Michael B. Stuart2012-09-07 04:37:49
Sun Rays Showing Off
Sometimes the sky does things that make you happy just to be witnessing - let alone capturing.
This was one of these nights!

Perfect for +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  by  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams & +Ke Zeng
For #colorsonfriday by +E.E. Giorgi +Gilmar Smith +Christina Lihani & +Erin Henderson
#PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek 

#pixelworld  +PixelWorld +Beautiful planet Earth 
#sunset   #sunsetsaturday   #sunsetday   #greatsunset     #sunsetphotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2012-09-07 04:37:49
    Sun Rays Showing Off
    Sometimes the sky does things that make you happy just to be witnessing - let alone capturing.
    This was one of these nights!

    Perfect for +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  by  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams & +Ke Zeng
    For #colorsonfriday by +E.E. Giorgi +Gilmar Smith +Christina Lihani & +Erin Henderson
    #PlusPhotoExtract by +Jarek Klimek 

    #pixelworld  +PixelWorld +Beautiful planet Earth 
    #sunset   #sunsetsaturday   #sunsetday   #greatsunset     #sunsetphotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-01 05:49:07
    Happy New Year!!!
    #happynewyear
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-01 05:49:07
    Happy New Year!!!
    #happynewyear
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-10 14:44:21
    +1
    Look what we made!
    Thanks so much for all the warm wishes. My wife did amazing and baby Cole is just an angel!!!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-10 14:44:21
    +1
    Look what we made!
    Thanks so much for all the warm wishes. My wife did amazing and baby Cole is just an angel!!!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-25 01:55:08
    This photo was my best Tumblr post ever with over 300 notes!
    http://2stustudio.tumblr.com
    Friday's are #bokehlicious :) 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-25 01:55:08
    This photo was my best Tumblr post ever with over 300 notes!
    http://2stustudio.tumblr.com
    Friday's are #bokehlicious :) 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-25 01:55:08
    This photo was my best Tumblr post ever with over 300 notes!
    http://2stustudio.tumblr.com
    Friday's are #bokehlicious :) 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-15 13:29:00
    French Castle at Fort Niagara
    Really love the feel to images processed like this.  I'm not very versed on the technique but have been playing close attention to +Mabry Campbell, +Simos Xenakis, +Julia Anna Gospodarou & of course +Joel Tjintjelaar.  Basically I take the image into Photoshop, add 2 +Nik Photography's Silver Efex layers (1 high key, 1 low key) then start playing with layer masks & curves until I like what I've created.  (I did the initial BW conversion in Lightroom)

    I'd love some feedback from anyone familiar with the process.  I hear "zone" talk that's still over my head ;)  My one complaint about this image would be the edges of the castle are a bit sloppy.  Oh - as an added bonus you can actually see Toronto to the right of the castle!

    Same spot as yesterday's post: http://goo.gl/ILDmJf
    #minimalmonday  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-15 13:29:00
    French Castle at Fort Niagara
    Really love the feel to images processed like this.  I'm not very versed on the technique but have been playing close attention to +Mabry Campbell, +Simos Xenakis, +Julia Anna Gospodarou & of course +Joel Tjintjelaar.  Basically I take the image into Photoshop, add 2 +Nik Photography's Silver Efex layers (1 high key, 1 low key) then start playing with layer masks & curves until I like what I've created.  (I did the initial BW conversion in Lightroom)

    I'd love some feedback from anyone familiar with the process.  I hear "zone" talk that's still over my head ;)  My one complaint about this image would be the edges of the castle are a bit sloppy.  Oh - as an added bonus you can actually see Toronto to the right of the castle!

    Same spot as yesterday's post: http://goo.gl/ILDmJf
    #minimalmonday  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-22 04:58:59
    South Grand Island Bridge
    This is the one I couldn't wait to post.
    Pretty happy with how it turned out!

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
    #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek
    #sharingiscaring   #westernny  

    ISO 100 15mm f/8 30s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-22 04:58:59
    South Grand Island Bridge
    This is the one I couldn't wait to post.
    Pretty happy with how it turned out!

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
    #plusphotoextract +PhotoExtract Photography Magazine by +Jarek Klimek
    #sharingiscaring   #westernny  

    ISO 100 15mm f/8 30s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-27 13:03:59
    The #ThumbsUp Circle!!!
    "Who would you give a #thumbsup to?" Original post with the question: http://goo.gl/WQC0GR

    This circle includes some great highlights like: 
    - Wonderful Mentorship and Teaching opportunities from +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford & +Joel Tjintjelaar 
    - a great promoter  of G+ & also a great photographer +Ray Bilcliff 
    - +martin shervington  to make sure you know what your doing and how to do it on G+
    - +Margaret Tompkins  representing the wonderful world of landscape photography
    - +Larry Nienkark & +Maximilian Laue the "fog chasers"
    - The million dollar smile of +Vincent Dale 
    - Excellent photography & community building skills from +Rinus Bakker 
    - The brilliantly artistic caricatures of +Rodney Pike 
    - +Chrysta Rae because of her tremendous efforts to elevate others
    - +J.J. Bentley with his portraits accompanied by inspiring stories and poems
    - Amazing water hats from +Eric Raeber
    - +Mark Rodriguez +Derek Kind & +Christopher Germano for their incredible sense of humor and photoshop wizardry
    - +Alan Shapiro since what he calls a late night snack, some call full on gourmet cuisine

    *Have a look, share if you are so inclined...
    Oh, and above all - be nice & have fun here!*

    BTW I made this circle using a great Chrome extension Circloscope Premium by +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    #thumbsup   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare  

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    Depending how this goes I may make #ThumbsUp a continuing circle.  It looks like I added a bunch of you to my circles for the first time which is exciting!!!  Feel free to tell me who I missed or who you would give a #thumbsup to!  If there's anyone really special maybe we institute a #doublethumbsup  ;)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-27 13:03:59
    The #ThumbsUp Circle!!!
    "Who would you give a #thumbsup to?" Original post with the question: http://goo.gl/WQC0GR

    This circle includes some great highlights like: 
    - Wonderful Mentorship and Teaching opportunities from +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford & +Joel Tjintjelaar 
    - a great promoter  of G+ & also a great photographer +Ray Bilcliff 
    - +martin shervington  to make sure you know what your doing and how to do it on G+
    - +Margaret Tompkins  representing the wonderful world of landscape photography
    - +Larry Nienkark & +Maximilian Laue the "fog chasers"
    - The million dollar smile of +Vincent Dale 
    - Excellent photography & community building skills from +Rinus Bakker 
    - The brilliantly artistic caricatures of +Rodney Pike 
    - +Chrysta Rae because of her tremendous efforts to elevate others
    - +J.J. Bentley with his portraits accompanied by inspiring stories and poems
    - Amazing water hats from +Eric Raeber
    - +Mark Rodriguez +Derek Kind & +Christopher Germano for their incredible sense of humor and photoshop wizardry
    - +Alan Shapiro since what he calls a late night snack, some call full on gourmet cuisine

    *Have a look, share if you are so inclined...
    Oh, and above all - be nice & have fun here!*

    BTW I made this circle using a great Chrome extension Circloscope Premium by +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh

    #thumbsup   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare  

    ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

    Depending how this goes I may make #ThumbsUp a continuing circle.  It looks like I added a bunch of you to my circles for the first time which is exciting!!!  Feel free to tell me who I missed or who you would give a #thumbsup to!  If there's anyone really special maybe we institute a #doublethumbsup  ;)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-26 19:29:38
    Learning to see in monochrome
    When I first started posting photos on G+ (roughly 4/2012) I had very little knowledge about black and white conversions.  Over time I've developed more understanding and confidence working without color.  I still don't exactly know where I'm headed with all these photos, but I do know where I've come from and that's a pretty darn good feeling!  Thanks to all the great people here sharing knowledge & tips!  You know who you are :)

    How has your photography grown?  Did Google+ play a role?

    This shot was taken at the Lewiston, NY waterfront looking across the Niagara River to Canada.

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi
    #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
    #thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra
    #close2home #inmotionthursday
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-26 19:29:38
    Learning to see in monochrome
    When I first started posting photos on G+ (roughly 4/2012) I had very little knowledge about black and white conversions.  Over time I've developed more understanding and confidence working without color.  I still don't exactly know where I'm headed with all these photos, but I do know where I've come from and that's a pretty darn good feeling!  Thanks to all the great people here sharing knowledge & tips!  You know who you are :)

    How has your photography grown?  Did Google+ play a role?

    This shot was taken at the Lewiston, NY waterfront looking across the Niagara River to Canada.

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi
    #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
    #thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra
    #close2home #inmotionthursday
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-08 20:27:53
    Looking to the North from Lewiston Hill
    Recently I've really been enjoying selectively playing with light when editing.  For the most part this experimentation has been limited to monochrome but this time the color had to stay!
    What's been cool is that photos previously passed over now have a chance to shine.  See before here: http://goo.gl/dN89qW
    Hope you like :)  

    #landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography  #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-08 20:27:53
    Looking to the North from Lewiston Hill
    Recently I've really been enjoying selectively playing with light when editing.  For the most part this experimentation has been limited to monochrome but this time the color had to stay!
    What's been cool is that photos previously passed over now have a chance to shine.  See before here: http://goo.gl/dN89qW
    Hope you like :)  

    #landscapephotography   #hdrphotography   #sunset   #sunsetphotography  #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-17 14:27:23
    Equal & Opposite
    South Grand Island Bridge

    A new processing take on one of my favorite shots.

    For #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-17 14:27:23
    Equal & Opposite
    South Grand Island Bridge

    A new processing take on one of my favorite shots.

    For #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-20 14:24:13
    Moments from Darkness
    Lewiston, NY

    #longexposurethursday   #thirstythursday  #MyBeautifulEarth

    ISO100 24mm f/8 70s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-20 14:24:13
    Moments from Darkness
    Lewiston, NY

    #longexposurethursday   #thirstythursday  #MyBeautifulEarth

    ISO100 24mm f/8 70s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-20 14:24:13
    Moments from Darkness
    Lewiston, NY

    #longexposurethursday   #thirstythursday  #MyBeautifulEarth

    ISO100 24mm f/8 70s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-30 03:44:23
    Let sleeping dragons lie
    Title by +Ki van Wessel
    Share if you like :)
    Use the arrow to view more "Bridge" photos in the album.
    #longexposurethursday  ISO 100 15mm f/6.3 25s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-30 03:44:23
    Let sleeping dragons lie
    Title by +Ki van Wessel
    Share if you like :)
    Use the arrow to view more "Bridge" photos in the album.
    #longexposurethursday  ISO 100 15mm f/6.3 25s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-05-23 12:54:16
    My Spot  (+ a print giveaway at end of post)
    South Grand Island Bridge
    I seem to have really good luck at this spot.  The first time I shot here I got a bunch of great long exposures with ice traveling along the surface of the water(remember this one +Dave Besbris http://goo.gl/a238SU ?  You sharing it from the Lightbox was when I started following you).  This time I only had a few minutes and my wide angle was acting up with communication errors :(
    I used our Canon 24-105 f/4 which is one of our sharpest lenses for sure and set this at ISO100 24mm f/9.0 30s.  For processing I did some initial adjustments in Lightroom then took it to Nik's Color Efex Pro 4 and applied "Pro Contrast" (which I now absolutely swear by for Long Exposures because of the "remove color cast" slider.)
    CONTEST:
    I will give away an 8x10 or 8x12 print to one lucky user that publicly shares this photo!
    Pick any from here http://clients.stustustudio.com/prints or let me know what photo from anything I've shared!

    #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
    #flowingwaterfriday by +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church
    #nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday by +Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow
    #BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
    #longexposure   #buffalony   #architecture  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-05-23 12:54:16
    My Spot  (+ a print giveaway at end of post)
    South Grand Island Bridge
    I seem to have really good luck at this spot.  The first time I shot here I got a bunch of great long exposures with ice traveling along the surface of the water(remember this one +Dave Besbris http://goo.gl/a238SU ?  You sharing it from the Lightbox was when I started following you).  This time I only had a few minutes and my wide angle was acting up with communication errors :(
    I used our Canon 24-105 f/4 which is one of our sharpest lenses for sure and set this at ISO100 24mm f/9.0 30s.  For processing I did some initial adjustments in Lightroom then took it to Nik's Color Efex Pro 4 and applied "Pro Contrast" (which I now absolutely swear by for Long Exposures because of the "remove color cast" slider.)
    CONTEST:
    I will give away an 8x10 or 8x12 print to one lucky user that publicly shares this photo!
    Pick any from here http://clients.stustustudio.com/prints or let me know what photo from anything I've shared!

    #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
    #flowingwaterfriday by +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church
    #nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday by +Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow
    #BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
    #longexposure   #buffalony   #architecture  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-05-23 12:54:16
    My Spot  (+ a print giveaway at end of post)
    South Grand Island Bridge
    I seem to have really good luck at this spot.  The first time I shot here I got a bunch of great long exposures with ice traveling along the surface of the water(remember this one +Dave Besbris http://goo.gl/a238SU ?  You sharing it from the Lightbox was when I started following you).  This time I only had a few minutes and my wide angle was acting up with communication errors :(
    I used our Canon 24-105 f/4 which is one of our sharpest lenses for sure and set this at ISO100 24mm f/9.0 30s.  For processing I did some initial adjustments in Lightroom then took it to Nik's Color Efex Pro 4 and applied "Pro Contrast" (which I now absolutely swear by for Long Exposures because of the "remove color cast" slider.)
    CONTEST:
    I will give away an 8x10 or 8x12 print to one lucky user that publicly shares this photo!
    Pick any from here http://clients.stustustudio.com/prints or let me know what photo from anything I've shared!

    #colorsonfriday +ColorsOnFriday by +Britta Rogge +Karsten Meyer
    #flowingwaterfriday by +Rolf Hicker +Kate Church
    #nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday by +Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow
    #BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
    #longexposure   #buffalony   #architecture  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-20 23:34:04
    "With All Her Might"
    Submission #3 for #plusonecollectioniii by +Ivan Makarov
    
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-20 23:34:04
    "With All Her Might"
    Submission #3 for #plusonecollectioniii by +Ivan Makarov
    
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-20 23:34:04
    "With All Her Might"
    Submission #3 for #plusonecollectioniii by +Ivan Makarov
    
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-26 00:35:10
    South Grand Island Bridge
    Sharing the color version since it was yesterday's winner :)

    (Color or BW post https://plus.google.com/u/0/104355888553035365377/posts/Jy3HtSu2SsL )
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-26 00:35:10
    South Grand Island Bridge
    Sharing the color version since it was yesterday's winner :)

    (Color or BW post https://plus.google.com/u/0/104355888553035365377/posts/Jy3HtSu2SsL )
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-23 02:32:08
    From the center outward.


    For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz
    #dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
    AND OF COURSE:
    #leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis

     ----------------------------------------
    NEW!
    Users I  suggest you check out:
    Theme - Awesome Photography
    +Maria Roco 
    +Steve Savoie 
    +Subra Govinda 
    +Alistair Nicol 
    +David R Robinson 

    I'm going to start using the bottom of some posts to share some G+ users worth following!  Let me know if you'd like to be mentioned or have any suggestions.  These will be people I follow and think you should too or people who consistently engage with my posts.   #worthfollowing #bonusshare 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-23 02:32:08
    From the center outward.


    For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz
    #dofmonday +DOFMonday by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith
    AND OF COURSE:
    #leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis

     ----------------------------------------
    NEW!
    Users I  suggest you check out:
    Theme - Awesome Photography
    +Maria Roco 
    +Steve Savoie 
    +Subra Govinda 
    +Alistair Nicol 
    +David R Robinson 

    I'm going to start using the bottom of some posts to share some G+ users worth following!  Let me know if you'd like to be mentioned or have any suggestions.  These will be people I follow and think you should too or people who consistently engage with my posts.   #worthfollowing #bonusshare 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-19 18:56:04
    I've been busy being a geek...
    Ran some Cat 5.  Rooted an LG G2 and flashed +CyanogenMod.  Started using a 23" monitor at work that had been collecting dust at home.
    :)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-19 18:56:04
    I've been busy being a geek...
    Ran some Cat 5.  Rooted an LG G2 and flashed +CyanogenMod.  Started using a 23" monitor at work that had been collecting dust at home.
    :)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-13 16:08:22
    Hope you don't mind...
    Another LE shot from the Lewiston, NY waterfront.  Processed with some different colors this time.

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
    #close2home +Close2Home by +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben  +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
    ISO 100 15mm f/10 20s
    #ethereal   #lewistonny   #waterfront   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-13 16:08:22
    Hope you don't mind...
    Another LE shot from the Lewiston, NY waterfront.  Processed with some different colors this time.

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
    #close2home +Close2Home by +Brett Sivits +David Pond +Rebecca Johnson +Pia Raben  +Shaun Stewart +José Juan Escudero +Howard Weitzel +john adams
    ISO 100 15mm f/10 20s
    #ethereal   #lewistonny   #waterfront   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-03 13:55:16
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 18: Speed
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Still taking a bit of a break from G+ but didn't want to miss  #p52bw13
    Be back soon.
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-03 13:55:16
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 18: Speed
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Still taking a bit of a break from G+ but didn't want to miss  #p52bw13
    Be back soon.
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-20 13:59:53
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-21 01:50:24
    Like Father...

    Forgot I never posted this here. Perfect for #weareparents by +Juan Gonzalez & +Maki Silberberg 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-21 01:50:24
    Like Father...

    Forgot I never posted this here. Perfect for #weareparents by +Juan Gonzalez & +Maki Silberberg 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-04-23 21:01:54
    Dark & Moody
    South Grand Island Bridge
    (I took like 10 of these shots and like them all so sorry if you're getting tired of seeing this photo!  I try and process them differently...)

    #bridgesovertuesday by +Steve Boyko & +Clare Bambers
     #transporttuesday by +Gene Bowker +Joe Paul +Steve Boyko & +Michael Earley
    #RepetitiveTuesday by +Ping Doherty +Andy Q. & +Frank Schillinger
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-04-23 21:01:54
    Dark & Moody
    South Grand Island Bridge
    (I took like 10 of these shots and like them all so sorry if you're getting tired of seeing this photo!  I try and process them differently...)

    #bridgesovertuesday by +Steve Boyko & +Clare Bambers
     #transporttuesday by +Gene Bowker +Joe Paul +Steve Boyko & +Michael Earley
    #RepetitiveTuesday by +Ping Doherty +Andy Q. & +Frank Schillinger
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-14 03:19:46
    Twins Born 28 Years Apart
    South Grand Island Bridge(s)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Grand_Island_Bridge

    Thanks everyone for all the support via comments, shares, +1's and of course simply adding me to your circles...
    I've just passed 40K followers somehow and really find that pretty crazy!  :)
    Also thanks very much to the likes of +Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz +Dave Besbris for building/running this place.  BIG thanks to the entire +Google+ & +Google+ Photos team for what you do here.
    And thank you to all the amazing photographers I've discovered here on G+ that have inspired me to do more with a camera myself.
    #thisplaceisinspiring  

    #bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers
    #BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
    #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-14 03:19:46
    Twins Born 28 Years Apart
    South Grand Island Bridge(s)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Grand_Island_Bridge

    Thanks everyone for all the support via comments, shares, +1's and of course simply adding me to your circles...
    I've just passed 40K followers somehow and really find that pretty crazy!  :)
    Also thanks very much to the likes of +Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz +Dave Besbris for building/running this place.  BIG thanks to the entire +Google+ & +Google+ Photos team for what you do here.
    And thank you to all the amazing photographers I've discovered here on G+ that have inspired me to do more with a camera myself.
    #thisplaceisinspiring  

    #bridgesovertuesday +BridgesOverTuesday by +Clare Bambers
    #BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld by +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen
    #lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography by +Jeremy Lavender
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-17 17:55:28
    Our little bundle of JOY!!!
    1 week old
    As promised - here is our newest member of the family baby Cole!  
    My wife was feeling better enough to go to the studio yesterday.
    Photo by +Nicole M. Stuart at +Stu Stu Studio (FB Page http://facebook.com/justsaytheword )

    #newborn   #newbornphotography   #newbornphotographer   #bundleofjoy   #oneweekold   #weareparents  by +Juan Gonzalez (Juan - "Oscar" made it to the birth certificate as the 2nd middle name!)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-17 17:55:28
    Our little bundle of JOY!!!
    1 week old
    As promised - here is our newest member of the family baby Cole!  
    My wife was feeling better enough to go to the studio yesterday.
    Photo by +Nicole M. Stuart at +Stu Stu Studio (FB Page http://facebook.com/justsaytheword )

    #newborn   #newbornphotography   #newbornphotographer   #bundleofjoy   #oneweekold   #weareparents  by +Juan Gonzalez (Juan - "Oscar" made it to the birth certificate as the 2nd middle name!)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-28 17:13:43
    LG G2 +Snapseed
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-28 17:13:43
    LG G2 +Snapseed
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-15 03:07:27
    Old Fort Niagara
    Youngstown, NY

    Monochrome was picked as the favorite for a similar composition earlier:
    http://goo.gl/Ofvvy2
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-15 03:07:27
    Old Fort Niagara
    Youngstown, NY

    Monochrome was picked as the favorite for a similar composition earlier:
    http://goo.gl/Ofvvy2
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-20 14:53:42
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 38: Landscape
    #P52BW13  | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park - Buffalo, NY
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-20 14:53:42
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 38: Landscape
    #P52BW13  | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park - Buffalo, NY
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-01-17 15:07:06
    Waiting right where you left me

    For #longexposurethursday by
    +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-01-17 15:07:06
    Waiting right where you left me

    For #longexposurethursday by
    +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-06 12:22:16
    The Niagara River as viewed from Lewiston, NY
    ISO100 15mm f/10 51s
    Canon 6D with Tamron 10-24 Lens

    #longexposurethursday by +Francesco Gola & +Luca Gerardi - +LongExposure Thursday 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-06 12:22:16
    The Niagara River as viewed from Lewiston, NY
    ISO100 15mm f/10 51s
    Canon 6D with Tamron 10-24 Lens

    #longexposurethursday by +Francesco Gola & +Luca Gerardi - +LongExposure Thursday 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-21 12:21:37
    Reaching for light
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-21 12:21:37
    Reaching for light
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-03 15:01:19
    Seeking Shelter

    Still 50% off everything over at +Nicole S. Young's site http://store.nicolesy.com/
    I picked up the "Great Eight" preset bundle and started this photo with some "Nuclear Grunge"
    The bundle as the title indicates includes all 8 of Nicole's Lightroom preset sets totaling 80 presets for $17.50 (during 50% sale)!  Highly recommend!
    http://store.nicolesy.com/collections/presets/products/preset-bundle-the-great-eight
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-03 15:01:19
    Seeking Shelter

    Still 50% off everything over at +Nicole S. Young's site http://store.nicolesy.com/
    I picked up the "Great Eight" preset bundle and started this photo with some "Nuclear Grunge"
    The bundle as the title indicates includes all 8 of Nicole's Lightroom preset sets totaling 80 presets for $17.50 (during 50% sale)!  Highly recommend!
    http://store.nicolesy.com/collections/presets/products/preset-bundle-the-great-eight
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-17 21:05:15
    Thumbs Up!
    Who would you recommend following with a #thumbsup ?

    Oh - and say hi to +Matt Frahm, he's new here!  See some of his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattfrahm/ (all his G+ posts are to communities so far)

    #PortraitTuesday
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-17 21:05:15
    Thumbs Up!
    Who would you recommend following with a #thumbsup ?

    Oh - and say hi to +Matt Frahm, he's new here!  See some of his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattfrahm/ (all his G+ posts are to communities so far)

    #PortraitTuesday
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-04-22 20:07:51
    On your mark, get set, go!
    This is a boat dock I enjoy photographing in my hometown of Lewiston, NY.  It is on the Lower Niagara River and right across the water is Canada!
    ISO100 15mm f/10 61s  

    Happy Earth Day!
    #MyBeautifulEarth  curated by +My Beautiful Earth +Google+ & +TIME
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-04-22 20:07:51
    On your mark, get set, go!
    This is a boat dock I enjoy photographing in my hometown of Lewiston, NY.  It is on the Lower Niagara River and right across the water is Canada!
    ISO100 15mm f/10 61s  

    Happy Earth Day!
    #MyBeautifulEarth  curated by +My Beautiful Earth +Google+ & +TIME
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-04-22 20:07:51
    On your mark, get set, go!
    This is a boat dock I enjoy photographing in my hometown of Lewiston, NY.  It is on the Lower Niagara River and right across the water is Canada!
    ISO100 15mm f/10 61s  

    Happy Earth Day!
    #MyBeautifulEarth  curated by +My Beautiful Earth +Google+ & +TIME
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-27 12:48:53
    Tomorrow's Whispers
    For #longexposurethursday  & #close2home  

    PSA - Browse the #hashtags you post to.  This will bring you outside your normal browse and support the people sharing to the theme.  If you really like a shot make sure they are in your circles!
    :)

    #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #bwfineartle  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-27 12:48:53
    Tomorrow's Whispers
    For #longexposurethursday  & #close2home  

    PSA - Browse the #hashtags you post to.  This will bring you outside your normal browse and support the people sharing to the theme.  If you really like a shot make sure they are in your circles!
    :)

    #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #bwfineartle  
  • 169 plusses - 23 comments - 11 shares | Read in G+
  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-27 12:48:53
    Tomorrow's Whispers
    For #longexposurethursday  & #close2home  

    PSA - Browse the #hashtags you post to.  This will bring you outside your normal browse and support the people sharing to the theme.  If you really like a shot make sure they are in your circles!
    :)

    #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #bwfineartle  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-03-14 23:32:14
    First of many
    This is my first photo processed with +Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 thanks to +Kalebra Kelby!
    I can't wait to get my feet wet figuring out all the new toys since I now own the complete collection!
    Hope you like - feel free to leave me any tips or resource sites for Nik Software :)
    #nikcollection  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-03-14 23:32:14
    First of many
    This is my first photo processed with +Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 thanks to +Kalebra Kelby!
    I can't wait to get my feet wet figuring out all the new toys since I now own the complete collection!
    Hope you like - feel free to leave me any tips or resource sites for Nik Software :)
    #nikcollection  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-30 02:06:21
    Old Fort Niagara - Youngstown, NY
    Processed with 3 layers of +Nik Photography's Silver Efex using High Structure (Harsh), High Key, & Low Key inside +Adobe Photoshop.  I then made selective gradients masks on each layer duplicating and masking until I had what I wanted.  I then brought the image back to Lightroom for some finishing touches.
    This technique as I know it is taught and perfected by +Joel Tjintjelaar and I do not claim to have any idea what I'm doing, but I'm loving the results I can get using it!
    I uploaded this at full resolution to celebrate all the new Google+ announcements today!
    Be sure to zoom in to see the detail.

    ----- Photo Themes ---
    #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman
    #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
    #howishotthisphoto  by +Vince Ong 
    #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-30 02:06:21
    Old Fort Niagara - Youngstown, NY
    Processed with 3 layers of +Nik Photography's Silver Efex using High Structure (Harsh), High Key, & Low Key inside +Adobe Photoshop.  I then made selective gradients masks on each layer duplicating and masking until I had what I wanted.  I then brought the image back to Lightroom for some finishing touches.
    This technique as I know it is taught and perfected by +Joel Tjintjelaar and I do not claim to have any idea what I'm doing, but I'm loving the results I can get using it!
    I uploaded this at full resolution to celebrate all the new Google+ announcements today!
    Be sure to zoom in to see the detail.

    ----- Photo Themes ---
    #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman
    #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
    #howishotthisphoto  by +Vince Ong 
    #allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-06 22:01:03
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 43: Emotion 
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W  
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Lower Niagara River taken Lunch today.  121 second exposure.
    Playing #P52BW13 catch-up!
    (Still owe street, leaves, lines)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-06 22:01:03
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 43: Emotion 
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W  
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Lower Niagara River taken Lunch today.  121 second exposure.
    Playing #P52BW13 catch-up!
    (Still owe street, leaves, lines)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-04-08 20:53:08
    My 1st Full Size Photo Upload
    +Vic Gundotra announced last week that we can now upload full size images so I had to try!  Be sure to view large & zoom in :)

    ISO 100 24mm f/8.0 30sec















    For +Moody Monday  #moodymonday #moodymondayphoto with +Annelies Kroen +Philip Daly & +Carole Buckwalter
    #nikcollection   #lewistonny   #EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends #beautifulplanetearth   #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Daily Photography Themes by +Robert SKREINER
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