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MeWe ....

Discuss ?

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Or just pop over and join me ... not posted anything yet but intrigues id my opening thought.
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Well that's a resounding no then :)
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Black Friday

aka Bah, Humbug

I've just spent the past hour or two unsubscribing from the mass of emails that I've received over the last few days with all & sundry wanting me to buy their 'x' product at their best ever discount....

Listen... if I needed it that bad I would search it out and what's more, I'd ask for opinions and even (shock horroe) do some research first. I'm not going to take your mis-guided approach to modern marketing as being anything but biased. But why make me suffer for something I never asked for?

"Bah Humbug indeed".

TL:DR - look at the pretty flower in B&W.
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Thanks for sharing +Stuart Dyckhoff 
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Another Place

I drove for 5hrs to capture this cast iron statue as part of the #europhotowalk weekend. Definitely a place to revisit and another tick to my photo bucket list.

More about the statues here: http://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981
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Silent Watcher....

Sunday night I was up Gilfach Goch watching Jenna and her rugby team play Treorchy U18's with the U15's playing Gilfach... the U18's game finished under floodlights but we were also treated to a wonderful sunset. Well sort of, as those of you that know GG will know it to be nestled in a valley ... so no actual setting of the sun captured.

Hand held using my 70-200mm f4 and x2 extender with an effective focal length of 288mm. ISO 320 and a shutter speed of 1/320 (freaky right).
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Tuesday Sunset Goodness

Posting this to cheer myself up ... today is a bit** damp and although the family is away I'm unlikely to see any sunshine today.

#sunset #BeautifulWales #Southerndown #cliffs #rocks


** In Welsh terms a bit = a year of rainfall in other locations. To say it's rained a bit would be an understatement :)
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+Stuart Dyckhoff you are very welcome. Great work. Have a wonderful start into the new week
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Ogmore Castle Winter Sunset....

I love this spot but the local farmer is spoiling the view more and more... I'm convinced they deliberately dump their farm trailers in the castle car-park and now they've even taken to locking the gate at nights - something they never used to do before. And I'm not even sure they have the right to do that ....

Still, these things don't deter me. I hope you enjoy the view and this was the night before Storm Barbara came rampaging across the UK.
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Cheers Neil and to you and Lesa too.
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This is Llyn Idwal

At the far end shrouded in the mist (you'll have to trust me on this one or Google it) lies Clogwyn y Geifr and Twll Du (cliff of the goat and Black Hole) and I would imagine that if the sun had decided to come out that this sheltered spot is rather spectacular.

So glad I made the extra effort to walk the almost extra 1km (all uphill) to get here. Clearly, only myself and two other photogs felt so energetic at this early hour.

#europhotowalk #mist #earlystart #lake #BeautifulSnowdonia
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Splendide
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"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop"
~ Confucious

I only went and chuffin passed my black belt pre-test.

Thank you Masters Sian and Wayne Humphries for all your patience and honesty - both are required in great measure for me.

#TangSoo #OneMoreStep #KeepGoing
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Congratulations
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Sign up to access the beta which I'm told is coming soon.

I'm intrigued as to its actual capabilities.....
Make any photo as vivid as your memories with the help of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
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Aye, am reet chuffed

Today in the UK it is GCSE (aged 16 [ish]) results day ... I am so proud of my beautiful daughter and her results. Yes... she got straight A's, A*'s and a Distinction.

But do you know what? The precise marks / grades are not what is important. What is important is that she is happy with them. That she's happy the effort she put in for study and revision paid off. That she is happy to have far exceeded her own expectations and also exceeded some of her teachers expectations. Really, this is all anyone can ask - which is why today I didn't ask her friends "what grades did you get" but instead asked them "are you happy with the grades you got" and "are you happy that you exceeded your expectations". Some of her friends didn't fare so well overall but all of them were 'reet chuffed' with their efforts and that they had exceeded their own expectations.

After all , with 30+ years in work, I can assure any youngster that in reality all these exams do, at this age, is give you a great grounding for setting up your future. They certainly don't make it. They give you an understanding of preparation, study, revision, etc and opposed to being the end (even if you now opt to leave schooling) it is just the start of a journey and hopefully one that takes her (and you) as far as you want it to go.


Da iawn +Jenna Dyckhoff da iawn indeed.
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good on you kidda, well done hinny ...
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Collections - meh

Personally, and it is only personally, I still don't like collections.

What's more, I don't like that G+ appears to have forced me to follow dozens of collections just because I follow a person. ...

So there has to be a way to turn this off en-masse? Anybody help me with this?
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Exactly. A public collection contains, or perhaps labels, public posts. So I'm making the same kinds of posts, just sharing to a public collection instead of just "public."
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β geek slipping through life one happy day at a time - photographer - techy - martial artist - husband - father - friend
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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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Please feel free to critique any of my images. Yes I love the +1's and 'that's nice' type of comments but truth be told I am here to learn and the only way to learn is for you to tell me what you don't like.

Better still - tell me how you'd improve it if you can. 

I'm a big boy, I can handle honest criticism but don't expect me to be nice back if you are just being plain rude. :)
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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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Sadly googleplussuomi.com appears to have been taken down so I can no longer easily link you to a timeline of my imagery. If anybody knows a direct replacement then please do tell.
-My Google+ Timeline (takes you off G+)-
-All my G+ images - the good, bad and ugly. (takes you off G+)-

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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 a faith in a God and I am an engineer and I believe in science - I don't believe these are conflicting or contradictory things and am happy enter a discussion about any aspect of my faith. However, I will never preach at you through my timeline.

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. Love cricket; 10 Pin Bowling (closet to 300 I have is a 257); Tang Soo Do; Judo; Cycling and many other.

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

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