20 TOP G+ Photos for October 6

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20 awesome TOP photographs published by Google+ photographers on October 6.

Stumbled on this image from one of my New Zealand trips on my desktop. Just lingering there. Thought I'd share it.

[i love helicopters]
  • Photographer Chase Jarvis
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"My journey..."

The New York City skyline featuring the Manhattan Bridge as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. New York City.

I am in an exceptionally great mood today. Tonight, I am attending the first ever gallery showing of my photography. It’s a group show with three other photographers and a private event where 8 of my photos will be on display. I will post all about it over the next few days (with photos of course). I also just got back from the orthopedic specialist who gave me the go ahead to abandon my crutches (from my bike accident a week ago). While I am still dealing with a ligament tear, I am thrilled that I can just wear my knee brace to the event tonight!

In honor of today, I am re-posting this post from a few months back. It’s about my photography origins and it makes me well up with tears when I read it because it feels like I have come so very far in a relatively short amount of time. It’s been a bumpy road full of challenges and road-blocks but it’s also been one hell of an adventure.

It seems fitting to post today somehow. I am so thankful for everyone here and all the wonderful people who I met and friended on this wild journey. I can only hope that the years to come will be just as challenging, inspiring and full of brilliant moments like the ones I have had the pleasure to experience. Enjoy :)


I started taking photos a few years back in a rather stream of consciousness manner. I don’t drive since I live in New York City and without much in the way of material things or financial prosperity walking became a way to deal with stress. It also became the main way to experience New York City in a way I hadn’t experienced the city before. I would choose a direction and walk as far as my feet would take me (I still do this). I started noticing lines, forms and structures I had previously ignored. Scenery unfolded before me as if it was just rendered before my eyes.

To embrace my new-found sense of wonder, I decided to take the only camera I had at the time with me on these walking adventures. It was a simple point and shoot which was less than $100. It was all I could afford at the time and I just wanted to be able to record the moments and experiences that made my heart swell. After doing this for several years, I decided to start posting my photos online to keep a record of some of my walking adventure photos. It didn’t occur to me that there would be an audience for my photography. I had no formal training in photography and no real knowledge of the rules or major concepts that defined the field.

The website I started posting on a year ago is now where my main site points to which is my Tumblr. It’s been quite a journey since I posted those first few photos online. Along the way I ended up on the receiving end of a variety of experiences that have changed my world in a truly dramatic manner. I am so appreciative of the many opportunities I have had come my way. With around 30,000 followers currently on Tumblr, I am extremely appreciative of all of the private messages and notes as well as the bevy of talented people I have come to know.

I have also been floored by the recognition and interaction on Google Plus. One of my greatest joys in this world is to share the beauty I find in this city I call home. It fills my heart with happiness that I can not only share these moments with the world but that there is a platform to meaningfully interact with other inspiring photographers, thinkers and people who are invested in making the platform a welcoming and encouraging place to share.

A wonderful person on Google Plus shared a quote by Henri Matisse that really resonated with me: “a large part of the beauty of a picture arises from the struggle which an artist wages with his limited medium.” I think that there is a tremendous amount of truth in the sentiment that when you are limited you are forced to work extremely hard to get the results you desire.

The photo in this post was taken on one of my walks across the Brooklyn Bridge. One of my favorite things to do is walk over any of the bridges in lower Manhattan. Each offers a completely different view of New York City and each time I cross any one of them, I still feel butterflies in my stomach as the views of the city’s skylines come into sight.

I hope I never lose that feeling of pure and unadulterated wonder.


You can view this post along with information about prints of this image if you wish at my site here:


#photography #writing #newyorkcityphotography


Arch - This is Durdle Door. It's probably the most photographed feature of the English coastline. It's already been in my own stream twice before. It's pretty much impossible to find an original take on such a well known landmark, so I just applied my style and hoped for the best. It's not my favourite shot that I took there (I haven't uploaded that one yet), but I do quite like it.
This is my submission to the Long Exposure Thursday project, run by +Francesco Gola. Hope you like it!



With the new of Steve Job's passing fresh in my head, I headed out to Sutro Baths last night. I had the pleasure to work at Apple and with Steve and he certainly made a lasting impression on me. This image conveys as well as I can my mood as I think about him and the impression he has left on the world. Thank you for everything Steve!
If you don't know about Sutro Baths, you may read about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutro_Baths

If you missed my morning shot from yesterday (from the other side of town), here is a link:


It was a day of contrasts.


+Tom Lowe was kind enough to invite me to join him at the Very Large Array in New Mexico on the very last official shoot location for his film "Timescapes". Him and +Dustin Kukuk had been here to shoot a few months ago but at that time the telescopes were arranged in a very spread out pattern and they were only able to shoot one single isolated dish. This time, they were arranged in the tightest pattern possible, each dish within 20 yards of eachother, and the resulting footage is absolutely incredible. Can not wait to show you this in motion.
  • Photographer Josh Owens
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1968 Polaroid Land Camera...My favorite child :)



As it is #LongExposureThursday today I thought I'd add some images from my earlier work..

All the best ! Léon
  • Photographer Léon Leijdekkers
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B&W conversion & square format option chosen to give most impact by the sky motion
Hope that you like it :-)
take care dear G+ friends ;-)


sometimes...it rains
  • Photographer Teresa Stover
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We took a walk
And then
We spoke
And then
We listened
And then
We dreamed
And then
We believed
And then....



Blue Angels Jet Flying Past the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Fleet Week 2007

If you're in the SF bay area here are tips to get great Blue Angels photos:
10 Essential Tips to Get Great Blue Angels Photos
  • Photographer Jim Goldstein
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Sunset @ Bali 2

Second shot for Sunset at Tanah Lot Bali.
  • Photographer Robby Candra
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Check out this amazing little critter. The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) saunters across the desert sands like a wind up toy. Surviving on a diet consisting entirely of small black ants - this lizard has a series of micro channels in its scales so that it can stand on wet sand or in moist air and condensation will channel via capillary action to its mouth.

Pretty amazing huh!

We found this guy in the Great Victoria Desert during spring when he or she was probably searching for a mate.
  • Photographer Dean Bradshaw
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See more images of this wedding at one of my favorite venues, the Thunderbird Lodge, on http://www.catherinehall.net/blog/?p=5799.


Kathmandu, #PlusPhotoExtract


Vintage sequins and suede for your stream....

Photographer: +Andrea Acailawen.
Assistant: +Christopher Wright.
Fashion & Set Stylist: +Andrea Acailawen.
Hair/Makeup Artist: +Laura Barone.
Model: +Tara Lightfoot.

*Sharing of this post is welcomed*
  • Photographer Andrea Acailawen
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This is my first participation in #LongExposureThursday -- an image taken during a backcountry camping trip in Olympic National Park on the Pacific Ocean. The image was taken at dusk well after sunset and required the use of a tripod and a long exposure to record the scene in the low light. I hope everyone is having a great day!
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L lens.
#photography #potd #PlusPhotoExtract
  • Photographer Daniel Ewert
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Hastings - July, 2011
  • Photographer Louise Fryer
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First work for the day. No, this isn't a work from my Summer Collection, I actually took that photo yesterday...and Yes people are having fun under the Autumn sun :)


One of my favorite photos from the season #PlusPhotoExtract
  • Photographer Tony Wu
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Photo by our supporter Zero Dean

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    and leave a comment with a link to the photo under the G+ post mentioned above.
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