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The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk
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World wide photowalks to celebrate G+ 1 year anniversary
World wide photowalks to celebrate G+ 1 year anniversary

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The time is getting closer, are you ready for your photowalk?

1) If you are already signed up for one of the 46 already created events, please share the information with your friends and followers.

2) If you have not yet joined an event but would like to, I will list the current links here for you to create or join in the fun.

3) If you were one of the thousands that attended the one year anniversary event, please share with others how much fun it was and how many cool new people your were able to meet.

4) If you're seeing this in +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk followers stream, please check to see if you have added this years +The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk  page to stay current and get any new information.

Here are some links for you to join in the fun this year.

The community I created for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115169776424241517038

This years page with the master city list 
+The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk 

How to create an event
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2612997?hl=en&ref_topic=2612996

How to be a new host
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pr_Kx3lK4KPoldb_mW99SiFuexG8N2b8q98RsDIVe9k/edit#heading=h.qos6zolbxyr2

How to see what cities are already listed visually by interactive map
http://batchgeo.com/map/d6cfb310cce18832c7150e76692b400c

How to incorporate the "2" image I made for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107583590651230997250/posts/HVFEwcqyPyo
( This will take you to the image itself which is in the .png format so that it can be used as an overlay for your event/page photo should you wish to do so )

If you have any questions feel free to get a hold of me +Joe Vallee and I will get back to you ASAP. You may also be getting help from +Carra Riley who joined in to help me help all of you.

 Please share this if you would so people can get the information before the event is upon them. Last year the last 10 days before the event were just crazy with everyone scrambling to find/create a photowalk at the last minute.

Thank you everyone and I hope that you are able to participate in this years great event!! 

Note ~ I will re-share this several times in the next day to try and catch the various time zones around the world. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm not spamming the stream.
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Re-sharing this for a different time zone
The time is getting closer, are you ready for your photowalk?

1) If you are already signed up for one of the 46 already created events, please share the information with your friends and followers.

2) If you have not yet joined an event but would like to, I will list the current links here for you to create or join in the fun.

3) If you were one of the thousands that attended the one year anniversary event, please share with others how much fun it was and how many cool new people your were able to meet.

4) If you're seeing this in +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk followers stream, please check to see if you have added this years +The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk  page to stay current and get any new information.

Here are some links for you to join in the fun this year.

The community I created for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115169776424241517038

This years page with the master city list 
+The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk 

How to create an event
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2612997?hl=en&ref_topic=2612996

How to be a new host
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pr_Kx3lK4KPoldb_mW99SiFuexG8N2b8q98RsDIVe9k/edit#heading=h.qos6zolbxyr2

How to see what cities are already listed visually by interactive map
http://batchgeo.com/map/d6cfb310cce18832c7150e76692b400c
(note: there is an issue at the moment, but it will be fixed or changed soon)

How to incorporate the "2" image I made for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107583590651230997250/posts/HVFEwcqyPyo
( This will take you to the image itself which is in the .png format so that it can be used as an overlay for your event/page photo should you wish to do so )

If you have any questions feel free to get a hold of me +Joe Vallee and I will get back to you ASAP. You may also be getting help from +Carra Riley who joined in to help me help all of you.

 Please share this if you would so people can get the information before the event is upon them. Last year the last 10 days before the event were just crazy with everyone scrambling to find/create a photowalk at the last minute.

Thank you everyone and I hope that you are able to participate in this years great event!! 

Note ~ I will re-share this several times in the next day to try and catch the various time zones around the world. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm not spamming the stream.
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The time is getting closer, are you ready for your photowalk?

1) If you are already signed up for one of the 46 already created events, please share the information with your friends and followers.

2) If you have not yet joined an event but would like to, I will list the current links here for you to create or join in the fun.

3) If you were one of the thousands that attended the one year anniversary event, please share with others how much fun it was and how many cool new people your were able to meet.

4) If you're seeing this in +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk followers stream, please check to see if you have added this years +The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk  page to stay current and get any new information.

Here are some links for you to join in the fun this year.

The community I created for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115169776424241517038

This years page with the master city list 
+The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk 

How to create an event
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2612997?hl=en&ref_topic=2612996

How to be a new host
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pr_Kx3lK4KPoldb_mW99SiFuexG8N2b8q98RsDIVe9k/edit#heading=h.qos6zolbxyr2

How to see what cities are already listed visually by interactive map
http://batchgeo.com/map/d6cfb310cce18832c7150e76692b400c
(note: there is an issue at the moment, but it will be fixed or changed soon)

How to incorporate the "2" image I made for this years event
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107583590651230997250/posts/HVFEwcqyPyo
( This will take you to the image itself which is in the .png format so that it can be used as an overlay for your event/page photo should you wish to do so )

If you have any questions feel free to get a hold of me +Joe Vallee and I will get back to you ASAP. You may also be getting help from +Carra Riley who joined in to help me help all of you.

 Please share this if you would so people can get the information before the event is upon them. Last year the last 10 days before the event were just crazy with everyone scrambling to find/create a photowalk at the last minute.

Thank you everyone and I hope that you are able to participate in this years great event!! 

Note ~ I will re-share this several times in the next day to try and catch the various time zones around the world. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm not spamming the stream.
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Welcome to everyone that has added this page to their own circles from last years one year anniversary walk. Don't forget to add the new page +The Google + Two Year Anniversary Photowalk & you can follow everyone also at the community page I created this year for getting the information out: https://plus.google.com/communities/115169776424241517038

Make sure that you share it with your own people also to get the word out.
We are currently at 44 cities around the world!

There's incredible beauty all around the world just waiting to be captured by someone, maybe it'll be you?

Chalk Art
 
On my trip to Germany, one of my stops was in Cologne. I went there to get a shot of the Dom cathedral from across the Rhine river. As I was checking out the location for a night shot, I stumbled across some great street artists.
 
I had a nice chat with this woman about her work and she was kind enough to let me capture her in the process. Her website is at www.strassenmaler-workshops.de

Have a great Mothers day for those that are/will be celebrating it.
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Thought I'd share a shot of my daughter/granddaughter playing with some bubbles.  ;o)
Family time

My little girl and little little girl having some bubble magic fun!

#thankfulthursday by +Bonnie Pickartz 
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For those of you that won some prizes in the Anniversary photowalk
( Or if you know one of them )


I still need the following peoples email addresses sent to me to get them their prizes :


+Gaznaz Kwton from San Francisco (China Town)
+Tish Johnson from Chico
+Sreerag Sirosh from Cochin

Send me a private message ( Limited ) with your email address in it and I will get you set up

BTW, this was a shot I took on my phone last night by my home. 
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For those of you that won some prizes
( Or if you know one of them )

EDIT I removed the peoples names I've since heard back from.

I still need the following peoples email addresses sent to me to get them their prizes:

+Ryan Illahi from Melbourne
+Kevin J. Chen from Durham
+Vishwas Vasisht from Bangalore
+Anne Ramos from Manila
+Elmar Mustafazade from Baku
+Gaznaz Kwton from San Francisco (China Town)
+Tish Johnson from Chico
+Sreerag Sirosh from Cochin

Send me a private message ( Limited ) with your email address in it and I will get you set up
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I want to tell you a little story

So it all started back on May 2nd when I decided to help out by keeping track of the people and cities for +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk page that I made for an idea that +Thomas Hawk came up with for a world wide photowalk.

It started simply enough with creating a page and then just adding to it and updating it daily. That became quite a bit more daily which in turn became a rather large cool event that many participated in.

As the cities grew, so did the various pages that I created to help others be able to find a city near them that they could join or create an event themselves. I then decided to make an interactive map so people could check visually to see if there was anything close to them or they could go to the page that had cities listed in alphabetical order. The goal was to try and make it as easy a process as possible for people to join that may not ever have participated in a photowalk before or maybe not even known what they were.

As the time went by I created several short cuts on my computer to quickly switch back and forth between the various pages and translators to be able to answer any questions that were coming in other languages.

The cities were growing steadily and we kept reaching new plateaus. Once it got closer to the photowalk date, I thought wouldn't it be cool to have a photo contest along with the photowalk since everyone is already going to be doing it? So in the last 10 days before the photowalk I put together some ideas and forms outlining what I thought would be a good idea and presented them to some sponsors to see if they would be interested in it.

To my surprise delight, I had one of them ( the first I contacted ) get right back to me and say "What can I do for you and how can I help?"  That was +Joel Meisels from Adorama and he promptly gave me not only the 7 $250 gift certificates to sponsor the category winners, but also tossed in another 10 $100 gifts for the give aways!  I thought right at that moment SWEET let's have us a Photo Contest! Shortly after that, other sponsors came forward and said they would like to join in for the event:

+Brian Matiash  from onONE Software http://www.ononesoftware.com
+Kevin La Rue from NIK Software http://www.niksoftware.com
+Ivan Makarov from SmugMug http://www.smugmug.com
+Alex Koloskov from Photigy http://www.photigy.com
+Trey Ratcliff from Stuck In Customs http://www.stuckincustoms.com

Another cool thing happened too when I contacted a couple of veteran photo judges and well known photographers in their own right +Alan Shapiro & +Brian Matiash and asked them if they would be the judges for the event.
There was no hesitation, they just said sure what I can do to help?

Now I would like to say that I was surprised, but after seeing how well this G+ community works together... I wasn't surprised at all!

SO the Photowalk came and went ~ the comments I got back and all the photos I saw going through the #gplusanniversary  stream pretty much said that everyone had a good time. The albums were created for the photos to be uploaded to and there was a glitch in that while I was trying to get it to work properly and fortunately Superman +Brian Rose came to the rescue and we figured out a work around to it and everyone got their photos uploaded. It was now the judges time to do their thing and they did a great job of it!

Time for the Live hangout to give away the photo contest winners and the random awards winners. $6,621 worth! Yeah Baby!!

The Hangout finally got scheduled and the judges did a phenomenal job of describing why they chose their particular photos and talked about each one. It went off pretty much without a hitch and we wrapped up the year 1 anniversary walk. All except for getting the proper prizes to the proper people and that's almost done, still waiting for a few people to claim theirs?!

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That brings me to this photo I posted below  。◕‿◕。

As I was talking to the various winners and getting them their prizes, one of them happened to be very lucky and was a DOUBLE WINNER . She not only won the Black & White photo contest, but she also won a random gift certificate. We laughed about that and had quite a few back and forth conversations as I was getting her the prizes. That is +Heidemarie Kueck and would be the person on the left in this photo.

Now here's why I decided to write this little post here, because this time I actually was surprised as you see what she decided to do was after talking together for a while and telling her how cool the onOne Perfect Photo software was and that I was going to get it in the future..... she took it upon herself to go talk to +Brian Matiash and offered up one of her prizes to try and get me that software?! What the heck.... yes this time I was surprised!
What I then found out was that after she talked with Brian, he said No, you keep your prizes you earned them and I'll take care of Joe.

So I sit here before you sharing my thoughts about how cool this G+ community is and how they pull together, You Guys Rock!

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Thank you +Heidemarie Kueck & +Brian Matiash and everyone in the G+ community for working together...... June 29th 2013 <--- year 2 anniversary.

~peace +Joe Vallee 

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RE-SHARE Please help me get in touch with these people to give them their prizes that they won!
If you were in a photowalk with them, please get in touch with them
For those of you that won some prizes
( Or if you know one of them )

EDIT I removed the peoples names I've since heard back from.

I still need the following peoples email addresses sent to me to get them their prizes:

+Ryan Illahi from Melbourne
+Jithin Jain from Cochin
+Kevin J. Chen from Durham
+Vishwas Vasisht from Bangalore
+Anne Ramos from Manila
+Elmar Mustafazade from Baku
+Gaznaz Kwton from San Francisco (China Town)
+Tish Johnson from Chico
+Sreerag Sirosh from Cochin

Send me a private message ( Limited ) with your email address in it and I will get you set up
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For those of you that won some prizes
( Or if you know one of them )

EDIT I removed the peoples names I've since heard back from.

I still need the following peoples email addresses sent to me to get them their prizes:


+Vishwas Vasisht from Bangalore
+Anne Ramos from Manila
+Elmar Mustafazade from Baku
+Gaznaz Kwton from San Francisco (China Town)
+Tish Johnson from Chico
+Sreerag Sirosh from Cochin

Send me a private message ( Limited ) with your email address in it and I will get you set up
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