I signed up for Google+ a few months ago while it was still in beta preview. I was able to wrangle an invite from a cousin-in-law. I was interesting and different with a few nice features, but what did I need another social network for, I was already on FB, Twitter, … Then I found the photographers!
I do have to give Google+ some credit. I think their photo sharing is top notch. As a result of this I believe photographers and visual artists have flocked to the service in huge waves. Anyway, I started ‘circling’ a few photographers and as they mentioned others I circled them too if their photos were to my liking. My list continues to grow everyday and I find more talented people sharing their creative output on G+.
Another funny thing happened… my interest in photography, already starting to grow, took a big leap forward. Maybe it is the result of seeing all the incredible images and maybe it is due to this themed photo day that is happening on G+. I dipped my toe in last week when it was ‘Waterfall Wednesday’. I was hooked. ‘Flower Friday’ was next and then ‘Sunset Saturday’. Yesterday was ‘Macro Monday’, which was a form I never saw much interest in before. I have found this type of photography to be a lot of fun. I see opportunities everywhere and I find myself thinking up settings to try.
Take a look at some of my latest pics…