Today I broke 10,000 followers on G+. I cannot express how thankful and humbled I am for the photography community here. I am constantly inspired, awed, and educated by my fellow photographers and I am so grateful for the friendships--both in person and across the miles--that have resulted from being a part of this wonderful world. Thank you so much to every follower and to every photographer on Google Plus for making this such a fantastic, supportive, and expressive community.
(And to think, I only learned of it because two years ago I read an article about how Congressman Lamar Smith douchetastically stole +Don J Schulte
gorgeous photo "Mist Lifting off Cedars" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxherder/4189641199/in/pool-89888984@N00)--which
I totally fell in love with, and the Flikr comments to which led me to his G+ page. Thank you, DJ! :) )