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Richard Creamer
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This is likely to be an excellent book covering many scenic spots in central-to-southern California! 
"Photographing California" pre-orders open today!
Pre-orders open today for my new guidebook to California landscape photography locations:  

Pass on the news!  

This 320-page guide to California from Yosemite south is the latest volume in the popular collection of books by travel guide publisher Laurent Martres, who wrote the first three "Photographing the Southwest" books.  

Hopefully this first book of mine will sell well, so I can start another!
#california   #photography   #travel #book #landscapephotography
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Yosemite Falls, Memorial Day Weekend, 2013

Here is a reprocessed view taken during a very busy day at Yosemite NP in 2013.

#yosemite   #yosemitenationalpark   #landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm  
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Sawtooth Ridge, Eastern Sierras

This was taken from Twin Lakes near Bridgeport, CA in the Eastern Sierras.  A really cool place...   Here is the location on Google Maps:,-119.4070289,13z

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Google+ Follower Count vs. Time

I began informally recording my Google+ follower count in June 2013 when it reached 9,000.  Below, is a plot of these values from 6/13/2013 through 8/1/2015.

Here are some observations:

• The plot is comprised of 2 fairly linear segments

• The slope sharply decreased circa December 2013, likely due to Google engineers tuning their social networking algorithm parameters.  Suddenly, gaining new followers on Google+ became much more difficult.  I call this early period its 'inflationary' period (named after the inflationary epoch in Cosmology/Big Bang) during which the Google+ team was trying to rapidly increase its user base.

• The slopes are fairly constant in spite of large variations in post frequency and post popularity.  For instance, one of my posts had almost 300,000 views April 5, 2014, but can you see a jump in the plot?

Anyway, I thought I'd share this with my fellow G+ members.

Have a nice Saturday!  :-)

#googleplus   #algorithm   #socialnetworking   
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Thank you, +Steve C.  I took the screenshots with my phone, so it only involved pressing 2 buttons simultaneously.  Someday, I'd like to use their public API to see what other data I can access.  I don't really take video - it requires a very high bandwidth connection to a storage device.  My SDHC chips just aren't fast enough for even 1080p.  There are dedicated lossless hardware HDMI recorders out there, but they're expensive, and currently, I'm not into video.  Although, someday I'd like to create some in-camera time lapse videos.
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The CPU, RAM, and disk are finite resources that are often taken for granted as unbounded. Not only is this obviously untrue, but the use of these resources directly affects the most important resource on a mobile device: the battery. This talk will focus on techniques that both libraries and applications can implement to ensure their effect is in general without overhead. Video: Coming soon!
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Great photograph! Also, good noise reduction hints - combining multiple images.
Glowing Maine Coast
Adam: "Big thanks to Benjamin M. Williamson Photography for the heads up on the bioluminescence along the cliffs of Acadia National Park in Maine! After spending the weekend at the end of the coast of Maine, I finished out the trip by stopping by Acadia on Monday to see the sight with my own eyes. It was absolutely incredible! While the glow in the photo is brighter and much more blue than it was in person due to the limitations of human vision, and the fact that that camera can see more with long exposures, it was still intense to see in person and the photo doesn’t do the experience justice. The blue light is real, and is just about how my camera captured it, I didn’t do anything to boost the blue. My night vision was adapted enough to see the bright glow in the water as the waves washed over rocks, exciting the microorganisms in the water."
"This is a blend of 10 exposures for the sky and 2 foreground exposures. 10 shots for the sky were each taken at ISO 10,000, 10 seconds, f/2.8, and then stacked with Starry Landscape Stacker for pinpoint stars and low noise. The 2 foreground exposures were taken at lower ISO and longer shutter speeds for a cleaner foreground, 1 at ISO 1600 for 20 minutes and another at ISO 6400 for 2 minutes, both at f/2.8. The exposures were then blended in Photoshop to create a single image with low noise and sharp focus. All shots were taken with the Nikon D810A and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens at 14mm."

Acadia National Park

Credit: Adam Woodworth
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Location: Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Release Date: August 17, 2015

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#Space #Astronomy #Science #MilkyWay #Bioluminescence #Art #Photography #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #Maine #Acadia
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Green Creek, Eastern Sierras

Green Creek is located near Bridgeport, CA and is accessed via a dirt road.  A very nice place to visit:-)  This photo was taken with a rented Nikon 20mm f/1.8G prime lens.  1600 px

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This is the photo I entered in the Landscape Photograpy 'Square'  event.  As usual, Google+ (or should I now say Alphabet+ or A+ ?) (unfortunately) automatically added this photo to my public stream.  I have included the comments from the original post, below:

This is a photo of the 'Gunsight' feature of Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite National Park taken from El Capitan Meadow.  I was trying to capture something different; something geometrical as well as with the inclusion of the Moon which is what brought my attention to this feature.  Fortunately, the Moon was at a 90 degree angle to the Sun, so my polarizer's effect was at its strongest, thus allowing me to achieve good contrast between the sky and Moon.  The Moon was moving across the sky very rapidly, so I had to work quickly ;-)  I tried to incorporate the brightly-lit foreground trees so that the shaded granite's relative darkness was apparent. I have been experimenting with 1:1 aspect ratio crops for a couple of years now, and so decided on this image.
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New 24-70mm + 24mm + 200-500mm lenses!

This new 24-70mm wide angle zoom may be sharp enough for landscapes, I hope ;-)  Looking forward to renting it!
  Nikon has just announced 3 new NIKKOR lenses today: AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens, AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens, AF-S NIKKOR 200-500m
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