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Death by Selfie
Dogpatch USA

I don't usually take #selfie  shots but this one seemed more like a possible record of my final moments. This is from the abandoned amusement park, Dogpatch USA in north Arkansas. This bridge has not been used since 1993 when the park closed.

Let me tell you, it looks and feels like it hasn't been used since 1993! It's rusted, rotten, and in a couple of places, even burned up (no idea). It went over what I believe was called Marble Falls. The falls were flowing pretty well this day and it gives you a great vantage point of the park so without thinking about it a whole lot, I climbed out to take some shots. When I closed one eye and looked through the view finder, I had a sudden attack of vertigo and realized that I was about 20 years passed the latest day that I should have been out there. I crossed the bridge as it was the only way I saw to get to the bottom of the falls but I was extremely leery about coming back!



#arkansasphotography  +Arkansas - The Natural State  #arkansas   #dogpatchusa   #hqsplandscape   #hqsphdr   #abandonedplaces   #abandonedphotography   #selfiesunday   #selfieoftheday  
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Very cool. Sad that the amusement park closed.
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Thanks to +Peter From for all of the work he puts into his circles!
 
The NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle | APRIL 2014 | READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE ASKING FOR INCLUSION

The first PAC (March 2014) was a great success and I want to thank everybody who participated in it! Like my old APC Circles, this new April PAC is full of great photographers! I have checked EVERY SINGLE ONE of them and guarantee that your feed will flood from quality images when you add this circle.

How To Qualify To Future PAC Circles

If you're a professional or an amateur photographer mainly sharing your own original work in your feed, then you're eligible to ask for inclusion in the May PAC.

The difference between this circle and the old APC is that I now will be giving away FREE accounts to the Pixativity Photographer's Directory every time I share this circle. I will pick three photographer's from the circle and add them to the directory while I compile the circle (you will be notified). 

(For those of you not remembering the _APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle. The PAC will be of the same high quality!_

The Guidelines

Yes, there are rules and guidelines. :) If you want to participate in the PAC you need to do the following:

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet these guidelines. Tagging friends increases your chances of being added.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I probably won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So does your fellow G-plussers.

The post must be reshared in your personal feed and publicly.

Pages will NOT be accepted into the circle.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is neither the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.I will check your feed anyway, be sure of that. :)

4) Premium Members of the Pixativity Photographer's Directory website are automatically included in the circle. Still members should reshare this post and  let me know that you did so in the comments.

(How to obtain a Premium account to the PPD can be found here: http://maps.pixativity.com/join/).

Please Note

If I do NOT add you to the circle there's always a reason for that. 1) You do not mainly share your own original work in your feed, 2) You are a web marketeer, SEO-specialist etc. or 3) I did not like the mix of your feed (yeah, I know, it's a very subjective thing to create circles like this) or 4) I just missed your comment of some reason – mistakes happen, I am only human.

Another thing: I cannot add everybody in one circle but be assured that I check ALL feeds and you are welcome to ask for inclusion in the next edition of the PAC.

Release Date

The next circle will be released in May. Keep an eye open for the up-coming Announcement Post.

Now, let's make this April PAC another success story. :) Add the circle and reshare it.

Cheers!
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For 3 days, G+ has been almost unusable. I thought it must be my internet connection but now I see it's on multiple computer and multiple networks. Anyone else experiencing the similar issues? 
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Not at Arkansas...
The Natural State....

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#goodmorning   #throwbackthursday  

I was out taking pictures at the abandoned amusement park, Dogpatch USA last weekend and came across this. The park closed in the 80's but I don't remember this can being around even then. 
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I am an amateur photographer, hiker, biker, fan of the Great State of Arkansas and curator of HQSP HDR and Arkansas The Natural State. 
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