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Join us with +Christina Arenas   as she shows us around outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.. This is (HOA)
We might see some early blooms and Cherry Trees.
Join us for a walk around  Pennsylvania Ave.
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Join us with +Christina Arenas  as she shows us around outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.. This is (HOA)
We might see some early blooms and Cherry Trees but a storm last night has most of the blooms on the ground.  You can view on: You Tube http://youtu.be/tiNdGENNjEE  
Join us for a walk around  Pennsylvania Ave
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Here are some photos from the Legion Loop trail walk today in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks again for coming along.

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Join us for a quiet walk on Legion Loop Trail. We'll start on Goodview Hill, so called because it once served as a lookout for early Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Comanche Indians and for Anglo settlers. Legion Park was turned into a WW1 memorial in 1933. The artillery pieces are gone but the walls remain. We will see some great views of the Flatirons, Boulder Valley, three reservoirs, the electric plant (operating here since 1918) and hopefully we'll spot some prairie dogs, ducks, and hawks along the way.
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Join us with +Christina Arenas  as she shows us around outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.. This is (HOA)
We might see some early blooms and Cherry Trees but a storm last night has most of the blooms on the ground. 
Join us for a walk around  Pennsylvania Ave
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Last weekend, the +Traveling Guitar Foundation hosted it's 1st annual Music and Art Festival. Over 15 artists and celebrities came together to raise awareness and donations for our 2nd trip to Europe in support of our US Service Members and their families. During this trip, we will perform at military schools for the kids and donate guitars to their music programs as well as visiting with the men and women defending our freedom!

Over 1 thousand people have watched and but as of today, we have only raised $455 towards our $10,000 goal. We really would like to make this trip happen.  We need to pay for airfare, lodging, shipping and purchasing instruments for donation, meals and misc to send our team of volunteers on this mission. We are a 100% legit 501c3 non-profit so we rely on your donations. We can't do it without YOU!  
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/traveling-guitar-foundation-2014-uso-for-the-troops/x/6717198

If you aren't interested in any of the perks, you can still make a direct donation via Paypal OR give me a suggestion for a perk and we will look into it.  If you have feedback or suggestions, let me know.  We are a grassroots organization and are always trying to improve. ;)  Happy Sunday!

PS Thanks to +Alexeyeva Smith and +Andy Bohm  for your contributions!  It's people like you that keep the +Traveling Guitar Foundation alive!
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(This is the edited version) Join +Dominic Phillips  for a quiet walk on Legion Loop Trail. We'll start on Goodview Hill, so called because it once served as a lookout for early Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Comanche Indians and for Anglo settlers. Legion Park was turned into a WW1 memorial in 1933. The artillery pieces are gone but the walls remain. We will see some great views of the Flatirons, Boulder Valley, three reservoirs, the electric plant (operating here since 1918) and hopefully we'll spot some prairie dogs, ducks, and hawks along the way.
 Thank you to +Verizon Wireless  for powering today's Virtual Photo Walk with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot
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Legion Loop Trail. Boulder, Colorado

Join us for a quiet walk on Legion Loop Trail. We'll start on Goodview Hill, so called because it once served as a lookout for early Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Comanche Indians and for Anglo settlers. Legion Park was turned into a WW1 memorial in 1933. The artillery pieces are gone but the walls remain. We will see some great views of the Flatirons, Boulder Valley, three reservoirs, the electric plant (operating here since 1918) and hopefully we'll spot some prairie dogs, ducks, and hawks along the way.
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Join +Dominic Phillips  for a quiet walk on Legion Loop Trail. We'll start on Goodview Hill, so called because it once served as a lookout for early Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Comanche Indians and for Anglo settlers. Legion Park was turned into a WW1 memorial in 1933. The artillery pieces are gone but the walls remain. We will see some great views of the Flatirons, Boulder Valley, three reservoirs, the electric plant (operating here since 1918) and hopefully we'll spot some prairie dogs, ducks, and hawks along the way. More info at http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_19739253#
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Sorry we missed it in Tonawanda. Someone had a presentation scheduled and another one next weekend.
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Introduction

 Virtual Photo Walks - Walk the Walk for Those who Can't.

+Virtual Photo Walks is a project to allow people using Google+ to be interactive citizens again. Utilizing the hangout feature and smart phones, people are able to visit and interact with smart phone enabled photographers to see places and people they use to, see things that they might not have had the chance to see. virtualphotowalks.org for info.

It is a not just a service for those who are hospitalized or cannot go out into the community, but also for the many who just need a break in their day. It is a way to lend a helping hand by providing a window to places and things most of us take for granted. A truly interactive experience.

 Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 pending 

http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks to see where we have been

John Butterill discovered a way to share his photo walks through Google+ Hangouts.

Google Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI&feature=player_embedded

For the first time, the Google+ Hangout feature, combined with the Android, iPhone or other wireless smarts devices enables “virtual” photo walks. Photographers along with a camera can take their circle of friends along on a photo walk and share the experience with people who can't be there.

How to Help Others: Do you know someone that would be helped by this experience have them follow +Virtual Photo Walks   or fill out the form at http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/be-invited-to-virtual-photo-wa/   or contact  +John Butterill  

www.virtualphotowalks.org  for more information

Photographers to sign up use the form in the link below.

http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/sign-up-to-be-a-vpw-photograph/ 

Please follow The Crohns Colitis Effect and Frank Garufi Jr.  one of the most inspiring men, and helped create the Virtual Photo Walks page. 

How it Works: John Butterill: I use the  +Gymbl  rig  it slides onto the camera connecting to what is called the hot shoe where you would mount a flash on a camera.  

This allows people in the hangouts on Google+ to direct the photographer, and see the same view he does. It is not needed to do a tour but does increases the interactivity. More Equipment Solutions: What you need at the bottom of this page.

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Get involved today - How can you help:

Follow +Virtual Photo Walks, and we'll add you. 

Tell us how you want to help. 

www.virtualphotowalks.org to sign up to be a VPW photographer.

You Tube Videos

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks to see where we have been

How Virtual Photo Walks came about

Virtual Photo Walks came into existence as a result of a series of random events. I was out for a walk and saw that +Don Noll had started I hang out on G+. As we chatted in the hangout I was also trying to manage my iPhone and the Nikon D7000 at the same time.

We talked about having an extension arm on the phone or something to make handling the phone easier to handle. After the hangout I was looking at my camera and the phone and suddenly realized that all that was needed was a hot shoe adapter for the Gymbl (http://www.youbiq.com/site/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​gymbl-pro/  ) which I was using as a phone case.

The +Gymbl which by designed by +Gordon Fowler (youbiq) for doing virtual reality tours it comes with a tripod, IPhone case, and an adapter that allows it to sit on a tripod.

I called +Gordon Fowler and suggested putting an adapter on the bottom of the +Gymbl so that it could be mounted on the hot shoe of the DSLR.                                                                  

With the iPhone mounted in this way I went for my next walk, I fortunately came upon a Barred owl and thought I would show it to my friends on Google+  I contacted them and they watch me photograph the owl, on google+ hangouts. +Andy Gray took some screenshots of that and posted them with his comments on his page.

+Andy Gray  -  Feb 6, 2012 (edited)  -  Public

We had an interesting Hangout earlier as we joined our friend +John Butterill on a walk through the Canadian countryside spotting wildlife to photograph. To broadcast these John uses an #iPhonemounted on a +Gymbl iPhone holder attached to the hotshoe on his +Nikon DSLR, which kinda makes the whole thing look like someone wielding a bazooka in a 1st person shooter to us!

At the point you see below he was photographing a Barred Owl (Not a Barn Owl as previously stated). He's since posted an excellent shot of the owl perched in a tree from later in his wildlife walk. We were all kind of excited because we realized this was a new way of going on photo shoot.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/​​​​​​​​​106837773805813749834/​​​​​​​​​111835024921462866899/​​​posts/​​​​​​2Jhc15digWM

The next evening I was in a hangout with a person with MS. She was bed ridden and was talking to about how the only thing she could photograph was what she could see out her window. I simply spoke up and said her I'll take you on a photo shoot, and you can tell me what you want to take pictures of because you will be seeing through the iPhone on Google+  what I can see through the viewfinder. 

The next day we did our first, now called a +Virtual Photo Walk  it was recorded for You Tube. You can watch on You Tube channel  on the + Virtual Photo Walks page. We all had a lot of fun and it went very well.

Please follow The Crohns Colitis Effect and Frank Garufi Jr.  one of the most inspiring men I have ever met and helped create the Virtual Photo Walks page.  

Following that I was in a hangout with +Frank Garufi Jr and he was telling me about his son going into the hospital for an infusion which is very uncomfortable and painful for an 8-year-old. Again I simply said I'll take him for a photo walk around my community and keep them distracted during the process, this was a great fun event and it was not recorded but Frank took a few pictures of his son during the photo walk watching me on the computer. +Frank Garufi Jr then posted them with a very emotional thank you for me doing it. 

This post was number 8 on what's hot on Google+ for about 8 hours on Friday the day of the photo walk.

+Frank Garufi Jr.

Crohns Colitis - My Son's Battle

Domenic's Infusion for February 2012

Some of you might remember the interview that +Shefali Burns did with me, back in the beginning of January, about Crohns Colitis disease and how my son has been battling it since he was born ( http://youtu.be/wP7cNbsbJHk ). Its a constant struggle for him, and unfortunately, one that he'll have to struggle with for the rest of his life. 

One, of the many, things we have to do is a monthly infusion of a medication called Remicade. The entire process is roughly 6 hours long and requires it to be administered in the hospital ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ). 

Today was our scheduled appointment for the month of February and Domenic got a special surprise thanks to +John Butterill and the sheer power and greatness of +Google+ Hangouts.

Armed with his IPhone, Nikon camera, and probably 10 layers of clothing, +John Butterill took my son on a photo walk around Rosedale, Ontario, Canada while he was getting his infusion done. Domenic loved every minute of it! For the hour that John braved the harsh weather conditions to show my son around Rosedale, my son didn't have to worry about blood pressure cuff's squeezing his arm too tight, the uncomfortableness of having tubes stuck through his arm, the drip rate of the medicine "burning" him ( the meds must be administered at a specific rate per hour ), or having to be stuck in a hospital when he much rather be at school!!! 

+John Butterill is nothing less than a saint in my eyes! He brought a TON of joy to my son today, of what otherwise would have been, another excruciating day for him!

From the bottom of my heart... THANK YOU +John Butterill!!!

Dom - February 2012 Infusion with Photowalk (7 photos)

Frank and I along with  +Gordon Fowler Bruce Garber and others decided that there should be a page  on Google+ to spread the word about this exciting way to help people.

Now we have that page and photographers around the world are stepping up to help conduct photo walks around the world. Events  are scheduled in Amsterdam Rome Germany Canada Australia New Zealand.

Follow +Virtual Photo Walks  and our friend +Community Support - Friends That Listen

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​106837773805813749834/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​106837773805813749834/​​​​​​​​​​posts

Equipment Solutions: What you need.

- A smart phone with front & rear camera

a data plan and you can afford to burn 100 to 200 MB of it, doing about a 30 min stream to G+ hangout.

If you are coming up to your billing date for your data plan then use it up helping us.

I used an Iphone 4 and +Gymbl  because I shoot VR and had one. If you need other ways to mount a smart phone and don't need the VR option, here are a couple of solutions.

You will need an hot shoe adapter.

http://www.studioneat.com

Smart Phone users here are some links to mount your Smart Phone

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/SlingShot/#

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056C4VRK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00&tag=859351160-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​product/B005BON4K8/​​​ref=​​​as_​​​li_​​​​​​​ss_tl?​​​ie=​UTF8&​​tag=​​​​​​​​​​​​​​picsomewhrela-​​20&​​​​​​​linkCode=as2&​​​​​​​​​camp=​​​​1789&​​​creative=​​​​390957&​​​​​​​​​​​​creativeASIN=​​​​​​​​B005BON4K8

http://www.amazon.com/gp/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​product/B0042J6VUS/​​​ref=​​​as_​​​li_​​​​​​​ss_tl?​​​ie=​UTF8&​​tag=​​​​​​​​​​​​​​picsomewhrela-​​20&​​​​​​​linkCode=as2&​​​​​​​​​camp=​​​​1789&​​​creative=​​​​390957&​​​​​​​​​​​​creativeASIN=​​​​​​​​B0042J6VUS

If you are really having a problem mounting you phone to your camera this link will take you to a proven solution that never fails. Duct Tape

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks

www.virtualphotowalks.org

http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/equipment/


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