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Charles Lupica
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Redmond, WA
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This peak is called Feejoch and the smaller peak to the right is the Matterhorn, or as the Swiss French call it, Le Cervin. The picture was taken on the terrace of a Tea Room in Riederalp; which is actually a long way from the Matterhorn.  It is however, situated right next to the Aletsch Glacier, the largest Glacier in Europe.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aletsch_Glacier

I can't remember the processing I did on this even though it was just last night.  I can say I used #silverefexpro2 +Nik Photography. I do remember adding a slight selenium tone to it.  I also added more sharpening than usual because there's a lot of distance between the camera and the mountains and that tends to soften the image. Adding more sharpening means adding more noise, in general.  Because of the extra noise I added some noise reduction to the sky using the brush in Lightroom.  I was cropped in lightroom. 

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#natureartthursday +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard , +Dane Clingan
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +*** , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
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I was out hiking with my dog this afternoon and I wanted to get a shot of this farm.  The farm is also a BnB and a client of mine.  I may give her a copy of this as it wasn't commissioned but I think she'll like it. 

BnB Les Gümmenen at Tete de Ran in the Swiss Jura.  I hope you'll find this to be a good example of leading lines and the rule of thirds.

Processed in NIK CEP4 - Tonal Contrast
Spot removal in PS CC
Cropped, adjusted, noise reduction and export via Lightroom CC. 



#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#FourSeasonsFriday +Four Seasons Friday curated by +Stephonie A Schmitz
#ruralsaturday +#RuralSaturday curated by +Mario Cerroni and +Linda Stokes
#snowysaturday +#SnowySaturday curated by +John Fujimagari
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +*** , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
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+Elles Swarttouw This in the Swiss Jura and it is very pretty at just about any time of year. 
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I was going through some old photos (2010) and I came across this picture of a musician in a guggenmusic band.  I thought this would look great so I processed this in B&W trying to emulate the great work on my friend +Marie LAIGNEAU.  If you haven't seen her street photography, you're missing a real treat.  
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+Anna Rimovska Thank you.
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#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
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#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#mytowntuesday +My Town Tuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#textureblendphotography +Texture Blend Photography curated by +Gemma Costa
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +*
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +* , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#HQSP Urban & Street Photos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Rhea Surgimath +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
+Photo Mania Schweiz  #photomaniaschweiz  
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Some of you may recognize this iconic mountain as Mt. Rainer; which dominates the Seattle skyline on a clear day.  I took this picture close to 20 years ago on a business trip from Seattle to San Francisco. I flew this route many times but only saw "The Mountain" like this once.

I've been a bit scarce lately and may get even more scarce.  I'm neck deep, and I do mean neck deep in moving boxes, old furniture and stuff I've moved once too many times. 

Over the coming weeks, and possibly months ( aargh), I'll be packing, moving, cleaning, painting, and leaving Switzerland to make my way back to Seattle.  Leaving Switzerland is incredibly expensive and incredibly involved.  I can't move until I have an address and, even then, the movers won't come until the local authorities clear me for leaving.  

My wife is the vanguard and she arrived in Redmond, Wa last week. She found us an apartment, bought a car, got insurance and is trying to get re-acclimated to being in the Pacific Northwest. Being out of the country means we have a credit score of Zero.  That's better than a bad score but only by a little. While I'm here trying to finish up so my son and I can leave, she'll be wading through the bureaucracy to try to get the essentials we need, including an address for the movers. 

So, if I'm not here on G+ very much, you know I'm buried in a pile of stuff wondering how I got so much worthless junk and how to get rid of it, or perhaps Ill be on a plane somewhere. 

Best regards
Charles
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Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to all.

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I'm sure this is being over used but i want to get in on the fun of #autoawesome  and falling snow.  I was working on a project earlier and this image came up snowing.  Now, I'm been trying to do this on purpose but it's only by accident that I got it to work.
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beautiful scene a shot!
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Our Black and White photography learning project is now "recruiting" for 2014.  If you're interesting in improving your Black and White photography, 52 Shades of Gray may be the environment you're looking for.  

Please leave comments on the original post !!!

Best regards
Charles
 
It's here!

52 Shades of Gray
2014 Black & White photography workshop sign-up. 

People wishing to join the community should read this post in it's entirety.

 After reading this post, if you're interested in being considered for membership, leave a comment that answers the questions found at the bottom of this post. There is a limited number of spaces available so please answer the questions completely. 

What is 52 Shades of Gray ?
52 Shades of Gray 2014 is a learning community that stresses a high level of participation.  We share our work and offer critique to each other.  We share detailed explanations of our workflow, our vision for an image and our thought processes.  Some might call this a mentorship program but we like to think of it as a journey of discovery that we take together. 

This is a special, private community for people interested in improving their Black and White photography through the exploration of form, shape, contrast, negative space, attention to detail, composition, post-processing, the Digital Zone System and more.  

The     #52ShadesOfGray  program is a series of assignments and workshops designed to help you see the world around you.  To discover more, to see more, to search the light and the dark.  In short we hope to improve your sense of the world around you, to help you develop your skills as a photographer and to help you find your vision.   The program will last the whole year.  52 Shades of Gray is now about to launch its second year. The project includes lessons, assignments, informal discussions, hangouts, and recorded tutorials. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!  52 Shades of Gray is brought to you by a team of dedicated moderators and teachers.  

PLEASE READ THIS:  Monochrome Photography requires post-processing so,  post processing is a part of the assignments. It's recommended that you have Lightroom, Photoshop, and the #nikcollection  or similar software. This isn't a post-processing workshop as such but, creating your vision in B&W will be a lot easier if you have these programs.  This workshop is to help you take more remarkable photographs by helping you to see the hidden world around you, and to help you increase your understanding of basic and advanced photography / art principles.

The 52 Shades of Gray community is private so that you can explore your vision without it being visible to the public.  The only work shared to G+ is the work you choose to share.

What to expect
52SOG is an assignment based workshop.   During the year there will be approximately 40 assignments requiring new photography.  Some assignments may last more than a week but most will be one week long.  New assignments are posted on Friday.  In addition to 40 assignments, there will be 6 weeks where the assignment is a recap of the more recent unit.

52SOG requires a high level of commitment. 
This means that you will need to spend several hours a week taking images, processing those images, preparing your post, and critiquing the images posted by other community members.

Participation
The heart of 52SOG is participation.  Life is such that no one is expected to participate every week but, inactive members may be asked to resign from the community.  Please don't ask to join if you can't dedicate several hours per week to this journey of discovery. 

What 52SOG is not
• It's not a photography theme. You can't just dump a photo on the
 community and leave.  

• It's not a Project 52.  Most of the time there won't be a specific
 subject to shoot.  It's more concept based. You won't get a lot of
 oohs and aahs and flattery. You will get a lot of honest critique. 
 
• 52 Shades of Gray is not part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers,
 by +Robin Griggs Wood +Tamara Pruessner and +Ron Clifford but,
 +Charles Lupica owes Robin a debt of gratitude for his participation in
 Robin's mentorshipfor mentors program.  The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is a great program so check it out. 

• 52 Shades of Gray is not a technical Photography workshop, it's not
 "Paintography". 

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These are the selection criteria:
• You must be taking and posting photographs regularly on G+, B&W is
 a plus.
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to
 participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
 Taking part in this program will require you to interact with other
 community members.  
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop and will
 commit to the program knowing that it is expected to take place
 throughout the coming year. No one can be expected to participate
 for all 52 weeks; but that is the goal.
 
Please let us know that you're interest in being chosen to participate in 52 Shades of Gray 2014 by answering the following questions in a comment.

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most (especially for B&W conversion)
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph 
4) Aspirations for your B&W photography
5) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS5, Silver Efx Pro, Photomatix
3) Street, landscapes, waterscapes
4) To improve the impact of my images and move beyond snapper with a camera.
7) I hope to be able to participate for all 52 weeks but family, vacation, and work may occasionally get in the way. When they do, I'll try to catch-up as much as I can. 

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NOTICE! … The selections will be made quickly and the program will begin in January 2014. The first assignment will be full of information about getting set up for the program. It will also include an assignment to shoot a new selfie.

NOTE: there will be assignments most weeks and it is expected that all images will be taken during the assignment period unless otherwise noted. 

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The 52SOG team
+Charles Lupica 
+Andy Burke 
+Brian Cox 
+Brian Dukes 
+Jean Michel Missri 
+Ludwig Keck 
+Scott Thomas 
+Travis Rhoads 
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+Carolyn Stewart the waiting list is on +256 Shades of Gray 
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About Me
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 )

"Beta member of G+"

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

  • Food Friday 
  • 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

Contact Info:
Email: clupica at lupicas dot com

(sorry about the breaks in the name but I'm trying to avoid spam)

I support the Best Top Photographer group
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A cool circle I was in
2012 Black and White Fine Art Photographers

Bragging rights
Author of the international award-winning book, "Grand angle sur la Collégiale de Neuchâtel" published by Alphil Editions, www.alphil.ch
Education
  • University of Florida
    Geology, 1976 - 1981
  • University of Colorado at Denver
    Computer Science
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