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Today's HQSP Post of the Day is this wonderful work by +Alex Lapidus shared on the HQSP Monochrome theme.

Selected by +Andy Brown as the best promoted post in HQSP on 3/7/2015
 
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Leave Nothing but Footprints

I did a shoot Sunday night for some friends at Davenport Beach -- more about that soon enough.  This probably isn't what they were expecting... :-).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Kardiyanti Djunaidi .
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Gerard Schmidt  shared on +HQSP Architecture  .

Selected by +Heiko Köster  (+107773073025291449903) as the best promoted in HQSP on Wednesday 1st July 201
 
The Kelpies, “the Helix” park, Falkirk, Scotland
Duke on the left, Baron on right hand side

Summary from Wikipedia: 
The Kelpies are 30 meter high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland.
Kelpie, or water-kelpie, is the Lowland Scottish name given to a malevolent water-spirit or demon inhabiting the lochs and pools of
Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form.










#kelpie   #thekelpies   #falkirk   #nightphotography  #EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec  +Carlos Duarte 
#scotland  #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Gareth Mcguigan  shared on +HQSP Landscape 

Selected by +Anja Wessels  as the best promoted in HQSP on Monday, June 29, 2015
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Alan Majchrowicz shared on +HQSP Landscape 

Selected by +Simon Wareham as the best promoted in HQSP on Saturday, 27 June, 2015
 
Editing and processing is coming along nicely from my Idaho trip. This one is from Stanley Basin in the Sawtooth Mountains, my timing was great as there were lots of pastures and wetlands like this one filled with wildflowers.

#SawtoothMountains   #Idaho   #mountainphotos   #Mountains   #wildflowers   #rockymountains  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza+Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau #BTPLandscapePro - +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by   shared on   

Selected by  as the best promoted in HQSP on Tuesday 23th June, 2015
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Robert Brown  shared on +HQSP Portraits 

Selected by +Anja Wessels as the best promoted in HQSP on Monday, June 22, 2015
 
If you want to get ahead get a hat 3
HP5
Yet another of my old pic's
& happy father's dad, to all you dad's out there.  ;)


#hqspportraits   #monochrome   #portraitphotography   #filmphotography   #monocromeworld  
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Thank's a lot +Anja Wessels  ;)
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Alan Shapiro shared on HQSP Portraits

_Selected by +Igor Schevchenko as the best promoted in HQSP on Thursday, 02nd July 2015 _
 
Still life with old man and young man

Saw this scene the other day before the Pride Parade here in NYC.
Been staring at it ever since. Wondering all sorts of things. Was he aware of the goings on? Does he comb his hair or brush it? What or to whom was he writing? Did he buy the bag himself or was it a gift?
How does this image make you feel? Or what does it make you feel?

#photography #portraitphotography #portraiture #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitopro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #seenandscene   #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers #streetphotography #streetpics #blackandwhitephotography
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Alex Lapidus   shared on  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos 

Selected by  as the best promoted in HQSP on Tuesday 30th June, 2015
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What a great honor, many thanks for your support!
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Piper MacKay  shared on HQSP Animals.

Selected by +Terrie Gray as the best promoted in HQSP on Sunday, June 28, 2015
 
Elephants of Amboseli; one of my favorite reserves in Africa to photograph large herds of Elephants. I loved seeing how green, lush, and vibrant it was just after the raining season. I had not been at this time of year as I always go in the dry season, which also happens to be in the high season. What brought me there this year was the Turkana Festival and Wildlife Safari. It was awesome to be there in the low season, as virtually had the place to ourselves. Since there was so much grass, rather than getting out of the swamps, and racing across the dry savanas, the elephants would stay close long stretches, allowing us quality time to capture incredible images and watch their behavior.
Canon 1DX, ISO 1000, F8, 1/500 focal length 500,
See more images at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Piper-Mackay-Photography/279147408763321?pnref=lhc
‪#‎Africa‬ ‪#‎safari‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎wildlife‬ ‪#‎elephants‬ ‪#‎amboseli‬
#africantuesday ' Open Theme ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +***, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPOtherPro+BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Arman Ayva shared on HQSP Portraits

_Selected by +Igor Schevchenko as the best promoted in HQSP on Thursday, 25th June 2015 _
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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +David D  shared on +HQSP Night 

Selected by +Heiko Köster  (+107773073025291449903) as the best promoted in HQSP on 24th June 2015
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Level four, the best of HQSP gold, promoting photography and beauty on Google Plus.
Introduction

The HQSP Post of the Day Page is part of level 4 in the HQSP pyramid. On this page we share the one, very best photo seen from all of HQSP that day.

 

The theme pages are:

(You can click on the page name to go to the page itself)

The theme pages are:
#hqspanimals | +HQSP Animals 
#hqsparchitecture | +HQSP Architecture
#hqspphotoart | +HQSP Photo Art
#hqspbirds | +HQSP Birds  
#hqspflowers | +HQSP Flowers
#hqsphdr | +HQSP HDR  
#hqsplandscape | +HQSP Landscape
#hqspmacro | +HQSP Macro 
#hqspmonochrome | +HQSP Monochrome
#hqspmotion | +HQSP Motion
#hqspmusic | +HQSP Music 
#hqspnight | +HQSP Night
#hqspportraits | +HQSP Portraits
#hqspurbanstreetphotos | +HQSP Urban & Street Photos   

The community:
HQSP Community

HQSP Gold team picking your best each day: 

Sunday:  +Terrie Gray
Monday:  +Anja Wessels
Tuesday: +Michael Sonntag
Wednesday:  +Heiko Köster
Thursday: +Igor Schevchenko
Friday:  +Andy Brown
Saturday: +Simon Wareham

Owner: 
Anja Wessels

How to share
You cannot share directly with the HQSP Post of the Day page. The photos shared at this page are chosen by the HQSP Gold team. You share with a theme page, we do the rest!


HOW DOES THE HQSP SYSTEM WORK?

There are two ways to participate in the HQSP system.

1. By sharing in the HQSP Community

2. By sharing with the hash tag of a HQSP theme page

In this way you end up at the base of the HQSP pyramid. 


THE PYRAMID

The pyramid has 5 levels:

✔ The base is formed by you, the photographer. You post your photo either by posting your photo with a hash tag of a theme page, or by posting a photo in the HQSP Community. You can also reshare a post you posted public in the community.

✔ Level two is the theme pages. Your photo is shared on the theme page if it is good enough and fits the theme. The theme pages have a group of managers who curate and pick the photos.

✔ Level three is HQSP Promotions. The managers of the theme pages select the best photos shared on the theme pages and take them up to level three.

✔ Level four is HQSP Gold. The HQSP Gold team pics the best form HQSP Promotion on a daily basis. The photographers who make it this far are really good and are shared in the monthly Winners Circle. One post will then be selected by the daily curator to feature on this page as our post of the day.

✔ Level five is HQSP Weekly Winner. Every week there are three winners. The HQSP team nominates 20 photos from HQSP Gold for the vote. The sharers and public can then vote to decide who has shared the best photo of the week. The winners are displayed on the website, in the HQSP Community and on several HQSP pages.

 

HOW DO YOU BECOME A GOLD CONTRIBUTOR?

You can become a gold contributor if you keep the next points in mind when you take a photo:

✔ Is the subject interesting? Almost anything can become interesting by choosing the right perspective, composition and framing.

✔ Playing with DOF, exposure and light/shadow is elementary.

✔ Is it program shooting or manual settings?

✔ Is the photo sharp where it is meant to be sharp?

✔ Is the overall image appealing?

✔ Is the post processing right? Contrast, colour (accuracy and saturation), and brightness.

✔ Is your logo or copyright sign not too dominant

✔ Is your photo not in violation of the HQSP rules  


HQSP RULES

✔ We cannot share your posts if you do not circle us.  This is very important. 

✔ Please do not tag our names or page names in your image. A tagged image will be ignored.

✔ Please do not share albums, share only single images, albums will be ignored.

✔ Please keep your watermarks reasonably sized and positioned.

✔ Please do not share Gif’s, for example the result of Auto Awesome by Google. So no moving photos.

✔ Please do not share photos with text in any form other than logos and copyright a signs. We do not support messages in foreign languages without knowing what we share, that is why we don’t share any messages at all.

✔ Share a maximum of one photo per category/theme per day.  

✔ HQSP can only share photos shared by a person, a photographer. It can be via page, but the name of the photographer should be in the name of the page. We don't share photos posted by accounts that are: a company, a website, a club, etc.

✔ Above all, share your own work with us, have fun and interact with us.

Note! HQSP reserves the right to choose which photos are shared.


RULES FOR HQSP VOTE:

✔ A photographer cannot vote for their own photo

✔ A photographer cannot 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.

✔ Share, promote, get involved and have fun!