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Yaohua Zheng
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English revision needed. Thanks. 帮帮忙,改英文,谢谢。
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English revision needed. Hi, my dear circlers, I'm writing a statement for my coming new photobook, which consists of photographs I took in a public restroom of the business building I worked in everyday. My English writing (including this paragraph) is supposed to have some basic mistakes as usual. If you have time, are in a leisurely mood, and are kind enough to help me for a better book (and to save my mianzi/face :D), please drop me a line or two, telling me what looks weird or showing me even the correct. I'll appreciate any help from you.
[The title of the book:] Hard Not to Stray, Especially in a Restroom with a View
This book depicts a strong privacy that is suggested by being alone in a public restroom. Its readers will be invited to refresh their woolgathering when their mind strayed from the gurgles for an instant, gazing at what they might not otherwise.

Through a restroom window of the business building where I worked in, what I have gazed at for years is the sky. Last June, after settling myself again in the actuality that I won’t be able to photograph like a fulltime artist did, I started taking pictures there, during my coffee breaks, for this book.

With my original intention, each picture in the book means one of that gazes. I have realized that I could record what one stared at but not how far he has traveled, and even prepared to accept a series of boring images. A rough sequencing sprung a surprise for me. I am now happy with the result and enjoying somebody’s rapid trip, which lasted a whole book with ambivalent clouds and ups and downs, and happened purportedly in a twinkle.

On getting a handful of shots, I was obsessed with a word from Tao Yuanming’s poem. I put it on the title page finally. “The carefree clouds float between the peaks,” the foremost of the Chinese recluse poets wrote. A Chinese reader might effortlessly think the line more as a portrait than a landscape, a portrait of the author or the reader himself.

Tao Yuanming,  (also known as Tao Qian, 365–427) was a Chinese poet of the Six Dynasties poetic period (ca. 220 - 589 CE) and generally regarded as the greatest poet during the centuries between the Han and Tang dynasties. Tao is also the foremost of the "recluse" poets, or the poets who seem to have written their greatest work while in reclusion and/or those poets in whose poems the theme of countryside solitude particularly resonates. -

------------------- The Chinese version translated from English
(书名) 难免走神,尤其在看得见风景的洗手间




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Hi, +stuart murdoch , great project. I've just posted your page here: Check the topic at facebook please.
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Love to see MC's continuous progress. Looking forward to the new formats they've promised.
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Be born on February 29 ...
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What an hour! Bobby McFerrin & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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I'm preparing my new book and hope the first DSLR in my house pays off.
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I will be the first one to buy~
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What businesses and organisations need to do to leverage the power of Pinterest

No one can deny that can create a great opportunity to businesses, organisations and individuals that create media content - irrespective of the quality (which is always subjective and only qualified by the people that see it)

It also allows its users to collect what they find appealing to their eye and let people know about what they like and why they like it.

Be careful what you wish for

Over the years I've been asked over and over - what can we do to make this or that go viral. And now that Pinterest has arrived on the scene it seems that virality is the one thing that companies are scared of - they have to be otherwise they wouldn't be putting the fear of God into their customers that people could be sued for pinning / re-pinning content.

The case for photographers

I can understand that artists, creators, photographers have to no MUST protect their intelectual property, however, can we help the people that like the content spread the word about you and what you or your organisation does by allowing them / granting them permission to pin certain content, following some simple guidelines:

1) Set up a page on your site explaining about Pinterest useage - chances are this won't be read but at least you've done your bit

2) Create Pinterest Boards with images from your site which include the correct credit back to you or the page you want crediting

3) If you've captured the perfect shot - and only want this to be viewed on a specific site and not to be posted on Pinterest consider putting the shots you took either side of the 'perfect one' on your site - which shows interested parties how you captured it and allow them to share pin those with a link back the page on your site with the image you'd like people to see - this will create a larger amount of buzz about what you're trying to achieve

And finally - AKA TL:DR

So let's help people spread the word - be clear / not vague on what can and what cannot be pinned and let's try and get past who will sue who...

Here are some other ways to use Pinterest

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This is really not nearly as much an issue as you are making it out to be.
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A shutterbug, at this moment.
Hard to believe that I've taken pictures of the world for ten years. Fortunately I'm an amateur. I'm a Chinese and live in New York. My homepage

I have been maintaining G+ pages dedicated to my photo books such as
Sleepwalk, published by good morning light, 
Behind, self-published.
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Little Neck, New york - Shanghai, China
Artist, present shutterbug, photobook-bug, English learner (former Chinese teacher), living in NYC.
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