Photo: I was just up in a chopper over these amazing mountains in New Zealand.

Wow... just add a few clouds over these dramatic mountains, and you get an instant painting...

#HolyKaw
Photo: 2-Part Charity Update: 1)  $448,000+ raised for Heifer International  2) A new chance for you to help kids via photography and hit another $50,000 !

Thanks everyone for contributing to the event earlier where almost $450,000 was raised!  If you are up for donating to Worldbuilders and Heifer International, hit this page:  http://teamheifer.heifer.org/worldbuilders2012 .  This is the brainchild of +Patrick Rothfuss  who has maybe helped you build worlds as well...

The new option for you is via www.100Cameras.org .  Do you know about this?  I'm working with them because I have a camera app you may know about called 100 Cameras in 1 -- we have well over a million downloads, so I am doing my best to get the word out!  All the money you donate to 100Cameras.org goes to charity, and you get cameras in the hands of children which then magically turns into sweet cash.  Go to http://bit.ly/Ywa28W !  It just started recently, but let's get that thang to $50,000 !  Thanks +Angela Francine Bullock  !
Photo: Final Push! Going to Nepal to take photos for charity with the venerable +Patrick Rothfuss !

Update: Almost $400,000 raised so far!  Some people asked if the charity is paying for me to go to Nepal (a fair question!). The answer is No :)  I'm paying my own way and 100% of the money raised goes to Heifer International.

This year, the goal is $500,000 (unlocks the Nepal event!).  Last year, it hit $310,000, but this year we can blast through that!  Your $20 or $120 is quickly multiplied thanks to sweet sweet social media! :)  Donate a Flock o’ Chickens at http://goo.gl/8RXm0 

Now, who is this enigmatic +Patrick Rothfuss ?  I’ve told many of you that upon reading his book “The Name of The Wind” you automatically level up as my friend.  Some of you are level 1, others are level 2.  Some are even level 3.  (But seriously, every week I get dozens of emails from people profusely thanking me for introducing them to that book.  Rothfuss is teaching us all…)

And insofar as Rothfuss is teaching us all, he is the man behind the brilliant Worldbuilders, which is a really fun way to raise money for Heifer International.  By donating, you also have the chance to win incredible prizes, especially if you are a geek.  And, if you’re not a geek, I hope you have a few geeks in your life.  We’re everywhere now, since, finally, geeks rule much of the world.  Anyway, see all the incredible prizes and more on blog’o’Rothfuss at http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/11/worldbuilders-2012/ 

There is a bonus charity auction as well, full of all kinds of geeky-goodness! http://tinyurl.com/aw85xbh 

So, when I’m in Nepal with Patrick, we’ll be taking all kinds of photos of the families you’ve affected so you can see what your money has done.  I’ll do hangouts and answer questions and take special requests!  Want to see me milk a yak?

Donate:  http://goo.gl/8RXm0  (btw, I've never been to Nepal, so below is another photo I took that is kind of all mountainy and stuff)
Photo: Kiyomizu-dera Treetop Temple

Here's a photo I showed during the presentation today... as well as a few things I said that people seemed to like/retweet:

- "If the establishment is giving you grief for being outside the lines, fuck the establishment and make your own."
- "The use of artifice in your craft is virtuous"
- "Google+ is not a stream; it's all of Google."
- "Don't hire others to be #you . Be yourself on social media. If not you're being disingenuous."
- "When you choose to artificially manipulate light in your photo (with lights before or in post processing) is arbitrary."
Photo: Dragons Coming  (And Denver PhotoWalk reminder!)

Here's a new photo I just finished on a long plane ride from New Zealand to the United States (where I entered legally, btw).  I took this photo a few weeks ago in China down in the Guanxi area.

And we're getting closer to the Denver Photowalk!  I am getting a few more details and will put them up on the event page here soon: https://plus.google.com/events/c4ccoc9l4287n8k1fjut1i7prh8
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Final Push! Going to Nepal to take photos for charity with the venerable +Patrick Rothfuss !

Update: Almost $400,000 raised so far!  Some people asked if the charity is paying for me to go to Nepal (a fair question!). The answer is No :)  I'm paying my own way and 100% of the money raised goes to Heifer International.

This year, the goal is $500,000 (unlocks the Nepal event!).  Last year, it hit $310,000, but this year we can blast through that!  Your $20 or $120 is quickly multiplied thanks to sweet sweet social media! :)  Donate a Flock o’ Chickens at http://goo.gl/8RXm0 

Now, who is this enigmatic +Patrick Rothfuss ?  I’ve told many of you that upon reading his book “The Name of The Wind” you automatically level up as my friend.  Some of you are level 1, others are level 2.  Some are even level 3.  (But seriously, every week I get dozens of emails from people profusely thanking me for introducing them to that book.  Rothfuss is teaching us all…)

And insofar as Rothfuss is teaching us all, he is the man behind the brilliant Worldbuilders, which is a really fun way to raise money for Heifer International.  By donating, you also have the chance to win incredible prizes, especially if you are a geek.  And, if you’re not a geek, I hope you have a few geeks in your life.  We’re everywhere now, since, finally, geeks rule much of the world.  Anyway, see all the incredible prizes and more on blog’o’Rothfuss at http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/11/worldbuilders-2012/ 

There is a bonus charity auction as well, full of all kinds of geeky-goodness! http://tinyurl.com/aw85xbh 

So, when I’m in Nepal with Patrick, we’ll be taking all kinds of photos of the families you’ve affected so you can see what your money has done.  I’ll do hangouts and answer questions and take special requests!  Want to see me milk a yak?

Donate:  http://goo.gl/8RXm0  (btw, I've never been to Nepal, so below is another photo I took that is kind of all mountainy and stuff)

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