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Bob Milby Jr.
Christian | Husband | Father | Photographer | Entrepreneur | Gunslinger
Christian | Husband | Father | Photographer | Entrepreneur | Gunslinger

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Cool idea. Execution was magnificent!

Counting our blessings and giving thanks for all God has provided. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you are showered with blessings and that your day is filled with family, friends, food and fun!

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That explains it!

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Google+ suddenly twice as awesome

Google honcho +Vic Gundotra announced this morning that Google has roughly doubled the awesomeness of Google+.

First, they added search. Finally! To me, this feature alone transforms the service from a "toy" into a "tool."

Second, G+ is open to the public -- no invitation required. It's now officially "beta," and no longer a "field trial."

The surprising improvements, however, are all about Hangouts.

Hangouts on your phone for Android users with a front-facing camera. (iOS version coming soon.) I'm personally shocked by this. I didn't expect mobile Hangouts to appear for a year or two.

Guntotra also announced "Hangouts On Air," which lets you live broadcast (to a huge audience) and record hangouts.

The setup is simple enough: Just start a normal hangout, and you’ll have the option to broadcast and record your session. Once you’re “On Air,” up to nine others can join your hangout (as usual), and anyone can watch your live broadcast. (The feature is available initially to a few broadcasters.)

Hangouts are also getting screen sharing, "Sketchpad" for drawing pictures on screen, Google Docs integration and the ability to name your Hangouts. These are still in "beta," but you can try them by choosing “Try Hangouts with extras” in the green room.

Hangouts are also now extensible with newly announced APIs. Hangouts is now a platform.

These are all seriously cool and welcome improvements. (Note that many of the immediate improvements are being rolled out all day, so you may not have them just yet.)

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Sweet timelapse...

Greetings! I hope this week starts off well for you. There are many things brewing with me right now, but I know that is just the spark for new creative fires!

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Whoa! Makes me thankful I live in the Sonoran Desert!

Finally! It's football season! Now I can sit back and see what our new coaching staff has for our opponents. GO GATORS!

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It's such a pleasure to showcase awesome talent like that of +Mike Shaw! These portraits capture so much in a split second! Every time I look through them I want to start again!
I went out to Liverpool while the Matthew Street Music Festival was on to get some street portraits. I saw this young boy on his fathers shoulders dancing to the music. Just as I took his shot he turned and looked straight at me.

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There are many great shots posted here each day, but I kept coming back to this one from +Karen Hutton. The painterly feel has put me in a trance. Beautiful capture and very nice post processing!
I love oak trees. I usually like shooting them from underneath or 'inside' them, but a friend asked me to do this. It was for a book cover... the theme was "Thrive". They ended up going all graphics, no photos at all... but I ended up with this, which to me the real win! It's different from what I've done before, so my creative ceiling was raised. Luvit.

For this photo, we had to hike across a large field filled with thigh-high start thistle in 100 degree heat. I can honestly say that I bled for this shot! But I giggled as I did, because I kept remembering a good friend's advice to "Embrace the Horror." The simple theory goes... when the going gets tough - enjoy it! Because that's where your story is that you'll tell later. Not in the easy going... "Oh it was point and shoot, no big." yawn. But in "I bled for this shot" story you tell later.

So the next time things start going south for ya, no more whining! Pay attention. Take notes. And imagine how FANTASTIC that story is going be over a long, cool one at the end of the day. Embrace the horror, baby! Hehheh.
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