The Paris Underground

Update on some Google+ Communities

The Google+ Communities are going very strong and sill growing! I think it has only been a week or so, and here is a little update for you.

There is one broken bit that I’m waiting to get fixed — we would like to assign MORE moderators to help out with the flow. The two things the moderators are trying to keep up with is A) False Positives Spam (the algorithm is mis-marking many photos as spam, and mods need to manually approve them) and B) SPAM removal — there are a few out-of-context posts getting through. Anyway, all of this can be alleviated with more moderators… and I simply can’t add them to the bigger groups now because when I view the “Members” list, it culls out 95% of the members so I can’t set them to be moderators.

Anyway, here is an update on a few of the communities. The big ones are big parties, and the smaller ones are more intimate… both kinds are awesome in their own way!

The Photo Community – 21,000 Members

HDR Photography – 16,000 Members

Stuck In Customs Community (us!) – 1,500 Members

New Zealand Photographers – 485 Members

New Zealand Photographers Community Hangout

Monday’s show will be all about this smallest and most intimate community here, the New Zealand Photographers. We’re getting that show set up right now for you! :)

Daily Photo – The Paris Underground

One evening, we were in a bit of a hurry to get to the Arc de Triomphe for some sunset photos. I still have those photos btw, sitting here unprocessed, and I’m really looking forward to it! Anyway, there were a few of us on this little subway adventure and we had to make one of those long underground connections that requires you to walk for about 5 minutes through jigsawed tunnels. This is one of those tunnels… Matt Knisely and I made everyone wait while we took photos!

Underground tunnel subway paris

The Paris Underground

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • helloandy

    I miss the times when this blog wasn’t part Google ad.

  • Richard Hawkins

    Agreed. The omnipresence of google is getting annoying. And not just here. It’s everywhere.

  • Josh Burghandy

    Also agree. Google plus is nice, but the inability to post full-resolution photos is not beneficial to me.

  • susan ratcliff

    Wow!! I love this Trey – awesome shot!

  • Andy Bird

    Kind of makes me think that this is what the entrance to these scary underground military bases would look like – seems to lead to nowhere – scary and exciting at the same time!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Hey you might not like Google so much – but you have to admit that this free way for the community to connect and share photos is pretty awesome – — it’s much better than typical forum software, free, and easy. Sorry you think it’s an “ad” — I just think it’s cool.

  • helloandy

    I think it’s good, I’m just saying that the last year there have been lots of posts of how amazing Google is. For communities to connect, I still find Facebook miles better. If not only for that most people already visit the site daily. It’s also free, easy, and shows photos pretty great.

  • Mrs TeePot

    so impressed you managed to stop people! it’s normally heaving!

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