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Landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, filmmaker
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I'm a landscape photographer and workshop leader, currently researching and writing a guide to the best landscape photography locations in Southern California.

Stay tuned to see what I've discovered lately!

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London
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Blast from the G+ Past
This album was created on G+ by Google, from photos included in my +Blogger blog posts from 2006 through 2011.  When I posted this album on August 29, 2011 I had 3403 contacts and the post received 90 +1s and over 30 shares.  G+ was truly a vibrant community then.  Yesterday with over 2,000,000 contacts, ranked #52 on G+ among individuals in the U.S. by +CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/p/+JeffreySullivan?), most active post had 42 +1s and no post had more than 1 share.  

Yesterday on +Facebook+Robert Scoble said,
"When I speak around the world I ask people what social networks they use. Nearly no one is on Google+. Google finally is realizing they lost.  I don't see good things ahead for Google+."

Having invested a chunk of my life to the community, to the platform, I hope that +Yonatan Zunger and the Google engineering teams can resurrect G+, but I don't think that the core strategic problems or resolutions lie with +YouTube or other Google product integration, as the recent post by +Bradley Horowitz seemed to say.  

Removing integration would be a required step towards dropping G+ or hiding the functionality inside of something else, so perhaps Scoble's thoughts offer some valuable insight.

I'm still rooting for Google+, but actions speak louder than words, and I'm not seeing much action, much life left in it.

#landscapephotography   #ghosttown   #gplus  
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Images from my Blog
Here's an album Google+ auto-created from posts to my blog at www.MyPhotoGuides.com.
https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5110510049163163345

I thought it was a regular Picasa album, so I started to delete duplicates... then after the first few dozen, I actually read the warning that doing so would also delete the photos from my blog. Oops.

Feel free to share these if you like (thanks!). I shared the album early on when I first joined Google+ and had few circle contacts, so few people have seen them so far.
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+Andre Beukes​, now these are beautiful images.
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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming Aug 11-14
The earth passes through the comet debris that causes the Perseid meteor shower for a few weeks, but the activity peaks around the night of August 12-13.  The meteor activity is high for a while on either side of the peak so it can be productive to look in the August 11-14 timeframe.

Create a Time-lapse Video of a Meteor Shower
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2011/08/create-timelapse-video-of-meteor-shower.html

#astronomy   #astrophotography   #tutorial   #Perseid  
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Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 - Time-lapse Astrophotography
Over six minutes of footage from recent nights, set to the InFiction remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance", as featured in the recent Kia commercial. 

For best results and to see the most meteors, be sure and watch it on YouTube and use the option at the bottom to watch it in HD, either 720P or 1080P HD resolution.  

I've given this a few hours head start on G+... +87 so far... now I'll try it on another site and let's see which results in the most response.
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WoW!!! Really amazing and beautiful!!!:)))
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New Photographing California Guidebook
Here's the preview copy I received over the weekend, with other books in the series by the same publisher.  Sign up on my blog to hear when hardcopies and ebooks are available, including author-signed copies: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-California-landscape-photography-guidebook.html

Thanks to +Lori Carey +Phillip Colla +Tom Grubbe +Lori Hibbett Daniel Leifheit +QT Luong Garry McCarthy +John H. Moore +Elena Northroup +Steve Sieren +Sairam Sundaresan for supplying photos for the book, and to +J. Rae Chip for Salton Sea area guidance.  You're all mentioned in the book in the Acknowledgements section.

I met many of the contributors in my travels and/or through photowalks.  This would have been a different, probably harder and less fun project without the camaraderie of meeting new and old friends along the way.  Both the photowalks I announced on G+, and G+ as a communication platform in general, facilitated that process, so I owe Google employees +Brian Rose and +Gerard Sanz thanks for their encouragement of my photowalks when Google+ was growing rapidly in 2011 and 2012.  

I'm not sure what my next big project will be, but I ask for your input on a few possibilities over on this blog post.

#California   #landscapephotography   #travel   #guide  
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Good.
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Blue Hour at Mono Lake
Clouds moving over tufa rock formations at Mono Lake last night.

#landscapephotography   #easternsierra   #monocounty  
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Nice
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Milky Way Revealed
This was captured as the afternoon storm clouds were clearing in Bodie last Friday night.  I've opened up registration for separate night or morning interior access workshops in Bodie:  www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

+Bodie Photo Workshops 
#photography   #nightphotography   #photographyworkshops  
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Thanks everyone!  I was out backpacking for a few days (but came back after a couple nights of rain).
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Shaft of Water and Light
Sunset rainbow tonight.
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+Margaret Tompkins It was really something, with the rainbow happening in the last few minutes of light, when the sunlight was very warn and golden yellow-orange. 
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Revisiting the Original G+
It's nice to see the engagement and dialog that was present and possible early on on G+, like this post from August 30, 2011.  What might have become of G+ if content, engagement and friendships had been allowed to grow organically?

This was one of three albums of photos I assembled from a month of travels around Turkey the year before, in Istanbul, along the coast, and to ancient sites away from the coast.  The trip was a wonderful experience, fueling my desire to travel more as time and finances permit.

#travelphotography   #adventure   #travel   #Turkey  
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Istanbul, Turkey
I've been to Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, so I wanted to try something a little more adventurous this time. I heard a fair amount of warnings before the trip (given all the propaganda Americans have been fed over the past 10 years, plus State Department warnings), but the people were very welcoming and generous, especially when the car broke down in a stone village which had more tractors than cars, with no one around who spoke English.

For some reason you won't get comment boxes on individual photos if you click on the photos below; you have to go straight to the album this way: https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5646672037554147281
I've let +Brian Rose know so the Photos team can take a look at that.
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ŚWIETNA WYCIECZKA I INTERESUJĄCA WYCIECZKA
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I'm still getting used to the new Collections functionality.  Some of my shares to Collects get a lot of visibility and engagement, now most seem not to.  The same is true for my G+ post through too, so I'll try and save a few more posts to Collections and see if that results in anything positive.
 
Winter in Wine Country
Winter is a great time for photographers to visit wine country.  The symmetry of the rows in the vineyards can add patterns or leading lines to your compositions.  If you're into wine it's also a great time to chat with winemakers, as their Fall harvest is tucked safely away into barrels and the vines are dormant.  As Spring arrives, wild mustard often colors the space between the vines.  

In California we're particularly lucky to have a wide selection of wine regions, producing an incredible variety of world class wines.  Most wineries offer hours when they're open for tasting, and with many of the wine regions lying not far from the Bay Area or Los Angeles, finding wines you like can be a fun weekend pursuit.

#winecountry   #vineyardphotos   #wine  
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Gracias +ROSA GARCIA .
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New California Photography Guidebook, Chapter Covers
I received a preview hardcopy of my new 320-page guidebook to California landscape photography locations.  If you'd like to be notified when it goes on sale soon, you can sign up via the form in this blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-California-landscape-photography-guidebook.html
I'll offer both fast-shipping copies as well as author-signed ones, and an ebook version will be available as well.

#California   #landscapephotography   #travel   #book  
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Sunrise in the Golden Trout Wilderness
Clouds from Hurricane Dolores off the coast of Mexico caught the early morning light last Sunday.  It rained 16 hours on this night, very odd for California in July.  

#backpacking   #adventuretravel   #landscapephotography   #california  www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
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thanks for your sharing.
This is my sharing :). It's is so helpful!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twa4ttIeQ6Q&feature=youtu.be
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Before the Storm
Saturday morning reflection in the Golden Trout Wilderness, before the "historic storm" delivered record July rainfall to Southern California. ‪

#landscapephotography   #backpacking   #HighSierra   #california  
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u are welcome
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Milky Way Over Bodie Firehouse
Bodie Firehouse just after midnight during our June 13 night photography workshop in Bodie.  It looks like we have enough experienced/returning night shooters in our workshops this Saturday to open up a couple of spots for interiors only and night only.  I'll add them to the enrollment buttons later today:  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/

#nightphotography   #photographyworkshops   #ghosttown   #Bodie  
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