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Baldur McQueen
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Baldur McQueen

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I don't understand G+ collections at the moment - so I'm fleeing to communities; I do understand the concept behind them, I hope :-)

Baildon Moor on a misty morning - Yorkshire, UK
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Let us not fixate on the ripples, as they will fade away.

Calmness is Imminent

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My apologies, but I'm afraid there's no team behind Monochrome Monday anymore. 
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I can't see a way to filter my stream by selecting circles any more - anyone know where that option has gone?
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Haha, you had the same scare I did +Baldur McQueen​! I almost went on the negative rant too. Glad someone cleared up the issue :)
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When taking the dog out for a walk, I am a creature of habit. I know which walks are safe - places he can run around doing his thing, whilst I relax and take pictures.
A few days ago during one of our walks, I turned right - instead of the usual left. I found this tree (and the horse). Hiking distance from my house and I've never seen it before.

There's a lesson there.

And speaking of lessons - where is the "Photos" button, or something similar? I need to delete a few pictures but I can't see a link to my albums any more? ;-)

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Thank you all guys :-) - +Heidi Anne Morris, I was working a 24 hour shift over the weekend, so couldn't muster up the energy to participate - this weekend, however, I'm off Sunday... so who knows! :-D
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When Google decided to change everything regarding G-Plus, a while back, I decided to stay away for a while. Come back later and see if the network was still usable.
Not sure if they've done all the changes, but I can't see any difference - apart from some new things like "Pages" and "Collections" in the drop-down menu - and there is some difference in uploading. I'm guessing G+ is not dead?

Which, if correct, is good.

Here's a shot I posted on Facebook a few days ago. Road to Cumbria.

#monochromeworld #monochrome #monochromephotography #monochromemonday #hqspmonochrome #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite

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Thank you very much +H.Rengier :-)
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Thank you so much!!
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I haven't had much time to look into the changes made by G+, but I do know that every time I think I've understood them, I see something I don't understand.

It seems like the albums have all been removed, so I can't visit someone's profile and browse their album any more (a step backwards in my view).
Now we have collections - but I can't move my old photos to collections (I think) without reposting each and every one, which would be frightfully irritating for all of you!

When I do go to someone's profile - like +Heidi Anne Morris, I see her collections and I can see that I follow some of them, but not others! Who makes the decision that I am NOT following her "I'm Inspired" collection (to name one)? Is it up to the person who creates the collection or is it Google (because it certainly wasn't me)?

Also... I go into a collection (yes, I've made a few) and try to post. The choices are to post "Public" or post to the collection?! So if I want to post public, I can't organise those shots into collections... or... arrrrgghhhhhh ;-)

Now - I'm not really expecting anyone to walk me through this, but if anyone knows of a really good write-up, which explains how to move from good old G+ to the new, scary G+ (without having a nervous breakdown or turning to the bottle), I'd really appreciate a link.

And, yes, I do realize that the service is free - and the current setup is probably better for those just starting G+.... so I'm  bloody well not angry about the changes - just very, very, very, very confused at the moment :-D
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LOL fantastic representation of what we G+ "oldies" feel like ;-) You never ever dissapoint Mr. +Baldur McQueen 
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Now that he's grown old
And scarcely can he crawl,
He's forced to eat the coarsest grass,
That grows against the wall,
That grows against the wall.
(Poor Old Horse, Kate Rusby)

A beautiful creature, found in one of the local fields.

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Oh but the other one was friendly friendly
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A tunnel in Wales.

A photographer, lurking in the darkness - waiting for a suitable "victim".

A man with a bicycle.

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Thank you kindly +H.Rengier :-)
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1.5 million bricks laid in a specific way - forming Ribblehead Viaduct (Yorkshire, UK), built in 1870 - 1874. This fascinating structure, made up of 24 arches and spanning 400 metres, cuts through the landscape in a most beautiful way.

I've got nothing more to say on the subject - hope you're all having a good day ;-) - - - - 

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#yorkshire   #ribblehead   #ukphoto   #ukphotographycommunity  
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Hello Baldur amcQeen.
I am sam sophun living phnom penh cambodia ,can i make a friend with you?
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Common Frog - Rana temporaria

I walked past a frog pond (Chevin Woods) earlier today - and things were pretty hectic! Dozens of frogs, all at it - and the sounds were quite.... disturbing. I'll just leave you a short description from Wikipedia, which explains what I was looking at ;-)

"The females are attracted to the males that produce the loudest and longest calls and enter the water where the males mill around and try to grasp them with their front legs — although they may grasp anything of a similar size, such as a piece of wood. The successful male climbs on the back of the female and grasps her under the forelegs with his nuptial pads, in a position known as amplexus, and kicks away any other males that try to grasp her."

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Much appreciated, +Tânia Luz :-)
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Leeds, UK - Manchester, UK - Húsavík, Iceland - Reykjavík, Iceland - Akureyri, Iceland
Yorkshire based photographer

I was born and raised in Akureyri, North-East Iceland, in 1972 - I am half-Scottish and half-Icelandic, currently living in Yorkshire, England UK. Photography is my passion; without it I can neither relax nor feel fulfilled.

I am an introvert by nature, constantly pretending (and often failing) to be an extrovert, as society demands. I will never understand how, or why, it became fashionable to use 50 words, when three can deliver the meaning perfectly. That, is probably why I love, live and breathe photography.

You don't get extra points for cramming in superfluous garbage. When successfully done, you deliver meaning and purpose by one click of a button. It can be a single object, or it can be three. But very rarely 50.

If you are interested in seeing some of my daily posts (with no guarantee of quality!) please follow me on Google+InstagramFacebook and Twitter (note regarding the last two: I frequently post about politics and often these posts are in Icelandic). I also have an account with 500px and Flickr - which I will, at some point, update, and share the links.

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I can read, write and solve simple maths equations.
  • Iceland University of Education
    Social Work (B.Ed)., 1997 - 2000
  • Iceland University of Education
    ICT (Post grad. Dipl. Ed), 2002 - 2004
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