13 TOP Google+ Photos for December 4

published by ; December 6, 2011
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With the end of Blue Hour, Dawn begins.

As the morning Blue Hour was coming to an end at Zabriskie Point and the sun was rising higher and higher, the light began painting the clouds and sky with such a beautiful pinkish glow. The contrast of the sky against the valley looking towards Furnace Creek was so attractive that I moved to a completely different position just so I shoot and capture such beautiful colors in a photograph. I feel lucky to be able to watch the sun wash away the Blue Hour only to replace it with such a beautiful sky.

#DV2011 #SkySunday


after the rain (colorful version on the way !!!! )
from "monochromatic nature" : MonochromaticNature | 101035196437264488455




The Crack III
Davenport, CA

#Blackandwhite #DPT #SteamySunday #NatureMonday #MonochromeMonday #MistyMonday #photography


Somehow I Was Walking Between 2 Freight Trains...
Railroad train BW photo


Eastern Beach, Geelong

This is the slide which forms part of a swimming enclosure built in 1929 to keep out sharks. It is still a public wonderland and a jewel on the foreshore of my hometown.

Taken on a foggy morning which was idea as the council was restoring the children's pool masking the heavy machinery in the background.

My contribution to;
#SquareSunday curated by +Matt Soave
#FineArtPls curated by +Marina Chen
#BWFineArtLE curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery
Also #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Simon Kitcher and now +Nathan Wirth
  • Photographer Andrew Sanigorski
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  • Photographer alex mazurov
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Another Planet

My main goal in visiting this location was to try to find a unique composition that has not already been done. I spent about 3 hours scouting the area in the late afternoon, and found this spot shortly before sunset. Unfortunately the sunset did not pan out like I had hoped, but as I was packing up to head back to camp, I thought this would be a great shot for star photography with some cloud streaks.

I set my alarm for 1am and crawled into my tent early to try to get some sleep. When I woke up at 1am and looked outside, it was almost complete cloud cover and the moon was not shinning through like I had hoped, so I crawled back into the tent to wait it out. Fortunately I got up about 1.5 hours before sunrise and happened upon perfect conditions for the shot I had in mind. The moon was lighting the fast moving clouds nicely, so I quickly grabbed my camera and ran in the dark to find the spot. Despite knowing exactly where this was at, it took me about 10 minutes to find it and another 15 just to dial in my comp in the dark.

This turned out to be one of my favorite shots of late. Part of it was due to really being able to portray that otherworldly feel that I had envisioned for this place. Mostly however, it was due to the fact that it turned out to be one of the most challenging shots to pull together, from the field to post processing. I ended up needing 4-5 images to dial in the DoF blend, and another for the clouds streaking in the moonlight. All of it was meticulously hand blended in post, then converted to B&W to complete the final image. I hope you guys enjoy it.

  • Photographer Koveh Tavakkol
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So while I slumbered last night, I was circled by enough new people to pass the 5,000 mark! And I wanna take a moment to say - you guys are the best! A couple of months ago, when +Amy Heiden eventually succeeded in talking me into giving G+ a try, I figured it was just an attempt by Google to be the new Facebook. How wrong I was! I've met so many amazing people here, had so many great conversations (and so many hilariously disturbing and off-color Hangouts as well), and seen so much rockin' photography that it blows my mind! And somehow, amidst all of this, there is a general feeling of community that just blows my mind - I have new friends all over the globe, and I'm seeing work that inspires me every day. So thanks to each and every one of you for making this community what it is!


Ka 'Opu'u Pua I Mohala - A Flower that Began to Unfold
I photographed little Kealalani when he was nine months old, in preparation for one of the big events in his life - his one year birthday lū'au!


I was told by a friends, Perth is very famous of its blue and clean sky..i guess i was lucky to have this amazing clouds and colors when i travel there. It is my first time in Australia and I'm quite happy with this picture.


On Returning to Normalcy

The title is both figurative and literal as far as this post is concerned.

I literally just got all of the missing cables and components needed to turn my Mac Pro back on. Thankfully, my Drobo is intact and with it, my entire photo library is back online. It feels so freaking good to sit down, browse the image library, and let the creative juices start to flow. It has been longer than I care to think about.

It also feels like I haven't worked on my favorite type of imaging in a very long time, so I have a sense of normalcy by returning to a deliciously tone-mapped UrbEx image. It seemed like just the remedy. I took this shot a few months back with two of my favorite people, +Steve Beal and +Chris Robins. Steve got us access to this abandoned school where we had totally free reign to explore. It was a very prolific day for us shooters.

I titled this post, Come To Teacher. I am not sure why, but I am most comfortable in these types of scenes. I love trying to find art in the abandoned, beauty in the derelict. Maybe it's the raw juxtaposition or the fact that these types of scenes lend themselves naturally for tone-mapping and exposure blending.

Regardless, I finally feel like I am able to get settled. My apartment is still very much a war zone but it is calming to know that amidst the chaos, I can sit down and escape in my images.


Hit Hard -- Oakland, CA

Photo by our supporter Bartek Siębab

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She's so hidden in the shadows...

Woman graphite portrait for #MonochromeMonday curated by +Siddharth Pandit #PlusPhotoExtract #photography #potd

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