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Bringing Google Street View and Artists Together
Introduction
This project started long, long ago in a faraway land when photographer Ken Rathke felt that his creativity needed a boost one rainy day. It began as a a fun experiment with creatively processed images of California and blossomed into a weekly foray to exciting destinations - all virtually of course on the Artistic Google Magic Bus!

So where can we find travel pictures for screen capture and creative processing? Google Maps - Street View is perfect. It's Frugal National Geographic for those of us that like to dream. The challenge is to find the right angle, subject matter, cropping, composition and presentation.

We wanted the images to have a certain raw quality that was already there, but hidden until brought out by the creative mind of the Artistic Googler.

You can see all of our photos albums organized by theme here: https://picasaweb.google.com/104600718104833273883

The instructions are simple: 

1) We announce a new theme location for the tour.

Our current theme is:  Where in the World

2) If you'd like to participate, be sure to circle us.
3) You create a screen captured image from Google Street View. Note that these are the raw images taken by the roving GSV camera (identified by blue lines or orange dots), not the Panoramio or the Geo Panorama ones submitted to Google by photographers (identified by blue squares or blue dots and the photographer's copyright. See the note below about the new Google Maps format).
4) You tart it up any way you like in photo editing and give it a title.
5) Tag your image with +Artistic Google if you would like it to appear in our photo albums.
6) Please make sure to include a link to the original GSV image in your post. Find out how to obtain the link (URL) here:  https://goo.gl/dslh5w
7) Post to Public and tag the curators +Patrick Sheeran, +Rob Robinson, +Jamal Masood, +Hazel Caplen and +Jan McCartney ,
 in your post so we are notified and can reshare it.
8) Enjoy the thunderous applause!

We make an album with all the images submitted for each destination. Check out all of our photo albums by clicking on the Photos tab at top of our page.

We know that tarting up Google Street View images is addictive and you'll want to try lots of them. Because of the curatorial work involved in presenting these albums, though, we'd ask you to send us no more than your 10 best images per tour.

Look on busy streets or down lonely alleys. It's all there for you to get your Mojo going! We want this Art Project theme to make better photo composers and post processing creators out of you. Then you can take your experience at Artistic Google and go out into the Real World and create original Masterpieces all your own.

Let's have fun and create!

*All original images on this G+ Page and shared in connection with the Artistic Google page are copyrighted by Google Maps  from Street View and are being used for the sole purpose of artistic merit and will not be sold or profited from by the posting individuals.

A note on copyright in the new Google Maps format:

In the new Google Maps format, the images are identified by the imagery type shown in the dark grey inset on the top left corner of view. If the inset describes the image as "Street view" or "See inside" then these are acceptable for the Artistic Google album. However if the image is described as "Photo Sphere" or "Photo" then it cannot be shared in the AG Stream and will not be included in the AG Album.

Another acid test is whether the image is copyright © Google or not. If it is, then it can be shared in AG Stream and if it is not, then it will not be shared. The copyright status of each image is clearly shown in the bottom portion of the image.

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About Artistic Google and how to participate

Artistic Google began in 2012 as a a fun experiment with creatively processed images of California and blossomed into a virtual tour of the world on the Artistic Google Magic Bus travelling on Google Street View!

Our photo albums can be viewed at https://picasaweb.google.com/104600718104833273883

How to participate

1) We announce a new theme location for the tour.

Our current theme is:  Where in the World

2) Make sure you have circled us so we can share your work.
3) Create a screen capture from Google Street View. These are the raw images taken by the GSV camera (identified by blue lines or orange dots), NOT the Panoramio or the Geo Panorama ones submitted to Google by photographers (blue squares or blue dots with the photographer's copyright.)
4) Tart it up any way you like in photo editing and give it a title.
5) Include a link to the original Street View image in your post. Find out how to obtain the link (URL) here:  https://goo.gl/dslh5w
6) Post to Public and tag the curators +Patrick Sheeran +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Hazel Caplen and +Jan McCartney in your post so we are notified and can reshare it.

* Original images on this G+ Page and shared in connection with the Artistic Google page are copyrighted by Google Maps  from Street View and are being used for the sole purpose of artistic merit and will not be sold or profited from by the posting individuals.
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"Autumn Trees" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Autumn Trees
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #fall   #autumn   #trees   #kyrgyzstan  

I am always fascinated by the fall colours of trees. Here is another one of my submission of the autumn trees somewhere on highway A363 near Oibulak, Ysyk Kol Province, Kyrgyzstan.

Best viewed in light box/larger size. (https://goo.gl/T9ZnqH)

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/Vj2M81VqMmp.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Wintry Road" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Wintry Road
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #winter   #bulgaria  

An unnamed road somewhere near the village of Gradskovski Kolibi in Boin, Vidin, Bulgaria.

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/txDLSAXhnA62.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Come October" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Come October
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #autumn   #scotland  

Autumn trees somewhere on A95 near Broomhill Railway Station, Highland, Scotland

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/csddsxWPrSA2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Spire of Old Chapel" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Spire of Old Chapel
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview

The East Cemetry in Amble town on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England had two imposing chapels linked by a tall spire. Consecrated in 1878, these chapels fell in disuse and disrepair after the cemetry became full and a new cemetery was created in the west of the town. The chapels were demolised in 1971 but the spire was preserved. (http://www.amble.gov.uk/responsibilities/east-cemetery/)

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/J6wYi4RE3m12.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).

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"Santes Creus Monastery" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Santes Creus Monastery
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #architecture   #spain  

A view of the cloister of Monastery of Santa Maria de Santes Creus in the municipality of Aiguamúrcia, Catalonia, Spain. (Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santes_Creus)

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/k4JG8PFLwJq.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Helmsdale, Scotland" by +Iva Pas Photography for +Artistic Google
Will ye take the high road or the low road? Intriguing processing by Iva. (Hazel)
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"Black Beauty" by +Patrick Sheeran for +Artistic Google
 
I took a little stroll down to Boston Harbor with the Help of Google Street View https://goo.gl/maps/4wM4MaChzQo and came across this beauty, Black Beauty that is!
A digitally modified Google Street View for +Artistic Google , +Jan McCartney , +Rob Robinson , +Jamal Masood , +Hazel C. and me.
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"Sun Shining Through Leafless Trees" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Sun Shining Through Leafless Trees
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview

Somewhere in Chouteau Island Fishing Area, St Louis Riverfront Trail, St. Louis, USA

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street (Inside) View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/C1i37Uu77qp.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Dypfestveien, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway" by +Iva Pas Photography for +Artistic Google

Norwegian coast seen through the eye of an artist. (Jamal)
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"Stade de France" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou for +Artistic Google

Chryssa returns with a hearty "Let the Games begin" and a good luck to all!
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Stade de France
France's national football stadium, the Stade de France, in Saint Denis, Paris, hosted a few hours ago the opening game between France and Romania of 2016 European Championship. (uefa.to/1UlVl8E)
Let's hope to enjoy a good Euro 2016. Bonne chance to your team!

This is a digitally modified picture from a Google Street View image: goo.gl/maps/hYzsRtq38B42, on the idea of +Artistic Google's project.

#euro2016  
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"Putting up the shutters" by +Hazel C. for +Artistic Google
 
Putting up the shutters
A snapshot of life in Jersey in the Channel Islands.
For +Artistic Google #artisticgoogle curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.
This is a digitally processed version of a Google Street View image which can be seen at https://goo.gl/maps/Qhm1HjgX2N82.
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