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There is Light in the Core - Belmonte, #Portugal

Just found in the archives another shot from last Summer vacations at Belmonte, and taken with my old Nikon D3200 camera. Post processed in Lightroom 5.

Happy weekend friends!

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved. 
A member of Best Top Photographer Group (www.besttopphotographer.com

Photo submitted to these amazing Photography pages, managed and curated by these talented Photographers. Please visit them:
+Best Top Photographer Group  Main Editors +Nicole Gruber +Jack Stepanyan +Edward Kowalski +Tony Heyward and Editor in Chief +Rinus Bakker 
And also the +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) +BTP Daily Highlight
#PhotoManiaPortugal +Photo Mania Portugal curated by +Fabs Fabian and +Miguel Almeida
#BTPFlowerPro +BTP Flower Pro curated by +Nicole Gruber +Best Top Photographer Group 
#HQSPFlowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +jon-paul Jones +Maria B-R and +Zita Nahm
#FlowerPower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#FlowerColors +//flower colors//
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro curated by +Janet Clark +Magnus Ericson +Best Top Photographer Group 
#HQSPMacro  +HQSP Macro curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh and +Sandrine Berjonneau
#NatureAndMacroPhotos +NATURE & MACRO Photos by +Robert SKREINER and +Roswitha Böhmer
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen
#MacroMonday +*** curated by +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Sandra Parlow and +Jeff Moreau
#DailyDepthOfField +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig
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Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!

The third circle of this year!
+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. 

You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. 

In this circle: 

- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March
- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)
- And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. 

Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!
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Cerchia degli amici attivi su Google plus

Circle of active friends on Google Plus


Perchè questa cerchia?
1) Per ringraziare i vecchi e nuovi  amici che  vengono a visitare il mio profilo e lasciano un graditissimo commento!
2) Per ringraziare anche le pagine e i loro curatori che condividono il mio lavoro. Io,  che sono anche curatrice di pagine su Google plus,  so quanto impegnativo sia  questo lavoro e quanta passione ci vuole per farlo bene!

Non mettete chiunque nelle vostre cerchie! Inserite persone attive,  che vi risponderanno sempre con tanta gentilezza. Persone che condividono il loro lavoro e il loro pensiero e, se condividono il lavoro di altri , ne danno il giusto credito
Ho inserito anche delle pagine che ritengo facciano un grande lavoro per mantenere sano l'ambiente Google +

Why this group?
1) To thank old and new friends who come to visit my profile and leave a comment most welcome! 
2) To thank also the pages and their curators who share my work. I, who am also the curator of pages on Google plus, I know how challenging this job is and how much passion it takes to do it right! 

Do not put anyone in your circles! Place active people, people that sometimes you will find that you and always respond with such kindness. People who share their work and their thinking and, if they share the work of others, they give proper credit
I also added the pages that I think do a great job to keep the environment healthy Google +

#circlescirclescircles #share #circle     

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and fellow panelists during the first day of the two day conference on Mapping the Mind held in Kyoto, Japan on April 11, 2014. (Photo by Office of Tibet, Japan)
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Travellers and Magicians - Trailer
Uma maravilha de filme!
Veja um bocadinho do que o espera na quinta-feira 
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The New March Circle

Have fun and enjoy all the great people from march.

Happy Friday :)
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Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!

Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky

Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!

#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  

Do you have landscape photographs with strong leading lines?  We would love to see them at the +Landscape Photography Show event that's going on now!!  Here's a link:

https://plus.google.com/events/cdocol2g1g01290bnivfld3nqh4

Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Show !!  We have a new look and a new URL!  Drop the old page and add the NEW page!

+Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  
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Khyentse Norbu a.k.a Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche numa cena "making of" do filme Travellers and Magicians, a ser exibido esta Quinta-Feira no Ciclo de +Songtsen - Casa da Cultura do Tibete / Tibet House Portugal  Não perca.
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Eglise de Campagne - Dordogne, #France

I took this shot last year during my trip to Dordogne. I stopped the car in small yard on the left side of the road and found this little charming church next to the gates to a beautiful Chateau. After taking the pictures we took off, and continued our journey to Cloître-de-Cadouin which was the main destination that afternoon. 
I didn't publish this shot earlier, to be honest, because I didn't take a note with the name of the church and the place. And I didn't want to put as a title Church - #France' . It would be ridiculous, there's lots of them. 
So, you ask, how did I found its name?
Simple. Google Maps. 
I recreated the original route from Saint-Léon-sur-Vèzère to Cloître-de-Cadouin and followed the road trail from the satellite image. And seen from above there it was: the yard, the chateau and the church, all of them on the left side of the road. You want to know the name of the place? Campagne! I'll say it again: Campagne. Really? Are you kidding me? Ridiculous, isn't it?
In Dordogne everywhere you look you see campagne (campagne=fields in English)!

Why did I bother?

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved. 
A member of Best Top Photographer Group (www.besttopphotographer.com

Photo submitted to these amazing Photography pages, managed and curated by these talented Photographers. Please visit them:
+Best Top Photographer Group  Main Editors +Nicole Gruber +Jack Stepanyan +Edward Kowalski +Tony Heyward and Editor in Chief +Rinus Bakker 
And also the +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) +BTP Daily Highlight
#PhotoManiaPortugal +Photo Mania Portugal curated by +Fabs Fabian and +Miguel Almeida
#BTPArchitecturePro +BTP Architecture Pro curated by +Aamir Shahzad and +Rinus Bakker 
#ArchitectureYesterdayAndTomorrow +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW curated by  +Edith Kukla
#HQSPArchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Carlos Montes  +Jean-Noel Nicolas
#ShowYourBestWork +ShowYourBestWork curated by +Britta Rogge
#BellesPhotos +Belles photos curated by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet
#PromotePhotography +Promote Photography curated by +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva and +Gittan Beheydt
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz +Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec  and +Carlos Duarte
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"May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
However innumerable sentient beings are, I vow to save them.
However inexhaustible the defilements are, I vow to extinguish them.
However immeasurable the dharmas are, I vow to master them.
However incomparable enlightenment is, I vow to attain it.
All beings, without number, I vow to liberate 
Endless blind passions I vow to uproot 
Dharma gates beyond measure I vow to penetrate 
The way of the Buddha I vow to attain 
Beings are numberless; I vow to awaken with them. 
Delusions are inexhaustible; I vow to end them. 
Dharma gates are boundless; I vow to enter them. 
Buddha's way is unsurpassable; I vow to become it. 
I take refuge in The Buddha The Dharma and The Sangha
I take refuge in The Guru The Yidam and the Dakini 
I take refuge in The Bodhisattvas The Protectors and The Tantras 
Homage to all of you 
As long as there is suffering 
As long as there are sentient beings in the 6 realms
May I never attain Enlightenment 
And never cross over into Nirvana 
The passions of delusion are inexhaustible. 
I vow to extinguish them all at once. 
The number of beings is endless. I vow to help save them all. 
The Truth cannot be told. I vow to tell it. 
The Way which cannot be followed is unattainable. I vow to attain it. 
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, 
A guide for those who journey on the road; 
For those who wish to go across the water, 
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge. 
May I be an isle for those who yearn for landfall, 
And a lamp for those who long for light; 
For those who need a resting place, a bed, 
For all who need a servant, may I be a slave. 
May I be the wishing jewel, the vase of plenty, 
A word of power, and the supreme remedy. 
May I be the trees of miracles, 
And for every being, the abundant cow. 
Like the great earth and the other elements, 
Enduring as the sky itself endures, 
For the boundless multitude of living beings, 
May I be the ground and vessel of their life. 
Thus, for every single thing that lives, 
In number like the boundless reaches of the sky, 
May I be their sustenance and nourishment 
Until they pass beyond the bounds of suffering 
Countless sentient beings, I vow to help to cross the ocean of existence. 
Eternal Sufferings, I vow to end. 
Innumerable spiritual methods, I vow to study and comprehend. 
The buddha's unsurpassable supreme Dharma, I vow to realize. 

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