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Your Moment of Zen reflected in a Piece of Art or Photograph
Your Moment of Zen reflected in a Piece of Art or Photograph

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Winter Sea  +SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday Curated by +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Sherrie von Sternberg +Steve Barge +Chatchai Rombix and myself  +Beach Sunday  #beachsunday Curated by +Ross Campbell +Zen Sunday #zensunday Curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth & +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme  #skysunday Curated by +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach :- When I headed off to the beach a few days ago it was with the express intention of grabbing a few sunset shots. It had been a calm and quietly sunny day at the house and the beach was only a 5 minute drive away. So I drove down there, parked, got out and nearly got blown over! Man alive that wind was strong. Down on the coats it was blowing up a storm. It was incredible. So I walked at a 45° angle against the wind down to beach whilst holding onto my woolly hat to stop it from blowing away!  Heavy clouds obscured what was to be a lovely sunset so I had to abort that idea but the sea was dark, brooding and rough  and was thundering in towards the beach at a rate of knots! This is one of those images from that evening. I think it's a very powerful capture. Having lived by the sea all my life it's one thing that's a constant and is therefore very sacred to me.

Photography by Justin Hill ©
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    My most #Zen  shot this week, sunset tree on an #oklahoma  pond.  I'm re-sharing it for #zensunday  curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley   +Nathan Wirth have a great +Zen Sunday It turned up on Wimp today, w/o photo credit
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334/365 Grass (Thursday's POD)
Just catching up...things have been wayyyyyy too busy lately!!!!
This was from a brief morning shoot.
#365project  +G+ 365 Project +Simon Davis-Oakley +Vesna Krnjic +Patricia dos Santos Paton 
#zensunday  +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth +Zen Sunday 
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Taken near Klatovy, West Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Contribution to:
#PlusPhotoExtract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré
#MinistractMonday curated by +Tom McLaughlan
#NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#Photography +Breakfast Club
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Solitary Night:
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I nestled my head under the stars
Wondering what they were saying
Perhaps a tale from the past
Perhaps a tale to be

Hey guys, here is another shot from my trip to Joshua tree. I still can't believe I shot the Milky way. It was an amazing experience!

How was this shot taken:
I actually need to thank my friend for forcing me to take this one. This is a 3 shot vertical panorama hand stitched in photoshop. I didn't have to light paint the rock, the natural light was good enough. Also, the light pollution was quite back.

How was this shot processed:
I first addressed the color temperature issues that the RAW file had, and made adjustments using levels, then it was about bumping up the contrast and brightening the Milky way itself. Also, I had to reduce the light pollution in post with an adjustment brush. In all took 15 minutes :)

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams , +Bill Wood , +Jim Warthman , +Ben T , +jeff beddow ,+Jeannie Danna , +Tom Hierl , +Vishal Kumar

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Ara MO , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold

#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight curated by +Dirk Heindoerfer

#StarsSunday curated by +Matt Payne

#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
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You are dancing down the path, with open arms at last, Spring.

Thanks to the fine G+Curators
+Sinead Sam McKeown for #mymobilemonday

+Manfred Berndtgen +Charles Lupica +Margaret Tompkins +Bill Wood for #sacredsunday

+Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher for #zensunday
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Needle drop music
For #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström and +Simon Kitcher
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For this week's spring theme, I'm drawn to one of the early flowers of spring (around here) where the tulip trees have been in full bloom for a while.

For #2012Project52, week 11: Spring/Fall, curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Kate Church. The simplicity of these flowers also leads me to #ZenSunday, curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Simon Kitcher, and +Nathan Wirth.
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Bonsai
This is my favorite photo from the Philadelphia Flower Show, thus far. I didn't take this as a black and white silhouette photo, but during post processing while adding what I thought was just going to be a black and white layer, I realized that I loved it like this.

I actually see this fitting the +SacredSunday Theme pretty well (curated by +Charles Lupica, +Manfred Berndtgen, and +Bill Wood). Very Zen. Hey! How about that? There's a +Zen Sunday Theme (curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Simon Kitcher, and +Nathan Wirth)!
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