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Mike Spinak has been at 6 events

HostFollowersTitleDateGuestsLinks
Billy Wilson1,544,230Joined by:-Photographer +Laurie Rubin (http://google.com/+laurierubin) who'll talk about Wildlife/Zoo Photography.-YouTuber/YouNower +Eugenia Cooney (https://youtube.com/eugeniacooney).-Author & YouNower +nikki roman (http://amzn.com/B00B0JP38Y).-Writer & Musician +Cecilee Linke (http://google.com/+CecileeLinke) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music.The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: #94 Fun Discussion & Live Music from Cecilee Linke (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5).+That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHFind Me Elsewhere: Google+: https://google.com/+billywilsonTwitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond  Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.comHelp support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: #94 Fun Discussion & Live Music from Cecilee Linke2014-01-18 04:00:0062G+
Heidi Anne Morris63,643Hi Folks :) Everyone welcome here !! I thought we could have a little fun now that the G+ Events allow you to post video links - SO NO PHOTOS IN THIS EVENT please - +YouTube video's only!Share your favourite songs - share your own music - share you singing! If you do decide to post please just do one thing, add a comment to describe the sort of music you are posting - i.e. rock, classical, acoustic.If the tune means something special to you, share your story ♥  :) Just for fun  :) and to test out the new feature ! HOW TO POST A TUNEgo to the event - click on video icon - search for tune ! :)) or paste in a link x All my best Heidi The Favourite Tunes Of Heidi Anne Morris & Friends2013-12-19 09:30:0020G+
Isabelle Fortin24,232Hello again !!Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  ! thank you so much for all your photos and messages.This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics,I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortinPlease don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00264G+
martin shervington534,358In this interview with the brightest chap on the subject, I ad going to be asking every question I've wanted to ask Mark for months!We should all get the most understanding on this whole subject area in a rapid fire, energetic and dense 30-40 minute session.Content will include...What is ‘authorship’?How do you set authorship up? (G+ account, website, publishers)What is the benefit of setting it up?Can a business Page have authorship?What is ‘rel publisher’ all about?What is PageRank? (simple version!)Is this all about ‘relevance’?How do the people you to whom you are connected matter now?What advice would you give to:a) an individual, and b) a business to get it all set up!See you all there :DJust about everything you need to know about 'authorship', 'author rank' and 'social SEO', with Mark Traphagen2013-03-30 18:00:0094G+
Billy Wilson1,544,230Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer +Mike Spinak; Photographer and Blogger +Thomas Hawk; Photographer +Mark Rodriguez who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer +Isabelle Fortin; Photographer +Margaret Tompkins; Social Media Editor for +SURFER Magazine +Aaron Carrera; and Special Musical Guest +Danni Rosner ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". +Tibby loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00112G+
Mark Forman63,500This event is for a shot taken on the street that you feel conveys they humanity of the person photographed. Please comment on others photos liberally. Limit 1 per day.Feel the Person on the Street-1 photo per day!2012-08-31 15:00:00231G+

Mike Spinak has been shared in 384 public circles

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Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:56500419CC G+
hanh duc1,024v92014-07-05 18:46:3448311018CC G+
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:43500317CC G+
yudi pramana putra725**CIRCLE sharing Mania**1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-30 02:34:58493226CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-06-29 10:00:362007110CC G+
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     Top Photographers you should follow                 An Art of Photography Circle  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you ═════════════════════════════════#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines• Sharing mostly their own work• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified• Little to no, promotional material. • Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. • The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" • They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  ValidationThis circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +2014-06-27 17:39:05116914851CC G+
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:29:38405242143CC G+
AyJay Schibig64,871AWESOME CIRCLE 6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHARE.Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   #circlesbyayjay  2014-06-25 19:55:19490464862CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
AyJay Schibig63,664MOST RELEVANT CIRCLE  6.18.14 by +AyJay Schibig Welcome to my  Most Relevant Circle as determined by CircleScope.  Many thanks to all of you for your support! These are a great bunch of People and Pages to Add and Share!See  all my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  Find more Circles in my  Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-06-18 20:18:31369131129CC G+
Trendii1,870Cat Lovers! - Like & Share this Circle to be included in the next.#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#CircleSunday#CircleOfTheWeek#PublicCircle#EngagersCircle#Share#engagersshowcasecircle#PublicSharedCircles#CircleofFriends#SharingCircles#Circles2014-06-12 13:45:07379929CC G+
Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure599Google Circle of creative individuals, I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol66 #authicle .com #circle #googleplus #coolpeople   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare #social   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking     #marketing   #affiliate   #internet   2014-06-10 16:42:4848315218CC G+
Igor Kazmin318GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!2014-06-07 22:11:1594103CC G+
Marsha Friedman3,586This circle is for +++++++Published Authors++++++. You'll find both fiction and non-fiction writers who are committed to promoting each other's work here on Google+. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends!Just add the circle and share it with your followers!#greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy2014-06-05 14:43:06329000CC G+
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216150109CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,652Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-05-29 10:35:002005312CC G+
Ralph Roper4,181Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World Circle- by MeRESHARE if you want to be includedShare, comment and plus one to be in the next circle share! #circle   #circleshare   #sharingcircles   #addme   #followme   #followmeback   #circlesharing   #yourcircle   #circleoffriends   #topcircle   #helpingcircles   #followers   #topcircleshare   #topcircles   #curatorscircle    #FindCircles #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-05-29 06:12:28501574475CC G+
Farid shaikh226Google Friends! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *Share and Be  Shared*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare    #circlesharing  #sharedcircles                #addcircles   #addpeople   #addcircle  #addfriends  #friends   #add  2014-05-27 05:40:26501108CC G+
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474928CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492102CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016917CC G+
Promote Photography14,222TO BE PROMOTED & SHAREDYou have been chosen by +Promote Photography because your work is very good and have to be promoted / shared.If you do not share this circle you will still be in it! But if you do share we will be thankful to you!If you like to be in, tag us with #promotephotography . There is no guaranty but it will help us found your work!We lost some people and we like to add you back. Are you not included in this circle and you was before say it please so we can add you back!Spread it! & Share it!  2014-05-17 07:40:09469167110158CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002CC G+
AyJay Schibig59,63621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  5.9.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-05-09 20:20:29366361643CC G+
Paul Revere8,781Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              114This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-09 01:35:08501473972CC G+
Mark Hanson3,303Visual Creatives CircleThis is my circle of those involved in visual creativity. It includes graphic designers, amateur and professional photographers, and those involved in art and website design.If you need a visual boost in your stream then do consider adding this circle!(Shared especially for my #graphicdesigner friend +Lena Lahab, though I'm sharing publicly as I think many may be interested.) #sharedcircles #photography #graphicdesign #webdesign  2014-05-08 10:41:31340305CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004CC G+
John Nuntiatio35,829#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-07 05:47:1176043CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001CC G+
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003CC G+
David Leonhardt18,260These 101 G+ers are worth waiting forI am a day late with my weelky share of the most engaging people in my community - people who have shared, commented or otherwise engaged with me on G+ over the past seven (Oops - eight) days.  These are people worth circling - people worth sharing with your circles.I share this circle with you for 3 reasons...1. So you can click  "Add people" in the white box and save the circle to your circles to increase your own engagement on G+.2. So you can share this circle to let other people know about these awesome engagers.  Pay it forward.3. So my top engagers know how much I appreciate their interactions with me over the past week.  Thank you!TOP POSTS OF THE WEEK - Please re-shareIn case you missed them, here are my picks of the best things I shared this week:Do you call yourself a writer?https://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/QFr3nrW1WkVThe World's Ugliest Woman Respondshttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/e6NMuoXPNbbPicture-perfect Pinnable Pics (to help you go viral)https://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/Zfb3oH79oSxWhich of these definitions of happiness do you subscribe to?https://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/hWv7xewfgGR #circles #friends #circleshare #engagers  2014-04-29 14:02:09102121014CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,234Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the 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 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-04-29 10:33:5920014613CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281866CC G+
BigBangBiceps742>> REMEMBER TO ADD ME TO YOUR CIRCLES  <<1.  Add this circle to yours 2.  +1 this post 3.  Share this circle to "Public"4.  Leave a comment.#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   #socialnetworking   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus  #communities   #topsocialcircle   #influencers   #influencer   #socialnetworking   #betrustable   #trustinme   #popularitycircle   #trustablesharedcircle   #cerchiacondivisa   #circuloscompartidos   #smiletolife   #circlesharing   2014-04-24 12:52:3049911615CC G+
Shashi S6,379SOME COOL ASPIRING AUTHORS AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Aspiring Authors I have found at Google Plus, over the years. Following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Writing something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedcircles   #Friday #sharingcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday     #share     #shared     #followers     #addcircles #publicsharedcircles     #share     #addpeople     #addcircle #addfriends     #circle     #empireavenue     #socialmedia     #influencers     #influencer     #influence     2014-04-23 08:12:05371001CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,607#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-14 18:15:07394151726CC G+
Henderson Vapor88Uh oh, circle shares from your favorite #Vapor  shop in #Vegas !Remember, sharing is caring! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circlesharing   #circleshareoftheday  2014-04-10 23:44:31500101325CC G+
Simon Kasper389Share this awesome circle! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-04-05 01:10:51500331234CC G+
AyJay Schibig55,321MOST RELEVANT CIRCLE  4.4.14Welcome to my 500  Most Relevant Circle as determined by CircleScope.  Many thanks to all of you for your support! These are a great bunch of People and Pages to Add and Share!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-04-04 22:28:19501564561CC G+
Shashi S5,256CIRCLE OF WRITERS WHO ARE ENGAGING___________________________________________Circle of very Engaged Writers... which have been selected by me over a period of last few years... To be included in my shares of the writes #2 edition, please:1 - Do +1 the post2 - Comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)*5 - Write something ... bring out the writer hidden within... Improve your engagement, be socially cool !To keep yourself updated, add me in your circles... __Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-03-29 16:12:064466412CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,362Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-03-29 11:45:451911319CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,73421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (2 of 2)  3.26.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-03-26 21:27:39350221042CC G+
Robby Ball32,183PEOPLE WHO SAY "THANK YOU" (Mar26) This circle is to show appreciation to the 400  who said thanks to my last circle, and 96 new #thankyou members entering this circle for the first time. All of these people I observed over the last week taking a second to say "thanks". I was so pleased, I created a circle of 500 of you. I am amazed every day what a fun group of people have been accumulating here on Google+. I continue to be impressed with quality, the professionalism,  and the sincerity of everyone I am meeting. This circle is for YOU  (Click on this #thankyoumagic to see my other 2014 circles) #Circlemagic #Magiccircle   PLEASE VISIT the "The Magic of Circles" hosted by +Circle Magic Each day I am gathering the most active Circles I can find. Circles are #Magic , and if you love them, they will love you back.   PLEASE SHARE A #CIRCLE  Do you want to Grow your ? Get started now, add or share a Circle and watch your  grow.  Sharing circles benefits everyone, Sharing circles helps you by getting you added to their next circle and it helps the "Circle Master" by getting them recognized and promoted as active circle distributors. The more shares he/she gets THIS WEEK the more people that follow you NEXT WEEK. THE MAGIC OF CIRCLEShttps://plus.google.com/u/1/b/103678492966360900254/communities/110533309056060602888SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM +Circle Magic  - I just wanted to take a second to thank all the best of the best circle promoters, who probably mostly go un-noticed, but without them, the success of the circle sharing would be much more challenging. These SPECIAL people have all dropped by my community "The Magic of Circles" and shared someone else's circle. #TIPHAT to .....+Logan Lynn Roberts +Michael Q Todd  +Sandra Deichmann      +Jasmina Brozović     +Ivana Zuber +SpaceyQT +Suzanne W   +2014-03-26 15:48:27497467403395CC G+
Project Bolony0This is the Birding Circle Share!Share this circle publicly on YOUR STREAM. Rules are simple:Birding Circle Share1. SHARE this circle PUBLICLY to your stream to stay in the next circle2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle#sharedcircle     #awesomepeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #circleshared  2014-03-24 01:09:33267001CC G+
Shashi S5,199GREAT WRITERS AT GOOGLE PLUS CIRCLES_____________________________________________Very interesting and engages writers at Google Plus. Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!To be added to the Circle you have to A) Be an aspiring or published writer, B) do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-03-22 05:28:27447003CC G+
Derek Dillon377Active Writers Circle ShareIf you're an active G+ writer, consider sharing this circle and adding yourself.  #writing #circleshare #circles2014-03-18 14:32:33249000CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
Satu-Marja Salmi22,219Top photographers recommended by their followersCircle 1 of 2 #recommendedphotographers   #photographers   #photography   #photographycircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare   #topcircles   #googleplusphotographers   #photo  2014-03-12 02:00:45490451539CC G+
Katherine R27,461*A small circle of Author's who #engage This is a streamlined circle of #writers #authors  Those who take the time to engage with fellow scribes*(at my discretion) You can join this circle.If you want into this circle you must :-be an Author or Writer in some way, shape or form.-be willing to engage with fellow authors, their writing and posts - not simply be looking to push your novel, blog or WIP.-add this circle-share this circle publicly-leave a comment that you want to be added for the next share.You can find my writing blog herehttp://sci-fi-novel-otura.blogspot.com.au/for other circles created by me go to #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #ladybeetlecircles or visit the author communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/106931647874231576043and circle sharing communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/1160519602461795544352014-03-04 00:03:092491364366CC G+
Lerato Majikfaerie28,776Spider's WebThis is my circle of arachnophiles - it's an opt-in circle; everyone in here has requested to be in it. It's the circle I notify of my spider posts, particularly #SpiderSunday  postsI'm joining +Kimberly Hosey in curating #SpiderSunday  and +Spider Sunday, so I'll be somewhat more focussed on keeping up with the Sunday #Spider  posts. If you would like in (or out) of this circle, let me know. And please post your Sunday Spider pics with the #SpiderSunday  tag, and plus me in :) I do like my arachnid friends <32014-03-01 13:32:389432339CC G+

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2014-06-17 23:24:26 (56 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Here's an article about the "Anti-Photoshop Bill", since it may affect some of my fellow photographers if legislators pass it.

Most reshares: 22

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2014-07-08 18:44:59 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 89 +1s)

#KeepTressaHome  

A fine fellow writer, +Tressa Green, is about to have her house foreclosed upon. She and her family will be on the streets.

You can read more about that, here:
https://plus.google.com/115938538525562546443/posts/VLYHuiM9szV

A number of folks on G+ are trying to prevent that, by having an auction to raise money for Tressa to make her payments. For example, +Lisa Cohen is auctioning her wonderful ceramics, here:
https://plus.google.com/113113447782383069533/posts/LMxQkwniUcV

I am offering 8"x12" prints of the picture below, Be Still, My Beating Heart, in exchange for a $75 donation to Tressa's GoFundMe campaign, to save her house. The campaign is here:
http://www.gofundme.com/b5ez3o

If you can, please make a donation for Lisa's ceramics, and / or my photo, then let us know. (Please be patient.I... more »

Most plusones: 144

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2014-06-11 07:04:25 (31 comments, 10 reshares, 144 +1s)

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak      

It's Wildlife Wednesday. Here's a burrowing owl staring at me.

Someone just murdered a nesting pair of burrowing owls in my favorite nesting area, over by the Shoreline golf course, close to Google's headquarters. 

http://mv-voice.com/news/2014/06/10/burrowing-owls-found-dead-at-shoreline-golf-course

I'm saddened and disgusted. Look at this wonderful beast. Could you imagine someone executing these splendid creatures for kicks? Unbelievable. 

So many of the creatures and places I've photographed were later wantonly destroyed.... Animals have intrinsic worth. Nature, too. Please treat them kindly and responsibly.

Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at otherpeople... more »

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2014-07-21 01:23:02 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

This court case I've been mentioning over the past week... I said I'd tell you about it after processing it some more. I hardly know where to begin, but I will tell you as best I can. This is from my perhaps biased point of view, of course.

I'm going to use false names for recounting this.

I have a dear friend, "Jason". We've been close friends since 1986. In that time, we've had periods of living together, traveling together, and being in business together. 

Jason married "Connie" (a woman of poor character), despite my voiced concerns. He had children from a previous marriage, and so did she. Then they had more children together. Eventually, they had an acrimonious divorce. Jason ended up with custody of the kids, which Connie did not want. Connie later decided she wanted custody of the kids, when her lowlife new boyfriend alerted... more »

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2014-07-20 19:08:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I've never been particularly interested in making selfies, but this is cool.

2014-07-19 18:55:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

At the end of this recent court case, I got a ride back to the airport from the defendant's attorney's father. He's a retired lawyer, himself. We had an illuminating conversation. He told me that he ran for prosecutor in the 1970s, got elected, and served in that position for one year. He said that he then gave up being a prosecutor.

He told me that he finds being a defense attorney a more ethically sound and morally justifiable job. He explained that – operatively, even if not conceptually – the public does not want true justice to be served through fair processes. The public makes up their minds in advance that someone is guilty, and then they demand that bastard lynched any way possible. Likewise, the public demands that prosecutors win cases, regardless of the defendants' actual guilt or innocence. He said to me that those who become career prosecutors, as opposed tosho... more »

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2014-07-18 02:05:00 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)

I had a notable interaction with the prosecutor while making this photo of the courtroom. I thought it was rather telling about the way he naturally reacts to things and the way he sees the world. I suppose it was equally telling about me.

I was photographing the courtroom first thing in the morning, when it was completely empty, before the session had started for the day. I'm a photographer and I photograph everything.

The prosecuting attorney in the case walked in and asked me whether I was making pictures. I replied that I was. He asked me whether I had asked the judge for permission to photograph the courtroom. I replied that I had not. He suggested to me that I should delete the pictures, then talk to the bailiff about obtaining the judge's permission to photograph there. I replied that my permission to make these photos was founded in the rights of a free press enumerated... more »

2014-07-17 07:53:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Well... The events of this trial have concluded, and I'll be heading home tomorrow. Things ended with a shocking twist.

The events today killed me inside a little. 

I will try to gather my thoughts and explain, within a few days. I'm too  overwhelmed right now.

2014-07-16 23:41:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

The case has concluded. The jury is now deliberating.

The prosecuting attorney had a really bizarre closing statement urging people to abandon rationality and facts in favor of common sense and gut feelings.

Someone get that man a copy of Karl Popper's Conjectures and Refutations, or W.W. Bartley's Retreat to Commitment_, pronto - so he can incorporate better epistemology into his argumentation.

2014-07-16 20:01:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Wow! The judged has changed her policy, allowing a water bottle in the courthouse, in response to my request.

2014-07-16 16:04:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

It is remarkable how much the course of a court case can turn on a dime, based upon literally one mischosen word. (In this instance, the word "outbreak.")

2014-07-15 21:20:56 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

I'm not very socially smooth under the best of circumstances - and when prosecution's witnesses and defense's witnesses are stuck in a courthouse hallway together for hours or days (each with axes to grind about the other side's testimony), it's less than the best of circumstances.

I may have more to say about all of this, next week.

2014-07-15 17:25:26 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I never realized that witnesses are not allowed into courtrooms until they testify. That makes sense. It also means I may be spending tbe next few days sitting in the hallway.

Meanwhile, the courthouse has electrical sockets everywhere except where witnesses wait. Moreover, the courthouse has Wifi, but they don't let the public use it. We'll see how long my phone batteries last....

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2014-07-15 03:39:57 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

I had to buy socks and borrow shoes for my court appearance, tomorrow! (Don't worry, I'm not the one on trial.) I once had a pair of shoes and a pair of socks for weddings and funerals. I 'm not sure what happened to them....

#BarefooterProblems

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2014-07-14 19:48:32 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

Can you guess where I just landed?

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2014-07-11 20:15:04 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)

Why Are My Auto-Uploaded Panoramas Getting Downsized?

Dear Googlers,

Here's a recent (slightly more than) 360 degree panorama of the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, made with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. The original shot on my phone is 19,568 pixels wide. The version which was auto-uploaded to G+ is 4,374 pixels wide – greatly downsized. This has been happening to all of my panoramas recently, but my panoramas used to auto-upload to G+ at full size (~19,000 pixels wide). I don't think I've changed any settings on my phone, or on Google Plus, in regard to this.

Google's auto-uploading feature has saved my pictures once when I accidentally deleted a bunch of them from my phone, as I discussed here:
https://plus.google.com/116043947632177598920/posts/Qm5VsXF22Xn

It's a great feature, and I love it. However, it will be basically brokena... more »

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2014-07-10 04:25:22 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Am I likely to have any issues carrying my mini-tripod set-up onto a plane? I don't plan to check any luggage.

It's a tiny, sturdy aluminum tripod legset, with legs about 4 inches long, with a full sized panoramic tripod head on top.

Any relevant knowledge and / or experiences you can share will be appreciated.

Thank you.

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2014-07-08 18:44:59 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 89 +1s)

#KeepTressaHome  

A fine fellow writer, +Tressa Green, is about to have her house foreclosed upon. She and her family will be on the streets.

You can read more about that, here:
https://plus.google.com/115938538525562546443/posts/VLYHuiM9szV

A number of folks on G+ are trying to prevent that, by having an auction to raise money for Tressa to make her payments. For example, +Lisa Cohen is auctioning her wonderful ceramics, here:
https://plus.google.com/113113447782383069533/posts/LMxQkwniUcV

I am offering 8"x12" prints of the picture below, Be Still, My Beating Heart, in exchange for a $75 donation to Tressa's GoFundMe campaign, to save her house. The campaign is here:
http://www.gofundme.com/b5ez3o

If you can, please make a donation for Lisa's ceramics, and / or my photo, then let us know. (Please be patient.I... more »

2014-07-08 02:39:10 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

I've been somewhat absent around G+ the last few weeks, and this is going to have to continue for the next few weeks. There's a lot going on right now that I have to give my attention to. Please forgive me if I don't get back to you promptly, or if I don't post much, for the next several weeks.

Cheers.

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2014-07-08 00:47:31 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Here's a quick panoramic phone snapshot of the local woods. 

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2014-07-07 22:44:25 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

Here's a wonderful video clip of dolphins executing an amazing fishing technique.

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2014-07-05 17:46:23 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)

For the theme #SaturdayScenes , curated by +John Ward, here's a small excerpt from my forthcoming book, Notes for Aspiring Photographers:

How to Photograph Anything

People will tell you to avoid photographing in mid-day light. Apparently because the dynamic range is too wide, or the light is flat, or the colors are bland, or some combination of the above.

It’s a defeatist attitude you’ll likely encounter often. “Don’t bother shooting W; it’s too boring.” “Don’t bother shooting X; it’s too ugly.” “Don’t bother shooting Y; it’s overdone.” “Don’t bother shooting Z; it’s too difficult.” As though it’s beyond you to perceive something notable, think of something interesting, and express something worthwhile, unless conditions are ideal in every way.

Don’t sell yourself short. You can succeed. Dismiss yourpreconceptions of what the picture shou... more »

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2014-06-29 05:45:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

Awww... This made me smile.

Happy Caturday, everyone.

#Caturday  

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2014-06-19 05:55:23 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)

Here's a really neat video about the discovery of asteroids in our inner solar system over the last few decades. It's well worth watching.

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2014-06-19 01:14:32 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak       

It's Wildlife Wednesday. Here are two northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) fighting over territory and breeding rights, at Piedras Blancas. This is one of the pictures that will be in my forthcoming book, The Onshore Lives of Northern Elephant Seals. 

I hope you enjoy it.

Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at other people's pictures of wildlife. Any wild creature will do. Big or small. From bugs to birds. All you have to do is post a wildlife picture, and mark it with #WildlifeWednesday  

I hope to see a lot of your wildlife pictures. Show the wild animals you've encountered!

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2014-06-17 23:24:26 (56 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Here's an article about the "Anti-Photoshop Bill", since it may affect some of my fellow photographers if legislators pass it.

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2014-06-17 16:43:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

For the first week or so only, Quantum Zoo is at 99c/77p in the Kindle store! Twelve SF/F short stories for under a dollar. Can't be bad.

So, folks, please reshare as widely as possible, buy and leave a review.

Official launch party on the Quantum Zoo blog next Wednesday, with author giveaways and such. More details soon.

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2014-06-15 23:12:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Here's a good discussion about how to defend against and how to challenge this odd patent Amazon recently managed to get for the world's most popular and well known studio lighting technique. This might be useful for some of my friends whose businesses rely heavily on studio photography against white backgrounds.

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2014-06-15 22:04:44 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 25 +1s)

This is very nifty. I want one.

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2014-06-15 21:08:15 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

Happy Nature Photography Day!

Today is the 9th annual Nature Photography Day. I hope you see a lot of lovely nature today. If you can, go out and make some pictures.

Here's a Brandt's cormorant couple doing a mating ritual called "skypointing," photographed at Point Lobos.

#NaturePhotographyDay  

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2014-06-15 19:48:35 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)

Happy Father's Day!

To all you fathers who raise your kids the best you can, thank you for doing what you do. 

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2014-06-12 05:54:09 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

I found this article disturbing, to put it mildly.

I appreciate that mosquitoes are disease carriers, and are implicated with more human deaths than any other animal. And, of course, they can be bothersome. Nonetheless, I'm shocked at this cavalier attitude about about driving species to extinction.

You know those hummingbird photos I often show? Anna's hummingbirds eat lots of mosquitoes. So do many species of spiders, frogs, dragonflies, fish, bats, and so on. They are an important part of the food chain and the ecosystem.

I know that the article says, "As it turns out, mosquitos wouldn’t really be missed if they were to disappear. While mosquitos can act as pollinators as well as a food source for other animals, their absence would be merely a temporary setback before another species filled the niche," and it also links to this article about studiess... more »

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2014-06-12 00:28:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

It's interesting that Frank came out as the first openly gay congressman while in office, but chose not to come out as a nontheist until after he left.

As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing at all shameful about being gay or about being a nontheist / atheist. Being a career politician, on the other hand....

;-)

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2014-06-11 23:16:14 (15 comments, 9 reshares, 120 +1s)

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak       

It's still Wildlife Wednesday. Here's another burrowing owl staring at me, at the nesting area over by the Shoreline golf course, near Google's headquarters. Someone just murdered a nesting pair of burrowing owls in this area. 
http://mv-voice.com/news/2014/06/10/burrowing-owls-found-dead-at-shoreline-golf-course

I'm appalled. These are majestic little creatures, and they deserve better than this cruel fate at the hands of callous hooligans.

Please treat wild animals and the rest of our natural world kindly and responsibly.

Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at other people's pictures of wildlife. Any wild creature will do. Big or small. From bugs to birds. All you have to do is posta wil... more »

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2014-06-11 07:04:25 (31 comments, 10 reshares, 144 +1s)

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak      

It's Wildlife Wednesday. Here's a burrowing owl staring at me.

Someone just murdered a nesting pair of burrowing owls in my favorite nesting area, over by the Shoreline golf course, close to Google's headquarters. 

http://mv-voice.com/news/2014/06/10/burrowing-owls-found-dead-at-shoreline-golf-course

I'm saddened and disgusted. Look at this wonderful beast. Could you imagine someone executing these splendid creatures for kicks? Unbelievable. 

So many of the creatures and places I've photographed were later wantonly destroyed.... Animals have intrinsic worth. Nature, too. Please treat them kindly and responsibly.

Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at otherpeople... more »

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2014-06-10 20:17:18 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)

Apparently Google is somewhat open to hiring people without college degrees. I guess that shouldn't be surprising, since it's in their interest to hire the brightest and best they can, and many very capable people don't finish college. Furthermore, a number of the leaders in the tech industry – such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg – didn't finish college. So, perhaps cultural acceptance of non-degreed folks is increasing in tech work environments.

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2014-06-10 04:15:21 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

I've never seen this Dog Whisperer show nor even seen what Cesar Millan looks like, before. (I don't have a television.) However, I've heard about Cesar's methods on the show from a fellow writer who trains dogs and writes dog training books. He explained to me how misguided, counterproductive, and dangerous Millan's methods are.

This article gives a detailed look at the combination of the old paradigm of dog psychology and ... made up nonsense? ... that Cesar Millan preaches and practices, and compares it to more enlightened, humane, effective modern practices based in our best current understanding of dog psychology. Based on my knowledge of ethology from what I was taught at UCSC, what I've read, and what I've experienced as a wildlife photographer and friend of many animals, this article seems plausible to me.

It's worth a read.

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2014-06-10 03:07:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Here's a notable review of the Sony A7R for landscape photography.  In short, he wasn't happy with it and he sold it, and basically says it's not ready for prime time yet (for landscape photography). He gives a number of reasons, such as adapter issues, light leaks, and the lens system not being adequately in place, yet.

He sounds pretty sensible in this review, or at least his concerns sound like ones that I'd find concerning, too. He commends Sony's innovation, here, and notes that this is the first generation in a line that may get better over time. I hope so. This could be the start of something promising, even if it's not quite where it needs to be, today.

Thank you, +Patricia Davidson and +Joe Azure, for bringing this review to my attention.

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2014-06-09 19:37:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Interesting. It looks like someone is marketing a commercial version of the fabled "image fulgurator." I wonder whether this will be used much for disrupting other people's photos, as the original concept was used for. 

Thank you, +Levi Moore , for bringing this to my attention.

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2014-06-09 18:39:21 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

Here's an article explaining why the news that a computer has passed the Turing test for the first time is somewhere between overblown and outright false.

Regardless, it's clear that chatbots can now fool some of the people some of the time – not because the chatbots are superb yet, but because a lot of people have really poorly developed faculties for discrimination. 

I'm not a big advocate of the Turing Test, anyway. (By the way, I say that as someone who has huge respect for Alan Turing's work in general.) Dialogue mimicry is a pretty low standard / irrelevant aside for artificial intelligence, compared to things like the ability to generate and test conjectures based on context.

2014-06-09 05:57:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

The Chronic Health Journal is live!

If you're not familiar with this project, it started as a journal to help +kat Folland keep track of her day-to-day goings on, and hopefully spot trends and events that affect her   #fibromyalgia .  With some help from some friends both here and on Facebook, it turned into something that I believe could be helpful to a lot of other people that are suffering from chronic illnesses.

The book is a six-month journal with a cover section for noting doctor/hospital info, diagnoses, medications, allergies, etc.  Unfortunately, Amazon does not currently have a "look inside" for it, so please check out these links to the free PDF version to see if it's of use for you.
The cover pages are here:  http://www.follandfamily.com/chronic/Chronic_Health_Journal_v1.0-cover.pdf
And one week of the journal is here: ht... more »

2014-06-08 20:19:35 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

I have a lot of fun dreams, but I particularly enjoyed this one last night.

In my dream, the world fashion leader had a sort of ray gun that he could aim and shoot at things, thereby instantly making them stylish and collectible. Then one day it became known that his fashion gun didn't actually do anything, and it never had. Then all of the world's fashion mavens broke up into two factions: (1) those who came to think that this just shows that the whole concept of fashionableness was a sham from the beginning, and (2) those who believed that the fashion leader was pointing his fashion gun at things which were intrinsically stylish all along, to bring those things to everyone's attention. The two factions rancorously argued with each other, while the general public just started wearing less and less.

:-)

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2014-06-08 07:01:01 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

In the news: Apple buys a headphone company and announces a proprietary headphone connector.

In other news: Google starts rolling out driverless cars, invests in companies that create ingestible medical sensors, and explores the feasibility of building elevators to go into space.

Sigh.... I've been using Apple computers for more than three decades, but sometimes Apple makes me shake my head. Someone buy some real vision for Tim Cook.

2014-06-07 01:09:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I read Andrew McRae's Murder Misdirected a couple weeks ago. Here's my quick book review of it.

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2014-06-06 04:53:06 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)

Did +Chrysta Rae really just declare a wildlife photography game of #tonguepoker ? Count me in.  

I'll see your giraffe lick and raise you a hummingbird chick tongue flick.  
:-)

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2014-06-05 08:21:02 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)

How did I never notice Riker's very special style of sitting down, before? This is hilarious.

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2014-06-05 04:41:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Henri Cartier Bresson famously said, "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept."

I less famously argued to move beyond mere technical competence toward greater emphasis on content, here:
https://plus.google.com/+MikeSpinak/posts/7mP6nKWqv6a   ;-)

If you need another dose of this message, then this article by Kirk Tuck is worth a read.

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2014-06-05 01:12:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

I posted a link and discussion about the way people around the world eat last year (https://plus.google.com/+MikeSpinak/posts/hW8bV6MHZJD) because I thought it was purposely misrepresentative. 

Here's a link to a somewhat similar body of work, but this one appears to me to be much more honest, more interestingly explored, and better photographed than the other one I shared.

Cheers.

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2014-06-04 22:51:03 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 85 +1s)

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak      

It's Wildlife Wednesday. Here's a photo of a snowy egret breeding display. I hope you enjoy it.

Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at other people's pictures of wildlife. Any wild creature will do. Big or small. From bugs to birds. All you have to do is post a wildlife picture, and mark it with #WildlifeWednesday  

I hope to see a lot of your wildlife pictures. Show the wild animals you've encountered!

2014-06-04 04:25:23 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, last week. Here's my quick book review.

Cheers.

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2014-06-03 22:07:18 (20 comments, 7 reshares, 122 +1s)

Here's an Allen's hummingbird nectaring on cape heath. I hope you enjoy it.

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2014-06-03 21:10:36 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

This article touches upon how genetic factors make people taste and smell foods differently from each other. 

People occasionally ask me why I dislike like tomatoes. I tend to answer something like, "Because, to me, they taste bad." The people who asked often seem somehow shocked or disappointed by this reply. Really, what kind of answer would you expect about why someone doesn't like a food?

Genetic, biochemical, and neurological differences make us each experience foods our own ways. 

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2014-06-03 20:38:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

This isn't the first time that I've posted about the adorable vocalizations of baby sloths, and it probably won't be the last. They make me smile.

Enjoy.

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