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Timothy Eberly8,242If you like landscape photographers. This is the circle for you! Great bunch of professionals here. Add this circle and enjoy! 2014-12-21 07:30:04500000
George Clark10,423This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #circleme #circlenetwork #circleoftheweek2014-11-06 11:40:18491403461
John Sean2,728This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-10-27 13:09:58389003
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 19:42:435004913
Gailen Mapes65,089Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-14 11:12:201974111
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
Gailen Mapes64,177Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-14 10:35:13199606
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223
Margaret Tompkins106,661Landscape 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 +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood Do 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 theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  Do you have night time photographs?  We would love to see them at the event that's open now at 2014-04-19 15:09:399754955
Gailen Mapes62,568Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-14 10:20:0519710412
Nightscapes6,945It's time for another +Nightscapes  Nominated Photographer circle share !! This time round we are up to 126 great Night shooting Photogs !! Be sure to add the circle AND re-share to your wall !Thanks from The +Nightscapes Team !!+Patrick Zeiler and +Jesse Martineau 2014-04-11 07:07:111268311
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101
Dubie Bacino75,453Inspiring on Google+ Curated by @Opajdara (6th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I keep meeting interesting people here, and making new friends, thanks to being shared in many public circles. Which is why I am now sharing two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS:https://plus.google.com/115150058179114869418/posts/VoTTuEj8SYUthose who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING:https://plus.google.com/u/0/115150058179114869418/posts/aVFsr1YBXNcmainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN 2014-04-04 10:42:024081004096
Nightscapes6,545The New +Nightscapes Nominated Circle is here ! Last circle we had 60 nominee's, the last couple months response from everyone has been awesome !! On behalf of +Patrick Zeiler and +Valesa Diamontes we really want to thank the contributors AND all the people that +1, comment and share the incredible work we see everyday !!To be included in the circle simply keep tagging your night photos (Check about page)Good luck and keep shooting +Nightscapes  #nightscapes  !!Thanks again:+Jesse Martineau 2014-02-22 15:31:5411610310
Nightscapes6,250+Nightscapes Is proud to share the start of our Nominated Nightscapes Circle. A circle with great nightscape photographers that have contributed to the page and have been nominated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler and +Valesa Diamontes !! Want to be added in the future? Just keep posting great #nightscapes  and tag all of us on your post (Go to our about page for an easy copy/paste text)Please add these great contributors and share the circle to your walls!!A special thanks to everyone else for helping make the +Nightscapes page grow better and better !! 2014-01-08 02:07:556915311
David Bowden36,873Folks...It's that time again...Hey Google+It's my B&W circle share time! Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-06-08 09:47:35493191025
Dave Morrow485,664Photography Around the World: A- JI shared a small Circle a few weeks back, here is a much larger circle of photography inspired people and pages that I browse through from time to time.... Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-05 00:40:1049716023
Charles Lupica66,743          Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: J to ZThis  is the second of two circles,  The first was shaerd on 16 May here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/FPsHj9E2QEo.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers and shared at different times to help keep down the stream saturation. Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of  +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Katy Houlne and +Margaret Tompkins   They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount. I would to thank each for their help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script was provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result.   Keyword world a personal viewpointIf you don't use the word photographer to describe yourself how do you expect people to find you in a search. "Searcher of cute pixels", "Creative spirit that makes art out of light"; these might be poetic, they might touch your soul but the world looks for content based on keyword searches.  SEO is going to do the same. Consider carefully the words sou use to describe yourself if you want people to find you using search technology. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities o2013-05-18 13:17:2050114186132
Jason Beaven0I'd like to share a circle of Photographers who mainly create images in Black and White. I hold this circle of photographers in the highest regard. If you would like to view Beautiful photos then this is the circle for you.I wish i remembered who shared this circle in the first place, i owe them a lot for opening my eyes.2013-03-04 00:45:0084403
AyJay Schibig14,98621ST 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       #ShareYourCircle2013-02-20 00:29:16409234
Giancarlo Barberini0This is my personal photographer circle on G+188 Best Fine Art and Landscape Photographers    .....SHARE IT With Your CIRCLES   THANK YOU VERY MUCH 2013-02-15 19:44:24189014
David Bowden36,340B&W Circle Share - Feb 5, 2013Hey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-02-05 08:22:29501462458
AyJay Schibig13,43921ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  I also curate Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-01-09 06:14:1247914610
Grant Murray23,812Hi everybody. Happy Tuesday to you all. I just got back from an amazing 5 day trip to San Fran to attend the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. I met so many cool people and shot at so many great locations.A massive thanks must go to my dear friend +Nathan Wirth who organized the Photowalk...it was a ginormous success!!Nathan mentioned that as the Photowalk was largely geared towards Long Exposure photography, it would be a good time to re-share my "best of the best" Long Exposure photography circle, which includes some of the folks that attended the Photowalk.Here are a few examples of the amazing photogs in this circle;+Nathan Wirth+Steve-Maxx landeros+Marc Koegel +Athena Carey+Joel Tjintjelaar+Cole Thompson Please re-share this circle and spread the LE love.Many thanks.2013-01-08 20:08:5776539
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450027738
AyJay Schibig12,57021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest  version!  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-17 03:38:09497504
Violeta Ivanova6,0126000 followersThank you so much!Here's a new share of my Photographers circle, with some great names and new discoveries there.Thank you, once again, I really greatly appreciate your support! #circleshare  2012-12-12 12:01:41349007
AyJay Schibig9,98121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest  version!  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-11-04 21:23:2149910214
David Bowden34,725"The" B&W Circle on Google+Everyone, its that time again (well I am a few days late) to share the B&W circle. Last month we had hit 500 officially. This month we are at 497 as some people had dropped off or quit using Google+.This circle is a selection of personally reviewed and selected photographers who shoot a large portion (40% or more) of their work in B&W.There are some excellent artists in this circle. I encourage you to take a look at their work and share the circle. This circle is in the top 100 shared on Google+ thanks to all of you.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-10-23 04:39:52497592554
Gailen Mapes16,769Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 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/about2012-10-21 11:07:0334010010
Gailen Mapes15,628Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-10-07 11:33:523291048
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 4/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:374905912
David Bowden34,319FINALLYI thought I would re-share this circle in celebration of it hitting 500. For over a year I have looked, reviewed and added people that excel at taking B&W photography. This isnt just a mass add circle. This is a collection of artists that focus on B&W and enjoy sharing.I have looked at every person in this circle and recommend them highly. If you like B&W work, this is a great circle to have.Thanks to everyone who has been with me and helped build this circle. I am constantly inspired by your work and enjoy sharing it with my followers and the Google+ community.</david>2012-09-29 02:37:2050026750
Gailen Mapes14,756Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-21 11:52:14333205
David Bowden34,029B&W Circle Share - September 2012Hey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. Now at 462.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-09-16 09:08:32489403659
Gailen Mapes13,987Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-09-07 10:43:43345302
Gailen Mapes13,470Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-21 10:20:10362209
David Bowden33,286The LARGEST B&W circle on Google+Well, its that time again. Time to share the B&W circle. We are REAL CLOSE to 500 in this circle. After months of collecting and cultivating the circle is at 485.If you are a lover of B&W images, please take a moment to look over this circle of photographers. To be included each photographer must shoot at least 40% of their work in B&W or have a dedicated collection of quality B&W images here on Google+I encourage you to look at the work, comment and SHARE this circle. There are some fantastic photographers from all areas of the world here. I learn and enjoy their work and know you all will to.</david>2012-08-17 02:14:03484433248
Gailen Mapes13,037Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-F - 7 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-07 10:25:33364625
Peyton Hale20,900It's been a while since I shared my Semi Pro / Pro Landscape Photographers Circle but this has been work in progress for creating a representation of fantastic landscape photographers and worthwhile images.I hope you will enjoy and share in your streams as well! Happy Saturday :)2012-07-28 23:40:542109414
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 12:44:303641216
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 12:47:18438491249
David Bowden32,424The Largest B&W Circle on G+Hey Everyone !Its that time again to share the ever popular G+ Black and White circle. In this circle you will find some of the best photographers on G+ who feature over 40% of their images in B&W. Several styles but all B&W. So, if you are a fan of B&W  photography this is the circle for you. Now at 470PHOTOGRAPHERSIf you arent in this circle and would like to be, please review the criteria for inclusion here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Then send me a note on this thread or a personal note and I will gladly review your work and add you.Thanks everyone!</david>PS- Please share this circle.2012-07-13 20:25:38470784055
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 11:59:323691135
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 14:51:32110300
Violeta Ivanova4,0044000 followers circle share!Oh my!As a thank you for all your support, I present you my circle with Photographers. It will bring great inspiration to your stream, I promise you that!Feel free to share it with your followers as well.2012-06-19 13:50:4134416117
David Bowden30,996THE B&W Circle of Google+Hey G+, its that time again. Time to share the largest collection of B&W photographers here on Google+. If you love Black and White then this is the circle for you. Each of these photographers shoots at least 40% of their work in B&W. All are very talented and have some excellent work for you to view.Take a look and enjoy the circle!PHOTOGRAPHERSIf you arent in this circle and would like to be, please review the criteria for inclusion here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Then send me a note on this thread or a personal note and I will gladly review your work and add you.Thanks everyone!</david>PS- Please share this circle.2012-06-04 21:40:33461672851
Stephen Monaco0Great Photographers #circleshare #circleshared #sharingcircles #photographers #circleplus #sharedcircles2012-05-20 02:12:2976000
Gailen Mapes10,121Hand 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.My last share of the "hand picked" circles was May 11th. As 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 May 17th for this set.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...2012-05-17 17:08:59376406
Peter From35,122The Black & White Circle –– Revised Version #CircleSharingForThePeopleBW2 It's time to reshare my validated and revised Black & White Circle (BWC) with 465 excellent photographers that produce great monochrome images. You don't want to miss that one. I am proud to promote these great people and I am sure they will bring lots and lots of great black & white images to your feeds.If YOU want to hop on the B&W train, do the following:1. Help spread the word and reshare this circle post. Why? If you think you should be promoted, you should be willing to do the same for your fellow photographers. Simple as that.2. Ask for inclusion in the comments. I will check every feed.3. Make sure that you share your own original B&W photography in your feed. If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIFS, blog post teasers etc., I might not add you to the circle. The BWC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great monochrome imagery to their feeds. If you only shoot in color or don't have an B&W album, don't ask for inclusion.NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the BWC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared this announcement post and let me know that you did so.This announcement post is hash-tagged with #CircleSharingForThePeopleBW2 so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. I will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares. Here is an excellent add-on that will help you to mute the reshares: http://code.google.com/p/nonplus/Cheers!2012-05-14 08:51:42465909793

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2014-03-20 12:55:10 (79 comments, 403 reshares, 786 +1s)Open 

Here is take two on the Watchman in Zion. This is my preferred comp of the two but I held off on working on this one initially for two reasons. One, my buddy +Chris Lazzery  who was standing directly to my left here had just published an almost identical composition (pretty much unavoidable if you are going to shoot from the bridge). 

Two, there are definitely times where I will delay processing my favorite composition. Sometimes a little time and perspective lets you figure out exactly where you want to go with an image. In this case, I received a test print of the last photo I posted from Zion and decided it came out a little bit too unnatural for my tastes. Despite the fact that the cliffs were really blazing away in the moonlight I felt like a slightly more subtle processing treatment captures the feel of the night better in my eyes. 

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2014-03-20 12:55:10 (79 comments, 403 reshares, 786 +1s)Open 

Here is take two on the Watchman in Zion. This is my preferred comp of the two but I held off on working on this one initially for two reasons. One, my buddy +Chris Lazzery  who was standing directly to my left here had just published an almost identical composition (pretty much unavoidable if you are going to shoot from the bridge). 

Two, there are definitely times where I will delay processing my favorite composition. Sometimes a little time and perspective lets you figure out exactly where you want to go with an image. In this case, I received a test print of the last photo I posted from Zion and decided it came out a little bit too unnatural for my tastes. Despite the fact that the cliffs were really blazing away in the moonlight I felt like a slightly more subtle processing treatment captures the feel of the night better in my eyes. 

Check out how much a single vehicle drivingby... more »

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2014-03-20 12:55:10 (79 comments, 403 reshares, 786 +1s)Open 

Here is take two on the Watchman in Zion. This is my preferred comp of the two but I held off on working on this one initially for two reasons. One, my buddy +Chris Lazzery  who was standing directly to my left here had just published an almost identical composition (pretty much unavoidable if you are going to shoot from the bridge). 

Two, there are definitely times where I will delay processing my favorite composition. Sometimes a little time and perspective lets you figure out exactly where you want to go with an image. In this case, I received a test print of the last photo I posted from Zion and decided it came out a little bit too unnatural for my tastes. Despite the fact that the cliffs were really blazing away in the moonlight I felt like a slightly more subtle processing treatment captures the feel of the night better in my eyes. 

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2014-10-26 11:33:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Taking a look at this picture in full daylight, It does look a bit dark so I lightened it just a click.  Here is a link to the final image. Tip of the day, never edit in a dark room at night!

http://www.moechenphotography.com/Black-and-White/i-zJcKqJC/A

Taken at blue hour this was the last composition I shot on a trip to the southwest earlier this year. Shot at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash  . I always find it interesting when you find locations like these situated just a couple miles from strip malls and mini golf courses. It can be like that up here in Maine too. I stepped on some of those little Cholla cactus and ended up with a few nice barbed needles in my shoe which I managed to impale in the bottom of my foot on the flight out of Phoenix later in the day. Good times. 

Yeah I know this ones dark, and maybetoo... more »

Taking a look at this picture in full daylight, It does look a bit dark so I lightened it just a click.  Here is a link to the final image. Tip of the day, never edit in a dark room at night!

http://www.moechenphotography.com/Black-and-White/i-zJcKqJC/A

Taken at blue hour this was the last composition I shot on a trip to the southwest earlier this year. Shot at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash  . I always find it interesting when you find locations like these situated just a couple miles from strip malls and mini golf courses. It can be like that up here in Maine too. I stepped on some of those little Cholla cactus and ended up with a few nice barbed needles in my shoe which I managed to impale in the bottom of my foot on the flight out of Phoenix later in the day. Good times. 

Yeah I know this ones dark, and maybe too dark depending on what kind of screen you're looking at. Keeping a nice spooky look in honor of Halloween. Plus these are the Superstition Mountains after all. I just like the way the highlights in the image look when the whole picture is kept on the dark side. 

Click to view it bigger and it gets better I promise and go full screen for the best view! This one looks pretty horrible as a thumbnail. On a side note, I loaded this up on my desktop after editing on my laptop to do final corrections. Retina displays are starting to spoil me and my trusty 27" iMac is starting to make me think everything looks fuzzy.___

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2014-09-04 10:06:29 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

OK time to clear out some of the processed images from my hard drive. This one has been sitting there for a while. 

From the White Pocket area in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument area in Arizona with +Brian Matiash and +Chris Lazzery . 

OK time to clear out some of the processed images from my hard drive. This one has been sitting there for a while. 

From the White Pocket area in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument area in Arizona with +Brian Matiash and +Chris Lazzery . ___

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2014-09-03 02:03:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Whaaat? Whose this guy posting a photo...??? As summer season winds down and my available time can be measured in more than brief moments it's time to start processing some pics! Here's an oldie from back in February. More a documentary pic than a true landscape. From the Toadstools in Utah with +Brian Matiash (photographer pictured) and +Chris Lazzery  (tiny head poking over rock) one early early full moon morning. 

Whaaat? Whose this guy posting a photo...??? As summer season winds down and my available time can be measured in more than brief moments it's time to start processing some pics! Here's an oldie from back in February. More a documentary pic than a true landscape. From the Toadstools in Utah with +Brian Matiash (photographer pictured) and +Chris Lazzery  (tiny head poking over rock) one early early full moon morning. ___

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2014-06-05 01:59:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hi All! I am selling some equipment and will give my social media friends first crack if anybody is interested. These will be going up on eBay Friday night so message me asap if you are interested in either one. Any sale will be invoiced through PayPal. 

Second one up is Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 vrii. Again, if you are in the market for this lens you will know what it is. This is newest model of the 70-200 2.8. Also full USA version not grey market. The lens hood has one petal broken off but otherwise everything is in great condition. 

Price on the 70-200 is $1750 with free shipping to the U.S. Thanks! 

Hi All! I am selling some equipment and will give my social media friends first crack if anybody is interested. These will be going up on eBay Friday night so message me asap if you are interested in either one. Any sale will be invoiced through PayPal. 

Second one up is Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 vrii. Again, if you are in the market for this lens you will know what it is. This is newest model of the 70-200 2.8. Also full USA version not grey market. The lens hood has one petal broken off but otherwise everything is in great condition. 

Price on the 70-200 is $1750 with free shipping to the U.S. Thanks! ___

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2014-06-05 01:57:44 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hi All! I am selling some equipment and will give my social media friends first crack if anybody is interested. These will be going up on eBay Friday night so message me asap if you are interested in either one. Any sale will be invoiced through PayPal. 

First one up is Nikon 24-70 2.8. Pretty much a staple in any pros bag if you are considering one you already know what it is! This one has a broken filter ring as you can see in the images. Also the zoom is very stiff from 24-28mm. This is the result of a short drop off an ottoman during a shoot about a year ago. Optically I see absolutely no defect whatsoever but you will have a difficult time threading on a filter if that is your plan. 

This is full USA retail version not grey market. 

That being said I am selling this one at a discount. 

Price is $1350 with free shipping to U.S. Thanks! 

Hi All! I am selling some equipment and will give my social media friends first crack if anybody is interested. These will be going up on eBay Friday night so message me asap if you are interested in either one. Any sale will be invoiced through PayPal. 

First one up is Nikon 24-70 2.8. Pretty much a staple in any pros bag if you are considering one you already know what it is! This one has a broken filter ring as you can see in the images. Also the zoom is very stiff from 24-28mm. This is the result of a short drop off an ottoman during a shoot about a year ago. Optically I see absolutely no defect whatsoever but you will have a difficult time threading on a filter if that is your plan. 

This is full USA retail version not grey market. 

That being said I am selling this one at a discount. 

Price is $1350 with free shipping to U.S. Thanks! ___

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2014-04-25 16:20:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Here is a final version of an image that I have been working on for a project with +Yegor Malinovskii  and the Berlin City Auto Group www.berlincity.com that over the coming months will be showcasing local New England Artists combining some awesome rides (including this ridiculous 2015 Nissan GT-R Black Edition) and local New England scenes and landscapes. I'll post more info on that soon! In the meantime here is a shot from the Old Port downtown Portland, Maine from a shoot the other morning with +Charlie Widdis .  

+Berlin City Nissan of Portland 

Here is a final version of an image that I have been working on for a project with +Yegor Malinovskii  and the Berlin City Auto Group www.berlincity.com that over the coming months will be showcasing local New England Artists combining some awesome rides (including this ridiculous 2015 Nissan GT-R Black Edition) and local New England scenes and landscapes. I'll post more info on that soon! In the meantime here is a shot from the Old Port downtown Portland, Maine from a shoot the other morning with +Charlie Widdis .  

+Berlin City Nissan of Portland ___

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2014-04-24 04:06:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

There's lots and lots of Nubble shots out there but I think this take by +Michael Blanchette is the best I have seen to date.  I need to get out and shoot me a seascape!

Fog over Tide
York, Maine

This is from this morning at Nubble Lighthouse. The place is very heavily photographed so it takes unique conditions to create something a bit different. When I arrived at 4:45am, the sky looked clear and boring. But 30 minutes later, the light fog, backlight, clouds, and high tide produced a scene that made it all worthwhile. I love it when that happens!

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #lighthouse   #lighthousephotography   #sunrisephotography   #sunrisephotos   #maine   #fog   #seacoast   #seascapephotography   #seascape  ___There's lots and lots of Nubble shots out there but I think this take by +Michael Blanchette is the best I have seen to date.  I need to get out and shoot me a seascape!

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2014-04-14 11:50:18 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

A few days back I posted a call out asking for some advice on rigging up a makeshift boom arm. In the end I disassembled an old broken Manfrotto tripod I had laying around the house (it pays to be a pack rat) and used the parts to manufacture this. Total cost ended up being about $8 for a locking hotshot adapter. It's a bit top heavy because I have a 3 lb ballhead stuck to the top but if I velcro my trigger to the handle I can use two hands to maneuver and aim. 

Here's a single frame BTS look at the project I'm working on from the PHL.

A few days back I posted a call out asking for some advice on rigging up a makeshift boom arm. In the end I disassembled an old broken Manfrotto tripod I had laying around the house (it pays to be a pack rat) and used the parts to manufacture this. Total cost ended up being about $8 for a locking hotshot adapter. It's a bit top heavy because I have a 3 lb ballhead stuck to the top but if I velcro my trigger to the handle I can use two hands to maneuver and aim. 

Here's a single frame BTS look at the project I'm working on from the PHL.___

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2014-04-02 23:49:16 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

OK photographer friends and non photographer friends alike.  I have an equipment question for anybody.  I spent last night in my driveway taking pics of my super hot 2006 mint green Toyota Corolla in preparation for an upcoming photo project.  I was using a Speedlight lashed to a broomstick (ok an actual broom) with a clothesline. 

 I need something that is a bit more permanent, a lot more secure and allows me to access the controls on the back of the Speedlight.  The hot shoe of the Speedlight is occupied by my remote trigger so I can't attach any Speedlight accessory clamps or brackets that utilize the hotshoe.

Can anybody tell me of a product that attaches to a pole or boom and has a clamp that will allow me to secure the Speedlight while keeping the back open.  I am fine with a commercial product or even a decent DIY solution. I have done an exhaustive search (I googledit) an... more »

OK photographer friends and non photographer friends alike.  I have an equipment question for anybody.  I spent last night in my driveway taking pics of my super hot 2006 mint green Toyota Corolla in preparation for an upcoming photo project.  I was using a Speedlight lashed to a broomstick (ok an actual broom) with a clothesline. 

 I need something that is a bit more permanent, a lot more secure and allows me to access the controls on the back of the Speedlight.  The hot shoe of the Speedlight is occupied by my remote trigger so I can't attach any Speedlight accessory clamps or brackets that utilize the hotshoe.

Can anybody tell me of a product that attaches to a pole or boom and has a clamp that will allow me to secure the Speedlight while keeping the back open.  I am fine with a commercial product or even a decent DIY solution. I have done an exhaustive search (I googled it) and have come up with nothing. Thanks for any thoughts!___

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2014-03-24 11:19:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Time to put the Southwest photos to bed for a while. As fun a it was taking and editing these pics from Utah and Arizona I feel the need to turn my attention back to my home state of Maine. Look forward to getting out there and creating some new images. 

Let's just hope this weather takes a turn for the warmer soon...

Time to put the Southwest photos to bed for a while. As fun a it was taking and editing these pics from Utah and Arizona I feel the need to turn my attention back to my home state of Maine. Look forward to getting out there and creating some new images. 

Let's just hope this weather takes a turn for the warmer soon...___

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2014-03-20 12:55:10 (79 comments, 403 reshares, 786 +1s)Open 

Here is take two on the Watchman in Zion. This is my preferred comp of the two but I held off on working on this one initially for two reasons. One, my buddy +Chris Lazzery  who was standing directly to my left here had just published an almost identical composition (pretty much unavoidable if you are going to shoot from the bridge). 

Two, there are definitely times where I will delay processing my favorite composition. Sometimes a little time and perspective lets you figure out exactly where you want to go with an image. In this case, I received a test print of the last photo I posted from Zion and decided it came out a little bit too unnatural for my tastes. Despite the fact that the cliffs were really blazing away in the moonlight I felt like a slightly more subtle processing treatment captures the feel of the night better in my eyes. 

Check out how much a single vehicle drivingby... more »

Here is take two on the Watchman in Zion. This is my preferred comp of the two but I held off on working on this one initially for two reasons. One, my buddy +Chris Lazzery  who was standing directly to my left here had just published an almost identical composition (pretty much unavoidable if you are going to shoot from the bridge). 

Two, there are definitely times where I will delay processing my favorite composition. Sometimes a little time and perspective lets you figure out exactly where you want to go with an image. In this case, I received a test print of the last photo I posted from Zion and decided it came out a little bit too unnatural for my tastes. Despite the fact that the cliffs were really blazing away in the moonlight I felt like a slightly more subtle processing treatment captures the feel of the night better in my eyes. 

Check out how much a single vehicle driving by in the distance can change a scene. In the little valley on the right you can see what the headlights from a single car driving the other direction a mile away can do to a scene. I don't feel like it detracts from the overall image here but there have been plenty of compositions ruined by seemingly trivial lights on the horizon or from passing boats, planes, trains and automobiles.

With +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash on a cold Utah night. ___

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2014-03-15 21:02:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

I don't usually like to publish a pic online until I have seen it on a few different screens.  My laptop screen is a little sharper and more contrasty than my desktop so the results always vary.  I won't be near my desktop for a little while so I'll pop this one up anyway. 

This is from the morning after the amazing light we had at sunset in White Pocket.  The sunrise wasn't nearly as dramatic as the night's sunset but it did provide some nice wrap around color (in this case the sun was coming up over my left shoulder, allowing me to get capture some glow on the rocks while still getting color in the sky.  

When I'm out shooting I am generally happy if I can walk away with one frame per shoot or location that I consider a keeper.  White Pocket was almost embarrassing in what it has provided.  I think this is the 4th pic I have posted from the location andI prob... more »

I don't usually like to publish a pic online until I have seen it on a few different screens.  My laptop screen is a little sharper and more contrasty than my desktop so the results always vary.  I won't be near my desktop for a little while so I'll pop this one up anyway. 

This is from the morning after the amazing light we had at sunset in White Pocket.  The sunrise wasn't nearly as dramatic as the night's sunset but it did provide some nice wrap around color (in this case the sun was coming up over my left shoulder, allowing me to get capture some glow on the rocks while still getting color in the sky.  

When I'm out shooting I am generally happy if I can walk away with one frame per shoot or location that I consider a keeper.  White Pocket was almost embarrassing in what it has provided.  I think this is the 4th pic I have posted from the location and I probably have another 2 or 3 including one of my favorite compositions of the trip to go.  

A note here.  I will often blend images or double process my RAW files to maintain detail in both sky and foreground.  In this event the light in the sky and the light on the rocks was so perfectly balanced I didn't make a single selective adjustment to either one.  One of the easiest images to process ever!___

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2014-03-14 04:52:26 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 


To remind myself that I live in Maine I hit this stretch of coast down by the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth the other night with +Charlie Widdis  . The forecast read 0 degrees but we were pleasantly surprised with a balmy 14 degrees down by the coast. Tough location to get a decent composition. The lines all run the wrong way to showcase the Milky Way correctly and there is a giant sulfur light in the parking lot that illuminates the tips of every large rock. 

Still, I'm awfully grateful to be able to shoot the Milky Way just a few minutes from my home and it's pretty amazing that if you turn to the left from this vantage point Maine's biggest city is no more than 5 or 6 miles right up the coast.


To remind myself that I live in Maine I hit this stretch of coast down by the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth the other night with +Charlie Widdis  . The forecast read 0 degrees but we were pleasantly surprised with a balmy 14 degrees down by the coast. Tough location to get a decent composition. The lines all run the wrong way to showcase the Milky Way correctly and there is a giant sulfur light in the parking lot that illuminates the tips of every large rock. 

Still, I'm awfully grateful to be able to shoot the Milky Way just a few minutes from my home and it's pretty amazing that if you turn to the left from this vantage point Maine's biggest city is no more than 5 or 6 miles right up the coast.___

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2014-03-13 03:27:25 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Of all the spots we went on our SW road trip, Grand Canyon is both the most obviously spectacular and most frustratingly difficult to shoot.  Given the time I would much prefer to get down into the canyon and compose upward. 

One thing that I have realized over time is that there are no throwaway shots.  So many times when I am reviewing my images I come across a comp that speaks to me but I didn't take the time in the field to get it quite right.  In this case I made just three exposures.  A sky exposure, a focus stack at infinity and a single exposure for the foreground.  In this case I should have made two or three additional focus stack captures to get a more gradual transition from foreground to background.  I had to do a fair amount of perspective adjustment to get a reasonable alignment on the foreground tree and in the end still wasn't able to get everything quite right andrender... more »

Of all the spots we went on our SW road trip, Grand Canyon is both the most obviously spectacular and most frustratingly difficult to shoot.  Given the time I would much prefer to get down into the canyon and compose upward. 

One thing that I have realized over time is that there are no throwaway shots.  So many times when I am reviewing my images I come across a comp that speaks to me but I didn't take the time in the field to get it quite right.  In this case I made just three exposures.  A sky exposure, a focus stack at infinity and a single exposure for the foreground.  In this case I should have made two or three additional focus stack captures to get a more gradual transition from foreground to background.  I had to do a fair amount of perspective adjustment to get a reasonable alignment on the foreground tree and in the end still wasn't able to get everything quite right and renders this a web only image that will never see print. 

+Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash .  Time to go back!___

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2014-03-12 22:33:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A question for my photographer friends!

I've been on a bit of an ebay binge lately trying to clear out some junk and simplify a bit.  In the course of posting items I decided I may as well clean up some of the posting pics and throw them on a micro stock site.  Anybody have any suggestions on a good micro stock agency out there or at least a decent guide?

I do a small amount of stock sales through Getty and Stocksy but I'm looking for a more stock feel for images like these.  I know payout is almost non existent but every little bit helps!

A question for my photographer friends!

I've been on a bit of an ebay binge lately trying to clear out some junk and simplify a bit.  In the course of posting items I decided I may as well clean up some of the posting pics and throw them on a micro stock site.  Anybody have any suggestions on a good micro stock agency out there or at least a decent guide?

I do a small amount of stock sales through Getty and Stocksy but I'm looking for a more stock feel for images like these.  I know payout is almost non existent but every little bit helps!___

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2014-03-07 04:52:25 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

I'll get back to some actual image postings soon but here is one more behind the scenes pic.  When I was browsing images online of White Pocket I really had no sense of the scale.  The patterns in the "brain rock" somehow hide their true size in photographs. 

I posted an image a few days ago that shows this rock formation in the background.  In that pic it looks like there is just a third pile of rocks in between the two wavelike stands.  The reality is quite a bit different.  Here is an outtake of +Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash  chimping to provide a sense of scale.

And now back to the reality of preparing for another 2 degree Maine night shoot... 

I'll get back to some actual image postings soon but here is one more behind the scenes pic.  When I was browsing images online of White Pocket I really had no sense of the scale.  The patterns in the "brain rock" somehow hide their true size in photographs. 

I posted an image a few days ago that shows this rock formation in the background.  In that pic it looks like there is just a third pile of rocks in between the two wavelike stands.  The reality is quite a bit different.  Here is an outtake of +Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash  chimping to provide a sense of scale.

And now back to the reality of preparing for another 2 degree Maine night shoot... ___

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2014-03-03 14:51:37 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

I am afraid of heights.  A condition that I attribute to the desire to not die.  +Chris Lazzery (left) is not afraid of heights.  Therefore he gets better shots than I do at places like the Grand Canyon here.  Unfortunately he will someday fall in and be horribly maimed for the rest of his life.  I feel that he may possibly stand to close to the edge because he knows it gives me acute anxiety. 

+Brian Matiash (right) claims to be afraid of heights.  Brian can also be seen here standing perilously close to the rim of the Grand Canyon with an I don't know how many thousand foot drop below.  This leads me to believe that Brian is a liar.  

That is all. 

I am afraid of heights.  A condition that I attribute to the desire to not die.  +Chris Lazzery (left) is not afraid of heights.  Therefore he gets better shots than I do at places like the Grand Canyon here.  Unfortunately he will someday fall in and be horribly maimed for the rest of his life.  I feel that he may possibly stand to close to the edge because he knows it gives me acute anxiety. 

+Brian Matiash (right) claims to be afraid of heights.  Brian can also be seen here standing perilously close to the rim of the Grand Canyon with an I don't know how many thousand foot drop below.  This leads me to believe that Brian is a liar.  

That is all. ___

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2014-02-26 16:47:31 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

OK, I think this is the last new photo for a little bit.  I have another dozen or so to process from the trip out West but I should really get caught up on some Maine pics, blogs, printing and so forth. 

Here is another image taken at White Pocket under the best light show I've seen.  I may have mentioned it before but it's not so much the light in the sky that was amazing (even though the 365 degree color was incredible) but the intense colored light that was being cast on the landscape was just unbelievable.  

Taken with +Brian Matiash  and +Chris Lazzery  as we all ran around like madmen.  

OK, I think this is the last new photo for a little bit.  I have another dozen or so to process from the trip out West but I should really get caught up on some Maine pics, blogs, printing and so forth. 

Here is another image taken at White Pocket under the best light show I've seen.  I may have mentioned it before but it's not so much the light in the sky that was amazing (even though the 365 degree color was incredible) but the intense colored light that was being cast on the landscape was just unbelievable.  

Taken with +Brian Matiash  and +Chris Lazzery  as we all ran around like madmen.  ___

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2014-02-25 12:39:28 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

The Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is by far the favorite lens in my bag. It's super sharp, super wide and super fast allowing me to make everything from Milky Way images under the night sky to grand sweeping dramatic landscapes. It does however have one major flaw and that's the inability to accept filters without incredibly expensive Rube Goldberg type work arounds and adapters. For me that means that any wide angle long exposure shooting is out of the question. I will swap out to my 24-70 on occasion to get my black and white long exposure fix as I did here. 

+Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash  were snapping away at some desert details on the hike out so I slipped away to capture this image of the clouds working their way across the sky over the brain rock in White Pocket.

The Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is by far the favorite lens in my bag. It's super sharp, super wide and super fast allowing me to make everything from Milky Way images under the night sky to grand sweeping dramatic landscapes. It does however have one major flaw and that's the inability to accept filters without incredibly expensive Rube Goldberg type work arounds and adapters. For me that means that any wide angle long exposure shooting is out of the question. I will swap out to my 24-70 on occasion to get my black and white long exposure fix as I did here. 

+Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash  were snapping away at some desert details on the hike out so I slipped away to capture this image of the clouds working their way across the sky over the brain rock in White Pocket.___

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2014-02-24 04:07:51 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

One may question the wisdom of packing 2 lbs of strobe and batteries into an already full pack to carry out on a landscape shoot.  That weight could just as easily be allocated to a case of 5 hour energy or a family size pack of double stuff mint oreos.  As viable as those options may be however, neither will help you capture the elusive Darth Matiash (aka +Brian Matiash ) in his natural environment as my SB900 did here.  

@ the toadstools

One may question the wisdom of packing 2 lbs of strobe and batteries into an already full pack to carry out on a landscape shoot.  That weight could just as easily be allocated to a case of 5 hour energy or a family size pack of double stuff mint oreos.  As viable as those options may be however, neither will help you capture the elusive Darth Matiash (aka +Brian Matiash ) in his natural environment as my SB900 did here.  

@ the toadstools___

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2014-02-22 19:03:56 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Ok so third post in 4 days. That's like a month's worth of posts for me!

This was taken on the first morning of last weeks road trip through the Southwest with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash  . After supplying in Phoenix we hit Grand Canyon for a quick sunset shoot and then made the midnight drive up to Zion. I made the mistake of trying to sleep on a picnic table so I could look at the moon and stars while I slept but quickly realized that 27 degrees is 27 degrees wether you're in Southwest America or along the coast of Maine and as pretty as the full moon is it's damn hard to sleep with that shining in your eyes. 

No worries, we only setup camp for about 3 hours before heading out to capture The Watchman here on the way out of town to try and score lottery permits for the Wave down in Kanab. When visualizing this shot in my head I had really thought that theMi... more »

Ok so third post in 4 days. That's like a month's worth of posts for me!

This was taken on the first morning of last weeks road trip through the Southwest with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash  . After supplying in Phoenix we hit Grand Canyon for a quick sunset shoot and then made the midnight drive up to Zion. I made the mistake of trying to sleep on a picnic table so I could look at the moon and stars while I slept but quickly realized that 27 degrees is 27 degrees wether you're in Southwest America or along the coast of Maine and as pretty as the full moon is it's damn hard to sleep with that shining in your eyes. 

No worries, we only setup camp for about 3 hours before heading out to capture The Watchman here on the way out of town to try and score lottery permits for the Wave down in Kanab. When visualizing this shot in my head I had really thought that the Milky Way would be faintly visible here but with the moon happily blazing away in the sky there was no chance this week to even catch a glimpse of the winter Milky Way. I really don't have much experience shooting moonlight but will definitely be giving it more thought in the future. When shooting icons like this it's always nice to be out when it's quiet. Not only are there no crowds at 3am but the chances of walking away with a unique shot skyrocket when you're the only ones around. 

As far as this pic itself goes, I know it's a pretty dark shot but if you're able to view it large you can pull all the detail out of the shadows by looking close and letting your eyes adjust. Just like we saw it in real life. The D800 sensor pulled more than enough information out of this scene where I could have lit that foreground up like daylight but in the end I much prefer the shadows. 

Full disclosure: I totally comp stomped Brian for this shot...___

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2014-02-21 16:58:06 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

No doubt Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ can be a tricky place to make images.  Heavy crowds, cramped conditions, and more stops of light variation than you can shake a stick at combine with the fact that pretty much every composition in these slots has been taken can make it challenging to walk away with a satisfying image. This area here was already occupied by a couple of photographers who looked like they were setup for the long haul so I went vertical and took advantage of the interlocking lines and colors in the skyward view. 

Taken during last weeks killer Southwest Roadtrip with +Brian Matiash  and +Chris Lazzery .  

No doubt Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ can be a tricky place to make images.  Heavy crowds, cramped conditions, and more stops of light variation than you can shake a stick at combine with the fact that pretty much every composition in these slots has been taken can make it challenging to walk away with a satisfying image. This area here was already occupied by a couple of photographers who looked like they were setup for the long haul so I went vertical and took advantage of the interlocking lines and colors in the skyward view. 

Taken during last weeks killer Southwest Roadtrip with +Brian Matiash  and +Chris Lazzery .  ___

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2014-02-18 20:00:13 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

5 Days of shooting, 1400 miles of driving, 1700 images taken (thanks in large part to my exposure bracketing, focus stacking paranoia relieving shooting style) through Arizona and Utah and I'm back watching the flurries start up again in Polar Vortex afflicted Maine. 

It was an awesome trip with great company in +Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash .

Here is my first share from White Pocket.  I was going to start posting images in chronological order but I know Chris is working up an awesome shot from Zion that is fairly similar to my favorite comp from there so I moved on to this pic from White Pocket.  What an amazing place this was.  There are times when location and conditions leave me feeling inadequate as a photographer to capture the beauty of a scene in front of me and this was one of those times and I found myself running from comp to comp swearing under my breath theentir... more »

5 Days of shooting, 1400 miles of driving, 1700 images taken (thanks in large part to my exposure bracketing, focus stacking paranoia relieving shooting style) through Arizona and Utah and I'm back watching the flurries start up again in Polar Vortex afflicted Maine. 

It was an awesome trip with great company in +Chris Lazzery  and +Brian Matiash .

Here is my first share from White Pocket.  I was going to start posting images in chronological order but I know Chris is working up an awesome shot from Zion that is fairly similar to my favorite comp from there so I moved on to this pic from White Pocket.  What an amazing place this was.  There are times when location and conditions leave me feeling inadequate as a photographer to capture the beauty of a scene in front of me and this was one of those times and I found myself running from comp to comp swearing under my breath the entire time.  I'll be back here again someday, a lot more prepared and with a little more time.  ___

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2014-02-15 02:09:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Not to rub it in +Jim Patterson and +Jeff Swanson but things just went down at White Pocket...

W/ +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash

Not to rub it in +Jim Patterson and +Jeff Swanson but things just went down at White Pocket...

W/ +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash___

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2014-02-12 21:46:00 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Family resemblance. Double stuff Oreo cookie and lenticular cloud. Grand Canyon bound with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash

Family resemblance. Double stuff Oreo cookie and lenticular cloud. Grand Canyon bound with +Chris Lazzery and +Brian Matiash___

2014-01-09 18:48:21 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-01-05 19:00:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

This is a shot from yesterday's -10 sunrise. I have a few shots on my hard drive that are better composed, more technically sound and probably overall better images but none of them quite capture the feeling of watching waves barrel in on you sending up plumes of sea smoke into the sky to be backlit by the rising sun quite as well as this image. So this may be the only time you find me uploading an image with visible flare, blown highlights and an unclear composition.

From the marginal way in oginquit Maine. 

This is a shot from yesterday's -10 sunrise. I have a few shots on my hard drive that are better composed, more technically sound and probably overall better images but none of them quite capture the feeling of watching waves barrel in on you sending up plumes of sea smoke into the sky to be backlit by the rising sun quite as well as this image. So this may be the only time you find me uploading an image with visible flare, blown highlights and an unclear composition.

From the marginal way in oginquit Maine. ___

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2013-12-30 15:57:13 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

From yesterday mornings trip out to Biddeford Pool with +Charlie Widdis .  Waiting for a sunrise that never fully materialized but I was still able to get just enough color to compliment the cold winter hues of the Maine Coast. 

From yesterday mornings trip out to Biddeford Pool with +Charlie Widdis .  Waiting for a sunrise that never fully materialized but I was still able to get just enough color to compliment the cold winter hues of the Maine Coast. ___

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2013-12-14 16:34:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

I hit up Old Orchard Beach the other morning with a very specific shot in mind. Unfortunately every time I'm at  Old Orchard before the sun comes up my efforts are derailed by the ridiculous amount of light coming from every window, parking lot, street light, store front, Christmas Tree etc. that line the waterfront. 

In this case I abandoned my planned shot and just used all the ambient light to get an angle of the pier I've never shot before. I have shot this pier probably 2 dozen times over the last few years and have just as many shots that I have never shared because they are too similar. So if nothing else this pic is a little bit different than the typical OOB pier photo. I would like to try this one again on a slightly clearer day to see if I can pick out any stars in the sky. 

I suppose this is my first "snow" shot of the winter if you count the dusting onth... more »

I hit up Old Orchard Beach the other morning with a very specific shot in mind. Unfortunately every time I'm at  Old Orchard before the sun comes up my efforts are derailed by the ridiculous amount of light coming from every window, parking lot, street light, store front, Christmas Tree etc. that line the waterfront. 

In this case I abandoned my planned shot and just used all the ambient light to get an angle of the pier I've never shot before. I have shot this pier probably 2 dozen times over the last few years and have just as many shots that I have never shared because they are too similar. So if nothing else this pic is a little bit different than the typical OOB pier photo. I would like to try this one again on a slightly clearer day to see if I can pick out any stars in the sky. 

I suppose this is my first "snow" shot of the winter if you count the dusting on the roof.___

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2013-12-07 04:51:51 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

If you've been around here for a while this image may look familiar. This pano was taken on the same night as a previously posted image from February. My original intention had been to shoot a panoramic so I could maintain the lighthouse off center without distortion and then crop down. 

In the end I originally went with a different composition because I had a lower ISO foreground image to use. In this case all frames for the stitch were shot at 3200 ISO which is a bit higher than I like to go especially for foreground but when I was doing the processing I was still impressed by how noise free the D800 is at that extreme ISO. 

I can't believe we are coming up on a year since this image was shot, I have been so inactive photographically this past year and for the first time have probably taken more images inside than out. Some New Year's resolutions are going to have to bem... more »

If you've been around here for a while this image may look familiar. This pano was taken on the same night as a previously posted image from February. My original intention had been to shoot a panoramic so I could maintain the lighthouse off center without distortion and then crop down. 

In the end I originally went with a different composition because I had a lower ISO foreground image to use. In this case all frames for the stitch were shot at 3200 ISO which is a bit higher than I like to go especially for foreground but when I was doing the processing I was still impressed by how noise free the D800 is at that extreme ISO. 

I can't believe we are coming up on a year since this image was shot, I have been so inactive photographically this past year and for the first time have probably taken more images inside than out. Some New Year's resolutions are going to have to be made!___

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2013-12-03 19:53:12 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Shot from Upper Antelope Canyon.  If I were a betting man I would think that this is more like what the canyon walls look like as opposed to the dayglow orange pics that abound.  But reality is that the crazy orange and yellows are closer to reality than this image here but I have posted enough of those in the past.  

I found this one languishing on the hard drive as a black and white conversion and I just backed off the opacity a bit to introduce some color back in and this is what you get.  I kind of  like the mood. 

Shot from Upper Antelope Canyon.  If I were a betting man I would think that this is more like what the canyon walls look like as opposed to the dayglow orange pics that abound.  But reality is that the crazy orange and yellows are closer to reality than this image here but I have posted enough of those in the past.  

I found this one languishing on the hard drive as a black and white conversion and I just backed off the opacity a bit to introduce some color back in and this is what you get.  I kind of  like the mood. ___

2013-11-19 01:17:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm in the middle of a hasty migration of my website from Zenfolio back to Smugmug. The first web host that I had used years ago was Smugmug but man things have changed there. The downside is your site looks a lot like a lot of other peoples sites but the customization options have really improved. Take a look see if you like. More pages and organization to come and maybe I'll throw up my first blog post in over two years about why I switched back to Smug.

I'm in the middle of a hasty migration of my website from Zenfolio back to Smugmug. The first web host that I had used years ago was Smugmug but man things have changed there. The downside is your site looks a lot like a lot of other peoples sites but the customization options have really improved. Take a look see if you like. More pages and organization to come and maybe I'll throw up my first blog post in over two years about why I switched back to Smug.___

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2013-11-13 02:59:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Grrr... I just want to change my profile pic not send out a message about it...    I'll get around to taking a happy profile pic one of these days.

Grrr... I just want to change my profile pic not send out a message about it...    I'll get around to taking a happy profile pic one of these days.___

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2013-10-24 13:25:35 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

It's always nice to see an image in print especially when it's on the cover of one of my favorite magazines!

I find it interesting that the images of mine that are most published and licensed are never the ones that I expect.  I tend to rely on dramatic composition, intense light or extreme conditions to make my images stand out from everyday snapshots but in many cases that's not what sells commercially.  I once had an editor from a national travel magazine tell me that they liked an image but "do I have anything less dramatic?".  

When I shoot an image for myself I will generally aim to portray whatever subject I am shooting in a way that will evoke emotion, wow the viewer with intense colors or motion, or make an artistic interpretation of the scene that people have never seen.  

Like many landscape photographers out there I rely on some standardtri... more »

It's always nice to see an image in print especially when it's on the cover of one of my favorite magazines!

I find it interesting that the images of mine that are most published and licensed are never the ones that I expect.  I tend to rely on dramatic composition, intense light or extreme conditions to make my images stand out from everyday snapshots but in many cases that's not what sells commercially.  I once had an editor from a national travel magazine tell me that they liked an image but "do I have anything less dramatic?".  

When I shoot an image for myself I will generally aim to portray whatever subject I am shooting in a way that will evoke emotion, wow the viewer with intense colors or motion, or make an artistic interpretation of the scene that people have never seen.  

Like many landscape photographers out there I rely on some standard tricks.  Super wide angles, long exposures, seeking out conditions that will provide the most vivid light, the most contrast.  I will sometimes stumble across an image in a magazine or an ad that uses none of these techniques but still manages to create an emotional response in me and I will sit and pick apart the image trying to figure out what it is.  

Anyway, I ramble on.  There is always something to learn in photography which makes it both frustrating and rewarding at once.  I need to get back behind my camera and make some fresh images.  It's been a while!___

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2013-10-04 12:22:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Day two of pulling from the archives. I need to find a way to beam lightroom to my TV and hook up a remote to scroll through my old images. 

Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley, CA. 2nd image in a row posted from a location now deemed "closed" to the public.

Day two of pulling from the archives. I need to find a way to beam lightroom to my TV and hook up a remote to scroll through my old images. 

Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley, CA. 2nd image in a row posted from a location now deemed "closed" to the public.___

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2013-10-03 11:16:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

At last count I had about 72,000 images on my hard drives. For some of my photographer friends out there that is probably a drop in the bucket. However for me that's 72,000 images that I find worthy of not immediately trashing and have at least made it past the first round of my selection process. Out of those 72,000 images I have publicly posted about 200. I am very selective of what I consider to be an image that is worth sharing however I've decided that it's probably time for me to take a peek through my old images and start pulling out some shots that I may have overlooked or have grown on me over the years. 

This one's a tribute to all everyone out there who is locked out of Acadia due to the shutdown (I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself). I think I never posted this one originally because it's fairly similar to an image that +Nate Parker  has put up (mostp... more »

At last count I had about 72,000 images on my hard drives. For some of my photographer friends out there that is probably a drop in the bucket. However for me that's 72,000 images that I find worthy of not immediately trashing and have at least made it past the first round of my selection process. Out of those 72,000 images I have publicly posted about 200. I am very selective of what I consider to be an image that is worth sharing however I've decided that it's probably time for me to take a peek through my old images and start pulling out some shots that I may have overlooked or have grown on me over the years. 

This one's a tribute to all everyone out there who is locked out of Acadia due to the shutdown (I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself). I think I never posted this one originally because it's fairly similar to an image that +Nate Parker  has put up (most probably similar because he was standing about 2 feet to my right...). 

Duck Brook Bridge in Acadia National Park.___

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2013-09-27 03:20:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

My hometown of Portland, Maine from across Casco Bay. 

My hometown of Portland, Maine from across Casco Bay. ___

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2013-09-19 13:27:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

And now for something completely different.  

Haven't had the opportunity to get out and shoot recently so my attention has turned indoors.  Found an old Halloween costume of my sons' and we fired off a few frames.  I think I may make this a Halloween series.  Could be pretty hilarious I think...

And now for something completely different.  

Haven't had the opportunity to get out and shoot recently so my attention has turned indoors.  Found an old Halloween costume of my sons' and we fired off a few frames.  I think I may make this a Halloween series.  Could be pretty hilarious I think...___

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2013-09-07 23:34:17 (9 comments, 32 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

've always taken some satisfaction in finding the details along our Maine Coast but lately I've been getting the itch to shoot some grander landscapees again. In the mean time, here's a shot from a trip out to Biddeford Pool with +Charlie Widdis  last night. A night complete with glowing eyes watching us from the grass and a late night Hot Dog run at Rapid Ray's.

've always taken some satisfaction in finding the details along our Maine Coast but lately I've been getting the itch to shoot some grander landscapees again. In the mean time, here's a shot from a trip out to Biddeford Pool with +Charlie Widdis  last night. A night complete with glowing eyes watching us from the grass and a late night Hot Dog run at Rapid Ray's.___

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2013-07-31 21:49:29 (15 comments, 53 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Had a fairly awesome shooting experience last night. Even if I had come out of it with no images to share it would have been a pretty cool night. My ten year old son and I met Charlie Widdis Photography out at Pine Point to see if we could catch some low tide sand formations against the stars. The lights from OOB on the right here washed out a good portion of the stars but the glow coming off Camp Ellis directly ahead adds some nice color and interest I think along with providing light for some highlights along my foreground. 

The shoot itself was like a science field trip for my son. There was some cool bioluminescence in the sand that caused points of light to shoot out from your footsteps as we walked in the dark. Some sort of large water creature continuously leaped out of the shallow bay to our left and he got to witness a whole colony of hermit crabs along the shoreline being terrorized by... more »

Had a fairly awesome shooting experience last night. Even if I had come out of it with no images to share it would have been a pretty cool night. My ten year old son and I met Charlie Widdis Photography out at Pine Point to see if we could catch some low tide sand formations against the stars. The lights from OOB on the right here washed out a good portion of the stars but the glow coming off Camp Ellis directly ahead adds some nice color and interest I think along with providing light for some highlights along my foreground. 

The shoot itself was like a science field trip for my son. There was some cool bioluminescence in the sand that caused points of light to shoot out from your footsteps as we walked in the dark. Some sort of large water creature continuously leaped out of the shallow bay to our left and he got to witness a whole colony of hermit crabs along the shoreline being terrorized by larger crabs that would dart in and grab a snack before receding into the sea. Amazing what you can find on the beach at one in the morning. 

This shot was meant to be a vertical panorama with about 15 shots extending up into the night sky. Apparently however I am the worlds' worst panorama stitcher and I couldn't get it to work out so here is a standard size presentation. Again the subtlety of the image seems to be lost in translation when viewed on brighter screens but I always process with printing in mind so images often may appear lighter than they should.

#plusphotoextract  ___

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2013-07-30 16:52:59 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

The old Custom House Tower in Boston, Mass.  Now converted into a Marriott hotel. 

The old Custom House Tower in Boston, Mass.  Now converted into a Marriott hotel. ___

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2013-07-22 13:13:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Facebook seriously scrunched this one up so curious how it turns out here.  

From Pine Point Beach a couple new moons ago looking towards Old Orchard.  Was diving through the archives looking for something to post.  Man I need to get out shooting!!!!

Facebook seriously scrunched this one up so curious how it turns out here.  

From Pine Point Beach a couple new moons ago looking towards Old Orchard.  Was diving through the archives looking for something to post.  Man I need to get out shooting!!!!___

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2013-06-21 15:34:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I'm still not so sure about this image but I've been away from my camera for so long that I feel I have to post something! This is from the tail end of a great light show down at Pine Point in Scarborough. I saw the beginning of a great light show happening from my driveway up the road and made the decision to make a mad dash down to the coast to see what I could capture. 

I ended up missing the best light but managed to fire off a few frames before the light faded to what you see here. Hopefully there are a couple more shots that I can pick through with better light to post in the future.

I'm still not so sure about this image but I've been away from my camera for so long that I feel I have to post something! This is from the tail end of a great light show down at Pine Point in Scarborough. I saw the beginning of a great light show happening from my driveway up the road and made the decision to make a mad dash down to the coast to see what I could capture. 

I ended up missing the best light but managed to fire off a few frames before the light faded to what you see here. Hopefully there are a couple more shots that I can pick through with better light to post in the future.___

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2013-05-02 11:54:09 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Here's an old image from early summer of 2012 I believe.  This was from a trip out to the PHL with +Chris Lazzery where we got crazy lucky and actually had the police let us into the park.  3 shot panoramic that I was finally able to stitch with the aid of additional RAM.  I will say that one of the best parts of this shoot was that Nosh Kitchen Bar was still open afterwards and we were able to get a full on meal after shooting stars in the park.  

And speaking of Nosh, their new donut burger has replaced the apocalypse burger as my official late night craving after a stop there a few weeks back with +Charlie Widdis .  Tasty.

#PlusPhotoExtract

Here's an old image from early summer of 2012 I believe.  This was from a trip out to the PHL with +Chris Lazzery where we got crazy lucky and actually had the police let us into the park.  3 shot panoramic that I was finally able to stitch with the aid of additional RAM.  I will say that one of the best parts of this shoot was that Nosh Kitchen Bar was still open afterwards and we were able to get a full on meal after shooting stars in the park.  

And speaking of Nosh, their new donut burger has replaced the apocalypse burger as my official late night craving after a stop there a few weeks back with +Charlie Widdis .  Tasty.

#PlusPhotoExtract___

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2013-04-19 11:08:38 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

My ten year old son volunteered himself to be my bodyguard for this 2 am shoot and who am I to turn down that kind of company?  As an assistant he's not that useful and usually ends up in a shot or two but he's perfectly content to look for shooting stars during 5 minute exposures and the conversations decent.  What more can you ask for in a shooting partner?

I have shot this composition before but with the stairs only.  The boardwalk is new this year (although it seems to have seen better days already) and it provides some great leading lines.  Besides, my old shot has always bothered me because it's a touch out of focus and shot at too high of an ISO.  

There has been an abundance of awesome Milky Way shots coming out of the region lately and I have been looking for opportunities to come up with shots that will stand out.  In this image I really tried to focus onthe f... more »

My ten year old son volunteered himself to be my bodyguard for this 2 am shoot and who am I to turn down that kind of company?  As an assistant he's not that useful and usually ends up in a shot or two but he's perfectly content to look for shooting stars during 5 minute exposures and the conversations decent.  What more can you ask for in a shooting partner?

I have shot this composition before but with the stairs only.  The boardwalk is new this year (although it seems to have seen better days already) and it provides some great leading lines.  Besides, my old shot has always bothered me because it's a touch out of focus and shot at too high of an ISO.  

There has been an abundance of awesome Milky Way shots coming out of the region lately and I have been looking for opportunities to come up with shots that will stand out.  In this image I really tried to focus on the foreground element and keep the night sky as a secondary element like I would do with a nice sunrise.  

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Again a 6 shot blend.  One for the sky, 5 focus stacked images for the foreground___

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2013-04-15 23:39:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Thinking about those down the road in Boston today...

Thinking about those down the road in Boston today...___

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2013-04-02 14:24:03 (6 comments, 12 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

This is an updated shot of a pic I took years ago when I was first getting back into photography and serious digital imaging was just getting it's legs under itself.  I needed to freshen up my PHL selections for the upcoming selling season at the gift shop here so I made a long overdue visit back to the PHL.  It's been a while since I've made the 15 minute drive down to Fort Williams and I need to remind myself to come back here and shoot every now and then.  Truly one of the great places on the East Coast.  

I tried pushing some extreme angles and it made for all kinds of issues in my processing flow.  In the end this actually ended up being a pretty educational shoot and it makes my head hurt sometimes when I think of all the things I still don't know about making images. 

This is an updated shot of a pic I took years ago when I was first getting back into photography and serious digital imaging was just getting it's legs under itself.  I needed to freshen up my PHL selections for the upcoming selling season at the gift shop here so I made a long overdue visit back to the PHL.  It's been a while since I've made the 15 minute drive down to Fort Williams and I need to remind myself to come back here and shoot every now and then.  Truly one of the great places on the East Coast.  

I tried pushing some extreme angles and it made for all kinds of issues in my processing flow.  In the end this actually ended up being a pretty educational shoot and it makes my head hurt sometimes when I think of all the things I still don't know about making images. ___

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2013-03-23 11:50:42 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Finished version here http://moechenphotography.com/color/h59233e8e#h59233e8e

So no Milky Way craziness here!  Just a good old fashioned seascape sunrise.  I think it's been almost a year since I've been out for a straight up sunrise shoot on the ocean and man it was great to get my feet wet both figuratively and literally.  

+Charlie Widdis  and I had images to drop off for the Maine Photography Show in Boothbay yesterday so took the opportunity to squeeze in a quick shoot at Reid State Park. 

There are many times where I feel I want to travel the world to find new and exciting places to make images but days like this remind me that there are still places in my own backyard to explore. 

Finished version here http://moechenphotography.com/color/h59233e8e#h59233e8e

So no Milky Way craziness here!  Just a good old fashioned seascape sunrise.  I think it's been almost a year since I've been out for a straight up sunrise shoot on the ocean and man it was great to get my feet wet both figuratively and literally.  

+Charlie Widdis  and I had images to drop off for the Maine Photography Show in Boothbay yesterday so took the opportunity to squeeze in a quick shoot at Reid State Park. 

There are many times where I feel I want to travel the world to find new and exciting places to make images but days like this remind me that there are still places in my own backyard to explore. ___

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2013-03-11 10:22:13 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Had an awesome time shooting with +Charlie Widdis  yesterday early am.  There are definitely times when shooting at night where it just feels safer to shoot in pairs.  Although this location looks fairly innocuous the breakwater here in Rockland is almost a mile long and even on a fairly calm night like this it can feel a bit adventurous in the dark.  My calculations were a bit off and the Milky Way didn't appear where I expected it to so adjustments in compositions had to be made.  

Some technical info for those so inclined.  5 shot composite.  One for the sky at 2500 iso, f2.8 and about 26 seconds or so.  4 separate focus stacked shots for the foreground at 800 iso and about 4.5 minutes apiece also at f2.8.  The ambient light from Rockland Harbor kind of clashed with the color temperature of the beacon thus the yellow highlights on the breakwater.  May or may not revisit thislocation ... more »

Had an awesome time shooting with +Charlie Widdis  yesterday early am.  There are definitely times when shooting at night where it just feels safer to shoot in pairs.  Although this location looks fairly innocuous the breakwater here in Rockland is almost a mile long and even on a fairly calm night like this it can feel a bit adventurous in the dark.  My calculations were a bit off and the Milky Way didn't appear where I expected it to so adjustments in compositions had to be made.  

Some technical info for those so inclined.  5 shot composite.  One for the sky at 2500 iso, f2.8 and about 26 seconds or so.  4 separate focus stacked shots for the foreground at 800 iso and about 4.5 minutes apiece also at f2.8.  The ambient light from Rockland Harbor kind of clashed with the color temperature of the beacon thus the yellow highlights on the breakwater.  May or may not revisit this location for another try but I have some more lights to check off the list before I do!

Thanks to Charlie for getting me off my butt and out shooting outside for the first time in almost a month again!___

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2013-02-28 05:13:15 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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