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Heiko Köster
Attended Technical University of Dortmund
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Get serious

Another outcome of my last session with a dancer.

#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by  +Frank Nöthe

+Portrait gallery by +Aamir Shahzad 
+PortraitTuesday 

#portrait   #portraitphotography  
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Beautiful angel girl
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Monochrome
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HQSP Vote for Week 21 2015!

For week nr 21 the HQSP team has chosen 18 new photos from the HQSP Gold page and nominated them for HQSP Weekly Winner
Yesterday we posted the best 3 of week 20 in this post: http://hqsp.info/hqsp-weekly-winner-week-20-2015/

You, the public can vote by giving your favorite(s) a plus in this collection: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/0n4zS

HQSP loves the new Google+ Collections, we believe they will give photographers, artist and sharers a much better way to display your and other peoples work. So HQSP has adopted collections on all pages!

Rules of the HQSP Vote:
- A photographer can not vote for their own photo
- A photographer can not vote with other accounts/pages he or she owns/curates
- A photographer should not call others to vote for his photo alone. Inviting people to vote in general, is OK.

The winners will be posted on the Weekly winners page on
HQSP.info: http://www.hqsp.info

So let's vote!

Congratulations, you are in this vote:
+Dag Ole Nordhaug +Terrie Gray +Susan Wilkinson  +Remo Primatesta +William Banik +Sergey Bidun +Robert Glöckner +Nina Katajamaki +Uan W. +Anatoliy Urbanskiy +Bernd Flicker +Celso de Carvalho +Rob Tilley +Linda Villers +Maurice Chair  +Art Lee 

If you don't want to be a part of the vote, or have any questions, please contact me.

On behalf of the HQSP team,

 +Anja Wessels 
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Katwijk Dunes Garage

On my recent visit to the North Sea to capture some new lighthouse images I visited the nice village Katwijk and was impressed by their wonderful dunes with a built in garage. 

It amazes me to see how dike construction created such a wonderful symbiosis of a  parking garage and coast line protection which seamlessly integrates into an almost natural appearing dune. 

https://www.asce.org/magazine/20150324-sand-dune-conceals-underground-parking-garage/
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Perfekt. ..da ist uns Holland um einiges voraus. ..waren dieses jahr schon zweimal da und sind echt begeistert 
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Katwijk Lighthouse

NL, 2015

#Lighthouse  #LighthouseThursday +LighthouseThursday 
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+Heiko Köster Da werde ich gleich auch einen Leuchtturm posten : ))) 
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Your votes, please

Check out our latest daily picks from the gold selection and vote for your favorite shot.
I placed my votes, now its your turn.
 
HQSP Vote: 18 for Week 20 2015 in a collection!

For week nr 20 the HQSP team has chosen 18 new photos from the HQSP Gold page and nominated them for HQSP Weekly Winner
Yesterday we posted the best 3 of week 19 in this post: http://hqsp.info/hqsp-weekly-winner-week-19-2015/

You, the public can vote by giving your favorite(s) a plus in this collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/ssc1c

HQSP loves the new Google+ Collections, we believe they will give photographers, artist and sharers a much better way to display your and other peoples work. So HQSP has adopted collections on all pages!

Rules of the HQSP Vote:
- A photographer can not vote for their own photo
- A photographer can not vote with other accounts/pages he or she owns/curates
- A photographer should not call others to vote for his photo alone. Inviting people to vote in general, is OK.

The winners will be posted on the Weekly winners page on
HQSP.info: http://www.hqsp.info

So let's vote!

Congratulations, you are in this vote:
+Ralitza Tchiorniy +Brian Dukes +Lydia Kalke +Mladen Janjetović +Alan Shapiro +Paul Howard +Detlef Reich +Chauvin Gene  +Nicol Eh +Ferdinando Messina +Ele Leisegang +Ingrid Kjelling +Gerard Schmidt +Heiko Köster +Roman Kruglov +Aamir Shahzad +Ronny Årbekk +Uwe Braun 

If you don't want to be a part of the vote, or have any questions, please contact me.

On behalf of the HQSP team,

+Anja Wessels 
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Classic Cars

My new collection of wonderful cars that came across my ways.

#classiccars  
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#LighthouseThursday

Finally, today I was on tour again to get some new lighthouse footage.

Noordwijk aan Zee, NL, 2015

Post your lighthouse image today and tag it

#LighthouseThursday   / +LighthouseThursday  by +Heiko Köster 

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  • Technical University of Dortmund
    Master of Computer Science
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I love photography.
Introduction
I'm a NIKON

On my day job I am a senior technical consultant at a software company. I work on workflows all day and at night I practice on my own workflow. The former I do for over 15 years and the latter for more than a year now. So your constructive critique on my images is always appreciated. 

I am a moderator of the HQSP Community and I am working on #HQSPPortraits / +HQSP Portraits there. Once a week it's an honor to me to select the images for the HQSP Pyramid at +HQSP Gold.


Every other week I host the bi-weekly, alternating daily photo themes #LighthouseThursday / 
#NotALighthouseThursdayThisWeek 

... and I'm exploring the various ways of digital photo manipulation ... I love to slide the controllers, to experiment and to watch what happens to the image ...


Copyright
Unless otherwise stated the images published here are my work and under a "All rights reserved" policy. You are free to use the G+ share function, but for any further educational, business or personal use and  publications a written consent is required. If you want to use my images in any way, you can contact me by G+ notification or send me an e-mail by G+, thanks.
Don't force me to shrink my images to 500px or to blemish them with a signature, please.


Why I don't circle you back ?

Because 
  • you don't have a profile.
  • you don't share anything public
  • you don't share periodically
  • you aren't a photographer or interested in photography
  • my circles are close to the limit and I have to be selective on who I circle back. I can only circle 5K and by having 10K+ people circling me I simply just can't circle everyone back.
So don't circle me just to get circled by me.

I might circle you for two weeks, if you contribute to one of my daily photo themes for statistical reasons. But every two weeks I have to clean up those circles to make room for new contributors, so don't get mad on me for that,please.

Work
Occupation
I'm a computer scientist working as a Senior Consultant for a software company ... and I like photography.
Skills
I'm good at what I do.
Places
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Currently
Germany
Previously
Frankfurt - Castrop-Rauxel - Dortmund - Witten
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From Tracie: How To Be Friendly And Stop Annoying People On Google+
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I recently started getting dashboard notifications from a woman on Google+. Every time she posted something, the little bell at the top of m

BTP Top Photo Museum: Heiko -Köster Room)
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BTP Top Photo Museum Heiko Köster 2014OCT28

Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » How Apple Botched This M...
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I'm a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs con

A Ludacris display of copyright infringement
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As a photographer who constantly posts my work on social media, my blog and pretty much anywhere I can get it in front of eyeballs with my n

The Hazards of Non-Filing | Grandfield Tax and Business Services, Inc
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Let's face it sometimes life situations get so hectic that we forgo some of our responsibilities. Your busy schedule had you going full spee

Netzwerkcheck
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Würmer wie Sasser&Co infizieren Computer ohne Zutun des Anwenders direkt übers Netz. Testen Sie, ob Ihr System offen für Angriffe aus dem Ne

Hairless hero: Iranian teacher shaves head in solidarity with bullied pupil
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Ali Mohammadian's gesture, copied by his entire class of more than 20 pupils, stops bullying and attracts praise from all over country

SilhouetteSaturday
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Share your Photo with Natural theme Silhouette & Tag +SilhouetteSaturday. Curated by Naila Ziani

OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page
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Cat photographs and other cat related pictures are welcome daily! :-)

G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
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Passing along the gift of knowledge and experience.

Strobist
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The world's most popular free resource for learning how to use off-camera flash.

Be a part of Plus One Collection 2012
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Fundraising campaign for the publication of the next volume of Plus One Collection photography book, with contributions from Google+ online

Promote Photography
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Everyone like to be promoted!!! We promote photography!

Stocksy United
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Sustainable Stock Photography

The Hobby Photographer's Photo-Theme Page
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Join a bi-weekly photo assignment for Hobby Photographers

2 Great Lenses for Capturing Your Family Memories
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Let’s say you’ve gotten over the hump of buying your first DSLR and now you’re wondering what lenses would round out your camera setup. Ever

7100 Photos Bring Flowers To Life
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Katka Pruskova or Kate as she likes to be called is a talented photographer/graphic designer based in the Czech Republic. Using her Canon EO