Did this photo get me to 40,000 Google+ Followers?

Google+ Profile

I know many here in the community know my Google+ Profile, but I think everyone would like to know yours too, so feel free to put it below! Still having trouble getting in? The communinty here is doing a great job paying forward invites after they get in. Check the Facebook Page to see if there are some openings!

Google+ Explosion?

So, I posted the Paris photo below about 24 hours ago exclusively first to Google+. It spread very quickly and I woke up to see I was in the top 25 of all 15+ million Google+ users. This is really crazy, but it has been very fun!

See the Paris Photo post here in Google+. It ended up getting shared by many people, and, sort of like a virus, the follower count shot way up. It swamps Twitter and Facebook…and has been really interesting to compare. But no worries, the blog here will always be my mothership, where I put long-form thoughts and the daily photo…

Daily Photo – Reflections on the Eiffel Tower

Isn’t it romantic? What could be more perfect than a beautiful sunset here in Paris?

There was a big storm all day long, but I could see the clouds were beginning to break up a little to the west, and I knew there was a possibility the sun would dip into an opening beneath the heavy clouds. So, with that intense possibility, I headed over to the Eiffel Tower area hoping the light would turn out right…

I also made a behind-the-scenes video. Since you guys have been so nice over on Google+, I’ll share that video exclusively there first, so be sure to stay tuned… I’m still editing the thing together!

Reflections on the Eiffel Tower

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  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
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  • http://none casper

    Nicely seen ,grabbing shots from puddles

  • Susan

    Simply beautiful Trey – saw this on google+ yesterday but like the one here on your blog with your comments – glad the blog is the mothership- keeping up with the technology is kind of mind blowing!

  • http://heathcarney.com Heath

    You can get to my G+ profile through http://gplus.to/heathcarney

  • http://nicolesyblog.com Nicole Young

    Gorgeous, Trey. Definitely romantic! I don’t think I’ll visit France until I have someone to share the beauty with. Being single in the city of love just wouldn’t be right. :)

  • Jolie

    Also, find me here gplus.to/JolieB

  • http://www.josephspiteri.com Joseph

    Nice reflection and that was an interesting experiment you did with Google+. Here’s my profile link http://gplus.to/josephspiteri

  • http://www.100summits.com Matt Payne

    Amazing composition and light Trey – keep them coming. My G+ profile is http://plus.tl/1U

  • Paul

    Love this picture, good shot! I also enjoy G+ at http://gplus.to/PaulRitzkat

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird Andy Bird

    Susan I totally agree – technology totally tires me out these days – every day there’s something new which dosn’t agree with my old-fashioned neanderthal Scottish thought processes hehe!

    Amazing shot today – I’m beginning to love the Idea of shooting in rain (or jast after rain) – the resulting images are always very special!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    Saw this one on Google! Lovely, Trey. For anyone out there, if you haven’t been to one of Trey’s hangouts, they are really fun! You can find me at http://gplus.to/KelleyBard

  • http://benlee.squarespace.com Ben

    Great shot – you can catch me and my photos on G+ here https://plus.google.com/101285025178738693068/

  • http://pitch.pummkin.net Pamela Lim

    Fantastic shots!! I’ll be back for more eye-candy! Follow my underwater postings at http://gplus.to/pummkin

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/ Eden Brackstone

    Google+ — How much I’d love to ignore it and stick with the plethora of existing social networking services haha… Oh well, just need to set aside more time to keep all these services in sync ;)
    Find me here guys: http://www.gplus.to/EdenBrackstone — I’m adding all of you now!
    I think my presence on G+ will be limited initially, until I build up steam. However, you can expect to see me engaging with photography related topics there! Love the photo, Trey… The reflection really sells it. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

  • http://gplus.to/lurw lurw

    I like this particular photo, the colors of the sunset are really stunning!
    I am on G+, too, feel free to add me on http://gplus.to/lurw.

  • http://michael.tyson.id.au Michael Tyson

    “It swamps Twitter and Facebook” – Trey, if you had a blank social media slate, would you still set up twitter and facebook profiles today or would Google+ usurp one of them?

  • http://www.solobizcoach.com Fred @ SoloBizCoach.com

    That is an awesome photo. I love the look of leaves in the puddle. My Google+ profile is http://gplus.to/solobizcoach.

  • http://www.phogropathy.com John

    Amazing photo as always Trey – You’re such an inspiration to many young aspiring photographers! Here’s my G+ for anyone who wants to follow me https://plus.google.com/111040211525988424927/posts

  • Willingandable

    Your photos are just the best. If anyone wanna check my impressions of Berlin and Rügen please do so… https://plus.google.com/102672374688772458990/posts

    Thank you for visiting!! J*

  • http://roadslesstraveledphotography.com/ Matt Shalvatis

    Saw that one G+ yesterday! Nicely done, as usual. My Google+ profile http://gplus.to/mattshalvatis. Photography of East Europe and more! Diversify your photo viewing!

  • http://www.bfhstudios.com/blog Brian Hoffsis
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  • http://www.themarkeworld.com/ Marke

    Beautiful shot Trey. I Great composition and colors. My Google+ profile is https://plus.google.com/100377493270775536948/posts.

  • Julie

    Nicely shot. It is a different perspective than I have seen in the past. I’ve not had a chance to play with Google+ much yet, but mine is http://gplus.to/JulieWillson Please feel free to add me.

  • http://JimiJonesVisuals.com Jimi Jones

    Love today’s photo with it’s soft color tones and reflections. That’s an awesome sky also.

    That’s great news on Google+. Will setup a profile later today and get to rockin.
    Good stuff, Trey!

  • http://simonmorris.me/ Simon Morris

    Wonderful shot Trey – beautiful late evening sunset tones, I like the reflection too… superb!
    Sheesh – another social network site to sign-up with… I wouldn’t mind, but I’ve only just recently opened a Facebook account! Anyway, it’ll be great to connect with likeminded photographers – he’s my link, thanks :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/handle43 eric wood

    Killer shot!

    Here is me – http://gplus.to/ericwood

    Shoot me a message here if anyone needs a g+ invite – http://www.facebook.com/handle43

  • http://www.wheretowillie.blogspot.com William Woodward

    HDR recipe: sunsets = great; reflections = great; architecture = great; mix em all up = another Trey Ratcliff favorite.

  • http://www.toddmetcalfephotography.com Todd Metcalfe

    Great shot!
    Here is my G+: http://gplus.to/toddmetcalfe
    Always good to connect with other photographers…

  • http://williambeem.com William Beem

    Hey, look. They already have their Christmas tree up for this year.

    You can find me at http://gplus.to/wbeem

  • http://www.wirtagraphy.com Mari

    Love all of Trey’s photos! My G+ is http://gplus.to/wirtagraphy. I also have G+ invites to give away – feel free to message me if you’d like one.

  • http://justshootingmemories.com Daryl Clark

    Wonderful photography as usual Trey. Google+: http://gplus.to/darylclark

  • http://www.flickr.com/d_lewis09 Derek

    Just as good here as a couple days ago on G+! Hehe. And thanks for putting this together Trey, I always wanted to make a Stuckincustoms circle since the day I got on plus..woohoo! My profile is


  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    Just spectacular Trey!

  • Jeff

    Another great photo! Just curious as why you didn’t “lighten” the trees up more in the puddle reflection?

  • http://www.digthefalls.com Edward Smathers

    This is my first time to your site and have to say that I am impressed with the hdr’s! I am normally not too fond of any given “automated” hdr, since they usually do not give accurate depictions of what the subject material truly looked like. I prefer to manually create my hdr’s if I find need, yours are done very well!!

    I have a Google Profile, but not G+. If anyone would be willing to invite me I would be very appreciative!

  • Dayton

    What a beautiful photo!

  • http://plus.google.com/101248054507015265353/posts Darren Humphries

    Truly a fantastic shot! Love it!

    I’m having a great time on Google+ and am luck enough to have over 1100 followers, most photographers. It has nothing to do with my photo (complete amateur) just got in there early and love to share and comment. Great social site!

    Here is my G+ Profile: http://plus.google.com/101248054507015265353/

  • http://www.stephaniegracephotography.com Stephanie

    Pretty colors!

    Here’s me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117432203939382792790/posts

    I’m still learning how to utilize this new community!

  • David N

    My google plus is: http://gplus.to/mrmcmick amateur photographer looking for other photographers to follow/circle with ^_^

  • http://vickiwilsonphotos.wordpress.com Vicki Wilson

    Beautiful, I love the dramatic sky with the sunset peeking through along with the reflections, great shot! Here is my Google+ URL https://plus.google.com/111240230493422963077 I was not able to customize my URL to be more user friendly without going to a 3rd party like gplus.to and didn’t want to do that. I am hoping this is a feature that Google adds.

  • http://westgarth.smugmug.com/ Alastair

    One of your best ever

  • http://westgarth.smugmug.com/ Alastair

    Yep luv G+. Photog discussions and reviews are awesome. Here’s my G+ URL https://plus.google.com/u/0/110083467573773561712/

  • http://www.katewaite.com/ Kate

    Definitely one of my favourite pictures of yours!

    Just getting started with G+ really and would love to exchange thoughts and discussions with other keen photographers http://gplus.to/katewaite

  • http://www.projectemp.com Eric

    This shot is a great shot to be the one to push your followers to a nice milestone like that. It is iconic. gplus.to/emperic

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  • http://yanaweinstein.com Yana Weinstein

    What wonderful photography. I wouldn’t call myself a photography enthusiast, but these are so pleasing to the eye. I also have a long-standing nostalgic relationship with Paris (having lived there for a year), so these photos affect me deeply. http://gplus.to/yanawhy

  • http://www.stephaniellenphotography.com Stephanie

    I am really thinking Google + will be a big help in getting my photography out there. Love all your photos. I am a portrait photographer who also loves shooting travel and nature photography based in Tampa, Fl My google plus profile is:

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    Trey, do you find that posting individual images through posts to be much more beneficial than posting through a gallery/portfolio with G+?

    Find my Google+ profile at: http://gplus.to/jordancrowe

  • http://peruccophotography.com Brett

    I love that photo and all your work!
    Everyone, feel free to add me: http://gplus.to/bperucco

  • Maurice Rich

    Seems to be growing, I think I’m 50th :)

    Add me at http://bit.ly/qsk70O

  • http:/www.lloydkbarnes.com Lloyd Barnes

    I love the composition and beautiful light! Congrats on the the G+ success :)

    Here’s my profile:

  • Julie

    So, how do you get an invite? I logged in to FB and became a fan, but still don’t see anywhere to look for opening. Any help? Thanks!

  • http://redeyeimages.smugmug.com Terry Nelson

    Trey, This is easily in my top ten HDR captures!
    You can find me at http://gplus.to/terrynelson

  • http://www.oxherdingpath.com/photoblog DJ Schulte


    shoot your email to me: dj at oxherderarts dot com and I send you an invite.

    Have a great day.

  • http://www.oxherdingpath.com/photoblog DJ Schulte

    Trey, The video was excellent. Thanks for producing and sharing.

    I am on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/115111902757485641613/posts?hl=en

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

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  • http://www.bethagnew.biz Beth Agnew

    Wondrous photo, Trey! Really astounded by the beauty of your work. Thanks for sharing these exquisite images with us, as well as your technical knowledge. Much appreciated!
    I’m on Google+ too: https://plus.google.com/114581664708633361598/posts

  • Mushroom

    To be honest: I am a follower of your Google+ profile because of that photo. Someone was sharing it, I was stunned and I put you instantly in my photography circle. I’m in fact no photographer but I like good shoots. And as I found more brilliant shoots on your site and in your profile I guess it was a good idea ;)

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  • http://www.ameliamcgoldrick.com/ Amelia

    Not on gplus yet, but I do like the reflection shot!

  • Jessica

    Beautiful shot. I am especially taken with the leaves in the puddle. First thing that caught my eye.
    Feel free to find me on G+ at https://plus.google.com/109099193717756236849. Just random things right now as I check it out.

  • http://collagemaven.blogspot.com Karen Graham

    One of my favorite places in the world. All I can think to say is WoW!! I love the reflection you captured in the water. Perfect. I’m heading to Paris in a few weeks and must check out the Steampunk Metro Station. I love it.

  • http://www.lisamikulski.com/blog LISA Mikulski

    Wonderful photo. It makes me long for Paris. Find me at G+ http://www.gplus.to/lisamik

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