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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
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So sweet (not my photo_.....) follow link to 500px
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Dreamy photography by Kelly Chin
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My daughter-in-law working with her new barrel horse. Her trainer, looks on.  Sunset in Texas, Autumn 2013
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Tips for shooting the night sky. NOT my photo. Please share so others can learn.
Do you want to shoot the night sky?
If you like this post, please share so others can learn
Tutorial list at bottom of post

It's been a while since I've posted a list of my tutorials on G+
One thing that I've always thought is that the internet and a bit of knowledge is a wonderful thing in the right hands.
Learning night sky photography or as others call it, landscape astrophotography is a wonderful but sometimes taxing experience.  My journey was made easier through the internet.  Others that were willing to share some of what others had taught them, or they learned over hours and hours of trial and error (I've experienced both to get where I am).
In what I feel is the spirit of G+ I have always shared knowledge with fellow photographers and those wishing to start learning how to shoot at night.
Believe me, I'm not saying that workshops are a waste of time, in fact quite the opposite.  You can only learn so much from reading.  
Perhaps those interested in night sky shooting should keep there eyes on my stream as there are some potential opportunities for a workshop or two in 2014.

My Tutorials

Deep space photography is not as hard as you think it is!

Why a GEM for astrophotography?  -

The "Top Secret" "Rule of 600"

Hate how airplanes wreck your star-trail images? -

No more funky colors around your stars

Coolers aren't just for beer!!

Pinpoint Stars and Over 80 Seconds of the International Space Station How was it done?  -

How to stop camera lens fog

Shooting Starry Night Landscapes.....  How to make it look even "Cooler"  -

How to be a Master Astronomer (or at least pretend to be)

Inexpensive Solution to Widefield Astrophotography

One of a Landscape Astrophotographers "Must Have" tools

Enhancing the Milky Way

How to Enhance a Meteor Streak or Satellite Trail

The Beginners Guide to Landscape Astrophotography

Landscape Astrophotography - Before the Big Night Out (2nd post in the series) -

Photographing Star Trails

How to photograph the moon

Why Subtract Dark Frames?

The Power of Stacking Images

The Orionids: Photographing Shooting Stars

Photographing Meteor Showers  From Planning to Post Processing

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How to Make the Stars POP!

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Nom nom nom....these are soon to be Chile Rellenos for Sunday Brunch, dig in

#food porn
#food photography
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Raindrops keep fallin' on my head....
Song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of my all time fave films.

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I've got you under my skin.
I've got you deep in the heart of me.
So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me.
I've got you under my skin. Words by Cole Porter

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I believe this is a Snowy Owl. Her feathers are beautiful and her golden eyes are mesmerizing. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Wa, USA. 

#BirdsGallery  +Heinrich Wagner 
#Birds4All  curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones
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Beautiful Owl, have nice day +Mari Sterling Wilbur 
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Western North American Steller's Jay.
This colorful little guy was quite pleased to pose during our Mt. Rainier hike. 

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Oh, that's a gorgeous bird!
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We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), Little Gidding

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