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how to lens blur, tilt shift :)
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this item seems so sensible, so easy and so mind numbing brilliant.. take something like radar and shrink it down so small - just beautiful ..
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This was awesome... made me sad for Leap.
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Broomfield Centenary Wood The Centenary Wood is owned by the Broomfield Parish Council and was planted by the Parish and the Primary School to celebrate the centenary of the Parish Council. It's located in the Essex, UK at https://goo.gl/maps/0at1h
/def the fastest SS i've ever created ..
The Centenary Wood is owned by the Broomfield Parish Council and was planted by the Parish and the Primary School to celebrate the centenary of the Parish Council. It's located in the Essex, UK at https://goo.gl/maps/0at1h
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View Broomfield Community fresh air fitness at
https://www.storyspheres.com/scene/zWKi29xy .. Health and well being are vital for us all. And a local resource like a free outdoor gym are brilliant for children and adults alike. What an asset to the village - remember to look up the photosphere on google maps too..

How to make a Story Sphere vlog - all the steps you need This seven part session will talk you through all the steps you need to make a Story Sphere. It starts with a photosphere and ends with all the components in place.
http://youtu.be/B2Qrek4OEAw

The photosphere is at: https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/113797508378819391794/gphoto/6133159425664096290
Health and well being are vital for us all. And a local resource like a free outdoor gym are brilliant for children and adults alike. What an asset to the village - remember to look up the photosphere on google maps too..
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Adding this in the Story Sphere resource area as it tells a vital part in the how to create a DSLR tripod photosphere, leading of course to making a SS canvas..
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+Daniel Brinneman what you see in the slide was made with a Nikon DSLR with a 30 year old tripod with a swivel head and tape to mark every 60 degrees, so no i don't use a wide angle dslr lens or a nodal head.
  The google video had a pro fisheye lens and the nodal head.. but story spheres and NOT zoomable, so all that quality will be lost..
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URGENT Note on sharing a Story Sphere. It seems using teh share buttons, we get a /cs/ in the URL that gives a 404, ie 
https://www.storyspheres.com/cs/scene/XoPBSr4p where link SHOULD be: https://www.storyspheres.com/scene/XoPBSr4p
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In this first ever Police Story Sphere, we use eight images and eight audio files to highlight some public safety, community, charity and puppy issues. The more I make of these, the more I feel they are a living a breathing poster to point the way for a more in depth look. In this case, the work of:
+Kerry Blakeman +West Midlands Police +localpolicing & the www.joshwilson.org.uk charity .. 
There are seven audio files to explore in the first ever West Midlands Police Story Sphere which features something for everyone.
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I think everyone's wish - be the cleverest they can be. Then work on something diligently and when it's ready, give it to the world.  Never will I look at a finger, or a hand stroking a sleeve in the same way, like ever again ..
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The Kaleidoscope Story Sphere Broomfield Centenary Wood By far the fastest STory Sphere I've made so far and quite effective - really one to be viewed on mobile and maybe cardboard ..

see it at: https://www.storyspheres.com/scene/P6tLX6V4

Broomfield Centenary Wood The Centenary Wood is owned by the Broomfield Parish Council and was planted by the Parish and the Primary School to celebrate the centenary of the Parish Council. It's located in the Essex, UK at https://goo.gl/maps/0at1h
/def the fastest SS i've ever created ..

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How to make a Story Sphere vlog - all the steps you need This seven part session will talk you through all the steps you need to make a Story Sphere. It starts with a photosphere and ends with all the components in place.

View Broomfield Community fresh air fitness at
https://www.storyspheres.com/scene/zWKi29xy .. Health and well being are vital for us all. And a local resource like a free outdoor gym are brilliant for children and adults alike. What an asset to the village - remember to look up the photosphere on google maps too..

The photosphere is at: https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/113797508378819391794/gphoto/6133159425664096290


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How to make a Story Sphere vlog - all the steps you need This seven part session will talk you through all the steps you need to make a Story Sphere. It starts with a photosphere and ends with all the components in place.
http://youtu.be/B2Qrek4OEAw
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+Mike Downes well done!  If I'm a newbie to Story Spheres and want to learn the process the video nails it!
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If I could wake up every morning with a +Julia Galef video in my inbox, I would be a happy man. The ideas here, have be running amok in my head for the last five hours. I absolutely love these ideas and you may too #bowlofcaramels  .. as as for the Chesterton's Fence caveat - brilliant ..
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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing - Google Groups
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing. After hearing about Story Spheres a few days ago, I called it a dream come true. I made a resource blog p

The World Beyond Your Head – Books on Google Play
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From Matthew Crawford, 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time' (Sunday Times), comes The World Beyond Your Head - a hugely ambiti

You have reached a limit for sending mail - Google Product Forums
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You have reached a limit for sending mail, donniccolo, 14/04/15 07:43. Despite not sending many emails, not using many recipients, and not r

AZ Screen Recorder - No Root - แอปพลิเคชัน Android ใน Google Play
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Featured on Google Play Home Page, Android Police, Yahoo News, CNET, Android Central, Droid-Life and more.AZ Screen Recorder is the best app

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***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO*** Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth. No Audio = Normal. The

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Make your videos even more interactive with cards
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As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you

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Hides all user comments on YouTube. The extension is very lightweight. You cannot turn the comment-hiding functionality off (but…

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Google Product Forums · YouTube video thumbnail choices and custom thumbnail showing as gray with 3 dots. How do I fix? Neco Turkienicz, 21-

Broods
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Over the last eight months Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) have distinguished themselves as one of the most c

Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
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Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

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PageSpeed Insights analyzes the performance of your web pages and provides suggestions to make them faster.

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Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Great place for a drink and a chat, great location and free wifi at 9.49 meg, what's not to like :)
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Fantastic Village Hall with a ton of facilities. I find the Outdoor Exercise Equipment just amazing, so brilliant to use, have made a photosphere of it all :)
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