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Baldur McQueen has been at 1 events

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UK Photography Community316,096JOIN IN WITH OUR NEW EVENT & YOUR IMAGE COULD BE FEATURED ON THE UKPC PAGE BANNERPLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details. The +UK Photography Community cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of IMAGES OF SNOW photographed in United Kingdom - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusionsNO RESTRICTION ON THE AMOUNT OF IMAGESBUT THEY MUST FIT THE THEME                     ↓  WHAT to post..... please scroll down to read the whole post ↓ Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of somewhere in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UKMore information ...please scroll downOnce you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed.                      EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT             ↓ this is an ALL WEEK LONG eventplease noteYou do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event BUT your image MUST FIT THE THEME. please only share your own imagesnaughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be shamed or worse - Blocked ;)HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITYPLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILSIf you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O)) if you're stuck please just ask                                                                                                 WHEN .... the Event will start and endwhen the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is. We are looking forward to getting seeing your images  :O))Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community +Heidi Anne Morris A celebration of *IMAGES OF SNOW* photographed in United Kingdom2013-01-25 13:00:00201 

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Colin Wilson6,048Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Circle #Sharers #Engagers #Followers #AddCircle #CoolPeople #Influencers #CircleShare #PublicCircle #ShareCircles #CircleSharing #Awesomepeople #CircleOfTheDay #ShareAndBeShared #ConnectingTheWorld2014-10-21 11:00:42490569
CAT kitten3,043CATkitten Circles:• Circle 01 - today and in the next five days, I will publish 01 circle chosen by random raffle, one per day. All of them have great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!• Cercle 01 - aujourd'hui et dans les cinq prochains jours, je publierai 01 cercle choisi par tirage au sort, un par jour. Tous ont des grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!• Círculo 01 - hoje e nos próximos cinco dias, publicarei 01 círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório, uma vez por dia. Todos eles têm grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers   #addiction   #addcircles   #findcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople   #circleme   #circlemeup  2014-10-20 10:56:01499022
Grant Stringer8,802Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle. Edition : 14th – 21st September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE  photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION https://plus.google.com/events/cn4f2m1cgln9ta1k3tdv2qrn9rg?authkey=CIWy06qa34GBZw5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-09-14 18:05:234004010
Allan watson4,943This circle contains people who have Commented in my posts within the last few weeksWould you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: *1- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.*#CircleShare #CircleSharing #Share #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #Google #Google+ #SocialMedia #Friends #SocialMediaMarketing #Marketing #Engagers #SharingCircles #TeamElite #Engagement #GooglePlusTips #teamelitecircle #SouthAfrica #Photographer#NaturePhotography #Art #TravelPhotography #Photooftheday #Travel #Photographs #Landscape #PhotoContest #Sunset #Photos #Awesome #PortraitPhotography #Image #African 2014-08-29 10:31:05501151716
Robert Connor12,637Google+ users that share unique and original contentsIf 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#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #shared #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle 2014-07-14 12:40:27489361973
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
nery secy1,333+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-28 00:27:04457316
Pla Gota1,291 This circle will add amazing, wonderful content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - add +1 to the post2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - include me in your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5. comment on thishttp://www.ovahomedesign.net/living-room-paint-ideas/More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles  2014-06-26 04:50:2341710115
Piotr Tymiński7,625My very own circle of PHOTOGRAPHERS v.2A word of thanks to all of you who are a constant source of inspiration for me and a botomless well of beautiful work which is a joy to look at Real people here who post their own work. Amateurs and professionals. And no, I don't care about the number of followers they may have. It's all about the quality and, of course, quality is a very subjective matter so don't get upset with my choice:) I'm sure it can be a great source of inspiration for everybody. Many of the people in the circles have me in their circles and some do not, but take it easy, you don't need to circle me back - it's all about enjoying some great photography. And some of them (what a horror!) do not even call themselves photographers but somehow happily produce content which beats many so called "pro" guys.This circle is obviously under permanent development as new photographers are added when I come around some work I really enjoy. If you are into photography and I've circled you it means you will sooner or later be in this circle. I am simply putting some sense into my contacts - bringing order from chaos, you see... If you are into urbex and derelict climate please look for another circle of mine which is specifically dedicated to such kind of photography.Sharing is alway appreciated. #photographycircles #photographers  #photography #sharedcircles  #topcircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircle2014-05-30 19:07:18415262020
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016916
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
Piotr Tymiński5,225My very own circle of PHOTOGRAPHERS v.1Real people here who post their own work. Amateurs and professionals. And no, I don't care about the number of followers they may have. It's all about the quality and, of course, quality is a very subjective matter so don't get upset with my choice:) I'm sure it can be a great source of inspiration for everybody. Many of the people in the circles have me in their circles and some do not, but take it easy, you don't need to circle me back - it's all about enjoying some great photography. And some of them (what a horror!) do not even call themselves photographers but somehow happily produce content which beats many so called "pro" guys.This circle is obviously under permanent development as new photographers are added when I come around some work I really enjoy. If you are into urbex and derelict climate please look for another circle of mine which is specifically dedicated to such kind of photography.Sharing is alway appreciated. #photographycircles #photographers  #photography   #photographycircles  #sharedcircles  #topcircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircle 2014-05-09 17:06:42319291329
Mark Hanson3,303Visual Creatives CircleThis is my circle of those involved in visual creativity. It includes graphic designers, amateur and professional photographers, and those involved in art and website design.If you need a visual boost in your stream then do consider adding this circle!(Shared especially for my #graphicdesigner friend +Lena Lahab, though I'm sharing publicly as I think many may be interested.) #sharedcircles #photography #graphicdesign #webdesign  2014-05-08 10:41:31340305
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
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
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221583
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306217
John Nuntiatio32,394#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-04 05:58:0540181111
Edith Kukla44,774CIRCLE SHARING TIME - HAPPY VALENTINELong time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 1 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. If you want include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. And please remember - sharing is caring :-)))  #mycircles   #circlesharing   #sharethelove  2014-02-13 12:14:2534416368172
AyJay Schibig47,386NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   1.30.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  SHARE  to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-31 06:40:43455323257
AyJay Schibig44,416NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   1.13.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-13 21:41:13497282753
AdPlus668Our favourite Brits to follow. Circle them! They always have interesting things to share. #circleshare    #topengagers   2014-01-10 08:11:5963010
Branko Nuss7,608This morning I am sharing my #streetphotography  circle.  Inside you'll find a lot of awesome #streetphotographers .  If you guys feel I'm missing someone then please let me know in the comments.  I only ask that you guys mention people who post publicly and not exclusively to communities.  If you want to share the circle with others that would be cool, too.2013-12-11 15:13:0724911211
AyJay Schibig38,546NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   12.8.13Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-12-09 02:28:51479473965
ShroomshotSaturday672Enjoy the all of the photos of all the people in this circle full of photographers who have shared their awesome shroomshots with #shroomshotsaturday.  If you have shared in the last month and have not been included in this circle, please let one of our curators, +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht +Anders Stedtlund or +Sabeena LoBello  know and we will be sure to include you in the next shared circle.Want to be included in the next circle?  Simply share your  fungi photos with us, tag +ShroomshotSaturday  #shroomshotsaturday  and all of the above curatorsWe LOVE shroomshots, but due to the increasing popularity of this theme, please only 1 photo per week.  It is becoming difficult to acknowledge and reshare all of the fabulous submissions that pour in all week long and this way,  during the seasons where shrooms are scarce, you will still have some to share :)Thank you for understanding and happy Shroomshooting :)2013-11-10 21:59:1625713512
Alycia Miller25,059November Circle Time!!Tomorrow is +Stunning Moment Friday Circle time. So I decided one day before I released my circle.If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.About this circle:.☆☆Awesome, friendly people my personally like on Google+ ☆☆Who have shared me in a circle recently. Thanks you all so much!==============================Few of links, you may like:Google+ Amazing Photographers List. http://stunningmoment.com/photographerlist.htmlA collection of beautiful photographyhttp://stunningmoment.com/2013photography.html#alyciamillersharing #alyciamiller   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles2013-11-01 00:35:40500497168391
Heather Buckley38,748Looking for new street photography talent, add this circle. All current and interesting. Some hidden gems. Share with your friends #streetphotography   #streetart   #photography   #streetpics   #street   #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesharefriday #sharedcircles #shareoftheday #sharingcircle #circlecount  2013-10-26 09:36:0358203
Heather Buckley38,655First draft of my new street photographers circle to share, it is a work in progress and is small for now as I want to check out the quality of each photographer which takes time. Also not including those with over 40 000 followers, want to share some new talent. Some have unbelievably few considering the images they take.I will evolve, but so far, if you add it and view the stream of this circle there are some consistently good images.Enjoy and share ;)#streetphotography   #streetpics   #streetphotographers   #streethunters   #streetphotographer   #streetfineartphotography  2013-10-25 21:33:1748837
john adams13,562not often i do this but here is my circle i lost all my circles and have gradually been building the numbers back up as i interact with people..This circle is filled with great g+ users not all photographers but the ones who are not are good communicators and interact on posts and well deserved to be in my circle of friends.2013-10-14 16:43:4830528833
AyJay Schibig30,592NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   10.3.13Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-10-04 04:37:49428253052
draga milic0Here is my first public circle share:  the most inspiring photographers on Google+Feel free to add these amazing people to your circles and know that their posts will brighten your days! #circleshare #sharedcircles #photographerstofollow    2013-10-03 11:05:59459506
jon-paul Jones386jon-paul Jones originally shared:Okay here is the daily update of my most current list of active photographers that share original work.I have added the same circles as most of you and have found that many of the people are just sharing other peoples work. I am sorting through them all at a rate of 100 people a day.Please add these people because it is a quality circle. I have visited everyone's site.Also, please share2013-09-13 23:50:1250053924
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Promote Photography8,407THE FIRST 401 PROMOTED!!!!You have been chosen by +Promote Photography  because your work is very good and have to be promoted / shared.If you do not share this circle you will still be in it! But if you do share we will be thankful to you!Next share at 500If you like to be in it you can tag us #promotephotography there is no guaranty but it will help us found your work!Share if you like!  READ THIS NOTE BY +Rodney Campbell (well seen, thank you!)Note that I got an error when trying to add the Circle +Promote Photography  - not the usual domain restriction error where it still creates the circle but the one where it says it can't add one or more people and/or pages.Unfortunately it's +Alycia Miller  entry which is causing the error for me (and also for at least one other circle I'm aware of) - when I remove her from the circle before adding it adds fine. +Alycia Miller  is already in multiple of my circles so not a problem for me but others may not be able to add this circle. I can also see her account looks to have been Fubar'd by G+ at the moment (it's empty of posts)2013-09-01 10:58:4040113457113
Edith Kukla21,177It´s time for circle sharing. Everybody do it. So I´m too. No 1 of three circles with my favorite photographers and pages. Add it to your circles and you will see very beautiful photos, made by the best photographers of G+ADD AND SHARE PLEASE #mycircles   #circle4all   #circlemaster   #circlequeen     #crazycircles   #circlescirclescircles  2013-08-19 09:18:4128917346147
AyJay Schibig25,894 NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   8.18.13Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of  interesting and active  G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-19 04:51:25466251431
Landscape Photography21,243Landscape Photography Proudly Announces Participants Circle 30#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show Senior Curators: +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe !!       Join Today & Start Sharing Landscapes  --  See the About Page for DetailsLook Who's Already Here !!https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/2MG9CtkmLifhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/gnQ3xeb61iehttps://plus.google.com/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/AmYyuFZE2FAhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/105588730866970114510/posts/ET9XatNGwGRhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/7nY7LzJ7NoDhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/BtUDeSYTtFfhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/V48cg3syKAEhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/P56WtktXJbrhttps://plus.google.com/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/StxSbPqMHEYhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/fr87zWeww65https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/WX6ubPcP717https://plus.google.com/105588730866970114510/posts/7UyNAorsPNF2013-08-07 02:32:344670510
Michael Muraz15,906********************************************************                           European Photographers Circle #7                                          July 2013 version********************************************************The +European Photo page is happy to present the latest version of the European Photographers circle. People in this circle are photographers living in Europe and mostly sharing images from Europe. This new version has 25 new photographers and amounts to almost 500 people!Sharing is caringWe ask that people in this circle or people interested in this project, please share this post, +1 this post, and leave a comment.  Your support is greatly appreciated by +European Photo  and the curators.How to be includedIf you're not in this circle and you want to be included in the next version of the circle (which is published every month), here are the requirements: - leave a comment on the original post (not on re-shares) saying you want to be part of the next version - you need to be living in Europe at the moment (you don't need to have a European nationality) - people not sharing their own work, or sharing a lot of not photography-related posts will not be consideredYou DON'T need to re-share this circle, but it's always appreciated.Share your images with the pageRemember to tag your photographs of European life-style, landscapes culture, history, architecture, etc... with the tag #EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Janusz Brakoniecki +Carlos Duarte and +Michael Muraz.If you are interested in joining our team, please send me a private message.2013-08-01 15:58:1448110860138
AyJay Schibig23,232NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   7.29.13Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of  interesting and active  G Plussers! Feel free to add yourself and re-share  To be included in my next Release  just  Comment and Re-Share. Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-29 21:04:5736013215
AyJay Schibig20,20621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART II  6.23.13This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-06-23 07:22:5846116430
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:2449724914
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:55:1020111314
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
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249616813
AyJay Schibig19,07021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART II This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday    #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-06-02 08:39:2139810415
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/9JEUMaq8kZs============== May 29, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:+Jeff Sullivan +Mike Shaw +Kah Kit Yoong +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Kevin McNeal +Chip Phillips +Alycia Miller #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer 2013-05-29 20:38:42499221019
Jean Phillipe16,015Here is a circle of Pepole I enjoy to follow Part 4#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-26 13:46:5047722736

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2014-01-03 21:43:37 (59 comments, 13 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 


Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire

Not my usual cup of tea - but part of my NYR is to try different things.  Not to get too stuck in one style (I still think it looks better in B&W :-)))  

Shot yesterday, during a family walk around Bolton Abbey.


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+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila z #SilhouetteSaturday
+Sunset Saturday  curated by  +Dennis Hoffbuhr #sunsetsaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  +European Photo  #europeanphotography
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#100000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 

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2014-01-03 21:43:37 (59 comments, 13 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 


Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire

Not my usual cup of tea - but part of my NYR is to try different things.  Not to get too stuck in one style (I still think it looks better in B&W :-)))  

Shot yesterday, during a family walk around Bolton Abbey.


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+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila z #SilhouetteSaturday
+Sunset Saturday  curated by  +Dennis Hoffbuhr #sunsetsaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  +European Photo  #europeanphotography
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#100000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 

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2014-01-03 21:43:37 (59 comments, 13 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 


Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire

Not my usual cup of tea - but part of my NYR is to try different things.  Not to get too stuck in one style (I still think it looks better in B&W :-)))  

Shot yesterday, during a family walk around Bolton Abbey.


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+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila z #SilhouetteSaturday
+Sunset Saturday  curated by  +Dennis Hoffbuhr #sunsetsaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  +European Photo  #europeanphotography
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#100000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 

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2014-09-05 12:55:48 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I discovered that Castro might just be the worst possible companion, when shooting mushrooms.
Every time I lay down to take some shots, Castro thought there must be something extremely wonderful at that precise spot - and instantly he'd start sniffing the ground to find out what wonders I had discovered :-)

+Fido Friday  curated by  +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Wes Lum +Suhaib Ayaz #FidoFriday
+Fungus Friday  curated by  +Shawn McClure +Leonie H #fungusfriday
#nq  

Yesterday I discovered that Castro might just be the worst possible companion, when shooting mushrooms.
Every time I lay down to take some shots, Castro thought there must be something extremely wonderful at that precise spot - and instantly he'd start sniffing the ground to find out what wonders I had discovered :-)

+Fido Friday  curated by  +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Wes Lum +Suhaib Ayaz #FidoFriday
+Fungus Friday  curated by  +Shawn McClure +Leonie H #fungusfriday
#nq  ___

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2014-07-22 23:42:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

It has been hot and sunny for a few days, and it seems it might last.  Wonderful in many ways, but a blue sky is not what I like when in the mood to take pictures.  It gives me about an hour to shoot, just before sunset - and that's it (unless I wake up really, really early - which I'm not up for at the moment).

I took this at the Leeds / Liverpool Canal in Shipley, earlier this evening.

(I need to re-visit tags, themes and such.... so leaving it blank this time ;-)

It has been hot and sunny for a few days, and it seems it might last.  Wonderful in many ways, but a blue sky is not what I like when in the mood to take pictures.  It gives me about an hour to shoot, just before sunset - and that's it (unless I wake up really, really early - which I'm not up for at the moment).

I took this at the Leeds / Liverpool Canal in Shipley, earlier this evening.

(I need to re-visit tags, themes and such.... so leaving it blank this time ;-)___

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2014-07-18 23:03:27 (40 comments, 7 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Even though I've taken the camera out quite a lot during my months of "staying away from G-Plus" - I haven't really been doing any "real" photography.

Coming back is hard.  You feel like you need to post something magnificent.

I can't do that, as I've not been focusing on photography.

I can, however, post this shot of me and Castro in the woods, a couple of months ago :-)

#fidofriday  

Even though I've taken the camera out quite a lot during my months of "staying away from G-Plus" - I haven't really been doing any "real" photography.

Coming back is hard.  You feel like you need to post something magnificent.

I can't do that, as I've not been focusing on photography.

I can, however, post this shot of me and Castro in the woods, a couple of months ago :-)

#fidofriday  ___

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2014-04-01 19:03:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Please note - our friend Hans Berendsen has had to move to a different Google Profile, loosing a whole lot of followers.  Please update your circle - his new one is the one with the human in the profile picture ;-)

NEW: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HansBerendsen-nl

Please add my new profile to your circles instead of this abandoned one so I can get in touch with you all again.. 
NEW: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HansBerendsen-nl___Please note - our friend Hans Berendsen has had to move to a different Google Profile, loosing a whole lot of followers.  Please update your circle - his new one is the one with the human in the profile picture ;-)

NEW: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HansBerendsen-nl

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2014-03-21 17:02:28 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Another one of my shots for the New Years Scavenger Hunt - this time for the theme "Careless". 

And a quick reminder - the clock is ticking, the signup for the next Scavenger Hunt is in an hour or so.... you can view a countdown here, thanks to +Alan Bland ( http://tinyurl.com/puzboe2 ).

I've decided to sit this one out, as I'll not have enough time to complete the tasks in the way I'd want - but I highly recommend that you (yes, YOU!) give it a try - it is, to put it mildly, a wonderful, fun and (for some) dramatic experience ;-)  

What is the Scavenger Hunt?  Well, to put it simply - it's an exciting photography game, open to anyone - where you are given 10 words and you must shoot 10 pictures (1 for each word) in a period of a few weeks.  Again - it's open for anyone, no matter what ability or experience!!
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Another one of my shots for the New Years Scavenger Hunt - this time for the theme "Careless". 

And a quick reminder - the clock is ticking, the signup for the next Scavenger Hunt is in an hour or so.... you can view a countdown here, thanks to +Alan Bland ( http://tinyurl.com/puzboe2 ).

I've decided to sit this one out, as I'll not have enough time to complete the tasks in the way I'd want - but I highly recommend that you (yes, YOU!) give it a try - it is, to put it mildly, a wonderful, fun and (for some) dramatic experience ;-)  

What is the Scavenger Hunt?  Well, to put it simply - it's an exciting photography game, open to anyone - where you are given 10 words and you must shoot 10 pictures (1 for each word) in a period of a few weeks.  Again - it's open for anyone, no matter what ability or experience!!
The pictures are then moved into 10 gigantic photo albums, where a few judges look over them and choose which they like best.  It's friendly, it's a game, it's fun!

The next sign up IS TODAY - just head over to +Chrysta Rae's page and you'll quickly find the information you need.  
Chrysta is the heart and soul behind the project, and, as I can testify, an excellent psychologist as well if you get a bit overwhelmed........ (don't ask!)!!

If I've done this right - you can see all the categories for the hunt that has just finished (below) but only the honourable mentions and 1-3 place winners.

The reason I highlight that, is because all those beautiful winning shots used to scare the hell out of me in the past.  I thought the game must only be for advanced photographers or Photoshop nerds.  Not true.  There are all sorts of people, all sorts of abilities - and, as I soon learned, it's not about taking things too seriously, it's about having fun!!

To view all the albums in full, go to Chrysta's page and take your pick ;-)

And here are the 10 themes from the latest Scavenger Hunt:

SELFIE (OPPOSITE)
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/q4bt5mr

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nww43n7

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/oadvjqy

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/q9m5ojj


RULE OF THIRDS
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/pm7g64c

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/num8fh9

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/obws6nw

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nsx97wp 


FUCHSIA
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/ob6asb2

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nr5snnr

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pbw9hl9

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/pz4lgw8


SPICY
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/nmo34mq

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/olmyh9u

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/qztl94h

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nwux3nd


SOOC - CIRCLE
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/px7yj62

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/oovnn7o

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/ppk8g4q

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/owv6qcp


CARELESS
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/ozw3ckf

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/owyjau8

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nk6f29h

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/oafqtos


STEAM
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/o6oxvjk

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/plj65oo

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nejlre6

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nv2ln5j


EMBRACE
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/oakf2sp

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/p3uoyoh

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/olruoff

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/n9poyqg


HUNGOVER
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/o9vq7ah

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/p7m2df8

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/ohp32ab

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/pdjfpsv


HEALTHY
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/p3eug8s

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pnp4z2r

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pgr4d7w

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/p7db9xr

#scavengerhunt  ___

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2014-03-14 20:05:39 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

My entry for the Embrace theme - New Years Scavenger Hunt.

We're on the last day of the New Year Scavenger Hunt reveals - so far, 9 categories/themes have been judged and revealed.

I'll say this only once (then a few times after that!), you should really try to get yourself on the next scavenger hunt - it is, to put it mildly, a wonderful, fun and (for some) dramatic experience ;-)  

What is the Scavenger Hunt?  Well, to put it simply - it's an exciting photography game, open to anyone - where you are given 10 words and you must shoot 10 pictures (1 for each word) in a period of a few weeks.  Again - it's open for anyone, no matter what ability or experience!!
The pictures are then moved into 10 gigantic photo albums, where a few judges look over them and choose which they like best.  It's friendly, it's a game,it&... more »

My entry for the Embrace theme - New Years Scavenger Hunt.

We're on the last day of the New Year Scavenger Hunt reveals - so far, 9 categories/themes have been judged and revealed.

I'll say this only once (then a few times after that!), you should really try to get yourself on the next scavenger hunt - it is, to put it mildly, a wonderful, fun and (for some) dramatic experience ;-)  

What is the Scavenger Hunt?  Well, to put it simply - it's an exciting photography game, open to anyone - where you are given 10 words and you must shoot 10 pictures (1 for each word) in a period of a few weeks.  Again - it's open for anyone, no matter what ability or experience!!
The pictures are then moved into 10 gigantic photo albums, where a few judges look over them and choose which they like best.  It's friendly, it's a game, it's fun!

The next sign up date is FRIDAY, MARCH 21 at 12 NOON - just head over to +Chrysta Rae's page and you'll quickly find the information you need (see direct link to announcement below).  
Chrysta is the heart and soul behind the project, and, as I can testify, an excellent psychologist as well if you get a bit overwhelmed........ (don't ask!)!!

If I've done this right - you can see the 9 categories already judged and revealed below, but only the honourable mentions and 1-3 place winners.

The reason I highlight that, is because all those beautiful winning shots used to scare the hell out of me in the past.  I thought the game must only be for advanced photographers or Photoshop nerds.  Not true.  There are all sorts of people, all sorts of abilities - and, as I soon learned, it's not about taking things too seriously, it's about having fun!!

To view all the albums in full, go to Chrysta's page and take your pick ;-)

Here's a link to Chrysta's announcement: http://tinyurl.com/p5rl8lh

And here are the 9 themes already judged and revealed:

RULE OF THIRDS
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/pm7g64c

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/num8fh9

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/obws6nw

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nsx97wp 


FUCHSIA
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/ob6asb2

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nr5snnr

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pbw9hl9

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/pz4lgw8


SPICY
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/nmo34mq

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/olmyh9u

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/qztl94h

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nwux3nd


SOOC - CIRCLE
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/px7yj62

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/oovnn7o

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/ppk8g4q

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/owv6qcp


CARELESS
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/ozw3ckf

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/owyjau8

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nk6f29h

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/oafqtos


STEAM
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/o6oxvjk

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/plj65oo

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/nejlre6

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/nv2ln5j


EMBRACE
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/oakf2sp

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/p3uoyoh

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/olruoff

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/n9poyqg


HUNGOVER
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/o9vq7ah

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/p7m2df8

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/ohp32ab

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/pdjfpsv


HEALTHY
1st Place: http://tinyurl.com/p3eug8s

2nd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pnp4z2r

3rd Place: http://tinyurl.com/pgr4d7w

Honourable Mentions: http://tinyurl.com/p7db9xr___

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2014-03-11 16:41:03 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

We've had a winter without snow - and the past few days the sun has been shining, warming up hearts, minds and nature.
Such circumstances bring out the flower shooter in everyone - the urge to document all those little signs of life, popping up all around :-)  This one is from a short walk earlier today.

Hope your all having a beautiful day :-)

We've had a winter without snow - and the past few days the sun has been shining, warming up hearts, minds and nature.
Such circumstances bring out the flower shooter in everyone - the urge to document all those little signs of life, popping up all around :-)  This one is from a short walk earlier today.

Hope your all having a beautiful day :-)___

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2014-03-07 18:00:35 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

As it's been more than a month since my last public post, I just wanted to tell you I'm still here :-)

I've been busy lately and it looks like things will stay that way for quite a while.  I'm carving out a new path - a new direction.  Or..... as some people call it, filling in job applications :-)

So... in the next few weeks I'll be more active than I've been the last month.... but less active than before that :-)))

As it's been more than a month since my last public post, I just wanted to tell you I'm still here :-)

I've been busy lately and it looks like things will stay that way for quite a while.  I'm carving out a new path - a new direction.  Or..... as some people call it, filling in job applications :-)

So... in the next few weeks I'll be more active than I've been the last month.... but less active than before that :-)))___

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2014-02-04 22:57:55 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Unquenched Thirst - Gordale Scar, Yorkshire - UK.

There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!
- Mehmet Murat ildan

I climbed up to the "mouth" of Gordale Scar (upper) waterfall in an attempt to capture the middle rock and the tree, with the water.  It came out slightly surreal, as you see - but I'm happy with it.
The climb wasn't hard - but getting down, as always, was quite tricky.  I also discovered that you can get behind the waterfall - although most of the pictures I took there were a bit weird.

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby#TreeSi... more »

Unquenched Thirst - Gordale Scar, Yorkshire - UK.

There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!
- Mehmet Murat ildan

I climbed up to the "mouth" of Gordale Scar (upper) waterfall in an attempt to capture the middle rock and the tree, with the water.  It came out slightly surreal, as you see - but I'm happy with it.
The climb wasn't hard - but getting down, as always, was quite tricky.  I also discovered that you can get behind the waterfall - although most of the pictures I took there were a bit weird.

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
+Monochrome 52  curated by  +Shane Raynard +Linda Villers #monochrome52
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +Jeff Beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#monochromeworld : +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek___

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2014-02-03 12:56:54 (31 comments, 4 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 


Divided we fall  - Yorkshire, UK.

I shouldn't really be posting anything at the moment - I should be out shooting for the Scavenger Hunt.  A few days to go and I'm all ideas - no action! 
I may just fail miserably and send nothing..... which would be  a shame.

I photographed this farm early January - whilst on my way to Malham.  It may seem dark, but it's a whole lot lighter than when I first posted..... thanks to some excellent critique I received.

Have an excellent Monday guys - I'm off to think up some more ideas for the Scavenger Hunt :-)

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Philip Daly +Annelies Jansen #moodymondayphoto
#ukphotographycommunity  +UK Photography Community #10000ph... more »


Divided we fall  - Yorkshire, UK.

I shouldn't really be posting anything at the moment - I should be out shooting for the Scavenger Hunt.  A few days to go and I'm all ideas - no action! 
I may just fail miserably and send nothing..... which would be  a shame.

I photographed this farm early January - whilst on my way to Malham.  It may seem dark, but it's a whole lot lighter than when I first posted..... thanks to some excellent critique I received.

Have an excellent Monday guys - I'm off to think up some more ideas for the Scavenger Hunt :-)

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Philip Daly +Annelies Jansen #moodymondayphoto
#ukphotographycommunity  +UK Photography Community 
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE___

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2014-02-02 21:35:22 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

There is something fishy going on!  In the few years we've lived in the area, we've had loads of spiders in the house, late September and early October.  After that, they're not to be seen until the summer.

This week, though, we've seen quite a few juicy ones - crawling around walls, as if looking for love.  I caught this one earlier today - and took a few snaps before releasing into nature (it's probably found it's way back by now!!)

+Spider Sunday  curated by  +Kimberly Hosey +Mandy Allen #SpiderSunday

There is something fishy going on!  In the few years we've lived in the area, we've had loads of spiders in the house, late September and early October.  After that, they're not to be seen until the summer.

This week, though, we've seen quite a few juicy ones - crawling around walls, as if looking for love.  I caught this one earlier today - and took a few snaps before releasing into nature (it's probably found it's way back by now!!)

+Spider Sunday  curated by  +Kimberly Hosey +Mandy Allen #SpiderSunday___

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2014-01-29 22:08:21 (38 comments, 5 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Livin' on the edge.... - Gordale Scar (Yorkshire, UK).

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+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
+Earth Pattern Saturday  curated by  +Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler #EarthPatternSaturday

Livin' on the edge.... - Gordale Scar (Yorkshire, UK).

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+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
+Earth Pattern Saturday  curated by  +Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler #EarthPatternSaturday___

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2014-01-19 23:40:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

NOT MY IMAGE

Please take some time to view +Frank Daniel Brubakken's photos - they are simply outstanding!  Add, if you want (that is what I have done!!!) - and please comment & plus on the original image!!!

NOT MY IMAGE

#selflesssunday  

W A I T I N G - H A R B O U R


“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
 William Shedd ___NOT MY IMAGE

Please take some time to view +Frank Daniel Brubakken's photos - they are simply outstanding!  Add, if you want (that is what I have done!!!) - and please comment & plus on the original image!!!

NOT MY IMAGE

#selflesssunday  

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2014-01-14 21:24:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Guys.... I'm so sorry for the complete lack of engagement lately - a thousand reasons, but no excuses :-)

This evening I've been trying to catch up in a community I participate in - I thought it would take a couple of hours.... but I've been there for five already and not even half-way through reading and commenting on images.  It's a learning community, so it's important that participants criticise and such - hence, I've had limited time for other stuff.

I did mention.... when they were bringing communities in, that it was the end of Google as we know it!!! (just saying!) :-)))

As punishment, I'll close the comment section on this one.  I've been a very naughty boy and I don't deserve your feedback!! :-)

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman#Tr... more »

Guys.... I'm so sorry for the complete lack of engagement lately - a thousand reasons, but no excuses :-)

This evening I've been trying to catch up in a community I participate in - I thought it would take a couple of hours.... but I've been there for five already and not even half-way through reading and commenting on images.  It's a learning community, so it's important that participants criticise and such - hence, I've had limited time for other stuff.

I did mention.... when they were bringing communities in, that it was the end of Google as we know it!!! (just saying!) :-)))

As punishment, I'll close the comment section on this one.  I've been a very naughty boy and I don't deserve your feedback!! :-)

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+Monochrome 52  curated by  +Shane Raynard +Linda Villers #monochrome52
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#pentaxmx1  ___

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2014-01-13 17:48:09 (35 comments, 4 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 


ἐπιφάνεια

Over the weekend I had a moment of clarity, during which I felt sure of what I wanted to do in regards to photography.  You could even say I found "my vision".

Don't congratulate me yet, though - as tends to happen with moments of clarity, this one came and went ;-)

Still, I'm not at square one any more - in fact, I feel like I've taken a major step forwards.  At the moment I'm way too self concious to go into details - I'll leave that for the learning community I'm participating in.  

I do hope all of you had a great Monday - supposedly the most irritating day of the week :-)

Rubbish!! :-)))

Shot:  The cliffs at Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire UK.

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#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#minimalmonda... more »


ἐπιφάνεια

Over the weekend I had a moment of clarity, during which I felt sure of what I wanted to do in regards to photography.  You could even say I found "my vision".

Don't congratulate me yet, though - as tends to happen with moments of clarity, this one came and went ;-)

Still, I'm not at square one any more - in fact, I feel like I've taken a major step forwards.  At the moment I'm way too self concious to go into details - I'll leave that for the learning community I'm participating in.  

I do hope all of you had a great Monday - supposedly the most irritating day of the week :-)

Rubbish!! :-)))

Shot:  The cliffs at Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire UK.

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#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#minimalmonday , curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Philip Daly +Annelies Jansen #moodymondayphoto
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#monochromeartyclub : +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +Steve Tang +Seth Mayer +June Penn +JR Snyder Jr___

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2014-01-08 21:28:10 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 


Echo

I was off today, so Castro and I spent the whole day in the woods.

Castro established where other dogs had urinated, at what time and what they had for dinner this morning - I crawled in the undergrowth, trying out the macro features on the MX-1.

It's funny how using a different camera, robs me of all the (limited) knowledge I have of photography.  For instance, it wasn't until half-way through the woods, I remembered that you can actually zoom in macro mode...... and you don't have to keep the camera set on f1.8!

Eventually I'll buy a proper macro lens for the K-5, but the MX-1 is more than good enough to practice on, until that happens (first I need a zoom, a wide angle, a 50mm.... and, of course, the K-3 :-)))

Anyway - the shots below were taken during our trip.... before I remembered the f1.8 thing - but I like the... more »


Echo

I was off today, so Castro and I spent the whole day in the woods.

Castro established where other dogs had urinated, at what time and what they had for dinner this morning - I crawled in the undergrowth, trying out the macro features on the MX-1.

It's funny how using a different camera, robs me of all the (limited) knowledge I have of photography.  For instance, it wasn't until half-way through the woods, I remembered that you can actually zoom in macro mode...... and you don't have to keep the camera set on f1.8!

Eventually I'll buy a proper macro lens for the K-5, but the MX-1 is more than good enough to practice on, until that happens (first I need a zoom, a wide angle, a 50mm.... and, of course, the K-3 :-)))

Anyway - the shots below were taken during our trip.... before I remembered the f1.8 thing - but I like the blurry feel, so I probably would have shot them in the same way, even if I had remembered :-)

+Abstracts In Nature  curated by  +Beth Akerman #abstractsinnature___

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2014-01-07 13:55:20 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 


A Tale of Two Boys (and a pigeon)

Otley, UK.

#streetphotography : +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco +Tatiana Parmeeva
#streetpics : +StreetPics curated by +urszula masilela +Monika Pia +Pablo Luis Gonzalez +Arnold Goodway +Dragos Ioneanu
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto  


A Tale of Two Boys (and a pigeon)

Otley, UK.

#streetphotography : +StreetPhotography curated by +Maria Roco +Tatiana Parmeeva
#streetpics : +StreetPics curated by +urszula masilela +Monika Pia +Pablo Luis Gonzalez +Arnold Goodway +Dragos Ioneanu
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto  ___

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2014-01-03 21:43:37 (59 comments, 13 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 


Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire

Not my usual cup of tea - but part of my NYR is to try different things.  Not to get too stuck in one style (I still think it looks better in B&W :-)))  

Shot yesterday, during a family walk around Bolton Abbey.


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+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila z #SilhouetteSaturday
+Sunset Saturday  curated by  +Dennis Hoffbuhr #sunsetsaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  +European Photo  #europeanphotography
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#100000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 


Bolton Abbey - Yorkshire

Not my usual cup of tea - but part of my NYR is to try different things.  Not to get too stuck in one style (I still think it looks better in B&W :-)))  

Shot yesterday, during a family walk around Bolton Abbey.


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+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila z #SilhouetteSaturday
+Sunset Saturday  curated by  +Dennis Hoffbuhr #sunsetsaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  +European Photo  #europeanphotography
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#100000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ___

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2014-01-01 15:43:38 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 


Girl and dog

Handheld ICM, taken on a muddy walk in the woods.


Girl and dog

Handheld ICM, taken on a muddy walk in the woods.___

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2013-12-31 12:38:01 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Project 52 B&W
Week 52: Redo
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

I decided to redo the building theme - I'd like to elaborate, but I woke up much later than planned and must get to work ASAP!! :-)

Happy New Year everyone - and huge thanks to the curators of the BW 52 project..... it's been a blast!! :-)))

Project 52 B&W
Week 52: Redo
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

I decided to redo the building theme - I'd like to elaborate, but I woke up much later than planned and must get to work ASAP!! :-)

Happy New Year everyone - and huge thanks to the curators of the BW 52 project..... it's been a blast!! :-)))___

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2013-12-30 20:06:13 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

A couple of test shots taken on my new toy - a Pentax MX-1 compact camera (aka the ugly brick).

I've only had it for a couple of days, so I can't really comment - but so far, I love it..... the look (yes, seriously!), the feel and the quality.  
I particularly like being able to choose the aspect ratio I shoot in.... and the option of turning on an internal ND filter when the light is too strong, as in the waterfall shot below.
I suppose many of the compacts have these possibilities today - but it's new to me, so I'm very happy :-)

Now..... some may wonder why I went for the Pentax, instead of other similarly priced cameras out there?  To be honest - I could have bought any of them, and I probably would have been just as happy.  In fact, I've made a decision to buy every single compact camera out there in the past few weeks..... and then changed mymi... more »

A couple of test shots taken on my new toy - a Pentax MX-1 compact camera (aka the ugly brick).

I've only had it for a couple of days, so I can't really comment - but so far, I love it..... the look (yes, seriously!), the feel and the quality.  
I particularly like being able to choose the aspect ratio I shoot in.... and the option of turning on an internal ND filter when the light is too strong, as in the waterfall shot below.
I suppose many of the compacts have these possibilities today - but it's new to me, so I'm very happy :-)

Now..... some may wonder why I went for the Pentax, instead of other similarly priced cameras out there?  To be honest - I could have bought any of them, and I probably would have been just as happy.  In fact, I've made a decision to buy every single compact camera out there in the past few weeks..... and then changed my mind.

After a lot of that (mind changing) I decided I did not want a viewfinder.  I want to force myself into composing with the screen; it might teach me something new (then again, it might not).
I did not want a camera with the option of buying a new lens, or other accessories.  I can rarely afford new camera stuff..... so when I do have the money, I want to spend it on lenses/filters/etc for the K-5.
I (obviously) needed the compact to shoot in RAW.
I wanted fairly good low-light performance.
I wanted it to be cheap - so if I get robbed (street shooting) or my kids drop it (family outings), I won't cry too much.

And then some other stuff.

What finally made me go for the Pentax, though, is the brand.  It's not one of the big ones - but I love what they are doing, and I'd be seriously unhappy if they (Ricoh) went under.  It's been over a year since I bought the K-5, but I'll still spend evenings holding it, looking at it - turning it on and off.... and so forth :-)))

(Please don't take the above as criticism of any other brand.  It's all subjective, in my mind.  The camera that feels right to you - is the best camera in the world!!  In short.... I'm not after an argument :-)

Raws processed in Lightroom/Photoshop.

#pentax   #pentaxmx1  +Pentaxians United ___

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2013-12-21 21:46:39 (55 comments, 2 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

Modern day Santa, going through mid-life crises.

Or "Christmas Selfie".

Project 52 B&W
Week 51: Christmas/Holiday
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

Modern day Santa, going through mid-life crises.

Or "Christmas Selfie".

Project 52 B&W
Week 51: Christmas/Holiday
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak ___

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2013-12-16 19:53:19 (34 comments, 7 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all."
- John Greenleaf Whittier

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Philip Daly +Annelies Kroen-Jansen #moodymondayphoto
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica#europe... more »

"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all."
- John Greenleaf Whittier

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Philip Daly +Annelies Kroen-Jansen #moodymondayphoto
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl___

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2013-12-14 12:25:02 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

An accident that happened yesterday.  I was shooting a colour photograph with B&W items (black screws, white paper), when a section of my table cloth got into one of the frames.  Turned out quite nicely, in my view - the natural B&W on top - and the red line below.  Apart from the crop and watermark, this is straight out of camera.

#sooc  

An accident that happened yesterday.  I was shooting a colour photograph with B&W items (black screws, white paper), when a section of my table cloth got into one of the frames.  Turned out quite nicely, in my view - the natural B&W on top - and the red line below.  Apart from the crop and watermark, this is straight out of camera.

#sooc  ___

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2013-12-13 17:21:05 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

"Damn everything but the circus"
- Corita Kent

Project 52 B&W
Week 50: Bokeh
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

A bit of a last minute decision - I knew I wanted the bokeh to remind the viewer of something far from reality.  That's about it :-)

"Damn everything but the circus"
- Corita Kent

Project 52 B&W
Week 50: Bokeh
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

A bit of a last minute decision - I knew I wanted the bokeh to remind the viewer of something far from reality.  That's about it :-)___

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2013-12-11 12:21:36 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

One shot, taken early this November, for +Robin Griggs Wood's Birthday!

Not because it's the worlds greatest image, but because she made me stop the car.  I was driving (somewhere) and when I looked out the side window I saw this scene and instantly thought of Robin's shots where she photographs a city in the distance.
This is obviously not a city - and not so much in the distance - but the motivation came from Robin :-)))

Happy Birthday, Robin - and thank you kindly for all the interaction the last few years :-)  Have a wonderful day :-)

One shot, taken early this November, for +Robin Griggs Wood's Birthday!

Not because it's the worlds greatest image, but because she made me stop the car.  I was driving (somewhere) and when I looked out the side window I saw this scene and instantly thought of Robin's shots where she photographs a city in the distance.
This is obviously not a city - and not so much in the distance - but the motivation came from Robin :-)))

Happy Birthday, Robin - and thank you kindly for all the interaction the last few years :-)  Have a wonderful day :-)___

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2013-12-10 15:37:10 (36 comments, 8 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness.
I never gave you kingdom, called you children.
You owe me no subscription.
(Shakespeare - King Lear)

A thunderstorm passing over Twistleton Scar - taken just over a year ago, during one of the best trips I've ever had..... photographically speaking.

All alone in this slightly surreal landscape; this terrain which looks like it's been slashed by a flock of angry giants.  
Watching the dark, circular cloud approaching - swallowing the strong sun in a matter of minutes.  Hearing the rumble of thunder in the distance, then closer - and closer yet.

I'll allow myself to use the word "thrilling" to describe my experience - although this would not be the appropriate term when discussing truly extreme and life threatening weather conditions.

Anyway - I posted this shot to a communitye... more »

I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness.
I never gave you kingdom, called you children.
You owe me no subscription.
(Shakespeare - King Lear)

A thunderstorm passing over Twistleton Scar - taken just over a year ago, during one of the best trips I've ever had..... photographically speaking.

All alone in this slightly surreal landscape; this terrain which looks like it's been slashed by a flock of angry giants.  
Watching the dark, circular cloud approaching - swallowing the strong sun in a matter of minutes.  Hearing the rumble of thunder in the distance, then closer - and closer yet.

I'll allow myself to use the word "thrilling" to describe my experience - although this would not be the appropriate term when discussing truly extreme and life threatening weather conditions.

Anyway - I posted this shot to a community earlier today.  I tried (and hopefully succeeded) to block community posts from appearing in my stream - to prevent endless copies if I want to post to more than one place.  Please - if you are still reading - let me know if this is not working :-) 

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#yorkshire   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto  +UK Photography Community ___

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2013-12-09 20:51:59 (33 comments, 4 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

A bit of chaos and the Black Nab in the distance.  

I've been looking through some old RAW files and I'm amazed at how differently I looked at various scenes, at the beginning of this journey into the tantalising world of photography.

A little example.

In the summer of 2011 we went on holiday in Borth, Wales.  At one point I decided to take numerous shots of a surf-board, lying on the beach.  I remember being irritated, as there were some diggers in the background.... I believe they were working on making a pier of some sort.  The diggers ruined the shot..... in my view!

Today I look at the pictures and I'm devastated that I missed the "real" shot - that is, a shot of only the diggers; one of them working more or less in the ocean.  Such a surreal, wonderful scene - and I missed it because I was busy taking photographs of a yellowsurf... more »

A bit of chaos and the Black Nab in the distance.  

I've been looking through some old RAW files and I'm amazed at how differently I looked at various scenes, at the beginning of this journey into the tantalising world of photography.

A little example.

In the summer of 2011 we went on holiday in Borth, Wales.  At one point I decided to take numerous shots of a surf-board, lying on the beach.  I remember being irritated, as there were some diggers in the background.... I believe they were working on making a pier of some sort.  The diggers ruined the shot..... in my view!

Today I look at the pictures and I'm devastated that I missed the "real" shot - that is, a shot of only the diggers; one of them working more or less in the ocean.  Such a surreal, wonderful scene - and I missed it because I was busy taking photographs of a yellow surf-board! :-)

I will look back to 2013 in a few years time, and I'll no doubt be equally disappointed about my lack of vision.  I hope so, anyway.

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl___

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2013-12-07 22:21:46 (17 comments, 6 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

I went out for a late night shoot on Thursday.  It was freezing.... resulting in a flu for the past two days!!  Which is wonderful, as I've got an excuse to buy whiskey :-)  This time I bought a 10 year old Glen Morange.... not quite as good as my favourite - Laphroaig - but it does the trick :-)

My best wishes to today's birthday boys...... +David Smith and +Wes Lum :-)))

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
+Earth Pattern Saturday  curated by  +Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler #EarthPatternSaturday
+Stone Saturday  curated by  +Jen Baptist +Antoine Berger #StoneSaturday
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#landscapephotography : +LandscapePhotog... more »

I went out for a late night shoot on Thursday.  It was freezing.... resulting in a flu for the past two days!!  Which is wonderful, as I've got an excuse to buy whiskey :-)  This time I bought a 10 year old Glen Morange.... not quite as good as my favourite - Laphroaig - but it does the trick :-)

My best wishes to today's birthday boys...... +David Smith and +Wes Lum :-)))

#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
+Earth Pattern Saturday  curated by  +Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler #EarthPatternSaturday
+Stone Saturday  curated by  +Jen Baptist +Antoine Berger #StoneSaturday
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Ben T +David Heath Williams +jeff beddow +Margaret Tompkins +Jeannie Danna +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Vishal Kumar +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Tom Hierl
#monochromeworld : +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola ___

2013-12-07 22:03:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Using ChrunchBang/Iceweasel - I can't post to communities.  Any Linux user out there experiencing the same?

Using ChrunchBang/Iceweasel - I can't post to communities.  Any Linux user out there experiencing the same?___

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2013-12-06 16:18:29 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

The Calm....

Project 52 B&W
Week 49: Glass
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

The Calm....

Project 52 B&W
Week 49: Glass
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak ___

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2013-12-03 22:01:28 (40 comments, 3 reshares, 212 +1s)Open 

A tree from my list of favourite trees in Yorkshire - taken a couple of years ago, on my Canon 450D (which belongs to my brother today).  I'm not sure I'd use this composition today, but whilst processing I decided to keep it as shot.

Google has started to include people I don't follow in my "All" stream.  I'm not sure I like it.  Don't get me wrong..... most of the people Google decided to smuggle into my stream are posting fantastic work.  But I'd like to have the choice - as a matter of principle.  Who knows how it will end...... great photos today - hidden advertising tomorrow?

Flickr is driving me insane.  I've got an account and I regularly receive updates on activities through my email.  Yet, when I'm trying - - to retrieve my password, Flickr pretends not to know this same email. - - Once I get in, I think I'll deleteeveryt... more »

A tree from my list of favourite trees in Yorkshire - taken a couple of years ago, on my Canon 450D (which belongs to my brother today).  I'm not sure I'd use this composition today, but whilst processing I decided to keep it as shot.

Google has started to include people I don't follow in my "All" stream.  I'm not sure I like it.  Don't get me wrong..... most of the people Google decided to smuggle into my stream are posting fantastic work.  But I'd like to have the choice - as a matter of principle.  Who knows how it will end...... great photos today - hidden advertising tomorrow?

Flickr is driving me insane.  I've got an account and I regularly receive updates on activities through my email.  Yet, when I'm trying - - to retrieve my password, Flickr pretends not to know this same email. - - Once I get in, I think I'll delete everything and stay away from their services.  I've spit my dummy out ;) -
Update: Flickr is back in my good book - answer from customer services within two hours and all sorted :-)))

On a positive note, I've more or less decided how I want my SmugMug site to look.  I know I'll change everything at a later date - once I get more confident using the system (I hate not being able to access the CSS files directly).  I went with a very, very, very, very, very, very (etc) simple look ;-)  Any criticism welcome ( baldur.org )

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby #TreeSilhouetteWednesday
#europeanphotography  +European Photo +UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire  ___

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2013-11-29 20:24:02 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Good evening - a quick visit from me to plant this weeks project shot on the web!

I apologise for my lack of activity (not the first time) - I've finally set myself the goal of organizing other websites (SmugMug, Flickr, 500px and such) which I've joined in the past, but never really done anything to.  
I tend to join - throw a few pictures in, then forget about the whole thing (I'm not even half-way through tweaking my SmugMug site, even though I decided to keep things really simple!!).  

In short, I need to tidy up some online garbage.... delete some stuff, add images, work on templates and so forth..... and it's taking a long time.

Anyhoo....

The shot for this week is of Lytham St. Annes pier.  As you may have noticed in previous posts, I went there on Monday.  

I fell in love with the pier - but I'll need to go backwhen... more »

Good evening - a quick visit from me to plant this weeks project shot on the web!

I apologise for my lack of activity (not the first time) - I've finally set myself the goal of organizing other websites (SmugMug, Flickr, 500px and such) which I've joined in the past, but never really done anything to.  
I tend to join - throw a few pictures in, then forget about the whole thing (I'm not even half-way through tweaking my SmugMug site, even though I decided to keep things really simple!!).  

In short, I need to tidy up some online garbage.... delete some stuff, add images, work on templates and so forth..... and it's taking a long time.

Anyhoo....

The shot for this week is of Lytham St. Annes pier.  As you may have noticed in previous posts, I went there on Monday.  

I fell in love with the pier - but I'll need to go back when the weather is more suitable.  There was too much sun and blue skies.  When the clouds finally appeared, my parking meter was about to run out..... and I was out of coins! ;-)

Hope you are all well!

Project 52 B&W
Week 48: Symmetry 
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak ___

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2013-11-27 11:38:33 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 212 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday #wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlesswednesday #wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2013-11-26 14:39:08 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Velocity Lost

Eggborough Power Station, Yorkshire.

+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa #TextureBlendPhotography
+Grass Tuesday  curated by  +Ray Bilcliff +lizett Beltran +Margaret Tompkins #GrassTuesday
+UK Photography Community  #ukpcphoto  

Velocity Lost

Eggborough Power Station, Yorkshire.

+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa #TextureBlendPhotography
+Grass Tuesday  curated by  +Ray Bilcliff +lizett Beltran +Margaret Tompkins #GrassTuesday
+UK Photography Community  #ukpcphoto  ___

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2013-11-25 23:31:18 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 


Damn you, Amazon!

I  said  SPEAR!!!



#badabing  


Good night, GPlus People :-)

(The Old Pier by Lytham St. Annes)


Damn you, Amazon!

I  said  SPEAR!!!



#badabing  


Good night, GPlus People :-)

(The Old Pier by Lytham St. Annes)___

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2013-11-25 19:04:16 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

I believe it's  #minimalmonday 's 100th Birthday, so it's about time I submitted to the theme :-)  I shot this earlier today - a bit of a fast process as I arrived home later than I'd hoped for (got lost, as usual!).  

On that note - most of my processing time these days goes into cleaning up sensor spots - they are all over the image every time!!  Is cleaning the sensor something a (reasonably) careful amateur should try with a DIY kit..... or should I have it done by a professional (and if so, anyone know of a place in Leeds/Bradford that does it for a reasonable price?)

Anyway.... Happy Birthday to the Minimal Monday theme - the structure in the image is the old pier in Lytham St. Annes.

#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré and guest curator +Joel Tjintjelaar 
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson+Steve Bar... more »

I believe it's  #minimalmonday 's 100th Birthday, so it's about time I submitted to the theme :-)  I shot this earlier today - a bit of a fast process as I arrived home later than I'd hoped for (got lost, as usual!).  

On that note - most of my processing time these days goes into cleaning up sensor spots - they are all over the image every time!!  Is cleaning the sensor something a (reasonably) careful amateur should try with a DIY kit..... or should I have it done by a professional (and if so, anyone know of a place in Leeds/Bradford that does it for a reasonable price?)

Anyway.... Happy Birthday to the Minimal Monday theme - the structure in the image is the old pier in Lytham St. Annes.

#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré and guest curator +Joel Tjintjelaar 
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
#blackandwhitephotography   #monochromephotography   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukpcphoto  +UK Photography Community ___

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2013-11-22 11:12:05 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

I've not done much "candle shooting" before - and I found it remarkably hard to capture the feeling they evoke.  Trying to explain that feeling in words, is impossible (for me), but there is definitely something nostalgic there... :-)

We have visitors from Iceland with us at the moment - so I'm off to do some fly-fishing, in Kilnsey Fly Fishery.  I'm leaving the DSLR at home, but I'll smuggle the K1000 with me, just in case!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day :-)

Project 52 B&W
Week 47: Candles
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

I've not done much "candle shooting" before - and I found it remarkably hard to capture the feeling they evoke.  Trying to explain that feeling in words, is impossible (for me), but there is definitely something nostalgic there... :-)

We have visitors from Iceland with us at the moment - so I'm off to do some fly-fishing, in Kilnsey Fly Fishery.  I'm leaving the DSLR at home, but I'll smuggle the K1000 with me, just in case!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day :-)

Project 52 B&W
Week 47: Candles
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak ___

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2013-11-19 15:00:41 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 


Australian Power Station

As a child I often wondered what the world looked like at the "bottom of the globe".  How people in Australia didn't fall off the planet, was beyond my understanding.

The power station (not really Australian) is near Eggborough, UK.

Until I save up enough money to go to Australia, this is my understanding of what the world looks like over there.  I'm not buying all the nonsense about Isaac Newton and his apple :-)

+Repetitive Tuesday  curated by  +Frank Schillinger +Ping Doherty +Thomas Andersen +Andy Q. #RepetitiveTuesday
+Monochrome 52  curated by  +Shane Raynard +Linda Villers #monochrome52
+TowerTuesday  curated by  +Jiri Papakiriakos #TowerTuesday
+LongExposure Thursday  curated by  +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi #longexposurethursday


Australian Power Station

As a child I often wondered what the world looked like at the "bottom of the globe".  How people in Australia didn't fall off the planet, was beyond my understanding.

The power station (not really Australian) is near Eggborough, UK.

Until I save up enough money to go to Australia, this is my understanding of what the world looks like over there.  I'm not buying all the nonsense about Isaac Newton and his apple :-)

+Repetitive Tuesday  curated by  +Frank Schillinger +Ping Doherty +Thomas Andersen +Andy Q. #RepetitiveTuesday
+Monochrome 52  curated by  +Shane Raynard +Linda Villers #monochrome52
+TowerTuesday  curated by  +Jiri Papakiriakos #TowerTuesday
+LongExposure Thursday  curated by  +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi #longexposurethursday___

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2013-11-18 22:23:04 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

This is an ex-bridge, near Snaith (Yorkshire). 

Anyway... enough about that!

Today I tried cutting mounts for a few pictures for the first time (edited sentence, from first post - as I'm not sure my English was correct!!!)

I'm not saying the mounts were perfectly cut, but I'm pretty darn happy with the framed shots, hanging on my wall as I write this :-)  

Since catching the photography bug, you could count the pictures I've had printed on the fingers of one hand - but that will change now!! :-)  Charity shop frames + mount boards are a cheap and cheerful way to get those shots on the wall.

+Mirrors and Reflections  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores #MirrorMonday
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #Monoc... more »

This is an ex-bridge, near Snaith (Yorkshire). 

Anyway... enough about that!

Today I tried cutting mounts for a few pictures for the first time (edited sentence, from first post - as I'm not sure my English was correct!!!)

I'm not saying the mounts were perfectly cut, but I'm pretty darn happy with the framed shots, hanging on my wall as I write this :-)  

Since catching the photography bug, you could count the pictures I've had printed on the fingers of one hand - but that will change now!! :-)  Charity shop frames + mount boards are a cheap and cheerful way to get those shots on the wall.

+Mirrors and Reflections  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores #MirrorMonday
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday  ___

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2013-11-16 22:04:33 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Ö_Ö i am staring like stampy -  check out ballistic squidys SSQQUUIIDDYY SSLLIIPPEEEERRRYYYY HOUSE U LREUINV

Ö_Ö i am staring like stampy -  check out ballistic squidys SSQQUUIIDDYY SSLLIIPPEEEERRRYYYY HOUSE U LREUINV___

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2013-11-16 10:55:29 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

I went Power Station Shooting  yesterday, and arrived just in time for a beautiful sunrise.  

Pictured below is the Ferrybridge Power station, seen from Eggborough Power station :-)
EDIT:  I think I'm looking at Ferrybridge - but there are three power stations quite close to each other, so I might be wrong.  But I was definitely standing by Eggborough ;-)

Don't ask me about the three poles... I've no idea what they are (but I think they might be some sort of artwork, near the power station.

Off to work now, have a wonderful day :-)

+Sunrise Saturday  curated by  +Josh Davis #SunriseSaturday
+Sunshine Saturday  curated by  +Alistair Nicol #SunshineSaturday
+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme  curated by  +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach #SkySunday
+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila Ziani #Silhouette... more »

I went Power Station Shooting  yesterday, and arrived just in time for a beautiful sunrise.  

Pictured below is the Ferrybridge Power station, seen from Eggborough Power station :-)
EDIT:  I think I'm looking at Ferrybridge - but there are three power stations quite close to each other, so I might be wrong.  But I was definitely standing by Eggborough ;-)

Don't ask me about the three poles... I've no idea what they are (but I think they might be some sort of artwork, near the power station.

Off to work now, have a wonderful day :-)

+Sunrise Saturday  curated by  +Josh Davis #SunriseSaturday
+Sunshine Saturday  curated by  +Alistair Nicol #SunshineSaturday
+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme  curated by  +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach #SkySunday
+SilhouetteSaturday  curated by  +Naila Ziani #SilhouetteSaturday
+UK Photography Community  #ukphotographycommunity  +Page UKPC  #ukpcphoto   #yorkshire   #sunrise
+Breakfast Club  #breakfastclub  ___

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2013-11-15 17:43:26 (40 comments, 4 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

I had 3-4 outdoor subjects in mind for this weeks theme (stairs), but then decided to allow myself the joy of staying at home ;-)

Shot with an off camera flash and a "diffuser sock" (or whatever it's called).

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Project 52 B&W
Week 46: Stairs
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak

I had 3-4 outdoor subjects in mind for this weeks theme (stairs), but then decided to allow myself the joy of staying at home ;-)

Shot with an off camera flash and a "diffuser sock" (or whatever it's called).

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Project 52 B&W
Week 46: Stairs
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak___

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2013-11-13 11:50:40 (45 comments, 7 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.
(David Mead)

A shot taken near Buckden, which is a little village in Yorkshire.  I don't think this waterfall has an official name - but I like it nonetheless ;-)

Waterfalls and trees go together like porridge and golden syrup (if I ever become a famous photographer, please don't include that in my "Quotes Collection") ;-))) 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
#waterfallsphotography   #waterfallwednesday   #waterfallphotography  
#blackandwhitephotography  #mono... more »

Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.
(David Mead)

A shot taken near Buckden, which is a little village in Yorkshire.  I don't think this waterfall has an official name - but I like it nonetheless ;-)

Waterfalls and trees go together like porridge and golden syrup (if I ever become a famous photographer, please don't include that in my "Quotes Collection") ;-))) 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
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2013-11-12 21:37:59 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

A tree at Twistleton Scar, Yorkshire, surrounded by the limestone which (more or less) covers this area.

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
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A tree at Twistleton Scar, Yorkshire, surrounded by the limestone which (more or less) covers this area.

+Tree Tuesday  curated by  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman #TreeTuesday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
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2013-11-10 16:37:12 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

My brother and I celebrated our birthday by an early morning photo shoot.  Here's a little shot, just when we were about to head home....... ;-)

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes, guys - which I will respond to after a gigantic meal!!

Harry: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.
Lloyd: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man.
(From Dumb & Dumber)

My brother and I celebrated our birthday by an early morning photo shoot.  Here's a little shot, just when we were about to head home....... ;-)

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes, guys - which I will respond to after a gigantic meal!!

Harry: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.
Lloyd: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man.
(From Dumb & Dumber)___

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2013-11-09 21:24:30 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

A bridge I found this morning, on my way home from work.

That's it.

;-)

A bridge I found this morning, on my way home from work.

That's it.

;-)___

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2013-11-08 11:01:01 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

For some reason I thought "symmetry" was this weeks theme - but apparently that theme is the last one this month.  

I'm off to work soon, so I'm using a shot from earlier this week, not taken specifically for the project, but I think it fits in the "games" category.  My youngest chasing the dog :-)

Hope you have a great weekend :-)

Project 52 B&W
Week 45: Games
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

For some reason I thought "symmetry" was this weeks theme - but apparently that theme is the last one this month.  

I'm off to work soon, so I'm using a shot from earlier this week, not taken specifically for the project, but I think it fits in the "games" category.  My youngest chasing the dog :-)

Hope you have a great weekend :-)

Project 52 B&W
Week 45: Games
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak ___

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2013-11-05 22:46:27 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 

You can't go to Yorkshire Dales without filling your memory card with bothies.

Here's one of them.

Shot using the "cloth on, cloth off" method - due to heavy rain, blowing in the worst possible direction.  Most of the shots were distorted due to drops on the lens, but I think this one is mostly OK.

+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
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You can't go to Yorkshire Dales without filling your memory card with bothies.

Here's one of them.

Shot using the "cloth on, cloth off" method - due to heavy rain, blowing in the worst possible direction.  Most of the shots were distorted due to drops on the lens, but I think this one is mostly OK.

+LandscapeArtTuesday  curated by  +Christina Deubel #LandscapeArtTuesday
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
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2013-11-05 12:51:17 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Following yesterdays post, I've been thinking a lot about reality - or 'truth' - in photography.  I could write a long-winded text about the subject, as it fascinates me, but instead I'll ask a simple question.

Two photographers stand on a hill looking at another hill, where there is a beautiful tree with the sun setting behind it.  There is a deep valley between the hills.
To the right of the tree there is an old, horrid looking factory.

Photographer A uses his 100mm lens to shoot the tree and sunset, framing the shot to eliminate the factory.  He goes home and uploads his shot to Google Plus without any changes (100% SOOC).

Photographer B uses his 28mm lens to shoot the same scene.  He includes the factory and a couple of coke bottles lying in the foreground.  He goes home and uses lightroom to enhance the colours, sharpen the shot -and ... more »

Following yesterdays post, I've been thinking a lot about reality - or 'truth' - in photography.  I could write a long-winded text about the subject, as it fascinates me, but instead I'll ask a simple question.

Two photographers stand on a hill looking at another hill, where there is a beautiful tree with the sun setting behind it.  There is a deep valley between the hills.
To the right of the tree there is an old, horrid looking factory.

Photographer A uses his 100mm lens to shoot the tree and sunset, framing the shot to eliminate the factory.  He goes home and uploads his shot to Google Plus without any changes (100% SOOC).

Photographer B uses his 28mm lens to shoot the same scene.  He includes the factory and a couple of coke bottles lying in the foreground.  He goes home and uses lightroom to enhance the colours, sharpen the shot - and he removes the coke bottles from the foreground.  
He goes back the next day and shoots the sky again - as it is more interesting.  He then uses the two shots to make one, and uploads the image to Google Plus.

Which photograph is more 'true', in your mind?  

(This is the point where you can stop reading.... the long-winded text I promised not to write, follows!)

Is the SOOC more true - even though there is no way the human eye could see the tree from this point, without seeing the factory?  Is removing the factory by framing, better/worse than removing two coke bottles during processing?

Is the composite more true - even though no human could have seen exactly that combination of tree/factory and clouds?

My answer - my view (today) - is more or less as stated in the following text by Joel Tjintjelaar:

"A camera is just a piece of hardware with no mind, no soul, no artistry, just an object that records a situation, unbiased and emotionless.  I'm not interested in the vision of a piece of hardware, I'm only interested in the vision of the artist with a mind and soul, who will alter the image to his reality.  It's the difference between photography and art".

I'd actually add to that, that the camera is completely unable to replicate the human eye (a 22mm lens may be the closest bet - but still light years away from reality).  So, given that a camera can not, under any circumstances, truly reflect a scene - why bother arguing about truth?

The only thing I disagree with in Joel's text, is the view (perhaps misunderstood by me) that the photographer must alter his image.  My view is - you can alter an image to realize your vision, but if your vision is delivered SOOC.... then who am I to argue against that?

Having said all that - you are (of course) welcome to completely disagree with me.  You might even talk me into agreeing to a completely different view :-)

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