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Bryan Nabong
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There's a (hazy) Blood Moon on the Rise - San Jose, CA

After some deliberation last night I decided to head out for the blood moon.  I got to the spot with a foreground that I wanted but it was clear that the haze in the San Jose skies wouldn't let up.  I headed home and just viewed the #bloodmoon  from my balcony.  

It's soft, but this is what I had last night :)
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+Bryan Nabong knows the feeling. i kept off social media for a day!! helps that my wifi access is lousy here too!! hahaha
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Fire Breaths  - San Francisco, CA

I was looking forward to going to this month's fire jam, but last minute I was sent to LA for work.  Bummers.  I won't be able to go to the Union Square Fire Expo because I'm going to be out of town for a wedding.  If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 26th come out to the free show.  
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and please drop by their website at and help support this creative fiery organization! Each year they show off the many talents of fire performers FREE to San Francisco in April at the very popular Union Square. Please support future fire expos by donating to such a fabTasTic and  worthy cause!! Thank you!!
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Hassle-full Wedding - San Jose, CA

It's a little early for #tbt  but it was really nice for +David Hasselhoff to how up at our wedding in 2011.  I was hoping that he'd wear his piano scarf, but I was really happy he was able to make it at all.  

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It would have been great to have our first dance be with "looking for freedom"... wait. that sounds weird. 
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Oregon Horsetail - Oregon 

A post for #waterfallwednesday  

(Have to post and run right now, but I'll edit in a  description later)

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yay.  I remembered the sign up date this time around!
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt,
 *2014 SPRING FLING edition*

**SPONSORED BY +MeFOTO and +Induro****

(nodding - oh that's right - we have a sponsor, boys and girls!!!) 
(puffs up like a peacock)

I am SO EXCITED to announce that +MeFOTO and +Induro have eagerly agreed to Sponsor this round of the hunt!!!!!
throws confetti

What does that mean? 
Oh so many things! 
The two biggest are: +Brian Hynes from the MAC Group will be one of our judges this round!!! 
And there are... wait for it…  thousands of dollars in PRIZES!
(I literally can't stop grinning)

We'll go into more details once our community is all up and running, but until then - show +Brian Hynes, +MeFOTO, and +Induro HUGE love and appreciation for supporting us - do it Scavengers style, guys!!

I am ALSO TOO EXCITED to keep the other judges a secret like I have done in the past. I am bursting!!!

The judges for the 2014 Spring Fling round ARE:
+Brian Hynes 
+Alan Shapiro 
+Barry Blanchard 
our winner from last round, +Stefan Riss,
and two NEW judges I can't stop bouncing over - 
+Gordon Laing 
AND +Colby Brown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yes. It's beyond Epic.

There is also one more judge who is going to be part of a special surprise - that I am going to save for later!

Oh soooo many reasons to sign up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND - if you live under a rock have never heard of the Scavenger Hunt, here are the details - 

 The Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open)
I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!! So fun!!
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately 2 months).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
To get you using your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yourself to try new things.

During the course of the round, you will make friends, you will learn from some amazing photographers, we have behind-the-scenes lessons, personal interaction with the judges, etc. etc.
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of THE MOST amazing community on G+.

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, "*I'M IN* "
And you will be registered.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments.

I will only enter ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered. 
(This is the only way I can keep track of the 500 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up. Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate, not just because you see everyone else doing it.

I can't wait to spend the fall with you!!!!

And with that - (like any of you even read this) - let the registration BEGIN!!  bounces around room

(This image below was shots from the "CIRCLE" category from the last round.  PHOTOS BY: +Laura Ockel, +Grant Meyer, +Erika Griffin, +E.E. Giorgi, +Rasa G-V, +Maureen Roberson, +Matt Crace, +Bethany DiTecco and +Pam Boling)
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Trying to decide to go out for the lunar eclipse tonight. So much to do. Wahhhh
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pretty neat.  slide those bars. 
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Just a Touch of Fog - San Francisco, CA

I was in the city this evening and was fortunate to catch some low fog creeping it's way into the city.  It's so much fun chasing the fog around San Francisco.   

5 images stitched together to make this pano.  

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very awesome
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looks like a fun free event.  thanks for the heads up +Google Local San Francisco !
Free National Geographic Photo Workshops

Citizen scientists, take note! The 2014 BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival will bring together hundreds of volunteer scientists to work together to discover, count, map and learn about the living creatures in Crissy Field. Join in the count on March 28-29 or stop by to enjoy family-friendly, open to the public activities like +National Geographic photo workshops and science demos.


Photo credit: +Jerry Downs 
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I really loved the photographs in this piece.   

photos by +David Schalliol  (I think).  
Developers cleared the city's land for big projects, but when the housing bubble burst, nothing was built. Now, homes stand alone in Chicago's depopulated areas, as these haunting images from David Schalliol's Isolated Building Studies show.
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and I did +Yajur Parikh. I did.
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First off, reservations are a must. They have a cancellation wait list, but when I was there at around 545pm on Sunday, there was already a long list, and the bar area was full. Fortunately, my wife and I did have reservations. The food was quite good. I had a the rotisserie of the day, which was a pork dish (I <3 pork) with some potatoes. I would have preferred a more interesting side rather than simple potatoes. The pork was a boston butt that was delicious and a good portion size. The appetizers we tried were the lamb riblets and fried smelts. Both were very good, albeit small portions. Portions were fine for 2 people, but if you are in a larger party, expect to double up. We also had the dessert of the day, which was a dish of fried phyllo pieces with honey and creme fraiche. Both my wife and I enjoyed the dessert but both agreed that we would have like the phyllo pieces to have been crispier. The have what looks to be a wonderful selection of wines, but neither of us had any on this night. The staff was very friendly and even called us immediately when they had noticed that I had forgotten my credit card. That saved me a drive, since we live about an hour away :)
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Delicious selection of coffee and well made. This location is pretty large with lots of seating, but for those who are gadget addicted, not that many outlets. Staff has always been friendly and it's a usual stop for me as I'm heading out to some beach along Hwy 1.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I was meeting friends here for late dinner and drinks. Parking was really easy so that's a plus for me since I'm usually driving from the South Bay. The place is a nice booth style bar with a decent amount of seating for 4, but not that many places for groups larger than that. The food overall was okay. I tried a carnitas zapatos, and carne asada fries. I'm a carnitas kind of guy, but I found it a little dry. The carne asada was definitely better. The chips were a pretty good snack value. The beer selection was pretty good and the service was so quick and friendly that it's a great place to have a simple dinner with some friends and watch a game.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
In short, pork chop > burger. People have been telling me about the Nopa burger, but I felt like it was just okay. Nothing really stood out about the burger that makes me want to go back for it. That being said, the pork chop IS something I'd return multiple times for. A large portion of pork chops, excellently prepared, was a wonderful treat. It's a nice place for a dinner date, but be sure to get reservations or your wait will be pretty long.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
56 reviews
A great place for dessert easily accessible while enjoy downtown Palo Alto. Just stopped in one evening after dinner on whim and it was totally worth it. Between my wife and I, we tried 4 flavors: Biscott & cream, mint & brownie, salted caramel, and turkish coffee. All 4 flavors were really good. I settled on Biscott & cream and salted cream for my two scoops. The staff was really friendly. I saw a few people order shakes. I wonder if that's a thing here. I'll have to try it next time.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I attended an event that doubled as a product feature announcement and photographic art gallery. The space was quite large and had plenty of room for attendees to mingle and enjoy the photography on display. There was an upstairs space as well, but I don't think that was accessible for this particular event. The catering, bartenders, security, and staff I interacted with was friendly and wonderful. I'm not sure if they directly associated with the location or contracted in by the event planners, but great customer service should always get a mention.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
This unassuming locale serves up a delcious falafel. The outsides are crisp and the insides are full of flavor. I used to go with the falafel in a pita pocket, but these days I go for a lunch plate and take some home. Many of my friends have raved about the banana shake. It's good, but I might not be a fan of any banana shake to be able to rave about it. The shakes are worth a try.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago