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Svetlana Yegorova0Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306205CC G+
Robert Connor2,919The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#travelwriters   #sharedcircle   #photography   #circleshare   #travelbloggers   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #circle   #naturephotography   #travel  #CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Engagers#Google#EngagersCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#Circles#SocialMedia#teamelitecircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#TopEngagers#Blogging#SEO #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircles 2014-03-15 06:49:14360044CC G+
Gene Bowker66,115 The   #Alphabetcircles   Gene's Active Photographers on G+ Part Two: First Name D-GMeet 250+ more ACTIVE G+ photographers with First Names betweenD and G.It's that time again, I've been doing Spring Cleaning even though it isn't Spring officially yet here and going through my photography circles again to check out what folks have been sharing and see who is still active on G+.I've visited each of the folks included in this circles within the last week and they have been active in the last month (or so) and regularly post their OWN photography.They come from all over the world and their styles vary as much as their choice of equipment and subject matter.There are a lot of folks in here that I've been friends with for years, but there are also a lot of newer folks who you've probably not met yet and who I am looking forward to getting to know better myself.My Selection Criteria1. Actively posting photos on G+2. We circle each other3. Primarily post their OWN photography (that's a judgement call on my part)4. "Safe for work" (another judgement call)Why you should follow them?1. Add active photographers to your stream without a lot of inactive accounts.2. Find some new folks to interact with who are ACTIVE on G+As always.. if you do add them.. the best way to do that is to create a new circle and that way you can watch it and decide if they fit with you or notNot in here?1. Maybe we haven't met yet?  If so, I'd love to hear from you and I'll be sure to check out your stream. Be sure to circle me if you haven't as I check those who add me regularly.2. Maybe you don't post public? If not, there is a good chance that you looked inactive to me.3. Maybe you don't post "primarily" photography... once again that is subjective.Feel free to reshare with your friends if you want, but there are NO requirements to be in this circle except for the criteria above.I'm slowly going through the rest of the Alphabet and as I complete each section I'll be sharing them in this series.  If you follow along you can easily add 1000+ photographers to your stream too.Gene Bowker+Rusted Rail Images Part One: A-C https://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/1KejHoGGhBz2014-03-12 11:15:49268881774CC G+
Jasmina Brozović39,667TOP PhotographersHere is my collection of TOP G+ PHOTOGRAPHERS:-)#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle #photography #photographycircle #photographerstofollow   #photographers  2014-02-22 12:59:5016117914CC G+
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 00:44:124480617CC G+
Margaret Tompkins99,399Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal KumarDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme2014-01-20 00:49:183418530CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275819CC G+
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 16:03:1851417CC G+
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 11:05:59459506CC G+
Photography & Art / Photographers, Cameras, Photos6,895Travel and Photography Circle Share! #travel   #photography   #sharedcircles   #photographycircle   #circles   #travelphotography   #travelwriting   #publiccircles   #landscapes  2013-09-16 15:49:08121103CC G+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116818CC G+
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:24497241014CC G+
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249616813CC G+
Dave 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 21:38:061206217CC G+
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2https://plus.google.com/106314743058506488325/posts/bQ5RWisZRLx============== May 22, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   2013-05-22 06:37:31500191114CC G+
Eckbert Dollhofer4,994This is my circle of inspiring photographers. I like their work and think it is worth to have a look at the nice work of all, add the circle to your circles, share it.Please let me know if you don't want to be in this circle and tell me if I missed you and you want to be added too.2013-02-23 12:14:2846516316CC G+
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 06:14:1247914610CC G+
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 20:38:05342572555CC G+
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 03:38:09497505CC G+
Tracy Sydor661Hey just wanted to share this circle with you guys.2012-12-11 16:13:2250013011CC G+
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 21:43:3247815769121CC G+
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 19:30:09213508CC G+
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 21:23:2149910214CC G+
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 18:04:38500340126271CC G+
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 11:33:523291048CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 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 09:38:374905912CC G+
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 13:49:37154813CC G+
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 22:39:58167682153CC G+
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 11:52:14333205CC G+
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 16:21:364882306CC G+
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 10:43:43345302CC G+
Gene Bowker39,441Improve your stream - Part 4 #StreamCircle  Here is the next part of the "Improve your Stream" Circles which I have been sharing for the last week.  This is a quick way to increase the amount of photography in your stream and get to know some new photographers you have probably not heard of yet.Why Share?While there is never a requirement to share any of my circles, sharing is important as it helps to spread photographers across G+. With over 100 million users most people actually only have a few people in common with each other. Sharing helps to connect those circles in an amazing way.I've shared over 1200 photographers and there are STILL photographers in the que to be reviewed and shared. In addition, I'm discovering new (at least to me) talent each day through the shares of others on G+.I've visited each of the streams included in here and made sure they are still active and that they are sharing photography regularly.Not in this one? You might have been in the other shares below.Part one: http://goo.gl/iSXpTPart two: http://goo.gl/RgukePart three: http://goo.gl/HdAVUThanks for taking the time to read! And happy #transporttuesday  2012-08-21 13:21:15311242530CC G+
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 10:20:10362209CC G+
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 10:25:33364625CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,928Updated High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle!#sharedcircle  #travelwriters   #travelphotography   #photographers #travelphotographers   #naturephotography   #circlesharing   #travelblogs    2012-07-30 18:46:091230641CC G+
Christopher Trevino0My 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 04:59:18501201CC G+
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 23:40:542109413CC G+
Carsten Kopp22,273AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos'  second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Baki Karacay  and me (+Carsten Kopp  ) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circle   #photography   #photographers   #mountainphotos   #mountains   #photographycircle   #mountainphotography   #mountainphotographers   #amazingphotos   #amazingphotography   2012-07-27 18:53:10267422029CC G+
Baki Karacay6,327AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' second release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is 100% validated quality circle of 267 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually by +Carsten Kopp and me (+Baki Karacay) with respect to their high quality works above average level. These are the people that we follow because we appreciate their great quality mountain photography and their interaction. We are proud to promote these great photographers and are sure all of them will post lots of great and stunning mountain photos, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link goo.gl/nHBft to view the fascinating slideshow of mountain photos contributed by some of these great photographers.There are no requirements to share this circle but we would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment and share the circle as public. Please also feel free to share your suggestions with us to enrich the circle!If you are not included and want to be included in the next circle, simply comment on this post for your inclusion. Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Remember, once you circled +Mountain Photos theme page you can simply add your photo to theme page stream and album by tagging it with +Mountain Photos or letting us tag it for you. See the +Mountain Photos Theme “About” Page for more.Thank you!#mountainphotos #photography #circle #photographycircle #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #photographers #mountains #photographycircle #mountainphotography #mountainphotographers 2012-07-27 15:40:36267221816CC G+
Margaret Tompkins25,055<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Each has < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle), and most are between 10,000 and 25,000 followers.  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!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.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  2012-07-25 23:09:23497213120211CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,723The High-Quality #TravelWriter and #Photography Circle!#sharedcircles   #travelwriters   #travelphotography   #photographers2012-07-25 21:00:10118241CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,700The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle! #sharedcircles   #travelwriters   #travelphotography   #photographers  2012-07-24 14:36:031183115CC G+
Daniel Harrington17,657The High-Quality Travel Writer and Photography Circle! #travelwriters   #sharedcircle   #photography   #circleshare   #travelbloggers   #photographers   #landscapephotography   #circle   #naturephotography   #travel  2012-07-23 23:55:171183155CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,624Hand 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 July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published July 1.)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/about2012-07-21 12:44:303641216CC G+
David Stroz0Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111CC G+
Martin Bailey37,482It's been a while since I shared my Photography circle, so here goes.This circle is the result of a year on Google+ interacting with many, many amazing photographers. It isn't a comprehensive list of the best photogs on G+, and it doesn't contain everyone that I interact with or follow. I have a few other circles for people that share good info but don't interact, and I have some lists of friends that haven't taken the time to upload enough photos to make their profile look pretty. I'll shift them over when their profiles look good. Superficial? Yes, but I like things to look pretty.This isn't a list that I'll add people to on request. If our paths cross and you share good content, I'll add you in due course. If you think you should be in here but aren't, I'm sorry. Let's stay friends and you'll be in their someday if you continue to share original and interesting photography related information.There are also a number of people that write in Japanese in here. If you don't like posts in languages you don't understand, weed those plussers out later, but they are in the list primarily because they're great photographers, so hopefully you'll keep them circled.Enjoy...2012-07-18 12:47:18438501350CC G+
Scott Detweiler22,344This is my top circle for inspiration.A few words on this circle:- These are people that inspire ME, and may not do the same for you.- Not all of them are photographers, there are artists, re-sharers, and others.- I don't limit people by how many followers they may or may not have, as I don't care.Photographers I enjoy may not inspire me and my work, so they won't be in here.  I do have circles for my favorite photographers and so on, but they may not be an inspiration for my projects.If you want to get in on this circle you need to have a profile that isn't blank and examples of work you think I will find inspiring.If you like this circle, feel free to share it.  I am sharing it because these people rock and hopefully will inspire others.  If you are in this circle, it would be kind of you to share it as well.Enjoy!2012-07-14 18:15:2236830917CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,405Hand 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published June 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/about2012-07-07 11:59:323691135CC G+
Jerry Kiesewetter13,595Any Zenfolio Users out there who aren't in this circle yer? Do you want to be added? Just leave a comment and I'll add you to my circle :-2012-07-06 14:51:32110300CC G+
Baki Karacay4,863AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEEnjoy the +Mountain Photos' first release of AMAZING MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHERS (AMP) circle from around the globe!A huge 'thank you' to all the generous people who did awesome contributions to the +Mountain Photos all week theme page!The Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) is a validated quality circle of 205 selected photographers who produce astonishing mountain photography. Each of them was picked up manually with respect to their works above avarage level. I am proud to promote these great photographers and I am sure they will bring lots of stunning photos of mountains, mountain landscapes and sceneries to your streams.Click the link below to view the fascinating album of mountain photos by some of these great photographers who Follow +Mountain Photos.https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/of/104595645252059205464 Please feel free to reshare this circle post!If you want to be included in the next circle, please reshare the circle and simply comment on this post for your inclusion.Before you ask for inclusion, please make sure that you love to take and post mountain photos in particular, you mainly share your own original photography in your stream and also avoid the domination of your stream with irrelevant clips, animations, etc.Note: If you see that I have +1’d your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the Amazing Mountain Photographers circle.You can also participate directly in the +Mountain Photos Theme Page.How to Participate:* Ensure that the page +Mountain Photos and curator +Baki Karacay are in your circles* When posting your mountain photo, in the introduction add: #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos by +Baki Karacay  See the +Mountain Photos Theme Page Profile for more.Please also feel free to share your suggestions to enrich the circle!Thank you!#mountainphotos 2012-06-23 06:25:3020526811CC G+


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2014-01-17 01:56:34 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 125 +1s)

Deep Winter

A beautiful evening in the Tetons.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  

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2014-01-11 01:51:49 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)

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 (63 comments, 92 reshares, 708 +1s)

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, 28 reshares, 143 +1s)

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, 8 reshares, 127 +1s)

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)

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, 57 reshares, 190 +1s)

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)

* 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 afew ... more »

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2012-12-13 00:35:59 (42 comments, 66 reshares, 269 +1s)

"Dream of Fire"    Dream Lake, RMNP Colorado.

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2012-09-19 23:32:12 (33 comments, 11 reshares, 162 +1s)

*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)

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 postof ... more »

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2012-07-28 00:29:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

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, 11 reshares, 154 +1s)

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, 52 +1s)

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.

2012-06-06 13:43:03 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

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, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)

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…


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2012-05-19 00:22:39 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 142 +1s)

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)

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 (40 comments, 9 reshares, 169 +1s)

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, 40 reshares, 214 +1s)

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)

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 (142 comments, 154 reshares, 546 +1s)

"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, 12 +1s)

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, 15 reshares, 105 +1s)

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 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)

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)

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

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

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 (44 comments, 26 reshares, 183 +1s)

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, 112 +1s)

"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 »

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

"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 (40 comments, 17 reshares, 169 +1s)

Enchanted Land!

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

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

+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)

Delicate Sky

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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)

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2012-02-04 00:02:10 (45 comments, 39 reshares, 168 +1s)

"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)

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.

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

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/

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2012-01-24 00:08:15 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 74 +1s)

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 (35 comments, 5 reshares, 110 +1s)

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 (64 comments, 14 reshares, 135 +1s)

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 »

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

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 (67 comments, 28 reshares, 157 +1s)

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)

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.

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

Here is my offering for #MountainMonday

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

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)

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, 38 +1s)

Soon I will re-edit some older pix, this one I did recent. It is NOT from a plane :)

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

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... more »

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

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)

"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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