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Paul Moody
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Flying Jewelry
Another from yesterday's shoot. These little guys are really quick and rarely pause - out of 320 frames, two were reasonable. Pretty sure I can do better next time.

prints: http://goo.gl/tNlXUa Sony a6000 Sony G70-200 Snapseeds photogene4 NoiseMaster LaminarPro on iPad
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+Felipe Rodrigues da Silva thanks and glad your family enjoyed it. 
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Adventures in the High Desert
Heading to Tahoe - which is usually a winter wonderland. But with the 4th year of drought (19% of normal snowpack) and record warm temps (~ 80°F in Silicon Valley again this weekend), it's going to feel more like a desert than a snowy mountain. Is that a snow drift! Nope, just a mirage.

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Zeiss Touit 50macro 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 Snapseed Stackables FilterStorm Photogene4 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV props: www.sierratoysoldier.com
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the quirkiest dang thing is we had a touch of snow in the santa cruz mountains last Saturday.
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Hump Day
Good morning my +palz. Hope everyone has an awesome Wednesday.


📷 Nikon D50🔍 Nikon 18-200 🔆 💾 Snapseed 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV

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The Sweet Smell of #SOOC
I've been trying to shoot the jasmine that grows out front for a couple years - but I've yet to like how they turn out (except one that looked like xmas lights back in December). Well they're back and blooming again. With the mix of rain and the moodyFlash, this shot starts to capture these fragrant flowers. Can you smell them?

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Zeiss Touit 50macro 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 #SOOC 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV
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I can smell spring.......
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White Knight
With her honor at stake, the gallant white knight lowered his pike and charged from the shadows. Be warned all who seek to harm the princess, for she has a fearless guardian. Even if he is under two inches tall.

For #macroMonday mini theme SHADOWS by +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker and +Jules B.

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Zeiss Touit 50macro 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 Snapseed Stackables FilterStorm 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV. Special shout out to www.sierratoysoldier.com for props. 
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Such a beautiful abstract quality this has!  so well done, Paul!
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Half Real (smok'n version)
A quick alternate edit with Mr. Half Bull.

Original post text - This shot has one foot planted firmly in reality, and one dangling in the unreal (not sure how many feet a shot has, but two works for this post). You see its got unreal textures on a real photo, unreal lighting of a real toy, unreal coloring of a real persons imagined unreal character. See, its really is half real.

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Zeiss Touit 50macro 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 Snapseed Stackables FilterStorm 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV or on demand

Shout out to www.sierratoysoldier.com for letting me have free run of their Los Gatos store.
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This is as good as the first one! Thanks for sharing :-)
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Have him in circles
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Two Peas in a Pod
You've seen my "I Never Promised you Reality" posts where I take a so-so photo and show you how I 'make it real purdy'.' Well my wife +Nancy Harrison starts with a blank sheet (digital file?) and 'makes it real purdy' too.  Hope you enjoy seing how she does it.
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Here's a new piece I just finished. This time I experimented with a more painterly, less layers approach - MUCH less efficient for me.

#digitalart   #photoshop   #illustration  
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Very cool.
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There's Gold in Them Hills
Need to alter my altitude by about 1.5 miles for a couple days (just in case you were confused, that would be up, not down).

📷 Nikon D50 🔍 Nikon 18-200 🔆 💾 Snapseed Photogene4 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV #Banff #Alberta #Canada

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Soo beautiful, where r we....
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Twisted Trunks
Oh this tree was mad - steaming mad - like ready to burst into flames kind of mad. You see, some jerk touroid (local-speak for tourist) had stomped all around his backside where the kids are sprouting. The nerve. The signs clearly say stay on the path! And that's when it hit me - trees really can get their trunks in a twist.

For #treeTuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Ralph Mendoza +Christina Lawrie +Kim Troutman +Allan Cabrera and +David R Robinson

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Sony 10-18 🔆 afternoon sun 💾 Snapseed 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV
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awesome perspective and wonderful photo
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Rain vs. Sunset
We actually had clouds and rain yesterday at sunset (trifecta!?!). I wasn't prepared and only managed to grab a couple shots as the rain and sunset mixed it up in the air over the Los Altos hills. Here's my favorite in case you missed it.

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Sony G18-105 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 Snapseed FilterStorm NoiseMaster 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV
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Picture…YES…Trees…Light…Colors…Contrast…) + ATMOSPHERE…COMPOSITION...
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Half Real
This shot has one foot planted firmly in reality, and one dangling in the unreal (not sure how many feet a shot has, but two works for this post). You see its got unreal textures on a real photo, unreal lighting of a real toy, unreal coloring of a real persons imagined unreal character. See, its really is half real.

📷 Sony a6000 🔍 Zeiss Touit 50macro 🔆 moodyFlash4 💾 Snapseed Stackables FilterStorm 📱iPad Air 🗻 prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV or on demand

Shout out to www.sierratoysoldier.com for letting me have free run of their Los Gatos store. The next shoot will be a massive custom setup the owner and staff are dreaming up. It's gonna be a cool shoot. 
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A custom shoot at a toy store? +Paul Moody​ I certainly hope you might have time to show us some behind the scenes video too! I expect that will be a really fun project.
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Software Design Explorer
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User Experience Design, software design, mobile/tablet/wearable design, visual design, design, prototyping, story-based design, creativity, innovation, technology transfer, photography, snowboarding.
Employment
  • Google
    Design Explorer, 2011 - present
  • IBM
    Design Researcher of Collaboration and Social Software, 1991 - 2011
  • Atari, On Technology, Sun Microsystems
    Software Designer, 1983 - 1991
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Mountain View, CA
Previously
Vermont - North Carolina - Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia
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I enjoy making pictures with my a6000 and iPad. All the photos in my posts are my own shots. I always unapologetically post process, occasionally remove distracting bits, but I rarely add anything to my images. Hope you enjoy them. Prints: http://goo.gl/r6kUwV
Introduction
I am a Design Explorer at Google. I led the redesign of Google News webapps for Tablets and Mobiles, native apps for Android and iOS and the News mode on google.com.

Prior to Google,  designed video games for Atari and business software for Lotus, Sun Microsystems, and ON Technology as well as created numerous software innovations while in IBM Research.  Paul holds a BFA in Communication Arts & Design and has been awarded more than 25 Patents.
Bragging rights
Filed patent #70 this year, worked as a designer on MsPacMan 1983, IBM's Watson for Medical iPad 2011 and Google News in 2014. Both my kids work in UX design.
Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Communication Arts and Design, 1976 - 1980
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