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. 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. 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. Stuart2013-09-27 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. 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. Stuart2013-12-26 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. Stuart2013-10-17 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  

    ISO100 24mm f/8 70s
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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. Stuart2013-05-30 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. Stuart2013-07-26 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. Stuart2013-11-19 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. Stuart2013-05-03 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. Stuart2013-09-21 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. Stuart2013-08-14 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. Stuart2013-11-28 17:13:43
    LG G2 +Snapseed
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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. Stuart2013-07-17 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. Stuart2013-10-15 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. Stuart2013-01-17 15:07:06
    Waiting right where you left me

    For #longexposurethursday by
    +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-21 12:21:37
    Reaching for light
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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. Stuart2013-12-03 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. 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. Stuart2013-10-30 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. Stuart2013-04-17 03:49:37
    Glass River - Lewiston, NY
    I'm still looking for photographers to share in a circle.  2000 or less followers or less than +10 on a worthy photos.  Mention them or sound off yourself in the comments.  I will make the final selections.
    Also - still interested in where my followers are coming from.
    Did you circle me via:
    A) Shared Circle
    B) Hash Tag search
    C) Classified Ad
    D) Suggested by Google
    E) Photo Theme
    F) Bribe

    #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #lewistonny  +Stu Stu Studio 
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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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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-06 04:09:21
    Make your own...
    Got some nice fireworks pics?  They are easy to layer in Photoshop.  Just stack them up and change the layer's blending mode to "Lighten"
    (These are a bunch of last nights Lewiston fireworks pasted onto an older Niagara Falls shot)

    #fireworks   #fireworksphotography   #niagarafalls   #fourthofjuly  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-07 12:56:01
    Blue Hour
    Lewiston, NY
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-26 17:55:37
    Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse
    Buffalo, NY

    "Am I in YOUR circles?"

    So I'm going out on a limb and asking you to consider sharing this photo.  I really like how it turned out and am close to surpassing 50K followers here on Google+ which is just amazing to me.  Maybe this shot can help reach the milestone!
    Thanks for all the support - you guys all rock!

    #buffalo   #buffalony   #fineartphotography   #monochrome   #blackandwhite   #architecture   #nikcollection  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-19 20:17:16
    Sunset Day!!!
    Just in case I don't get a chance to capture a sunset today for the +The Weather Channel & +Google+ Photos event I thought I'd share an older one I liked.
    But instead of just sharing it as is I tried the new Google+ photo editor.  I didn't realize you could actually edit the photo and have it replace the one that was shared!
    The tools seemed very intuitive and powerful.  If there was spot removal that would be a bonus.  For this shot I upped the shadows and enhanced the sky a bit.
    Of course this is the Lower Niagara River in Lewiston, NY.
    Hope you like!
    #SunsetDay  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-10 15:00:45
    Magic in the air at Fenway Park
    Boston, MA
    A reprocess of an older shot to celebrate the +Boston Red Sox getting to the ALCS!  If you haven't ever been to this historic park get it on your bucket list :)

    #redsox   #redsoxnation   #fenwaypark   #boston   #baseball   #ballpark  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-25 22:04:18
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 21: Curves
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W  +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak

    Sorry I'm a bit late - but now I can wish +Tisha Craw a Happy Birthday!!!  Any guesses what this is?

    See my whole #P52BW13  album here: http://goo.gl/37rGj
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-17 15:50:57
    Longing for her warmth
    #macromonday  theme "light and dark"
    First time sharing to the theme since the baton was passed to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.  Thanks for all the previous curating +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Kerry Murphy :) 

    (Also very #bokehlicious  for +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris making up for last week)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-29 04:13:30
    Sun Rays Showing Off
    (Google+ 2nd Anniversary Edition - post & names copied from original post)
    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   #sunsetphotography  

    -------------------------
    This was my most successful post ever with 1515 +1s, 313 shares & 303 comments:
    https://plus.google.com/104355888553035365377/posts/baA7YZgT3zr
    I had only been posting photos online for 4 months and I posted it just before going to bed.  Talk about shocked the next day!  Picasa showed it had over 250,000 views!
    This place showed me amazing photography, introduced me to some great people behind the lens, and made me want to become a serious photographer!
    Thanks +Google+ :)
    This time I reprocessed it with #nikcollection  and am sharing full size for #MyPlusStory !
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-27 19:27:11
    Soon the night will overtake us all
    Very psyched to be listening to the new +Nine Inch Nails album "Hesitation Marks" in it's entirety for free on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nine-inch-nails/id107917
    +Chris Messina did you see/hear this yet?
    +Trent Reznor are you following my photography here on G+?
    ;)
    Any other NIN fans in my circles?

    #landscapephotography #sunset   #lewistonny   #colors   #moody   #photography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-21 02:54:59
    Lake Erie - Wanakah, NY
    This is still one of my favorites.  Using it as my desktop!
    Originally posted 7/4/2012
    :)

    #sunset   #sunsetphotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-14 16:00:26
    Old Fort Niagara

    #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré

    (With some +Andy Lee inspiration)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-24 12:22:22
    Blue Hour on the Niagara River
    Lewiston, NY

    I need to start picking a shot to submit to the #plusonemagazine2 Any suggestions?  I'm starting to put together my own community as a gallery for some of the best photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111031016443168652547

    #sunsetsaturday by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
    #bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson
    #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa
    #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-26 23:07:45
    Absolutely love this shot by my favorite photographer +Nicole M. Stuart ;-)
    #newbornphotography #sundayshareday 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-03-27 12:53:33
    Color or B&W?
    Processed using #nikcollection  Color Efex Pro 3 & Silver Efex Pro 2
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-12 18:58:23
    "Came Back Haunted"
    I'm a major +Trent Reznor fan & have been loving the new single.  Any other fans out there excited about the new NIN album or tour???
    http://www.nin.com/

    #longexposure   #longexposurephotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-12 17:04:43
    Stuart Family 2.0
    We're home!!!
    Thanks again for all the warm wishes and congratulations :)
    My G+ friends rock!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-06 14:00:26
    Finally!
    They let me Twinkle
    #AutoAwesome  

    ping +lane langmade 

    This makes me 1 for 25 or so...  I didn't get notified either - had to search my photos for "twinkle"
    #acheivementunlocked   #autoawesometwinkle  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-06 12:29:49
    Balance
    Had a great weekend taking care of things around the house.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week :)
    Pictured is the South Grand Island Bridges located in Grand Island, NY taken 5/1/2013

    For #leadinglinesmonday by +Pam Boling +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis & +Andreas Levi
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-22 17:02:48
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 8: Isolation
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Gene Bowker, & +David Bowden 

    "Ice"-olation :)
    This alternate might have fit the prompt better: http://goo.gl/B7BsY but I wanted to share the stronger image!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-08-08 17:34:54
    On Fire
    Lewiston, NY
    ISO100 24mm f/8.0 40s

    #longexposure   #longexposurethursday   #close2home  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-02-22 18:21:22
    Check out this picture my wife took in the front yard while I was at work yesterday:

    For #weareparents by +Juan Gonzalez & +Maki Silberberg
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-24 18:55:09
    Missing my Dad
    :(
    Today is/was his Birthday.  Cancer took him from us in 2011.
    In a way my photography has been a coping mechanism of sorts since then.
    My father loved to take pictures & would be proud to see some of the work I've produced.

    #longexposurethursday   #lewistonny   #niagarariver  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-23 12:37:15
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-04 16:01:50
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 40: Lyrically Inspired
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak

    "Right Where It Belongs" by Nine Inch Nails

    See the animal in his cage that you built
    Are you sure what side you're on?
    Better not look him too closely in the eye
    Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?
    See the safety of the life you have built
    Everything where it belongs
    Feel the hollowness inside of your heart
    And it's all
    Right where it belongs

    [Chorus:]
    What if everything around you
    Isn't quite as it seems?
    What if all the world you think you know
    Is an elaborate dream?
    And if you look at your reflection
    Is it all you want it to be?
    What if you could look right through the cracks?
    Would you find yourself
    Find yourself afraid to see?

    What if all the world's inside of your head
    Just creations of your own?
    Your devils and your gods
    All the living and the dead
    And you're really all alone?
    You can live in this illusion
    You can choose to believe
    You keep looking but you can't find the woods
    While you're hiding in the trees

    [Chorus:]
    What if everything around you
    Isn't quite as it seems?
    What if all the world you used to know
    Is an elaborate dream?
    And if you look at your reflection
    Is it all you want it to be?
    What if you could look right through the cracks
    Would you find yourself
    Find yourself afraid to see?
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-25 18:41:38
    "Follow Me to Tomorrow"
    I had 2 images in mind for +Olivier Du Tré's #minimalmonday  No. 100 but decided I liked the other one ("Finding Solace" http://goo.gl/q2GXR8 ) a bit more.  (Be sure to browse the hash tag today)  The awesome +Joel Tjintjelaar is guest curating and the anniversary theme is "Human interaction and the landscape"

    This reprocessed shot is still perfect for #leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy  +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis
    and
    #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-18 15:11:06
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-06-07 15:01:06
    Enjoying the now

    When I'm at the pearly gates
    This will be on my videotape, my videotape
    Mephistopheles is just beneath
    And he's reaching up to grab me

    This is one for the good days
    And I have it all here in red, blue, green
    In red, blue, green

    You are my center when I spin away
    Out of control on videotape, on videotape

    On videotape, on videotape, on videotape

    This is my way of saying goodbye
    ‘Cause I can't do it face to face
    I'm talking to you before

    No matter what happens now
    You shouldn't be afraid
    Because I know today has been
    The most perfect day I've ever seen

    RADIOHEAD - VIDEOTAPE
    Radiohead - VIDEOTAPE - Live from the basement. In Rainbows

    #lyricallyinspired  curated by +Jason Jakober, +Amanda Recker, & +Tara Romasanta 
    #TGIF   #happyfriday   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #lewistonny   #selfie   #selfportrait   #ethereal  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-07-09 15:03:44
    An older shot for #treetuesday
    I'm currently in the delivery room with my wife awaiting our new addition :)
    Wish us luck!!!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-23 04:16:43
    G+ Effect
    South Grand Island Bridge (Part 3)
    Little different angle and processing here.  I had a lot of requests to buy prints of the last photo I posted which is pretty exciting and also validating!

    For those that don't know:
    Google+ has played a major role in getting me serious about photography.  I've been taking photos for years (mostly digital starting at 2.1 Megapixels), but never to process the photo or create art.  Like most people I was "documenting" and occasionally catching something worth putting in a frame around the house or something.

    I couldn't name you 5 photographers in June of 2011 - then this G+ thing dropped and I was seeing amazing photos from all over the world that would stop me in my tracks.  Who were these people?  How do they do that?

    Then in April 2012 I taught myself how to shoot bracketed shot and process them through Photomatix.  On Easter there was an amazing sunset that I captured with a famous local monument in the foreground.  When I ran it through the software I wow'd myself for the first time!!!

    I was instantly hooked and have found a new passion that I plan on continuing for many years to come :)
    #gpluseffect

    What has Google+ done for you?  Share and tag your post with #gpluseffect

    Also -  without this place I'd never know +Pam Chalkley-Boling +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +pio dal cin  +Barry Blanchard +Robin Griggs Wood +Victor Bezrukov +Ivan Makarov  +Chrysta Rae +Charles Lupica +Toby Harriman +Peter From +martin shervington +Rahul Roy +Rinus Bakker +Margaret Tompkins or +Euro Maestro...
    Have any of you experienced some  #gpluseffect ?
    :)  (sorry for ping if undesired)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-25 03:24:19
    Undeniable Power
    In case you hadn't noticed, I'm posting a bunch of Niagara Falls photos lately.  Living so close I'm glad I finally took advantage and have started to build a portfolio of a very done location in a way I've never seen it portrayed.  Hope you like!

    Here are some others:
    http://goo.gl/Vjis8A
    http://goo.gl/UQMPTd
    http://goo.gl/Ia2DQV
    http://goo.gl/7zIe8T
    http://goo.gl/BXJRmv

    #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
    #niagarafalls   #waterfall   #monochrome   #blackandwhite  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-11-14 15:00:51
    Happy Birthday!
    To +Swee Oh & +Antonio Torrado :)
    Thanks for all the plusses & comments lately everyone.  Sorry I'm perpetually behind on replying to comments - but what would you rather have: timely replies or new photos???
    BTW - loving the new cover photo layout, great job with that update Google+ team!

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi
    #thirstythursdaypics by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-04-12 14:07:26
    Coming Soon
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 15: Flower(s)
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw & +Susan Porter

    There will be a flower here, I am just a little early!  Didn't get out to shoot much this week since I'd practically need an underwater housing :)  Happy Friday everyone!!!
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-01-22 04:37:58
    Mighty Niagara
    taken 1/20/14
    After dark in mid January you can often have this view all to yourself!
    Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?

    #niagarafalls   #niagara   #waterfall   #longexposure   #nightphotography  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-04 02:40:36
    Sharing my "Flower" album.
    :)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-05 14:31:29
    "Capturing Life's Real Moments"
    I'm a huge fan of my wife +Nicole M. Stuart's photography.
    This is me and my oldest after his little legs got tired on our walk.
    See +Stu Stu Studio on Facebook for her latest posts: https://www.facebook.com/justsaytheword

    #thankfulthursday +#ThankfulThursday by +Bonnie Pickartz 
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  • Michael B. Stuart2012-08-23 11:45:24
    Good Morning Google+
    :)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-10-12 02:58:46
    Sometimes you have to make time
    I took 20 minutes on lunch to try a new spot down on the river.  I'll be back as the leaves turn more.

    50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
    http://niagarafallsbridges75.com/

    #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #fall2013   #fallcolors   #longexposure  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-09-26 21:08:58
    With time, everything smooths out
    On a completely unrelated note: we're going to see +moe. tomorrow at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY!  They are one of my all time favorite bands and the one I've seen the most shows of by far.
    We haven't been to a concert in forever!

    #longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 

    ISO100 15mm f/18 121s
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  • Michael B. Stuart2012-08-21 13:10:00
    My Train Tracks Photo
    I've seen this done but so what!  Here's mine :)

    For  #transporttuesday by +Gene Bowker +Joe Paul +Steve Boyko & +Michael Earley
    and late for #leadinglinesmonday by +Pam Chalkley +David Murphy +Elle Rogers & +Michael Stuart

    (Theme and curators copy/pasted from +Google+ Photography Themes Google Calendar)
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-12-21 18:03:50
    Merry Christmas
    Only 4 more days!  I know we're getting excited!!!
    :)
    #merrychristmas  
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-02-01 21:55:02
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 5: Color w/out the Color
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W  +Project 52 B&W   
    Curated by +Tisha Craw +Gene Bowker & +David Bowden

    A great prompt!  Which color rubber band would you like?
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  • Michael B. Stuart2014-03-04 22:01:12
    Caught Daydreaming
    Lewiston, NY
    ISO400 24mm f/8 91s

    I feel like I haven't taken new photos in forever.  Really enjoying finding some old ones I passed over though!  Did I mention I love long exposures?
    Lightroom -> Color Efex -> Dfine
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-05-31 13:24:19
    Fridays are...
    #bokehlicious ! ping +Leo Deegan +Chris Chabot & +Dave Besbris - today is the day to trend this hash tag ;)

    #floralfriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James +FloralFriday 

    Same flowers as this shot titled "Reaching for light": https://plus.google.com/u/0/104355888553035365377/posts/dirzvKrqwnd
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  • Michael B. Stuart2013-04-19 14:43:58
    CIRCLE SHARE - From the ground UP!
    Please add & share!
    Starting anything from scratch can be challenging.  I've put a circle together here of users with less that a few thousand followers that are posting good content and hoping to get more interaction here on Google+!  I've personally checked out each included profile and recommend you help them really enjoy what this place has to offer :)
    Oh - and to prove this has nothing to do with personal gain I am NOT included in the circle (but +Stu Stu Studio is just to keep an eye on things!)

    #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #followfriday   #payitforward  

    Special shout out & thanks to those who already agreed to share or helped promote or build the circle: +Brian Alberghini +Rosie Nixon +Raven Partida +Alex Lapidus +Eric Raeber +Bette Kauffman +Johan Johansson +Leo Deegan 

    Thanks to these users for leading the way on circle sharing initiatives:
    +Toby Harriman "Under Rated / Under Followed" http://goo.gl/XeOiI
    +Margaret Tompkins "Great Photographers with < 1000 Followers" http://goo.gl/xUuY8
    +Charles Lupica +Rinus Bakker +Peter From +Robert SKREINER +PixelWorld 

    For anyone that doesn't already utilize +CircleCount  I recommend you do to track what shared circles your included in.

    If you're looking for more users to follow check out some of these pages: +SSS Circles +G+ Weekly Theme Circles +Promote Photography +Best Shared Circle +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page) +HQSP Info 

    And finally - calling in some possible favors (please don't feel obligated): +Trever McGhee +Jens Graikowski +Robin Griggs Wood +martin shervington +pio dal cin +Sheila B. DuBois +Meilani MacDonald +Peter Scharff +Euro Maestro +Rahul Roy +Simos Xenakis +Victor Bezrukov 

    Thanks so much everyone!
    If you've read this far you deserve a reward: Sunset in Youngstown, NY
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