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Today is #coffeethursday  once more and your curators will be looking for you to share your gems of caffeinated goodness.

Don't forget to tag us in +Jason Kowing +Maki Silberberg +Sairam Sundaresan and myself +Stuart Dyckhoff 
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oh probably a lot +Stuart Dyckhoff...i live just 75 miles south of there and it's the driest year i've ever been through and i've been here more than 30 years. i was interested in the same question and was planning a visit up there later this spring...we'll see...
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Learning

Up until very recently when I'm presented with a scene that has water in it my default has been to reach for my ND10 and force a long exposure.

However, looking at many images here and in particular those of +Mykal Hall I've very much come to appreciate that there are other options. Apparently the magic figure is 1/6th of a second so I wasn't far out with this one at 1/4th.

Personally I'm loving the drama that this speed creates with the power of the sea clearly evident.

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 #ActionMonday +ActionMonday 
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+Mykal Hall I wanted to go lower and closer but dare not risk my gear. As it was I'd already got soaked ;) Thanks for the comment and compliment and for posting fab shots that inspire me to try other things.
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Coffee & Toast

Whilst playing a little "Thief" on my PC. Home made bread with butter & honey and a cup of my extra strength 'stand your spoons up' coffee.

Don't forget it's #coffeethursday  and this will be my last but one where I can stay up all night watching the images arrive in my stream ... don't forget to hashtag the theme and tag your curators +Jason Kowing +Sairam Sundaresan +Maki Silberberg and myself +Stuart Dyckhoff 
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And the ancient wallpaper that's been there since we moved in 10yrs ago :)
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What's yours?
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Thanks +Alison Christensen matey :-)
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Earth Day is coming up next Tuesday, April 22. To celebrate, Google+ and +TIME invite you to share your best photos of Earth.

Take a picture of your part of the planet, and share it on Google+ with the
hashtag #MyBeautifulEarth. Check back on Earth Day, when +TIME will
feature some of their favorite photos you shared: http://ti.me/1h3V7Lx
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Letting The Sun Go Down On Me

Also known as - waiting for the sunset at one of my fave beaches. Got soaked here because I mis-judged one wave but the breeze was so strong that I dried pretty quickly.

The noise from this pebble beach with the tide retreating is one to rival that from Devon's Durdle Door beach +Ben Locke 
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Many thanks +Michael Maxwell appreciate you saying so.
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For my UK followers

If this happens it is effectively daylight robbery as our taxes already pay for the service...  so click the link and sign up please.
Is this "NHS Tax" the next step in privatising the NHS?
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Done!
 As a worker in the NHS for 37 years and a patient this makes me very angry. Sack all the bloody admins and let the Doctors run it!
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ImageBrief are looking for shots of a London park in the height of summer. Minimal people preferred.

I don't have any but maybe some of my London chums do.

+Andrew Clifton-Brown know of anybody that has one and prepared to sell it for between $450 and $650?

Details via the link and you'll need an ImageBrief account.
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LOL +Nick Redman reminds me of when I started in IT some <cough> 30yrs ago and Panasonic had a billboard advert - this one was by Hammersmith Flyover though I feel they probably had more. Anyway... the advert stated: "Panasonic's New VCR Can Record the Entirety of the British Summer" - then underneath in brackets it said: (three weeks).

That, as you can see, has stuck with me ever since.
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My March Engagers

It's that time again to share this very personal circle. These 37 fine folks have directly engaged on one of my posts during March. I truly appreciate every comment I get and will always try to respond. If I don't I'm either away, ill or dead ;-)

Adding these people to your circles is your choice but I can confirm that everyone in this circle has engaged with me recently.

What do I mean by engager?
Simply that you have left a comment, even if only one word, on one of my posts throughout the past month. And that's the only way to get in next months is to engage with me by saying something.

However .... one word comments or simple statements will not keep you in my circles. This is a temporary circle for the specific month and after this post it will be deleted. So far a couple of you have been added to a permanent place in my circles because you have gone above and beyond simple comments and for that I thank you again.

Irrespective of your level of engagement I do truly appreciate each and every comment anyone makes. It is this interaction that drives any social media site. Without it, we may as well not be here.

So, thank you, diolch, grazi, merci, etc.
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A cool idea +Stuart Dyckhoff and one I should try out. Thanks for the share.
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Yippee

I made it to a +Nik Photography cover photo. Click through to their name to see my picture in situ.

So chuffed reet now :-)
 
Nik Photography Cover Photo Selection – April 2, 2014
Penarth Pier © +Stuart Dyckhoff 


This week's cover photo belongs to +Stuart Dyckhoff.  Stuart is a computer network and firewall engineer from South Wales. Some of his many passions are  photography and Tang Soo Do. Stuart is fortunate to live near the sea and loves nothing better than a long exposure seascape. For this shot, he utilized a ND10 filter to reduce the overall brightness and eliminate the people moving through his shot.  Stuart did some minimal black and white processing in Silver Efex Pro 2 to bring up the detail in the wood.

Be sure to circle +Stuart Dyckhoff on Google+ to see more of his work.
 
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There are so many creative and wonderful images enhanced with the Nik Collection that we wanted to make sure everyone gets a chance to see them! 

If you would like to be considered, please follow these guidelines:
- Post an image on your G+ page
- Dimensions 2120 x 1192 pixel image (horizontal)
- Mention the Nik product/s that you used 
- Add #nikcoverphoto   in your description
- Image should not be watermarked

If you are selected, we will contact you for the image so that we can post it as a Cover Photo on our Nik Photography G+ page and give you proper credit.

Thank you from the Nik Google+ Photos Team
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Congratulations, well deserved
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β geek slipping through life one happy day at a time - photographer - techy - martial artist - husband - father - friend
Introduction
All images posted on my stream and created by me are released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license

In essence this means you can:

Sharecopy, distribute and transmit the work
Remixadapt the work

Under the following conditions:

Attribution — You must attribute the work to me, Stuart Dyckhoff, (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work).

Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

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Circling / Following

Let me put this simply: just because you circle me it doesn't mean I will automatically circle you back. Give me a reason to do so ...

But it isn't personal it's more likely you haven't posted anything or your profile is empty or you haven't interacted with me. 

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Hashtag Meme

I am one of the Brew Crew behind the re-birth of #CoffeeThursday - please post your coffee related shots on a Thursday and use this to help notify us: 
#CoffeeThursday curated by your Brew Crew +106488284533523054088, +110105384020219882756, +102165221944293633376  +112763558414523707325

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All my G+ images - the good, bad and ugly.

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Some keywords to categorise me - if you don't wish to read the rest :)

Tech Head - Geek / Nerd - Hardware - Networks - Firewalls
Photographer - photography - photog - amateur
Welsh - Wales
Rugby
Tang Soo Do Martial Art
Geocaching
Husband - Dad - Son - Brother - Father
Single Malt.
Coffee.

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I  have been curating the Less than 5K Photogs circle. 

However this monthly circle share is on a hiatus whilst I work out a better way to share it and get the members promoted.

Here's a link to the last version of the circle.

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I have a faith in a God and I am a scientist - I don't believe these are conflicting or contradictory things and am happy enter a discussion about any aspect of my faith. 

I'm a tech head with a passion for way too many things. I have one wife and 3 children. A happy family man with not enough time, too little money and too much going on inside my head.

I love rugby (Wales) and even though I turned 50 recently I still haven't seen (nor plan to) a full football game.

Come join my train wreck ride and have a laugh with me ...!

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OK here's - 25 things about me.

And another 25 for good measure.

Bragging rights
I am the *one and only* Stuart Dyckhoff in this world of 7 Billion+ peeps.
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