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David Polzine
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""Let me, let me know what makes you happy
And I'll do it over, over and over again
Let me, let me know just how you love me
And we'll spin around again in this field of flowers we're in..."
— Six Pence None the Richer, "Field of Flowers"

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So very pretty and intricate. A rug at an entrance, perhaps. A framed picture, a Postcard... 
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"Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible. "
— Walter Cronkite
Daylight ebbing against the tide's flood, sated in spirit by the balmy day on the bay and in body with a late lunch ashore, the City lay astern as we scuttled back to the marina.

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#InMotionThursdays +InMotion Thursday  curated by  +Scott Thomas

#pixelworld +PixelWorld 
curated by +Alberto Carreras 
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We are lucky to have so many lighthouses gracing our local coastline. A couple newish ones here in Santa Cruz, more historic ones up and down the coast. About 20 miles north is the Pigeon Point Lighthouse whose recent 142nd birthday merited a party this past weekend and the events of the day became a +Coastal Thursday field trip of sorts. Just after sunset the finale turned the lighthouse tower into it's own screen for a "this is your life" slide show. As we waited for the sky to dim, the projector warmed up with a kaleidoscopic fractal show...

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 

#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday curated by +Mark Hammon & +Steve Passlow

#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach

#LighthouseThursday +LighthouseThursday  curated by  +Heiko Köster

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday  curated by  +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
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Very cool image. 
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"Vancouver. Vancouver. This is it!" 
— Volcanologist David A. Johnson 

Those are Johnson's final words as he announced to the world the massive, level 5, eruption of Mt. St. Helens that created the crater seen here and loped some 1,300 feet from the height of the mount. That was 34 years ago, and Johnson was very near this spot, just 13 miles from the eruption.

Standing here this evening, watching the light changing as clouds formed and dissipated, drifted and danced, before ultimately revealing and illuminating the crater's rim in alpenglow, I replayed in my head the news coverage of that day. I remembered the photo of Johnson taken the spring evening prior to the eruption, the images that spilled from the pages of National Geographic the following month, the announcement that parts of his trailer were discovered 13 years later by workers rebuilding a highway... and I stood in awe of the tremendous terraforming power of the event and felt appropriately small...

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#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan

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#weatherandnaturalforces +LANDSCAPE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER
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Excellent photograph and thanks for sharing the story. Thank you for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme.
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Loving the size and quality of photos in #Ello ! Hint: click the menu/3bar icon to the left of your feed to collapse the sidebar for full window goodness! 

On a 15" Macbook Pro, images in my feed appear over 4x as large in my stream as either Facebook or Google+. Try it yourself. I'll post this same image on Facebook and Google+ too. Hopefully ello doesn't drop this when mobile apps come out as FB & G+ did.

A little ominous that so many are discussing ello on Facebook  as that's still where the critical mass is. For now though I'm enjoying exploring the possibilities...

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haha, google gave you full width for your photo in my stream :) Must be reading your post :)
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Oh my! geometric and lithesome …worth a framing.
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Apparently even the candy vendors are getting in on the 50 Shades hypegeddon...
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“A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan

A break in some much needed storms here in Santa Cruz was the perfect opportunity for a portrait session with our harbor's sentinel.

#lighthouse   #santacruzcalifornia   #californiastateparks  

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#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 


#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 

#LighthouseThursday +LighthouseThursday  curated by  +Heiko Köster

#weatherandnaturalforces +LANDSCAPE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
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Stunning! yet calm.
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An early season dusting of snow on Mt Bachelor Wednesday along with interesting clouds, a brilliant blue sky and autumn colors on the meadow around Sparks Lake had this scene calling out for a classic monochrome treatment.
 ‪#‎fivedayblackandwhitephotoschallenge‬
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+Monochrome 52  curated by  +Shane +Linda Villers #monochrome52

+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +HBE +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday
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Brilliant idea! nice detail, altogether beautiful.
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Once by the Pacific

The shattered water made a misty din. 
Great waves looked over others coming in, 
And thought of doing something to the shore 
That water never did to land before. 
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies, 
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes. 
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if 
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff, 
The cliff in being backed by continent; 
It looked as if a night of dark intent 
Was coming, and not only a night, an age. 
Someone had better be prepared for rage. 
There would be more than ocean-water broken 
Before God's last Put out the light was spoken.
— Robert Frost

The remains of yesterday from the bluffs above Davenport Beach...

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#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday  curated by  +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 


#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 


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#sunsetsunday +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach
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Very nice work! Thanks for sharing with the +HQSP Landscape theme! (+David D)
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
— Anais Nin

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#AllThingsGreen +All Things Green  curated by  +Cicely Robin Laing

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Tammy Boldt +Marina Versaci +Carina Marsh +Syuzanna A. +Thierry Raemaekers
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Nice flower.
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    Environmental Studies, 1983 - 1986
    Natural History Emphasis with a Concentration in Science Communication
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Photographer and Technologist, Santa Cruz, CA
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With a background in software development, photography, and environmental studies, I enjoy those places where technology, art, environment, and outdoor pursuits intersect in both the physical and virtual worlds.
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Okay, I've known of Solaire for a while now but not about them, boy was I missing out. Located in the Hotel Paradox a former Holiday Inn that did a stint as dorms for UC Santa Cruz when dorm building failed to keep up with student admissions before a take over and complete rehab/restoration turned it into a boutique hotel with sophisticated eco meets mid-century modern aesthetic—the hotels front desk is a 40' length of a fallen 4' diameter redwood salvaged from a nearby forest floor. So, what kept me from trying it sooner, after all, they opened over a year ago? I mentioned it was a former Holiday Inn right? Then there's the fact that I've generally found restaurants co-located in hotels to be on the pricy end of satisfactory. Finally, it's on Ocean Street, a stretch of pavement many here view as the entrance to the Beach Boardwalk or on ramp to Highway 17 depending which way we're driving. The menu a is small but inspired selection of American Comfort meets California Cuisine at the beach then re-imagined and manifested from fresh, locally sourced, largely organic ingredients... Divers scallops with chanterelle and celeriac puree, caramelized fennel & apple jus; Thick cut, medium cooked, pork chop with coriander glazed carrots and potato pancakes; Gnocchi, butternut squash, kale, brown butter, sage, & grana padano... Cooked to perfection with a presentation that complemented the decor, everything is wonderful! Throw in some flavor-forward original cocktails, attentively curated wine list and micro-brew assortment, all too tempting small plates and appetizers, and a health/diet-choice conscious menu that highlighs not only vegetarian dishes but also dairy and gluten free ones as well, and you've got nearly everything you need for a great dining experience save one, that bugaboo of Santa Cruz restaurants for as long as I've lived here and bane of both restaurant owners and diners alike... service. Well, I saved the best for last, this is possibly the only time in Santa Cruz I've had truly outstanding service. Living here for over 30 years I've grown accustomed to the fact that our service staff is often under-trained, over-qualified university students or graduates— I know of at least two long time servers with graduate degrees in literature—working multiple jobs to afford the ridiculous rents in the area. Here, each of the staff we came in contact hosts, wait, bus and kitchen staff were friendly, to both diners and each other, well trained, and present... I'd say "bright eyed and bushy tailed" but does anyone say that anymore? It was the sort of service you normally get only in a few big city restaurants or in Asia or Europe... The type where no one is hovering, or asking how things are just as you take a bite, but who magically appear just before you realized they were needed; The type where my plate is not whisked away before I've finished savoring the last bite and my companion isn't asked whether she's "done with that" with half a plate left as she's just moving a bite from plate to mouth; the type of service where many of the staff not only knew some regulars by name, but remembered their pet's name and asked about them out of sincere concern not obsequious gratuity insurance.
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The food is wonderful, much better than the flashier competition along the highway. Service was friendly but spread thin. Great desserts too, try the Ginger Spice Pudding.
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