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Dubie Bacino116,401Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino (14th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is inspiring content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).-----------------------------------------To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------If you are on #TSU , connect with me: https://www.tsu.co/opajdara. If not, check it out, it's the new social network that pays you revenue for your online activity! -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to 2014-12-09 12:49:47485383159
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Eshabı Ferit Girici4562014-08-24 22:53:54292201
Exposure Photographers Circle0Welcome to Exposure Photographer Circles – If you have received this notification you are invited to join the circle – To be included in this and future circles please add Exposure circles to your friends and a comment to this post.All G+ photographers are welcome to join Exposure, The Exposure Photographers Circle and  Community.You are also invited to add a photo to the current Exposure gallery and weekly competition : https://plus.google.com/b/100754431548807057066/events/crv7p56dge9ibtevmd2t42ctn38?authkey=CMHG9cHCyd2WIwAny shares and plusses are greatly appreciated!2014-07-31 21:05:072531102
The Mast Farm Inn1,418Who's Who in TRAVEL on Google+ | SHARED CIRCLE | Number 6 of 7Very Important people, pages, and places on Google+ focused on TRAVEL. Circles by +The Mast Farm Inn, Updated 07/01/2014HASHTAGS#travel #traveling #tourism #tourists #tourist #destinations #vacation #holiday #adventure  #hotel #lodging #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #vip #vips2014-07-03 15:05:06227004
Harry Day2,841Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!RESHARE if you want to be includedTo be added to the Circle you have to 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#circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-01 11:08:45438445
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
Mario Rotta15,308This is a circle in which I included a lot of excellent photographers: but most of them start from pictures to create visual design effects. So, this circle may represent a list of people working on the edge between photography and art. I like that experimental edge :-)2014-05-22 06:00:41400016
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
rudi firmansyah442please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 18:26:34501001
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
fendy syahputra409please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 05:34:44501114
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 10:41:31340305
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306217
Robert Connor2,919The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#travelwriters   #sharedcircle   #photography   #circleshare   #travelbloggers   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #circle   #naturephotography   #travel  #CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#EngagersCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#Circles#SocialMedia#teamelitecircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TopEngagers#Blogging#SEO #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircles 2014-03-15 06:49:14360023
Landscape Photography27,584Landscape Photography Proudly Announces Participants Circle 35#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show Senior Curators  +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe !! Join Today & Start Sharing Landscapes  --  See the About Page for DetailsLook Who's Already Here !!https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/2MG9CtkmLifhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/gnQ3xeb61iehttps://plus.google.com/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/AmYyuFZE2FAhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/105588730866970114510/posts/ET9XatNGwGRhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/7nY7LzJ7NoDhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/BtUDeSYTtFfhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/V48cg3syKAEhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/P56WtktXJbrhttps://plus.google.com/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/StxSbPqMHEYhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/fr87zWeww65https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/WX6ubPcP717https://plus.google.com/105588730866970114510/posts/7UyNAorsPNFhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/105588730866970114510/posts/32014-01-28 00:44:124480617
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275818
Mike Berenson9,650For Selfless Sunday, I wanted to share my circle of Favorite Photographers - including some of the most inspiring photographers I know.  Please check them out and share the circle with others!And of course, please let me know if I'm overlooking more great sources or inspiration (so I can add them too). #selflesssunday   #inspiration   #inspirational   #inspire   #favorite   #photographer   #circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing #Circleoftheday   #Publiccirclesproject   #Sharedcircleoftheday           #Addmetoyourcircles   #Sharedcircles   #Sharedpubliccircles             #snowballcircle   #bestsnowball   #mycircle  2013-11-03 16:03:1851405
draga milic0Here is my first public circle share:  the most inspiring photographers on Google+Feel free to add these amazing people to your circles and know that their posts will brighten your days! #circleshare #sharedcircles #photographerstofollow    2013-10-03 11:05:59459506
Photography & Art / Photographers, Cameras, Photos6,895Travel and Photography Circle Share! #travel   #photography   #sharedcircles   #photographycircle   #circles   #travelphotography   #travelwriting   #publiccircles   #landscapes  2013-09-16 15:49:08121103
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:2449724914
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249615611
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/9JEUMaq8kZs============== May 29, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:+Jeff Sullivan +Mike Shaw +Kah Kit Yoong +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Kevin McNeal +Chip Phillips +Alycia Miller #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer 2013-05-29 20:38:42499221019
Dave Morrow362,451Inspirational Photographers CircleFor me having a bunch of small circles that I can browse through daily is a much more enjoyable experience than looking through a circle of 500 or so ppl. I often find large circles to be a complete data overload. Here is one of my small circles that I browse through everyday and always enjoy.... Feel free to share if you like, or disregard if you don't ;) #sharedcircles  2013-05-22 21:38:061206217
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2https://plus.google.com/106314743058506488325/posts/bQ5RWisZRLx============== May 22, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   2013-05-22 06:37:31500191114
Eckbert Dollhofer4,994This is my circle of inspiring photographers. I like their work and think it is worth to have a look at the nice work of all, add the circle to your circles, share it.Please let me know if you don't want to be in this circle and tell me if I missed you and you want to be added too.2013-02-23 12:14:2846516316
AyJay Schibig13,43921ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  I also curate Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-01-09 06:14:1247914610
Walter Soestbergen19,026♦♦♦♦ WS Photographer Circle 3 2/1 ♦♦♦♦The Photographers circle has grown over 600 people so I had to split it up into 2 circles.First circle contains people where firstname started with an A till K . Within some day's circle 2 wil be released!Circle's are there to be shared so help yourself to re-share it and promote yourself and the others in this circle .Who are in this circleLots of great photographers who mainly share their own photo's in their stream and you will like them.Who can join?Everybody. As long as you have a interest in (nature) photography and MAINLY share your own work in your feed.Unfortunally with so many photographers on google plus, the chance to forget somebody is very big. It was never my intention to leave somebody out deliberately.What to do when you want in the circle?just ask here, when you got an +1 you are in next circle.#birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles#circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld  #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  2013-01-04 20:38:05342572555
AyJay Schibig12,57021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest  version!  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-17 03:38:09497504
Tracy Sydor661Hey just wanted to share this circle with you guys.2012-12-11 16:13:2250013011
Walter Soestbergen16,268♦♦♦♦ WS Photographer Circle 2 ♦♦♦♦I started in October with the first release from this Photographers circle.I had so many requests that I got over 500 people in the cirle. The option of two circles came up but I decided to look in the circle and cleaned things up. If the circle grow over 500 members again the circle will be split into 2 circle's next month.Circle's are there to be shared so help yourself to re-share it and promote yourself and or others .Who are in this circleLots of great photographers who mainly share their own photo's in their stream and you will like them.Who can join?Everybody. As long as you have a interest in (nature) photography and MAINLY share your own work in your feed.Unfortunally with so many photographers on google plus, the chance to forget somebody is very big. It was never my intention to leave somebody out deliberately.What to do when you want in the circle?just ask here, when you got an +1 you are in next circle.#birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all  #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  2012-12-03 21:43:3247815667120
André Distel4,019The People I FollowSo, here it is - my first circle share. I have a lot more people in my circles than I actually follow. With limited time and other social networking sites, I figure, I can only follow so many on a regular basis. The people in this circle are all top photographers and highly active on Google+ or simply interesting people.Don't worry if you are not in there. I have had probably not enough time to look at your stream in more detail with all the people I already follow. Just comment and let me know you are out there :). I always appreciate if people share circles with me in them, so I thought I might do that as well.Cheers,Andréwww.andredistel.com 2012-11-06 19:30:09213508
AyJay Schibig9,98121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest  version!  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-11-04 21:23:2149910214
Margaret Tompkins30,121>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 Followers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The 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.  Each has < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle), and most have between 10,000 and 25,000 followers.  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  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  2012-10-08 18:04:38500337118265
Gailen Mapes15,628Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-10-07 11:33:523291048
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 4/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:374905912
Brett Sivits2,001#shareyourcircles  I have only been on Google+ for a few months but have enjoyed it thoroughly.  I have been thinking about sharing a circle but I have resisted the hubris of pretending to know what I am talking about.  I have chosen to share a circle of Northwest Photographers (US).  These are my neighbors and I have loved watching them photograph so beautifully the people and places that someday I hope to be able photograph with even a tenth of their artistry and skill.All that being said it made me think we should all be sharing a circle once and a while. #Shareyourcircles  is your opportunity to share any of your circles great or small.  My version of #FF   in twitter speak.  I would love to see your boutique circles.  I may not be interested in Tibetan Macro Photographers but I don’t know that until I look at your circle.  Include yourself or don’t it’s just a wonderful way to tell someone that you enjoy their work enough to tell their friends about it.This is a small circle and clearly it isn’t exhaustive.   If you are a photographer or know one that I should add please let me know.  BTW if you are in the share and don’t live in the Northwest (Oregon, Washington, BC (Canada) or Alaska I am sorry but I guess I am enjoying your work anyway because you are still in the circle albeit in the wrong context. Happy Sharing 2012-09-26 13:49:37154813
Gene Bowker41,227Are you a "D" photographer? #Alphabetcircles    Complete series at https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/2xWjDgvHT5tThe new #Streamcircle  Alphabet series:I'm going through each persons stream to see what they have been up to. and continuing to sort my 2000+ photog circle into smaller ones based on first name this time.Aiming to share folks who are active no matter what their photography type or number of followers.. so there are all types in here.The folks in this circle have all been active in the last month , share their own work, and their first names start with "D". There are quite a few who don't follow me but whose work I've discovered.Note: No one asked, begged, or had to do anything to be in these circles except be an active G+ photographer who I happen to follow.That being said, why share circles you are included in?It will help you be seen by different folks. It is amazing when I see how few people I follow in common with even my closest friends and I follow around 2500 people. There are so many good photographers on G+ that it is impossible to find them all.  Shares help make those introductions."D"elighted to know you+Gene Bowker http://rustedrailimages.comWould you like to be in the next circle set?1) Be sure to circle me.2) Be active. Post regularly...3) Be interactive. Respond to comments, etc...4) Be yourself. Post your own stuff, not just reshares.5) Be sure to introduce yourself. Stop by one of my posts and say hi.6) Feel free to share the current circles. (not required but really appreciated)In the end, I make the final calls on who gets in or not based on my own judgement. That is why I'm happy to put my name on them.2012-09-25 22:39:58167682153
Gailen Mapes14,756Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-21 11:52:14333205
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882305
Gailen Mapes13,987Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-07 10:43:43345302
Gailen Mapes13,470Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-21 10:20:10362209
Gailen Mapes13,037Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-07 10:25:33364625
Daniel Harrington17,928Updated High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#sharedcircle  #travelwriters   #travelphotography   #photographers #travelphotographers   #naturephotography   #circlesharing   #travelblogs    2012-07-30 18:46:091230641
Christopher Trevino8My Photography Circle continues to grow and grow.While the Circle contains over 1000 people, I can only share 500 of them with you!2012-07-29 04:59:18501201
Peyton Hale20,900It's been a while since I shared my Semi Pro / Pro Landscape Photographers Circle but this has been work in progress for creating a representation of fantastic landscape photographers and worthwhile images.I hope you will enjoy and share in your streams as well! Happy Saturday :)2012-07-28 23:40:542109414

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2012-04-09 23:39:54 (139 comments, 150 reshares, 545 +1s)Open 

"Light on the Moon" Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

One of those moments........Wow......sometimes I am very happy to be a photographer!

Most reshares: 150

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2012-04-09 23:39:54 (139 comments, 150 reshares, 545 +1s)Open 

"Light on the Moon" Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

One of those moments........Wow......sometimes I am very happy to be a photographer!

Most plusones: 702

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2014-01-11 01:34:35 (62 comments, 82 reshares, 702 +1s)Open 

Soft Winter
 I just returned from a great camping trip in the Swiss Alps.  It's an amazing place any time of year, but covered in snow it is just stunning.   Getting to spend a big part of the trip in a tent high in the mountains without seeing another soul made it even better.  I camped at Stellisee Lake for three days waiting for this shot.  The morning it was taken the light was very special.  Everything just came together.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  

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2014-01-17 01:56:34 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Deep Winter

A beautiful evening in the Tetons.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  

Deep Winter

A beautiful evening in the Tetons.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  ___

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2014-01-11 01:51:49 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Super excited about the new updates from +Zenfolio!!!    I haven't been this excited to change the site in a long time.  

www.danballardphoto.com

Super excited about the new updates from +Zenfolio!!!    I haven't been this excited to change the site in a long time.  

www.danballardphoto.com___

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2014-01-11 01:34:35 (62 comments, 82 reshares, 702 +1s)Open 

Soft Winter
 I just returned from a great camping trip in the Swiss Alps.  It's an amazing place any time of year, but covered in snow it is just stunning.   Getting to spend a big part of the trip in a tent high in the mountains without seeing another soul made it even better.  I camped at Stellisee Lake for three days waiting for this shot.  The morning it was taken the light was very special.  Everything just came together.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  

Soft Winter
 I just returned from a great camping trip in the Swiss Alps.  It's an amazing place any time of year, but covered in snow it is just stunning.   Getting to spend a big part of the trip in a tent high in the mountains without seeing another soul made it even better.  I camped at Stellisee Lake for three days waiting for this shot.  The morning it was taken the light was very special.  Everything just came together.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  ___

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2013-10-14 23:06:29 (10 comments, 26 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Double Rainbow over Machu Picchu

A friend and I had an epic morning at Machu Picchu a few months ago.  We had some great light.    Although I don't think this is the best image of the morning, I really love that it is a little different and I always love a double rainbow!   

Double Rainbow over Machu Picchu

A friend and I had an epic morning at Machu Picchu a few months ago.  We had some great light.    Although I don't think this is the best image of the morning, I really love that it is a little different and I always love a double rainbow!   ___

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2013-10-10 23:27:15 (22 comments, 9 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

A recent trip to Patagonia in the fall was pretty incredible.   It is an amazing place at any time, but with the color going crazy it was just awesome. 

A recent trip to Patagonia in the fall was pretty incredible.   It is an amazing place at any time, but with the color going crazy it was just awesome. ___

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2013-02-25 14:46:20 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

If you are in the Seattle area I am teaching a one day workshop at BlackRapid Headquarters this weekend, March 2nd!!  Here are the details...http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2354903580

If you are in the Seattle area I am teaching a one day workshop at BlackRapid Headquarters this weekend, March 2nd!!  Here are the details...http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2354903580___

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2013-02-15 23:31:49 (36 comments, 59 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

A Winters Night Dream 

Hi All,  Sorry for my lack of time on G+ lately.  This shot was taken a few days ago while leading a private workshop to Iceland.   The Northern Lights went crazy for us and this is one of my new favorite shots.   Incredible country!!

Speaking of workshops, my 2013 workshops are now online and filling fast!    I love teaching and can't wait to start the season!

http://danballardphotography.com/Photography-Workshops

A Winters Night Dream 

Hi All,  Sorry for my lack of time on G+ lately.  This shot was taken a few days ago while leading a private workshop to Iceland.   The Northern Lights went crazy for us and this is one of my new favorite shots.   Incredible country!!

Speaking of workshops, my 2013 workshops are now online and filling fast!    I love teaching and can't wait to start the season!

http://danballardphotography.com/Photography-Workshops___

2013-02-15 23:13:48 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I will be doing a Google Hangout with Nik Software next Thursday.    It should be a lot of fun, I hope you can make it!!

* Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: *
Link to view the event will be available here and on the Google+ Nik Software page on the day and time of the event. Please check back at that time. (If you are not a Google+ member, you will need to sign-up.)

(Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros. To see a list of our webinars, visit www.niksoftware.com/learnmore)

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Fireside Chat: How to shoot with Black and White in Mind with Dan Ballard (Google+ Hangout on Air with Host Scott Sheppard)

Knowing when to go black and white and when to go color can be a difficult decision, both in the field and on the computer.  Most people simply take the approach of always thinking in color, and then maybe converting a few to B&W later almost at random.  Top shooters generally don't take this approach. They usually have a very good idea which images will be converted and which will stay in color long before they take the shot.  In fact, many times images are shot with processing in Silver Efex Pro 2 in mind that would not even have been taken otherwise.  

This webinar will give you ideas and insight on when to shoot with Black and White processing in mind, and how to decide if images should be converted after the fact.  Dan will cover the steps to take before you get to the processing stage. 

Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops. His work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is also an accomplished and entertaining keynote speaker and gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops. (www.danballardphotography.com)___I will be doing a Google Hangout with Nik Software next Thursday.    It should be a lot of fun, I hope you can make it!!

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2012-12-13 00:35:59 (42 comments, 63 reshares, 273 +1s)Open 

"Dream of Fire"    Dream Lake, RMNP Colorado.

"Dream of Fire"    Dream Lake, RMNP Colorado.___

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2012-09-19 23:32:12 (33 comments, 11 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

*Power of Beauty*  Grand Tetons

An incredible ray of light on the last night of a five day workshop I was leading in the Tetons.   I am not sure who was more excited and having more fun, me or my participants.  Nothing like the teacher running around yelling trying to make sure everyone was capturing this insane light, hitting the button on my own camera as I ran past:)

*Power of Beauty*  Grand Tetons

An incredible ray of light on the last night of a five day workshop I was leading in the Tetons.   I am not sure who was more excited and having more fun, me or my participants.  Nothing like the teacher running around yelling trying to make sure everyone was capturing this insane light, hitting the button on my own camera as I ran past:)___

2012-09-05 18:41:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I'm sure most of you have already seen this.....but if not below is a great circle to add from Colby Brown. 

COLBY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCLE OF 500 INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS

This is an update to the 1st circle of inspiring photographers that I shared earlier this year. I have removed a few individuals that no longer were active on the network and added a few new faces. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+ (last I checked). It includes full time professionals and amateurs alike...and all that create compelling photography.  Please enjoy...I know I have!

If you like what you find in this circle, consider sharing it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience.I am already working on my 2nd share of Inspirational photographers on Google+. More to come in the coming weeks.

Here is a link to a follow up post of how and why I created this circle in the first place:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113455290791279442483/posts/1fD3aB8uwTK___I'm sure most of you have already seen this.....but if not below is a great circle to add from Colby Brown. 

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2012-07-28 00:29:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Had a great time speaking and shooting in Russia!   Got a little advertising from National Geographic Russia for the event.   Just found it.   Kinda cool.   Will post some images soon!

Had a great time speaking and shooting in Russia!   Got a little advertising from National Geographic Russia for the event.   Just found it.   Kinda cool.   Will post some images soon!___

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2012-07-09 23:40:30 (39 comments, 12 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

Devils Horns

The Alaskan Range as seen form Denali State Park. WOW!!! Some of the craziest, most dramatic peaks I have seen.....

We almost didn't sleep for two weeks working for a shot with only a little luck, so when the fog rolled in to this awesome area and the sky lit up it was a great feeling!!

Devils Horns

The Alaskan Range as seen form Denali State Park. WOW!!! Some of the craziest, most dramatic peaks I have seen.....

We almost didn't sleep for two weeks working for a shot with only a little luck, so when the fog rolled in to this awesome area and the sky lit up it was a great feeling!!___

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2012-06-28 15:48:00 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Just had to re share this.....wow!!!!  Really amazing.

Ice bergs from the the Vatnajokull glacier wash up on the black sand beach opposite the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southern Iceland.

This area in Iceland was probably the highlight of my 2+ week trip. The ice bergs would float in the lagoon, (loudly with splashes and ripples) break apart into smaller chunks and then get washed out to the ocean via a small channel when the tides changed (sometimes they would move slowly to the ocean and sometimes very quickly). Eventually they would be break apart a few hundred feet from the shore and wash up on the beach in smaller ephemeral chunks that would melt away within a few hours.___Just had to re share this.....wow!!!!  Really amazing.

2012-06-06 13:43:03 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

North to Alaska!!

I am headed north this afternoon for a two week trip to AK!

I have been wanting to photograph the beauty of the state for years and will finally get the chance!

North to Alaska!!

I am headed north this afternoon for a two week trip to AK!

I have been wanting to photograph the beauty of the state for years and will finally get the chance!___

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2012-06-06 13:40:22 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Great image by +Michael Bollino!!!!!  

Check out his work if you get the chance!!

Into the Inferno

It’s official!  I’ll be heading back to the Whitefish/ Glacier National Park area from mid-July to the second week in August!  Six more weeks and I’ll be back in one of my favorite mountain paradises!   Here’s one from last year--- easily the most intense sunrise I’ve ever witnessed…
___Great image by +Michael Bollino!!!!!  

Check out his work if you get the chance!!

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2012-05-19 00:22:39 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

The World's Flow

Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean Joy.
Ursula K. LeGuin

The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

The World's Flow

Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean Joy.
Ursula K. LeGuin

The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado___

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2012-05-17 23:41:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I have been invited to be a guest pro instructor on a workshop to North India and Nepal. This workshop will be focused on getting the best images possible in two incredible countries, and I will be sharing everything I know about image making.

http://danballardphotography.com/Photography-Workshops

Mention this post and get $250 off!!

I have been invited to be a guest pro instructor on a workshop to North India and Nepal. This workshop will be focused on getting the best images possible in two incredible countries, and I will be sharing everything I know about image making.

http://danballardphotography.com/Photography-Workshops

Mention this post and get $250 off!!___

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2012-05-10 23:09:21 (39 comments, 9 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Fire in the Valley

An incredible evening while shooting with student turned friend Mark Brodkin in Arizona. I spent a long, long time before this light show started looking for the perfect composition, and then waited for the clouds to get into position. After a few minutes they started to light up and I was fairly certain had something I would love. Check out Mark standing in the very center of the frame.

Fire in the Valley

An incredible evening while shooting with student turned friend Mark Brodkin in Arizona. I spent a long, long time before this light show started looking for the perfect composition, and then waited for the clouds to get into position. After a few minutes they started to light up and I was fairly certain had something I would love. Check out Mark standing in the very center of the frame.___

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2012-04-18 22:52:21 (62 comments, 41 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

I was recently invited on a little night time adventure with follow CO photographers +Mike Berenson, and +David Kingham. Wow! Between Mike's extensive planning and getting lucky with the right amount of clouds it made for a great shot and a great time!

I was recently invited on a little night time adventure with follow CO photographers +Mike Berenson, and +David Kingham. Wow! Between Mike's extensive planning and getting lucky with the right amount of clouds it made for a great shot and a great time!___

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2012-04-11 22:07:07 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Shine Through!

This was one of those situations where I almost called the game due to rain. It was 100% cloudy, raining and I felt my chances of getting an image were 0. I deceided to wait it out, and just at the last minute the clouds broke at the horizon and let the sun shine through the peaks.

Shine Through!

This was one of those situations where I almost called the game due to rain. It was 100% cloudy, raining and I felt my chances of getting an image were 0. I deceided to wait it out, and just at the last minute the clouds broke at the horizon and let the sun shine through the peaks.___

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2012-04-09 23:39:54 (139 comments, 150 reshares, 545 +1s)Open 

"Light on the Moon" Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

One of those moments........Wow......sometimes I am very happy to be a photographer!

"Light on the Moon" Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

One of those moments........Wow......sometimes I am very happy to be a photographer!___

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2012-03-30 21:03:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

There are still spaces left at the Moab Symposium coming up this May! Three days of workshops, speeches and great fun!

http://www.moabphotosym.com/

There are still spaces left at the Moab Symposium coming up this May! Three days of workshops, speeches and great fun!

http://www.moabphotosym.com/___

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2012-03-26 23:48:55 (31 comments, 13 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Lost in Time

Traveling to this small remote Chinese village truly felt like traveling back in time. The misty weather which would normally have made for a bad day of exploring only added to the magic.

Lost in Time

Traveling to this small remote Chinese village truly felt like traveling back in time. The misty weather which would normally have made for a bad day of exploring only added to the magic.___

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2012-03-25 17:24:25 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

The Song of the Wind

This image was taken recently during a private workshop at the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. The combination of very high winds and great light make for some excellent (and intense) shooting ops.

The Song of the Wind

This image was taken recently during a private workshop at the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. The combination of very high winds and great light make for some excellent (and intense) shooting ops.___

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2012-02-29 00:32:57 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The Colorado Photography Festival was excellent last year, and it looks like it will be even better in 2012!! I hope to see you there!!

The application for the 2012 Colorado Photography Festival is now up at http://www.coloradophotographyfestival.com!

This festival will offer instructor from nine leading photographers, including Google + photographers +Colby Brown, +Marc Muench, +Dan Ballard, +Stephen Weaver, and myself +Grant Collier. It will take place over the weekend of August 11-12, 2012, with optional classes and workshops on August 10 and August 13-16. Some of the classes could fill up fast, so those who join now will have their choice of workshops. Find out more or sign up at: http://www.coloradophotographyfestival.com___The Colorado Photography Festival was excellent last year, and it looks like it will be even better in 2012!! I hope to see you there!!

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2012-02-17 15:45:09 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Tornado Sirens?? Grab the camera!!!

For +#DAFT Friday and a late #damnneardiedthursday

I have found when there is a great chance of a Tornado......there is also a great chance of a stunning photograph. The storm chasers and I were going nuts following this system around a couple years ago.....everyone else was underground for some silly reason......

#photoextract

Tornado Sirens?? Grab the camera!!!

For +#DAFT Friday and a late #damnneardiedthursday

I have found when there is a great chance of a Tornado......there is also a great chance of a stunning photograph. The storm chasers and I were going nuts following this system around a couple years ago.....everyone else was underground for some silly reason......

#photoextract___

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2012-02-11 00:55:11 (43 comments, 26 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

Sky of Fire

Wild fires burning In British Columbia helped to create possibly the most amazing sunrise I've ever seen.

Healy Pass, Banff National Park, Canada

#photoplusextract

Sky of Fire

Wild fires burning In British Columbia helped to create possibly the most amazing sunrise I've ever seen.

Healy Pass, Banff National Park, Canada

#photoplusextract___

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2012-02-09 23:33:42 (38 comments, 15 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

"A Tale of Near Death in Tibet" Car + Cliff + Ice = Scary as Hell!!

For #damnneardiedthursday !!! Share your stories, long, short, scary, funny, adventurous or stupid!!!

The story below may just be scariest thing that has ever happened to me while traveling. I have been robbed at gun point twice, was almost thrown in jail in Syria, spent several crazy days in Iraq during the height of the conflict there, slept on the street most nights while hitchhiking through Europe and the Middle East, amongst other things and this was by far the closest I felt I have come to dying.

"A tale of near death in Tibet"

The mountainous area of western Tibet is a rarely explored mix of dizzying heights, culture, religion and often tragedy for those who choose to explore its upper reaches. For a landscape photographer it is heaven. Peaks reaching to over... more »

"A Tale of Near Death in Tibet" Car + Cliff + Ice = Scary as Hell!!

For #damnneardiedthursday !!! Share your stories, long, short, scary, funny, adventurous or stupid!!!

The story below may just be scariest thing that has ever happened to me while traveling. I have been robbed at gun point twice, was almost thrown in jail in Syria, spent several crazy days in Iraq during the height of the conflict there, slept on the street most nights while hitchhiking through Europe and the Middle East, amongst other things and this was by far the closest I felt I have come to dying.

"A tale of near death in Tibet"

The mountainous area of western Tibet is a rarely explored mix of dizzying heights, culture, religion and often tragedy for those who choose to explore its upper reaches. For a landscape photographer it is heaven. Peaks reaching to over 24,000ft ascend from the grassy plains into clear blue sky, or red and orange sunrises.

The first four mornings I was in the area I was up at 4 am ready for the tough 2 hour hike from the town of Kangding to around 10,000ft to shoot the surrounding peaks. By the fifth morning I was tired of the hiking and ready for the car that would take me to within a 30 minute walk of the location I would be shooting. It would be safe and easy. A small group from the hostel where my girlfriend and I were staying hired a car and driver and headed for about 13,000ft at 4:45am. The road was paved and in good shape save the rocks that littered it ranging from the size of a golf ball to a mini coop. I grew up in Colorado, and the sight of rocks on the road or hearing about a giant rock slide was not that uncommon. The huge rocks that came shooting out of the blackness of night into the light of our headlights before crashing onto the road in front of us was new however. We stopped and watched in amazement as the rocks piled up in our path. We had three options....We could A) Wait for the slide to stop, B) Go back down, or C) Try and move the rocks and drive through without dying. Going back down was out. We were a group of two photographers (my girlfriend and I) and two videographers (two American brothers shooting their travels) along with our American driver, and the conditions for stills and film were just too perfect. Waiting for the rocks to stop falling completely was not good either. The road was already almost impassable and waiting would only make it worse. Not to mention we would miss sunrise from the top.

I drew one of the short straws along with one of videographers to move the rocks from the road. It was a dangerous game trying to move the heaviest of the rocks out of the way while trying to watch the dark for another rock to come shooting off the 12ft ledge towards us. We had to run for cover several times, but finally we got the road clear enough for Chris our driver to haul ass through. If we had known the rock slide would be the least of our worries that morning we may have headed back.


The road was better after the big slide and we were taking the corners tight trying to make up time after the 30 minute delay with the rocks. The road was 100% dry and the 4-wheel drive was handling it with no trouble. I was not worried; however, the fact that there were sheer drops on the side of the road must have made an appearance in the window of my subconscious. When we hit the ice and started to slide, and my mind made the realization that we WERE going over the edge, I knew what was waiting. I think everyone of us has had the dream. The one where the car you’re in goes over the cliff and you wake up scared to death with the feeling of pure relief that you’re actually safe in bed. I can tell you now that in real life it is much, much worse. It seemed like we slid forever, although it must have only been a few seconds. I remember clearly seeing the road end. Seeing the dirt shoulder end. Seeing the edge disappear under the front of the car......and feeling the sudden stop just as I was preparing for the weightless feeling of flight I knew would come. A large flat rock about 5 feet wide and 12 inches high met the bottom side of our bumper and stopped us from going over. Had we left the road only a few feet from where we did we would not have stopped.

The rock was just the right size to stop our motion yet not do any damage to the car. It moved about a foot forward with the impact and cushioned the hit. We made it to the top of the pass and had excellent conditions for shooting. This shot was not actually from that morning, but from a few days later near the town of Tagong. I did get three keepers from that morning that I may post at a later date.

#photoplusextract #DAFT___

2012-02-09 23:07:23 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"What Almost Killed You!?!?

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to create a place to share stories of dangerous, daring and flat out stupid adventures in Photography! This is it! Let me know if you have any ideas or thoughts to make this better. I am stilling leaning what I'm doing with this as well, so let me know about any mistakes.

We have all been there......hanging over the edge of the cliff to get the angle just right. Camera in one hand, minuscule branch in the other. Left foot in the air for balance. Significant other screaming somewhere in the background. But talk about great light!

The Rules are Simple:

Share images and short stories about that time when you almost "kicked the bucket" (or were at least kinda scared) while in hot pursuit of an image.

Use #DamnNearDiedThursday in your post.

"What Almost Killed You!?!?

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to create a place to share stories of dangerous, daring and flat out stupid adventures in Photography! This is it! Let me know if you have any ideas or thoughts to make this better. I am stilling leaning what I'm doing with this as well, so let me know about any mistakes.

We have all been there......hanging over the edge of the cliff to get the angle just right. Camera in one hand, minuscule branch in the other. Left foot in the air for balance. Significant other screaming somewhere in the background. But talk about great light!

The Rules are Simple:

Share images and short stories about that time when you almost "kicked the bucket" (or were at least kinda scared) while in hot pursuit of an image.

Use #DamnNearDiedThursday in your post.___

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2012-02-08 23:23:44 (39 comments, 17 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Enchanted Land!

China's amazing landscapes are among the most dramatic in the world. These karst formations go for hundreds of miles!

#photoextractplus

Enchanted Land!

China's amazing landscapes are among the most dramatic in the world. These karst formations go for hundreds of miles!

#photoextractplus___

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2012-02-08 18:48:17 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

+Zenfolio asked me to write a guest blog post on taking better images. I poured out a lot of info that I have learned over the last 8 years. Let me know what you think!

+Zenfolio asked me to write a guest blog post on taking better images. I poured out a lot of info that I have learned over the last 8 years. Let me know what you think!___

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2012-02-08 00:11:45 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Delicate Sky

#photoextractplus

My girlfriend and I hiked in to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park a while back for this shot. It was really incredible being there at night.

I lit this with a small flashlight for about a minute. 20 min exposure F 6.3 ISO 640

Delicate Sky

#photoextractplus

My girlfriend and I hiked in to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park a while back for this shot. It was really incredible being there at night.

I lit this with a small flashlight for about a minute. 20 min exposure F 6.3 ISO 640___

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2012-02-07 23:13:22 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

So I finally got to meet fellow Denver photographer +Koveh Tavakkol! I have been following his work for some time now. He produces stunning fine art like the image below on a regular basis. Check out his stream, you won't be disappointed!!

___So I finally got to meet fellow Denver photographer +Koveh Tavakkol! I have been following his work for some time now. He produces stunning fine art like the image below on a regular basis. Check out his stream, you won't be disappointed!!

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2012-02-04 00:02:10 (44 comments, 38 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

"Eruption Under the Stars"

Photographing Mt. Bromo erupting at night was an incredible experience. The trip up to the look-out point was fun in itself, but seeing this shot on the LCD after a one minute exposure at 2.8 when I all I could see was a blanket of darkness in reality was amazing!

Mt. Bromo, East Java, Indonesia.

"Eruption Under the Stars"

Photographing Mt. Bromo erupting at night was an incredible experience. The trip up to the look-out point was fun in itself, but seeing this shot on the LCD after a one minute exposure at 2.8 when I all I could see was a blanket of darkness in reality was amazing!

Mt. Bromo, East Java, Indonesia.___

2012-01-27 02:00:43 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Digital Photography is Not Art?? A circle of Great Artists from +Colby Brown.

I had an excellent "conversation" with a fellow at a galley in Jackson Hole on my recent trip. He informed me quite rudely that digital photography was OK, but serious work and "art" could only be made with large format film. I am not much for arguing, and I can't even remember the last real argument I was in before that. But I couldn't help but say something. I mean of course great art can be created with a digital camera.....or on film of course . Some (most) of my favorite photographers, guys that just blow me away are shooting digital! (check out the art made by people in this circle!) Crazy. I would even go as far as saying digital offers more freedom and in a way opens the door for more creativity because of how much easier it is to focus on just making art.

All of the... more »

COLBY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCLE OF INSPIRATION

I have finally put together my 1st circle of photographers that I personally find inspiring. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+. It includes full time professionals and amatures alike...all that create compelling photography. Everyone in this circle has less then 30k followers (although a few are very very close) and many have just a few hundred. Please enjoy...I know I have!

If you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future.___Digital Photography is Not Art?? A circle of Great Artists from +Colby Brown.

I had an excellent "conversation" with a fellow at a galley in Jackson Hole on my recent trip. He informed me quite rudely that digital photography was OK, but serious work and "art" could only be made with large format film. I am not much for arguing, and I can't even remember the last real argument I was in before that. But I couldn't help but say something. I mean of course great art can be created with a digital camera.....or on film of course . Some (most) of my favorite photographers, guys that just blow me away are shooting digital! (check out the art made by people in this circle!) Crazy. I would even go as far as saying digital offers more freedom and in a way opens the door for more creativity because of how much easier it is to focus on just making art.

All of the amazing photographers in this circle (and on G+ in general) made me think of this story.

Thanks for sharing Colby!

2012-01-26 14:34:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

An incredible new circle from +Johan Peijnenburg!!! Johan has been working on this for a long time and has really put a effort into it.

Selected Nature & Landscape Photographers (update v6)

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

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

Related lists: http://gpc.fm/l/nlpg and http://www.group.as/nature+and+landscape+photographers/___An incredible new circle from +Johan Peijnenburg!!! Johan has been working on this for a long time and has really put a effort into it.

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2012-01-24 00:08:15 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Webinar with Nik Software and Zenfolio!

Tomorrow at 10am pst I will be giving a free webinar on how I use Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 and present images in Zenfolio. Nik is limiting this webinar to 1000 people and it is almost completely full!

If you are not using Silver Effex to process Black & White images you are missing out.....it is incredible!!

I hope you can make it!

http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php/webinars/signup/12091

Webinar with Nik Software and Zenfolio!

Tomorrow at 10am pst I will be giving a free webinar on how I use Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 and present images in Zenfolio. Nik is limiting this webinar to 1000 people and it is almost completely full!

If you are not using Silver Effex to process Black & White images you are missing out.....it is incredible!!

I hope you can make it!

http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php/webinars/signup/12091___

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2012-01-22 23:35:30 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

TETONS RISING!

In an extreme effort to capture the Grand Tetons in a different way (and because it was so foggy in Jackson we couldn't even see the Tetons), my friend Joe Roybal and I deiced to go above the clouds and look back down. It took optimism to believe such a vantage point even existed, lots of convince store crackers and good snowshoes, but we made it happen. It was -23 degrees.

Sorry for not being around on G+ lately. It has been a crazy month and I have been out of town for a couple weeks. After snowshoeing in the Tetons I flew directly to New Orleans to speak at a trade show for Zenfolio and I just got home.

A big thanks to BorrowLenses.com, who helped me out in a big way last minute with some gear for this trip! They are really in the photographers corner.

The Grand Tetons rising from the clouds from Sawtooth Range.

TETONS RISING!

In an extreme effort to capture the Grand Tetons in a different way (and because it was so foggy in Jackson we couldn't even see the Tetons), my friend Joe Roybal and I deiced to go above the clouds and look back down. It took optimism to believe such a vantage point even existed, lots of convince store crackers and good snowshoes, but we made it happen. It was -23 degrees.

Sorry for not being around on G+ lately. It has been a crazy month and I have been out of town for a couple weeks. After snowshoeing in the Tetons I flew directly to New Orleans to speak at a trade show for Zenfolio and I just got home.

A big thanks to BorrowLenses.com, who helped me out in a big way last minute with some gear for this trip! They are really in the photographers corner.

The Grand Tetons rising from the clouds from Sawtooth Range.___

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2011-12-17 16:34:40 (63 comments, 15 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

The Shape of the Wind / Photography Tip

Know what you are looking for and go after it!!!!

One of the most important elements in photography is to know what you want to show or "say" in your photograph. At the Great Sand Dunes a few weeks ago I knew exactly what I wanted. Strong curving lines. Clean simple composition. The form of the dunes. Next step. Go find what you want! When the light started to become more and more brilliant I had the urge to stop many times to take a picture but the elements were not all there. I knew that if continued to look for the exact conditions I wanted, I had a decent chance of finding them.

This is basically how I go about shooting in general even on a global scale. What areas not only inspire me, but have the elements that I am looking for? When I choose an area and visit, I then ask the same question at a... more »

The Shape of the Wind / Photography Tip

Know what you are looking for and go after it!!!!

One of the most important elements in photography is to know what you want to show or "say" in your photograph. At the Great Sand Dunes a few weeks ago I knew exactly what I wanted. Strong curving lines. Clean simple composition. The form of the dunes. Next step. Go find what you want! When the light started to become more and more brilliant I had the urge to stop many times to take a picture but the elements were not all there. I knew that if continued to look for the exact conditions I wanted, I had a decent chance of finding them.

This is basically how I go about shooting in general even on a global scale. What areas not only inspire me, but have the elements that I am looking for? When I choose an area and visit, I then ask the same question at a smaller and smaller level and eventually find my shot. Is this image clean and simple? Does it tell a story or say anything? Is the composition strong and does it lead the eye? If I answer no. I keep looking. Once I find my spot, many times I go back over and over again looking for the perfect light.___

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2011-12-14 14:27:29 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I was very inspired this morning reading +Mike Shaw's post from a while back and so I have decided to share a portrait of mine from a recent trip to Indonesia. Check out Mike's post, it is really worth the read and something I also feel very strongly about. https://plus.google.com/102518365620075109973/posts/aXTFNfngwUH

I was very inspired this morning reading +Mike Shaw's post from a while back and so I have decided to share a portrait of mine from a recent trip to Indonesia. Check out Mike's post, it is really worth the read and something I also feel very strongly about. https://plus.google.com/102518365620075109973/posts/aXTFNfngwUH___

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2011-12-14 00:20:46 (66 comments, 27 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

I had lunch today with fellow Colorado photographer and friend +Colby Brown (you've probably never heard of him). Great guy and great photographer! He incourged me to get a G+ account months ago and he is the reason I am on here now. I am extremely glad he did. Great community, and great place to be inspired!

Moraine Lake

Shot with the new Nikon D4!!

(kidding)

I had lunch today with fellow Colorado photographer and friend +Colby Brown (you've probably never heard of him). Great guy and great photographer! He incourged me to get a G+ account months ago and he is the reason I am on here now. I am extremely glad he did. Great community, and great place to be inspired!

Moraine Lake

Shot with the new Nikon D4!!

(kidding)___

2011-12-13 15:41:30 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A great circle of landscape photographers from +Jim Davis!!

Purely Landscape V 1.0

Landscape photography is what I do. It's what I love and it is my passion. I have the beginning of what I feel are some of the best Landscape photographers on Google+.

I want to purify my circles and everyone has a place, it's a matter of which one everyone belongs in. This is the new beginning, it will grow but it will be done selectively and with intent.

What is the criteria?

- Approximately 95%+ of your images are Landscape photography (yes I include Seascape)
- Your posts consist of primarily landscape or related topic
- Nature is your passion


Now I know I have missed a few of you and this will be seen to in future versions as the circle is updated. I may need my memory updated ;-)

Is landscape photography your passion?

Please share to your circles.___A great circle of landscape photographers from +Jim Davis!!

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2011-12-12 17:21:32 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Here is my offering for #MountainMonday

Here is my offering for #MountainMonday___

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2011-12-11 22:29:51 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Wow!!! Really going to have give this some thought......Talk about crazy high ISO!!! The D800 will be 36MP, which is great for landscapes but this thing will be incredible in low light.

Wow!!! Really going to have give this some thought......Talk about crazy high ISO!!! The D800 will be 36MP, which is great for landscapes but this thing will be incredible in low light.___

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2011-12-11 17:47:44 (34 comments, 8 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

In Search of Light

It is really quite incredible how much time we spend looking for a mere instant of magic.

What an indescribable feeling when we find it.

In Search of Light

It is really quite incredible how much time we spend looking for a mere instant of magic.

What an indescribable feeling when we find it.___

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2011-12-11 15:09:37 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

For #SelflessSunday and #ShareSunday I present to you +Harry Kikstra!!

I could tell there was something special about this image from the second I saw it.....Taken from the top of Everest!!!!!! Are you kidding me!!!!! Harry's work is great and has a very interesting feel. Not to mention half the images were taken at altitudes that would kill most of us!

Soon I will re-edit some older pix, this one I did recent. It is NOT from a plane :)___For #SelflessSunday and #ShareSunday I present to you +Harry Kikstra!!

I could tell there was something special about this image from the second I saw it.....Taken from the top of Everest!!!!!! Are you kidding me!!!!! Harry's work is great and has a very interesting feel. Not to mention half the images were taken at altitudes that would kill most of us!

2011-12-11 13:35:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Check out this great idea, and very thoughtful post from +David Bowden!! David is a great guy and super fun to interact with

Share Sunday
Earlier this week, I started a thread about what I missed from Twitter. (you can find it here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/VRJMksfTMSD)

Basically, while I like the entire organization or metaphor for organization of circles, I still miss the #FF on Twitter each week.

So, I decided I would create a circle that I call Share Sunday. In that circle, I would collect the people that I have:

- Enjoyed interacting with
- Who's work or posts I enjoy
- Who I look forward to hearing from
- Who helps build the G+ Community

Each week, I decided I would share that list. Why a list..? as opposed to a circle..??

Well, one of the things I dislike about circles, is that when you add them all, you have some clean-up work to do. And if you get one with 500 in it, going through all of them prior to adding them is a long and tiring task. So, in the vein of #FF I thought I would share this small list, so people could check them out, see what each of these people I follow have to offer and decided on their own which ones to add.

So here is my first Share Sunday List. Each of these people I have spent time interacting with. They share quality content and opinions. They also go the extra mile to help the G+ Community. This first time around I am going to write a little bit about each of these folks. I am not sure if I will do that every week, but wanted to give everyone some context as to why I have shared these people with you. I hope it helps in deciding whom to add to your own personal circles.

+J.C. Kendall - JC is a software industry guy. He is sharp as a tack and as nice of a human being as you will ever run into. He is direct and straight forward and has no issues expressing his opinion and sharing. He has become a good friend that I correspond with bother here and outside of G+. He and the folks that follow him are some of my favorite people. Take a look... you wont be disappointed.

+Grant Murray - An excellent photographer and all around nice guy. I really admire his work. Grant is someone who's images I look forward to.

+J. Rae Chipera - I met Jessica on Twitter. We both arrived here on G+ Around the same time. She has some excellent images, and is one of my favorite people here. I owe her big for backing out on the New Mexico Photo Walk... so you all be nice to her on my behalf and help get me out of the dog house.

+Kim Anglin - Kim is an attorney.... and a Photographer. She has some real nice images and is someone who interacts a great deal. Articulate and expressive both with her posts and her photos. She is someone I enjoy hearing from and appreciate her comments and thoughts.

+Chris Sader - I met Chris and his wife on an Austin Photo walk. Great people and a very good photographer. His work is definitely worth a look.

+JC Sors - Is another one of those folks that comments often and offers great advice or opinions. I enjoy hearing from JC and always appreciate his thoughts on images or whatever the topic may be. He is someone I have in multiple circles that I follow and try not to miss.

+Rachael Alexandra - Rachel is simply one of my favorite people. She comments often, takes great images and shares. I enjoy the fact that shes technical and creative at the same time. Phenomenally nice person.

+Lisa Mikulski Is another one of my favorites. She has some fantastic photos, is a great communicator (shes a writer PR person as well as a graphic designer) and offers not only excellent feedback but is very supportive.

+Garry McCarthy - Is a great photographer and is very supportive of other photographers. He works on helping build the G+ Photo Community and actively shares and engages. I always appreciate his comments and insight.

+Tisha Craw - Simply put, she is just one really nice lady. She is relatively new to G+ and shares her photography and engages a bunch. I really like that and always look forward to her new images and comments.

+will s - Will is a new find for me on G+. His photography is excellent. if you like B&W work, you really need to see his images.

+Milena Ilieva - Milena was one of the first people on G+ to say Hi, provide some excellent feedback and encouragement to me. She is a photographer herself and has some very nice work.

+Esther Hardman - Esther is an artist. She has a great eye, knows color and composition and offers some excellent feedback on work. She also creates art and shares a bunch of her personal projects. I enjoy her posts and her work as well as her comments. If you are an art fan, take a look.

+Dan Ballard - I just met Dan about two weeks ago. He is a very well known and respected photographer. His work is amazing. I look to his work for inspiration and try not to miss his new shares. The thing I really like about Dan is that he is very supportive and shares. Since I found his work and commented, he has done the same for me and often. It's really nice when pro's of this level can crit and share when looking at your work.

+Jeffrey Sullivan - Jeffrey is another Pro who's shares and comments I try not to miss. He is a landscape photographer from whom I glean inspiration. I always appreciate it when he offers comments on my work.

+Daniel Ewert - Daniel is a nature photographer. I really like his work and enjoy reading his posts and checking out his new images. You wont be disappointed, take a look.

+Wendy Walker Cushing - Wendy is another one of the photographers here who's work I like and who has consistently been very supportive and interactive with me. She always offers some great feedback, shares often and is one friendly person. =)

+Lotus Carroll - Ok... everyone knows Lotus, if you dont have her on your list what rock have you been living under..? I mention Lotus because she has got to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. Its funny, I have gotten some private messages shortly after Austin photo walks where I have been tagged next to Lotus asking me if she is in person like she appears online. The short answer is NO... shes better.... lots better. She always greets you with a smile, she is very supportive and just real easy to like. So, if you dont have her on your list, get out from under the rock and add her. Geeze

Thats it for my first Share Sunday. It was a longer list than I anticipated for the first run through. There are SEVERAL other people that I wanted to add, but honestly I dont want to overdo it on the first run and need to get some sleep (its 3:10 AM here).

Thanks to all of my followers. I sincerely appreciate all of you taking the time to add me and look as well as comment on my work. I hope these new people will bring to your streams the same enjoyment they bring to mine.

Until next week. Keep sharing...

#ShareSunday, #Community___Check out this great idea, and very thoughtful post from +David Bowden!! David is a great guy and super fun to interact with

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2011-12-10 00:41:07 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Colorado Storm

This was seriously one of the coolest skies I have ever seen. I almost killed myself trying to get over the very new, very wet barbed wire fence that separated me from putting this tree in front of it.

Colorado Storm

This was seriously one of the coolest skies I have ever seen. I almost killed myself trying to get over the very new, very wet barbed wire fence that separated me from putting this tree in front of it.___

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2011-12-08 01:27:10 (32 comments, 16 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

"Erupt!" Mt. Bromo, E. Java, Indonesia

To capture a moment in time when all the elements come together in perfect harmony is an amazing feeling. I had to be out of bed at 3:45am for a week straight to finally find these conditions, and I feel very, very lucky that I saw them at all. Even when Bromo is active, it can go for hours without erupting, and then it can go for days, erupting so often that visibility is zero. When I arrived in the area I never imagined I would get an image with Bromo erupting right at the peak of the morning light in perfectly clear conditions, with fog in the valley below. Out of the seven days we were in the area this was the only morning the fog rolled in.

"Erupt!" Mt. Bromo, E. Java, Indonesia

To capture a moment in time when all the elements come together in perfect harmony is an amazing feeling. I had to be out of bed at 3:45am for a week straight to finally find these conditions, and I feel very, very lucky that I saw them at all. Even when Bromo is active, it can go for hours without erupting, and then it can go for days, erupting so often that visibility is zero. When I arrived in the area I never imagined I would get an image with Bromo erupting right at the peak of the morning light in perfectly clear conditions, with fog in the valley below. Out of the seven days we were in the area this was the only morning the fog rolled in.___

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