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John M Edmondson
Attended Emmaus Bible College, Sydney NSW
Lives in Jeparit, Australia
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Have a look at this fun vid which says a lot about life in Australia... or should I say "STRAYA"! lol! 
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Absolutely stunning image by +Tory Stephens 
 
Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost
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I agree with The Age. This will surprise a great many people but I think that Daniel Andrews policy of tearing up the contract of the East West Link is irresponsible and wreckless. The problem is I think that too many voters will confuse federal issues with those of the state, and for that reason, it is unlikely the coalition will win a second term. 
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Yeah... then delete delete!!! Hahahah

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Developer Koushik Dutta, Koush for short, is well known around these parts for any number of apps. There's the ClockworkMod ROM Manager. There's AllCast. A... by Bertel King, Jr. in Applications, News
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Artist: Seb Janiak
Medium: Photograph
Website: http://www.sebjaniak.com/

In a photographic career spanning 25 years, Seb Janiak has explored a remarkably diverse range of areas. A survey of his work would form a virtually complete picture of all the options offered by the photographic medium, such is its scope. In keeping with the lively tradition at the heart of photography, technological innovations open up the possibility of new types of image. However, only a handful of people can successfully forge an artistic idiom and blaze a trail in the uncharted territory unveiled by the new tools available to them. Fewer still can also provide innovative solutions to the issues raised by previous generations, but Seb Janiak features among their ranks. From his matte paintings with their revolutionary new techniques and unique perspectives in the mid-1980s, to his latest photographs of laser beams passing through prisms, attempting to capture light in its original purity without the use of artificial means (mirroring the endeavors of the founding fathers of photography in the first half of the 19th century), Janiak has successfully preserved a sense of cohesion while covering the full range of possibilities offered by photography. This cohesion is all the more remarkable considering the major break with the past in photography over the last thirty years represented by the advent of digital technology. Rejecting the straitjacket of specific schools or eras, but exploiting instead the complex nature of the world around him, Seb Janiak uses – and reveals in his photographs – the vibrant power of opposites.

His deeply creative energy is echoed in a life marked by success and withdrawal, the superficial and the profound, rootedness and transcendence.

Janiak started out as a young freelance graphic designer without specific aspirations to be an artist, who wanted above all to give free rein to his curiosity and to experiment with a piece of equipment which he discovered by chance and which opened up the possibility of creating stunning images.

In 1987, images could be created and digitally enhanced using Quantel Paintbox. Seb Janiak was one of the very first people to extend its use beyond the TV and film applications for which it was originally designed in order to produce photographic images for exhibition. In these photographs, scenes of unbridled fantasy were reconstructed with a hitherto unprecedented degree of realism. This marked the dawn of a new photographic esthetic. A variety of different shots taken all over the world could be assembled digitally into large-format images conjuring up a sci-fi world suffused with the staggering transparency of photography. This new style of image would become the staple fare of the next two decades, but Janiak’s achievement lay in being the first to create them.


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In 2001, after ten years of frenetic activity, major health problems forced Janiak to make radical lifestyle changes. At the height of his artistic powers, he resumed his experiments with photography, free from the constraints of commissioned work. Drawing inspiration for his work from a variety of sources over the years such as traditional oriental texts (including the Tibetan Book of the Dead and manuals of Chinese medicine) or the history of Western art, Janiak created strikingly powerful ensembles in which human figures were replaced by nature and ideas.

The Kingdom, which he began in 2008, constituted a key stage in this protracted process. These large photographs of turbulent skies, vehicles for the primal energy revealed by the transformation of clouds, reprised the digital editing technique pioneered in his matte paintings. The breath-taking quality of these works was followed by equally striking series in which Janiak depicted the normally invisible forces which shape and alter reality. This constituted both a personal quest and a game for this artist driven by the desire to look beyond surface appearances. Ever alert and tirelessly challenging the world, Janiak outlined responses and suggestions through the medium of images.
Since 2011, he has set new parameters on this research by restricting himself to the techniques of analog photography, namely double exposure, superimposition and photomontage.
This consummate master of digital editing abandoned what people were all too ready to consider his main forte. This limited range of options has proved fruitful, leading him to perfect increasingly complex systems in the studio to produce photographs of magnetic fields using ferrofluids, laser beams, sunlight (Visible light), or even air bubbles (Vacuity). In this way, he re-establishes the link with the photographic tradition in its earliest incarnation, when the skill of the artist was crucial and the key challenge was to capture light in permanent form.
In what can be viewed as a yearning for simplicity or even a form of asceticism, Seb Janiak continues to translate his thoughts on man’s fate, the world and its mysterious forces, time and light into images. He devotes equal attention to analyzing all of these evolving phenomena which are a permanent feature of his work, echoing their ceaseless patterns of renewal in his own creative approach.

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I just signed this partition to correct this terrible injustice. Join me in this cause to free Peter Greste and his colleagues.
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Regularly drinking coffee 'cuts risk of dementia': Three to five cups a day reduces chance of developing condition by a fifth. As if I needed the excuse! lol! But at the rate I go, I should be safe! lol!
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Experts said that the caffeine in coffee helps prevent the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrulary tangles in the brain - two hallmarks of the memory loss condition.
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    Diploma Bible Doctrine & Practice, 1981 - 1982
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Life is short, so if you are going to be damned, be damned for who you really are!
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I'm a fun, intelligent guy previously held captive by my medical conditions. I suffer from lifelong morbid obesity although I continue to loose weight steadily now, mitichondrial myopathy, severe obstructive sleep apnoea and much, much more! Recently I moved from Melbourne to Jeparit, a beautiful, small town in the Wimmera district of north western Victoria (not far from Horsham) that has transformed my life. 

Pollution was keeping me housebound and was a major contributor to my condition and now I am out in the fresh air on the other side of the Great Dividing Range I am so much better it is hard to describe. It is like the clock has been turned back 20 years! No, my condition is not cured. I still have some attacks and some pain, but it is all relative and by comparison I am way better. I have even applied for a part time job! 


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Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne, Sydney (Epping), Yarra Junction, Gembrook, Doveton
My most recent experience was at the Premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness and it was a wonderful night. Firstly, the staff are wonderful and very accommodating and helpful. What is particularly outstanding though is the technical aspects of the IMAX 3D experience, especially on a film shot in native IMAX 3D is spectacular, but even more impressive in my opinion is the mind blowing surround sound that even with our non central seats was impressive. The only things I could possibly think of that could be better is slightly nicer seating would be nice as they are starting to show their age, but don't think this means they are uncomfortable - far from it. Just not quite the latest in cinema seating. Having said that, IMAX Melbourne Museum is still far and away my favourite cinema experience anywhere in Melbourne and if you haven't been there, you don't know what you're missing!
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