As some of you may know, I have been a pretty active member of the photographic community at Google+ over the last few months. I have to say that while I had serious doubts in the beginning (another social media outlet?!?! who needs THAT!) I have become a fervent adept once I got a taste of it. A really vibrant community, endless new possibilities, great interaction. It has been lots of fun, and I am sure, will be for a while.
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My way to give back to the G+ community was to organize and curate a list of albums from G+ members each featuring their top 11 images of the last year. I also volunteered to choose the top 20 entries and feature them on my blog. The response was overwhelming and truly fantastic. With over 100 entries to look at and choose from, I had my job cut out for me! After days and days of browsing through these fantastic entries (you can find them all here), and agonizing hours to whittle them down, my final list is ready at last! I have to admit there were just too many entries to choose from and I ended up going over my self-imposed limit of 20. But hey, my game, my rules .
So, without further ado, here is the list of (slightly over) 20 entries that made it. In no particular order:
David Kingham: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114452583189695653393/albums/5690486026562149521
Paul Burwell: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103678929192213568672/albums/5686925156839469585
Carl Donohue: https://plus.google.com/photos/106930933794139848428/albums/5690369044313139457
Amanda Large: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106928066647458178022/albums/5690173103716378593
Sarah Fischler: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110600546748211156466/albums/5689791663046615633
Dave Wilson: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/114860393629170534951/albums/5687479460800200017
John Dusseault: https://plus.google.com/photos/114559845119114226260/albums/5687665947521518673
Jacob Lucas: https://plus.google.com/photos/111204757488124368395/albums/5689405630546084497
Jari Salo: https://plus.google.com/photos/113953524641382928797/albums/5689420132458553185
Mihailo Radicevic: https://plus.google.com/photos/114369704013100203178/albums/5689325095335662225?banner=pwa
Erwin Windl: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115185449105972818666/albums/5689378035867437329
Nathan Wirth: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108032623298499022371/albums/5688996868183479617
Damien Grillat: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116649538143102503746/albums/5688964745371757777
Clark Crenshaw: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109940597696193991152/albums/5688722399593605185
Brett Nickeson: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112538775834301543018/albums/5688738091843444641
Mabry Campbell: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110294292842274744076/albums/5688426687188761921
Rob Tilley: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117930635480648239039/albums/5688217191819921361
Robert Van Koesveld: https://plus.google.com/photos/108092487151722513439/albums/5688024109817130513
Jim Davis: https://plus.google.com/photos/115143234371607892983/albums/5688009610116196977
Alan Majchrowicz: https://plus.google.com/photos/115958398724943172938/albums/5692010619275877169
Olivier Du Tre: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102349305007676725479/albums/5686897470381743553
Patrick Endres: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116958518733450165364/albums/5692068464916781697
Scott Rinckenberger: https://plus.google.com/photos/118391323892426354857/albums/5690156868390952785
If you still have time and/or energy, you can find my own Top 11 here. I would greatly appreciate it if you could leave a comment .
Voila, I hope this has kept you entertained!
Thanks to all of those who kindly participated and congratulations to those who made the final list!