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spectacular video. I thought I was the only one thinking about a mini food forest for the chicken coop.  Glad to see I'm not alone
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Thank you Rob! Cheers!
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Tips on using a wide angle lens.  When to use, why to use, and how to avoid beginner mistakes with wide lenses. #photography #lenses #wideangle  
Learn the 5 biggest mistakes made by beginners using a wide angle lens, and how to avoid them so you can take more interesting photos.
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If you use a circular polarizer filter and a wide angle lens, you might want to read this. #photography #filters #landscapephotography  
Before you go out and use your wide angle lens with a circular polarizer filter, read this and save yourself from making my mistake.
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Great article on portrait composition for #photographers  by +Darlene Hildebrandt 
Knowing a few rules, and how to break them effectively is a good place to start. In this article I’m going to give you some general rules you can follow to help improve your portraits through better composition.
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a portrait lighting course for photographers.  Learn about flash photography and natural light in regards to portraits.
Learn everything you need to know about natural light and flash photography to gain the confidence for taking better photographs of people on location.
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The only thing I'm not clear about is the overflow pipe.  There must be a hole cut in the pond liner and then sealed some how?
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+Rob Cooper Yes, the way that I did it was, after "feeling" through the pond liner and identifying the hole in the box, to use an exacto knife to cut an X in the liner. I then forced the pipe through the X and the rubber itself acted as the seal.
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I think Chase had to have a couple of beverages before he did this
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that was a lot of fun to watch.  I think I decided to buy a bike while watching it
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we would be more than happy to teach you... :-)
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Digital Photography School's 12 days of Xmas features our Portrait Lighting on Location online photography course for 50% off the regular price. 

Grab it today. It's on sale for one day only.
Today is day 10 in our 12 days of Christmas and we’ve got a deal that is really special to us because it is from our very own Managing Editor – Darlene Hildebrandt. It’s 50% off her Portrait Lighting on Location Course! (Note: you need to use the coupon code of 12days2014 during the checkout …
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good info for photographers on photographing iconic landmarks
Do you want to take better photos of landmarks? Here are some tips to help you make them more interesting. Whether you travel to famous places, or stick close to home - you can use this tips to improve your photography.
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Web manager and affiliate manager for a photo travel tour and photography education website.
Skills
Seo, local seo, conversion optimization. Deadlifting, BBQ
Employment
  • Cooper Urban Farm
    Head Gardner and Groundskeeper, 2010 - present
    Rainwater harvesting, design, turning over the compost at regular intervals.. water the plants, observation
  • Formerfatguy.com
    I teach people about natural health, 2014
  • Web Coach
    SEO, local SEO, conversion optimization, list building, 2012
    Web management of a few selected websites
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Canada
Previously
Canada - Phoenix - Pahrump - Portland Texas - New Orleans - Savannah Georgia
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...anything is possible and nothing happens by accident...
Introduction
I'm a free thinker who works best alone.  Worked many graveyard type positions and the night shifts.  Own my own business now, teaching people about health and nutrition which are my primary passions.  SEO and serps fascinate me.  I do Blog Coaching and I brew Kombucha Tea. 

I've climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa and to Mt Everest Base camp in Nepal.  I've jumped out of airplanes, the highest being 15,000 feet and had to cut away my main and go to my reserve on one occasion.  I bungee jump too - with about 9 jumps to my name.  I rode a hot air balloon at dawn - once - and it was in Kenya.

I've seen the sunrise from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar and I'm undefeated in Bocce ball.

In regards to fitness, I climb stairs, walk and swing kettlebells as my primary sources of movement but then throw in some EDT routines and love the basic lifts - Deadlift, squats and pullups.  Bench I can take or leave.

I can tie my own shoes, but cannot lay an egg and oh ya... I once weighed 475 pounds (now I don't).
Bragging rights
climbed Killi, climbed to Everest base camp, touched the great pyramid of Giza, sky dived 40 times, bunjee jumped 8x, white water rafted in two countries, saw the sun rise from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar, boated across the Straight of Gibraltar to Morrocco and back for a beer, board surfed down an active volcano, have seen 2 sloth in 2 different countries, saw Salvador Dali's "cock and balls" shaped swimming pool. In a discussion with a sushi chef at his restaurant in Corpus Christi, Tx, I pulled off being a frog leg farmer from Canada for 30 minutes. I've been on 4 cruises and I've not paid for any of them, I'm undefeated in Bocchi Ball, I won my grade 9 chess club championship and had my game published in the local paper. I've been interviewed by the New York Times, and had some of my thoughts published online. I once went 42 days without food. I interviewed 5 time Mr Universe Bill Pearl for a talk radio show I had in the early 2000's. I lost 300 pounds one time. Gained over 50 pounds of muscle. In Dec of 09, we packed up our RV along with our 2 cats and drove 26,000 km's through the United States over 6 months. I've been on Nepali television, snorkled in the Indian Ocean, off Grand Cayman and in Jamaica and kissed a manta ray. I've driven a Porsche, a Viper, a Jeep and a moped in Thailand. I've been to the top of the Empire State building.. the very top, and stood on the bridge between the two towers in KL, Malaysia. I've ridden an horse, a camel ("Mike Tyson") and an Elephant and been bitten by an Ostrich. The only time I've been in a hot air balloon was over the Serengetti at sunrise during the Wildebeast migration. I got rid of my grass and planted 12 fruit trees in my front yard, along with over 29 fruit shrubs, a kiwi and a grape. I've even planted a palm tree in Nicaragua. I've smoked a cigar in Cuba, eaten pineapple in Hawaii and had coffee in Kenya.
Education
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High School
  • High School
  • Technical College
  • University in my Home Province
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5 Mistakes Beginners Make Using a Wide Angle Lens and How to Avoid Them
www.digitalphotomentor.com

17mm lens on a full frame camera (to get this angle of view you need to use an 11mm on APS-C)

What You Need to Know About Circular Polarizing Filters, Wide Angle Lens...
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Before you go out and use your wide angle lens with a circular polarizer filter, read this and save yourself from making my mistake.

10 Portrait Composition Tips to Frame Your Subject Perfectly
photodoto.com

Knowing a few rules, and how to break them effectively is a good place to start. In this article I’m going to give you some general rules yo

Learn How To Create Stunning Portraits with Flash Photography
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Learn everything you need to know about natural light and flash photography to gain the confidence for taking better photographs of people o

6 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos of Iconic Landmarks
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Do you want to take better photos of landmarks? Here are some tips to help you make them more interesting. Whether you travel to famous plac

Six Tips for Getting the Best Quality Images Every Time
www.digitalphotomentor.com

If you want to get the best quality images from your digital camera, these six tips will help.

How to Choose the Right Lens
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Classic portrait, soft background, the people are featured. 150mm lens.

Digital Photo Mentor - Learn Photography | Take Pictures
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Learn how to improve your photography and take better pictures with Digital Photo Mentor. Get inspired, find creativity, seek adventure

What Lens Should I Buy Next, & Other FAQs About Cameras
www.digitalphotomentor.com

Taken with a simple 50mm f/1.8 lens and reversal ring. Could it be sharper? Sure. But is it still fun and cheap – yes!

Alaska - Best Motorcycle Rides & Roads
www.ridestopngo.com

Riding your motorcycle to Alaska, around Alaska is a MUST do ride. So much to see and do, on 2 wheels. The views, the roads, the animals, th

Second downtown farmers market opening to meet 'crazy' demand
www.edmontonjournal.com

A new year-round, indoor farmers market plans to open downtown next month. Mother's Market is expected to launch in mid-May in the old Mothe

Tips for Photographing the Lunar Eclipse - Interview with Phil Hart
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Tips for Photographing the Lunar Eclipse April 15th - Interview with Astro Photographer Phil Hart

Seasonal Riding in Canada, what you need to know
www.ridestopngo.com

Seasonal Riding in Canada begins April and ends in October, weather can be extreme, both Hot and Cold in every province.

How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter ~ Lovely Greens
www.lovelygreens.com

Over the past year I've come across scores of diy pallet projects, some of them intriguing and others not quite there yet but still having p

Spectacular sandwich. Highly recommend this place
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We stayed at Monty's Beach Lodge for 9 days in March of 2014. Our group of photographers stayed here while photographing and helping in the small community of Jiquilillo. Very rustic. Imagine backpacking but with a bed, power and water. Loved it Clean accommodations. Linens were changed daily, and fresh water was made available outside our rooms. An abundance of bathrooms with showers on the property. Our rooms were located a short walk down a path near a pool that was undergoing repairs. Each room had an attached bathroom, accessible from outside. The double bathrooms were between the rooms, so rooms were not side by side. Food served thrice daily for a morning session, a lunch session and a supper session. There were at roughly the same time each day so was easy to schedule around. If one of our guests missed a meal due to an early morning or late afternoon activity available at the Lodge, a special meal was prepared for them. Activities such as surfing, body boarding at no extra charge using the boards available (of which there are a good number) and lessons available by the bartender for a small fee. the water comes right up to the covered hammock area at high tide, while leaving a huge clean beach for hundreds of feet during low tide. Dogs play around the area and are protective of their property and guests. Fascinating to see a stranger approach and the dogs react. parrots play throughout and around the buildings. excellent little beach bar on site, between the mess area and the hammocks. The part owner and operator of Monty's Beach Lodge is Gerry who's the volunteer fire chief. The community search and rescue vehicle is parked at the Lodge. First aid supplies are in plain view around the main area and in case of any emergency, staff are literally fire fighters, who are trained in emergencies. We chose this place because of the work they do in the small community. Groups staying here often participate in feeding the children living at the Chinandega garbage dump. A community of 2-5000 people using the city dump as an employment opportunity, have their women, men and children scavenging for anything of value to sell. Staff take the groups to the community center at the dump, built out of shipping containers purchased, donated, filled with goods and shipped to Monty's for distribution, to cook a meal for as many kids as possible. it's fascinating experience to be a part of. The Lodge is a great place for groups, individuals or families. We met a family who's been coming here for 5 years. You'll often find entire groups of doctors / veterinarians / fire fighters / volunteer groups and yoga groups coming here for weeks at a time to volunteer in the community. One of the dogs at the Lodge is named "Lucky". Aptly so because he showed up one day with an injury to his boy dog parts while a group of veterinarians were there. They fixed him up. It's WAY out of the way. WAY!! we had power, water, clean place to stay, great food, great night life, great activities in what we found to be a safe place and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We've already booked our stay for later in the year and will return with our photo travel tours each year.
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reviewed a year ago
First visit to Snap Fitness Bonnie Doon was fantastic! Excellent machines first of all - lots of Cybex trainers which I've always liked including the arc trainer. Then a full line of kettle bells and a TRX training area Clean, relatively quiet and plenty of room between machines Excellent facility. Happy to be a member
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reviewed a year ago
I pitched my tent at the Mountain View Motel in the summer of 2012 while helping on a house build project in the area. I couldn't have enjoyed my stay more. Found there to be a very interesting community of people intermingling over the day and through the week around morning coffee or an evening camp fire. Owners are fabulous, helpful, attentive hosts. The cabins surround an open area where there is coffee served and a daily fire. Bathrooms had large clean showers and laundry was easily available. The motel is a short few block walk of historic downtown with awesome food, a great pub in the hotel and smoke house bbq up the streets as well. Grocery is close. Biker friendly
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Absolutely spectacular accommodations in the heart of Granada. English speaking staff, great food, wifi on site... this "foundation" run hotel supports the children of the local community with their education. 100% of the profits is used to help put local kids through school and their university. An idea to directly support the local community through tourist dollars sparked the creation of this property, built in roughly 2007 or 8. Our photo travel tour stayed here a few days in Granada prior to leaving for a community on the upper north coast near Chinandega. Our guests all gave high recommendations for everything at Hotel Con Corazon. On site is a tutoring room where children are tutored or taught. With a small little pub connected (the lobby once the main doors are locked), serves beer and spirits along with the specials of the day, a Nica Libra, Pina Colada or Mojito, the mint for which grows a few feet away in the courtyard. Pool on site, clean and tended. AC in all the rooms and just a fantastic energy about the place. Stay here. You're dollars are supporting the local kids.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Had the Greener Cleaner crew over to do a few rooms in the house. Of primary importance to us was that our cats walking on the cleaning products would not have a negative effect. The owners are former holistic veterinary workers and pet owners themselves so organic, pet friendly, eco friendly and products you could literally eat fill their cleaning product line. Great attention to detail made me very happy. A few days later, I still find myself saying "wow it's clean in here"
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've used the dinner factory more than 4 times now. Convenient way to have meals prepped, frozen and then ready for a crock pot or the oven when needed. Good selection of organic meats which we prefer and now with brown rice and gluten free options. Sometimes we build the meals ourselves and sometimes we just have them prep the meals. We probably browse their menu options every other month
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago