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Lee Daniels has been at 7 events

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Lotus Carroll1,771,752Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Dave Morrow and panelists +Alexis Coram, +Casey McCallister, +Jason Jakober, & +Jeff Moreau to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live.We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +Think Tank Photo, +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZDThat's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be pleThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00162G+
SmugMug44,304Dear SmugMug Photographer,In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California.Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, +Don MacAskill. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002.We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it.Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement!http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug+Chris MacAskill & +Don MacAskill Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00291G+
Nathan Wirth196,131A Weekend Long Exploration of Long Exposure and Monochrome Photography (a) I would be most appreciative if you could let me know below which individual walks you are planning on attending so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect.(b) I am looking for people to help carpool from the South Bay / Peninsula.   I am also looking for people to help out with carpooling for Sunday's events in Marin County.  Please contact me if you can help. The ScheduleFriday Schedule (January 4th)Sutro Baths Ruins – 3 pm – Dark– Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, and Grant Murray.Meet in the parking lot above the old ruins.———————————————————————————Saturday Schedule (January 5th)Downtown San Francisco Architecture Tour – 7 am to 10 am –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Brian Day and Grant MurrayMeet in front of 101 California (lots of street parking, but bring quarters for the meters - or park at the Sutter Street garage and walk down). The tour will include the following buildings and bridge:444 Market, 555 California, 600 Montgomery & the Bay Bridge.Street Photography Tour – 11am – 1:30 pm–Hosted by Brian DayMeet in Union Square Park (I recommend parking at the Sutter Street Garage on Stockton and Sutter). .Marshall Beach – 3 pm – Dark–Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, Steve Landeros and Grant MurrayMeet at Battery Crosby.  Park at Baker's Beach and walk up the hill. ———————————————————————————Sunday Schedule (January 6th)Sunrise at Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Bridge) – Sunrise – 8 am–Hosted by Joe Azure and Steve Landeros Meet in the parking area at Hawk HillChina Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am–Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve LanderosMeet in the Parking Lot above China Camp (Bring a Five Dollar Bill to Pay for Parking)Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore – 2 pm to Dark–Hosted by Nathan Wirth & Steve LanderosMeet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot———————————————————————————Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat do I need to bring?Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photographyRecommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filterWill there be any carpooling?Hopefully.  Who can help? Are there any maps?I have provided maps for the meeting locations next to each individual walk on the official web page:  http://nlwirth.com/photography/a-slice-of-time-a-san-francisco-bay-area-photowalk-january-4-6-2013/San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk2013-01-05 00:00:00201G+
Daria Musk3,489,655You, Me & A LIttle Music History!Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City!How To Join The Hangout!★ RSVP Right Here!★ Circle +Stonehenge NYC  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle!★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible!★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDvTell Me More...I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action!This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks! And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :)One More Surprise is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;)XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00374G+
Ryan Van Sickle767,883HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR ConcertThursday, November 8th at 9PM EST Host +matthew rappaport Along withSinger Songwriters +HEATHER FAY +Ryan Van Sickle & FriendsCharitiesThe Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/New York Cares - http://www.nycares.org/We would love for you all to participate, so from 10PM - 11PM it will be open to anyone wanting to tell their story or share a song.Photo by +Boris Gorelik & Poster by +Mike Searle HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert w/ Heather Fay, Ryan Van Sickle, Matthew Rappaport & Friends2012-11-09 03:00:00231G+
Daria Musk3,489,655CAMPFIRE CONCERT ♨ SAT SEPT 22NDLet's sing farewell to summer and welcome fall together, around the campfire, around the world!KUMBAYA, BABY!We're taking the newest way of sharing back to it's oldest roots. Singing, stories, human connection, and s'mores. Ok maybe they didn't always have s'mores. ;) Some great friends like +Karen Hutton +Carter Gibson +Alida Brandenburg +Dolidh Young +Max Lugavere +Tina Vale and more are coming to share their own campfire-style songs, stories and games. We'll marathon, sing-a-long and rotate seats 'til the sun goes down. So grab some hot cocoa, flashlights, sleeping bags and come hang!Comment below to let me know if you want a special early-invite or if you'd like to share something! We could use some good 'ol harmonica to set the mood! XO, DariaCampfire (Hangout) Concert!2012-09-22 22:00:00553G+
Kerry Murphy1,315,561Hey guess what! Macro Monday is going to try out using events this week, 9/3 instead of next!REMINDER1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is ABSTRACT!  2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours!3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos.4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :)Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00187G+

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Snowball Circles6,161Snowball Circle #3No beating around the bush on this one.This is a circle share for 1 reason only...to GAIN FOLLOWERS.So if you want in simply follow these 4 items.1. Plus the Post.2. Add the circle.3. Share the post.4. Comment to be added.That is all. Short. Sweet. Simple.#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingcircles #followers #snowballcircle #jmhhacker  +Kavalon Gilliam +Delton Doucet +Delton Doucet +Barbara fariña +Joe Liedtke +Peter Gregg +Cesare Riccardo +Eric Weiss +Ben Heys  +David Haskell +Amy Sargent +Daniel Stock +2014-08-20 19:18:3833669629103CC G+
Snowball Circles4,343#2No games. Everyone added.This is a circle share for 1 reason only...to GAIN FOLLOWERS.So if you want in simply follow these 4 items.1. Plus the Post.2. Add the circle.3. Share the post.4. Comment to be added.That is all. Compliments Of +Snowball Circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared #snowballcircle #followers #seomarketing #circlecount  2014-07-15 06:09:003386012489CC G+
Snowball Circles4,026No beating around the bush on this one.This is a circle share for 1 reason only...to GAIN FOLLOWERS.So if you want in simply follow these 4 items.1. Plus the Post.2. Add the circle.3. Share the post.4. Comment to be added.That is all. Short. Sweet. Simple. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingcircles #followers #snowballcircle #jmhhacker  2014-07-07 04:15:123216711995CC G+
Snowball Circles3,922BOOMPlus PostAdd CircleShare PostComment to be added!That is all folks! #circle #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #followers #circleoftheday #circleshared  2014-07-06 09:48:46323171428CC G+
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:43500328CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,418active G+ users circlePlus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLICIf you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #coolpeople #followers #fullcircleshare #growfollowers #howtoincreasefollowers #increasefollowers #Photographycircleshares2014-06-09 12:32:40481383157CC G+
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938CC G+
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113CC G+
Circle Network5,402Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              122This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCirclesIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please let me know.2014-05-18 18:14:525018169112CC G+
Promote Photography14,222TO BE PROMOTED & SHAREDYou have been chosen by +Promote Photography because your work is very good and have to be promoted / shared.If you do not share this circle you will still be in it! But if you do share we will be thankful to you!If you like to be in, tag us with #promotephotography . There is no guaranty but it will help us found your work!We lost some people and we like to add you back. Are you not included in this circle and you was before say it please so we can add you back!Spread it! & Share it!  2014-05-17 07:40:09469176114162CC G+
Organo Gold Review884I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you.#seooptimizers   #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #KingCircles   #KingAmari  #ppcmasterminds2014-05-14 15:25:413356111CC G+
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271230CC G+
Justin Matthew60,329The World Record Snowball Circle ShareAs promised the new additions have been added from my last circle share. My previous 2 shares have over 1,600 public re shares and currently is the largest in Google+ history.As seen herehttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcirclesall/If having an issue adding this circle add this onehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/113204619907190737614/posts/NNxjgWycM7hFor more on growing your brand check outhttp://monopolizesocialmedia.com/who-we-are/We represent some of the largest corporations in the world today.To stay in this elite circle it really is quite simple.1. Plus The Circle2. Add the circle3. Comment on the circle4.Share the circleAs always my circles average 340 re-shares so let's get this rocking! #snowballcircle #circlesharing #jmhhacker #socialmediamarketing #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circleshare  2014-05-05 17:13:42199375271CC G+
John Wood4,710This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles !  Add these great sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who Share this current edition will be included in my next one  ... Cheers!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles  2014-05-02 13:19:5026631210CC G+
Lư Thăng15,490Vòng kết nói chất lượng share cho anh em nào cầnTags: #circle #vòng-kết-nối2014-04-28 06:57:05238215CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated - 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Da -HoA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:39:57500211471CC G+
Shinta putri anggun2291. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #artisticgoogle  2014-04-26 16:19:094049526CC G+
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101CC G+
Sheila B. DuBois32,804+Luke Strothman  here is a circle of Photographers.... and HEY Your in it   How about that........   I have a couple more I can share with you.... Or I could just put them all in one circle and share that out but then the circle would be large to add :)         and  +Joshua Fisher  is in this one  too :)2014-04-05 05:06:0160505CC G+
Tom Sparks25,807This is my circle of #pentax photographers. Let me know if you shoot Pentax so I can add you. Or share the circle to your friends.2014-03-17 16:09:30192000CC G+
PixelWorld43,224►► 341 AllStar Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras  ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 10        th March 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays or Mondays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld  otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld   and Hash tag   #pixelworld   in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  *Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras if you have this circle ina old versionPlease add the new and updated visual artist allstar circle and then delete the old. this is for the purpose of not having outdated information regarding actual circle members.                                            #sharedcircles                                 #sharedcircle                               #sharedcircles                     #sharedpubliccircles                                     #circleshare                   #circlesharing                                         2014-03-10 21:49:55341373643CC G+
PixelWorld42,850►► 336 All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 24 th February 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld  and Hash tag  #pixelworld  in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras  Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld By +Alberto Carreras*                                           #sharedcircles                               #sharedcircle                             #sharedcircles                   #sharedpubliccircles                                   #circleshare                 #circlesharing                                       #fullcircleshare                 #addmetoyourcircles                               2014-02-24 05:05:41336353364CC G+
Eric Hege19,678Photographers Circle A-JThis is A-J (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. I'll publish K-Z of my Photography Circle tomorrow.2014-02-18 22:01:3135411113CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:47:3537311113CC G+
Константин Вишневский43,146A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+2014-01-25 13:00:32447361256CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,015Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 02:07:25499361558CC G+
Artur M.35,689A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-20 07:58:29390351165CC G+
Allan Cooper7,409This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #photographer   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2014-01-20 01:10:38253418CC G+
Allan Cooper7,383This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #animal   #animals   #animallovers   #animalphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #orchid   #orchidphotography   #birds   #bird   #parrot   #dogs   #cat   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing2014-01-18 04:09:25250725CC G+
Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001CC 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 18:13:22275818CC G+
Artur M.34,220A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-08 15:24:56421401863CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,701Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 4 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-01-04 11:32:061636413CC G+
Константин Вишневский40,080Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. If you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends2014-01-02 16:06:42447372465CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky59,452This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-26 04:10:46500421768CC G+
Dustin W. Stout28,369The Best Photographers on Google+This is the result of part 4 of my #circlesplosion  series! Find the rest of the parts here: http://dustn.tv/circlesplosionThese brilliant artists will fill your stream with so much visual beauty that your eyes might just melt out of their sockets. If that happens, please contact a physician immediately.Add this circle by hitting the "Add people" button below and check in to the specific stream to discover your new favorite photographers and image sharers. I went through great lengths to meticulously check out every recommended photographer and found these to be the best. Have fun, and may your circles esplode with beauty! #sharedcircles  2013-11-26 16:10:4914823836CC G+
Vivi Amb541CIRCLE TO HAVE TODAY !My best Google + Users to FollowSpecial thanks to all off us !This Circle will Grow if :1 - You add Contacts creating a new Circle (if this is not done)2 - Share and +1 the circle#circles #circle   #circlesharing #circleshare2013-11-25 00:28:09239509CC G+
Dustin W. Stout26,662The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+As the first of my #circlesplosion  shares, this crowd-curated circle is comprised of those people who have been personally endorsed as some of the most creative and inspiring people on Google+.These folks are artists, designers, photographers, crafters, painters, musicians, videographers, marketers, and all around creators of things here on Google+.If you're a creator of things and want to connect with more people who create and inspire, add this circle.  Keep watch of the people in this stream and connect with the people you resonate with. About #circlesplosionAs I discussed in my introduction to #circlesplosion  (here - dustn.tv/circlesplosion/) managing and curating your circles will ultimately give you the greatest experience here on Google+. In an effort to connect people with passion, with other people with those same passions, I have resolved to share these crowd-curated circles with the world. I hope this group gives you as much value as it has me! Have a great monday everyone!  #creativity   #inspiration   #sharedcircles  2013-11-11 19:47:102367442113CC G+
pio dal cin73,398Please welcome +Cecilia Abadie  in the #oneinamillioncircle   for making History. Today she became the first driver in US History to get a ticket for wearing the #Glass  +Tom Rolfson  and I spoke about this last night on a #Hangout  Read more here (http://goo.gl/8UHOC0)ping +Sarah Hill +Jack C Crawford +Jeris JC Miller +Al Navas +Keith Barrett  +Bradley Horowitz +CircleCount 2013-10-31 01:10:401697011CC G+
Alessandro Folghera18,553#socialmediamarketing  #SharedCircle  #MondaySharedCircle To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)  Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #Mondaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     2013-10-21 04:21:03435393347CC G+
Alessandro Folghera17,439#socialmediamarketing  #SharedCircle  #MondaySharedCircle To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)  Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  Special thanks to my #friends and #engagers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Daniela Calabrò +Rome Heels +Allana Layton +Van Bordelon +Richard Sample +Slobodan Ognjenovic +Allyson Sangster +Tatjana Vidakovic +danilova pjaca +Francesco Del Punta +Laura Biagioti +2013-10-14 19:32:06501403851CC G+
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665CC G+
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490773683CC G+
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279136241CC G+
Walter Soestbergen39,293✯✯   Macro Photographers circle   ✯✯The New Macro Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-September-2013]This 6th edition from the Macro circle has grown till 350 persons (+ 50). This circle is a must have for people who love nature Macro photo's.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Macro photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Macro photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Macro circleSpecial thanks to +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Mark O'Callaghanfor the great efforts you make to the theme +Macro4AllIf you want to share your photos with the +Macro4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Macro4All  with +114288170272943967264, +116015048260309285957, +108076065949275895817  and +115533614048623021648 (+102113123017217908650)with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle   #circles 2013-09-17 16:20:5935017155125CC G+
jon-paul Jones386jon-paul Jones originally shared:Okay here is the daily update of my most current list of active photographers that share original work.I have added the same circles as most of you and have found that many of the people are just sharing other peoples work. I am sorting through them all at a rate of 100 people a day.Please add these people because it is a quality circle. I have visited everyone's site.Also, please share2013-09-13 23:50:1250053924CC G+
Georges Pauly14,521Thomas HawkShared publicly  -  30 Aug 2013 2500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-01 19:56:06482204CC G+
Promote Photography8,407THE FIRST 401 PROMOTED!!!!You have been chosen by +Promote Photography  because your work is very good and have to be promoted / shared.If you do not share this circle you will still be in it! But if you do share we will be thankful to you!Next share at 500If you like to be in it you can tag us #promotephotography there is no guaranty but it will help us found your work!Share if you like!  READ THIS NOTE BY +Rodney Campbell (well seen, thank you!)Note that I got an error when trying to add the Circle +Promote Photography  - not the usual domain restriction error where it still creates the circle but the one where it says it can't add one or more people and/or pages.Unfortunately it's +Alycia Miller  entry which is causing the error for me (and also for at least one other circle I'm aware of) - when I remove her from the circle before adding it adds fine. +Alycia Miller  is already in multiple of my circles so not a problem for me but others may not be able to add this circle. I can also see her account looks to have been Fubar'd by G+ at the moment (it's empty of posts)2013-09-01 10:58:4040113457113CC G+

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2013-12-23 21:33:32 (99 comments, 8 reshares, 290 +1s)

A most happy Christmas to all!

Since I will only be online sporadically, I want to wish everyone a joyful holiday and new year!

I've been in the hospital since last Wednesday and I'll be in a few more days as well. Fractured knee, tibia, with complications that was left too long because no insurance and could not get care. Operation for a temp fix tomorrow. Good times...

However, getting some care now and it's a start!

The sweet little tree in the window is from the inestimable +Kris Silva who brought me essentials from home - camera, lenses,fresh batteries, single coffee maker, snacks - and then stopped and bought this tree and decorations and wore her jingly reindeer antlers while we decorated. Huge grins here!

You all can make me happy by having the warmest hug filled holidays and filling your days with rich memories!
Love to... more »

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2013-10-30 16:16:14 (65 comments, 115 reshares, 406 +1s)

Coffee With a Cooper's

I'd wandered out to the patio with my coffee and ran into my favorite Cooper's Hawk relaxing under the cool green canopy of an adjacent mesquite.  Of course, that meant going back inside and getting the camera.  I don't know if I was in my jammies or not...:)

For #WildlifeWednesday   with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 

with a special good morning to +Kalebra Kelby 

Most plusones: 494

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2013-08-31 16:52:57 (25 comments, 33 reshares, 494 +1s)

Keep It Down!

Just a Saturday Silly.  Caption at will!

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2013-12-23 21:33:32 (99 comments, 8 reshares, 290 +1s)

A most happy Christmas to all!

Since I will only be online sporadically, I want to wish everyone a joyful holiday and new year!

I've been in the hospital since last Wednesday and I'll be in a few more days as well. Fractured knee, tibia, with complications that was left too long because no insurance and could not get care. Operation for a temp fix tomorrow. Good times...

However, getting some care now and it's a start!

The sweet little tree in the window is from the inestimable +Kris Silva who brought me essentials from home - camera, lenses,fresh batteries, single coffee maker, snacks - and then stopped and bought this tree and decorations and wore her jingly reindeer antlers while we decorated. Huge grins here!

You all can make me happy by having the warmest hug filled holidays and filling your days with rich memories!
Love to... more »

A most happy Christmas to all!

Since I will only be online sporadically, I want to wish everyone a joyful holiday and new year!

I've been in the hospital since last Wednesday and I'll be in a few more days as well. Fractured knee, tibia, with complications that was left too long because no insurance and could not get care. Operation for a temp fix tomorrow. Good times...

However, getting some care now and it's a start!

The sweet little tree in the window is from the inestimable +Kris Silva who brought me essentials from home - camera, lenses,fresh batteries, single coffee maker, snacks - and then stopped and bought this tree and decorations and wore her jingly reindeer antlers while we decorated. Huge grins here!

You all can make me happy by having the warmest hug filled holidays and filling your days with rich memories!
Love to you all ___

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2013-12-18 20:32:51 (19 comments, 20 reshares, 276 +1s)

Fair Warning

for #wildlifewednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 

Fair Warning

for #wildlifewednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak ___

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2013-12-18 16:44:09 (18 comments, 14 reshares, 209 +1s)

A huge hug of thanks to  +Kris Silva  for helping me single-handedly wrangling my kitchen after the plumbing overflows and nastiness of last week.  She didn't just clean, she sterilized my kitchen as if it were the most sensitive lab in the world.  Every single dish and container and utensil - all washed and scalded.  The floor, the surfaces, the inside of the refrigerator.  All suspect food tossed. All cans and boxes wiped down.  I'm blinded not only by the purity, but by her generosity, energy and great company.  Kris is a talented writer and illustrator with a heart as big they coime.  Witty, sharp with a wicked sense of humor and a wonderful whimsical side, she is a great person to have by your side.  You hardly even notice her OCD - just a flicker of longing as she surveys the rest of your world that clearly needs her discipline.
So here's a silly, undisciplined scamp of aflower wi... more »

A huge hug of thanks to  +Kris Silva  for helping me single-handedly wrangling my kitchen after the plumbing overflows and nastiness of last week.  She didn't just clean, she sterilized my kitchen as if it were the most sensitive lab in the world.  Every single dish and container and utensil - all washed and scalded.  The floor, the surfaces, the inside of the refrigerator.  All suspect food tossed. All cans and boxes wiped down.  I'm blinded not only by the purity, but by her generosity, energy and great company.  Kris is a talented writer and illustrator with a heart as big they coime.  Witty, sharp with a wicked sense of humor and a wonderful whimsical side, she is a great person to have by your side.  You hardly even notice her OCD - just a flicker of longing as she surveys the rest of your world that clearly needs her discipline.
So here's a silly, undisciplined scamp of a flower with thanks on every unruly petal.   I promise to let you have at the new shelves  my mom bought for me you when they get here.   ___

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2013-12-17 18:15:17 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 224 +1s)

Loophole

or rabbit hole?

Loophole

or rabbit hole?___

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2013-12-16 14:55:30 (18 comments, 26 reshares, 251 +1s)

Some days....

Some days....___

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2013-12-15 12:19:29 (11 comments, 11 reshares, 212 +1s)

Stars Fell On Arizona

The Geminid meteor shower did not disappoint. Tom's Trees were treated to a showy night and morning of "oooooooo"s and "ahhhhhhs"

Saturday, 12-14-2013 05:54 am, Tucson, AZ

Stars Fell On Arizona

The Geminid meteor shower did not disappoint. Tom's Trees were treated to a showy night and morning of "oooooooo"s and "ahhhhhhs"

Saturday, 12-14-2013 05:54 am, Tucson, AZ___

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2013-12-13 19:45:43 (16 comments, 11 reshares, 111 +1s)

Geminid Preview

The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks tonight and tomorrow morning in the wee hours.  If last night's and this morning's activity is any indication, it will be amazing.  Here are just 3 of them - quick and dirty processing - that started around 9 pm last night and lasted till about 6 am this morning.  

Geminid Preview

The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks tonight and tomorrow morning in the wee hours.  If last night's and this morning's activity is any indication, it will be amazing.  Here are just 3 of them - quick and dirty processing - that started around 9 pm last night and lasted till about 6 am this morning.  ___

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2013-12-12 18:22:18 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 138 +1s)

Formation Flying

A small squadron of vultures patrols the sky.  I hear "Ride of the Valkyries"  ...

Formation Flying

A small squadron of vultures patrols the sky.  I hear "Ride of the Valkyries"  ...___

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2013-12-09 18:34:19 (42 comments, 39 reshares, 315 +1s)

 I Haz a Grump

The week is not starting well.  Yesterday, a flood of sewer water came surging through my kitchen sink, flooding the kitchen and adjacent dining area.  Apartment management has been minimally responsive.and has not returned any call or email. They vacuumed the water and put a commercial dryer on the rug.  They sent a plumber who snaked the drain and called it fixed, though anyone knows that will not take care of the underlying problem of the sewer water mixing in with the potable water.  They did not clean the kitchen,  the surfaces are still contaminated.  I have pathogens multiplying all over and a compromised immune system.  I have an untreated  fractured tibia and torn ACL:(no insurance=no treatment) and every hopping movement is agony.    I can't get to my refrigerator easily and any other food must be thrown out, including that in the cabinets because the germsare airbor... more »

 I Haz a Grump

The week is not starting well.  Yesterday, a flood of sewer water came surging through my kitchen sink, flooding the kitchen and adjacent dining area.  Apartment management has been minimally responsive.and has not returned any call or email. They vacuumed the water and put a commercial dryer on the rug.  They sent a plumber who snaked the drain and called it fixed, though anyone knows that will not take care of the underlying problem of the sewer water mixing in with the potable water.  They did not clean the kitchen,  the surfaces are still contaminated.  I have pathogens multiplying all over and a compromised immune system.  I have an untreated  fractured tibia and torn ACL:(no insurance=no treatment) and every hopping movement is agony.    I can't get to my refrigerator easily and any other food must be thrown out, including that in the cabinets because the germs are airborne as well and if they weren't before, the dryer fan is giving them a heck of a ride.  
Yes, the county has been notified.  So far, no joy.
That's just for starters.  

Yes, I haz a grump.

Just needed to scream for a minute.  No response necessary.  ___

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2013-12-09 13:34:52 (19 comments, 13 reshares, 166 +1s)

Tendrils of Longing


#macromonday  with +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau 

Tendrils of Longing


#macromonday  with +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau ___

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2013-12-06 20:13:26 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 283 +1s)

The light of singular, the power of many

"Yes, there is some special providence in the fall of a sparrow,"   Nelson Mandela

And they will gather  in your light and fly free with your spirit.

The light of singular, the power of many

"Yes, there is some special providence in the fall of a sparrow,"   Nelson Mandela

And they will gather  in your light and fly free with your spirit.___

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2013-12-06 16:58:54 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 132 +1s)

The light of singular, the power of one

The light of singular, the power of one___

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2013-12-05 21:22:16 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)

Big smiles, small packages

So nice to have one of my images included in this this little gem of a book by the Western National Parks Association (available in some National Park gift stores).  Saguaro Voices is a lovely compilation of images of the west's most iconic symbol and I am privileged to be included.

Big smiles, small packages

So nice to have one of my images included in this this little gem of a book by the Western National Parks Association (available in some National Park gift stores).  Saguaro Voices is a lovely compilation of images of the west's most iconic symbol and I am privileged to be included.___

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2013-12-04 19:35:34 (42 comments, 28 reshares, 220 +1s)

All the Doves of Morning

This morning at my window.

I've been away on detour paths and may be for a while yet, but there are stories to be told and the telling is near.  
Miss you all.

All the Doves of Morning

This morning at my window.

I've been away on detour paths and may be for a while yet, but there are stories to be told and the telling is near.  
Miss you all.___

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2013-10-31 17:47:07 (40 comments, 44 reshares, 285 +1s)

Promises

Years ago, I'd made it a goal to someday enter the  BBC VEOLIA Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, but I never have.  I never thought I was good enough.  This year it occurred to me:  if not now, then when?  There might not be another "when."  So, on the last day at the eleventh hour, I quickly submitted 10 images.  Imagine how stunned I was when one of them made it to the final round of judging.  It was not a winner, but I could not have been happier.  My new cover photo is that image.    This is not about the image or me.   This is a reminder that the most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.  Keep them.

If you have not seen the extraordinary winning images from this year, visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/onlineGallery.do

Promises

Years ago, I'd made it a goal to someday enter the  BBC VEOLIA Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, but I never have.  I never thought I was good enough.  This year it occurred to me:  if not now, then when?  There might not be another "when."  So, on the last day at the eleventh hour, I quickly submitted 10 images.  Imagine how stunned I was when one of them made it to the final round of judging.  It was not a winner, but I could not have been happier.  My new cover photo is that image.    This is not about the image or me.   This is a reminder that the most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.  Keep them.

If you have not seen the extraordinary winning images from this year, visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/onlineGallery.do___

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2013-10-30 16:16:14 (65 comments, 115 reshares, 406 +1s)

Coffee With a Cooper's

I'd wandered out to the patio with my coffee and ran into my favorite Cooper's Hawk relaxing under the cool green canopy of an adjacent mesquite.  Of course, that meant going back inside and getting the camera.  I don't know if I was in my jammies or not...:)

For #WildlifeWednesday   with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 

with a special good morning to +Kalebra Kelby 

Coffee With a Cooper's

I'd wandered out to the patio with my coffee and ran into my favorite Cooper's Hawk relaxing under the cool green canopy of an adjacent mesquite.  Of course, that meant going back inside and getting the camera.  I don't know if I was in my jammies or not...:)

For #WildlifeWednesday   with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 

with a special good morning to +Kalebra Kelby ___

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2013-10-29 15:03:08 (40 comments, 9 reshares, 178 +1s)

When You Wish Upon a Star

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

Tom's Trees watch a shooting star light the starry night during the Orionid meteor shower.  

There were so many during the week, I almost couldn't take a shot without hitting one.  

(and yes, +Sharon Jeannette,  I was in my jammies...)

#TreeTuesday with   +Shannon S. Myers +Christina Lawrie   +Allen Cabrera  +Ralph Mendoza and +Kim Troutman 

And +Tom Tran, of course

When You Wish Upon a Star

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

Tom's Trees watch a shooting star light the starry night during the Orionid meteor shower.  

There were so many during the week, I almost couldn't take a shot without hitting one.  

(and yes, +Sharon Jeannette,  I was in my jammies...)

#TreeTuesday with   +Shannon S. Myers +Christina Lawrie   +Allen Cabrera  +Ralph Mendoza and +Kim Troutman 

And +Tom Tran, of course___

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2013-10-07 19:24:02 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 118 +1s)

Midnight at the Oasis

'round about midnight, Tom's Trees relaxed and enjoyed the light show.  
(actually 11:59:23 p.m. last night)

They were treated to a bonus at 5:00 am when a shooting star flew past and we all made a wish.  I remembered to push the shutter.

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The Draconid meteor shower peaks tonight. Look North/Northwest just after sunset.
Mine might have been an early Orionid since it was in the SSE just before dawn.
+Tom Tran  #TomsTrees   #TomTransTrees

Midnight at the Oasis

'round about midnight, Tom's Trees relaxed and enjoyed the light show.  
(actually 11:59:23 p.m. last night)

They were treated to a bonus at 5:00 am when a shooting star flew past and we all made a wish.  I remembered to push the shutter.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Draconid meteor shower peaks tonight. Look North/Northwest just after sunset.
Mine might have been an early Orionid since it was in the SSE just before dawn.
+Tom Tran  #TomsTrees   #TomTransTrees___

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2013-09-29 20:40:14 (87 comments, 66 reshares, 253 +1s)

I’m sorry I haven’t been online to explain my absence and diminished activity and I’m afraid I’ll continue to be missing for a bit.  

My health insurance was cancelled as of June 1.  Every treatment and procedure abruptly stopped.  There are no alternative programs of any sort available for me.  None.  In fact there are no programs for anyone after the government stopped the PCIP program in February.  Even if the ACA does not get delayed, treatment could not resume until January.
In terms of serious conditions like cancer, that can be a death sentence.  As a people, we abhor acts of genocide in other countries, yet we not only commit it here, we legislate it.  Not providing an ongoing program of care is an atrocity. 
People will die today because there are no options.  People will die tomorrow, next week and next month because they have no access to care.

Iwas doing amazing... more »

I’m sorry I haven’t been online to explain my absence and diminished activity and I’m afraid I’ll continue to be missing for a bit.  

My health insurance was cancelled as of June 1.  Every treatment and procedure abruptly stopped.  There are no alternative programs of any sort available for me.  None.  In fact there are no programs for anyone after the government stopped the PCIP program in February.  Even if the ACA does not get delayed, treatment could not resume until January.
In terms of serious conditions like cancer, that can be a death sentence.  As a people, we abhor acts of genocide in other countries, yet we not only commit it here, we legislate it.  Not providing an ongoing program of care is an atrocity. 
People will die today because there are no options.  People will die tomorrow, next week and next month because they have no access to care.

I was doing amazingly well.  I was beating the odds.  Having treatment halted is disastrous.  Waiting until January, should the ACA not be delayed, means 7 months without treatment.
Constantly trying to find programs and loopholes and bits of help here and there is taking huge amounts of energy that I could use to get better.
There are others far worse off and who simply don’t know how or can’t advocate for themselves or a loved one.
I went through the same thing when I was first diagnosed and fought long and hard to get coverage.  There were alternatives then.  There are none now.

I am lucky.  My oncology office may have found a program that will cover a small part of my treatment.  I’m hopeful.  
But what about the millions of others?  Many will just die because they are denied treatment.  Because there are no alternatives.  Because they can’t even buy insurance or health care.
We won’t die of disease, we will die of politics.

I would love to be here as I used to be.  It gives me joy and sparks my imagination and heart.  This community has been a huge part in my fight and my positive outcomes.  I am still shooting almost every day and working on new projects, and someday I hope to share them with you and, more importantly, revel in your work and be amazed.  

Right now, I simply can’t.

Thank you all for understanding.

(Important: I am NOT asking for nor will I accept financial help.  That is not the issue. )

No need to comment or plus. ___

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2013-09-10 15:44:41 (38 comments, 8 reshares, 153 +1s)

A Soft Sunrise for Tom's Trees

A sweet pastel confection of a sunrise for +Tom Tran's trees. 

A Soft Sunrise for Tom's Trees

A sweet pastel confection of a sunrise for +Tom Tran's trees. ___

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2013-09-05 17:50:39 (17 comments, 19 reshares, 222 +1s)

The Shadow Hunter

A Great Egret in breeding plumage waits motionless over an opening in the deep, dense foliage as he searches for small prey.

The Shadow Hunter

A Great Egret in breeding plumage waits motionless over an opening in the deep, dense foliage as he searches for small prey.___

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2013-09-04 18:41:23 (30 comments, 34 reshares, 264 +1s)

Black-headed Grosbeak

A Black-headed Grosbeak poses nicely for me on a migratory stopover in my yard.



For #wildlifewednesday  with +Mike Spinak  and +Morkel Erasmus 

Black-headed Grosbeak

A Black-headed Grosbeak poses nicely for me on a migratory stopover in my yard.



For #wildlifewednesday  with +Mike Spinak  and +Morkel Erasmus ___

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2013-09-02 22:11:25 (44 comments, 44 reshares, 490 +1s)

When Morning Breaks

This is a little piece of my sunrise this morning - 

When Morning Breaks

This is a little piece of my sunrise this morning - ___

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2013-09-02 13:47:56 (16 comments, 31 reshares, 430 +1s)

I saw this on the Astronomy Picture of the Day, then found her here.  +Maria Rosa Vila does extraordinary work - circle her now!

¡Buenos días! Disculpad que os vuelva a colgar la foto de la Vía Láctea sobre el Castildetierra de las Bardenas, pero es que me hace mucha ilusión comunicaros que hoy ha sido elegida por la NASA foto del día en su página Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)!
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/___I saw this on the Astronomy Picture of the Day, then found her here.  +Maria Rosa Vila does extraordinary work - circle her now!

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2013-09-01 14:56:23 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 191 +1s)

Sharing my brother +Dave Daniels again - Amazing work...

Please open it and comment to him, not me.

#HillsboroLighthouse   #kitesurfing   #kiteboarding  #pelican #PompanoBeach #NorthKites___Sharing my brother +Dave Daniels again - Amazing work...

Please open it and comment to him, not me.

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2013-08-31 16:52:57 (25 comments, 33 reshares, 494 +1s)

Keep It Down!

Just a Saturday Silly.  Caption at will!

Keep It Down!

Just a Saturday Silly.  Caption at will!___

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2013-08-30 15:50:30 (19 comments, 42 reshares, 320 +1s)

Red Bird Chorus

Red Bird of Paradise cluster glow in the filtered sunlight.

Yet another from my film files.

For  #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

Red Bird Chorus

Red Bird of Paradise cluster glow in the filtered sunlight.

Yet another from my film files.

For  #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.___

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2013-08-28 16:46:18 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 194 +1s)

Sweetwater Vermilion

A Vermilion Flycatcher glows from the deep shadows at Sweetwater Wetlands.

This is almost SOOC. Just a slight crop, resize and sharpen.  
No Photoshop, no preset. The Vermilion perched in that sunlit spot on his own.  :)

I do love #WildlifeWednesday with +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus
 

Sweetwater Vermilion

A Vermilion Flycatcher glows from the deep shadows at Sweetwater Wetlands.

This is almost SOOC. Just a slight crop, resize and sharpen.  
No Photoshop, no preset. The Vermilion perched in that sunlit spot on his own.  :)

I do love #WildlifeWednesday with +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus
 ___

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2013-08-28 14:43:00 (14 comments, 26 reshares, 171 +1s)

Welcome to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 

So great to see the +morikamimuseum on Google+!   Go follow them and make them welcome!  

Welcome to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 

So great to see the +morikamimuseum on Google+!   Go follow them and make them welcome!  ___

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2013-08-27 15:38:59 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 137 +1s)

Canyon Dawn

The muted light of dawn softens the rugged landscape of the Grand Canyon.

Canyon Dawn

The muted light of dawn softens the rugged landscape of the Grand Canyon.___

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2013-08-26 14:25:13 (35 comments, 52 reshares, 299 +1s)

Oh, Hello!

Oh, Hello!___

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2013-08-25 16:26:36 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 199 +1s)

Moon Over Madera

The bright harvest moon lights the land and Santa Rita Mountains in Madera Canyon, Arizona.  There's a story of course...

A recent exchange about my brother, photographer +Dave Daniels's  diabolical driving made me recall this indelible experience.  I'll let him tell it.  From our old travel journal/blog "Frogs In My Pocket"
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In honor of Lee's birthday the heavens scheduled a Harvest Moon.  As the sun set behind the horizon on one side of the sky a full moon would rise up from behind the horizon on the other side, thus creating a fantastic scene full of photographic possibilities. And being possible photographers we wanted to capture each and every instant. Lee had a site in mind which would allow us to get some great pictures. It was conveniently located near Tubac where we’d spent the day and as we had acouple... more »

Moon Over Madera

The bright harvest moon lights the land and Santa Rita Mountains in Madera Canyon, Arizona.  There's a story of course...

A recent exchange about my brother, photographer +Dave Daniels's  diabolical driving made me recall this indelible experience.  I'll let him tell it.  From our old travel journal/blog "Frogs In My Pocket"
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In honor of Lee's birthday the heavens scheduled a Harvest Moon.  As the sun set behind the horizon on one side of the sky a full moon would rise up from behind the horizon on the other side, thus creating a fantastic scene full of photographic possibilities. And being possible photographers we wanted to capture each and every instant. Lee had a site in mind which would allow us to get some great pictures. It was conveniently located near Tubac where we’d spent the day and as we had a couple hours to fill before sunset we decided to stop and scout it out. 
Behind the local fire department, there was a small park that ran along the top of a ridge and it afforded a very good view in either direction towards sunset and moonrise. We took a few pictures there but we still had a lot of time to kill before sunset so we decided to visit nearby Madera Canyon. Madera Canyon State Park is located in the Santa Rita Mountains and is famous for its great bird watching. As we neared the park there were giant grasshoppers all over the road. They were big suckers, about two to three inches long, and they made a nice crunching sound under our tires. It was a nice easy car ride, straight and full of fun dips and rises that eventually steadied out into a gradually steepening climb up the mountain. We took a slow drive up the steep grade to the top parking area, passing a black pickup truck on the way, stopped and got out to look for birds, but unfortunately on this day the birds were elsewhere. On the way back down we stopped at a gift shop/picnic area and took a picture or two of what appeared to be a dead goldfinch glued to a bird feeder. Feeling a little underwhelmed at the excitement that generated, we drove down to the bottom parking area, passing the same pickup on the way down, and got out to take some shots of the afternoon sun and the ever present grasshoppers. We must have let time get away from us because before we knew it the sun was setting. We decided that instead of trying to drive all the way back to the little park by the fire station that we were already in a fairly decent place to catch both the sunset and the moonrise, so we just stayed where we were and took pictures of the sunset glistening off the backs of the grasshoppers. The black pickup truck drove on past us, its occupants smiling and waving. We kept checking over our shoulders so we wouldn't miss the moon rising up from behind the horizon And we kept checking... and we kept checking... and we kept checking. 
It was already a few minutes past the time when the moon was scheduled to rise and we were getting a little antsy, so we decided that we needed to change locations. We got in the car and started driving out of Madera Canyon, our urgency making the dips and rises a little more noticeable. The black pickup was parked alongside the road and we gave a quick wave as we passed. We drove for about a half a mile, maybe less, then Lee exclaimed, "Look! There it is!". Sure enough there was a moon just starting to rise beyond the horizon. We figured we must have misjudged what time it was supposed to rise. The area we were at was not very advantageous for taking good pictures so we decided to turn around and go back up the canyon to where we had just come from. This time I was most definitely speeding and those dips and rises took on a roller coaster feel. Once again we passed that pickup truck but this time we didn't bother to wave as we didn't want to seem like bigger idiots than we already were. When we got back up to our spot we climbed out all excited and ready to take some great pictures. The moon was gone! How could that be? It had been right there on the horizon and we'd only traveled a short distance, but yet it was gone! Quick, back into the car! Down the road again, all caution thrown to the wind, I was driving like a maniac, the tires only periodically touching the ground. Fast, back to where we had seen the moon! There was no thought of even waving at the pickup truck again as we would only have appeared to be a quick blue blur launching itself from the top of one rise over to the top of the next. Lee and I were having a great time, laughing hysterically thinking about what those people in the truck must've thought of us.  We got back to where we had first seen the moon and quickly climbed up an embankment to start taking pictures, trying not miss a moment more than we already had. In our anxiousness we had forgotten to bring the tripods up the slope with us so a great many of our first shots turned out to be blurry and unusable. Realizing our oversight I scrambled down to the car to get them and as I was returning that very familiar black pickup truck drove up to us and stopped. The driver, a nice young guy maybe 30 years old, stopped and rolled down his window and told us he was glad to see that we had seen the moon and had found a good place to take photos of it. We had a nice little chat and if he thought we were psychotic he certainly didn't show it, though I did note that they stayed in the truck with the doors locked and the motor running. He wished us luck then drove off and we went back to taking pictures. When the moon had risen too far above the horizon to make a good shot we packed our equipment in the car and drove a nice, sedate, stomach settling speed back to Tucson.

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* Note from Lee:  This was not an isolated incident  There's story of going to shoot the sunrise at the Grand Canyon the following year….___

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2013-08-23 14:55:23 (20 comments, 19 reshares, 194 +1s)

Red Bird

A Red Bird of Paradise is touched by the sun.
Yet another from the film files.  Photographed outside on a blustery day.

It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

Red Bird

A Red Bird of Paradise is touched by the sun.
Yet another from the film files.  Photographed outside on a blustery day.

It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.___

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2013-08-22 17:48:25 (25 comments, 12 reshares, 160 +1s)

Plateau Panorama

I'm lucky to have a brother (+Dave Daniels) who pulls off and stops no matter how narrow the shoulder.   This is a 3 image stitch.

Plateau Panorama

I'm lucky to have a brother (+Dave Daniels) who pulls off and stops no matter how narrow the shoulder.   This is a 3 image stitch.___

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2013-08-21 17:44:01 (25 comments, 11 reshares, 223 +1s)

Afternoon Hunt

A bobcat moves up a wash in the late afternoon sun on the way to  hunt.

This is an older film image, shot on Provia slide film (I think)

I'd seen him from the corner of my eye outside my window, so I grabbed the camera, switching lenses to the 70-200 as I went and went outside to try and get a few shots. I rounded my garage just as he was coming around from the opposite direction and we came within inches of colliding. I swear I felt his breath on my shins and I feared for my bare toes.  He sat down at my feet and looked up at me.  I looked down at him.  We stayed that way for a few moments. "You need to move away<" said I, "my lens is too long to photograph you this close."  
He slowly walked to the wash, but obliging turned and posed when I softly called him before he continued up the hill, ignoring me as Icont... more »

Afternoon Hunt

A bobcat moves up a wash in the late afternoon sun on the way to  hunt.

This is an older film image, shot on Provia slide film (I think)

I'd seen him from the corner of my eye outside my window, so I grabbed the camera, switching lenses to the 70-200 as I went and went outside to try and get a few shots. I rounded my garage just as he was coming around from the opposite direction and we came within inches of colliding. I swear I felt his breath on my shins and I feared for my bare toes.  He sat down at my feet and looked up at me.  I looked down at him.  We stayed that way for a few moments. "You need to move away<" said I, "my lens is too long to photograph you this close."  
He slowly walked to the wash, but obliging turned and posed when I softly called him before he continued up the hill, ignoring me as I continued to shoot.  It's moments like these....

He was born under the bushes in my backyard, so I was part of his everyday environment.  No fear or threat on either side.

#WildlifeWednesday with +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus ___

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2013-08-20 18:34:56 (21 comments, 14 reshares, 158 +1s)


Juniper Plateau

A  weathered juniper stands in sculpted solitude against a coming storm on the high plateau.

For #TreeTuesday  with  +Shannon S. Myers  ,   +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  and +Kim Troutman 


Juniper Plateau

A  weathered juniper stands in sculpted solitude against a coming storm on the high plateau.

For #TreeTuesday  with  +Shannon S. Myers  ,   +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  and +Kim Troutman ___

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2013-08-19 15:27:31 (22 comments, 11 reshares, 234 +1s)

Tangled in Amber

Tangle me up in amber and sunshine

An Alstroemeria lit by the sun for   #MacroMonday   curated by +Kerry Murphy  +Kelli Seeger Kim  +Jennifer Eden  +Jake Easley  

Tangled in Amber

Tangle me up in amber and sunshine

An Alstroemeria lit by the sun for   #MacroMonday   curated by +Kerry Murphy  +Kelli Seeger Kim  +Jennifer Eden  +Jake Easley  ___

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2013-08-18 14:52:46 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 260 +1s)

Pair O' Pelicans

A pair of American White Pelicans appear joined at the hip as they float around on a local lake.

Pair O' Pelicans

A pair of American White Pelicans appear joined at the hip as they float around on a local lake.___

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2013-08-17 14:57:49 (21 comments, 17 reshares, 202 +1s)

On the road from Page to Sedona

Thanks Arizona Highways Magazine for including 2 of mine on your blog this week from the challenge "Horizons." There were some amazing images!

On the road from Page to Sedona

Thanks Arizona Highways Magazine for including 2 of mine on your blog this week from the challenge "Horizons." There were some amazing images!___

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2013-08-16 15:42:36 (21 comments, 17 reshares, 196 +1s)

Tulip Bowl

An exuberance of tulips in the bright afternoon sun.  

Yet another image from my film stash of yesteryear.


by +Tamara Pruessner , +Eustace James , +Kiki Nelson, and +Beth Akerman 

Tulip Bowl

An exuberance of tulips in the bright afternoon sun.  

Yet another image from my film stash of yesteryear.


by +Tamara Pruessner , +Eustace James , +Kiki Nelson, and +Beth Akerman ___

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2013-08-16 13:59:48 (33 comments, 62 reshares, 251 +1s)

Life:  Indulge, Enjoy and Eat the Whole Thing!  

Happy Birthday +Ricardo Williams! 
 
You bring it every day, DC… I’ m grateful to have you in my life ♥

Life:  Indulge, Enjoy and Eat the Whole Thing!  

Happy Birthday +Ricardo Williams! 
 
You bring it every day, DC… I’ m grateful to have you in my life ♥___

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2013-08-15 17:54:55 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 181 +1s)

This stunning image is just one of many in a visionary and unique tour de force that is the work of +Alan Allum.  If you don't have him circled, your missing a rich experience! 

The final installment...

... of my obsession fascination with "New York by Gerhy" located at 8 Spruce Street in NYC. It is the second tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, and the subject of waaay too many images in my LR catalog.... : ))

Back in June, I had located the building using Google Maps before I went to NYC to participate in the 2nd Anniversary Photowalk that +Alan Shapiro and +Michael Bonocore led. (btw... Google Maps Streetview is a great tool to plan out a photowalk in some city you've never been too... just sayin) Of the images that I captured of this building from different POV's... I think that this one is my favorite. It certainly is the one that earned the most "post-processing love" to get the image looking the same on my screen as it did in my head. All too often, mostly due to my post skills or lack thereof,  those are two very different things... : )) I scrapped everything and started over from scratch 4-5 times before I got the highlights, detail, texture, contrast and lighting the way I thought they needed to be to convey the absolute awesomeness of this structure. Glad I stuck with it...

#architecturalvisions ( +Architectural Visions ) with +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco +Dennis Freeland, +Johnny Minor and +Massimiliano Marsiglietti
 
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller
 
#10000photographersBWmonochrome ( +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ) curated by +Robert SKREINER , +dietmar rogacki and +Joel Tjintjelaar 
 
#10000photographers ( +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ) by +Robert SKREINER

#niksoftware   #nyc   #nycphotography   #nycphoto   #nycphotowalk   #architecture   #architecturephotography   #bw   #bwphotography   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #monochrome  ___This stunning image is just one of many in a visionary and unique tour de force that is the work of +Alan Allum.  If you don't have him circled, your missing a rich experience! 

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2013-08-14 15:54:35 (26 comments, 41 reshares, 272 +1s)

Lay Claim

It's that time of year when the tunas are ripe and wildlife and humans vie for the sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.  This White-winged Dove emphatically laid claim to his share.

A smile for #wildlifewednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 

Lay Claim

It's that time of year when the tunas are ripe and wildlife and humans vie for the sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.  This White-winged Dove emphatically laid claim to his share.

A smile for #wildlifewednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak ___

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2013-08-13 16:18:50 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 149 +1s)

Crouching Photographer, Hidden Giraffe

I rarely visit zoos unless I'm chaperoning a field trip, so this unplanned solo trip was out of character.   It was a short stay, but gave me some memorable moments.

 I'd just finished delighting in the giraffes and one youngster in particular who seemed to  follow my movements as I walked and photographed.  I'd moved on to the far side of their enclosure where an unusually patterned cactus caught my attention and I crouched down to look at it and maybe take a picture. 

Eyes.  

I felt eyes on me, but there was no expected child or adult wondering what I was doing.   Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a gleam, a quick flick of movement in the shadows and I turned to see two giant ears extending outward from the cactus next to me and one eye as the youngster bent her head down to my squattingpositi... more »

Crouching Photographer, Hidden Giraffe

I rarely visit zoos unless I'm chaperoning a field trip, so this unplanned solo trip was out of character.   It was a short stay, but gave me some memorable moments.

 I'd just finished delighting in the giraffes and one youngster in particular who seemed to  follow my movements as I walked and photographed.  I'd moved on to the far side of their enclosure where an unusually patterned cactus caught my attention and I crouched down to look at it and maybe take a picture. 

Eyes.  

I felt eyes on me, but there was no expected child or adult wondering what I was doing.   Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a gleam, a quick flick of movement in the shadows and I turned to see two giant ears extending outward from the cactus next to me and one eye as the youngster bent her head down to my squatting position with the cactus column as  camouflage. (pic 2)  I stood slowly and her neck came up in sync,  still aligned with the cactus as if it were a tree she was hiding behind.  The cactus ran out before her neck did and we were left eye to eye in mutual curiosity.   It was one of the nicest quietly happy moments I've ever experienced.___

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2013-08-12 17:45:22 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 232 +1s)

Golden Hour

As the sun set, golden light filled the sky and washed the plateau with amber and etched textures.

Golden Hour

As the sun set, golden light filled the sky and washed the plateau with amber and etched textures.___

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2013-08-12 16:11:10 (14 comments, 20 reshares, 214 +1s)

In the Heart of Darkness

Happy Birthday, +Monique Yates ! You are a beautiful light in our lives that banishes the shadows... ♥♥♥

In the Heart of Darkness

Happy Birthday, +Monique Yates ! You are a beautiful light in our lives that banishes the shadows... ♥♥♥___

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2013-08-11 16:27:25 (21 comments, 11 reshares, 170 +1s)

Grumpy Chicks

Fast outgrowing the nest, these Anna's Hummingbird chicks look grumpy as they are crammed together in a small space.

Continuing the Saturday Smiles

Grumpy Chicks

Fast outgrowing the nest, these Anna's Hummingbird chicks look grumpy as they are crammed together in a small space.

Continuing the Saturday Smiles___

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2013-08-10 17:30:28 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 245 +1s)

Saturday Smiles

An Anna's Hummingbird has finished feeding her two demanding chicks who are hungry for more.  
She put an end to the fuss by sitting on them. They went right to sleep. Note to human parents: don't do that.

This was an extraordinary time as I documented her building the nest to laying the eggs, to hatching and fledging. There's a story beyond the normal hatching here and someday I'll tell it...

I saw a nice image the other day of a mom hummingbird standing over a nest with one chick and, naturally everyone ooohed and ahhhed. Something bugged me though. It was too clean, too perfect.  There was no baby bird poop and the nest was pristine and mostly clear of surrounding branches and leaves.  Ummmm - not going to happen in nature!  By the time the chicks are this old, there is poop everywhere and the nest is starting to get worn andrat... more »

Saturday Smiles

An Anna's Hummingbird has finished feeding her two demanding chicks who are hungry for more.  
She put an end to the fuss by sitting on them. They went right to sleep. Note to human parents: don't do that.

This was an extraordinary time as I documented her building the nest to laying the eggs, to hatching and fledging. There's a story beyond the normal hatching here and someday I'll tell it...

I saw a nice image the other day of a mom hummingbird standing over a nest with one chick and, naturally everyone ooohed and ahhhed. Something bugged me though. It was too clean, too perfect.  There was no baby bird poop and the nest was pristine and mostly clear of surrounding branches and leaves.  Ummmm - not going to happen in nature!  By the time the chicks are this old, there is poop everywhere and the nest is starting to get worn and ratty.  The mother hummingbird cleans the inside of the nest of the droppings and deposits them of the outside of the nest or the surrounding leaves.  Unless there is a good rain, it gets messy by this point.  Just so you know... :)___

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2013-08-09 15:16:05 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 136 +1s)

May You Always Soar

The sky is ray-ning sunshine as a mixed kettle of hawks and vultures soar against an epic sky.

For +Kalebra Kelby  whose spirt embraces the glory of it all and to little Miss Y who understands vultures.

May You Always Soar

The sky is ray-ning sunshine as a mixed kettle of hawks and vultures soar against an epic sky.

For +Kalebra Kelby  whose spirt embraces the glory of it all and to little Miss Y who understands vultures.___

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2013-08-09 13:34:59 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 151 +1s)

Purple Posey

A patch of purple oxalis brighten a shaded garden corner at the Morikami Japanese Gardens 

For #floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 
+morikamimuseum 

Purple Posey

A patch of purple oxalis brighten a shaded garden corner at the Morikami Japanese Gardens 

For #floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 
+morikamimuseum ___

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