23 TOP Google+ Photographs for December 21

published by ; December 23, 2011
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The stars you see at night are the unblinking eyes of sleeping elephants, who sleep with one eye open to best keep watch over us.
  • Photographer Gregory Colbert
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Never stop searching...

It's my today contribution for #WinterWednesday curated by +Antoine Berger and +Logan Miller

  • Photographer Emmanuel Dautriche
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  • Photographer Cassius Wright
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Apple Store Fifth Avenue - NYC


For #WomenWednesday for +Athena Carey
  • Photographer benoit jansen-reynaud
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Trees in Snow. © Olivier Du Tré




some dull day today - good for some moody work.
Have a nice day!
  • Photographer Dirk Wüstenhagen
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O mY


#wildlife #photography #eagle
Bald Eagle - On Black
Probably my favourite bird. I love that classic look you get from Bald Eagles. This one was in captivity, in the UK, but I'm visiting Vancouver & BC next year; hoping to see some in the wild :-)
  • Photographer George Wheelhouse
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I try not to get giddy about the number of people that have me in circles but when you pass certain milestones its kind of hard not to, today I passed 200,000. I always look more to the people that I interact with (such as those of you reading this right now) rather than people who just add me but sometimes the numbers simply become phenomenal. At the current rate it should be over a quarter of a million by the end of December, I have to repeat that figure to my self from time to time and I do apologise if this sounds as thought I am doing a happy dance.....

But I am, I have struggled to get enough exposure to start making a difference in what I do, G+ has done that for me, whats more its given me the impetus to carry on, to get better and reevaluate what I do and how to proceed with what I want to in the future.

So thank you to all those that do take the time to interact with me, even though I am always late getting back to you due to work commitments but get back I do try to do. Thank you to those that take that extra step and take a look at what I do rather than just add me to a circle.

Its been one hell of a ride and I can't wait to see where it takes me next. right now I have just finished a hard shift in work and a cold beer had my name all over it, come join me for a drink :)


During my time in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta Canada I visited Moraine Lake on a number of occasions. I continually went back there not only to capture it under varying conditions but simply because the place is AMAZING. Each and every time I made it up there I would sit and stare in awe. It is hard not to.

Prior to my latest visit of this location I had captured it under your typical sunny summer conditions and on other occasions completely or partially frozen over but I still wasn’t satisfied. I wanted it snow covered with the lake in its liquid state.

On this particular occasion I was driving back to where I was living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from Olympic National Park in Washington U.S.A. It was a long day of driving and after just having spent almost 2 months living out of my van/tent on the road I was ready to get home to Canmore.

Anyway, I was just one hour from Canmore at 10:30pm when it started to snow pretty heavily, enough so that I was convinced it was going to stick (It was fall so the temperatures had just began to take a dive becoming cold enough for snow to not melt as soon as it landed). I thought to myself, this may be the last and only opportunity I get to shoot Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks blanketed in snow. I figured it was too good of an opportunity to pass up and spent the night in the van hoping the conditions cleared in the morning.

I’m happy I decided to stick it out for one last night. What a magic morning.

Although the image was captured during Fall I feel it has a definite Winter feel about it.

My contribution to..
#winterwednesday, curated by +Antoine Berger and +Logan Miller
#fallfriday, curated by +Karin Nelson and +Stephonie Ogden
#photoextract by +Jarek Klimek


Night Storm

More from the view camera days... circa 1992
Carl Schurz Park
And one of the more popular prints over the years.

Most of my most popular prints were taken while I was freezing and/or at night. I had decided a long time ago that the city always looked best either at night, or especially at night when it was snowing.

What I remember is that the black cloth you put over your head to see the ground glass better - when I was done with the shot it had six inches of snow on it.

I'm usually categorized as a "street photographer" and maybe I've done that myself but most of the work that people purchase would fall under what - urban landscape? Something like that.

I don't care one way or the other. I just jump from phase to phase as it pleases me. If I had more money, I'd probably be doing more large format work with a digital back.

What I liked about the view camera: really slows you down before you press that plunger; upside down and flipped image makes it easier to think about the design; and I do like the grid. No doubt about that. It's the only reason I may upgrade from my Ti1 to a DSLR with a flip out LCD because of the grid. I really like composing on an LCD back with a grid rather than looking through the viewfinder.

I had that with the Rollei TLR which I used for years and years.

Oh, if you've read this far, you can buy a print of this that is very beautiful at my site:

Well, you never know. It comes in various sizes and one limited edition size, and can also be downloaded if you are in a country overseas or wherever and don't want to pay for shipping and VAT and all that. Have your own best printer do the job.


Győr, Hungary



#snow #schnee #winter #female #frau #winter #blau #blue #cold #akb48 #WinterWedenesday #WomenWednesday




  • Photographer Andrey Narchuk
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  • Photographer Elena Karneeva
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#WomenWednesday |

A shot from my upcoming portrait exhibition celebrating Women and Womanhood, 'Shaking the Tree' :)

_Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life,
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife,
You don't have to do what your mother has done - She has done,
This is your life, this new life has begun,
It's your day - a woman's day..._


Weirdy Beardy Week - In Praise Of Celebrity Chefs

One of my Christmas food traditions is making gravlax. Gravlax is a traditional Finnish dish originally prepared by burying salted salmon in the sand for a few months.

That sounds pretty nauseating, so I use a gravlax recipe conjured up by Nigella Lawson - mmmmm delicious*

Nigella's recipe has a decidedly English twist in it - calling for lashings of mustard and gin - it has a nifty, wasabe like kick in its tail.

You can find the recipe here - http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/gravlax-2463

The dill and coriander used as garnish in this photo were grown in my 'freedom garden'. The salmon I bought from a shop.

I couldn't catch a salmon if my life depended on it.



I pretty much went through this entire exercise - making the gravlax - photographing it etc just so I could write about Nigella Lawson, mmmmmm delicious**


*The Gravlax - not Nigella.
**Nigella - not the Gravlax
  • Photographer Todd Sisson
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Who said heaven did not exist ?

5mn of hiking from my home in the Alps ... this week end after 3 days of snow fall. Today it's snowing again !

It's my today contribution for #WinterWednesday curated by +Antoine Berger (myself) and +Logan Miller (welcome ! ^^ )
  • Photographer Antoine Berger
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Ghost Ship - Swakopmund, Namibia, Africa
  • Photographer Patrick Di Fruscia
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Photo by our supporter Joe Vallee

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