10 TOP Google+ Photographs for January 30

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10 amazing TOP photos published by Google+ photography enthusiasts on January 30.
  • Photographer Chris Bagley
  • Websites Google+ profile
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"Ghost shiver..."  (my reasons why I love plus listed below in the content of this post)

I think back to days spent wrapped in the cold silence of freshly fallen snow in Central Park. 

The labyrinth-like path leading from Shakespeare Garden lined by a wooden fence twists and turns in the snow winding its way under trees whose branches reach out to each other like eager arms awaiting the warmth of an embrace.

It’s on days like this when the sun rests longer than usual and winter’s essence seeps through every crack and crevice that the earth quivers a ghost shiver that rests in summer’s memory.


The rustic wooden fence rests on a four acre section of Central Park known as the Shakespeare Garden which is located in the west part of the park near 79th Street. On the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1916, this area was dedicated to Shakespeare and named. The plants and flowers that are found in this area are all mentioned in the works of the playwright and are also plants and flowers that are found in his garden in Starford-upon-Avon. There is even a white mulberry tree on this four acre plot of land that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in the 1600s. 

While the paths that winds through Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden is gorgeous in the warmer months of the year, it’s absolutely stunning when snow has freshly fallen.

This photo was taken during one of the last major snowstorms (a blizzard) in New York City back in 2011. We haven’t seen snow like this, in this magnitude, since then. I have been going through my photos from the two blizzards we experienced that winter season wondering if we will ever see snow like this again. Who knows?


#whyiloveplus   - This is why: When I post my photos and writing here, I know without a doubt that I will have some of the best interaction that can be found in the comments which inspires me so much creatively. And I can then go and be inspired by other people's incredible posts and be positive that I can interact in their comment threads and have great conversation and even possibly meet some wonderful people along the way. You don't get these sorts of quality interactions elsewhere online. And that's why I love posting here and I love G+.


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Tags: #photography   #newyorkcity   #newyorkcityphotography   #centralpark   #centralparkwinter   #centralparkphotography   #winter   #winterwednesday   #winterlandscape   #snow   #centralparksnow   #newyorkwinter   #nycwinter   #nycsnow   #newyorksnow   #winterpath   #trees   #writing   #prose  


  • Photographer Dalibor Pačić
  • Websites Google+ profile
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Nina Williams sending Caroline, V10, Rocklands, South Africa, Enjoy!
  • Photographer Beau Kahler
  • Websites Google+ profile
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The Hunter

One of our three cats called Lilly, the only female but the boss of the house, she went through a phase of hunting and this is her blending in with the exotic grass we have in the back garden. We believe she is a cross with a Maine Coon as she is a big cat but not as big as some we have seen, big enough though when she decides to sit on you to wake you up in the morning!


European Bea-eater lunch,

This portret shot from a Bee-eater has been made in France. I would love to go back or to another place in France where they breed and where it s possible to photograph them this year. These birds are so great to see, the sound they make and their behaviour are great to look at.

#Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen   (+Birds4All)
#birdsinfocus #birdSpeciesLink curated by +Risto Talman 
+300mmMonday #300mmmonday  curated by +Gailen Mapes
#backyardbirdingmonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones  (+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday)
#hqspbirds  curated by +HQSP Birds +Marina Versaci
#birdloversworldwide by +Edith Kukla +Robert SKREINER (+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide)
#breakfastclub by +Gemma Costa 
#Take2Seconds +Take2seconds for +Trever McGhee
#fotoamateur by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer +Markus Landsmann +Scotti van Palm +Remo Primatesta
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki  +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Michael Muraz 
+Susanne Ramharter
#hqsppromotion #hqspwinners +HQSP Poetry +HQSPwinners +HQSPPromotion +HQSP Vivere Memento 
#hqspanimals by +HQSP Animals +Joe Urbz +Marina Versaci
#pixelworld by +Alberto Carreras  (+PixelWorld )
#plusphotoextract Curator +Jarek Klimek
+PhotoExtract Photography Magazine
+Walter Soestbergen - PHOTOGRAPHY
#WholeWildlifeWeek curated by +Diego Cattaneo +Dick Whitlock, +Sandy Schepis and +Anette Mossbacher
#10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER  
#DailyDepthOfField  by: +Vince Ong  & +Nuraini Ghaifullah &  +Virgil Cowen & +f.a. fiebig (+Daily Depth Of Field)


Daylight Long Exposure - Pura Batu Bolong, Tanah Lot, #Bali, #Indonesia

Canon EOS 50D + EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EXIF: 81 sec • f/14• 13mm • ISO 100
Exposure Mode + White Balance+Focus: Manual
Filters: Lee 3stop Hard GND + Big Stopper (10stop ND)



Shooting In Paradise

with the lovely and talented +Jordana Wright 

#VirginGorda   #DevilsBay   #WantToGoBackToThere  

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Snow on grass in a waterpit surrounded by snow and trees.

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