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Ed Sweeney
Works at OnExtent, LLC
Lives in Los Gatos, CA
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Into street photography, beginner, began shooting in 2009, I shoot every day.

Full stack software developer. Android, IOS, big data (riak, mongodb, redis, nodejs, scala, java, C++, python, lua, R, many many languages and software technologies ...)

Currently employed at falkonry.com working in industrial big data analytics.

Skeptic!

Living and working in the Santa Cruz Mtns.

Like to wander the USofA living out of my car for weeks at a time.

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Amherst, NH - Istanbul, Turkey - New York City - Orlando, FL - Prague, CZ - Charlotte, NC - Fairfax, VA - Manchester, NH - Jacksonville, FL

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Hi +Shelly MacNeil -Conway !  

Nice to see you here.  I miss Flickr and I'm making more time for photography to fix that.
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New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

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Well said, it's amazing, I really appreciate what what you have written
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For anyone interested in software, I've stubbed out a new Open Source project on GitHub at https://github.com/navicore/OeScript.

This is what I'll be spending time on while I take a few months break from my Silicon Valley startup job at Falkonry. That and taking pictures and riding my new motorcycle.

https://github.com/navicore/OeScript

#opensource   #github  
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The Triumph dealership said I'd notice stuff on a bike that I wouldn't otherwise. I have neighbors with a full scale Jurassic Park: a full scale t-rex and a pterodactyl.  Angle is too low and wide or you'd see rex is much taller than the fence. 

#motorcycle   #triumphmotorcycles   #gopro   #dinosaursmakeradpets  
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+Ramprakash R, Tiger 800 std.  Taking it out now that the rain is stopping.  T100s are beautiful!
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"Some Weather" - haven't been outside all day except at the end to take a look at this...
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beautiflu shot
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#flow   #fire   #firedance  
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lots of fun beautiful pics!

congrats to everyone that kept up throughout the year (unlike me - trying to reboot my photography in 2015 now that I have a more sane life).
 
#StyleItMP14    Masterpiece Project Challenge #6: Toy Stories
Exhibit & End of Challenge (AND PROJECT) party

(To learn more about our Masterpiece Project please visit the following community: ‪https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103832206131235438171.)
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For our final challenge of the year Stylers we decided to do something festive and fun that would fit right in with the holiday season. This time we asked the stylers to work hard at PLAY! that’s right -- play with toys to create some outstanding Toy Photos!  Challengers had to meet both the thematic as well as the technical requirements of the challenge to finish. They had six weeks to meet all the following requirements including two biweekly studies. They were:

Theme: Toy Stories (Toy photography)
Tech: Tilt Shift 

And the studies were:
Toy Box (favorite toys)
Toy clones (Famous Photos with Toys)

Lets just say there were a lot of TOYS in their lives for the last month and a half.  They got to dig out their old toys… or buy some new... pose, stage, style and shoot! 
We asked them NOT to just take well lit  ‘product photography shots,’ but to bring these toys to life and imbue them with STORY.  We also asked that they learn and/or engage ‘tilt-shift’ technique to give an added dimension of realism to their toy photography. 

We saw legos, stuffed animals, board games, trains, dolls, super heroes, star wars figures, toy cars (even real cars). We saw toys of old that brought back fond memories as well as hot new toys on the market and so so much more.. And boy was it fantastic these past weeks and so much fun! 

Below in this album are the creative and clever results … Please please click through and see what happen with adults PLAY with toys photography style! We hope the results will delight you! You will see teddy bears strolling at sunset or poignantly ‘fishing’, rats cooking in the kitchen, board games with pieces so red and glossy you could eat them, pirate ships sailing the 7 seas, icy Hoth battles, and even toy invasions! 

Enjoy and congratulations Stylers! You did it! You finished the final challenge and finished the project! 

P.S. Note: We will share our final honors album for both THIS Challenge and those  from our music and animation challenge we did last summer next week, which is long overdue! Be there or be square! 

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fooling around with a GOPRO for the first time at Mt. Hamilton Sunday...
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+Lisa Co   :)
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