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The Indecisive Moment

Veni, vidi, reliqui
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+Magy Duarte thanks so much, I'm glad you think so.
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The Pine Grove

Sixteen years ago my wife decided that a piece of weedy hillside beside the driveway should be better than that. We had a number of White Pines planted and they have grown into a nice pine forest.


#ICM   #blur   #nophotoshop  

#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus  +Julianne Bockius  +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ( +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 )
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I enjoyed making this one Heiko, thank you for your appreciation. +Heiko Mahr 
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Go ahead, have a look, Pam is a talented artist and you may find the perfect thing at the perfect price.
 
First Time for Everything

I’ve never done a shameless self-promotion here … and I think I’ve only linked my SmugMug page once or twice here, if that.

Now … I’m actually going to ask a favor. I know most of you are photographers and have absolutely no need for prints from me. I get that. Maybe someone in your circles who doesn’t know me would like something. Please share!

Through the end of June, I have discounts:
Code GPrint20 = 20% off any purchase
Code GPrint30 = 30% off any purchase over $250

I would really like (need!) to upgrade my Adobe software to CS6. I don’t know how long they will keep selling it.

Thank you … thank you … thank you!!!
Pam Boling is a freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, NV, offering business and personal photographic services, as well as photographic workshops to budding photographers.
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If you like hand-made adornments have a look at my friend's new web site.
 
www.dani-a.com 

It's official! 
The site is fully operational and you are more than welcome to have a look. 
If you think it's worth telling others (who may be interested in hand made jewellery) then feel free to spread the word.
If you don't - no hard feelings :)
If you have comments, questions or request - you can contact me through the site or send me a PM here.
Thank you!!
P.S.
This is a small, one person operation and relies exclusively on the advertising known as the word of mouth
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Thank you Richard! <3
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Chrome weirdnesses?

As of today my name (in the upper right of the Chrome window --- running on OSX) is no longer a link to my G+ home page.

If I try and send feedback the snapshot tool that is supposed to grab the current page gets a mostly empty page.

I tried logging out and back in but the problem remains. Anyone else see something similar?
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I found a way to NOT launch Chrome in Windows 8 Mode...in a Chrome Browser, click on the little grill in the top right for settings, at the bottom...click on relaunch Chrome on the desktop...it goes back to normal...and not in Windows 8 mode...seems it could have asked me if I wanted it to do that...
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Sometimes you gotta just wonder at Google's image classification system and how it matches stories with an image. How good a job will Google Photos be doing on our uploads ?? :)
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Starry Starry Night


#ICM   #nophotoshop  
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Just taking a small cue from you and Alex :)
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On this #beethursday  I have a very disturbing observation and information to share.

We live in eastern PA and other than a few Bumble bees and some Carpenter bees we have no bees this year. Zero. Zip. None.

Last year the lavender plants, the lilacs, the clover, the bee balm were all inundated with bees. This year the whole yard is silent from buzzing. And it is not just us. It is true for the neighbours, it is true for the yards and gardens at houses 6 miles away in a town.

I looked up a report online and it says that 60.6% of the bees in PA have been lost since 2014. Right here, in our area, it looks more like close to 100%!

We find this so deeply unsettling it is had to put into words. The birds are still singing and cawing, some butterflies and moths still come by, but one whole visual and aural part of the summer landscape is gone.
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A few, a very few, have shown up recently +Heiko Mahr but still not nearly as many as last year. Perhaps this was a particularly bad year -- as you say a bad combination of events -- and maybe next year will be better. I hope so.
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Happy Birthday +Lauri Novak !

Make sure your feeder stays full of wine :)
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Thanks so much +Monique Yates!!
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I thought the blur would help draw attention to the message. Thanks +Heiko Mahr 
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Thanks +Holger Drallmeyer I really appreciate your comment.
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Thanks Heiko! +Heiko Mahr 
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I am an amateur photographer artist. My interest in photography, the interplay of physics, mechanics, light, artistry is of long standing but only during the past few years have I begun to integrate it more completely into my life.
I share my life with my wife of many years and our German Shepherd Dogs, protectors, companions, and, occasionally models & props. Together, we enjoy camping in out-of-the-way places and you may see the landscapes, seascapes, architecture and abstracts reflected in my photography.
My great joy is to continue learning and exploring, reading, seeing, listening.
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3x Herdengebrauchshund (HGH) with Marcus v. Mack Zwinger
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