21 TOP G+ Photos for October 8

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21 awesome TOP photographs published by Google+ photographers on October 8.

Haven't done this in a while - but seeing how I'm nearing 10,000 people who have circled me, why not give away a couple of prints of this photograph? If you want one, enter by leaving a comment on this post, or +1 or sharing it - all those will get you entered. So you can get three entries per person. Enter before noon PT. I'll mail you the print next week.

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What's the last thing the songbird saw on Saturday?

Could not resist riffing on songbird Saturday with this Swainson's Hawk from my workshop yesterday. No songbirds were harmed during this session! :-)
  • Photographer Jeff Wendorff
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"Upper Yosemite Falls and Half Dome"
Location: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, California.

Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America (Wikipedia) but it is difficult to convey it's height in a photograph taken from the valley floor. So I hiked up to this location and I felt that the composition provided more emphasis on the grandeur of the falls especially since the image included view of another Yosemite icon, the Half dome.

Inspiration for this image comes from +QT Luong, who's Yosemite portfolio I have always admired and I also came to know of this particular view of the valley from one of his photographs. Thanks QT!

This image was shot half way through the hike on upper Yosemite falls tail. As you start climbing up the trail, more and more of the sweeping views of the Yosemite valley can be seen. I hiked all the way up to the top of the falls but realized that the spot from where I shot this image was the best vista point on the entire trail. The view of the falls itself is very captivating but you can also see other prominent features of the valley from here such as iconic Half dome.

The timing worked well for me on that day. It was the first time for me to hike to the top of the falls, so I did not know if I would be able to make it to this right spot at the right time to photograph. It was starting to get closer to the sunset when I arrived here. So I waited for another half an hour or so just enjoying the views and listening to the roaring sounds of the falls, which are at their best during spring and early summer.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 30mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 20sec at f/16 and ISO 50
Filters: Hoya 8-stop solid ND filter to cut light and allow long exposure. Two graduated neutral density filters stacked together: LEE 0.9 (3-stop) soft edge and LEE 0.75 hard edge rotated at 2 o'clock position.
Time of the year: May 2011. We had lots of snow this year causing more than normal flows in waterfalls... which of course was great for photography!





This is how my world looks like... seen through a 10 stop ND filter in the evening :)
  • Photographer Morten Prom
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had to clone some people out on the side, but looking good. Time to get a canvas printed now
  • Photographer Mark Stagi
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Went shooting up the Clackamas River today. It was a scouting trip, really, but I came away with a shot I like. I might also have another to share. We were searching for fall colour, and it is just now starting up there. Only the vine maples had really started turning.
  • Photographer Jamey Pyles
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Guggenheim | Bibao, Espagne 2010
  • Photographer Xavier Rey
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These are among my first empts to shoot liquids. 2005, 2006 years. That time I had only one speedlite, one camera ( canon 10d if you remember it :-) and lots of passion :-)


281/365 Asystematic Frequencies - Same as the last two days (with hair flip, stable head) except I added in some more hair pieces. The ones on the sides of my face are true to the image, but the ones in front were added in from other hair flips. Added in a bit of texture by Les Brumes. Also this time around did it in a more painterly fashion, that's always fun.



My son reading in the window.

I really like how the albums here display as photowalls with big thumbnails, I'm not sure I want to have only few selected images in each after all, as I usually do on other websites.
  • Photographer Salbjörg Rita Jónsdóttir
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the lighthouse
  • Photographer piet Flour
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Sunrise on Mount Merapi, Central Java, Indonesia. Shot from the Borobudur Temple.


We got some beautiful light today! Add some fresh snow on the Mountains in the background! Some hay bales in the foreground, plus some awesome looking clouds in the sky and you got the idea of what fall looks like in my neck of the woods.


Dreams By The Sea


This is a repost .... I found that I had it on limited .... but now it's on Public .... sorry about not paying attention


New Stations -- Boston, MA


Desolate Beauty - Shot in Norway
  • Photographer Patrick Di Fruscia
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I Just Wanted To See You One Last Time


'DC Metro'

from the photography blog www.shoottokyo.com
  • Photographer Dave Powell
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Photo by our supporter Adrian Buturca

Now is the time for one of our wonderfull supporters!

Adrian Buturca helped us spread the word about this project
and he was chosen to be mentioned in this supporter section.

Do you want to be seen here? Become our supporter!

How? It's easy:

  • 1) Share publicly G+ post linked to this article: https://plus.google.com/111873853137122484021/posts/Ymo1Psyj2f3

  • 2) Choose one of the best photographs you have published on G+
    and leave a comment with a link to the photo under the G+ post mentioned above.
    Jarek Klimek will manually choose one of those photos and place it at the supporter section at the TOP for the next day.


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It's your DAILY dose of TOP Google Plus photographs, which were chosen by an algorithm that combines automatic steps and manual curation. This means that the DAILY TOPs are NOT based solely on popularity, and users with a small number of followers have a chance to be featured in the TOP. We use Google+ API for the automatic steps; Jarek Klimek is responsible for curation and communication with the authors.

We strongly respect the authors and their rights. +Jarek Klimek contacts every photographer featured in all DAILY TOPs and if any author decides that he/she doesn't want to be featured in the TOP, we respect this absolutely.

Catherine Hall About us and Google+

Google+ has flourished into a bustling online community for photographers – and one reason is the exceptional contribution of early adopters such as Jarek Klimek, Editor of PhotoExtract magazine.

Jarek had the foresight to research the new social network and created an authoritative list of photographers to follow on Google+.

His viral list has not only become one of the top referring resources of photography trailblazers, it is also shared and watched by leaders such as Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble and Darren Rowse.

Jarek has helped introduce the work of great photographers to Google+ photography enthusiasts and I was very excited to share his insights with viewers on TWiT Photo.

Catherine Hall
TWiT Photo Host and Professional Photographer

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