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I was in Friday's Modesto Bee with Christ Isaak and Brandi Carlile! Okay, technically, my name was on the same piece of newspaper as their articles. I just really wanted to say it the first way. The Photo Collective Show is on the backside of the Carlile article.

A little bummed I can't afford to go to either of Isaak or Carlile's shows, but ours is free so come out for the reception Thursday, August 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Mistlin Gallery in downtown Modesto.
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Join us in celebrating 30 years of the Photo Collective during its Annual Members' Photography Show at the Mistlin Gallery. The show will run from July 30 through August 29, 2013. A reception will be held during Modesto's Third Thursday Art Walk on August 15th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The Modesto Art Walk features art galleries, as well as businesses and organizations that display art for the evening, coming together to showcase the best of the arts in downtown Modesto. This no-cost, casual event features a diverse range of artwork. At the Art Walk you will have the opportunity to meet local artists, view and purchase artwork, as well as experience the diversity of the local art galleries and shops in the community.

The Photo Collective Show at the Mistlin Gallery features contemporary presentations with vibrant colors, photos printed on metal, and classic black and white. Photographers have traveled extensively to record images of interesting places such as the Big Sur Coast, Bodie, Vietnam and Cambodia. Some photos in the show have won awards in a number of competitions.

Members exhibiting are Ann Bairey, Barbara Barbour, Rob Bearden, +Janelle DeRuosi, Donna & Daniel Diaz, +Edward Mendes,  Lorraine Nilson, Alan Richards, Amilia Schmidt, Bambi Schmidt, David Silva, Tony Scoble, Virginia White and Mark Wilburn. 

Also, concurrently showing at the the Mistlin Gallery is the Havana Photography Exhibit featuring recent photos from Cuba by David Schroeder and Jon Sousa.

The Third Thursday Art Walk starts at 5:00 p.m. and we look forward to having you join us for the Photo Collective Show's Reception on August 15th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

If you cannot make it for the reception, please come by and see the show another day from July 30 through August 29, 2013.
Regular Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
Sat 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Photo Collective Website:
http://www.photocollective.org/

Mistlin Gallery: http://www.ccartassn.org/

Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk: http://www.modestoartwalk.com/

About the show on CCAA's website: http://www.ccartassn.org/index.php/81-upcoming-shows/117-photo-group-celebrates-30-year

The Modesto Bee article on the show: http://www.modbee.com/2013/08/08/2852744/in-brief-arts-events-in-and-around.html

Photo Collective Show on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/ThePhotoCollective/events/108241372/

Photo Collective Show Event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/496857367058258/

Photo Collective on Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/ThePhotoCollective/

About Havana Focus Photography Exhibit: http://www.havanafocus.org/#!page3/cee5
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Congratulations again, to +Maximilian Laue+Franka M. Gabler, and +bert dennison.  California G+ photographers are taking the 2014 Bodie Foundation Calendar by storm.  (4 of 12 so far is by storm, right?)

#bodiefoundation
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+Lori Hibbett as well!
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"GZRAM!" 2012.
3 image HDR processed with Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, & OnOne

Escalon Packers, a local tomato sauce plant, always has railcars waiting to be filled outside.  I'd been eyeing the site for a potential shot for awhile now.  This uniquely graffitied car was there one day as I was driving home with my dad.  I got home, grabbed my camera, and went back, knowing I'd never see this railcar again.  By the time I set up, it was sunset and I was suddenly dazzled by a sky full of God's rays as the sun went behind a low cloud.  I especially like this angle with the graffiti art filling the frame on the far left before flowing out into the cars.  It gives me a feeling of art coming to life.  The graffiti arrows pointing the way through the frame were an added bonus.  I also love all the levers, bars, and hinges covered in color in the area of the G and Z.  This graffiti artist was incredibly thorough.

I keep fiddling with the clouds; I'm still not completely happy with them after finally getting my new monitor and calibrator.  I'll revisit them later after some time has passed and I get used to the new setup.
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"GZRAM!" 2012.
3 image HDR processed with Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, & OnOne

Escalon Packers, a local tomato sauce plant, always has railcars waiting to be filled outside.  I'd been eyeing the site for a potential shot for awhile now.  This uniquely graffitied car was there one day as I was driving home with my dad.  I got home, grabbed my camera, and went back, knowing I'd never see this railcar again.  By the time I set up, it was sunset and I was suddenly dazzled by a sky full of God's rays as the sun went behind a low cloud.  I especially like this angle with the graffiti art filling the frame on the far left before flowing out into the cars.  It gives me a feeling of art coming to life.  The graffiti arrows pointing the way through the frame were an added bonus.  I also love all the levers, bars, and hinges covered in color in the area of the G and Z.  This graffiti artist was incredibly thorough.

I keep fiddling with the clouds; I'm still not completely happy with them after finally getting my new monitor and calibrator.  I'll revisit them later after some time has passed and I get used to the new setup.
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Hi Janelle, thanks for following. I am glad that you find something of interest to you on my google+ page. I see, you also post about photography a bit and you do HDR as well. Nice. All the best, Frank.
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"Hasta Mañana, Cowboy"
I actually took 10 exposures for this image to make sure I got detail in the sky, but only used 6.  Processed in LR, Photomatix, OnOne, PS and Nik.  The special subject for one of my camera clubs this month is Hats.  Taken on Telegraph Road outside of Copperopolis, CA.  I'm still deciding if I like the subtle vignette on this or not.  It might darken it too much.  I have an old monitor where I only have to shift the slightest bit in my chair and the brightness is completely different.  It makes getting an image the way I want difficult.  I'm currently saving for a better IPS monitor.
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does the Dell have DVI and HDMI ? If so, then I would connect it to the DVI. They both seem the same on the first glance, but the graphics card may associate them differently. If one looks on the graphics setting, it may say: detected as computer screen or as HDMI TV. Usually HDMI TV signals do not use the full range 0..255, but clip the infoprmation to e.g. 5..249. And Nvidia graphics cards may do the same if they set the source of you monitor to a HDTV and not a computer monitor. Since I only have a HDMI, my setting is TV and not computer, that I cannot change. I do not realize such a bad influence, but if I had the choice I would try to connect to a dvi rather than HDMI. I think ATI cards may not have this problem, what I read.  Once I read an article about thois subject in a computer magazine..since hardly anyone will tell you about this issue or knows about it. I hope its not too technical.
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"Hasta Mañana, Cowboy" took Best of Show at the San Joaquin County Fair and at the Manteca, Tracy, & Stockton Camera Clubs' Contest & Show.  Yea!
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In today's email: "The Board of Trustees of the Bodie Foundation recently voted on winning entries for the 2014 Bodie Foundation calendar. Your submission,  "Interior w/turquoise door" (Turquoise Door) was selected. Congratulations on having your winning shot used in our calendar!"

When the calendars are printed they will be available for purchase at the Bodie Online Store: http://www.bodiefoundation.org/store/ #bodiefoundation
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Thanks, +Jeff Sullivan!
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"GZRAM!" 2012.
3 image HDR processed with Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, & OnOne

Escalon Packers, a local tomato sauce plant, always has railcars waiting to be filled outside.  I'd been eyeing the site for a potential shot for awhile now.  This uniquely graffitied car was there one day as I was driving home with my dad.  I got home, grabbed my camera, and went back, knowing I'd never see this railcar again.  By the time I set up, it was sunset and I was suddenly dazzled by a sky full of God's rays as the sun went behind a low cloud.  I especially like this angle with the graffiti art filling the frame on the far left before flowing out into the cars.  It gives me a feeling of art coming to life.  The graffiti arrows pointing the way through the frame were an added bonus.  I also love all the levers, bars, and hinges covered in color in the area of the G and Z.  This graffiti artist was incredibly thorough.

I keep fiddling with the clouds; I'm still not completely happy with them after finally getting my new monitor and calibrator.  I'll revisit them later after some time has passed and I get used to the new setup.
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I like what you did with the color. Does not look over saturated like some graffiti art I seem done using HDR. 
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"Hasta Mañana, Cowboy"
I actually took 10 exposures for this image to make sure I got detail in the sky, but only used 6.  Processed in LR, Photomatix, OnOne, PS and Nik.  The special subject for one of my camera clubs this month is Hats.  Taken on Telegraph Road outside of Copperopolis, CA.  I'm still deciding if I like the subtle vignette on this or not.  It might darken it too much.  I have an old monitor where I only have to shift the slightest bit in my chair and the brightness is completely different.  It makes getting an image the way I want difficult.  I'm currently saving for a better IPS monitor.
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Thanks, +Jack Vetterli!  It's helpful to know it looks good on your monitor.
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Short version: 1/5 a psychologist turned pro-gimp pretending to be a photographer.  Interested in most every creative field.  If I'm creating, fixing, or learning, I'm happy.

Medium version, i.e., translation:  I became debilitatingly ill a long time ago while in grad school for clinical psych and had to drop out. I currently pretend to be a photographer as a creative outlet to keep up the illusion of sanity. I pretend to be a lot of things: accountant, contractor, architect, interior designer, woodworker, tiler, graphic artist, musician, writer, genealogist, race car driver, organizer, personal shopper, computer guru, alchemist, teacher, cat herder, crisis manager and psychologist. Occasionally, I get paid; usually I don't.

Long version:  [Has been removed for your protection.  We don't need a repeat of the hairdresser-in-a-coma incident.]

Really short version: I'm a housewife!     ... with a camera.
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Over the past several years, I've become increasingly involved with The Photo Collective, the Stockton Camera Club, and the Manteca Camera Club.  I serve in various roles in each from Activities or Educational Coordinator to Webmaster and Social Media Updater, etc.  Basically, I plan things, I post things, I design things, I teach things, and I compete, but mostly I answer questions.  I will readily admit that I may spread myself too thin, but I do the best I can.  (Ah man, now I'm a Treasurer, too; how'd that happen?)  They are a great group of people and I enjoy getting to be with others who love photography.  If you are in California's Central Valley, you should come check us out.
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