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Alan Bland
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Amateur photographer and electronic music hacker
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I am a hobbyist photographer on a journey to raise my photography skills to the next level. Living in Colorado, many of my pictures display the natural beauty of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna. More recently I've begun to branch out into other subject areas, so you never can tell what my next picture will be.

I enjoy dabbling with electronic music technology, programming sounds and song snippets with a rack of ancient hardware synthesizers as well as some modern software synthesizers. 

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Bicycled to the top of Mount Evans, a 14,000+ ft mountain in the Colorado Rockies. Twice! Still. gasping. for. air.
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I prefer my tulips fresh, but I'll take frozen if necessary. But please don't thaw them in the microwave.

#TulipSaturday +Eustace James +Marilyn Benham +Measie Elizabeth 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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teehee Fresh preferably  or frozen but NO microwave Got it +Alan Bland snicker..heheee!

(Absolutely gorgeous Tulip xo♥ ) 
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YUMMM!
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Another tulip survives the weekend snowstorm!

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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Beautiful.
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A cluster of white tulips found on Friday's flower walk, especially for +Mari Luukkonen. I didn't notice the yellow streaks when I was shooting in the bright sun, but they came out in post-processing.
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I've always tended toward math, science and the arts. When science conflicts with politics or religion is when history gets interesting to me. :-)
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Yesterday I went flower hunting on my #AssignmentForJake. The assignment was to set the camera to manual mode and manual focus, and get your best shot in only 36 exposures - a throwback to the days of film. Of the 36 exposures, I narrowed it down to 9 favorites before selecting this as the best.  I had only 5 shots that I would reject as being too far off in focus or composition, so I'm very happy with such a high keeper rate. Didn't waste many exposures on that expensive roll of film!

#TulipSaturday by +Eustace James +Marilyn Benham +Measie Elizabeth 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

#FlowerPower +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
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Thanks everyone. What a wonderful spring day it was, and today it's snowing, with high winds and blizzard conditions forecast for later today. This may be another sign that Canada is invading! ;-)
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Getting to know an old lens like it was an old friend.

I have an ancient Sears 135mm f/2.8 "Macro" that when used wide open causes some odd optical effects. This photo is minimally processed. All I did was crop it, boost saturation slightly, and brightened the corners a bit. The funky halo around the flower petals is not a processing artifact - it came that way straight out of camera.

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

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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Beautiful! Love that effect... almost like a halo around the tulip! :)
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A tulip for +Marilyn Benham to celebrate her birthday today!
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weee thank you dear +Pat Kight  big (((hugs)))
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Sunshine melts the snow away

Another tulip mocks the weekend snowstorm.

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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Snow Tulip

Somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature that it's spring! After yesterday's snowstorm and overnight frigid temperatures, I went out this morning in search of surviving tulips. Here's one of my favorites.

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

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Tulip can still live in wntr-
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Lonely Tulip

Framed by a wrought iron fence, this tulip bloomed ahead of its brothers and sisters. For +renee Q who saw a thumbnail and wanted to see it larger. 
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You're welcome. Enjoy!
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