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Wes Hardaker
Works at Captured On Earth Photography
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Lives in Davis, CA
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The Dawn of My Second Year
Yolo County, CA, US

 One year ago (today) I entered into with The Arcanum. At the time I accepted this path, I knew it was the right journey for me to embark on as the next step down the path of my photography passion (read: addiction). Little did I know, however, how much it would become an integral part of my life. It's a year later, I've made more friends than I could have imagined, have ingested a huge amount of knowledge I didn't even know I was missing, and have the distinct pleasure of guiding a wonderful and talented group of students along their own path through The Arcanum.

It's impossible to describe the experience, just as it is impossible to describe falling in love or the joy of parenthood. You can describe the breakdown and the mechanism, but not the emotions. It is truly a artistic journey like no other. For within the Arcanum you're exposed the resources you need to excel, caring companions that provide endless encouragement, and a safe environment that allows freedom of experimentation where both your successes and failures are rewarded alike (we certainly learn from both). And the best part of all, unlike every other educational system I've been involved with, is that the path of the student is truly their own to define and excel at, as the Arcanum provides a framework for learning without the restriction of a rigid syllabus tailored to someone else's goals for you; it's a true master and apprentice type of relationship. If you can imagine a system where you define your goals and are immediately given the tools you need to place those goals within your reach, you will have imagined the insides of The Arcanum. Now couple resource environment with a wide range of peers from all levels of experience that are providing constant feedback, encouragements and suggestions along your path and you will know that you can't fail to reach your destination.

Today, in celebration of this day, I got up early (not easy; my daughter's homework kept me up till midnight) and I went to shoot the morning sunrise over a local wetlands. I hope all of your days are as bright and wonderful as mine was today.

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.......Good MIdday Wes....!!Melenia
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The Dizzy Barn
Davis, CA, US

Ever wonder what a photographer does when they're in one spot and has some time to kill?  Plays!!!

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For +HQSP Motion  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Melania Pierce #hqspmotion
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........Wonderful Blue.......!!!!!!Good night Wes.....!!Melenia
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Light Splash
Dallas, TX, US

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For +#SplashSunday  curated by  +Christy Martin #SplashSunday
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For +10000 Photographers BW  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Victor Westerhout #10000photographersBWmonochrome
For +All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Bill Wood +Dorian Stretton #allThingsMonochrome
For +Black and White Photos  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Salvatore Ferrante +Andrea Erbifori #blackandwhitephotos
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Thanks +Hannah Strutt!
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Early Morning Tunes
Washington DC, US

Nothing like sitting on the steps of a national monument and just listening to some tunes.

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For +Street Fine Art Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #streetfineart
For +Street Life Saturdays  curated by  +Dave Ortiz
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Thanks so much +John Macharia for appreciating my efforts!
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The Gateway
Los Angeles, CA, US

Some days you wander around a corner and see the light.

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Thanks so much +HQSP Architecture and thanks for running a wonderful theme +Nader El Assy!
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Snow Ridges
Echo Lake, CA, US

Get up close and personal with snow.  You'll find it's much warmer and inviting than you thought :-P

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+Monochrome Monday curated by  +Charles Lupica #MonochromeMonday
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Thanks so much +Sandra Parlow!
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The Helix Bridge
Singapore, Singapore

I was lucky enough to have a few moments the other day to observe the Helix Bridge at night, as it led forward and onward to some pretty impressive buildings in the distance.  It just makes you want to wander all night through the lights and I'm sure you're never get bored staring at the wonderful scenery in front of you.

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+Urban Thursday curated by  +Laurent Chades #urbanthursday
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+#BridgesAroundTheWorld curated by  +Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen #BridgesAroundTheWorld
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Thanks so much +Phong Truong!
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Yummy num nums
Davis, CA, US

I love farmer's markets.  I could wander all day and eat.  And take pictures.  And snack.  And shoot images.  And...

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Photography and Programming. Frequently both at the same time
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A photographer trapped in the body of a computer scientist. With a LOT of hobbies (amateur (ham) radio (WS6Z), geocaching, programming, and typing things in parentheses)
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Hi.  My name is Wes Hardaker, and I'm addicted to light.

I'm the owner and photographer of Captured On Earth Photography.  I'm happiest and most content when wandering the planet taking pictures of everything that my path crosses, and my photographic work reflects this: I shoot everything that moves.  And doesn't.  Feel free to browse my Google+ post history, or visit my galleries on Captured On Earth (including my most recent pictures) to see the pictures I've taken.  I generally post one a day to G+, so if you like my work please circle me and enjoy my work!

I've also been heavily involved with open source software for ages and will continue to be for ages in the future.  I spent much of desk-job time working on and promoting secured internet standards. I only wish I had endless time to accomplish all the good things I want to do that I can't find anyone to pay me to implement.

My public posts are generally photography related.  If you're interested in any of my other hobbies (ham radio, geocaching and general geekiness), please let me know so I can put you in a circle that will let you see see my posts about those topics.
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  • The Arcanum
    Photography, 2014 - present
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