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Karin Lisa Atkinson
Attended Canada, China, USA
Lives in Los Angeles
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I create peace.
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I enjoy creating my life. 

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I enjoy creating peace in my life.
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  • Canada, China, USA
    Ottawa Tech High School of Commerce: Honors Graduate Program in Fine Arts, Photography and Advanced Science / Algonquin College: School of Advanced Technology / Ottawa Carleton University: Faculty of Engineering and Design / Beijing China Language and Culture University / Beijing Film Academy / Beijing Technology and Business University
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Lisa Atkinson
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Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker (Digital Visual Effects & Animation). Technologist ~ Film, Future Tech and Clean Tech
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"Squares Below, Snow Storm Above"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself. The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."
~ Amelia Mary Earhart, 1897-?
(Born:  Atchison, Kansas)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain, 1835-1910
(Born: Florida, Missouri)

"The only person you are destined become is the person you decide to be."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882
(Born: Boston, Massachusetts )


"Squares Below, Snow Storm Above"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: between Denver Colorado and Santa Fe New Mexico
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, Sunset, snow storm, no flash, no tripod
Photo series "Life As I Know it"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-life-as-i-know-it-taos.html

Story: After taking off from Denver Colorado airport we encountered a large snow storm. Flying in the midst of the storm, eventually we climbed above the wet weather. Greeted by clear skies and a beautiful sunset reflected in all directions around us by the ice particles-water-moisture in the air.

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography +Nature Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Tom Hierl +Toshi Nakamura +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm  #colorado   #newmexico   #aerialphotography   #showyourbestwork   #photooftheday   #promotephotography   #soothingphotography   #stormphotos  
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"Spring Snow"
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"On a clear day you can see forever".
"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."
~ Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890
(Born: Zundert, Netherlands)

Nature: "could anyone among us, have an inkling or a clue... what magic feats of wizardry and voodoo you can do?"
Quote from "On a clear day you can see forever".

“Beauty Way
Today my heart will have harmony;
My spirit singing the songs of happiness.
My mind will seek balance,
one with Mother Earth and the Creator.
My eyes will look for good and there I will find it.
My mouth will whisper the words of gratitude.
Today I will walk the beauty way.”
~ Howard T. Rainer (Taos Pueblo)
(Quote from book "A song for Mother Earth")

"Spring Snow"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Taos Mountains of the Sangre de Cristo Range, New Mexico
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, snow storm, overcast day, no tripod, no flash

Photo series: 
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-life-as-i-know-it-taos.html

+Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Tom Hierl +Toshi Nakamura +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Nature Photography  #naturephotography   #landscapephotography   #mountainphotos   #newmexico   #taos   #showyourbestwork   #promotephotography   #soothingphotography   #googleplusphotos   #photooftheday   #photography   #googleplusphotographers  
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+Beverley Rommens New Mexico skies have 4 seasons in one day - all on a large display screen called The Sky!
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"Life As I Know It" (series) by Karin Lisa Atkinson Location: Taos Pueblo, Taos New Mexico and The Equine Spirit Sanctuary Camera: Sony (pocket camera)  Conditions: Natural light, Spring storms of snow/rain and desert s...
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"Sky Castle, Ground Sage"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
~ Ansel Easton Adams, 1902-1984
(Born: San Francisco, California)

"... being ... is living in peace within the great circles of nature which the Great Spirit has bestowed upon us his children, and it is living within the tribal fold. What some others may call "community". Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa - We Look In All Directions."
~ by Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri
www.ojibwe.org

"Sky Castle, Ground Sage"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Taos Reservation
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Sunset, storm, no tripod, no flash
Photo series "Life As I Know It"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-life-as-i-know-it-taos.html

+Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Tom Hierl +Toshi Nakamura +Doug Hagadorn +Dave Gaylord +Nature Photography +Eric Drumm  #Taos   #newmexico   #skyphotography #desertphotography #naturephotography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #photography   #photooftheday #soothingphotography #landscapephotography #promotephotography   #quotesoftheday #quotestoliveby #showyourbestwork  
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+jeffrey thieken Can you see the castle (or pueblo) in the sky?
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Watch "A Better Tomorrow" (12:13 min , 2013 science-fiction) In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father's footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides ...
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"Home Street Home"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Where thou art – that – is Home."
~ Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886
(Born: Amherst, Massachusetts)

"Home is where the heart is. "
~ Pliny the Elder, 23 AD-79 AD
(Born: Como, Italy)

"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."
~ Charles Dickens, 1812-1870
(Born: Landport, Portsea Island, British Isles)

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
~ Confucius Kong Fuzi 孔夫子 551- 479 BCE
(Born: Lu state, Zhou China)

"Home Street Home"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Night, ambient light, no tripod, no flash
Photo series "City Sights, Seen and Unseen"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-city-sights-seen-and-unseen.html

#streetphotography #nightphotography   #venicebeach  
#cityscapephotography #urbanphotography #losangeles #photography #googleplusphotographers #googleplusphotos #soothingphotography #promotephotography #showyourbestwork   #quotestoliveby #photooftheday   #quotesoftheday    +Margaret Tompkins 
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"Touch of Venice"
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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
~ Confucius Kong Fuzi 孔夫子 551- 479 BCE
(Born: Lu state, Zhou China)

"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart."
~ Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Rumi
1207-1273 ل‌الدین محمد بلخی
(Born: Balkh of Afghanistan/Tajikistan)

"Touch of Venice"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Venice Beach, California
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, overcast, near sunset, no tripod
Photo series "City Sights, Seen and Unseen"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-city-sights-seen-and-unseen.html

Story: Photographed in colour but converted to Black and White because both the street mural and the cloths of the people in the parking lot were black and white. A coincidence?

+Venice Art Crawl  #venicebeach   #losangeles   #streetphotography   #urbanphotography   #cityscapephotography   #citylife   #blackandwhitephotography   #showyourbestwork   #promotephotography   #soothingphotography   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #photooftheday   #photography #monochromemonday   #monochromephotography   #monochromeworld   #quotestoliveby   #quotesoftheday  
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"New Born Miracle"
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"Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name."
~ Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941
(Born: 1861, Kolkata, India)

"New Born Miracle"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, storming overcast day, ambient light, no tripod, no flash

Photo series: 
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-life-as-i-know-it-taos.html

Story: Milagro Miracle was found dying at 2 days old without Mother, on wild Taos Pueblo reservation land at the foot of a mountain. Rescued, we worked with him over the next few weeks to hydrate, exercise, massage muscle and bone, and teach him how to feed - suckle and chew. He is a very loving, very kind soul. He currently lives at The Equine Spirit Sanctuary, a non-profit volunteer-based healing center in Ranchos de Taos.
www.equinespiritsanctuary.org
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+Judith Crofts He sure is beautiful, the beauty of the young to trust and give naturally.
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+Freya de Castelbajac +Beverley Rommens +Jani Westman 
It also means that we photographers can post more of our beloved out-takes which make us smile, but others frown.

Ansel Adams said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
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"Party, Moment"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations."
~ Alan Watts, 1915-1973 
(Born: Chislehurst, London)

"My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn't change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change - we can be miserable or we can be happy. It's what you make of your life."
~ Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 1949-
(Born: Dubai, Trucial States / United Arab Emirates)

"Heart Beat" music:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv6DZTNkY5w

"Party, Moment"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Camera: Sony (pocket camera)
Conditions: Night, fog, ambient light, no tripod, no flash

Photo series "City Sights, Seen and Unseen"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-city-sights-seen-and-unseen.html

Story: This party scene was outdoors on the street, and lit multi-directionally in multi-colours. This made for some strange and interesting images. The night sky in Los Angeles can often have a "white out" effect, due to heavy populated city-street ambient lighting. This blank-sky effect has lessened over the last few years, due to the city replacing street lighting with energy efficient dimmer systems. If you have fog, like on this night, then the light-bounce produces strange surrealistic coloured skies. Often the foggy night skies near the beach are a soft violet or blank white sky.

#showyourbestwork   #googleplusphotos   #urbanphotography   #cityscapephotography   #streetphotography   #promotephotography   #soothingphotography   #photooftheday   #photography   #googleplusphotographers   #quotesoftheday    +Venice Art Crawl  #venicebeach   #losangeles  
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"Lay Down Your Head and Sleep"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"I believe that everyone has a colour space. When one looks at a picture, the picture and the colours reflect in the mind or the soul of whatever part of the body has the colour space inside of you. / The world needs to be brighter. So now we are going to use colour to make art, for healing."
~ Norval Morrisseau, 1931-2007
(Anishnaabe Ojibway-Cree)
(Medicine painter, Grand Shaman of the Ojibway)
( Birth Name: Ozaawaabiko-binesi ᐅᓴᐘᐱᑯᐱᓀᓯ, Copper ThunderBird ᒥᐢᑿᐱᐠ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ Miskwaabik Animikii )
(Born: near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)

"We have reached a new milestone as a human family. With seven billion of us now inhabiting our planet, it is time to ask some fundamental questions. How can we provide a dignified life for ourselves and future generations while preserving and protecting the global commons - the atmosphere, the oceans and the ecosystems that support us?"
~ Ban Ki-moon, 1944-
(Born: Haengchi, South Korea)
(Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations)

"Lay Down Your Head and Sleep"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Story: High up in an airplane, after a snow storm, the beautiful mountainous textures and ribs, the range of Earth's anatomy 
Location: Southern Rocky Mountains, New Mexico and Colorado, USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Rocky_Mountains
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100M2 (pocket camera) 
Conditions: Natural afternoon light, from an airplane window, no flash, no tripod, May 2015

Photo series "Life As I Know It"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-life-as-i-know-it-taos.html

+Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Tom Hierl +Toshi Nakamura +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +Nature Photography #naturephotography #mountainphotos #aerialphotography #landscapephotography   #googleplusphotos #soothingphotography   #promotephotography #colorado #newmexico   #quotesoftheday #photooftheday   #quotestoliveby   #showyourbestwork  
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"The Sultan's Palace" 
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
“Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
~ Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta, 1304-1377 
(Birth name:  أبو عبد الله محمد ابن بطوطة‎)
(Born: Tangier, Morocco)

"The Sultan's Palace"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Marhubi Palace, Zanzibar City
Camera: Canon Sureshot (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, no tripod, no flash
Photo series "City Sights, Seen and Unseen"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/08/photographs-city-sights-seen-and-unseen.html

Story: People have lived in Zanzibar for 20,000 years. Barghashi Bin Said, the third Arab Sultan of Zanzibar 1870-1888, built the Marhubi Palace between 1880-1882 for the use of his secondary wives on land formerly owned by an Arab of the Al-Marhruby Tribe. The Palace accidently burnt down in 1899, while the harem hammams baths, at the rear survived. The extensive perimeter wall of the garden enclosure was planted with mango trees, which were imported from India. A massive overhead aqueduct supplied water to the Palace, the Bath complex and gardens. Imposing columns supported the large wooden balcony surrounding the upper floor, the surface aqueducts, and the circular pleasure ponds - all this architecture underscores the grand beauty of the Palace.

#zanzibar #africa #tanzania #googleplusphotographers   #photography #photooftheday #quotesoftheday #promotephotography #soothingphotography #showyourbestwork   #portraitphotography #streetphotography #googlephotos     #urbanphotography   #architecturephotography +Margaret Tompkins 
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+MARIEL MINI MACRO PHOTO GALLERY Glad you enjoyed. This photo was taken in January 2006, Zanzibar Island, off the coast of Tanzania. Story above :-)
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Photographs: "Life As I Know It" (Taos series)
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Video animated short "Borrowed Light" directed and animated by Olivia Huynh
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"Borrowed Light" the last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible.

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Photographs: "Between The Worlds" series
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Photographs: "Magic Portals" - Atomic Turnover, Photographic Out-Takes
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Video "House of the Sun" by Dan Douglas (2013, 2 min) ~ Sunrise at Maui'...
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Click here to watch the 2 minute Video. Arriving before sunrise to capture “The most beautiful sunrise in the world.” People gather from aro

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Watch "Voices of the Resistance Movement in Guatemala" (11 minutes July 2014) In March 2014, human rights lawyer and activist, Rafael Maldon

Video short animation: "Vagabond" directed by Pedro Ivo Carvalho
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Watch "Vagabond" (7:28 min, 2015) Dio is a homeless man who lives with his dog, Loppe, in a giant train city. While Dio is a slow and calm p

Video/Petition short doc "Fracking Threatens Chaco's Sacred American Her...
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Watch "Fracking Threatens Chaco's Sacred American Heritage - an United Nations World Heritage Site" 14 minute short documentary film narrate

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Watch "Stellar Connections: Explorations in Cultural Astronomy" 3 hour talk hosted by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. "I

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Video TED Talk by Tommy Joseph "Rainforest Warriors: Constructing Tlingi...
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Watch: Tommy Joseph's 12 minute TED Talk describing the journey to depict (Pacific) Northwest Rainforest Warriors, through research, restora

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