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A good listen from what some would consider the 'Father of Environmental Portraiture'.....
 
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So honored to have this image voted 2nd place in the +Landscape Photography Community 'Best of 2015' contest. Made my day!


See all the winners & honorable mentions in this +Landscape Photography Community post   ...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106632923256517196664/posts/2wdimVTUi38
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Very beautiful! Congrats!!
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Reelfoot Lake 083, 10/24/2015
Copyright 2015, RJ Wilner Photography

Here's one from a weekend road trip to western Tennessee to check out Reelfoot Lake and fall colors w/ +Jim Denham . Because the weekend was almost totally overcast the entire time, I'd focused on developing the images best suited for B&W and had managed to overlook this one.....probably the one good fall color shot I managed to capture this year.

Hope you enjoy!

And if time permits, check out my new web site....
http://rjwilner.photography

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#landscape   #landscapephoto   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #autumn2015   #fallcolors   #fallcolor   #fallcolorphotography   #Tennessee   #ReelfootLake   #rjwPhotos  
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Gorgeous fall colors!
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A distinct honor to have been chosen for the weekly vote, and humbling to have been voted in the top 3. Thanks to all who voted!
 
A wonderful winner of the last vote of 2015. And completely in style of the season!

You voted and the last 3 winning photos of 2015 can be seen in the post on our HQSP website. Enjoy!

First place 33 votes: 
SCHLOSS BELVEDERE ZUR WEIHNACHTSZEIT - +Klaus Autischer 

Second place 32 votes:
COMMON KINGFISHER+Raju Karia 

Third places with 28 votes:
REELFOOT LAKE - +RJ Wilner 

Why not check out the accounts of these 3 wonderful photographers and give them a share!

HQSP is on Christmas break at the moment. The next vote will be shared at January 8, next year. Happy Holidays!!

Thanks to everyone who took part,

The HQSP team and this week's vote curator +Anja Wessels   
SCHLOSS BELVEDERE BY KLAUS AUTISCHER Shared by +HQSP HDR and +HQSP Night
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Hmmmmm........
 

How long before people are no longer needed?
Choosing the best photos has always been more a matter of art than of science, whether it's for a Facebook page or a marketing campaign. That may soon change, however, thanks to some new technology out of MIT.
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A very interesting read on 'Creativity'.
 
"The Creative Photographer: Three Reasons You Should Forget About Originality." +Erin Babnik provocatively argues that placing too much priority on being original may hinder creativity. Give it a read and share your thoughts: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/the-creative-photographer-three-reasons-why-you-should-forget-about-originality

"If we set out to make photographs with the goal of being original, we are focusing on what others have done already. The emphasis becomes a matter of what to avoid rather than what to pursue—a process of moving away instead of moving towards."

Photo courtesy of Erin Babnik
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Reelfoot Lake 042, 10/24/2015
Copyright 2015, RJ Wilner Photography

It was a tightly knit community with a lot of secrets...some dark. In reality, there were no secrets because everyone knew everybody else's secrets. And it caused a few seismic ripples in the community when one of it's younger, frailer, members elected to forego the world of secrets and stepped boldly out into the light and declared.....'No More! No more secrets!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#landscape   #landscapephoto   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #trees   #treesphotography   #tennessee   #ReelfootLake   #rjwPhotos   #longexposure  
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+Margaret Tompkins Many thanks yet again! 
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Clingmans Dome 024, 06/16/2014
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Another discovery from an archive dive as I sift through the catalog for images to add to the new web site.

If there's any single location I've shot numerous times that just totally embodies the concept of "Wait it out....", Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountain National Park is it. It seems more often than not when I've shot from here, the conditions are less than ideal upon initial arrival. And this sunset shoot is a great example. I had made my way up to the Dome well before sunset, and upon arrival, the sky was almost completely overcast. Not the drab monotonous gray kind of overcast, but just totally cloud covered. So I waited....and waited. And sure enough, just like on almost every other session where conditions started off similarly, I got lucky. And just before the sun should have been reaching the horizon (judging by the clock on my phone), a rather large hole opened up in the cloud cover and allowed the sun to find it's way through and presented me with this scene. Thank you, Mother Nature.

Hope you enjoy!

#MountainMonday  +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #GreatSmokyMountainNationalPark   #ClingmansDome   #rjwPhotos  

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+Margaret Tompkins  Thanks yet again! So kind of you to be so generous in sharing my work. Much appreciated!
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As is always the case, the +Landscape Photography team has put together a terrific collection  of images to share. I'm always humbled to have one of my images included.
 
Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!

Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography !!

Do you want to be a part of this collection?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share some of the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!

We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you are receiving a notification, then at least one of your photographs was selected this week and featured on the +Landscape Photography page.  Please share the collection with your friends and circles!

+Margaret Tompkins 
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Thanks so much for your share!!  +Margaret Tompkins 
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2015 Favorites
A baker's dozen of my favorite images captured in 2015.

It was a terrific year in my photographic journey. A number of highly enjoyable photo excursions, met a great bunch of new people, caught up with some equally terrific folk with whom I've enjoyed previous adventures, attended a great workshop, and partook in an outstanding online class in B&W photography. Dunno how it could have been any better.

And....I'm also happy to finally introduce a new web site for their display.....  http://rjwilner.photography
Here comes 2016! And as it rapidly approaches, it's time to take a look back at my photographic journey through 2015. And a terrific year it was. I was fortunate to make a couple extended photographic excursions, several long weekend 'road trips', and a number of day trips to locales closer to home. Virtually half of this year's favorites come from a trip to Great Smoky Mountain National Park in early May. This park is one of my all...
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If you hadn't noticed, the +Landscape Photography team has been sharing a 'Collection' of all the images they've shared for the last week rather than the old 'Shared Circle' that used to be the norm. The Collection is certainly worth a follow!
 
Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!

Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography !!

Do you want to be a part of this collection?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share some of the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!

We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you are receiving a notification, then at least one of your photographs was selected this week and featured on the +Landscape Photography page.  Please share the collection with your friends and circles!
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Reelfoot Lake 018, 10/24/2015
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Shot during a weeked road trip to Reelfoot Lake for some fall color shooting with friend & fellow B+'er, +Jim Denham . Originally intended this as a B&W image, and while I liked the coversion well enough, I thought I'd revisit and take a shot at a color version.

Hope you enjoy!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#landscape   #landscapephoto   #nature   #naturephotography   #lake   #longexposure   #Tennessee   #ReelfootLake   #rjwPhotos  
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Am image maximalist and an equipment minimalist.
   ^ What the heck does that mean?!?!

Just that the tools a photographer uses, the settings used in any individual photograph, and the processing methodology used are necessary parts of the creation of the 'performance' (to borrow from Ansel Adams) of an image. But only that.

Talk to me about the image itself.....it's strong points, it's weak points, it's composition or lighting, any emotions it evokes, and we can talk forever. Talk to me about the camera used to make the image or settings used, and watch me s-n-O-R--E-!

Though I have an appreciation for any well crafted 'performance', I tend to follow Landscape photographers mostly, some architectural, with an occasional wildlife or street shooter thrown in.

My own work shared here on G+ is almost exclusively some variation of the 'Landscape' genre. I wish the time existed to delve into others, but available time is barely sufficient to quench the thirst for landscapes.

My photographic bucket list would include generation of 2 books....one an 'Out My Front Door' making full of images taken on my own 1.3 acres of property, and the 2nd a 'My Fifty States' concoction with at least one high quality image shot in each of the 50 states that make up the USofA. The latter is not a 'patriotic' thing.....just something I believe would be a satisfying personal achievement.

P.S. - B&W Rules!
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