

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2012-11-14 16:44:55 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Ponder

Echo Lake, California

My daughter stares out the window at the trees and lake on our last day of summer vacation. Two weeks of hiking, swimming, and playing with friends will come to a close, and a new school with new challenges awaits her.

For the special Single Window theme of +#Window Wednesday curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley, +Cheryl Cooper, +Jason Kowing, +J.J. Bentley, +Catherine Furet, and +Jules Falk Hunter.

#windowwednesday   #nikonshooters   #reflection  

Ponder

Echo Lake, California

My daughter stares out the window at the trees and lake on our last day of summer vacation. Two weeks of hiking, swimming, and playing with friends will come to a close, and a new school with new challenges awaits her.

For the special Single Window theme of +#Window Wednesday curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley, +Cheryl Cooper, +Jason Kowing, +J.J. Bentley, +Catherine Furet, and +Jules Falk Hunter.

#windowwednesday   #nikonshooters   #reflection  ___

2012-11-08 00:02:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Best Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page.

Added photos to Best Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page.___

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2012-11-06 18:03:03 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Huddle

Mount Tallac, Desolation Wilderness, California

Buffeted by storms and sun, this scraggly Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) huddles next to a granite outcropping to seek a little shelter and warmth from the harsh conditions. Thunderclouds build over Mount Tallac, and rain followed later that day.

For +Tree Tuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #mountainphotos   #landscapephotography   #nikonshooters  

Huddle

Mount Tallac, Desolation Wilderness, California

Buffeted by storms and sun, this scraggly Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) huddles next to a granite outcropping to seek a little shelter and warmth from the harsh conditions. Thunderclouds build over Mount Tallac, and rain followed later that day.

For +Tree Tuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman.

#treetuesday   #mountainphotos   #landscapephotography   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-11-05 16:28:45 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

 Flame of Friendship

By Leonardo Nierman of Mexico City
San Diego Convention Center, California

A gift from the Government of Mexico that was presented to the people of San Diego as a gesture of friendship.

For +MyMobileMonday Photography curated by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +#MetallicMonday by +Thomas Raschbacher ,
and +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Steve Barge, and +Nurcan Azaz.

#mymobilemonday   #metallicmonday   #monochromemonday   #iphoneography  

 Flame of Friendship

By Leonardo Nierman of Mexico City
San Diego Convention Center, California

A gift from the Government of Mexico that was presented to the people of San Diego as a gesture of friendship.

For +MyMobileMonday Photography curated by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +#MetallicMonday by +Thomas Raschbacher ,
and +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Steve Barge, and +Nurcan Azaz.

#mymobilemonday   #metallicmonday   #monochromemonday   #iphoneography  ___

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2012-10-31 16:36:11 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Baby Boomers

Freel Peak and Job's Sister, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Thunder clouds build over the tallest peak rimming Lake Tahoe and leave a patterned shadow on the slopes of Freel Peak. The slanted flat face of Job's Sister points to the clouds and yearns for moisture after a hot and dry summer.

Taken from Echo Peak looking south east. The clouds continued to build but no rain came that day.

For #bwlandscapewednesday  curated by +Manuel Votta, +Victor Bezrukov, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Charles Lupica,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.
and +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg.

#summerphotos   #weatherwednesday   #nikonshooters  

Baby Boomers

Freel Peak and Job's Sister, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Thunder clouds build over the tallest peak rimming Lake Tahoe and leave a patterned shadow on the slopes of Freel Peak. The slanted flat face of Job's Sister points to the clouds and yearns for moisture after a hot and dry summer.

Taken from Echo Peak looking south east. The clouds continued to build but no rain came that day.

For #bwlandscapewednesday  curated by +Manuel Votta, +Victor Bezrukov, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Charles Lupica,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.
and +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg.

#summerphotos   #weatherwednesday   #nikonshooters  ___

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2012-10-24 16:45:49 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Kelp Archway

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Separated from the ocean floor, washed ashore and dried in the sun, a stalk of kelp takes on new characteristics and becomes an impromptu sculpture, planted up side down in the sand by an anonymous beach lover.

In it's proper environment in the sea, the thin end is attached to rocks with strong roots, and the seaweed tapers in thickness, ending at a round buoyant bulb that keeps the long leaves at the ocean's surface.

For +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing.

#whateverwednesday   #iphoneography  

Kelp Archway

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Separated from the ocean floor, washed ashore and dried in the sun, a stalk of kelp takes on new characteristics and becomes an impromptu sculpture, planted up side down in the sand by an anonymous beach lover.

In it's proper environment in the sea, the thin end is attached to rocks with strong roots, and the seaweed tapers in thickness, ending at a round buoyant bulb that keeps the long leaves at the ocean's surface.

For +Whatever Wednesday!!! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing.

#whateverwednesday   #iphoneography  ___

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2012-10-23 05:39:57 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Poised

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

She crouched in the setting sun, ducking under the streaks of clouds that criss-crossed the sky, watching the final burst of colorful light spread out over the calm sea.

I rejoiced in her observation of nature's splendor as she forgot about her cell phone, the internet, or TV, and instead embraced the beauty before her.

For +MyMobileMonday Photography  curated by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +NationalParksMonday by +Juan Pons,
and +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Chalkley-Boling, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, +David Murphy, +Andreas Levi, and +Simos Xenakis.

#mymobilemonday   #nationalparksmonday   #leadinglinesmonday     #iphoneography  

Poised

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

She crouched in the setting sun, ducking under the streaks of clouds that criss-crossed the sky, watching the final burst of colorful light spread out over the calm sea.

I rejoiced in her observation of nature's splendor as she forgot about her cell phone, the internet, or TV, and instead embraced the beauty before her.

For +MyMobileMonday Photography  curated by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +NationalParksMonday by +Juan Pons,
and +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Chalkley-Boling, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, +David Murphy, +Andreas Levi, and +Simos Xenakis.

#mymobilemonday   #nationalparksmonday   #leadinglinesmonday     #iphoneography  ___

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2012-10-17 06:22:39 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Directions

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

http://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm

A tall sculpture of wind vanes shows how the wind varies with altitude, something sailors have to pay attention to when trimming sails on tall masts. It's slim profile makes it easy to miss by the throngs of pedestrians walking the path along the water front in front of the maritime museum.

For +WindyWednesday curated by +Trevor Farrell,
and +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg ,
and +NauticalWednesday  by +Annelies Kroen, +StPaul Herrmann, and +Dale Collins.

#windywednesday   #weatherwednesday   #nauticalwednesday   #iphoneography

Directions

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

http://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm

A tall sculpture of wind vanes shows how the wind varies with altitude, something sailors have to pay attention to when trimming sails on tall masts. It's slim profile makes it easy to miss by the throngs of pedestrians walking the path along the water front in front of the maritime museum.

For +WindyWednesday curated by +Trevor Farrell,
and +Weather Wednesday by +Jason Borg ,
and +NauticalWednesday  by +Annelies Kroen, +StPaul Herrmann, and +Dale Collins.

#windywednesday   #weatherwednesday   #nauticalwednesday   #iphoneography___

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2012-10-10 05:10:49 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

 Sentinel

Desolation Wilderness, Tahoe National Forest, California

A hardy Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) braves the harsh conditions of an exposed rocky slope and stands alone overlooking the beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.

For +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, and +Bill Wood.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography      #nikonshooters   #tahoe  

 Sentinel

Desolation Wilderness, Tahoe National Forest, California

A hardy Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) braves the harsh conditions of an exposed rocky slope and stands alone overlooking the beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.

For +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, and +Bill Wood.

#treetuesday   #landscapephotography      #nikonshooters   #tahoe  ___

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2012-10-02 16:25:32 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Break

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

San Francisco finally had a nice break from our persistent cool foggy weather and a perfect day of breaking waves to play in. The beach was full of talented surfers who shredded till the light faded and they rode the last wave in. Big smiles and happy discussions of a great day in the water were the norm as numerous wet-suit-clad-surfers strolled home in the golden light. 

For +Sea Tuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#seatuesday   #summerphotos   #iphoneography   #surfing    #under5k  

Beautiful Break

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

San Francisco finally had a nice break from our persistent cool foggy weather and a perfect day of breaking waves to play in. The beach was full of talented surfers who shredded till the light faded and they rode the last wave in. Big smiles and happy discussions of a great day in the water were the norm as numerous wet-suit-clad-surfers strolled home in the golden light. 

For +Sea Tuesday curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#seatuesday   #summerphotos   #iphoneography   #surfing    #under5k  ___

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2012-10-01 05:40:31 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Grand Fun

Levi's GranFondo, Santa Rosa, California

On a chilly Saturday morning at 8 am, 7,500 fellow cyclists gathered for an epic ride and bicycle festival. A year's worth of training was behind me and 103 miles of beautiful scenery through redwoods, up steep narrow roads to hot exposed grass covered ridges, down the foggy coast, and back to over more steep roads, was before me.

The camaraderie of thousands of riders along the same route propelled me along my second attempt at this challenging century. We all started with excitement and the desire to move and get warm in the 54 degree weather. The cowbells from fans lining the streets and whoops of happy cyclists were later replaced with moans and groans as the steep climbs and warming sun took it's tool on us. The last remaining miles seemed to take forever and I was never so happy to see the finishl... more »

Grand Fun

Levi's GranFondo, Santa Rosa, California

On a chilly Saturday morning at 8 am, 7,500 fellow cyclists gathered for an epic ride and bicycle festival. A year's worth of training was behind me and 103 miles of beautiful scenery through redwoods, up steep narrow roads to hot exposed grass covered ridges, down the foggy coast, and back to over more steep roads, was before me.

The camaraderie of thousands of riders along the same route propelled me along my second attempt at this challenging century. We all started with excitement and the desire to move and get warm in the 54 degree weather. The cowbells from fans lining the streets and whoops of happy cyclists were later replaced with moans and groans as the steep climbs and warming sun took it's tool on us. The last remaining miles seemed to take forever and I was never so happy to see the finish line and my cheering family greeting me.

Congratulations to all who made the ride, and a warm heart felt thanks to the volunteers and my supportive family.

http://www.levisgranfondo.com/

My ride was slower this year than last, so now I have some work to do over the next 12 months.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23543288

For +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge, and +Nuraini Ghaifullah,
and +Plus All The BIKES by +Mac Bikeman.

#monochromemonday   #plusallthebikes   #iphoneography   #cycling  ___

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2012-09-25 15:48:35 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

In Loving Memory

Green Gulch Farm and Zen Retreat, California

Remembering our mom a year later with a memorial plaque placed on a garden bench in beautiful surroundings. My sister arranged the engraving and dedication and she places a green ribbon for the final touch. We will have a beautiful peaceful place to visit to remember our dear mom.

In Loving Memory

Green Gulch Farm and Zen Retreat, California

Remembering our mom a year later with a memorial plaque placed on a garden bench in beautiful surroundings. My sister arranged the engraving and dedication and she places a green ribbon for the final touch. We will have a beautiful peaceful place to visit to remember our dear mom.___

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2012-09-24 15:07:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Summer Salads

Green Gulch  Farm, California

Where food comes from! This little working farm and Zen retreat center grows wonderful organic vegetables and offers a tasty lunch made from their own produce. While the hills are brown and dry, the farm remains lush and productive through the dry summer. Fog creeps up the gulch from it's close proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and it's a short walk to Muir Beach.

http://www.sfzc.org/ggf/

For +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Chalkley, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +David Murphy,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#leadinglinesmonday   #summerphotos   #nikonshooters   #under5k   #farm  

Summer Salads

Green Gulch  Farm, California

Where food comes from! This little working farm and Zen retreat center grows wonderful organic vegetables and offers a tasty lunch made from their own produce. While the hills are brown and dry, the farm remains lush and productive through the dry summer. Fog creeps up the gulch from it's close proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and it's a short walk to Muir Beach.

http://www.sfzc.org/ggf/

For +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Chalkley, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +David Murphy,
and +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#leadinglinesmonday   #summerphotos   #nikonshooters   #under5k   #farm  ___

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2012-09-17 15:33:03 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Beacon Beckoned

Mount Diablo, California

Goal accomplished! I finally made it up the mountain and back home, without the use of public transport. The lure of the views and the test of endurance tempted me back this weekend. It was also the last chance to fit in a hard training day prior to a big benefit ride in two weeks.

True to it's name, the devil mountain radiated heat and my bike thermometer reached 105 F degrees (40.5 C) at one point. Plenty of water and occasional breezes provided some relief, but it was the promise of grand views and a cold Coke at the top that kept me going.

The clear skies that tortured me with heat on the ride up, gave way to expansive views and blue skies. The top of the mountain is crowned with an old stone and metal lighthouse to warn night time pilots of the highest peak around. The mountain is visible from a great... more »

The Beacon Beckoned

Mount Diablo, California

Goal accomplished! I finally made it up the mountain and back home, without the use of public transport. The lure of the views and the test of endurance tempted me back this weekend. It was also the last chance to fit in a hard training day prior to a big benefit ride in two weeks.

True to it's name, the devil mountain radiated heat and my bike thermometer reached 105 F degrees (40.5 C) at one point. Plenty of water and occasional breezes provided some relief, but it was the promise of grand views and a cold Coke at the top that kept me going.

The clear skies that tortured me with heat on the ride up, gave way to expansive views and blue skies. The top of the mountain is crowned with an old stone and metal lighthouse to warn night time pilots of the highest peak around. The mountain is visible from a great distance, and it's used as a main surveying reference point for much of northern California and Nevada. A plaque inside the beacon tower commemorates this important landmark.

http://app.strava.com/rides/22090069

For +MyMobileMonday Photography curated by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, and +Bill Wood.

#mymobilemonday   #landscapephotography   #iphoneography   #cycling   #mountdiablo  ___

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2012-09-15 06:17:24 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Pink Monkey Flower

Mimulus lewisii Pursh
Desolation Wilderness, California

A little spring kept these perennials moist enough to continue blooming late into August. Most of the meadows dried up early this year, taking away the colorful wildflowers, but a few little native snapdragons remained to brighten the trail.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner,
and the +PurpleCircle by +Lynn Langmade, +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram, and +Sinead Sam McKeown.

#floralfriday   #purplecircle   #nikonshooters   #desolationwilderness  

Pink Monkey Flower

Mimulus lewisii Pursh
Desolation Wilderness, California

A little spring kept these perennials moist enough to continue blooming late into August. Most of the meadows dried up early this year, taking away the colorful wildflowers, but a few little native snapdragons remained to brighten the trail.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner,
and the +PurpleCircle by +Lynn Langmade, +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram, and +Sinead Sam McKeown.

#floralfriday   #purplecircle   #nikonshooters   #desolationwilderness  ___

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2012-09-11 06:03:41 (31 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Hors catégorie

Mt. Diablo, California

The highest or toughest category given to a climb on a cycling route, the route up Mt. Diablo is the only HC climb within reach of my house. It's a cycling mecca for those wishing to make their legs hurt.

Mt. Diablo is aptly named. On Sunday I took my second ride up the devil mountain and it nearly defeated me with sun exposure and heat and nonstop effort. It's a 13 mile climb to 3,864 feet (1,178 m). But the views are spectacular and panoramic overlooking the Pacific Ocean behind the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and to the Sierra Nevadas on the other side. A combination of haze, bright sun, and fatigue made getting any good photos an impossibility, so I captured my trusty bike overlooking the slopes I would soon descend.

My goal was to ride to the top of my the mountain from my house. For years I couldsee ... more »

Hors catégorie

Mt. Diablo, California

The highest or toughest category given to a climb on a cycling route, the route up Mt. Diablo is the only HC climb within reach of my house. It's a cycling mecca for those wishing to make their legs hurt.

Mt. Diablo is aptly named. On Sunday I took my second ride up the devil mountain and it nearly defeated me with sun exposure and heat and nonstop effort. It's a 13 mile climb to 3,864 feet (1,178 m). But the views are spectacular and panoramic overlooking the Pacific Ocean behind the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and to the Sierra Nevadas on the other side. A combination of haze, bright sun, and fatigue made getting any good photos an impossibility, so I captured my trusty bike overlooking the slopes I would soon descend.

My goal was to ride to the top of my the mountain from my house. For years I could see the prominent slopes far in the distance and could never imagine riding to the base of the mountain, let alone up it. It's been a goal of mine to tackle the route and long climb. I got to the top from my house, and back down, but I bailed out on the return and took our trusty public transport home. My ego was only slightly bruised on giving up early, but I had enough sun and soreness for one day, and I was thankful to have an alternate way to get home. But I still have my goal to accomplish!

http://app.strava.com/rides/21463360

For +MyMobileMonday Photography by +Sinead Sam McKeown,
and +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge, and +Nurcan Azaz.

#mymobilemonday   #monochromemonday   #iphoneography   #cycling  ___

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2012-09-06 07:19:34 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Sierra Buttes

Lakes Basin, Plumas National Forest, California

The view from Mount Elwell looking down on the glacial basin holding Long Lake in the foreground and across to the jagged peaks of the Sierra Buttes.

In all my years growing up hiking in this area, I never made it up the big mountain to take in the views. We spend Labor Day weekend in this area, and have long admired the lofty peak of Mt. Elwell, and this year we finally made the trek around the lakes and up to the peak. It was well worth the effort to see the work of the ancient glaciers and admire the beckoning waters of refreshing lakes that we would we soon descend back to for a nice swim.

http://www.lakesbasin.com/

The sun was not in my favor, and my kit lens threw in a nice flare, so it's my first submission to #throwawaythursday  curated by +Lynn Langmade, +Doug DeTraz,... more »

Sierra Buttes

Lakes Basin, Plumas National Forest, California

The view from Mount Elwell looking down on the glacial basin holding Long Lake in the foreground and across to the jagged peaks of the Sierra Buttes.

In all my years growing up hiking in this area, I never made it up the big mountain to take in the views. We spend Labor Day weekend in this area, and have long admired the lofty peak of Mt. Elwell, and this year we finally made the trek around the lakes and up to the peak. It was well worth the effort to see the work of the ancient glaciers and admire the beckoning waters of refreshing lakes that we would we soon descend back to for a nice swim.

http://www.lakesbasin.com/

The sun was not in my favor, and my kit lens threw in a nice flare, so it's my first submission to #throwawaythursday  curated by +Lynn Langmade, +Doug DeTraz, +mary sass clark, and +Michael Lawson.

But I like the view so it's also for +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, and +Bill Wood.

#tat   #landscapephotography   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

2012-08-29 06:32:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Added photos to White Wednesday!.

Added photos to White Wednesday!.___

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2012-08-29 06:31:05 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Crystal Views

Desolation Wilderness, California

After an early rise and nice hike up the trail, I was rewarded with many grand views as I approached the summit of Ralston Peak at an elevation of 9,300 feet above sea level. This is the view looking west at the Crystal Range over Lake of the Woods in the foreground and Lake Aloha in the background.

The effects of long ago glaciation scoured the white granite into a a beautiful basin and left behind smooth exposed rock and sapphire blue lakes. This year's drought is evident in the low levels of Lake Aloha, which normally covers much more of the basin.

For  +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem,
and +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams.

#whitewednesday   #lands... more »

Crystal Views

Desolation Wilderness, California

After an early rise and nice hike up the trail, I was rewarded with many grand views as I approached the summit of Ralston Peak at an elevation of 9,300 feet above sea level. This is the view looking west at the Crystal Range over Lake of the Woods in the foreground and Lake Aloha in the background.

The effects of long ago glaciation scoured the white granite into a a beautiful basin and left behind smooth exposed rock and sapphire blue lakes. This year's drought is evident in the low levels of Lake Aloha, which normally covers much more of the basin.

For  +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem,
and +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams.

#whitewednesday   #landscapephotography   #nikonshooters  ___

2012-08-28 18:29:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Summer Photos Event 2/2012 (Week 35).

Added photos to Summer Photos Event 2/2012 (Week 35).___

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2012-08-28 06:22:09 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

The Calm Before the Storm

Echo Lake, California

An approaching thunderstorm loomed in the distance as I embarked on my paddle home before the rain and lightening came. There is nothing like the threat of lightening over a lake while holding a conductive paddle to speed one's journey home, but I took a moment to enjoy the view before retreating to safety.

For +TransportTuesday curated by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Steve Boyko, and +Michael Earley,
and for +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#transporttuesday   #summerphotos   #iphoneography   #mobilography   #padling   #kayaking  

The Calm Before the Storm

Echo Lake, California

An approaching thunderstorm loomed in the distance as I embarked on my paddle home before the rain and lightening came. There is nothing like the threat of lightening over a lake while holding a conductive paddle to speed one's journey home, but I took a moment to enjoy the view before retreating to safety.

For +TransportTuesday curated by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Steve Boyko, and +Michael Earley,
and for +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen and +Bieke Boonen.

#transporttuesday   #summerphotos   #iphoneography   #mobilography   #padling   #kayaking  ___

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2012-08-06 07:18:00 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Vacation!

Echo Lake, California

A much needed and long awaited vacation awaits me tomorrow. I will be looking at this mountain and lake for the better part of two weeks. It's a chance to unplug and get back to nature and enjoy hiking, swimming, and kayaking and time with my family in a relaxed setting. 

No internet and spotty cell phone coverage is the perfect excuse to spend time offline and practice trying to capture some of the beauty around me with memories and with the camera. I will return with a bounty of nature and landscape shots, a relaxed mind and body, and a lot to look forward to catching up with the all the wonderful people and photographs I'll miss while I'm gone.

Summer has been far busier than I ever remember, both at home at work, but with the rapidly approaching start to school and a normal fall routine, I wil be back to... more »

Vacation!

Echo Lake, California

A much needed and long awaited vacation awaits me tomorrow. I will be looking at this mountain and lake for the better part of two weeks. It's a chance to unplug and get back to nature and enjoy hiking, swimming, and kayaking and time with my family in a relaxed setting. 

No internet and spotty cell phone coverage is the perfect excuse to spend time offline and practice trying to capture some of the beauty around me with memories and with the camera. I will return with a bounty of nature and landscape shots, a relaxed mind and body, and a lot to look forward to catching up with the all the wonderful people and photographs I'll miss while I'm gone.

Summer has been far busier than I ever remember, both at home at work, but with the rapidly approaching start to school and a normal fall routine, I wil be back to interacting the way I prefer to. I'm sorry for my lack of comments in the last few weeks and the weeks ahead, but I haven't left G+, and I'll be back!

Happy summer everyone!

#monochromemonday   #landscapephotography   #summerphotos   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

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2012-08-03 06:25:03 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Thimbleberry

Rubus parviflorus

A lush thicket of thimbleberries showed off their complex leaves and had me looking for tasty treats of their delicate red berries, but all I found was a nice view of the soft light through their green leaves.

For +Leaves On Thursday by +Marilou Aballe, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Ray Bilcliff,
and +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing.

#leavesonthursday   #allthingsgreen   #nikonshooters   #under5k  

Thimbleberry

Rubus parviflorus

A lush thicket of thimbleberries showed off their complex leaves and had me looking for tasty treats of their delicate red berries, but all I found was a nice view of the soft light through their green leaves.

For +Leaves On Thursday by +Marilou Aballe, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Ray Bilcliff,
and +All Things Green by +Cicely Robin Laing.

#leavesonthursday   #allthingsgreen   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

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2012-08-01 19:30:38 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Foot Bridge

Tilden Park Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, California

A shady path winds it's way through chaparral and over a small foot bridge to cross a babbling brook. On a rare warm sunny day in Berkeley, the shaded bridge makes a nice cool spot to rest and take in the beauty. My hiking companions blend into the background of dappled light and bokeh, reminding me how quickly things can become obscure and lost in the woods.

For +On The Fence Wednesday curated by +Natosha Davis,
and for +Bridge Wednesday by +Mara Acoma, +Mark Hall, +Alan Gurling, and +Nigel Smith.

#onthefencewednesday   #bridgewednesday   #nikonshooters   #under5k  

Foot Bridge

Tilden Park Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, California

A shady path winds it's way through chaparral and over a small foot bridge to cross a babbling brook. On a rare warm sunny day in Berkeley, the shaded bridge makes a nice cool spot to rest and take in the beauty. My hiking companions blend into the background of dappled light and bokeh, reminding me how quickly things can become obscure and lost in the woods.

For +On The Fence Wednesday curated by +Natosha Davis,
and for +Bridge Wednesday by +Mara Acoma, +Mark Hall, +Alan Gurling, and +Nigel Smith.

#onthefencewednesday   #bridgewednesday   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

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2012-07-31 15:39:06 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Rounding the Mark

Sailing on the San Francisco Bay

A late season regatta of classic boats is known for it's irreverence and post-race party, and for it's cheering squad. The race course crosses the south bay in a large triangle and then loops back and forth along the Bay Bridge twice. Each leg requires going close inshore to round a buoy, or mark, before heading out across the bay to round a downwind buoy.

The inshore mark is particularly challenging because of shifting winds blocked by buildings, but even more so, because of the boat club's spectator boat is known for it's exuberant cheerleaders who try to distract the crew members going by. They did their best to throw everyone off course as they showed their appreciation for the race and crew.

Spiriti of Elvis  looks good in the background as they prepare to jibe around the buoy and andf... more »

Rounding the Mark

Sailing on the San Francisco Bay

A late season regatta of classic boats is known for it's irreverence and post-race party, and for it's cheering squad. The race course crosses the south bay in a large triangle and then loops back and forth along the Bay Bridge twice. Each leg requires going close inshore to round a buoy, or mark, before heading out across the bay to round a downwind buoy.

The inshore mark is particularly challenging because of shifting winds blocked by buildings, but even more so, because of the boat club's spectator boat is known for it's exuberant cheerleaders who try to distract the crew members going by. They did their best to throw everyone off course as they showed their appreciation for the race and crew.

Spiriti of Elvis  looks good in the background as they prepare to jibe around the buoy and and follow our course close to the spectator boat. Normally it's a frantic event to hoist the big colorful spinnaker for the downwind leg of the race, but every boat took their time rounding the mark that day. 

For +TransportTuesday curated by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Steve Boyko, and +Michael Earley,
And for +Catch Shot ... by +Gena Slash.

Taken with 645Pro for iPhone, touched up with NIK software and I added an intentional blur to make it G+ safe.

#transporttuesday   #catchshot   #iphoneography   #sailing  ___

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2012-07-30 16:02:35 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Surf Fishing

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Perfect weather and nice waves drew this lone man down to the surf to try his luck at catching dinner. He didn't appear to catch anything more than seaweed while I was there, but he was having fun and staying cool.

For +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge, and +Nurcan Azaz,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams.

#monochromemonday   #landscapephotography   #seascape   #nikonshooters   #under5k  

Surf Fishing

Wildcat Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Perfect weather and nice waves drew this lone man down to the surf to try his luck at catching dinner. He didn't appear to catch anything more than seaweed while I was there, but he was having fun and staying cool.

For +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta, +Steve Barge, and +Nurcan Azaz,
and +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +Ke Zeng, and +David Heath Williams.

#monochromemonday   #landscapephotography   #seascape   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

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2012-07-25 06:33:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Pedestrian Bridge

For +BridgesOverTuesday by +Steve Boyko and +Clare Bambers.
And a day late, but it seemed so fitting, to +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Chalkley, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +David Murphy.

#bridgesovertuesday   #leadinglinesmonday   #iphoneography  

Pedestrian Bridge

For +BridgesOverTuesday by +Steve Boyko and +Clare Bambers.
And a day late, but it seemed so fitting, to +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Chalkley, +Michael Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +David Murphy.

#bridgesovertuesday   #leadinglinesmonday   #iphoneography  ___

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2012-07-20 15:42:02 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Ruby chalice clarkia

Clarkia rubicunda
Tilden Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California

Happy Friday! It's been a crazy busy week for me! I've had my head buried in software and databases and maps too intently for too many hours. I feel like sitting in a meadow in the warm sun with pretty wildflowers surrounding me. But the best I can do for today, as I cram through a long list of projects, is to daydream of such as place with the image of this native lilly I found at our local botanical garden.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner,
and the +PurpleCircle by +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram, +Sinead Sam McKeown, and +lynn langmade,
and +HQSPPromotion by +Carina Marsh, +Marina Versaci, +Syuzanna Avetisyan, +Mukundh B, +Thierry Raemaekers, and +Rinus Bakker.

#floralfriday   #purplecircle   #hqsppromotion  #niko... more »

Ruby chalice clarkia

Clarkia rubicunda
Tilden Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California

Happy Friday! It's been a crazy busy week for me! I've had my head buried in software and databases and maps too intently for too many hours. I feel like sitting in a meadow in the warm sun with pretty wildflowers surrounding me. But the best I can do for today, as I cram through a long list of projects, is to daydream of such as place with the image of this native lilly I found at our local botanical garden.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner,
and the +PurpleCircle by +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram, +Sinead Sam McKeown, and +lynn langmade,
and +HQSPPromotion by +Carina Marsh, +Marina Versaci, +Syuzanna Avetisyan, +Mukundh B, +Thierry Raemaekers, and +Rinus Bakker.

#floralfriday   #purplecircle   #hqsppromotion   #nikonshooters   #under5k  ___

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