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Simos Xenakis
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Boom! Selling off my beloved Canon gear and L-Series lenses. What I still have available is listed below. All in either 100% or ~98% mint for the 16-35. Contact me if interested.

TS-E 17mm f/4L (mint): $1900
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II (mint): $1700
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM (mint): $1600
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (mint): $1700
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM (near mint): $1150
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (excellent): $1250
5D Mark III (excellent, 12k clicks): $2250
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Hey guys, I'm selling off my Canon gear. Contact me if interested.

Body & Lenses:
EOS 5D Mark III (near mint) & 3x LP-E6 Canon batteries
T/SE 17mm f/4L (mint)
T/SE 24mm f/3.5L II (mint)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM (excellent)
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (very good)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (mint)
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM (mint)
Canon RS-80N3 Shutter Release Cable

Lighting/Studio (all mint):
2x - 600 EX-RT Speedlites
2x - Manfrotto 1004BAC 12' air-cushioned lightstands
2x - Photoflex 60" convertible white umbrellas
2x Impact Umbrella Brackets with Adjustable Shoe
Westcott 43" collapsible white satin umbrella
Neewer 110cm 5in1 Reflector
X-Rite Colorchecker Passport
108" extendable pole with 5/8" Kacey Pole Adapter
Rogue Flashbender (large)
Lumiquest LQ-134 Wedding/Event Kit
And a few other knick-knacks and adapters that I'll throw in if you buy a few things
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Magical image created by +Grant Murray.
Cameron Lake 1 -

Created last week at Cameron Lake on Vancouver Island. The lake is so picturesque and dramatic. Randomly, someone randomly put a pool noodle on the rock in the foreground, which I think really makes the image.

For +Olivier Du Tré's magical #minimalmonday

For my much loved San Fran homie, +Nathan Wirth's #squaresaresassy

A HUGE shout out to my awesome gear and software providers; +Sony, +ZEISS Group, +Formatt-Hitech, +Lowepro, +Manfrotto Imagine More, +Adobe Photoshop, +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, +Nik Collection by Google
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Thanks so much for the feature, +Art Limited!
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I deleted nearly all of my photos in an attempt to clear space for my Google account.

I'm not sure if this is a rant or simply a notice to people who might be curious as to where my old photos went, but using the new photos interface (, Google does not make it easy or intuitive to separate Auto Backup photos (my backed up cell phone snaps) from Google+ photos [unless I'm stupid or missed an important memo, which is entirely possible].

Unfortunately, I got a little too aggressive by selecting large chunks of time and ended up deleting almost everything from my old posts. After I realized that it removed photos from my posts (leaving me with a bunch of blank posts), I had to go back through my feed and just manually delete all of those old posts.

If you already know me, you know where to find those old photos (website, Facebook, etc). To everyone else, hi, I'm Simo and I've been posting here for about 3 years. I think I posted some cool photos but they're gone now. Sorry about that. Look me up on Facebook or check out my website ( Otherwise, just follow along starting now :)
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Untitled, Bandon, Oregon, 2014

Haven't shared this here yet, so I'm throwing it in the mix for #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré.

It's from Bandon -- an amazing location on the Oregon coast that can be a huge pain in the ass. It's beautiful and other-worldly but also extremely difficult to photograph. Compositions get cluttered real fast with all those rock formations and the rapidly changing weather and shifting tides make it hard to work. It's not uncommon to leave this place disappointed but I'm fortunate to have grabbed this image during my overnight stay last year.
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Whalehead Club, Corolla, North Carolina, 2014

From a recent visit to the pristine grounds of Whalehead Club in the Outer Banks, NC.

#minimalmonday #rebelious   
#blackandwhite  #longexposure #corolla  #northcarolina #outerbanks  #dusk  
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Movement On Pier, Dewey Beach, Delaware, 2014

Just finished this image from my trip down to Rehoboth Beach last year. I love stumbling upon those peaceful little pockets where none of the tourists hang out. This view was accessible from the back side of our motel and it faces into Rehoboth Bay. While everyone else was hanging out at the beach and eating ice cream cones on the boardwalk, I couldn't be more happy looking for photo opportunities in quiet areas like this.

Tagging my favorite theme #minimalmonday  even though it's Thursday. #sorebelious   
#blackandwhite   #longexposure   #rehoboth   #delaware   #dusk  
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Quarry Cove, Yaquina Head, Newport, Oregon, 2014

Hanging out on the basalt rocks at Yaquina Head last year was so much fun. I feel really at home when I'm out there alone photographing the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Who needs cities?
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Cascadia, Yachats, Oregon, 2014

For #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Hello, G+. Long time, no see. I took this photo last year along a gorgeous stretch of the Oregon coast. I named the image 'Cascadia' in honor of the countless scare videos I've watched recently about the impending 8-9.0+ magnitude earthquake that hopefully won't hit the Pacific Northwest during any of our lifetimes.

Northern California, Oregon and Washington are famous for their natural beauty and it's no surprise given there are some serious geological forces at play in the region. Most of the statistics show a high probability of a major eruption in the next 50 years along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The scary thing is that the cities in the area, esp. Portland, aren't sufficiently built to seismic code (they didn't know about earthquakes on that fault line until somewhat recently). Ouch!

Since we can't live our lives in fear, we should continue to enjoy our natural surroundings but be aware of the risks (and keep an emergency kit on hand).

I'd suggest reading up on Cascadia here:…/07/20/the-really-big-one

There was a recent AMA on it as well:…/we_are_earthquake_experts_ask_us_a…

Or if you're into videos, this is a good one:

And this is a good one too:

Lastly, check out username: 'hugefloods' on YouTube for some really cool geology videos ;P
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