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Patti Colston
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If you can't have fun in life.. what's the point in being alive?
If you can't have fun in life.. what's the point in being alive?

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Oh wow! 5 years ago today I was in New York. Back then I was just getting into photography. I had a point and shoot Panasonic Lumix then (bought specifically for that trip) and I completely LOVED it. It is still my back-up or 'I-don't-wanna-carry-the-heavy-Canon' camera.
Even though it had the ability to switch to manual, I had no idea what any of those settings did, so the shots I took that week were all shot on auto.

I was just getting started here on The Plus and started my relationships with a lot of you who are still in my circles today. Some have come and very sadly have gone, but many of you I still react with on a regular-ish basis. I am grateful for each of you (regardless of when I "met" you) because you each have taught me different things about photograpy by sharing your incredible photos and shating your techniques, locations etx.. Some of you have taught me things about myself.

G+ continues to be my favorite place to share the majority of my photos (I don't have a FB account.") The only other place I occasionally share is Twitter.

But I digress, I tend to ramble. This is on Ellis Island. I think it led into the visitor center. Even then, though I didn't know much about photography, (except that I loved the experience of shooting anything) I loved lines and geometric shapes wherever I went.

This is one of my favorite shots from the trip.

If I remember correctly, when it came time to edit, (I didn't know much about that either) I prided myself of posting SOOC or almost Sooc photos. I don't think I did too much more than straightened(ish) it and maybe upped the saturation a tad so that the red stood out a little better, then made a BW copy; again, not changing much of anything. Now I would do so much more than that.



Thanks #GooglePhotos for reminding me how far I've come in 5 short years with the help and never-ending support from all of you.

Done rambling. Back to you in the newsroom!

#EllisIsland #NY #NewYork
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7/22/17
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I put the bottle cap on this shroom as a point of size reference.

For +ShroomshotSaturday​#ShroomshotSaturday​ curated by +Sabeena LoBello+Patricia A​ and yours truly +Patti Colston​
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What YOU think is cute and adorable is today's #joindaily theme by +Johnny Wills

These are my furbabies Solo, the hound and Paris the brindle

#DogsAreAdorkable


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7/18/17
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This flower was in very harsh sunlight on the trailwalk this morning. Everthing was overexposed But I adjusted the cellphone camera settings before I took the shot and captured something that I think doesn't look too bad.
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I spend a majority of my mornings at the dog park where there is usually a wide variety of mushrooms popping up everywhere like this Tremella fuciformis or White Jelly Mushroom.

For +ShroomshotSaturday​​​ #ShroomshotSaturday​ by +Sabeena LoBello​​​ +Patricia A​​​ and yours truly +Patti Colston​​​
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Walking around my neighborhood and spotted this in, well, no other way to say it since it's self proclaimed, a redneck's yard. Gotta love Florida!

For +Sign Sunday#signsunday with +Lori Carey+Jetski​ and +Janice LaMere​
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My daughter is so very talented
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You are missed +Michael Albrecht
RIP and Happy Birthday 
Today would have been +Michael Albrecht​​ 47th birthday. He was such a wonderful person that is missed so much by his family and friends.

A kind, gentle, caring soul, he always tried to be upbeat and joking, even when he was feeling miserable.

RIP Michael. We miss you


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Nom Nom Nom
For +ShroomshotSaturday#ShroomshotSaturday​ curated by +Sabeena LoBello​, +Patricia A​ and myself 
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These shroomies were found in the dog park at 8am-ish on this past Thursday. By 5pm-ish that same day they were all withered almost to nothing like they didn't exist. For +ShroomshotSaturday#ShroomshotSaturday​ by +Sabeena LoBello+Patricia A​ (who is on vacation) and myself +Patti Colston​.

If you post to +ShroomshotSaturday​, please remember to use all tags as I have above. If not, we may not see it (we're only human) 😄
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