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Richard Muscat Azzopardi has been shared in 110 public circles

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AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Jan Havrda20,092Creative Minds.2013-11-15 00:06:12145316CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813411CC G+
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 15:58:1448111065138CC G+
Jan Havrda15,046Creative MindsEnjoy personas willing to come and share something new, often self-invented. #CreativeMinds   #Creative  Based on #MoanLisa aka +Maria Morisot circle.New people are welcome and invited!2013-07-29 20:21:351386111CC G+
Bob Mulholland16,771#SharedCircles   #FollowFriday  This is my   #DiscoverIndie  Circle. I haven't shared it in a long time because I've been very busy. The Circle has independent artists, musicians, writers, poets, developers, etc., as well as their fans and supporters. Share and enjoy. If you want to be in this Circle, just +1 this post.2013-07-26 18:39:1637210112CC G+
Peter Tom13,022I have collected this group of photographers over the past year.I am now sharing my favorite albums from each of these photographers in groups of ten.2013-07-11 08:05:4930823831CC G+
Michael Muraz15,235**********************************************************                              European Photographers Circle 6.0                                             June 2013 version**********************************************************The +European Photo page is happy to present the new 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 over 40 new photographers!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, 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 leave a comment or send me a private message.2013-06-28 19:12:53456633967CC G+
Peter Tom12,625The entire circle.2013-06-27 06:24:2930812921CC G+
Peter Tom12,449The plan a few weeks ago was to begin sharing my favorite images in groups of 10 for the photographers in my circles.  I have finished the groupings and will begin sharing the images from those groupings this week.I'm sorry for this delay - real life has taken over yet again.2013-06-22 22:56:08308651797CC G+
Max Huijgen46,779The 100 most relevant people on G+ you really should check out. It´s impossible to select the people which contributes most to my experience on G+ so I´ll let Google do the dirty work.These 98 people (and 2 pages I helped founding) are the most relevant ones according to Google´s circle sort so they deserve a spot in the Friday sun.  If you´re not in it, be assured I really enjoy your posts and/or comments. I meet a lot of great people here, but this self imposed limit to 100 is just to make it easier for others to circle the whole bunch and check them out.2013-06-21 19:32:111001281560CC G+
Peter Tom11,733I've added all photographers from my various circles into one circle.Please feel free to share as you wish.Over the next while, I will be sharing my favorite images from each of you - in groups of 10.Thank you for your participation in these circles - without you they would be meaningless.2013-05-26 02:00:26318523873CC G+
Cesare Riccardo41,732❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤░█▀█ █░█░█▀▀█ ▀█▀ ░█▀▀█  ░█▀▀ █▀█░█░░█ ░█░ ░█░░█ ░░▀ ░░▀░▀░▀▀▀▀ ░▀░ ░▀▀▀▀  ░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈I▔╲             ┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈▏▕  ►UPDATED May 21th !  ◄┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈┈▏▕▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂╱┈▕▂▂▂ ► if notified ◄▉▉▉▉▉▉▉┈┈┈▕▂▂▂ ► you are inside ! ◄▉▉▉▉▉▉▉┈┈┈▕▂▂▂ ►ADD and Reshare◄▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲▂▕▂▂▂I ►is Highly                                                   ►recommended◄   2013-05-21 14:20:04362221227CC G+
Peter Tom11,564 My general photography circle has been updated: this will be the last share of this circle.  Thank you to all who have expressed interest in being here.There will be a new event coming in the next few days: after that I'll be changing the way I work with my circles and will be sharing a few smaller circles of some of my favorite images.2013-05-20 11:31:37309642485CC G+
Peter Tom11,525My DSLR circle has been updated.This is my final share of this circle.  Thanks to all who have expressed interest - I hope none has been missed.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-05-18 00:10:499124732CC G+
Peter Tom11,275 My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-05-09 10:25:58479832391CC G+
Bob Mulholland15,211This is three.... #DiscoverIndie   #SharedCircle  Independent artists, musicians, writers, developers, etc., and their fans/supporters.+1 or share to be part of this amazing crowd.If someone you know should be in here but isn't yet, plus-mention them in the comments.2013-05-08 13:54:31363505CC G+
Cesare Riccardo37,593Amazing Photographers and photo lovers inside   2 of 2Add & Reshare is highly recommended ;)░█▀█ █░█░█▀▀█ ▀█▀ ░█▀▀█  ░█▀▀ █▀█░█     █   █░ ░█ ░ █ ░░▀ ░░▀░▀░▀▀▀▀ ░▀░ ░▀▀▀▀  ░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░   █░░ █▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤2013-04-25 09:25:1536112421CC G+
Peter Tom10,783My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-21 01:13:21474811980CC G+
Peter Tom10,728My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-04-19 08:36:399233334CC G+
Laura Sanna La Lupa22,094Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ n°2 [Updated April the 18th]If you want to be in this circle just :1.Share the Circle Publicly  2. Comment  3. +1 the post ! :)If you want to be removed...just ask !  ;D#publiccirclesproject  #photography  #sharedcircles #weeklythemecircles  #sharingiscaring  #greatphotography #beautifulpictures  #curatedcircle  #activeusers  #engagers  #portrait #blackandwhitephotography  #art    #stilllife  #naturephotography #wildlifephotography  #photographers  #google  #landscapephotography   #reshare  #comoogling    #topcircles  #googleplusphotos  #macrophotography  #astrophotography  #digital #photographycircles  #photos  #welcometogplus  #howtousegoogleplus   #beautifulpictures  #beautifulphotographs  #newtogoogleplus  #HDR #la2013-04-18 14:15:1137101214CC G+
Peter Tom10,631My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-16 21:16:47464842181CC G+
Peter Tom10,593My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-04-15 05:10:599123637CC G+
Peter Tom10,395My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-10 07:21:49451721377CC G+
Peter Tom10,377My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-04-08 20:06:088821131CC G+
Peter Tom10,251My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-04-03 05:25:07428891888CC G+
Peter Tom10,182My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-03-26 04:00:02417631478CC G+
J. Rae Chip0Had to add 2.... sorry.Back in the day I used to share a circle a month, with completely random inclusion criteria.I'm reviving that now. March's criteria is people who I caught being nice to someone else. This could mean they were nice to me, or I saw them going out of their way to be nice to someone else. I just like nice people, and I think they deserve to be rewarded.So here you go.(If you're not in here, it's not that I don't think you're nice.... I left out a few people who I have shared in circle after circle after circle..... gotta give other people a chance too!)2013-03-14 06:07:023213012CC G+
Peter Tom10,007My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-03-13 10:50:387924327CC G+
Peter Tom9,911My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photographyPlease note that I will only add you to my photography circles if I am in your circles.2013-03-08 07:35:19413411371CC G+
Peter Tom9,839My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-03-06 07:40:407526426CC G+
Peter Tom9,759My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photographyPlease note that I will only add you to my photography circles if I am in your circles.2013-03-01 07:40:28260391048CC G+
Peter Tom9,767My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-02-25 21:16:597616329CC G+
Kelly Bergman2,120Here is a list of my top Google+ friends for engagement. #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-02-25 15:30:5749026726CC G+
Max Huijgen40,460100 Most relevant people on G+: interaction and lively threads guaranteed These folks are generated by the G+ ´relevant´ algorithm and will spice up your streams with great posts and mind challenging reactions on your contributions to G+. Circle them and see your streams come alive... My way to thank all of of you for making G+ such a great place.2013-02-21 22:14:1610059751CC G+
Peter Tom9,701My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photographyPlease note that I will only add you to my photography circles if I am in your circles.2013-02-21 08:00:10255621960CC G+
Peter Tom9,688My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-02-17 02:35:547326431CC G+
Peter Tom9,554My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-02-11 08:51:21208591461CC G+
Peter Tom9,518My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-02-10 07:56:536920525CC G+
Onkar Singh Gujral10,215Daily Photography CircleAdd this circle to ignite your stream with the best photography stuff on G+If you love photography, and would like to be included in the next update of this circle:1. Follow me +Onkar Singh Gujral 2. Share this Circle to PublicThanks!#onkarscircles #photographycircle2013-02-06 20:38:1532312514CC G+
Onkar Singh Gujral9,995Daily Photography CircleAdd this circle to ignite your stream with the best photography stuff on G+If you love photography, and would like to be included in the next update of this circle:1. Follow me +Onkar Singh Gujral  2. Share this Circle to PublicThanks!2013-02-04 22:54:0022716921CC G+
Peter Tom9,464My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-02-04 00:16:11201521453CC G+
Michael Muraz13,379*******************************************************************************************                                      Version 4.0 (January 2013)                                      +European Photo circle of                                       European Photographers                                     a project of +Europeans on G+*******************************************************************************************The +European Photo page is happy to present the new version of the European Photographers circle. The goal is to promote the work of European Photographers through the community,  especially images that portray life, culture, history, and the natural beauty of Europe. People in this circle are photographers living in Europe and mostly sharing images from Europe.Sharing is caringWe ask that people in this circle or people interested in this project, please share this post, plus 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 couple of months), here are the requirements: - leave a comment on the original post (not any re-shares) saying you 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, culture, history, architecture, etc... with the tag #EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE, +Susanne Ramharter, +Janusz Brakoniecki and +Michael Muraz.If you are interested in joining our team, please leave a comment or send me a private message.On behalf of +2013-01-28 20:19:333821014175CC G+
Peter Tom9,265My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-01-25 23:25:04183721551CC G+
Peter Tom9,265My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-01-25 23:24:136228525CC G+
Peter Tom8,648 My DSLR circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer and you use a DSLR and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your  images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #dslr #photography #photographers2013-01-07 09:35:135728430CC G+
Peter Tom8,648My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.#circleshare #photographers #photography2013-01-07 09:31:44177271025CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,616#DiscoverIndie   #SharedCircle  This Circle includes not only Independent artists, musicians, writers, developers, and filmographers, but also their fans and supporters.+1 or share to be added to the Circle. 2012-12-20 18:41:523196010CC G+
Peter Tom7,113My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images and add you if appropriate. #circleshare #photographers  2012-12-11 09:23:10152491855CC G+
Bob Mulholland12,239#DiscoverIndie   #SharedCircle  Circle includes Independent Artists, Musicians, Writers, Developers, and their fans/supporters.+1 or comment if you want in. I don't notify anymore, but I add #DiscoverIndie  hashtags to all related posts.2012-12-04 15:08:46317917CC G+


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2014-03-12 08:39:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Smile

I can't say I don't love the subject in this photo, or that I don't love her smile, because I'd be lying about both, but that's not the purpose of sharing this picture here. I did that, sentiment and all, on Facebook, where most of the people know the both of us in person.

I'm sharing this picture here from a purely photographic point of view. I borrowed a prime lens from a friend of mine and remembered what a real pleasure it is to shoot with longer primes. This one in particular is a Canon 100mm f2.0, but the one I owned (and hope to fix eventually) is an 85mm f1.8.

The super-shallow depth of field was something I had forgotten, next time I use this lens I'll have to change focusing to the centre spot, focus where I want to and re-compose. The number of wasted shots I had in this set was stupid. Then again I managed to get a shot... more »

2014-02-20 21:48:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Hey all - thought it might be worth sharing my Malta circle once again now that it's close to 200-strong.

Are there any people from (or in) Malta that are active on G+ and that I'm missing?

2014-02-20 21:06:10 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Reaching out for help....

The search for the ideal business management software

As some of you might know, I started a business about a year ago, and have been working very hard at it since. I employed someone about four months ago and will be adding my next employee tomorrow.

I've outgrown trying to keep track of projects on papers and in rudimentary excel sheets and have been looking around for a tool to help me:

- Keep track of the administrative side of projects/jobs, these usually fall under the following categories:
   -> one off jobs
   -> pre-defined sets of hours per month on a particular job (like a retainer)
   -> large, complex projects that might involve multiple members of our team and various freelancers

I've been looking around for software to help me with this, but most of the time Iencou... more »

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2014-01-16 16:15:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

The Bright House

Good day to all :)

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2014-01-16 15:53:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Well, this, here is my argument for content marketing and social media marketing.

You can click through to the article to read the whole thing, but in a nutshell I'm saying that SEO is only worth doing if you do it the long and hard way - by building content that is valuable and desirable for humans, not robots.

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2014-01-16 15:53:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Well, this, here is my argument for content marketing and social media marketing.

You can click through to the article to read the whole thing, but in a nutshell I'm saying that SEO is only worth doing if you do it the long and hard way - by building content that is valuable and desirable for humans, not robots.

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2014-01-15 13:38:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Waiting

Good day to all!

A shot while waiting for the subway train to stop in NYC. Everyone's pants were on, though.

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2014-01-13 18:23:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Visibility impaired

Good day to all

We hit the streets of NYC in a very foggy and rainy day. Rather than being deterred by this, I tried to make the best of it. I, for one, am not used to seeing buildings vanishing into low-lying clouds.

This is probably one of New York's most famous buildings (well there are too many famous buildings to count there, but anyway...) the Public Library. It really stands out as the only low building in blocks and blocks of high-rises.

Good day/evening to all :)

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2014-01-10 12:49:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Love Me

Hey all!

Another shot in my series from NYC - This time a shot of some graffiti in Chinatown.

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2014-01-10 10:28:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Anyone here with experience in promoting luxury goods online?

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2014-01-10 09:54:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Is there scope for marketing higher value items online? Of course there is, you just need to keep a few things in mind when planning your digital strategy. 

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2014-01-09 10:40:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Freedom has a face. It's a tower.

Good morning all!

One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in NYC (and the rest of the USA). Despite the formal name, everyone knows it as the Freedom Tower - for pretty obvious reasons. It is, fittingly, a rather imposing building.

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2014-01-08 16:01:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Grace 

And, after a long abandonment of my G+ page - one of my resolutions for the year has been to start taking more photos (and sharing more of them too).

I'm starting off with a series of photos I took while on holiday in NYC (and some of the cities around it) over Christmas and New Year...

Here is the first one, this gravity-defying and vertigo-indicing building that faces Bryant Park.

Enjoy :D

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2013-11-04 13:41:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Good day everyone!

Peace

Some of the photos I took last weekend were used by +Sarah Micallef in her blog post:

http://www.thesecretrose.com/2013/11/the-definition-of-peace/

I must agree with her that the holiday was the definition of peace. It was really short and we did quite a lot of things in it, but we really managed to get away from all the stress and panic of work life.

As an aside, I also aim to post some other photos I took during the trip, but I need to find time to organise them...

Wishing you all a lovely week!

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2013-11-01 12:52:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Brian Train

Well, she's counting the 7 things she's learnt in 7 years, but it would be practically impossible to quantify the number of things that +Maria Popova has taught us with +Brain Pickings  

I'd love to summarise what she said, but I would never do it justice, so head off and read the article. Then subscribe to her newsletter, like the page on Facebook, stick it in your RSS reader, whatever, but make sure you read it every week.

Finally, out of the 7, the one I need to find more time for is: 

"Build pockets of stillness into your life. Meditate. Go for walks. Ride your bike going nowhere in particular."

I was doing this regularly and need to start doing it again. The difference it makes in your life is incredible.

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2013-10-31 15:34:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Rise and shine

A sunrise from one of the places we were staying at last weekend. It was worth waking up relatively early for these lovely colours.

Wishing you all a lovely day: Weekend tomorrow :D

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2013-10-30 11:22:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Fall colours

Just back from a short trip in which I drove just over 1,100km in four days. It was lovely because we got to combine a few days in Italy and a few days in France, where my parents are spending the week.

Despite the long drives, it was an amazing short holiday in which we managed to get a lot of site-seeing, eating and photography in. +Sarah Micallef also used the time to get herself some lovely materials to work on her project (http://www.thesecretrose.com) and to embroider a few pieces too (photos to come later :) )

This particular panorama was shot over the valley of Montagny-les-Buxy, a wonderful wine-producing valley in the heart of Burgundy. 

Now it's back to stupid reality, and back to the long days at the office until our next break...

Wishing you all a lovely week, we're half way through already :)

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2013-10-25 11:26:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

Old Maltese Signs

Malta has a hotchpotch of influences from different cultures present quite visibly all over the island.

One of the most peculiarly unique is the collection of old signs that still dot the island. 

I took a set of photos of Maltese signs that was carried on ChooseMalta.com :)

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2013-09-30 12:14:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

"Il-King" (The king)

Good morning all

Yesterday morning I went out to one of Malta's most popular car-boot sales, which is held every Sunday morning just outside the old city of Birgu. 

Visiting a car-boot sale is always an enlightening experience for many reasons.

First there is the human element: I can't think of a single in Malta place in which you can see such a wide variety of people of interesting people, including this man, who calls himself "Il-King" (the king). He was not very happy that I was taking a photo of him because he's usually photographed with his hat on, it's his trademark.

It was also very a very productive morning in terms of photography, I managed to get a few good shots in.

Last but not least it was great for +Sarah Micallef, who found quite a few things to use in her... more »

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2013-09-17 06:19:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Pancakes, or how I learnt to bring the joy back into photography

For some reason, Summer always seems to be a very quiet period for me and photography. I guess it must be the extreme heat on the island or maybe the fact that the social calendar becomes so full. Or it could be a combination of both.

Whatever the case, I slow down and then find it hard to re-start my passion. Once it comes back, it comes back with a vengeance, and that is what I've been experiencing over the past few weeks.

I offered to help my girlfriend out with setting up her blog on a self-hosted domain (she was on blogspot before). I aim to build a full-fledged site soon enough, but in order to do so we need some more photography.

So here goes, a new project. Building her site should be fun,  but taking photos of all the things she does on a regular basis should be even more of a... more »

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2013-08-23 09:12:35 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

A break

Spotted this old timer taking a short break in an alley behind the food market in Siracusa (Sicily). 

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2013-08-19 08:44:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Shoes

Good morning all,

Just back from (yet another) vacation in Sicily. I know I end up going there far too frequently (it was my third time this year), but I really love the place. There is so much to do there and it is a brilliant holiday for us because we don't feel the need to visit every landmark or see every village. We just go there to chill out, eat some lovely food and forget about the world for a bit.

We were staying on my parents' boat in Marina Di Ragusa and this shot was taken as we were walking to shore on the pontoons. My sister and my girlfriend both had funky shoes, the light was fantastic so I made them stop, Got down on my belly and shot this from floor level. As you can imagine, they were both pretty amused.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead!

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2013-08-05 12:56:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Monday morning hues

The return of some monday morning hues :)

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2013-07-22 10:08:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Summer vibes
Good morning and happy Monday!

Haven't posted photos in ages, here's one I took and edited on my phone yesterday...

I'm hoping to start posting more regularly. I know I keep saying it, but it becomes harder and harder to find the time I need tio shoot, edit and post properly, so I usually end up not posting at all. I need to take a leaf out of my ex-boss' book and stop letting perfect getting in the way of good.

Wishing you all a great week!

#summer   #fashion   #sun   #mondaymotivation   #monochromemonday  

2013-07-15 11:05:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hi all :)

I'm working on a microstock project and would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to answer this short survey about microstock sites. 

In the meantime, as thanks, I'll be taking 30 requests for objects to be photographed around the Maltese Islands. The requests can be as vague or specific as you want, from any genre pf photography - I promise I'll do my best to fulfil them to the best of my capabilities.

2013-07-15 10:21:05 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

Hai all,

I'm working on a microstock project and would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to answer this short survey about microstock sites. 

If you're not a photographer yourself, I would appreciate it greatly if you could help me spread the word.

In the meantime, as thanks, I'll be taking 30 requests for objects to be photographed around the Maltese Islands. The requests can be as vague or specific as you want, from any genre pf photography - I promise I'll do my best to fulfil them to the best of my capabilities.

Thanks and regards,

Richard

P.S. Apologies for the notification, I use them very, very sparingly.

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2013-07-04 08:21:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Summer evenings

Got this shot half way through a commercial shoot for a client of ours. I knew it would be useless for them since they're obsessed with showing product, but I love the way it turned out.

And this shot reminds me that we're moving into that period of the year where it is far too hot to survive outside during the day, but the evenings become delicious. 

Long live the Summer!*

#sunset   #fashion   #summer  

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2013-07-03 14:24:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

What are the ways which you use to promote your website on Social media? Here are 101 ways to increase website traffic via social media and more.

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2013-07-01 09:11:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Super detailed panorama...

I never realised how much resolution the Samsung Galaxy S4 can really handle until I tried shooting a panorama shot with the native camera app.

This was on a beach in Marsala, in the North-west of Sicily.

The beach itself is pretty mundane, as you can see it sits in front of high rise towers and is more of a low-tech fishing harbour than anything else, but I will be shooting more panoramas in the future, because they really give you a good feeling of the place you were in when travelling.

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2013-06-30 19:54:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

The best birthday present ever... Hand made especially for me :)

For the uninitiated... it's a quote from a Dylan song.

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2013-06-25 10:37:23 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

Thirty
”In six months I have lost a 13-year love but kept a great friend, I have fallen in love again, I changed jobs, I sold my house and I’m living in the fourth different house since.

I’ve decided to come out of a barren period of writing by describing my twenties, with a special focus on the roller coaster of emotions that I went through over the past 6 months.

Positivity is a great thing. I remember reading a book about an old lady who was being picked on by a troll. He’d curdle her milk and she’d make sour cream sweets. He’d turn her flowers into thistles and she’d use them for cushions. Life is really what you make of it, and here I am, trying to make the sweetest and most refreshing lemonade possible out of the lemons handed to me.

Caution. The post is long and quite personal, but I’m hoping it is worth your while reading.
*********<... more »

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2013-06-23 06:29:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

Enjoying the sunset...

Good morning, and apologies for the super long absence.

I really need to get back to shooting and posting more regular updates, and this here is my start. I definitely won't go back to posting once a day right away, I need to build that stamina back up, and Summer is really not the right time to do so.

But anyway, here goes. A shot I took a few weeks ago, I was out walking and shooting a set of photos for a specific (personal) project. The sunset was not really what I had on my mind, but when I saw these kids fooling about exactly in line with the sunset I could not resist the opportunity...

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2013-06-05 11:27:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Come right in...

A gate which lies along my current morning route. Should be moving away from Dingli soon enough because my own place is nearly done. I'll miss the company, but I'll also miss the lovely countryside and lovely views!

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2013-05-16 08:04:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

The new layout: I think I like it... 

It looks and feels much sleeker, like a social network from the future. 

And below is a song most of the people in my circles will not really appreciate, but it describes my sentiments precisely.

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2013-05-08 06:32:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Hi all, apologies for the super-long absence. My main computer is dead and I haven't had the time to fix it. That means I'm not exactly able to download and edit photos from my SLR, which therefore makes my morning photos impossible.

I've been dipping my toes in the mobile photography pool lately and try posting a photo a day on instagram while I wait for my computer to be fixed (or until I find a way to get photos off my camera and onto my laptop).

In the meantime, here are a few notes about the mobile photography experience.

Wishing you all a lovely day!

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2013-04-09 06:15:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Rows

Good morning all!

In terms of weather, springtime is in and out of Malta at the moment. The crops, however, keep on growing well enough from what I can see.

My morning route takes me through quite a bit of fields and it is really nice to see the different crops in various stages of growth.

These are rows of onions, all perfectly lined up and probably close to being uprooted.

Wishing you a lovely Tuesday :D

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2013-04-08 06:23:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Chick Magnets

Good day all!

Puns are wonderful. I really love it when someone takes it far enough to actually create a product out of one. I love it even more when someone can buy you a gift like this without feeling awkward about it :)

The box came with 6 magnets and a little book with "Things chicks like". Each page of the mini book includes a cute illustration of a chick doing something they like: "Terri likes going to Museums." or "Brian likes playing jazz."

Wishing you all a lovely week :)

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2013-04-05 06:00:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Blossom (Oh Jupiter, I missed you (5/5))

Good morning and happy Friday all!

The last photo in this mini-series is probably one of the areas the Jupiter-6 excels in most (and is the hardest to use at).

Closeups of small objects are incredibly hard because the depth of field afforded at this proximity and aperture is minimal, probably just around a centimeter (half an inch).

The payoff, however, makes the effort worth it. The subject is isolated and the resulting bokeh is delicious.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner 

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2013-04-04 06:39:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

A man needs a bench (Oh Jupiter, I missed you (4/5))

Good morning all!

No matter where I walk, I always try to find a quiet spot with a bench. This particular one is at the very edge of Dingli Cliffs, in one of the highest spots on the Maltese islands.

It is about half way through my morning route and, when I'm up early enough, I like to sit there and just absorb the lovely view and fresh air for a few minutes.

Wishing you all a lovely day :D

P.S. Just in case you missed it, the photo's title is an hommage to Neil Young's song: Neil Young - A Man Needs A Maid

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2013-04-03 05:50:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

(Oh Jupiter, I missed you (3/5))

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2013-04-02 06:24:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Charlie! (Oh Jupiter, I missed you (2/5))

Good morning all!

My brother's cat, Charlie, is a great hunter. We usually appreciate it because he makes sure the yard (and therefore the rest of the house) is free of creepy-crawlies. In spring, however, it becomes an issue because he also makes it a point to maul any butterfly that dares venture into the courtyard.

This butterfly, to be fair, was not one of his victims. I saw it while out walking, but usually the ones he does get to are not in a very good state to photograph when he's done with them!

We try saving the ones we find him attacking when he does it in front of us, but then again we don't want to discourage him from his hunting habits :)

Wishing you all a nice day :D

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2013-04-01 06:11:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Oh Jupiter, I missed you (1/5)

Good morning all!

For some strange reason I had not taken out my Jupiter-6 (180mm/f2.8 Russian lens) for months.

Took it out on a short walk last week and I remembered what a really special lens it is. It might be very old, incredibly heavy and awkward to use because of manual focus, but once you get past the barriers it puts up, the rewards are great.

I guess it's the same in life. The harder you have to work for something, the more you appreciate the rewards...

Wishing you all a lovely week!

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2013-03-07 06:54:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Cross

Good morning all!

I'm not the most religious person out there; on the contrary you'd usually find me passing snide remarks about people who have blind faith in any religion (in anything really), however I must admit that this cross did something to me. 

I just stopped by it for a few seconds whenever I walked past it along the frozen main road in Livigno. On this particular morning the sun was rising just behind it so I had to capture it while I was there.

Wishing you all a good day :)

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2013-03-06 07:21:48 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Livigno

Good morning all!

Just the view I had from my hotel window...

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2013-03-05 07:15:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

The White Desert

Good morning all!

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2013-03-04 07:11:06 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Taking the leap

Good morning all!

This girl was taking some time off before tackling the steep slope ahead. She was probably enjoying the beautiful view, gathering her thoughts and mentally preparing herself for the gruelling ten minutes ahead of her. Her decision had already been taken, she was going down, no matter what, but she still took the time to absorb it all.

We all need to take some time to think before leaping into the next stage in our lives, and that is what I did over the past week while on a skiing holiday.

Given all the changes going on in my life at the moment, I had quite a few things to think about, some of which of which were pretty major.

The time away from all that is familiar helped me detach myself from most external influences and allowed me to work on as clean a slate as is currently possible.

The maind... more »

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2013-02-20 06:55:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Just shining through

Good morning all!

Another photo that I was not sure I should have shared, but I've come back to it so many times that I just had to put it out there - come what may. There are elements I love in it and others I'm unsure of, however I always stop to have a good look whenever I'm flipping through the album it's in.

On the one hand I love the dreamy feeling, but on the other, it makes me feel a bit lost since there is no obvious resting point for your eyes.

Opinions?

#critiquepls   #btlphotocritique  +Behind the Lens: Photo Critique Group 

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2013-02-19 06:38:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Open up

Good morning all!

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2013-02-18 06:58:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Pushing up, or notes on hope

Good morning all!

Resumed my morning walks after a couple of weeks of a prolonged cough and rainy days.

As you can imagine, spring comes pretty early down here. This is (probably) wheat starting to push out of the wet soil. There are other fields where the wheat is already waist-height - so this is a relative late-starter. 

Living so close to nature fills you with hope though. You get to see how everything starts, everything finishes, but everything is back again with steely determination when the time is right.

Even though the concept of new life might seem so remote in the depths of winter, spring always comes around and everything lives again.

I wish you all a lovely week full of hope and belief that everything will be OK!

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2013-02-14 07:37:08 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 39 +1s)

❤❤❤

Happy Valentine's Day to all my G+ friends :)

No matter whether you are in or out of it, I'm still as convinced as ever that love will always prevail as long as you keep your heart open, always find it in you to forgive and understand others.

Never bear grudges, never feel aggrieved, never feel entitled. Always appreciate whatever you get from anyone around you.

Love is not only defined by holding hands and feeling butterflies around that one person that can make you feel special.

Love is having friends around you when you're down. Having a family to call upon whenever you need something. Smiling at a stranger on the tube. Having a great book to read. Love is giving a +1 to a beautiful photograph or post. Love is sharing that beautiful photo.

If all else fails, and if you really can't believe in love, thenlove th... more »

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