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First attempt using Sony macro Vello 10 & 16mm extension tubes for my Sony a7 camera.

WPP 2015 - Week 03 - Try a new technique
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
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Well done +Diane Sparks
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#usa  This is a wonderful idea Canada!  I love the two older people in the foreground.  Bring out the child within.
 
#Canada  knows how to make waiting time fun
This is a bus stop in a place in Canada I love it!!
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Thanks +Kalona Sparks 
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Day 4 #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  

This photo was taken on a very clear night on Mare Island.  Stars in the sky shine above the Carquinez bridge and city lights.

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Gorgeous night view!  So well captured...!
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Artistic expression photo I took tonight.   #bridgephotography  
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Day 1 #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  
Fluffy clouds tempt the trees to reach them.

Thank you to +Amy Myers for the open invite.  I request +Dave Sparks to the challenge.
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Beautiful shot +Diane Sparks !  Love the centering on the sunlight and treetops :)))
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Extremely cute photo idea!  I really love it, it tells a story, has humor, and the little girl is adorable!
 
Dinner is Served by John Wilhelm. Selected for #500pxEditorsChoice by Ondrej Pakan: http://goo.gl/pj3x5e
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I want to photograph new photo beauty with my glass ball.  This one is from Christmas 2013.
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Day 5 #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  

Taking flight

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Thanks +Amy Myers.  I got really lucky with that shot because my camera battery died after this.  So I only got the one chance.
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Day 3   #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge          

This lovely docent woman is in the entry of the Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, CA.  The earliest part of the house was built in 1857.  

+Amy Myers This is a fun challenge.  :D
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Happy Thanksgiving +Diane Sparks :)))
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Day 2 #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  
This is Bodie, CA the perfect opportunity for a black and white photo.  I love the reflection of the hills in the window.  This is a very interesting place to see.  Gold was discovered there in 1859 by W. S. Bodey.  It is a registered historical landmark.

I challenge someone to share their black and white photo from Bodie, CA

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LOL I'm warned +Diane Sparks ;-))
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How do I deselect people in my circles that are sharing their location with me? There isn't an option to do this is there? Why? Using my Nexus tablet, in Locations their are so many people listed that I can not see the family members I care about. It works the way I want it to on my Nexus phone.

Also, Android users want Locations back in Maps.
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Thanks +Zachary Fair​ for the easy fix remedy. 🙌
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Life is very short, and there is no time for fussing and fighting my friends. We can work it out!
Introduction
Hobby interests are producing, directing, editing, video Community TV programs.  

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA4DF538FBE7253D6,

Hiking, Photography, White water rafting, Zumba fitness, Dancing, Mah Jong, Swimming and of course Reading.  

I want to travel more (hint husband!)  

Waterfalls seeker.  Tree hugger.

Smile your heart out, be caring and respectful of all that live with us on mother earth - Gaia

♥ Something to think about ♥
  • Falling in love is easy, staying in love is something very special
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  • You can't help getting older but you don't have to get old
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  • A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart
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  • Laughter is the medicine of life
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  • Laughter is the shortest distance between friends
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  • Love doesn't make the world go around but it makes the ride worthwhile
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  • Happiness is an unexpected hug
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  • Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them
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Wonderful words to live by from Deepak Chopra (Soul Sunday program with Oprah).

Clearing of Bad Thoughts

S = Stop
T = Take three long deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body
O = Observe what is happening in your body, sensations
P = Proceed now with kindness and compassion


To get past unpleasantness that keeps happening say:

I remember the past, and I learn from it

I celebrate in the present

I rejoice in the future

I use memories but I don't allow memories to memorize me

The past is gone.  The future is Now.  Here Now I am Free of Both.  What am I choosing Now?  I choose Joy!

Five questions to answer yourself - Soul Profile

Who am I?
What do I want?
What is my purpose in this life?
What are my unique skills and talents?
What do I expect in a meaningful relationship?

Your answer to who am I can not be what your job is.  That is not who you are. 


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Part time mom to two ambitious, beautiful and talented adult daughters.
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