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Google uses Detroit trek to show off the new Google Maps for Android. Very cool.
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Absolutely love this. They really showed love for Detroit. 
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Something we're pumped about.
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Really awesome idea! 
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I think it arrived on our shores circa 82?
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All settled and done with.  Moving right along...
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If anyone is really thinking they can win a "Free i-pad" THINK AGAIN!
There's on such thing as a free lunch!
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Time for a new image! This is a totally different look for me, but it's grabbed me deep inside since it first showed up on the back of my camera. 
It's different for me because usually I am looking for things to ADD into the frame, not shoot with an empty landscape. But, at the top of South Sister, in a snow-filled crater there was literally nothing around! So, I tried some shots out and then was amazed to discover I loved the emptiness of it. Oh, and this is ISO 8000 on the new 1Dx! 

New "style" for me, but I like it. I'm not finished processing it, but I really wanted to get a version up online for you to see.
What do you think?

Also, in case you missed it- on the same night I shot this, we did a 1Dx vs 5D3 shoot off for the best Canon star shooting camera. Sample images, notes, and winner is shown here in this blog:
http://www.uncagethesoul.com/night-photography/best-canon-night-camera/

+Brian Matiash let's go shoot one night later in August! 
+Scott Jarvie I would say wish you could have joined us up here, but the hike up sucked! 
+Ron Garan this is the closest to stars in Space I think I'll get ;-)
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It looks like many different things,Mark,but-nonetheless you've certainly got "A GOOD EYE!" BEAUTIFUL!
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  • USA TODAY
    Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing, 2012 - present
  • University of Maryland
    Journalism instructor, 2012 - present
  • Detroit Free Press
    Assistant Editor, Digital Media, 2007 - 2012
  • Central Michigan University
    Instructor, 2011 - 2012
  • Washtenaw Community College
    Instructor, 2010 - 2011
  • Jackson Citizen Patriot
    Multimedia specialist, 2007 - 2007
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Senior Manager, Social Media Marketing for USA TODAY. Former Detroiter. Lover of things.
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Mark W. Smith is the senior manager for social media marketing at USA TODAY.

He is a multi-platform journalist with experience in producing content for Web, print, television and social media.

Before coming to USA TODAY, he was a Web editor and technology columnist at the Detroit Free Press and has also worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Grand Rapids Press.

His technology writing has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, USA TODAY, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other U.S. newspapers.
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I'm great at turning a bag of trail mix into a bag of raisins.
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    Journalism, 2002 - 2007
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