42 TOP G+ Photos for Sep 29

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43 awesome TOP photographs published by G+ photographers on September 29. Hint: Hit F11 and use left and right arrows to browse through photos!

Glacier in the sun

It was an ultra windy day, too windy to do any landings to explore other areas. Luckily in the shelter of this ice shelf we were able to get our zodiacs out to explore this bit of area amidst the whipped up ocean. We still had to get out into the weather to get here, after being soaked from the surface of the water being carried by the gale, this little part of the ice shelf felt like a calm piece of heaven. Fine snow was being blasted off the glacier by the katabatic winds, giving the edges an etherial feel. You can see this fine dusting in the sun star, it was like a frozen mist.

Photographic Details: Those who have been following my photography know that I’m not afraid to shoot into the sun, something a lot of people have been taught not to do. And like my other sun shots I used an aperture of f16. This employs more aperture blades, and the more blades used, the more points you see in the sun star. The high image quality of proper RAW exposure and processing ensures that even the shadows have details, all with taking only a single exposure, an important skill to learn while in a moving boat.

For more antarctic photos check out my antarctic worlds gallery: http://www.kylefoto.com/galleries/antarctic-worlds/

  • Photographer Kyle Marquardt
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I have been posting a lot of photos since I joined Google+ and I certainly intend to keep doing it. I have however not spent much time talking about how I take my photos.

Would you be interested in knowing more about what happens behind the scenes? I could tell you not only about the equipement or settings I use but also about how I find locations and subjects to shoot.


I have a few ideas in mind I'll try to implement to interact more with Android developers here. I cannot promise anything at this time but I would love to give you tips and tricks on Android programming.
  • Photographer Romain Guy
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I got lucky to catch the rays with to fishermen at Lake Batur Bali Indonesia


Was She Really Here Today?

"Somewhere there is someone that dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile, so when you are lonely remember it’s true, someone somewhere is thinking of you."

Hope everyone is having a lovely day. And thank you for all the sweet comments all the time really, people on here are so lovely!!!


52 Second Sunset - This was taken on the beach at Durdle Door. The famous arched cliff is behind me for this picture. It looks peaceful, but the tide actually comes in with some force before it hits the steep shingle, creating a satisfying rattle as it drags all the pebbles back with it. I like the sound of the sea, and this is one of the best sounding beaches I've been to.
This is my first submission to the #LongExposureThursday project, which is being curated by the talented +Francesco Gola (add him to your circles!).


Many thanks to Cavin for this beautiful shot of the tunnel which I've used as a background.
Here is his photostream - http://www.flickr.com/photos/48876614@N00
  • Photographer Pawel Tomaszewicz
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Lynsey Dyer

This is a little out of the ordinary for me, so I thought I would share it, this is Lynsey Dyer, a professional skier here in Jackson, WY. She was kind enough to model for us for a few shoots this week, and I just wanted to share one of my favorites I took this week! Enjoy!
  • Photographer Beau Kahler
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The Recycler Rests 1988
  • Photographer Matt Weber
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American Bald Eagle Portait

You are cordially invited to add me on FB and Flickr:


For much more unique content as I also build up my portfolios there


One more of Gavin Rossdale from the Bush show last night!
  • Photographer Paul R. Giunta
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Good morning. Have a nice weekend.


(c) b.cortis www.cortis.info


#Thirsty Thursday
Getting His Focus
Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
Please re-share if you like


Children's Pool, La Jolla, CA.

Shot during the recording of the promotional video for NIK Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 release earlier this year at La Jolla, CA.
Last one from the archives, coming up with some brand new work, soon...

Technical info:
ND110 - 10 stops.
20 mm
342s (5min42sec) exposure

Lightroom 3.0
PS CS5 - Silver Efex Pro 2

Other Post processing equipment:
Wacom Intuos 4 tablet for some accurate editing.


Here...where the time is no longer important

Songan-A village, Lake Batur, Kintamani, Bali
Canon EOS 50D + EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EXIF: 20sec • f/20 • 10 mm • ISO 100
Filters: HITECH GNDs and B+W CPL


An old filling station somewhere on the road between Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Nepal. I noticed it on the way to Bhaktapur, and asked my taxi driver to stop at it on the way back for a quick few snaps. I think it's a really cool structure, fit for feature in some post-apocalyptic movie like "Mad Max".
  • Photographer Michiel de Lange
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the louvre strikes a classic pose.


"Waiting for the rain..."

Chinatown. New York City.

There is nothing like a rainy evening in New York City. The streets, darkened by the rainfall take on a beautiful sheen against the glistening walls and storefronts. Couples huddle under shared umbrellas and inviting scents of dinner fill the streets.

It’s been exceptionally rainy in New York City for the past week or so. It’s as if the city is quenching its thirst after the long hot marathon that was the summer. I am hoping that eventually this rain will stop and give way to beautiful autumn weather. But in the meantime, it is admittedly hard not to love the sheer romance of a rainy evening in New York City.


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



Children in villages of Rajasthan have to make their own toys....


A Little Owl with attitude. This looks like me when I am heading for the coffee pot first thing in the morning...



I have always had a strong connection to the sea. Growing up in France, a few hours from the Atlantic Ocean, weekends and holidays were occasions to travel to the coast and spend time on and close to the water. I sailed for years, cruising around French Brittany and competing in ocean races. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is what originally brought me to Australia, I fell in love with the country and moved to Sydney.

Photography is an extension of my fascination with this land and the water. It is a way to share my view of the Australian landscape and its coastline. The camera captures the time I spend by the water, either alone or with people driven by the same passion, living the moment and showing fractions of it through powerful images.

Australia has probably fostered my liking for adventure, travel and nature in general. Even when taking photos around Sydney I like to keep people and constructions out of the picture. I like wide spaces, water movement and dramatic weather conditions.

All those elements are found in this photo taken at the North end of Maroubra, one of the most photographed sections of Sydney’s coastline. It has great rock formations, powerful waves and the iconic Mahon rockpool.

To create this image I used two sets of filters to control the light and I had water up to my knees in order to be close enough to the rocks, often holding my tripod and camera in the air to avoid the sea spray. I like how the water flows – the way it interacts with the rocks. The sea felt very much alive.


“In the Devil’s Mouth”


Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia


Nikon D700 at ISO 200
Nikkor 16-35mm at f18
Exposure: 1/3 sec (a magic number)
Lee Foundation Kit
Lee Graduated Neutral Density filters: 2 stop hard + 3 stops soft
Manfrotto tripod (055XProB) with 3D Pro Head (229)

Post processing

Lightroom and Photoshop: contrast, color balance, vibrance, and sharpness.


Medium and Large prints are available on classic fine art paper (Canson Infinity), printed with care in Australia and sent wherever you live.



I always visit this alley to take photos. Its dark but bright at the end. This is the third time I took photos on this spot and I think I got a good one. A boy playfully running away from his father (not in the photo). Hope you like it.
  • Photographer Felipe Apostol
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Links into the Past

60 seconds exposure, shot in Davenport, which is little town about an hour south of San Francisco.

This is one of my favorite long exposure shots, which taught me that sometimes fog over the ocean can be our friend. I had to take a shot that morning for a contest, and I went out in a weather I normally wouldn't go out. Needless to say, I was all alone on that beach.

The image is submitted for #LongExposuresThursday theme suggested by +Francesco Gola . Some other shots can be seen here - https://plus.google.com/s/%23longexposurethursday?hl=en


"The Other"

This image is an example of another reason I enjoy shooting shooting with strong ND filters. This picture was taken during the middle of the day, not during the morning or evening hours. With a 10-stop ND + a 2-stop ND (yes 12 stop total), I was able to shoot a 45 second exposure which gave some nice movement to the clouds - even in the brightness of a sunny day.

Anyway, while I was at this location, another guy came along and set up his travel tripod next to me and told me that he had decided that this was the absolute "best" place to shoot the bridge this afternoon (after walking all the way down from Pier 39). He proceeded to take out a nice old Nikon film camera (F3 I think), set it up and began metering the light of the bridge with an old spot meter that was larger than my camera AND lens. After a couple of minutes of chatting, he asked my how fast a shutter speed I was using.

"Oh about 30-60 seconds or so", I answered. I quickly clarified that I was using 12 f-stops of neutral density filters in front of my lens. After a few minutes pause, he asked me if I thought that I was going to have any problems with the clouds moving during such a long exposure?

After I completed another exposure, I told him that it was "the clouds" that I wanted to take pictures of, and offered to show him how it looked on my LCD. He took off his glasses and peered at the preview of my most recent shot and said something to the effect: "I don't really understand all these newfangled cameras and shit, but 'Damn' that is neat!"
Made my day!



First of all, a big thank you to all that have added me to their circles recently. The strength of the photographic community here has surprised and humbled me.

Here's an image from earlier this year. It's proof to counter those who claim I don't/won't shoot in color (yes, you know who you are :)). Sunsets in Pacifica during winter can be quite dramatic. I was lucky to catch this shot just before I had to pick up my daughter from pre-school.


A #FloralFriday repost: Dandelion flower macro in black and white.


Turkey - Sunrise at Antalya's Kaleiçi Rocky Bay
  • Photographer Lucie Debelkova
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I created this twilight image this evening at Tadrai Resort in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji.
This is the restaurant of the new 5 star luxury property featuring only 5 exquisite villas!
Canon EOS1Ds mk3. Canon 17mm TS-E. ISO 200. f13 for 30 seconds.
Lexar Pro 600x CF. LowePro ProTrekker 400. Edited on HP DreamColor.
Copyright Chris McLennan. No reproduction without written consent.


Early Morning Mist
This is the river in front of my house. This is the first black and white that I have posted on Google+. There wasn't even much colour to the image in the first place. Overexposing a misty day creates more of a dreamy atmosphere.

I have been working hard lately on images that I shot at a wedding on the weekend. It's taking up most of my time each day.


Grit & Glam - Just a small white beauty dish with a speedlight attached just above subject.


"Work is freedom and we have what it takes."


Bottom's Up

I found this in NM a few years ago, at my aunt's house. My uncle and cousin told me that they used it to keep old oil in. It was such a cool bottle and had such an interesting texture all over it from the dirt and oil, that I had to photograph it.

I have chosen to give the picture a vintage-y, black and white, grainy film feel to it because of the date. I thought it would be an excellent choice! :D


One of my passions in life actually is BELOW the surface....

Jacque Cousteau said: Man has to only sink below the surface and he is free... (thanks +Phil Adcock for showing me that quote).

Welcome to my underworld.


  • Photographer Audran Gosling
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Early Winter 2010 - U Street area NW - DC


Lost In Time
  • Photographer Koveh Tavakkol
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As promised another impression from Namibia, this time from the famous DeadVlei...

Thanks for watching :)
  • Photographer Klaus Kubelka
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Northern (cloudy) beauty..
  • Photographer Pavol Machata
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Earlier this yr we went upto Portland,OR and met up with local photographer +Darren White for some hiking and waterfall shooting along the Colombia River Gorge. Darren is an awesome photographer and a master at shooting waterfalls.Needless to say we had a great time. Do check out his images ...some awesome work there.
So +Darren White and I decided that we would each post up a shot of Cape Kiwanda for #ThirstyThursdayPics today.
Heres mine from the one day we spent there! You can check out his post for the same on his page!
  • Photographer Shamik Ganguly
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  • Photographer Elena Kalis
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Baroque Oval (HDR Vertorama) - Reloaded! ( photo: http://bit.ly/fr-oval )

Have you ever attempted an HDR panorama or vertorama shot? Take a look at the resource section below to get started.

This technique seems especially challenging because of the multitude of ways in which you can actually take and process the images. Combining 12 or more exposures in a single image may seem daunting to you, but the final result is worth the effort.

What is your experience? Leave a comment and tell us.

I will try to help you if you have a specific problem, and many other helpful people will surely join in here.

1. HDR Cookbook - Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-vertohand ]
2. HDR Cookbook - Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-vertotripod ]
3. HDR Cookbook – Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-pano ]
4. Flickr photo page: [ http://bit.ly/fr-oval ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
5. Before-and-after comparison comparisons: [ http://bit.ly/bna-oval ]

Photo by our supporter John Dusseault

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