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Lightroom patch announced

This should fix the performance issues many are experiencing with the last update. Mac was worse, but there is one for Windows too.

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Thank you +Ellie Kennard When I select Help > Updates the massage "No updates available" still pops up. I´ll try to download the update directly. Thanks for the link.
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A Story of Great Aunts and Rock Gardens

The combination of a summer cottage by a lake and a couple of elderly and eccentric great aunts has an irresistible appeal to any child born and brought up in the city.

My own particular great aunts were two spinsters, Olive and Francis, born at the end of the 19th century in Jersey, Channel Islands, ....

Some stories are just better told in a blog posting, especially if I want to include several images. I hope you enjoy reading this one. It's a story of some of my memories from my childhood. #notforblog  
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Wonderful writing!  My own experience of nature in childhood was probably more from books than reality, so this sort of takes me back in the same way :-).  I do love the adorable weasel!
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A video to Help You Make Your Way Through New Lightroom 2015 2 Import Screens

NB Before you decide to upgrade, read this post by +Victoria Bampton, Lightroom Queen​ : * .*

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Early Morning, Late Summer

Summer has ripened and is ready to move into fall. We now have foggy, chilly (sometimes frosty) mornings with the sun rising later every day. It can seem a sad time, as we love our summer pleasures, of hot days, long, warm evenings, beautiful flowers, birds and insects all around us. But this 'shoulder' season has a beauty too. The late sunrise means that I am close to being able to see it again (not an early riser any longer), and that for now I get to see the rays of morning light pouring over the trees into the back field, highlighting the tussocks of late summer vegetation.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

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#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
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Wonderful soft light and landscape.
So great!
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Yellow Petal Profusion

Other people's flower gardens fascinate me as I love to seek out plants that I have not seen before. This bed of low, bright yellow blooms, similar to sunflowers, but at the same time almost daisy-like captured my attention for ages. I took many blurs of it, as well as the photo of the partially eaten one with the moth in the middle of it, which possibly you saw in an earlier posting . I decided to take a multiple exposure of a prime specimen to show off the brilliant petals contrasted with the rich brown centre. This method seems to highlight the essence of a bloom, bringing out textures and details that aren't so obvious in a single exposure.

Wishing everyone a bright and happy weekend.

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#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé

and of course for #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
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+Ellie Kennard You are most welcome, our pleasure!
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Rockport Harbour, Maine
Week 20/26: Leading Lines

Small harbours hold a fascination for me, as everything seems to be moving in slow motion, but going nowhere, at least most of the time, held more or less in place by lines. People of all ages with fishing lines hanging over the dock stand still, silently watching for any movement to their lazily bobbing floats: yachts at anchor move almost imperceptibly around their tethering lines, rocked by the gentle swell of the tide: this oarsman guided his little craft with slow deliberate strokes of the oars into position to tie it to the line at the wharf alongside the others. Everything seems to move almost in slow motion, constrained in some way by lines. And all of these lines lead to the sea.

For a theme of "Leading Lines" there can be few places with more lines than a small harbour such as this, in Rockport, Maine.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 

#cableicous +Cableicous by +Charles Strebor

#transporttuesday +TransportTuesday by +Gene Bowker  +Annie Irving
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There is a salty smell on that coast, which we don't get as strongly in the Bay of Fundy. I loved it. It felt positively therapeutic. I could almost feel the iodine seeping into my skin and lungs +Karen Cooper - thanks Karen.
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Sometimes the Worms Have the Best View

How often do we search for a striking foreground to a beautifully coloured sky, at sunset or sunrise? And how often are we in just the wrong place, with scrub land or ugly buildings the only thing we can feature in the photograph? Too often, at least for me. I had just these same thoughts when I saw this beautiful fading sunset, but then I saw these lovely wildflowers and grasses boldly silhouetted against the pink and blue hues and decided to get down low and make them the stars of my picture. 

When we don't have glorious mountain ranges, canyons or waterfalls near us, we can make the smaller, quieter glories around us into such wonders. We just have to see their qualities and potential. Isn't that the same with people? 
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#WormsEyeViewWednesday +Worm's-Eye View Wednesday by +Cliff Loresco

#everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS curated by +luca lancieri +Barbara Manciulli +Nynke B +Boba Musura
#bellesphotos  pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +Rando TrenteQuatre +mimiesmile b
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Eh oui, +Joyce Fay!

Thank you so much +Christina Lihani 

Thank you Shelly! +Shelly Gunderson 

Me too, +Linda Jess - wrong time of day for us :D - thank you!

Thanks a lot +Dylan Johnson - and I've seen some of your worm's eye views, so I know it!

Thank you so much +Giselle Savoie 

Thanks +Grace Kyabitara 

+Banafshe KH - I loved your comment. That really means a lot to me, my young friendj!

Thanks so much +Mari Luukkonen - I'm glad you like it.
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How to 'Downgrade" Lightroom 6.2

For any who have upgraded to LR 6.2 / 2015.2 and are having problems. Here's how to roll back to 6.1. I hope this helps.
Also +David Marx posted a video tutorial here:

Failing that, all download links can be found from this page (at the moment anyway:

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+David Marx thanks for doing this, David. I'll add it to the post tomorrow. I appreciate you letting me know. 
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Adobe Lightroom Family Updates Released - and More than One Caution

Before you decide to upgrade, read this post by +Victoria Bampton, Lightroom Queen​​ : .

The whole Lightroom family of products has been updated with the releases available in various ways from now. These updates include some exciting new features to LR 2015 2 (more for CC than standalone LR 6). There are updates as well to  LR Mobile (for iOS and Android, though the Android version is still a poor cousin version, needing more love, in my view), LR Web and others. 

My favourite update is the Dehaze as a local adjustment (only for CC subscribers), I also quite like the new revamped import dialogue.

All the features are outlined here :

I should make a note that, aside from the loss of the ''eject media after import " box mentioned in the caution below, other features have also been lost to this version. Everywhere you find mention of the new features, but these should be noted:
1. No more move on import option - if you have import presets with move set, this will not be honoured.
2. No Zoom in import module
3. Import destination folder tree not visible
4. File rename preview no longer shown in import dialogue

There may be others I have forgotten, but these are ones that spring to mind.

If you do decide to update, have fun with it!

The Caution

There is a completely new import dialogue and it will take a little bit of getting used to. The caution relates to the fact that there is no longer a little check box for you to have your media ejected after import. This means that if you forget to safely remove it manually, once the import is complete and you just pull the card or camera out, you risk data loss. Now if you always import all of your images on a card and immediately reformat, there is not necessarily a problem. Many folks, however, like to keep the images on the card as a safety backup until the files are backed up elsewhere. This could affect them. Or some, like myself, might import a few images for a specific purpose, leaving the others to import on another occasion. This could affect me, if the card is just pulled out without the safe remove.

See the images below for Windows Safely Remove Hardware function, located at the bottom right of the screen.

This might be of interest to non cc subscribers
Free presets offering Dehaze functionality.

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+Ellie Kennard I experienced the new LR import last night. Not liking it! Adobe should add an option to switch back to the file tree view for us old timers!
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Lurking in the Bushes

Joni has her rituals and habits as do we all. She refines and develops hers into more and more complicated routines and uses her communication skills to train us to respond to them and make us a partner in them. This is her latest. If you looked out of our kitchen window you would not see a dog on our property. You would see dog toys - a Frisbee or a ball, strategically placed so you wouldn't be able to miss them if you stepped outside the door. As soon as you were outside, you would hear a slight movement in the bushes. If you crouched down, this is what you would see, lurking in the bushes, almost invisible. Her eyes are fixed on the toy near you, pointedly looking in that direction in case you have missed it. Every nerve of her body is tense as she waits for you to take part in the game. And you have to! How could you bear to disappoint her when she looks like that?

I had to share another photo of Joni as I have just heard that this is #dogweekendonGooglePlus   #dogweekend   and I knew that she just had to be a part of it. It is the brainchild of +Heidi Anne Morris . A great idea!

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I guess I can name the other tags, too: #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.

And #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni 
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Joni Putting on her Welcoming Face for a Small New Friend

At last, another treat for the followers of Joni and Her Collection!

It's been a while since we showed her softer side as usually she wears the intense and focused expression so common in this breed. This time I caught her watching a bee that was crawling around on the ground. She seems to be able to spot an insect or worm wherever it is in the grass and usually alerts me to it by a cycle of dancing around it barking in excitement first, then trying to pat it with her paw and finally sitting down and putting on her friendliest look, hoping that it will be enticed to play with her. Then she starts the whole performance again. This shows her friendly face stage.

Joni will be 2 years old in December so she is still a young dog and finds delight in her discoveries every day as does a child. When I see her doing this I am often able to share in her excitement and have seen many tiny wonders just from watching her.

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#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary   #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni  

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
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They are +Robert Franklin 
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Embrace the Handmade, the Unique - Reject the Uniform, the Mass Produced

Made by people for people. Support makers of craft!

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Oh, but I want the BIG stuff +Ellie Kennard! In the meantime, I do try to get the smaller stuff too!
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Words and Pictures
Words and Pictures is what I am about.

If you're looking for the Calendar Girl - you've found her. (I created and maintain the (posting) Google+ Daily Photo Themes calendar - traduction francaise, grace a notre ami Paul Paradis ici:

I am also the "Farm Friday Girl" as I am co-curator of the Farm Friday Photography theme along with Steven Kennard.

My G+ Policy:

** If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't know you personally), the best way to make me interested is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
1. Please be using a real name or a professional name and display a real picture of yourself.
2. I like to see your profile contain some information about yourself (reasons I might want to add you) 
3, It's important to have made some public postings (more reasons I might want to add you)
4. Don't add me to market to me.

You won't find profanity on my postings or comments - even from others. If you do, I have had my account hacked. By the same token, if you use profanity on your postings or comments I won't circle you. I just don't want to see it in my stream.

Why would you want me to circle you?

In the words of Plusser Giselle Minoli  -  "... Ellie Kennard, is a kind of G+ "midwife," coming to assistance of so many people who are new on G+ and showing them the ropes, sharing information, tutoring, guiding. She is a self-described photo "snapper," who facilitates the appreciation of so many different arts on G+ aside from just photography, but other visual arts and she is brilliant and kind and generous in her commentary, which is a gift in my view." - Thanks Giselle.

I am one of the Women of Google+

** If wondering what circles I might fit into check out my public postings and see which is the best fit for yours.

I don't post nor take part in religious, philosophical or political discussions. It's not what I'm here for.

About Me:
Born and brought up in Montreal, Quebec, lived in England, Finland and France before returning to Canada. Work extensively with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and also teach classes in these, and in colour management in digital print work.

Feature interview on Women of Google+

I am also a birdwatcher and love to cook (real food) and bake (particularly artisanal breads). So feel free to include me in any circles that cover any of my interests.

Music is important to me and fills my environment all the time. I love the music of Ron Sexsmith, Elvis Costello, Teddy Thompson, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Peter Gabriel, Nora Jones etc etc. I particularly enjoy well performed live music.

Posts I have made that some folks asked to be kept linked here:

I am also on the Google Plus User map.
I am also CREA+IVE  - check out this listing for other fascinating CREA+IVES to circle.
Partner at Innovative Imaging Studio, working with Steven Kennard (Shadows and Light Photography) as well as Steven Kennard Turned Art and Sculpture
  • A partner at Innovative Imaging Studio. Photography, post production, Lightroom teacher, sometime writer.
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Canning, Nova Scotia
Sarlat, Dordogne, France - Bramfield, Suffolk, UK - Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK - Helsinki, Finland - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK - Arnprior, Ontario, Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Canada