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Mel Bryson
Works at Ivanhoe Panel Works
Lives in macedon ranges
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Any of you tumblrs??  Just an FYI that I am now on there :)
I just created a tumblr as well for my photography - feel free to follow me or let me know if you are on there as well!!!  99% photography only on there :)
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ok, no more chicken.  The next photowalk that is getting held when I can attend I am going.  Be damned with the fear of strange people.  I am going to keep my eyes open for any that suit me and the first one is booked.  Yes!  Do eett!!
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Hi, I just joined this group and thought this was a good place to start.

I am somewhere between an amateur and hobbyist, but I want to network with some other people so I can start getting some of my ideas out of my head and into images.

I currently use a canon EOS 600d, with either my macro or normal lens, occasionally I steal my hubby's zoom lens.

All my images are at and I will start updating my G+ page more again now.

Looking forward to chatting to you all!

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Welcome +Mel Bryson looking forward to your photos
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Does anyone know of any photowalks on this Saturday night? 4th of may? 
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Thanks for answering Peter! 
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Have you lost your precious memories?

I need lots of help please.  While walking in the Arches National Park in Utah on 31st December 2012, I picked up a SD card thinking it fell out of my camera. I have discovered that it is not mine at all and would like to get it back to its owner who seems to be an international traveller as was I. 

The 8GB SD card is completely full and it seems to be more than holiday pics although I have not looked closely except at these two photos that I have chosen to put up and have blurred the face of the woman appearing in both images to protect her privacy - she and her travelling companions will know who they are.

From what I can gather - the tourist visited Las Vegas around the 23rd December travelling via Wirepass Trailhead on the 29th December to reach Arches National Park where they visited on both 30th December and 31st December 2012. I found the SD card on the ground near the carpark of the Windows walking track. 

I am now back in Australia where I would like to get my search started. Please help me to spread the word across the world. I am very happy to send this to the rightful owner.
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The start of an obsession :)   Me and photography!
Some of the first photos I ever took that began my photography obsession, on my hubbys camera :)
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that bench is gross - could'nt you find a clean one ? all i get in this pic is greatly detailed lichen contrasting with the wood. it's cool, but can i sit on it. methinks not. :-) 
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Day 8/365 - Friends house eating fortune cookies, but this sexy beast wanted the salmon!

#mellieebryson   #project365  
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Just sharing these images from my photography page - please circle and comment on the images - I appreciate all feedback :)
All feedback and critiques welcome!!  Local winery
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Thank you very much +Evan Darcy  :)  I feel the same way when I look at them!!
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O.o it's getting close!!!
Plus One Collection Section Timing - QUICK UPDATE + Map!

I know I mentioned we'll release the lineup of artists who made it into #plusonecollection2012  sometime today. But if you are one of the artists, you should have gotten an email from me last week about a delay we ran into with some submissions. So that may delay the release of those names by a day or two.

Sorry about that! I wish we can get it out faster, but it is what it is. We live by technology, we die by technology. It was a real pain actually to get all the submissions in place and I'll have to rethink the process next time. It was far from being error free. 

Anyway. To give you something to cheer about - here's the heat map that is showing where submissions to this year's books are coming from. Well, it covers 80% of you who opened my email and is based on your IP address. If you're in that 20%, and not seeing your country, that means you haven't opened my email. :) 
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Here you go guys!!!  The submission cut off is happening!!!  If you are going to put something in - do it...and then make sure you donate so we can make sure it actually gets off the ground!!  



If you haven't yet submitted an image to #PlusOneCollection2012 , you only have today and tomorrow. Don't wait! If there's a problem with your submission, you may not have the time to fix it. Wednesday evening is a hard deadline. 

Submission instructions and form is here -


Also, some good discussion about the fundraising so far on my G+ post last night. If you haven't seen it, take a look and leave comments if you'd like. Listening to your feedback, here's what we're going to do -  - all image selection for the book will take place this weekend
- I'll post the lineup on Monday
- we'll also introduce a more affordable price point of pre-ordering the book 
- we'll create various promo posters you can use to help us share the news

Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? 

Important links

Submissions instructions -
Book pre-order and fundraising campaign -
Online gallery -

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I am excited about the prospect of more photographers popping into my feed!!  
NEW! Sharing is Caring –– The Amateur Photographer's Circle –– Announcement Post –– READ ALL!


As you might know, I have deleted all my previous shared circles and together with +Lorena Masi we have come up with a totally new circle sharing concept called Sharing is Caring

To each circle we share there will be an event attached where we can get to know each other better, share our images and/or just socialize after the circle has been shared (it's invitation only). We will also create a page to each circle after a few shares where we will promote some of your images and in addition to that there will be an image hashtag to each circle as well. What we are looking for is more exposure (for you) and interaction between like minded people.

The first of our brand new circles is the Amateur Photographer's Circle. So, if you're an amateur photographer, feel free to ask for inclusion in the comments. You don't have to be good or have been shooting for years –– we are all here to learn more. 

When Do You Share The Circle?

This circle will be shared on Monday, January 22.

I Wanna Join –– Are There Any Rules To Consider?

No. But... (There's always a but.) We'd appreciate it if your feed is at least 80% dedicated to your own photography and we do not accept bling-bling such as loads of irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIF's, quotes etc. Not that we mind what you are doing in your feed, but we want our shared circles to be validated quality circles with great photographs adding value to any feed.

What About Plussing & Sharing This Post?

Well, let's put it this way: You do not have to plus and share this announcement post if you do not want to. Period. Though, if you do decide to share this announcement post (and the subsequent circle post), you will help yourself by spreading the word and promoting other photographers (as they promote you by sharing this post). In other words: Sharing is Caring. If you choose to reshare: THANK YOU!

Sharing Images

If you want to share images outside the event that we will create to accompany this circle, use this hashtag: #APCIMAGES.

Muting Reshared Posts 

This announcement post is hash-tagged with #SharingIsCaringAPC so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. We will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.

Have Anything To Say About Our Circles?

Then feel free to air your feedback on the circle page or the community dito.
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Wow, intro - i suck at these, but here goes - How many words can we fit here... I am interested in a large array of things - photography, NRL, Ice Hockey, paganism, blogging, networking, my pets, computers, gaming, anything apple, drinking, cooking/baking etc etc.

Some of my favourite TV shows are:
Warehouse 13
Hawaii-5-O (new one)
Being Human (US version)
Lost Girl
Terra Nova

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Lacuna Coil
Within Temptation
Raphael Saadiq
Michelle Branch

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Happily partnered for 10 years, no children, kicked a drug habit for over 12 years now.
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  • Ivanhoe Panel Works
    Office Manager, 2011 - present
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    Adviser relationship Manager, 2000 - 2010
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