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Laura Ockel
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This iris is called "Volunteer Pride" and the rich, bright tones are breathtaking!
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One of my favorite G+ photographers has published his first book.  Great work +Vincent Dale!!
 
Look what I just published. Thank you all for the motivation.

http://www.blurb.com/b/7283581-encourage
Need some encouragement? This small book will encourage you while your are reading motivating words paired with brilliant photographs. It will surely brighten your day.
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I said one of my favorites +dPHender son​ and while I admit I have a lot of favorites, Vincent posts consistently quality stuff! Great photography in themes I love with nicely-written messages. 
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"Mystic Dragon" is the name of the iris in the center front.  It seems to rise up from the ground in all its golden glory with all the grace and elegance of a dragon taking flight.

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The Wilson Czech Opera House
an unexpected story

I was lost in Kansas when I took this picture, so I didn't think I'd ever find the history on the building. When I finally located the Google Street View, I was amazed to learn that this structure has been in disrepair for quite some time.

It had lost a few walls in the last couple of years, but in the months since this photo was taken in February, 2016, something amazing has happened. A rehabilitation project is underway, and the North wall (facing here) is now completely rebuilt. You can see a more recent photo on their Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Czech-Opera-House-of-Wilson-KS-205689848437/

They also post several advertisements for their 13th Annual Testicle Festival, the true nature of which is never clearly identified on the FB page. I assume the testicles in question are served as food, which could be the least desirable yet most probable possibility.

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Subtle lines and curvy forms
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+Rolando Echavarria gracias!
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I saw this place a couple of years ago but never was able to find it again. Today, I happened across the photo in my album and noticed it was taken within 10 minutes of a photo for which I had GPS coordinates. So, using Google Maps, I was able to find the location of this nifty dilapidated house.

I don't know if it's still there. But at least now I'll know where to look.

Yes, I know I can connect my camera to my phone and get GPS coordinates on all my images, but I prefer to use the map :)

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Hello +Faisdeen Mohamed the map is in the photo details.
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A windfarm in Colorado with wild sunflowers growing by the side of the road.
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+shaxawan mzafar Danke!
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Another view of the Wilson Opera House circa February, 2016.
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The place was rather dormant and deteriorating for years +Jetski but they've started renovating in the months since I was there :)
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Thank you +Laura Ockel! :-)
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This iris is called "Cordoba".  The three standards (upper petals) are like a ruffled windmill in this top-down view.

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A vivid jungle of colors and shapes, all in one garden :)

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Thank you so much +Angela Migliore​!!
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This iris is called "Earthborn". I posted some top-down views of it a couple months ago, but the side view is also really spectacular. The colors in the image remind me of rainbow sherbert :)
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Thank you +Mark Gold 
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Photographer, Android Game Designer, Glass Explorer
Introduction
I love photography.  My specialties are macros and nightscapes.

When I'm not taking pictures or hanging on G+, I'm hard at work doing game design for Tesseract Mobile.  I co-founded Tesseract Mobile in 2009 with my fiancee Joshua Frank.  We specialize in card games which have been enjoyed by millions of people all around the world.  How cool is that?! 

Big thanks to all the awesome people who have downloaded our games!

I am inspired by the technological pioneers of Silicon Valley and I am proud to work in the tech industry.  More than that, I'm grateful for the opportunity to earn my living with art and creativity.  My dad said that wasn't possible ;)

Here on Google+ I enjoy sharing my photography and graphic designs, but most of all I love being inspired by the creativity of my fellow Google+ members. 

Bragging rights
Tesseract Mobile's games have been downloaded over 3 million times. I designed them!
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  • Tesseract Mobile
    Co-Founder & Game Designer, 2009 - present