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Getting Ready for the London PhotoWalk today!  Here's a photo I took a few weeks ago in Antarctica - a polar sunbow over Mount Erebus.  

If you're coming to the PhotoWalk today, be sure to come to the event page (linked below) and add in a link to your portfolio or website!  I'm sure others would like to pre-meet people before the walk! :)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337588169699020/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49&sid_create=2050070788

G+ Event: https://plus.google.com/events/c7l32eq8952ik2liqcc4dtpel5c
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These images are pretty cool and helpful.
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Some inspiration

It's fun to be human. 

Though it'd also be fun to be a bird. :D
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Moonlit Wandering

A lake in western Wyoming, found on the lonely night commute between Salt Lake and Grand Teton National Park...

This was an interesting drive, one that took me three hours longer than estimated, because of the number of elk and deer that lined the highway, forcing me to slow down for long stretches. There was no traffic (I was parked here for half an hour and only one car went by), and the radio was completely unreliable. It's hard to spend that long in a car without something to listen to, but I had no music on my phone except for a few songs from my friend +Karlie McKinnon, who is an AWESOME singer (www.karliemckinnon.com - she has an album in the works). Thank you, Karlie, your music kept me sane on the road! :-)
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Sunrise today in Queenstown... This is a quick nexus 6 shot off the balcony! We just finished up an amazing event here in town -- see more along with the controversial Adobe article at www.StuckinCustoms.com 
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Creamsicle Sunday... Truckee, CA

Yesterday, I did my very best to show +Brian Matiash Lake Tahoe. I mean, he's only here for a couple of days... so we jam-packed in as much as we could. He called it a marathon day. Ummm, yeah. He's right. The cramp in my calf that woke me up this morning underlined the fact. HehHeh. But hey, rock scrambling is fuunnn. 

So this morning, we're having a creamsicle Sunday. Chillaxin', eggs 'n snausage (my sweet hubby Joe is the BEST morning chef EVER!)... just takin' it easy before hitting the new spots I'm taking him today. I thought this shot captured the vibe nicely Creamsicle is a term that +elizabeth hahn  coined for these skies we get around here sometimes. I think it's perfect.  This is also the kind of shot I'd hoped to offer up to Brian, but alas it's all blue skies all dang day, every dang day. Whatevs, we're still gettin' some lovely captures!

Happy Sunday y'alls!
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Interesting article on Google+

You can ignore the headline, but the content is interesting.

Ignore the headline because, years after G+ launched, people still don't really know what it is (I do, though I understand why other people don't--it's a bit confusing). 

G+ has always been Google, plus. It's a new version of Google with a social layer on top of it and each individual user at the centre of their (the user's) Google experience. The + represents an enhanced version of Google; a version of Google that has Google + you. 

Perhaps Google hoped more people would use the social sharing part of Google+, but I still think G+ has been widely successful.

Google now has a whole gamut of services that you can access with one login--your Google login--centered around you as a person. Google didn't have this sort of cohesiveness before.

For me, G+ is still my best reverse search engine (rather than searching for stuff, cool stuff comes to me), and probably my favorite way to share and connect with people, outside of private messaging apps.

And I don't know of any services as robust as G+ that lets me upload images as PNGs, in max resolution, while allowing users to zoom into them with a scroll wheel (epic, epic feature). 

However, Hangouts (alliteration :D )--the chat app, not the epic, awesome video service that recently merged with it--needs improvement.)

I wonder if people working on G+ at Google actually share the same sentiments as other Googlers, who I reason may also not understand what G+ is. 

Article: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/google-plus-broken-up-photos-streams-2015-3
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This visual map is interesting:
 
People around the world are searching for ways to help #Nepal, as shown in this chart of searches for ‘Nepal’ and ‘help’ in various languages in the earthquake’s aftermath. For our part, we’ve launched Person Finder to help people find family and friends affected by the disaster, and we’ve made calls to Nepal from anywhere in the world 1¢/min (normally 19¢/min) to help people connect. We chose 1¢/min, instead of making calls free, to prevent spammers abusing the offer and adding more load to the already stretched Nepalese telephone network. More info at: goo.gl/EqocGu
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Paul Stamets, epic fungi pioneer, released his mycofiltration technique to the public domain

To quote the article (linked below):

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“Mycofiltration” refers to the intentional and judicious use of cultivated networks of fungal mycelium to facilitate water quality improvements in engineered ecosystems. This ecologically rational biotechnology is a promising technique for enhancing management of stormwater, graywater, and agricultural runoff.

[...] “I initially filed a patent on mycofiltration in 2001 [link] to protect the technology from misuse and to help support my lifelong goal to transform gourmet mushroom farms into healing arts centers. I have since given up the patent, which, ironically, now makes this information freely available and impossible for others to patent in the future. The technology is public domain and it is my gift to environmental stewards. This announcement just formalizes that.”
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If you're wondering, who the hell is +Paul Stamets?, see this TED talk he did:

Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI5frPV58tY

Article: http://www.fungi.net/blog/open-sourcing-the-patent-on-mycofiltration
Fungi Perfecti founder and director of research, Dr. Paul Stamets, announced today the release of mycofiltration and mycorestoration as public domain terms and technologies. The move formalizes a long-standing company policy of “teaching the teachers” the art and developing science of mycofiltration through annual seminars, workshops, and lectures. Stamets made the move to fully disclose mycofiltration as public domain to clear up any...
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Want a good umbrella?

Enter the well-designed +senz°  that doesn't blow inside-out, even in 100km/h (70MPH) wind.

Evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFzOwq5PldQ

I don't own one yet, but unless I find something better, I will soon. (+Blunt Umbrellas also look good, but not as adaptive.)

Website: https://www.senz.com
Australia and New Zealand website:: http://senzumbrellas.com.au/ (yes, they ship)
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Escher Pool by Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim: http://goo.gl/vDH22P
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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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