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Honored to have been chosen as a finalist!
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June Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the June "Minimalism" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/MkoRpP and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/PhFNY7

There were so many amazing submissions! We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool showing us that less can be more. :-) Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Who will be chosen as the 3 winners for June?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

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Thanks guys! Woohoooo! (high fives all around)
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Another Movie Review!
Jurassic World
Verdict: ✫ ✫ ✫ ✫

In Jurassic Park, people and bratty kids were dropped on an island, learned about genetics bringing extinct species back, and were chased by dinosaurs.

In Jurassic Park 2, people and one bratty kid were dropped on an island, chased dinosaurs, and dinosaurs were dropped in San Diego.

In Jurassic Park 3, people were dropped on an island looking for a bratty kid and chased by dinosaurs.

Now, in Jurassic World, people with their bratty kids visit an island, spend lots of money on souvenirs, learn about genetics bringing extinct species back and get chased by dinosaurs.

The circle is complete.

See the rest of my review on Movie Madness Podcast right here! ~>http://www.moviemadnesspodcast.com/2015/06/20/jurassic-world-best-sequel-of-them-all/
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The Spinosaur was the one dino in all four movies that freaked me the hell out, +Nathan Shuyler, good call! I loved that monster! Too bad they didn't show it here, indeed.
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Shout out to +kat Folland for bringing over coffee while visiting my wife. Awesome! Woohooo!
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ah well, yes, if you have a whole bunch of people you want to keep in touch with and that's where they've gone...
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In Jack London Square, in Oakland, California on Monday, March 23, 2015... the breeze was blowing south/southeast.

Just thought you should know.
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wow, palm trees...
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The Toast

For as long as I can remember, I have revered the dynamic between a groom and his best man; the years of friendship, always being there and always having the other's back, culminated and defined in a single moment as one stands by the other's side watching him marry the woman of his dreams. And in that one moment after the best man's toast when everyone had their glasses raised and the subtle murmurs of friends and family resumed across the table, the groom and best man regard each other and say it without words one more time... "Thanks for always being there and I've always got your back."
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I very much agree +Zahra Fotovat. =)
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Verdict: ☆ 1/2 _ _ _ _

Dracula rebooted! Why not. Everything else has been. Fear and horror surround history’s creepiest badass for centuries, spawning legends, stories and nightmares throughout all lands. But forget about all that! This is the Vlad you never knew, the Wallacian ruler we get to know from his wife and only son’s point of view. Who better than Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, The Hobbit) to play that really good guy we know nothing about? Evans has that handsome face you can approach, the dashing next door neighbor with the Volvo and the Harley in the same garage. Here he looks like he just walked off the set of The Hobbit and was given the script for Dracula five minutes before the director yelled “…aaaand action!”

Wait. No makeup? What about hair? He looks like he just walked out of Lake Town and into Wallachia. That’s okay, no worries. One thing that sets Dracula apart from The Hobbit is the fact that there are no battle scenes. Oh, there are armies! Don't get me wrong. The Turks attack Castle Dracula relentlessly. It’s just that Vlad has no army at all except for a few tough guys around him who stare solemnly at everything and hardly lift a sword.

Which is why Vlad decides to visit the creepy creature in a mountain nearby. Legend has it no one comes out of the creature’s cave alive. And that includes Turks, who have been seen entering the cave and not coming out. That’s good enough for Vlad! If it kills Turks, maybe he can figure out a way to use the creature. Unfortunately his plans go awry when the creature decides to use him! Bitten and becoming the Drac we all know and love to hate, Vlad then decimates the entire Turk army himself. It’s not even a contest.

Remember the scene in The Matrix Reloaded when Neo battled an army of Smiths? Yeah. Except it’s Vlad and an army of Turks. That scene alone almost made the price of a rental worth it. All in all though, the movie was pretty hum drum. This is the problem with having such cheap and readily available CGI. Instead of telling a story using CGI as a tool, CGI uses the story to advertise CGI. This movie is so chalk full of CGI from green screens to zillions of bats, it’s completely unrealistic. And no amount of CGI will help make a story deeper than it already is. The story in this CGI pool is desperately shallow, not much more than a wading pool. Sure, it’ll cool you off on a hot day, but you don’t get much exercise out of it.

Oh! Be sure to see the end of the review on Movie Madness for a final thought I couldn't post here!

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Verdict: ☆ 1/2 _ _ _ _. Dracula rebooted! Why not. Everything else has been. Fear and horror surround history's creepiest badass for centuries, spawning legends, stories and nightmares throughout all lands. But forget about all that! This is the Vlad you never knew, the Wallacian ruler we get ...
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I review 'em so you don't have to watch 'em +Nathan Shuyler!
+Evelyn Christy haha! I'm so sorry.
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That's one way to do it :-)
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Raspberry Beret
...and if it was warm, she wouldn't wear it much more!

Today is +paula contreras and +Barbara Gray's birthday! Happy birthday you two! Woohooo!
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Formerly a Navy submariner, ghosthunter and adventurer. Currently a practitioner of thought, experiencer of every moment, amateur photographer and avid Google+ surfer. Everything I publish as photographic or written is under the protection of Copyright (C) Jason Kowing
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