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Announcing the Winners of Best Mountain Photos Contest | October 2013 and Sharing the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers

Thank you everyone for your participation and for your plusses. I invited you to show us this month your experiment with how you capture scenes with mountain peaks and how the peaks add drama to your mountain scenes, and you responded enthusiastically with 96 submissions of what this means to you. We've enjoyed seeing a lot of amazing mountain peak photos coming in from across the globe. We also had the oppurtunity to meet with a number of new mountain photographers. I regret to tell that unfortunately some of the entries had to go out of play due to the failure of following the contest rules. (If you have uploaded photo to the contest but are not included in this circle, it's because you are not following the page and it cannot interact with you.)

Note: The Best Mountain Photos Contests starts on the first Wednesday of each month and the event details are announced publicly beforehand on the page stream of +Mountain Photos theme page. 

Now, here are the results based on +1's received from the Google+ user event visitors:

FIRST PLACE WINNER (80 Votes):
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/gallery/ce7ahms82drcrv14aic9cls6kr0?pid=5930257291557234754&oid=100821803684033449168
Congratulations +Jacob Adamiec!

SECOND PLACE WINNER (79 Votes):
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/gallery/ce7ahms82drcrv14aic9cls6kr0?pid=5930266905780218034&oid=107950001167196152059
Congratulations +Günter Schurr!

THIRD PLACE WINNER (75 Votes ):
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/gallery/ce7ahms82drcrv14aic9cls6kr0?pid=5930260396186902370&oid=108355949967935859232
Congratulations +Piedmont OuttaBounds!

And here is the Winners' Choice Winner that 3 winners above scored top:

WINNERS' CHOICE WINNER:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/gallery/ce7ahms82drcrv14aic9cls6kr0?pid=5930281456210746498&oid=117711274871601942487
Congratulations +Samuel Rémy!

In addition to the amazing winners, there are many other fascinating mountain photos participated in the contest. For a slideshow of all great entries, go to: https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/ce7ahms82drcrv14aic9cls6kr0 and click on slideshow button!

See you in the next monthly Best Mountain Photos Contest ;)

+Baki Karacay 
Curator of +Mountain Photos 
http://gplus.to/mountainphotos

PS. For the previous contests and circles, see the Links at the bottom of About page. 

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Introducing the Winner's Choice Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on 3 winners' votes.)
Congratulations +Günter Schurr!
Go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/104595645252059205464/posts/H14zWxkcZkV for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/cvu6ecc1rn7affrj2kalaqq9s0c and click on slideshow button!
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Introducing the 1st Place Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on public votes –plusses– given by Google+ users.)
Congratulations +Dalibor Pačić!
Go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/104595645252059205464/posts/H14zWxkcZkV for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/cvu6ecc1rn7affrj2kalaqq9s0c and click on slideshow button!
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Announcing the Winners of Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013 and Sharing the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers

Thank you everyone for your participation and for your plusses. I invited you to show us the power of natural light in your mountain shots this month and you responded enthusiastically with more than 120 submissions of what this means to you and with ways using light to inspire you. You showed us how the light makes your photo magical and different, and told us your wonderful stories of your experiments. We've enjoyed seeing a lot of amazing mountain photos coming in from across the globe. The event was an awesome display of beauty, and you took our breath away with your shots all from Peru to New Zeland, from Norway to Alaska! We had the oppurtunity to meet with a lot of new mountain photographers, too. I regret to tell that unfortunately some of the entries had to go out of play due to the failure of following the contest rules. (If you have uploaded photo to the contest but are not included in this circle, it's because you are not following the page and it cannot interact with you.)

Note: The Best Mountain Photos Contests starts on the first Wednesday of each month and the event details are announced publicly beforehand on the page stream of +Mountain Photos theme page. 

Here are the results based on +1's received from the Google+ user event visitors:

FIRST PLACE WINNER (200 Votes):
Congratulations +Dalibor Pačić!

SECOND PLACE WINNER (171 Votes):
Congratulations +Edith Kukla!

THIRD PLACE WINNER (135 Votes ):
Congratulations +Stefan Brenner!

And here is the Winners' Choice Winner that 3 winners above scored top among their candidates:

WINNERS' CHOICE WINNER:
Congratulations +Günter Schurr!

In addition to the amazing winners, there are many other fascinating mountain photos participated in the contest. For a slideshow of all great entries, go to: https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/cvu6ecc1rn7affrj2kalaqq9s0c and click on slideshow button!

Hope you all enjoyed it and had fun also. See you in the next Best Mountain Photos Contest ;)

+Baki Karacay 
Curator of +Mountain Photos 
http://gplus.to/mountainphotos

PS. For the previous contests and circles, see the Links at the bottom of About page. 

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Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013

Come enjoy! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!

As a change, in this month's Mountain Photos Contest there will also be one Winners' Choice Winner!

Monthly Theme – Photos of mountains that show the power of light
I invite you to show us your experiment with how you catch the light with your camera. Show us in your entry the power of light that add drama to your mountain scenes. Show us how the changing light affects the mood and tone of your mountain shot; the way light might fall on a mountain's face, cast a shadow across its surface, expose beams of light, or play with color in your mountain scene.

All the photos entered must have a mountain as the main subject. Photos of a piece of land without a mountain view are ineligible.

Schedule – Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time August 7th, 2013 Wednesday when participants can add photos to this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), August 12th 2013 Monday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! 

How to Enter
–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.
–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.
–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Post in your comments a few words of a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).

Rules For A Fair Play
–Entries should not be tagged. (In order to avoid earlier tags, upload your photo to the event directly from your disk instead of from your earlier G+ albums.)
–An entry can be changed any time, but the previous entry must be removed before uploading the new one. 
–All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction.)
–All votes must be provided from the event page only.
 
Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disqualification.

Jury – The jury is the event page visitors, including the participants themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures.

Results – At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos will be selected as  winners and be announced to public on the theme page stream, and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | August 2013" will be shared publicly. 

In this month's Mountain Photos Contest there will also be one Winners' Choice Winner! (By attending the contest, the participants will agree in advance that they have accepted to choose one Winners' Choice Winner at the end of the contest in case their entries become one of winners.

The winners will also be promoted in the page curator's personal stream.

We look forward to seeing what comes in this month's Mountain Photos Contest!

Good luck and cheers,
+Baki Karacay
Curator of +Mountain Photos   
http://gplus.to/mountainphotos

PS. This is your theme page and your event! It is as you make it! Share your best shots and most importantly have fun! Also feel free to reshare this event. The more you share, the more followers the page has and the more visible your contributions are.

A public event created by +Mountain Photos Photography Theme Page

(You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos Theme Page.)

#photo #photography #photocontest #mountainphotos #mountains #mountainphotocontest #mountainphotoscontest #event #photographycontest #photographycompetition
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Introducing the 2nd Place Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | July 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on public votes –plusses– given by Google+ users.)
Congratulations +Dalibor Pačić!
Go to http://goo.gl/6YpFm for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/c3ms76p5pvn9kg42ooqkupc3ejg
Please click the photo to comment on the original post.
 
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Come enjoy! Have fun and learn from the successes and mistakes of your fellow G+ photographers! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!

Monthly Theme –Photos of mountains with a peak.
I invite you to show us your experiment with how you capture scenes with mountain peaks. It can be a snow-capped or cloud-capped mountain peak, or a mountain peak captured at dawn, or at sunset, or at night! Peaks reflected on a lake or covered with trees! It can be one under starry sky, or under moon, or even under bright blue Milky Way, or can be under totally crystal-clear skies! Show us how the peaks add drama to your mountain scenes, how a peak affects the mood of your mountain shot. Let us see your surprising scenes from around the globe.  Remember, as a rule, all the photos entered must have a mountain with a peak as the main subject. Photos of a piece of land without a mountain view are ineligible.

IMPORTANT!
As a new rule, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Winners of this month's contest will be asked to choose the Winners' Choice Winner at the end of the contest! However, they will agree in advance not to run as a competitior in the next month's contest in order to give chance to other participants! The same way, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners of the last month are kindly asked not to run as a competitor in this month's contest but are most welcomed to vote for their favorite entries as a jury!

Schedule – Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time October 2nd, 2013 Wednesday when participants can add photos to this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), October 7th, 2013 Monday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! 

How to Enter
–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.
–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.
–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Post in your comments a few words of a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).

Rules For A Fair Play
–Entries should be uploaded to the event directly from your disk instead of from your earlier G+ albums.
–Entries should not be tagged.
–All votes must be provided from the event page only.
–An entry can be changed any time, but the previous entry must be removed before uploading the new one. 
–All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction.)
 
Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disqualification.

Jury – The jury is the event page visitors, including the participants themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures.

Results – At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos will be selected as  winners and be announced to public on the theme page stream, and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | October 2013" will be shared publicly. There will also be one Winners' Choice Winner! (By attending the contest, the participants will agree in advance that they have accepted to choose one Winners' Choice Winner at the end of the contest in case their entries become one of winners.) The winners might also be promoted in the page curator's personal stream.

We look forward to seeing what comes in this month's Mountain Photos Contest!

Good luck and cheers,
+Baki Karacay
Curator of +Mountain Photos   
http://gplus.to/mountainphotos

PS. This is your theme page and your event! It is as how you make it! Share your best shots and most importantly have fun! Also feel free to reshare this event. The more you share, the more followers the page has and the more visible your contributions are.

A public event created by +Mountain Photos Photography Theme Page

(You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos Theme Page.)

#photo #photography #photocontest #mountainphotos #mountains #mountainphotocontest #mountainphotoscontest #event #photographycontest #photographycompetition
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Introducing the 2nd Place Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on public votes –plusses– given by Google+ users.)
Congratulations +Edith Kukla!
Go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/104595645252059205464/posts/H14zWxkcZkV for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/cvu6ecc1rn7affrj2kalaqq9s0c and click on slideshow button!
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Introducing the 3rd Place Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | August 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on public votes –plusses– given by Google+ users.)
Congratulations +Stefan Brenner !
Go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/104595645252059205464/posts/H14zWxkcZkV for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/cvu6ecc1rn7affrj2kalaqq9s0c and click on slideshow button!
Please click the photo to comment on the original post.
 
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Introducing the 1st Place Winner of the Best Mountain Photos Contest | July 2013 organized by +Mountain Photos Theme Page (Based on public votes –plusses– given by Google+ users.)
Congratulations +Shawn McClure!
Go to http://goo.gl/6YpFm for the Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers.
For a slideshow of all amazing mountain photos, go to: 
https://plus.google.com/events/gallery/c3ms76p5pvn9kg42ooqkupc3ejg
Please click the photo to comment on the original post.
 
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Mountain Photos Photography Theme Page for High Quality Sharing People
Introduction
So many of us are drawn to mountains. They are our secret escape to peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the daily life. For some of us, mountains personify our spirit and make us feel that they are part of us. Mountains reflect the dichotomy of our inner and outer world sometimes, being calm and benevolent guarding the fertile valleys below, while having ferocious storms wreaking havoc on their rocky peaks. For some, grandeur of mountains are the domains of gods, where few people dare to go. And for some, they are the place of eternal rest because they chose to go. No wonder, mountains are spiritual icons for many of us.

Mountain Photos All Week Theme Page was started in May 2012 by Baki Karacay to promote the high quality sharing members of amazing mountain photos by giving them a place to display and maximize the visibility of their work and to encourage collaborative learning between photographers.

To view the slideshow of all amazing mountain photos contributed by great photographers, go to: http://goo.gl/KZvTl (Scroll down, click on a photo and choose Slideshow.)

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October 2012 Update on Page Policy
We've now had over 1,300 shared amazing photos on this page since the launch in May 2012. With the growing number of participants, I encourage automatic resharing created by tagging your photo with the page name for an immediate show up on the page stream. (Read goo.gl/w7Y16 to send your shots on top of the page stream.) Besides organizing events and sharing circles (see the Links at the bottom), I am trying to check, tag and plus every contribution to help them reach maximum visibility but it seems only from time to time I will be able to comment; eg. to welcome a new participant. Please note that each of your contributions are reshared on the page stream through tagging the page to be followed by over 2,200 mountain photo lovers. If you've contributed but cannot see your photo on the page stream, please read the following tips.


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Page Policy and Participation
This page works with automatic resharing created by tagging your photo with the page name for an immediate show up on its stream. As reshares by tagging are limited (not public), only the +Mountain Photos page followers can see the contributed mountain photos on this page.

Participation is possible only after you Follow this theme page (ADD +Mountain Photos to your circles). To share your photos on this theme page, use the following steps:
  • Ensure +Mountain Photos is in your circles. (Pages cannot interact with your posts  unless you add them to your circles first.)
  • Tag your photo with the page name +Mountain Photos or let me tag it for you. (How to add a name tag?) If you are not able to tag your photos with this page, please send me a message and let me know.
And your photo will show up on the Page Stream of +Mountain Photos as well as on the profiles of all page members (in addition to your public post). All comments and +1's will be on your photo in your album. In this way, your photo will reach maximum visibility and will also be placed in Mountain Photos Page Album. At first yourt tag wll need to be accepted by the page but once you contribute your shot to +Mountain Photos theme page, I will add you to the page's VIP circle and from then onward your photo will immediately show up on the Page Stream of +Mountain Photos theme page upon your tagging.

That's all! However, if you want me to tag your mountain photo, I need you add the tag +Mountain Photos and/or +Baki Karacay when posting your mountain photo to make sure that I will be notified of your post. (Follower mountain photographers will appreaciate this as the visibility of tags on your posts will also help more people discover this theme page.) You can also include #mountainphotos so that anyone may easily search using the hashtag and view yours among all of the entries! 


Or copy and paste the following text block into your post and G+ will convert it to linked mentions.

#mountainphotos +104595645252059205464 by +110677398294417149146

That's it. And then have fun and enjoy everyone's Mountain Photos everyday on your stream and on Mountain Photos theme page and Album!

One last word: Please feel free to contribute your mountain photos any day of the week and interact with each other on the larger lightbox view of images. I will take care of the page stream to be dominated by amazing mountain photos.

Remember, the purpose of +Mountain Photos theme page is to have fun and learn collaboratively. Your suggestions are always welcomed. 

So, get your best "Mountain Photos" ready to share, we look forward seeing them!

— Best Mountain Photos Contest
+Mountain Photos Theme Page organizes Best Mountain Photos (BMP) Contest for its followers starting from the first Wednesday of each month.
Follow the Links below for all BMP contest events.

Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers
+Mountain Photos Theme Page releases Circle of Best Mountain Photos Contest Photographers along with the announcement of Contest Winners at the end of each contest.
Follow the Links below for announcements of BMP contest results.

— Mountain Photos Contributors (MPC) Circle
+Mountain Photos Theme Page releases Mountain Photos Contributors (MPC) Circle from time to time.
Follow the Links below for the most recent MPC circle release.

 Circle of Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP)
+Mountain Photos Theme Page releases updated and 100% validated quality Circle of Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMP) selected from around the globe from time to time.
Follow the Links below for the most recent AMP circle release.

Thank you!
Baki Karacay, Curator


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