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 This is a shot of a pretty awesome looking sea stack on Rialto Beach on the Olympic Coast in Washington. While visiting, I found myself at this spot watching how the water receded over the sand and rocks, creating these really interesting lines. Well, I did not literally see lines... what I saw was the pieces of foam going up and down the beach, but I knew, that with a long exposure, they would most likely look interesting. And they did! The moon was in a good spot, and the clouds were forming some radiating lines that I thought would make a pretty cool shot. I chose to go vertical pano style because a more conventional vertical ratio caused the singular, tall, thin stack to look too insignificant.

Find more of my work, and information about workshops and online instruction for processing at www.tedgorecreative.com
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An interesting article that talks about the similarities between Apple and SpaceX, and what SpaceX is doing next (other than rockets). 
Op-Ed |For all the similarities between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, there’s one that often gets ignored: their strategies for getting their stuff made.
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Big Deep Breath... California Coast
Standing upon bluffs always made her feel At One With It All once more.
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IT'S OFFICIAL!!
My brand new website has launched and I saved THIS photo for the very first blog post!!

It's been months and months in the making. The road was full of sharp turns and unexpected detours. A stop or two that wasn't planned. And an unveiling at the perfect time. New photos, videos, directions and room to grow. 

I cannot wait!!

Hope you'll stop by and say hello. ;))


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The awesome 2D-like graphics of Guilty Gear Xrd (that aren't actually 2D)

This is a great post about the ridiculously good 2D-like 3D graphics of Guilty Gear Xrd, a tournament-quality competitive fighting game.

There are several images showing how well they did at making the 3D game look 2D, despite the challenges associated with that. 

I'd probably never be able to play Guilty Gear because I suck at execution, but it's still an interesting design case study. 

It seems "hand crafted" is what matters, not whether something is done in 2D, 3D, or <insert other means of doing something here>.

This was also confirmed by Duet, a mobile-based short story created by a former Disney animator and Google's team of renegade pirates, known as +Google ATAP. I wrote more about Duet and ATAP here: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/101091631097741118096/posts/9LYVLYjc56X

The article: http://www.sirlin.net/posts/guilty-gear-xrd   #gaming   #games   #fightinggames  

p.s. The image below (of Ky, a character from the game), is a 3D model. Indeed: what?!
Guilty Gear Xrd is great. I'd like to talk about the design behind it, but we really have to start with the art. Artwork Gameplay is what should matter. Starting by telling you about the art may seem superficial, and maybe it is, but the art in this game is so notable—such a breakthrough—that I think it deserves special attention. Guilty Gear Xrd is far and away the #1 best use of 3D that looks like 2D I have ever seen in a video...
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CutePDF Writer - free program for saving files as PDF documents

Have you heard of Cute PDF Writer?

It's free of charge; lets you save things like Word documents or web pages as PDFs. 

Most software has this option nowadays, but for those that don't, there's CutePDF Writer. 

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp 
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF converter software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem".
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Where the earth meets ~ © Justine King Photography

_"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually.  For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value."
-  Claude Monet_

#Australia   #landscapephotography  
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Post me a letter

Here's a Victorian letterbox I spotted today in Shropshire. I love details like these, along with solid colours. There's also something flag-like in the cross formed by the wooden detailing on the door that appeals to me. Something simple like this requires a simple approach, so I just shot face-on with the Olympus OMD EM1 and Lumix 25mm lens. As I initially looked at the colours, I thought Classic Chrome would be the ideal process, before of course realizing that's one of Fujifilm's presets! So I've actually gone slightly the other way here, going for the Vivid preset on the Olympus, rather than subdued colours I initially thought of. Anyway, a nice simple photo, out-of-camera. Hope you like it!

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Leica_DG_Summilux_25mm_f1-4_H-X025/
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Time for the fun and creative start to your week: Creation Wars

Starts 6PM PT, 9PM ET

This week +Ollie Dale and +Stuart Davidson will be joined by +Laurie Rubin +Trace Aiken and +Gina DeGirolamo 

Join +Tiff Gilleland  over on Twitter (@MagicalArcanum or use  #CreationWars12 ) to see full Res images being shared throughout the show.

Vote for people's choice here:  http://ow.ly/J9XMh


https://plus.google.com/events/cls7km8neihqpi4b86tpvthbumg?authkey=CPHS6afY167PUw

Image below by +Bruce Rosenstiel and featured in Creation Wars Episode 11.

#photography   #TheArcanum  
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Big Deep Breath... California Coast
Standing upon bluffs always made her feel At One With It All once more.
--------------------------------------------------------
IT'S OFFICIAL!!
My brand new website has launched and I saved THIS photo for the very first blog post!!

It's been months and months in the making. The road was full of sharp turns and unexpected detours. A stop or two that wasn't planned. And an unveiling at the perfect time. New photos, videos, directions and room to grow. 

I cannot wait!!

Hope you'll stop by and say hello. ;))


#ns  
We Have Liftoff! If you’re here reading this, you’re doing it from our new hot bliggidy-blog home… on the website that’s ...More please ...
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The rockets of the (not to far) future

They'll blast off into space and then come back down.

It's already happening now [1], though they haven't landed one yet. 

This video shows SpaceX's plans for their Faulcon Heavy rocket. 


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dPj5Bk9U4
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Hubble image of NGC 7714

NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms.

The galaxy has witnessed some violent and dramatic events in its recent past. Tell-tale signs of this brutality can be seen in NGC 7714's strangely shaped arms, and in the smoky golden haze that stretches out from the galactic centre — caused by an ongoing merger with its smaller galactic companion NGC 7715, which is out of the frame of this image.

Credit: ESA, NASA
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Great Southern Land ~ Australia

I love this beautiful, prehistoric landscape that's in my backyard. These mountains just keep going on forever :)

#Australia   #landscape   #visitaustralia  
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 Indeed; Australia has a beauty all its own. 
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I'm a lover—of life, people, nature, and food. :) 

I like to enjoy life and experience, share, and bask in wonderful moments. 

Painting with light—photography—is a fun way to do that and something I enjoy. You can see some of my creations by going to the Photos tab of my profile. 

I call them creations rather than photos because I feel photography is evolving into something more than just taking pictures. Google+ opened me up to the wonderful world of post-processing, something that has helped me see the world differently and given me a wonderful way to express myself and share some of the beauty I encounter so often.

Though I've come to learn that beauty is all around us; it's just a matter of relaxing into a place where you can see it.

I think we're now in a place where we can very easily share not just what we see and hear, but the moments we experience. That's something that's always been available to us—you don't need an electronic device to feel connected to someone—but technology does open things up in new ways. 

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I feel one of the best ways to get to know someone is by interacting with them, so if you'd like to get to know me, you're welcome to explore the posts I've made on Google+ or the tweets I've made on Twitter.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you feel inspired to, either directly or via the things I share.

You can send me a message (or email) via Google+, an @ message via Twitter, or a message via YouTube

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