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2012-06-25 12:01:30 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: England

Not Anne Hathaway's Cottage

We are touring England this week... while I have been to Anne Hathaway's thatched-roof cottage on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Google Street View car doesn't go there (yet). So this one on Cottage Lane had to play the role of "understudy."

Update to my original post With help from +Jamal Masood , I've further researched and Google Maps has misplaced Anne's cottage on the map. This apparently is her cottage. Or at least that is what the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust tells us...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View. Processed in Photoshop with NIK Viveza2 and Topaz Labs Simplify and Adjust 5.

Most reshares: 4

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2012-08-12 00:41:17 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

End of Highway 391

This Week's Theme :: Where in the World

The Google Street View car/camera stopped in the middle of Highway 391 as it transverses Manitoba, Canada. It's the northernmost road in the province. Makes you wonder if this is where they ran out of gas...

Inspired by +Dana Payton 's travels on the Dempster Hwy in the Northwest Territories...

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from GSV and processed in NIK's Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3, and Topaz Labs Adjust 5.

Most plusones: 40

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2012-07-06 14:53:09 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

For a new G+ Theme curated by +Ken Ilio 
#worldmarketsfriday  +At the World's Markets Friday 

Pike Place Market, Seattle WA

A farmer's market with produce and flower stalls as well as fresh fish ... more t/k. 

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2013-03-16 19:38:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Not More Winter!

Just when you thought it was over in NW NJ, the flurries turned into quite a snowfall. No texture added to this shot- that is heavy snow. I cannot believe it is sticking! I am so ready for mud season.

Not More Winter!

Just when you thought it was over in NW NJ, the flurries turned into quite a snowfall. No texture added to this shot- that is heavy snow. I cannot believe it is sticking! I am so ready for mud season.___

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2013-03-12 00:52:21 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Empire State Building and New York City in the Blue Hour

Saturday was a work day for me. Had to head into NYC to run a photo shoot with the fashion photographer that I work with on the magazine. His studio is located on the 12th floor. During the golden hour, I climbed the scary 12 stairs on the outside of the building to the roof to check out the view (lots of water towers). To the north was the Empire State Building. To the south I could see the Freedom Towers under construction. Bald blue sky. Was hoping for a fabulous sunset. 

+Ken Brown (assistant to the fashion photographer) had his Canon G10 and stayed to lock up after me. We decided to return to the studio and try to shoot out the plate glass windows that faced north. This shot with the D800 was hand held, ISO 2500, f4, 1/6 sec. Lens was the 28-300 Nikkor at 35mm. A little Topaz Adjust 5 Spicify preset, blended witht... more »

Empire State Building and New York City in the Blue Hour

Saturday was a work day for me. Had to head into NYC to run a photo shoot with the fashion photographer that I work with on the magazine. His studio is located on the 12th floor. During the golden hour, I climbed the scary 12 stairs on the outside of the building to the roof to check out the view (lots of water towers). To the north was the Empire State Building. To the south I could see the Freedom Towers under construction. Bald blue sky. Was hoping for a fabulous sunset. 

+Ken Brown (assistant to the fashion photographer) had his Canon G10 and stayed to lock up after me. We decided to return to the studio and try to shoot out the plate glass windows that faced north. This shot with the D800 was hand held, ISO 2500, f4, 1/6 sec. Lens was the 28-300 Nikkor at 35mm. A little Topaz Adjust 5 Spicify preset, blended with the original background layer at 50%. Nothing else. Not much noise in the sky. Love this camera.___

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2013-01-24 17:20:38 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Lower Manhattan, New York

Shortly before this shot, the park police chased the group from +Unique Photo, Inc. from our spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO district). Apparently the flooding overway the walkway from Hurricane Sandy corroded all the electric lines running to the spotlights. They did not feel the area was safe without the extra lights. So the group moved to another pier... too bad the East River Ferry pier is in the shot.

This is the last light of the sunset. D800, 28-300mm Nikkor; 30 sec exposure. SOOC except for slight crop in PS.

Lower Manhattan, New York

Shortly before this shot, the park police chased the group from +Unique Photo, Inc. from our spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO district). Apparently the flooding overway the walkway from Hurricane Sandy corroded all the electric lines running to the spotlights. They did not feel the area was safe without the extra lights. So the group moved to another pier... too bad the East River Ferry pier is in the shot.

This is the last light of the sunset. D800, 28-300mm Nikkor; 30 sec exposure. SOOC except for slight crop in PS.___

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2013-01-24 14:58:04 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Lower Manhattan, New York

Saturday was a rare day in January in my part of the world. Temperatures were almost 50 degrees -- balmy by January standards. Met up with a group from +Unique Photo, Inc. that was being led by Michael Downey in Brooklyn Bridge Park, directly across from the South Street Seaport. That is the Freedom Tower in progress at 1 WTC. More t/k from this shoot...

D800, 14-24mm Nikkor; cropped in PS; NIK's HDR Efex 2 (Tonemapping)

Lower Manhattan, New York

Saturday was a rare day in January in my part of the world. Temperatures were almost 50 degrees -- balmy by January standards. Met up with a group from +Unique Photo, Inc. that was being led by Michael Downey in Brooklyn Bridge Park, directly across from the South Street Seaport. That is the Freedom Tower in progress at 1 WTC. More t/k from this shoot...

D800, 14-24mm Nikkor; cropped in PS; NIK's HDR Efex 2 (Tonemapping)___

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2013-01-19 01:59:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

This week brought all kinds of weather... snow, ice, and lots of fog. The fog was a perfect excuse to photograph a few bare trees in the back field before the sun broke through to the only blue sky we saw all week. D800 with 14-24 Nikkor lens. NIK's Silver Efex Pro 2.

This week brought all kinds of weather... snow, ice, and lots of fog. The fog was a perfect excuse to photograph a few bare trees in the back field before the sun broke through to the only blue sky we saw all week. D800 with 14-24 Nikkor lens. NIK's Silver Efex Pro 2.___

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2012-11-29 01:03:22 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Dunes

On the other side is Herring Cove (Cape Cod, MA)... An iPhone4 pano the old fashioned way with Autostitch....

The Dunes

On the other side is Herring Cove (Cape Cod, MA)... An iPhone4 pano the old fashioned way with Autostitch....___

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2012-11-29 00:59:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

P'town Sunrise

On a dock in the Provincetown Harbor with the sunrise to my back... an iPhone shot processed in Snapseed... Love that red dingy. To quote +John Barclay , "When you see red, shoot it."

P'town Sunrise

On a dock in the Provincetown Harbor with the sunrise to my back... an iPhone shot processed in Snapseed... Love that red dingy. To quote +John Barclay , "When you see red, shoot it."___

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2012-11-29 00:57:04 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Birds on a Wire...

I've always loved images on instaGram or G+ with the silos of birds on telephone wires. Was heading out to the dunes on Cape Cod in very overcast weather... an iPhone grab and just dialed up the grain in Snapseed. It was one of those kind of days...

Birds on a Wire...

I've always loved images on instaGram or G+ with the silos of birds on telephone wires. Was heading out to the dunes on Cape Cod in very overcast weather... an iPhone grab and just dialed up the grain in Snapseed. It was one of those kind of days...___

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2012-11-29 00:51:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

On the Way to Race Point...

I know I haven't been around this parts much as of late, but I do check my stream from time to time. Just finished up a Blurb.com book of iPhone photos that I took as part of a 4-day photo workshop run by +John Barclay and Jeff Lovinger a couple weeks ago. Who knew that LR4 gives an additional "first time" discount with Blurb! Lots more t/k ...

On the Way to Race Point...

I know I haven't been around this parts much as of late, but I do check my stream from time to time. Just finished up a Blurb.com book of iPhone photos that I took as part of a 4-day photo workshop run by +John Barclay and Jeff Lovinger a couple weeks ago. Who knew that LR4 gives an additional "first time" discount with Blurb! Lots more t/k ...___

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2012-10-07 01:01:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Sawmill Lake, High Point State Park, New Jersey
Spent the morning with a former state park ranger who also happens to be a commercial photographer that I've worked with for over 6 years in my job. Wes knows this park well, as he was stationed here for over 10 years. He was a super tour guide. We found the coolest spiders, a bald eagle flying over this lake, and farther on we watched a black bear and her cub... And the foliage is only about 25% in glorious color. The cloud cover came in quickly and by 11am, it was pretty socked in. Best part is now I have a long list of places to revisit and the park in less than 30 minutes from my house. Sweet!

Sawmill Lake, High Point State Park, New Jersey
Spent the morning with a former state park ranger who also happens to be a commercial photographer that I've worked with for over 6 years in my job. Wes knows this park well, as he was stationed here for over 10 years. He was a super tour guide. We found the coolest spiders, a bald eagle flying over this lake, and farther on we watched a black bear and her cub... And the foliage is only about 25% in glorious color. The cloud cover came in quickly and by 11am, it was pretty socked in. Best part is now I have a long list of places to revisit and the park in less than 30 minutes from my house. Sweet!___

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2012-10-03 01:05:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Ocean City, New Jersey; 59th Street Pier

I've been busy with my D800 ... last weekend I headed to the NJ shore for a couple days. My intention was to practice long exposures. I captured both JPG and RAW files, but set the JPGs to Black & White with a red filter. So I never saw color until the day was over when I looked at the RAW files. It was a great exercise to study the B&W image on the back monitor and read the histogram. This is the last shot of the day looking east, close to sunset... More t/k

Nikon D800; 28-300 lens
ISO 100
f14
13 seconds

Ocean City, New Jersey; 59th Street Pier

I've been busy with my D800 ... last weekend I headed to the NJ shore for a couple days. My intention was to practice long exposures. I captured both JPG and RAW files, but set the JPGs to Black & White with a red filter. So I never saw color until the day was over when I looked at the RAW files. It was a great exercise to study the B&W image on the back monitor and read the histogram. This is the last shot of the day looking east, close to sunset... More t/k

Nikon D800; 28-300 lens
ISO 100
f14
13 seconds___

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2012-09-17 01:14:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

End of Summer

Was out practicing long exposures last weekend and realized the color has started here in northwest NJ ... 

Looking forward to the cool weather and crisp mornings.

End of Summer

Was out practicing long exposures last weekend and realized the color has started here in northwest NJ ... 

Looking forward to the cool weather and crisp mornings.___

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2012-09-17 00:44:51 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Yes, It's Really New Jersey

My favorite place to take "out of towners" to shake their perspective that New Jersey is more than interstates, tank farms, and Jersey Shore is atop Sunrise Mountain, which is in Stokes State Forest.

The elevation is a touch over 1600 ft above sea level... here, the sun is setting over Pennsylvania. 

I am amazed at the tonal range of the D800... brought this into NIK's Viveza for brightness, contrast, and a touch of structure then back to PS for crop. 

Yes, It's Really New Jersey

My favorite place to take "out of towners" to shake their perspective that New Jersey is more than interstates, tank farms, and Jersey Shore is atop Sunrise Mountain, which is in Stokes State Forest.

The elevation is a touch over 1600 ft above sea level... here, the sun is setting over Pennsylvania. 

I am amazed at the tonal range of the D800... brought this into NIK's Viveza for brightness, contrast, and a touch of structure then back to PS for crop. ___

2012-08-31 23:26:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The August #Bestshot Event and virtual photo-exhibition (#1).

Added photos to The August #Bestshot Event and virtual photo-exhibition (#1).___

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2012-08-12 00:41:17 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

End of Highway 391

This Week's Theme :: Where in the World

The Google Street View car/camera stopped in the middle of Highway 391 as it transverses Manitoba, Canada. It's the northernmost road in the province. Makes you wonder if this is where they ran out of gas...

Inspired by +Dana Payton 's travels on the Dempster Hwy in the Northwest Territories...

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from GSV and processed in NIK's Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3, and Topaz Labs Adjust 5.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

End of Highway 391

This Week's Theme :: Where in the World

The Google Street View car/camera stopped in the middle of Highway 391 as it transverses Manitoba, Canada. It's the northernmost road in the province. Makes you wonder if this is where they ran out of gas...

Inspired by +Dana Payton 's travels on the Dempster Hwy in the Northwest Territories...

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from GSV and processed in NIK's Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3, and Topaz Labs Adjust 5.___

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2012-08-05 20:10:34 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson  and me

This Week's Theme: Tuscany or Provence?

The Streets of Lucca
Now in Tuscany... the shadows on the building interested me especially the one cast by the street light...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processed with several Topaz Labs products and Nik's Viveza 2 and a texture from Flypaper...

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson  and me

This Week's Theme: Tuscany or Provence?

The Streets of Lucca
Now in Tuscany... the shadows on the building interested me especially the one cast by the street light...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processed with several Topaz Labs products and Nik's Viveza 2 and a texture from Flypaper...___

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2012-08-05 20:06:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme: Tuscany or Provence?

Ligne du Ferry Boat
The Magic Bus dropped the Artistic Google artists in the harbor of Marseille. Lots to see especially if you love boats...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processed with several Topaz Labs products and Nik's Viveza 2...

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme: Tuscany or Provence?

Ligne du Ferry Boat
The Magic Bus dropped the Artistic Google artists in the harbor of Marseille. Lots to see especially if you love boats...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processed with several Topaz Labs products and Nik's Viveza 2...___

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2012-07-29 23:38:41 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

+Jan McCartney asked me how the testing was going with my new D800. Well, it's a learning curve! Not very forgiving. As Jim Brandenburg said, it's a camera that will expose all your flaws as a photographer. 

Hoshi is a willing subject (most times). Made with the Nikkor 105mm macro; available light (window on right). Even though the histogram looked fine on the back of the camera, had to drop the exposure by 1.5 stops in ACR. Nothing else done except convert the RAW to a JPG and resize for G+.

+Jan McCartney asked me how the testing was going with my new D800. Well, it's a learning curve! Not very forgiving. As Jim Brandenburg said, it's a camera that will expose all your flaws as a photographer. 

Hoshi is a willing subject (most times). Made with the Nikkor 105mm macro; available light (window on right). Even though the histogram looked fine on the back of the camera, had to drop the exposure by 1.5 stops in ACR. Nothing else done except convert the RAW to a JPG and resize for G+.___

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2012-07-20 23:14:57 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

+At the World's Markets Friday curated by +Lauri Novak  and +Ken Ilio 

Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle WA

This particular stall at the Pike Place Farmer's Market is the one everyone sees on TV especially when the guys start throwing whole fish around. I remember a fun Monday Night Football segment when they were in Seattle and they took the wide receivers down to see how good they were at catching fish. Not very good but it was fun to watch. I didn't spot any fish being tossed about that day...

Shout out to +Armand Salmon, who is very good at street photography. Check him out.

+At the World's Markets Friday curated by +Lauri Novak  and +Ken Ilio 

Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle WA

This particular stall at the Pike Place Farmer's Market is the one everyone sees on TV especially when the guys start throwing whole fish around. I remember a fun Monday Night Football segment when they were in Seattle and they took the wide receivers down to see how good they were at catching fish. Not very good but it was fun to watch. I didn't spot any fish being tossed about that day...

Shout out to +Armand Salmon, who is very good at street photography. Check him out.___

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2012-07-18 02:02:58 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jan McCartney and myself

This Week's Theme :: Thailand

Phuket Market

Found a number of these roadside markets selling produce and freshly caught fish... Love the colors of the umbrellas and the food...

http://goo.gl/maps/Y3Oj

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Street Views and processed in PS using NIK's Viveza 2, HDR Efex 2, and Topaz Simplify.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Jan McCartney and myself

This Week's Theme :: Thailand

Phuket Market

Found a number of these roadside markets selling produce and freshly caught fish... Love the colors of the umbrellas and the food...

http://goo.gl/maps/Y3Oj

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Street Views and processed in PS using NIK's Viveza 2, HDR Efex 2, and Topaz Simplify.___

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2012-07-06 14:53:09 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

For a new G+ Theme curated by +Ken Ilio 
#worldmarketsfriday  +At the World's Markets Friday 

Pike Place Market, Seattle WA

A farmer's market with produce and flower stalls as well as fresh fish ... more t/k. 

For a new G+ Theme curated by +Ken Ilio 
#worldmarketsfriday  +At the World's Markets Friday 

Pike Place Market, Seattle WA

A farmer's market with produce and flower stalls as well as fresh fish ... more t/k. ___

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2012-07-05 18:21:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

Wakiki Marina

Lots of sailboats fill this marina... a beautiful place to sail!

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View camera and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza and Color Efex filters.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

Wakiki Marina

Lots of sailboats fill this marina... a beautiful place to sail!

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View camera and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza and Color Efex filters.___

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2012-07-05 17:42:23 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

Hidden House in Hilo

I was about to cross a low bridge over water when I turned to the side and saw this house tucked in the lush palms... It immediately reminded me of an original piece of artwork that has hung in my parents house for almost 60 years. They visited Bermuda in their first year of marriage and came home with two watercolors. One was a scene very similar to this one... 

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza2 filters and Topaz Labs Adjust 5.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

Hidden House in Hilo

I was about to cross a low bridge over water when I turned to the side and saw this house tucked in the lush palms... It immediately reminded me of an original piece of artwork that has hung in my parents house for almost 60 years. They visited Bermuda in their first year of marriage and came home with two watercolors. One was a scene very similar to this one... 

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza2 filters and Topaz Labs Adjust 5.___

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2012-07-04 15:37:44 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

I was searching on the Big Island and came across palm trees planted along the highway. I believe it is some sort of a memorial for veterans as farther along I found the US flag flying on a pole. The palms were back lit and cast nice shadows... 

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with Nik's Viveza2 and 2 filters from Topaz Labs (B&W Effects and Clean).

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

I was searching on the Big Island and came across palm trees planted along the highway. I believe it is some sort of a memorial for veterans as farther along I found the US flag flying on a pole. The palms were back lit and cast nice shadows... 

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with Nik's Viveza2 and 2 filters from Topaz Labs (B&W Effects and Clean).___

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2012-07-03 17:07:40 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

While touring around the big island of Hawaii (looking for lighthouses), I came into Lahaina. Google Maps noted this http://goo.gl/maps/mNPE was the "Old Lahaina Luau" and sure enough the Google Street Cam was on bicycle.

This capture represents my stereotypical touristy Hawaii: the family snap shot around the outrigger on the beach in front of the setting sun, palm trees, locals selling tikis and other indigenous art, and men wearing "Hawaiian" shirts. If I were running the photo shoot, the sun would have set before I started taking pictures.

This is not my image. It's a Google Maps Street View screen capture and processed with NIK Software's Viveza2, Topaz Labs Adjust 5 and Clean.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Hawaii

While touring around the big island of Hawaii (looking for lighthouses), I came into Lahaina. Google Maps noted this http://goo.gl/maps/mNPE was the "Old Lahaina Luau" and sure enough the Google Street Cam was on bicycle.

This capture represents my stereotypical touristy Hawaii: the family snap shot around the outrigger on the beach in front of the setting sun, palm trees, locals selling tikis and other indigenous art, and men wearing "Hawaiian" shirts. If I were running the photo shoot, the sun would have set before I started taking pictures.

This is not my image. It's a Google Maps Street View screen capture and processed with NIK Software's Viveza2, Topaz Labs Adjust 5 and Clean.___

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2012-06-25 12:01:30 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: England

Not Anne Hathaway's Cottage

We are touring England this week... while I have been to Anne Hathaway's thatched-roof cottage on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Google Street View car doesn't go there (yet). So this one on Cottage Lane had to play the role of "understudy."

Update to my original post With help from +Jamal Masood , I've further researched and Google Maps has misplaced Anne's cottage on the map. This apparently is her cottage. Or at least that is what the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust tells us...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View. Processed in Photoshop with NIK Viveza2 and Topaz Labs Simplify and Adjust 5.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: England

Not Anne Hathaway's Cottage

We are touring England this week... while I have been to Anne Hathaway's thatched-roof cottage on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Google Street View car doesn't go there (yet). So this one on Cottage Lane had to play the role of "understudy."

Update to my original post With help from +Jamal Masood , I've further researched and Google Maps has misplaced Anne's cottage on the map. This apparently is her cottage. Or at least that is what the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust tells us...

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View. Processed in Photoshop with NIK Viveza2 and Topaz Labs Simplify and Adjust 5.___

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2012-06-24 14:11:34 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

Tree in the Countryside

I love finding single trees, be they by the side of the road or in the middle of a vast field. Here is one I found somewhere in Switzerland while on the Artistic Google tour this week... My last potato chip for the week.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed using NIK Software and Topaz Labs plug-in filters.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

Tree in the Countryside

I love finding single trees, be they by the side of the road or in the middle of a vast field. Here is one I found somewhere in Switzerland while on the Artistic Google tour this week... My last potato chip for the week.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed using NIK Software and Topaz Labs plug-in filters.___

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2012-06-22 14:16:33 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

Brown Swiss Moos
With help from an AG friend, +Chris Fithall 

This morning (Chris' evening as he lives on the other side of the world) I found a link from Chris in my inbox to this spot in the Swiss Alps. He knew I had spent time in Australia searching for a roo (or 2) to capture for the AG week in Oz. He found this image for me to consider processing in lieu of kangaroos. This is not exactly the camera position he sent me, so I sort of made it my own but he did all the heavy lifting. Very pleased to present this as "AG Pas de Deux" but I did get the best bits out of this collaboration. Thanks Chris!

Started with NIK's Viveza2, a touch of Topaz Adj 5 (Painting-Venice preset), back to NIK's Color Efex then a texture from Flypaper Textures to finish.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and me

Brown Swiss Moos
With help from an AG friend, +Chris Fithall 

This morning (Chris' evening as he lives on the other side of the world) I found a link from Chris in my inbox to this spot in the Swiss Alps. He knew I had spent time in Australia searching for a roo (or 2) to capture for the AG week in Oz. He found this image for me to consider processing in lieu of kangaroos. This is not exactly the camera position he sent me, so I sort of made it my own but he did all the heavy lifting. Very pleased to present this as "AG Pas de Deux" but I did get the best bits out of this collaboration. Thanks Chris!

Started with NIK's Viveza2, a touch of Topaz Adj 5 (Painting-Venice preset), back to NIK's Color Efex then a texture from Flypaper Textures to finish.___

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2012-06-21 20:56:34 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

The Road Less Travelled

In search of Swiss dairy cows (came up empty so far), I came to the end of a road and the Google Street View car had to turn left or right. I could not follow this paved goat path straight ahead through the fields... Where on earth does it end?

This is not my image. It's a screen capture of a GSV image from Google Maps and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza2 and Silver Efex ...

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

The Road Less Travelled

In search of Swiss dairy cows (came up empty so far), I came to the end of a road and the Google Street View car had to turn left or right. I could not follow this paved goat path straight ahead through the fields... Where on earth does it end?

This is not my image. It's a screen capture of a GSV image from Google Maps and processed in PS with NIK's Viveza2 and Silver Efex ...___

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2012-06-20 19:51:36 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

Bike Ride to Montreaux

I screen captured this image on the shores of Lake Geneva near Montreaux... I'd love to bike along this lake in the summer... 

Processed with NIK Software, Topaz Labs and Alien Skinware SnapArt3.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

Bike Ride to Montreaux

I screen captured this image on the shores of Lake Geneva near Montreaux... I'd love to bike along this lake in the summer... 

Processed with NIK Software, Topaz Labs and Alien Skinware SnapArt3.___

2012-06-17 18:27:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Rinus Bakker has updated his HQNP Circle!  Thank you Rinus for curating this circle and all that you do on G+! 

E N J O Y the release of the updated High Quality Nature Photographer Circle v 4.0!
A huge THANK YOU to all the people (some have been exceptional generous) who did awesome nominations!!!
Now it is all up to you if this will become another great success.

Members are always very kind and supportive
Some notes about sharing for the new ones:
We all want to be in a circle to get some more attention and friends. Being in a circle which is not re-shared is pointless, we have no re-share police, but 
if YOU want to SUPPORT please ADD this circle to yours AND RE-SHARE publicly, so everyone benefits even the people that else never would see the circle and you give them a chance to add.
This is just the way it is. Thank you in advance!

What is in the circle:
Mainly ASTONISHING PHOTOGRAPHERS OF NATURAL SUBJECTS such as flowers, animals, landscapes, birds and so on and so further. Besides that a bunch who are on their way to become astonishing.
A very small percentage of this people and a few pages are not nature photographers. They are here because they are very important to me are to the project or to both.

This is an updated version with about 130 new ones. You can safely add it to version 3 if you have already, it wil just acummulate to the current number.

If you apply to the rules and you expected to be in, please give me another hint and you might be in next update.

If you managed to be in this circle you will be automatically in the next update of High Quality Sharing People Of G+ circle as well.

Want to become a member or nominate someone else:
Please take note of the rules and please go on nominating, always at original share of the circle, which is right here!

Rules
I will not take anybody in because I like the person, or the person asked so kindly.
The rules to be in it are:
- You post regularly photo's of Nature: Wildlife, animals, flowers, birds, Landscape etc.
- Your postings to this circle should be at least 75 percent of this kind.
- At least 50 percent of your posting to this circle is your own work and not reshared material
- Regularly means averaged at least one post per week
- You do not need to be a professional but if you are it's fine
- The quality of your photo's should be at least above average
- You add this circle to your circles to give it benefit for all who contribute.
- You kindly consider to re-share this circle publicly without altering it to enhance the snowball effect.
- You leave a message here if you want to be in.
- I have a look at your activities and decide if I will take you in.
- You may recommend others as well.___+Rinus Bakker has updated his HQNP Circle!  Thank you Rinus for curating this circle and all that you do on G+! 

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2012-06-10 14:15:44 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

Goats in Pasture

My last potato chip for this week. Looking for sheep, I found these goats off Highway 15 near the town of Bolivia, near the Torrington State Recreation Area. A beautiful scenic area of northern NSW.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and was processed in PS using NIK's Viveza2, Topaz Labs Simplfy and Alien Skinware Snap Art 3.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

Goats in Pasture

My last potato chip for this week. Looking for sheep, I found these goats off Highway 15 near the town of Bolivia, near the Torrington State Recreation Area. A beautiful scenic area of northern NSW.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and was processed in PS using NIK's Viveza2, Topaz Labs Simplfy and Alien Skinware Snap Art 3.___

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2012-06-07 00:49:09 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

VW Camper Bus

This capture is from a beach south of Black Head, NSW. I love it because when I was growing up, my best friend's Dad had a VW camper bus just like this one (minus the roo bars). He'd pile Lesli and me into it and off we'd go on day trips to enjoy picnic lunches by lakes in the state parks. And it made for a great "doll house" when parked in the driveway for us: we were all of 8 or 9 years old.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processing in PS with NIK Viveza and two passes through Topaz Labs Simplify (each time with a different filter).

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

VW Camper Bus

This capture is from a beach south of Black Head, NSW. I love it because when I was growing up, my best friend's Dad had a VW camper bus just like this one (minus the roo bars). He'd pile Lesli and me into it and off we'd go on day trips to enjoy picnic lunches by lakes in the state parks. And it made for a great "doll house" when parked in the driveway for us: we were all of 8 or 9 years old.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Street View and processing in PS with NIK Viveza and two passes through Topaz Labs Simplify (each time with a different filter).___

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2012-06-07 00:14:28 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride 

Week 23 :: Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC)

This is a white tulip shot in natural north light (no flash) with my Nikkor 105mm macro (on a tripod). No PS to alter and no crop (except to resize for G+). In fact since I shoot both JPG and RAW, this is the original JPG (resized smaller) sooc.

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride 

Week 23 :: Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC)

This is a white tulip shot in natural north light (no flash) with my Nikkor 105mm macro (on a tripod). No PS to alter and no crop (except to resize for G+). In fact since I shoot both JPG and RAW, this is the original JPG (resized smaller) sooc.___

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2012-06-05 17:04:07 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

The Magic Bus of Oz

The Artistic Googlers managed to hijack the City Sightseeing Sydney bus because it was so right. Surprised you don't see us up on the roof!

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK Software and Topaz Labs plug-in filters.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

The Magic Bus of Oz

The Artistic Googlers managed to hijack the City Sightseeing Sydney bus because it was so right. Surprised you don't see us up on the roof!

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK Software and Topaz Labs plug-in filters.___

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2012-06-05 02:19:14 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google cureated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

The Reading Tree

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

The Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Sydney, near the Opera House. I discovered a woman reading under this tree. Love that incredible trunk!

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Street View Camera and processed with PS and NIK Software Viveza2, Topaz Labs Adjust 5, and a couple textures from Flypaper.

For +Artistic Google cureated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

The Reading Tree

This Week's Theme :: New South Wales, Australia

The Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Sydney, near the Opera House. I discovered a woman reading under this tree. Love that incredible trunk!

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Street View Camera and processed with PS and NIK Software Viveza2, Topaz Labs Adjust 5, and a couple textures from Flypaper.___

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2012-06-03 15:15:04 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Red Door

I went in search of breeding farms in Andalusia, famous for the Andalusia horse. Found lots of olive tree orchards but only one herd of horses in a paddock far from the roadside range of the Google Street View camera. So I began to visit the streets of the tiny villages in Andalusia. On my journey I came across this very red door on a street of rather monotone colored houses on a rather grey day... 

This is not my image. It is a screen capture using Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK filters.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Red Door

I went in search of breeding farms in Andalusia, famous for the Andalusia horse. Found lots of olive tree orchards but only one herd of horses in a paddock far from the roadside range of the Google Street View camera. So I began to visit the streets of the tiny villages in Andalusia. On my journey I came across this very red door on a street of rather monotone colored houses on a rather grey day... 

This is not my image. It is a screen capture using Google Maps Street View and processed in PS with NIK filters.___

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2012-06-02 16:32:35 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week’s Theme :: Spain

Puente Romano, Cordoba

The Romans originally built this bridge over the Guadalquivir River during the time of Augustus. A statute of San Rafael, the patron saint of Cordoba, dates from 1651 and is found in the middle of the bridge. Many people make a short stop here for a prayer or to light a candle.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and was processed with NIK Viveza and Topaz Labs Adjust 5 and Simplify.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week’s Theme :: Spain

Puente Romano, Cordoba

The Romans originally built this bridge over the Guadalquivir River during the time of Augustus. A statute of San Rafael, the patron saint of Cordoba, dates from 1651 and is found in the middle of the bridge. Many people make a short stop here for a prayer or to light a candle.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and was processed with NIK Viveza and Topaz Labs Adjust 5 and Simplify.___

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2012-05-31 14:31:26 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Iglesias de San Pedro

Gijon is located on the north coast of Spain. There are many museums and 13 libraries! My favorite buildings are the churches..

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View then processing with NIK Viveza and Color Efex and several textures from Flypaper.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Iglesias de San Pedro

Gijon is located on the north coast of Spain. There are many museums and 13 libraries! My favorite buildings are the churches..

This is not my image... It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View then processing with NIK Viveza and Color Efex and several textures from Flypaper.___

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2012-05-29 22:07:43 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Monte Facho

For most pilgrims on the Camino, the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is the end of the trail. For others, they continue to Fisterra on the Atlantic Ocean, another 98km west. Monte Facho is at the tip of Cape Fisterra and to the right of this simple cross, is a light house...

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View. Processing PS and NIK with several Flypaper texture overlays.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Monte Facho

For most pilgrims on the Camino, the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is the end of the trail. For others, they continue to Fisterra on the Atlantic Ocean, another 98km west. Monte Facho is at the tip of Cape Fisterra and to the right of this simple cross, is a light house...

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View. Processing PS and NIK with several Flypaper texture overlays.___

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2012-05-29 00:04:47 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Port de Soller, Majorca

I chose to minimally process this image to make sure you can clearly see how gorgeous this spot is on the island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the SE coast of Spain. It is taken from the GSV camera on a car. I started on the other side of the port on a street of the houses on that cliff to the left. The view they have is unspeakably beautiful. If you can't find Jan, Rob, or I, we will be here on the beach.

Processing notes... PS with NIK Color Efex's Graduated ND filter

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Port de Soller, Majorca

I chose to minimally process this image to make sure you can clearly see how gorgeous this spot is on the island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the SE coast of Spain. It is taken from the GSV camera on a car. I started on the other side of the port on a street of the houses on that cliff to the left. The view they have is unspeakably beautiful. If you can't find Jan, Rob, or I, we will be here on the beach.

Processing notes... PS with NIK Color Efex's Graduated ND filter___

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2012-05-28 15:37:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at this cathedral in Galicia (northwest Spain). Tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried here.

The most popular route is the Camino Frances which stretches 780 km (nearly 500 miles) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago. Walking the Camino is not difficult as most of the stages are fairly flat on good paths.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed with PS and NIK's Color Efex and Viveza.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson and myself

This Week's Theme :: Spain

Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at this cathedral in Galicia (northwest Spain). Tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried here.

The most popular route is the Camino Frances which stretches 780 km (nearly 500 miles) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago. Walking the Camino is not difficult as most of the stages are fairly flat on good paths.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and processed with PS and NIK's Color Efex and Viveza.___

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2012-05-27 22:43:46 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Kate Church +Giuseppe Basile +Greg Berdan +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride

Week 22: Self Portrait

Love the forward camera on the iP4... but I really hate selfies. Really.

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Kate Church +Giuseppe Basile +Greg Berdan +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride

Week 22: Self Portrait

Love the forward camera on the iP4... but I really hate selfies. Really.___

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2012-05-26 23:50:57 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

Maple Tree

This Week's Theme :: Japan

Perhaps it was one of the other AG photographer's autumn images that made me crave the color of that time of the year but I had to go find a maple tree for myself. Somewhere in Kyoto outside a temple...

This is not my image... it's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View camera and processed to taste.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

Maple Tree

This Week's Theme :: Japan

Perhaps it was one of the other AG photographer's autumn images that made me crave the color of that time of the year but I had to go find a maple tree for myself. Somewhere in Kyoto outside a temple...

This is not my image... it's a screen capture from Google Maps Street View camera and processed to taste.___

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2012-05-26 00:50:49 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

Gone Fishing

This week's theme :: Japan

I took quite a detour and headed south. Way south. All the way to Okinawa. In the distance is a beautiful bridge (see the red center support column) ... These tiny islands are tropical paradises!

This is not my image. This is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and then processed on my iPad with AutoPainter and PhotoForge2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

Gone Fishing

This week's theme :: Japan

I took quite a detour and headed south. Way south. All the way to Okinawa. In the distance is a beautiful bridge (see the red center support column) ... These tiny islands are tropical paradises!

This is not my image. This is a screen capture from Google Maps Street View and then processed on my iPad with AutoPainter and PhotoForge2.___

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2012-05-24 14:45:15 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For +Mobilart Club curated by +Alexius Jørgensen with help from +abhishek chamaria +Skip per +Photogenix

Tiny Planet, Big City

Business takes me into New York City on a regular basis to a location in the Flat Iron district.

Fortunately, I was the first car at a red light directly in front of the iconic Flat Iron Building (right side of this image) and was able to wait for a NYC yellow cab to cross in front of me.

I used Camera+ and Snapseed (maybe-I forget) but then ran the image thru the Tiny Planet app because I knew that cab would look great "in the round".

For +Mobilart Club curated by +Alexius Jørgensen with help from +abhishek chamaria +Skip per +Photogenix

Tiny Planet, Big City

Business takes me into New York City on a regular basis to a location in the Flat Iron district.

Fortunately, I was the first car at a red light directly in front of the iconic Flat Iron Building (right side of this image) and was able to wait for a NYC yellow cab to cross in front of me.

I used Camera+ and Snapseed (maybe-I forget) but then ran the image thru the Tiny Planet app because I knew that cab would look great "in the round".___

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2012-05-22 02:31:38 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself. #artisticgoogle #japan

This Week's Theme :: Japan

This is Kennin-ji Temple in Higashiyama. I wanted to give it an "older" feel to it as if I was visiting it a long time ago so I chose the B&W processing.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from the Google Maps Street View camera then processed with PS and NIK Viveza and Silver Efex.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself. #artisticgoogle #japan

This Week's Theme :: Japan

This is Kennin-ji Temple in Higashiyama. I wanted to give it an "older" feel to it as if I was visiting it a long time ago so I chose the B&W processing.

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from the Google Maps Street View camera then processed with PS and NIK Viveza and Silver Efex.___

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2012-05-21 13:46:41 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

This Week's Theme :: Japan

This is a GSV capture from Shibuya Square ... It's been called the "Times Square" of Tokyo. Bet it is amazing at night!

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from the Google Maps Street View camera and processed through PS and various plug-ins.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself

This Week's Theme :: Japan

This is a GSV capture from Shibuya Square ... It's been called the "Times Square" of Tokyo. Bet it is amazing at night!

This is not my image. It's a screen capture from the Google Maps Street View camera and processed through PS and various plug-ins.___

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2012-05-20 21:53:48 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Giuseppe Basile +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Greg Berdan +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride #project522012


Week 21: Mostly White

Outside of eggs and certain cats and dogs, I wasn't feeling very creative about this theme. So off on a hunt for white flowers. Brought home spider mums (DOF challenge), carnations (too frilly), daisies, and tulips (will post some of these at another time). Had a blast using only available window light for about 3 hours over two days with my 105 Nikkor macro lens. This shot was cropped in camera with minimal processing.

For +Project52-2012 curated by +Giuseppe Basile +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Greg Berdan +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride #project522012


Week 21: Mostly White

Outside of eggs and certain cats and dogs, I wasn't feeling very creative about this theme. So off on a hunt for white flowers. Brought home spider mums (DOF challenge), carnations (too frilly), daisies, and tulips (will post some of these at another time). Had a blast using only available window light for about 3 hours over two days with my 105 Nikkor macro lens. This shot was cropped in camera with minimal processing.___

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2012-05-16 20:21:32 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself #artisticgoogle #scotland

This Week's Theme :: Scotland

Shetland Island Lighthouse

We are here on Shetland Island. My father traveled here in the 1960s as part of his job: The Hunt for Red October. He spent much of his career as a civilian working for the US Navy on top-secret nuclear sub stuff that took him to the most remote places of the world. My mother, sister, and I benefited from this particular trip with hand-knit sweaters that he brought home for us.

With that, I was very interested in seeing what these islands were like... This is one of the most southern tips of the island. At the end of this winding road is a lighthouse. The stone wall snakes alongside the tiny one-lane road. The views are incredible.

This is not my image. It is a screen... more »

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn and myself #artisticgoogle #scotland

This Week's Theme :: Scotland

Shetland Island Lighthouse

We are here on Shetland Island. My father traveled here in the 1960s as part of his job: The Hunt for Red October. He spent much of his career as a civilian working for the US Navy on top-secret nuclear sub stuff that took him to the most remote places of the world. My mother, sister, and I benefited from this particular trip with hand-knit sweaters that he brought home for us.

With that, I was very interested in seeing what these islands were like... This is one of the most southern tips of the island. At the end of this winding road is a lighthouse. The stone wall snakes alongside the tiny one-lane road. The views are incredible.

This is not my image. It is a screen capture from Google Maps Google Street View and then processing in PS with various plug-in filters.___

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