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Charles Lupica
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Yesterday I shared a monochrome version of this tulip.  My friend +Kari Johnson wanted to know what color it was since she's an aficionado of color floral images. I would also like to share the color version with my friends +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut

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When I shot this it was already getting to be late morning, so the light was getting rather harsh.  Instead of leaving for other pursuits, I found an area near the edge of the gardens that had tulips under the trees.  This provided some very nice, filtered light.  The light here is 100% natural, I didn't even use the reflectors I had with me.  Instead, the black "reflector" was placed behind the tulip to give me a nice black background to work with in +Adobe Photoshop  I also added a Tonal Contrast filter in Color Effects Pro 4 from the  +Nik Collection by Google.  

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Here'a another image I took while in Zion National Park in April 2015.  This is looking west from Weeping Wall toward Cathedral Mountain. 

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Last week I flew to St George Utah to visit Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  On the flight from Salt lake City to St George, the plane flies past the western side of Zion National Park.  This is the Kolob Canyons section of Zion from the air. 

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+Margaret Tompkins Thank you my friend
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+Brian Dukes as promised, here's my 3 of a kind.  Not only are there 3 of them, they're bigger than your two rhinos. 

These 3 elephants were actually in the water. When I was living in Switzerland, when the circus would come to town, they would have a big parade that ended with the elephants being lead down to Lake Neuchatel for a dip in the lake. It was quite a spectacle with large crowds turning out to watch the elephants frolic in the lake. 

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Here's a new addition to my #onBlackCollection  of images.  I took this last weekend on a workshop scouting trip to Volunteer Park in North Seattle. Volunteer Park is pretty and houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a historic water tower.  You can go up in the tower and get a nice view of the Seattle skyline, but not a photographic view. 

This was a bush near the water reservoir.  I'm not sure what it is so any help identifying it would be appreciated. (BTW: it's a brilliant candy apple red).

A special note to my friends +Kari Johnson and +Jerry Johnson - No tulips yet except in the Conservatory so I thought I would share this image with you.  It wouldn't be too much longer before the tulips are in full bloom.  

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I mostly share Black and White images but once and a while I like to share something with a little bit of color. 

A few weeks ago I spent a wonderful "spring" weekend in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the Rowena Cliff overlook the crocus were already blooming.  I should mention that the ticks were already out and about  even though it was only mid February. A day after taking this shot I found one of the nasty beasties attached to my shoulder. I should have taken a picture of that too ! Oh well, I was raelly only thinking about getting it pulled off. 

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Yesterday I went to the annual tulip festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  It was a beautiful day, though a few puffy clouds would have given my landscape images a bit more of a punch.  Perhaps next year.

A tulip for my friends +Jerry Johnson and +Kari Johnson. Also a tulip for +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut

The images was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Adobe Photoshop  NIK #CEP4  and Nik #SEP2  +Nik Collection by Google In Photoshop, the Orton effect was added using +Tony Kuyper's TKPanel.  After processing, a copper tint was added to the image using Silver Effects Pro 2.  I also tried, and liked, a selenium tone but decided to go with the copper instead because I really liked the copper toned flower that +Enrique Pelaez shared some time back.



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My pleasure ♥
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Here's a long exposure taken at Zion National Park last week.  This is near weeping rock. This a 60 second exposure using my new Lee filter kit. I used both the Big Stopper (10 stop ND filter) and the .3 graduated Neutral Density filter. It was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom+Adobe Photoshop+Nik Collection by Google  #CEP4 , and #SEP2 .  

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+Monochrome Monday  #monochromeMonday  
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
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#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
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+Tony Phillips Thank you.  This was the only day that had nice clouds while I was there.  
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My friend +Brian Dukes has been sharing his on - black animal series. A while back he shared a picture of a Rhino.  I don't have a lot of animal photos to play with but in a playful gesture I would like to play a round of on black poker. So +Brian Dukes , I see your full sized rhino and raise you a small rhino. :-)

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

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#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
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looking forward to it +Charles Lupica 
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I was out scouting locations to add to a photo tour / photography workshop in Seattle.  This photo was taken from the Kerry Park overlook, easy to argue that this is the best spot in Seattle to take Seattle skyline pictures.  This is also a popular place to take blue hour and evening images, though a couple of other spots may vye for best spot to shoot at night. 

Of course, that's the Space Needle in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. [ locally referred to reverently as, "The Mountain". ] Many years ago, I had an office down there in that urban jungle.  Standing at my window, I could see Mt Rainier way off to my left, with a magnificent view of Elliott Bay. 


#Seattle   #seattleskyline   #MtRainier   #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG  

About this photograph. This is a single exposure using a circular polarizer.  The sky and the building were processed separately in +Nik Collection by Google  #sep2   #silverEffectsPro2   #CEP4 , +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Adobe Photoshop  #Canon   #canonPhotography   #CanonMark5DMKII  

  #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro+BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro+BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro+BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
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+Jean-Luc Lemonnier Thank you
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Last weekend I visited the Columbia River Gorge; which separates Washington and Oregon. If you drive up on to the plateau near Hood River Oregon, this is the view you might see.  I thought the clouds, and even the contrails were interesting.  I used my tripod with a very small aperture to capture this unenhanced sunburst. [ By unenhanced I mean that I didn't add an overlay in Photoshop. I worked only with the pixels that were there ] 

I found this spot quite by accident. We were out touring the countryside and stopped into a little local restaurant (The Crooked Tree Tavern), to have a bite to eat.

Many of the views of Mt. Hood, along the main road, were quite spectacular but we were still looking for that "one spot".  We took our cameras into the restaurant with us so that we could review the morning's images.  The restaurant owner saw all the camera gear and asked if we would be interested in knowing his favorite spot in the area.  After we ate, we followed his directions and were greeted by this view of Mt. Hoot. Not only that, from this vantage place we could see Mt St. Helens on the other side of the river and in the distance, we could see Mt. Rainier. Wow, what a spot.

I would love to take a workshop group back to the Columbia River Gorge to photograph the waterfalls, overlooks and Mt. Hood. +Scott Thomas and +Charles Lupica, in conjunction with +256 Shades of Gray, are in the planning stage of putting together several workshops sometime later this year. Getting all of the permits, licences, insurance and business details in order takes time but we're still hopeful that we can offer a few workshops this year. 

Charles

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#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

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#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

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A few weeks ago a shared the picture of an American bald eagle that i took at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington.  On a clear day, this is the vista you're presented with you enter the zoo.

This is a 3 image panorama stitched using PTGUI, Processed in +Adobe Photoshop +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and #silverEffectsPro2  in the +Nik Collection by Google 

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#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

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#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

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member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #monochromePhotography
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+Marlène Rak Thank you. It was very impressive to stand there and the mountain. 
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    Geology, 1976 - 1981
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Photographer: One frame at a time, I discover my world™.
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Internationally published fine art, stock image, and independent photographer living in Neuchâtel Switzerland.  

International award winning photographer
1st place winner for my book, "Grand angle sur la Collégiale de Neuchâtel", in the 2013 International Photography Awards ( ipa )

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Founder and curator of many photography themes on G+.  I have curated 

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  • Monochrome Monday
  • Sacred Sunday (founder)
  • Wide Wednesday Panoramas (founder)
  • All Things Monochrome
  • Black and White landscape Wednesday ( closed)
  • European Photo 
Of these, I'm still associated with Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome.

I founded 3 photography communities on G+
  • 52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only)
  • Sacred Sunday 
  • Black and White Photography

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2012 Black and White Fine Art Photographers

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Author of the international award-winning book, "Grand angle sur la Collégiale de Neuchâtel" published by Alphil Editions, www.alphil.ch
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