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Kyle Wilson
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Clayton, NC
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Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

" Even with a good DSLR, you need to get the settings correct to capture images that will make your friends say, “Oooooh! Ahhhh!' "

#Photographytip   #july4th  
Once a year, Americans are allowed to celebrate a holiday in a manner befitting the importance of the day. Of course, I am referring to the 4th of July and celebrating with out-sized fireworks shows! To an enviable degree, today’s point-and-shoot cameras, and even some cell phones, can capture the “bombs bursting in air.” However, [...]
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Silo Sioux 

Sioux (pronounced 'Sue") grain silo, Wendell NC. 
 
Sioux Steel company, Sioux Falls SD, founded in 1918 is still going strong today.

(photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)
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#FarmFriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard , +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle
#LeftBehind   #Farm   #barn   #Sioux   #Siouxsteel   #NC   #Ruralphotography   #silo  
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+Tamara Pruessner - Hellfire woman! 
That is mighty fine praise!
I thank ya. 
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Game Over
 ~Machine Head 

My current favorite song.
This album has been out for a while, but Game Over is standing strong at #1 of my personal favorites. 
This is a strong album by #Machinehead  

#Gameover   #SOTD  
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Chinking, 1938 Style 

Details of hand-chinking done in 1938. These builders were obviously proud of their work and wanted to be remembered. 
Here you can see pine bark was used extensively, I also saw corn cobs in use here. 
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" The horizontal spaces or joints between logs are usually filled with a combination of materials that together is known as "chinking" and "daubing." A variety of materials were used for chinking and daubing, including whatever was most conveniently at hand. Generally though, it is a three-part system applied in several steps. The chinking consists of two parts: first, a dry, bulky, rigid blocking, such as wood slabs or stones is inserted into the joint, followed by a soft packing filler such as oakum, moss, clay, or dried animal dung. Daubing, which completes the system, is the outer wet-troweled finish layer of varying composition, but often consisting of a mixture of clay and lime or other locally available materials "
(Source> http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/26-log-buildings.htm )

(Photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)
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#LeftBehind   #logcabin   #loghome   #chinking   #PreservingHistory   #NC   #farm   #barn   #ruralphotography  +Jodi Frye +Mitchells Reclaimed BarnWood +julie mitchell 
+Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson 
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oh I love this stuff!!
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Nobody Praying For Me
~ Seether

Like this new one from #Seether

#Nobodyprayingforme   #Isolateandmedicate  
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great video, Happy Sunday +Kyle Wilson 
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New Profile pic

..from this weekend's G+ Photowalk (courtesy of Wade Brooks)
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You are so kind +Anna Rimovska 
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Happy Independence Day !
Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson
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This NEEDS to happen !! 

#Robot   #robotics   #robotwar   #battlebots  
#Idbuythatforadollar  
 
It was only a matter of time...

"Think of this challenge as being the “first shot heard around the world!” With this challenge, the integration of robots into sports entertainment will forever change as new companies emerge to design their own battle-ready giant robot. People will be packing large stadiums just to catch a glimpse of these robots, cheering them on as piece-by-piece fills the ground floor. If you thought boxing and MMA fights were popular, you haven’t seen anything yet!"
Prepare yourselves as two international robotics companies go head-to-head in the first ever giant robot duel! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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There Be Walkers! 

  I am sure there are Walkers in there. No doubt. If there are Zombies in rural North Carolina, more than a few are wandering around here. 

Keep your head on a swivel when traveling these back roads.
(Clinton, NC)

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#LeftBehind   #TWD   #walkers   #zombies   #yougofirst   #Industrialdecay   #UrbanX  
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Always +Edie Flynn​!
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Wendell Road Farmhouse 

Driving the country roads can reveal beauty, even is the light isn't beautiful. 

  #LeftBehind   #farm   #farmhouse   #Ruralphotography   #bwphotography  +Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson 
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Thank you all for the Pluses and thank you for the kind comments +Anna Rimovska , +Jodi Frye , +lisa sanchez 
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Five Finger Death Punch
New album avail for pre-order 

Got Your Six 
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" “If someone asked me to sum up who and what Five Finger Death Punch is, I would tell them everything they need to know is on this new record. Hands down, "Got Your Six" is our best one yet… As for the first single, everybody is Jekyll and Hyde. There are multiple personalities to every human being, and no matter how civilized and sophisticated you think you are, if you dare to look at yourself very, very closely, you’ll see… somewhere deep down… there is a demon inside. Your circumstances may not have provoked it yet but trust me, it’s there …”

~IVAN MOODY

#FFDP   #5FDP   #Fivefingerdeathpunch   #Gotyoursix  
Official Site for Five Finger Death Punch. New Album 'Got Your Six' out 8.28.15! Pre-order it NOW!
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C.E. Barnes Grocery 

The Corner Grocery, side view. 
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#Americana   #Pride   #LeftBehind   #cornerstore   #cornergrocery   #NC   #America   #flag   #Americanflag    #Ibuiltthis   #ArcherslodgeNC  
+Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson  
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great work, beautiful
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Clayton, NC
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Enthusiast Photographer.Gym Rat.Geek.Browncoat.
Introduction
Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair, or fuckin’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man — and give some back."
~
Al Swearengen (Deadwood)

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly
~Neil Gaimen

 I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. 
~Neil Gaimen 

Circle Possibilities for me:
Geeks
Photography
Fitness 
Weightlifting
Computers
Zombies
Sci-Fi
Gaming
 

Website:http://www.redbubble.com/people/kwilson44/portfolio
and https://plus.google.com/b/104501225023634762681/104501225023634762681/posts

A few years ago I made some dramatic changes in my life. One of them was losing ~40 pounds and totally changing and remaking myself. I became a GYM RAT in the process and working out is a large part of my life. 

Kyle 3.0 is the current version of me. Will it be the last ? Stay tuned. 

I like Tech, gadgets, Movies and Sci-Fi. Some of my favorite authors include William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaimen and Vernor Vinge. 

Favorite movies include:

Mad Max: Fury Road !!!!
Serenity
District 9
Aliens
Inception
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Contagion

I love Halloween and RenFests. 
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Most recently I won 2nd place in Cary Photographic Artists 6th Annual Open Juried Show.
(
http://caryphotographicartists.org/) for my work “Boiler Room”
Before that I participated in both the 2013 Clayton Harvest and Music Festival and the 2013 Cary Lazy Daze.

 Some history on me….

I fell into, then out of, then back into photography.

   I grew up in rural southern Maryland and attended the University of Maryland where I majored in Political Science.   While in college I assisted my dad, who had retired from the State Police, with wedding and portrait photography.  My dad’s teachings in photography were traditional.  He on the Hasselblad and me on the Canon 35mm is how I learned the basics.  He was awesome at his craft and a great teacher.
    I also learned that wedding and portrait photography was A LOT of hard work. I did not want to do that for a living so I fell out of photography after graduating from college. I was a shutterbug from then…..taking snapshots of family events and vacations; nothing special due to lack of inspiration.
    A few years ago I changed careers, from middle management into the I.T. field, which I love. Around that time two changes occurred nearly simultaneously: I moved and I discovered photography again. More specifically I discovered the powerful software tools that were available to “bring a photograph to life”.

      I moved from Cary, NC to Clayton, NC.-from the ‘suburbs’ to the ‘country’. I was fascinated by what I found Left Behind in this area. Barns, farmhouses, industries, belongings, memories….all Left Behind.  I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of what I found fascinating.  In the spring of 2012 I seriously started taking photos and I have not stopped!   

   The technology side of me became inspired by photos I found on the internet and that is when I discovered HDR Photography. High Dynamic Range Photography is perfect for my technical brain and My Vision. It allows me to fully capture what I saw when I took that shot. It really brings it to life.   My process usually involves taking 3 (or more) bracketed photos of the same shot: one under-exposed, one normal exposed, and one over-exposed. I then use powerful software tools to merge the three images into one. I will then tweak the photo anywhere from 1-2 hours until I get it ‘right’, until I say “Yes! That is what I saw!”  If I do it correctly, the colors are vibrant, the shadows are dark and the highlights are bright.
     I make limited edition prints at a local photo lab on archival paper which uses 100 year archival ink. I matte and frame my pictures at home…. while listening to Heavy Metal and singing off key…which is a whole other story.

    Thank you for joining me as I explore and record what was Left Behind
 

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The other side of me? LOVES tinkering and building PCs. I am a power user and I like to get the most of my PC for gaming and my apps (Photoshop, Photomatix, ect..). I also enjoy helping people with their computers and providing technical support. 
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Birthday: August 19th


Bragging rights
I once made it to the Final Round of Fear Factor
Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    1990
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