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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://get.google.com/albumarchive/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://get.google.com/albumarchive/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 C. 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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Very artistic selection of photos.
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"Whale Ahoy!" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Whale Ahoy!
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #digitalmanipulation #digitalart #whale   #roundabout   #israel  

Somewhere on the roundabout at the crossing of Altneuland and Yeshayahu Leibowitz Roads, Herzliya, Israel.

Best viewed in light box/larger size (http://goo.gl/RCjwXH)

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/mx3pDzweL1R2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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Bello!!
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"Luak Esplenade" by +Iva Pas Photography for +Artistic Google 
A beautiful other worldly interpretation by Iva.
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Hi
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"Pumpkins" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Pumpkins
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #digitalmanipulation #digitalart #pumpkin  

Somewhere on the Stampachweg, Diegten, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland.

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/zSSgscuwWgS2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Largo do Boticário" by +Patrick Sheeran for +Artistic Google
 
Largo do Boticário (Apothecary's Square) is a historical site and was once home to many well-known figures in Brazilian society and was host to many parties and social events. It was also in a scene from the James Bond classic Moonraker.
A digitally modified Google Street View found here: https://goo.gl/maps/ZF467ogxJTo
for +Artistic Google , +Jan McCartney , +Rob Robinson , +Jamal Masood , +Hazel C. and me.
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"Carousel" by +Patrick Sheeran for +Artistic Google
 
A nice trip to the Boston Common usually results in the kiddies being drawn to the carousel, to cool off and to check out the animals.
A digitally modified Google Street View found here: https://goo.gl/maps/mdijm5oP61H2
for +Artistic Google , +Jan McCartney , +Rob Robinson , +Jamal Masood , +Hazel C. and me.
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"Ambanja - central market" by +Chryssa Kotsanidou for +Artistic Google

A vibrant, colourful work of art with a fine musical accompaniment. (Jamal)
 
Ambanja - central market in Madagascar.
Digitally modified from a Google Street View image: goo.gl/maps/zroqs5N3PG42
Pa Joe - Obaa y Ewa: youtu.be/8EqVYFF_tyU
For +Artistic Google's project. If you want to participate,  follow the instructions here:  bit.ly/2aURcGf
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Very kind of you to share +Jamal Masood (CuriousJM), but I wouldn't mind if you don't. I wish you well.
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"Bridge Over River Pirai" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Bridge Over River Pirai
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Bridge on Route 4 near the town of Montero, Bolivia.

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/XpMzBmqFHZC2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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"Bonita" by +Patrick Sheeran for +Artistic Google
 
Since the Olympics are over I would bet there a few rooms available at the Bonita hotel and Hostel in Rio de Janeiro.
A digitally modified Google Street View found here: https://goo.gl/maps/KZtTwZEWzoz
For +Artistic Google , +Jan McCartney , +Rob Robinson , +Jamal Masood , +Hazel C. and me.
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"Av. Ribeira das Naus" by +Iva Pas Photography for +Artistic Google 
Gorgeous interpretation by Iva of this scene in Lisbon. (Hazel)
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"Pedra do Arpoador" by +Patrick Sheeran for +Artistic Google
A trip to Rio for the Olympics!
 
I think a little trip to Rio de Janeiro for +Artistic Google and the Olympics is in order. This is a popular spot to watch the sunsets and check out the surfers called Pedra do Arpoador.
A digitally modified Google Street View found here: https://goo.gl/maps/UiPAqXEb5WB2
+Jan McCartney , +Rob Robinson , +Jamal Masood , +Hazel C. and me.
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"Portrait Of A Camel" by +Jamal Masood for +Artistic Google
 
Portrait Of A Camel
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #digitalmanipulation #digitalart #camel   #sharjah  

Somewhere in Brashi region of Sharjah, UAE

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/q8wTwaZ8HLR2.

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

Credits: Mapcrunch (http://www.mapcrunch.com/s/448115_ea2bba32)

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