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Sean McLean
Works at Some Neato Network Security Company
Lives in Near Santa Cruz
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The Moon rises over Half Dome, Yosemite, November 2015.
The story behind this one is surprisingly simple. I'll write more about it some time soon. Essentially I was loading the car by Cook's Meadow when lots of people started gathering with iPhones etc taking pictures of the sky. I had all my gear and figured I had to do something useful with this scene unfolding in front of me. The color version was nice, but the blue sky bothered me. I started working on a black and white version a week ago. It's not as simple as the basic black & white conversion defaults, so I'll describe what was on my mind and how I approached it -- later .
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+Sean McLean​ thank you!! You also.......
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Architecture along Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. I don't shoot a lot of architecture -- that's largely because there aren't many tall buildings in my home town. There are plenty around where I work (yay Silicon Valley) but they aren't that interesting to me.
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Nice B&W + Sean McLean
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Surfers in their VW Bus. This is a part of surf culture that I love ; the surf van that's seen many adventures and many road trips. Santa Cruz, California
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I'm happy you had that trip sounds fun! Oh good can't wait for your post.
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Unknown surfer jogs across Lighthouse Point. It's a fairly regular occurrence for surfers to jump into the water once they're reached the end.
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Wonderfully taken photo +Sean McLean​ Surpurp my friend *
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Tunnel View, snow, mist, and Half Dome -- Yosemite, 1/2017
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Wow such a beautiful landscape most outstanding such beautiful contrast \ pops. +Sean McLean​:-)
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Unknown man and umbrella -- Santa Cruz, CA
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Three Brothers, Bridalveil Fall, and low hanging clouds. Yosemite, CA.
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Love the layers of detail!
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Surf City Street Scene #2. It's just another day in Paradise. Dreads, wet suits, thrusters, and smiles for miles.
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I'm putting together a collection of my favorite Black and White photos. You'll probably see a flood of photos from me for a bit. I'll see if do this without totally flooding Google Plus at large. Thanks for your patience :)
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+Sean McLean That's OK!! I'm enjoying them!!
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Santa Cruz street scene
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+Sean McLean​​ everyone has their own name for a photo they see or street scape Santa Cruz like yours is great :-) nice capture.
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Homeless man, Santa Cruz, CA.
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+Sean McLean​ very nice indeed.*
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Tree, snow, and mist -- Yosemite, 1/2017.
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Thank you !!
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Work
Occupation
Sometimes I'm a freelance photographer with work regularly featured in local lifestyle magazines. Usually I work in technology where I help people out of tricky situations.
Skills
Photography, Technology, and Crossfit junkie
Employment
  • Some Neato Network Security Company
    Technical Support dude, present
    I help smart people do amazing things with equipment both real and virtual
  • Smith Micro Software
    Senior QA Engineer, 2011
    I designed ways of breaking stuff.
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Male
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@oddeofun
Story
Tagline
Exquisite combination of nerd and artist. --Leo Deegan
Introduction
I take pictures and break stuff. Sometimes in the same session. I'm a friendly guy from around Santa Cruz,CA. I work in technology and am a photographer on the side. I love anything creative. That can be fooling around with code or making a photograph that captures the imagination. 

My favorite photography subjects almost always include people. They also usually include rocks & water. So... mix in people. rocks, & water and you get a lot of surf photography from around Santa Cruz. Who knew?

Thanks for reading my story. Thanks also for following and commenting. Constructive feedback is always welcome.
Bragging rights
The truth is way more interesting than any fabrication. I don't need to exaggerate a damn thing.
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Currently
Near Santa Cruz
Previously
The Beach - A Desert - Another Beach - Another Beach
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if it rings it was a wrong number :P