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Jacques Cloutier
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Attended Concordia Univ. Honours Philosophy/Psychology
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Here's a great way to expand your visibility if you are relatively unknown. +Peter From should be thanked for his generous initiative!
 
The NEW USER PROMOTION CIRCLE –– First Version –– Announcement

#CircleSharingForThePeopleNUPC1 

READ the whole post BEFORE you ask for inclusion. Thank you!

Next Monday it will be time to share the first validated New User Promotion Circle (NUC). This is a circle for users that are new to Google+ and/or have less than 1000 followers but still have good photography in their feeds.
It's all about being seen –– and this circle will help these users to get the attention they deserve. It's the perfect circle to be in (and the only one for that matter) if you want your work promoted a bit quicker throughout the G+ community.

This will be a great circle to add as well for those of you that have plenty of followers. Why? Because the circle will contain skilled photographer's you might not have found otherwise. If you know someone in need of a push forward here on G+, let them know about this circle.

If YOU want to hop on the NUC train, do the following:

1. Help spread the word and reshare this announcement post. Why? If you think you should be promoted, you should be willing to do the same for your fellow photographers. Simple as that.

2. Ask for inclusion in the comments and please state HOW MANY followers you have and that you HAVE reshared. I will check every feed.

3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIFS, blog post teasers etc., I might not add you to the circle. The NUC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.

NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the NUC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared this announcement post and let me know that you did so.

*This announcement post is hash-tagged with #CircleSharingForThePeopleNUPC1 so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. I will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.* 

Here is an excellent add-on that will help you to mute the reshares: http://code.google.com/p/nonplus/

Cheers!
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Thanks for this share +Jacques Cloutier !  +Peter From I've shared it on my feed and I have 252 followers. :)  Thanks for this great promotion circle.  I love meeting new photographers here on G+! :)
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A great way to get familiar with all the resources available from G+
Thanks for your work +Denis Labelle
 
Google & Google+
New Google and Google+ users (expand the post to see more)

How to:
. Google+ > goo.gl/4UzwV
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. Gmail > goo.gl/ZxQmW
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. YouTube > goo.gl/k7RuQ
. Google Enterprise > goo.gl/ToQDt
Banner by +Yasuo Maeda.
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You're welcome +Jacques Cloutier.
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All captured during a three months photo and trekking binge in the fall of 2011 in Utah, Arizona and Colorado... Heading back again in September 2012 for 10 weeks... anybody interested in sharing some parts of this adventure?
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Thanks for kind words! +Aileen Sorenson 
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A lot of talent in this circle, take a look!
 
The Amazing Photographer's Circle (APC) –– Revised Version, Part 1

And the time has come to reshare my popular validated Amazing Photographer's Circle again. In here you will find great creative photographer's from all over the globe. If you want to spice up your feed with some stunning photography, you really should add Part 1 and 2 of the APC to your circles. I am honored and very proud to present and promote this circle.

Do YOU want to be included in the next revision of the APC? Then do the following:

1. Reshare BOTH parts (1 & 2) of the APC in your feed. Start with this before you ask for inclusion. WHY??? you cry out! Beacuse... If you want to be promoted in this circle, it is just fair that you help promote your fellow photographer's as well. You all benefit from that. If you don't like that, it's fine, but do NOT ask for inclusion. No resahre, no inclusion –– NO exceptions.

2. Let me know in the comments that you wish to be included.

3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. (If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, YouTube clips, GIFS etc., I might not add you to the circle. The APC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.

NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the APC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared BOTH circle posts and let me know that you did so.

Enjoy....

Cheers and enjoy the ETPC.
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For your enjoyment!
 
"Maelstrom" , North Shore Kauai, Hawaii near the Kilauea Lighthouse

This was my first upload to G+ on July 1st. I think that 6 people here knew about me back then, so here is a repost!
(Expand post for the gory details, and click to see the big version!)

Details

Canon 5D

Canon 17-40L @ 27
0.6-second exposure @F14
LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm) 0.9 + 0.6
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
ISO 50
No polarizer
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol-grip ball head

The Story (this area is called the Mokolea Lava Pools)


What you are looking at here was almost my last few moments of my life. I had heard that there was a blowhole on the north shore of Kauai. Most people that visit the island have seen the Sprouting Horn blowhole on the south side near Poipu. But this one is more violent and little known.

On the top left of the frame is a 20 foot wave crashing over a 20 foot tall lava shelf. The water that you see going down the blowhole is from a previous wave combined with water from when the blowhole previously erupted.

The best time to see this spectacle is at sunrise at high tide during the winter storm season which starts in November and ends in April. To get here, Head to the Kilauea lighthouse. About 1 mile before the lighthouse, there is a road angling at a 45° angle on the right side of the road. I forget the name of the road. Drive down that road for 1/2 mile and park on the side in the gravel. If it is dry you can drive almost all the way down if you have a 4 Wheel Dr. vehicle. But if it is wet it is even difficult to walk on this slippery road. Do not attempt to drive all the way if it is wet!



To get this shot:

1. Get up 2 hours before sunrise.... on your vacation.
2. Put on your old shoes and shorts that are destined to become stained with red mud.
3. Drive to the trail head (Right turn before the Kilauea Lighthouse.)
4. Make sure there are decent clouds before committing to the hike down.
5. Get out your flashlight. I have a wind-up one so no worry about batteries.
6. Navigate the extremely slippery trail, in the dark, often on all-fours, for 1/2 mile
7. Ignore the strange noises in the dense steamy jungle... if you can.
8. Watch the surf for at least 20 minutes to determine a safe place to be.
9. Hand-hold the camera to get the settings right before heading into the water.
10. Set up the tripod and composition just before the next wave hits.
11. Make the exposure and run!
12. As you run, make sure to avoid spilling too much blood extracted by the sharp lava rock!

Other stuff

My pictures are featured on the front page of California Governor, Jerry Brown's website http://gov.ca.gov

Resources

I wrote a 325 eBook that describes exactly how I went about learning photography starting in 2006. I did not learn the usual way. I have studied the great masters of painting and hope to find that light in the real world.

http://www.patricksmithphotography.com/Photography_Book.html


A great weather mashup map of the world with local temperatures, weather and nice popups. See where it is hot and not! (Must wait for slow commercials first, but worth it!)
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose 'North Pacific from Global')
http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/index2.shtml

Or Here:
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

http://www.californiacoastline.org/

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Great photo and post! Stoked to meet you!
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View of beautiful valley near Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
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Tres belle photo bravo
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For those interested in sharing and enjoying each other's work!
 
+10000 Photographers around the World - Circle 3.0 (first edition)

All members of the group 10000 Photographers around the World
are now urged to share this brand new Photographer - Circles!

Important: Those, who do not publicly share this circles will not be included in the next circle! It's that simple! And that's only fair!

If you want also to become a member of Group "10.000 Photographers around the World", please read the rules of +10000 Photographers around the World share this circle, give +1 to this circle and comment here to this original post and circle!
See the wonderful Group-List +10000 Photographers around the World here:
http://www.group.as/10000+photographers+around+the+world/

If you are a photographer and you are already in the circles of +Robert SKREINER and +Robert SKREINER - PHOTOGRAPHY , but not in the group and not in the circles, so please post also here!

+Colby Brown +Star Rush - +Victor Bezrukov - +Leanne Staples - +Athena Carey - +Kjetil Greger Pedersen - +Takahiro Yamamoto - +Jessy Eykendorp - etc.
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All captured during a three months photo and trekking binge in the fall of 2011 in Utah, Arizona and Colorado... Heading back again in September 2012 for 10 weeks... anybody interested in sharing some parts of this adventure?
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Wwwwooowww
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A lot of talent in this circle as well, take a look!
 
The Amazing Photographer's Circle (APC) –– Revised Version, Part 2

Here's part 2 of the APC. Ask for inclusion in the first post BUT reshare both to get included in the next revision.

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Space Time Beauty Inspiration Just relax, enjoy and appreciate. If you see and recognize beauty it is also within yourself... +Peter Galazka
 
Yosemite Time Lapse: Shawn Reeder's 'Yosemite Range Of Light' Film Will Blow Your Mind (VIDEO)
AMAZING! ♥♥♥
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Served my country, raised a big family, now seeing the world on my own time and sharing the beauty through Photography
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