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The Hobbit2,326,427Join director Peter Jackson and stars Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage for our exclusive Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, December 4th, at 10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET / 6:15pm GMT! Our special guests will be answering your fan questions live (please submit them using #TheHobbit hashtag) and introducing a never-before-seen clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Watch the Google+ Hangout here: http://youtu.be/uZl8syHuebMThe Hobbit Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage2013-12-04 19:15:004832  
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Trey Ratcliff8,451,187We go live tonight! +Nicole S. Young  has a new eBook called The Inspired Photographer at http://www.flatbooks.com/featured/the-inspired-photographer -- she'll be joining me along with +Thomas Hawk  +Gino Barasa and maybe more!  Also, as a bonus-topic, we'll open the show with +Steven Levy  from Wired magazine to talk about the Project Loon from Google...   As usual, we'll have live chat and take questions live over in the embedded player at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  -- see you soon! :)New show! Finding Your Photography Inspiration + Google Loon Balloon recap! Join me with Thomas Hawk and more - 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-06-18 04:00:00270  

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2015-07-03 03:22:31 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

WOOHOO! Today I got my first Patent Pending for something that I have put together for photography.
The letter arrived today and so I could put my very first very own  Pat. Pend. number on my prototypes (blue prints). I hope to have them in ten days. More details later. :o)

Most reshares: 7

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2015-05-22 22:53:27 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Tree-View - Close to golden hour... well here it is the golden minute, as the day is not very long on "Little Planets". You have to be quick as a photographer, or wait 23 minutes for the next evening.

BTW: Do birds see our world like this? ;o)
Enjoy

(Shot with my "DYI Pano-Head", 16 shots, 16mm: 360º/180º)

Most plusones: 118

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2015-05-21 02:11:36 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Too-Far-Away, NV (desert)

Just for fun, I couldn't resist (as usual). ;o)

Little planets have a long history here. Similar to my photography, which was most of my life just a tool to support my job[s], as art-painter, architect or 3D/VFX artist, etc....
It had grown with me, very silently over many decades, starting with my first paying job in the age of 16. (Just a few hundred of images back then only, but manually/analog, etc).
Not a question to have taken without hesitation three years photography and three years film as study at the University of the Arts, Berlin, but even then, it was a tool for me, mainly a communication tool.
Similar to this, I did panoramas/hdri initially way over a decade ago for 3D/VFX, to get the world into the 3D world. Silently the constant work with these and perhaps the push from G+ a few years ago, had made me look again. Grown up not... more »

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2015-07-28 20:04:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Dual Aperture, examples for the New Petzval 85.

Some more examples and I hope you enjoy another one minute clip from my side.

There will be a New Petzval 58 and in the moment I get one, I will do tests, but I fear it will be in 2016...

https://youtu.be/I9OOXi747Bs

Dual Aperture, examples for the New Petzval 85.

Some more examples and I hope you enjoy another one minute clip from my side.

There will be a New Petzval 58 and in the moment I get one, I will do tests, but I fear it will be in 2016...

https://youtu.be/I9OOXi747Bs___

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2015-07-28 03:33:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Monday evening, the optical mayhem takes place again.

I found a company (Gamma Tech) which prints slides from RGB files. So, I have nothing better to do than to spend $5 plus shipping on this test. (... the black part on the left had my signature... so it's blacked out.)

It is a static aperture "image" this time. It is a first test for Petzval or LensBaby. Perhaps this motivates some others to dive into more exploration.

Results then in a couple of weeks.

#Petzval   #LensBaby   #bokehphotography   #bokeh  

Monday evening, the optical mayhem takes place again.

I found a company (Gamma Tech) which prints slides from RGB files. So, I have nothing better to do than to spend $5 plus shipping on this test. (... the black part on the left had my signature... so it's blacked out.)

It is a static aperture "image" this time. It is a first test for Petzval or LensBaby. Perhaps this motivates some others to dive into more exploration.

Results then in a couple of weeks.

#Petzval   #LensBaby   #bokehphotography   #bokeh  ___

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2015-07-27 04:23:01 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Four more: Dual Aperture.

I will have an animation with this image (more variations) soon ready.
The change was here as before, from image 01 to 04 just a 90º twist of the front filter, done in a few seconds. Petzval-85

As a side note, last year I created the first aperture "blades" for the Petzval, with the idea to have the blooming highlights similar to Cinema-Scope-Lenses. :o) It's a fake, but I like it anyway. The target was based on an music video - which sadly is "on hold".

Thanks for your interest. 



#Petzval   #Dual-Aperture  #bokeh   #bokehphotography  

Four more: Dual Aperture.

I will have an animation with this image (more variations) soon ready.
The change was here as before, from image 01 to 04 just a 90º twist of the front filter, done in a few seconds. Petzval-85

As a side note, last year I created the first aperture "blades" for the Petzval, with the idea to have the blooming highlights similar to Cinema-Scope-Lenses. :o) It's a fake, but I like it anyway. The target was based on an music video - which sadly is "on hold".

Thanks for your interest. 



#Petzval   #Dual-Aperture  #bokeh   #bokehphotography  ___

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2015-07-25 21:10:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Bokeh-Change-Quickly.

Four example with the Dual-Aperture "8-hole".
Lens: Petzval 85
Time to shoot all four: 16 seconds to adjust to four different results.
Just a quarter turn on the front filter.
(See me video about the Dual-Aperture)


#Petzval   #Dual-Aperture

Bokeh-Change-Quickly.

Four example with the Dual-Aperture "8-hole".
Lens: Petzval 85
Time to shoot all four: 16 seconds to adjust to four different results.
Just a quarter turn on the front filter.
(See me video about the Dual-Aperture)


#Petzval   #Dual-Aperture___

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2015-07-25 18:11:21 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

DUAL APERTURE

This is a preview of my idea, to have a "Variable Aperture Disk" (for LensBaby®) which can be adjusted in seconds to create a different look with the LensBaby® "Disk" system. (As in "Waterhouse Aperture")

The opening shapes of the aperture disk will have no limitations, I'm in the progress of optimizing a complete set.

These elements will be hold in place by the "Aperture Disk" from LensBaby® and will allow so for an even larger variety of results.

For more information, please stay tuned to my social media posts.

The idea is pat. pending.

https://youtu.be/X0mM4YW0N8I

#lensbaby    #Dual-Aperture

DUAL APERTURE

This is a preview of my idea, to have a "Variable Aperture Disk" (for LensBaby®) which can be adjusted in seconds to create a different look with the LensBaby® "Disk" system. (As in "Waterhouse Aperture")

The opening shapes of the aperture disk will have no limitations, I'm in the progress of optimizing a complete set.

These elements will be hold in place by the "Aperture Disk" from LensBaby® and will allow so for an even larger variety of results.

For more information, please stay tuned to my social media posts.

The idea is pat. pending.

https://youtu.be/X0mM4YW0N8I

#lensbaby    #Dual-Aperture___

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2015-07-24 03:32:40 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 


Blurry Landscapes, CA

Where to start... , of course I mentioned him in 2011 here on G+ the first time -- Gerhard Richter, but even during my painting period [over decades] especially in the ‘90s, he was one of my “stars”.
I made my own stuff of course, but credit and influence must be given, better more often than not at all.

I started a while ago to take my painting oeveure experience and have it directing a part of my photography.

Besides this 30 year long admiration of Gerhard Richter’s work, I find sometimes similarities in other peoples work, or just motivations to push further. +Alex Lapidus  has certainly left a "dent" in my visual memory, in a positive way.

The most critic that I got in my life was from people who didn't really invested a lot of time in studying art — but it is hard to sort those things out, especiallyduring my ... more »


Blurry Landscapes, CA

Where to start... , of course I mentioned him in 2011 here on G+ the first time -- Gerhard Richter, but even during my painting period [over decades] especially in the ‘90s, he was one of my “stars”.
I made my own stuff of course, but credit and influence must be given, better more often than not at all.

I started a while ago to take my painting oeveure experience and have it directing a part of my photography.

Besides this 30 year long admiration of Gerhard Richter’s work, I find sometimes similarities in other peoples work, or just motivations to push further. +Alex Lapidus  has certainly left a "dent" in my visual memory, in a positive way.

The most critic that I got in my life was from people who didn't really invested a lot of time in studying art — but it is hard to sort those things out, especially during my exhibitions -- such fine perception is hard to keep. But those comments have slowed me down sometimes. I hope I'm better today ;o)

To see similar work, always makes me happy and eases out the need to be brave. As an artist I have learned that being directly understood mostly comes with a price-tag — I was obviously not brave enough to push it further, not doing it more radical, tried to make nice things...
I regret it, but not long — I have no time for such weakness and energy waste. I rather put it into my work.

I love to explore and will continue to do it. I might have phases where I have to overcome a love of the work of others, e.g., Gerhard Richter’s work, Gotthard Graupner’s, or even Bill Viola’s work, to find my self on the end again. I make a deep bow and hope to move on. Repeating myself is not an option. I love intensity and a rich complexity which blows my mind free. I had to mention a little bit of my roots. Thanks for reading along.

I wish everyone a happy exploration and stay away from the poison of easy results and effects. More is not to say, but this: Enjoy!

[The image is created from 63 images, and is originally 16k wide.]___

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2015-07-21 04:56:39 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

Layered. I feel certainly the vibes from my old paint-studio, back in Berlin. I sold everything a few years ago, and donated the money. What I did not sold was my passion for all kind of things. This summer is obviously to explore and extend some "stuff", hehe. Enjoy.

(Three layers right out of the camera, merged with a painted mask)
My tip: Listen to Hiromi's "Haze" while having it on the screen. ;o)

Park, L.A., CA

Layered. I feel certainly the vibes from my old paint-studio, back in Berlin. I sold everything a few years ago, and donated the money. What I did not sold was my passion for all kind of things. This summer is obviously to explore and extend some "stuff", hehe. Enjoy.

(Three layers right out of the camera, merged with a painted mask)
My tip: Listen to Hiromi's "Haze" while having it on the screen. ;o)___

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2015-07-18 03:47:27 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Inside of the lens ;o)
Park, L.A., CA

From my walk today. Enjoy your weekend.

Inside of the lens ;o)
Park, L.A., CA

From my walk today. Enjoy your weekend.___

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2015-07-17 01:34:11 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Tree, Infrared, Park, L.A., CA

Just a little test. Exploring this world a little bit more, I have expand the filters and compare 650nm, 720nm and 780 nm currently, this is done with a 720nm. Lens this time -- Canon Pancake 40mm, camera Red Dragon Epic, with IR-OLPF.
It is fascinating how different the images develop, based on filters. 
=====
(So back to my other idea... more later ;o) The tests from weekend are promising, and my little Patent Pending found two open doors so far: So, I prepare the delivery currently. Incl. and animation to explain it, soon here...)

Tree, Infrared, Park, L.A., CA

Just a little test. Exploring this world a little bit more, I have expand the filters and compare 650nm, 720nm and 780 nm currently, this is done with a 720nm. Lens this time -- Canon Pancake 40mm, camera Red Dragon Epic, with IR-OLPF.
It is fascinating how different the images develop, based on filters. 
=====
(So back to my other idea... more later ;o) The tests from weekend are promising, and my little Patent Pending found two open doors so far: So, I prepare the delivery currently. Incl. and animation to explain it, soon here...)___

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2015-07-14 02:32:58 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"EXPLOSURES" Park, L.A., CA

Exploring the memory space. This time in several layers plus three images taken from the same position, but with a different point of view.

Here I go more with my intuition to work, than exploring tech (I shot over the weekend over thousand exposures with my little invention, this pano doesn't show it, but I needed a little "break". Funny, I typed "explosures"... above, it is really time for a rest. But I used it then as title. Intuition...don't ask!

[Original 16.384 pixel wide]

"EXPLOSURES" Park, L.A., CA

Exploring the memory space. This time in several layers plus three images taken from the same position, but with a different point of view.

Here I go more with my intuition to work, than exploring tech (I shot over the weekend over thousand exposures with my little invention, this pano doesn't show it, but I needed a little "break". Funny, I typed "explosures"... above, it is really time for a rest. But I used it then as title. Intuition...don't ask!

[Original 16.384 pixel wide]___

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2015-07-09 04:00:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

Perhaps I listen to much too Free Jazz these days, I can't help it. :o)

Enjoy.

 Both layers done with the same lens. Photoshop was only layer work. (Stitched in PTGui, original 10K pixel high)

Park, L.A., CA

Perhaps I listen to much too Free Jazz these days, I can't help it. :o)

Enjoy.

 Both layers done with the same lens. Photoshop was only layer work. (Stitched in PTGui, original 10K pixel high)___

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2015-07-08 18:25:25 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

Intersections. This started way back in time. I was in my second study, six years at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and I was running my own paint studio. Partly, I developed my art based on the idea if intersecting infinities. Perhaps with different centers, e.g., the center of individuals. I painted large canvases.

Now, nearly 7,000 miles and decades away from the smell of paint, I do explore something similar, but based on lenses. I do this now for some years, and I feel that I get deeper. I love it. This is part of my Art.

For me, to think about inner and outer reality is the base of healing.
To think that these realities have layers is the base of personal development. One target of Art.

I have had many exhibitions, I have heard perhaps all comments...

I know that is something that needs time. Certainly social media is... more »

Park, L.A., CA

Intersections. This started way back in time. I was in my second study, six years at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and I was running my own paint studio. Partly, I developed my art based on the idea if intersecting infinities. Perhaps with different centers, e.g., the center of individuals. I painted large canvases.

Now, nearly 7,000 miles and decades away from the smell of paint, I do explore something similar, but based on lenses. I do this now for some years, and I feel that I get deeper. I love it. This is part of my Art.

For me, to think about inner and outer reality is the base of healing.
To think that these realities have layers is the base of personal development. One target of Art.

I have had many exhibitions, I have heard perhaps all comments...

I know that is something that needs time. Certainly social media is not the best place for it. Only people who can "see" and take a moment will experience it. But I know there are a few who can. Enjoy.___

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2015-07-07 05:00:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Sun is down over L.A., CA: Good night. :o)

Sun is down over L.A., CA: Good night. :o)___

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2015-07-03 03:52:14 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

SoCal Powerlines.

I couldn't resist. I saw these lines and after a little bit more climbing that evening, I was as close as possible. I could hear the power!

#powerlinefriday  

SoCal Powerlines.

I couldn't resist. I saw these lines and after a little bit more climbing that evening, I was as close as possible. I could hear the power!

#powerlinefriday  ___

2015-07-03 03:22:31 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

WOOHOO! Today I got my first Patent Pending for something that I have put together for photography.
The letter arrived today and so I could put my very first very own  Pat. Pend. number on my prototypes (blue prints). I hope to have them in ten days. More details later. :o)

WOOHOO! Today I got my first Patent Pending for something that I have put together for photography.
The letter arrived today and so I could put my very first very own  Pat. Pend. number on my prototypes (blue prints). I hope to have them in ten days. More details later. :o)___

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2015-07-03 00:44:16 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sun and Moon aligned, shooting in the middle.

All is stitched, vertically and horizontally. It was quite an adventure to get it together.

I hope you enjoy this view. I know I have done it a lot of times before. So, why is this special to me? To be roughly in that line on the evening on my birthday with the best company to a great finale of that day .

Sun and Moon aligned, shooting in the middle.

All is stitched, vertically and horizontally. It was quite an adventure to get it together.

I hope you enjoy this view. I know I have done it a lot of times before. So, why is this special to me? To be roughly in that line on the evening on my birthday with the best company to a great finale of that day .___

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2015-07-02 02:58:30 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The backside of the sunset...

Years ago, I learned that during a sunset the other side of the sky might be more interesting. So, since I check my back. Last night it was even better, I was pretty much (+/-) in the middle point between Sun and Moon. As it was a special day for me, yesterday, this was a big gift.

Here you have the "bright side of the moon". :o) June 30.
Both images 12K wide.

The backside of the sunset...

Years ago, I learned that during a sunset the other side of the sky might be more interesting. So, since I check my back. Last night it was even better, I was pretty much (+/-) in the middle point between Sun and Moon. As it was a special day for me, yesterday, this was a big gift.

Here you have the "bright side of the moon". :o) June 30.
Both images 12K wide.___

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2015-07-01 05:35:38 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Sunset over Los Angeles, CA

This was what I saw this evening. It was a great day. Life is good. Enjoy!

Sunset over Los Angeles, CA

This was what I saw this evening. It was a great day. Life is good. Enjoy!___

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2015-06-30 04:20:34 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Summer Evening in L.A., CA

I love to walk, even above 90ºF, perhaps even especially then. 
On the end of my walk the sun goes down, and celebrated this fantastic light. This is besides some curve adjustments (I have my camera set pretty neutral, close to flat) what the #Helios  44-2 gave me this evening.
Enjoy.

Summer Evening in L.A., CA

I love to walk, even above 90ºF, perhaps even especially then. 
On the end of my walk the sun goes down, and celebrated this fantastic light. This is besides some curve adjustments (I have my camera set pretty neutral, close to flat) what the #Helios  44-2 gave me this evening.
Enjoy.___

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2015-06-28 03:02:43 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

First Helios 44-2 test. :o)

Enjoy

#helios

First Helios 44-2 test. :o)

Enjoy

#helios___

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2015-06-28 02:58:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Helios 44-2

Today I received my little adventure. A "Helios 44-2". It was a $28 plus shipping risk. Tehehe. Certainly my cheapest lens ever. 

The aperture blades were soaked in oil, but 10 minutes of care and it is now so little that I will not care more for now. I love to mechanic lenses ;o)

Why I bought it? … because I like to have as many flavors of "glass" in my lens collection as possible. Each is different, and no, it wont be possible in post to get there from modern glass, nor with any plug-in to my knowledge. 

The picture is taken with a Sigma 50mm Art, certainly one of the more sophisticated lens designs of today, and the Helios 44-2 goes back to a Zeiss lens design from 1939, produced then by Zenith, and closer to my Petzval or the Velvet 56  aesthetically than the "art" lens used here. 

So, what's next?;o) T... more »

Helios 44-2

Today I received my little adventure. A "Helios 44-2". It was a $28 plus shipping risk. Tehehe. Certainly my cheapest lens ever. 

The aperture blades were soaked in oil, but 10 minutes of care and it is now so little that I will not care more for now. I love to mechanic lenses ;o)

Why I bought it? … because I like to have as many flavors of "glass" in my lens collection as possible. Each is different, and no, it wont be possible in post to get there from modern glass, nor with any plug-in to my knowledge. 

The picture is taken with a Sigma 50mm Art, certainly one of the more sophisticated lens designs of today, and the Helios 44-2 goes back to a Zeiss lens design from 1939, produced then by Zenith, and closer to my Petzval or the Velvet 56  aesthetically than the "art" lens used here. 

So, what's next? ;o) Tehehe.

#helios___

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2015-06-23 18:55:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Just for fun. A little animation sketch. [8sec long]

Not the typical stuff I use panoramas for, but it showcases hopefully enough the potential with those little set ups in Cinema 4D. Enjoy.

I try to keep my production at 4K [UHD], YouTube allows to pick the right resolution for your screen and connection. 

The panorama I use here has 16K which is low for 3D work, but sufficient here. Music, I created a micro score for it, :o) [LogicProX]

https://youtu.be/F_wM_n5BQjM

Just for fun. A little animation sketch. [8sec long]

Not the typical stuff I use panoramas for, but it showcases hopefully enough the potential with those little set ups in Cinema 4D. Enjoy.

I try to keep my production at 4K [UHD], YouTube allows to pick the right resolution for your screen and connection. 

The panorama I use here has 16K which is low for 3D work, but sufficient here. Music, I created a micro score for it, :o) [LogicProX]

https://youtu.be/F_wM_n5BQjM___

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2015-06-21 18:06:20 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Couple-Planet, CA

These are not as rare as some might think. Anyway, I was happy to have found one, and of course I had to share it.
My thoughts: there is always a way... ;o)

Enjoy

Original size 16K wide.

Couple-Planet, CA

These are not as rare as some might think. Anyway, I was happy to have found one, and of course I had to share it.
My thoughts: there is always a way... ;o)

Enjoy

Original size 16K wide.___

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2015-06-19 02:05:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

RATTLESNAKE Planet, CA

Tehehe, on my way I saw a couple of signs to avoid the Rattlesnakes in this area. But it looked so good to take an image there, or four to be honest.
Well, I was bitten, but not by a snake, by my own tripod. Snap! I just lost a little bit skin, not a biggy, but later, squeezing my daily Lemon, woaw that is a new feeling when it gets "under the skin". So, my learning on this little planet: Rattlesnakes are fine (for now), tripods not so much.

RATTLESNAKE Planet, CA

Tehehe, on my way I saw a couple of signs to avoid the Rattlesnakes in this area. But it looked so good to take an image there, or four to be honest.
Well, I was bitten, but not by a snake, by my own tripod. Snap! I just lost a little bit skin, not a biggy, but later, squeezing my daily Lemon, woaw that is a new feeling when it gets "under the skin". So, my learning on this little planet: Rattlesnakes are fine (for now), tripods not so much.___

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2015-06-19 01:33:23 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Bonus: Little Planets with Cinema 4D – made simple.

I got in the past decade+ often the question, how to do "Little Planets".
Well, the first one was rather ugly, but an eye opener as I found it accidentally in the late '90s. Since then many ways have been found and invented. 
Today I like to show a simple way with Cinema 4D, my invention and yes, you need a 360º/180º panorama for that, but how to do those is explained in my series on YouTube.
You might also check the Content Library in C4D, hint: hdr. ;o)

You find examples of my Little Planet work here:
https://plus.google.com/collection/kV0vZ

The DIY movie is here: 
https://youtu.be/H5pckgZ7nic
It is more like a blue-print instruction than an educational tutorial, just a quick and simple run down.

A sample file with a low res image for private use ishere:... more »

Bonus: Little Planets with Cinema 4D – made simple.

I got in the past decade+ often the question, how to do "Little Planets".
Well, the first one was rather ugly, but an eye opener as I found it accidentally in the late '90s. Since then many ways have been found and invented. 
Today I like to show a simple way with Cinema 4D, my invention and yes, you need a 360º/180º panorama for that, but how to do those is explained in my series on YouTube.
You might also check the Content Library in C4D, hint: hdr. ;o)

You find examples of my Little Planet work here:
https://plus.google.com/collection/kV0vZ

The DIY movie is here: 
https://youtu.be/H5pckgZ7nic
It is more like a blue-print instruction than an educational tutorial, just a quick and simple run down.

A sample file with a low res image for private use is here:
http://tinyurl.com/sassi-LP1
If you have no Cinema 4D app, a demo version is available on maxon.net

Enjoy.

I will discuss an even simpler version next, and build up on it, to a professional set up. :o) So, please check into my YouTube channel from time to time.___

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2015-06-18 03:23:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Curve-Ball Trainings Planet.

Baseball Field in Los Angeles, CA

I shot this today, it was hot and my gear pulled my arms, hehe. But to have such a fresh field -- it was worth it. ;o)

Curve-Ball Trainings Planet.

Baseball Field in Los Angeles, CA

I shot this today, it was hot and my gear pulled my arms, hehe. But to have such a fresh field -- it was worth it. ;o)___

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2015-06-15 01:11:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Park in Los Angeles, CA

I continued my infrared series, testing lenses, today I was checking out "squirrels!", ...checking out 400mm. Yes, the little ones were my target. People had an event there, so my little friends were hiding. After an half hour, I checked my back side and there was this one. I carefully turned my camera and kept rolling. Here is a still from the footage. Besides the typical "curve" adjustments, sharpening (RED has no sharpening in camera), this is how I shot it. Enjoy.

Park in Los Angeles, CA

I continued my infrared series, testing lenses, today I was checking out "squirrels!", ...checking out 400mm. Yes, the little ones were my target. People had an event there, so my little friends were hiding. After an half hour, I checked my back side and there was this one. I carefully turned my camera and kept rolling. Here is a still from the footage. Besides the typical "curve" adjustments, sharpening (RED has no sharpening in camera), this is how I shot it. Enjoy.___

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2015-06-12 18:16:07 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Tribute to Ornette Coleman †June11.2015

Without the beginning of "Free Jazz" (His album title, Dec 1960) most of the music I listen today to, would be different. 

I photographed this pano three times. Each time in a different aesthetic. The main thing I did, was to paint on the layer-mask while listen to the album "Free Jazz" last night. (All three panoramas were on top of each other)

This is the closest I can get to describe what this music is for me. It is space, free space connected in a creative way over time, and then disconnected. Pure creativity: No rules. Art has no rules. Free.

Thank you Ornette Coleman.

Image size [original] 19K. I hope to print it out for an exhibition one day.

Tribute to Ornette Coleman †June11.2015

Without the beginning of "Free Jazz" (His album title, Dec 1960) most of the music I listen today to, would be different. 

I photographed this pano three times. Each time in a different aesthetic. The main thing I did, was to paint on the layer-mask while listen to the album "Free Jazz" last night. (All three panoramas were on top of each other)

This is the closest I can get to describe what this music is for me. It is space, free space connected in a creative way over time, and then disconnected. Pure creativity: No rules. Art has no rules. Free.

Thank you Ornette Coleman.

Image size [original] 19K. I hope to print it out for an exhibition one day.___

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2015-06-11 19:02:30 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Park in Los Angeles, CA

Golden Hour in the park, and looking for something that works without the Sun, I found this kind of a tree based "hallway" with some stairs in the middle. Never notice it before. A wonderful example that the "Point of View" is essential. ;o)

This lens needs exploration, and it is worth it. Since the next Petzval (the 58er version) will take roughly nearly a year before I can even consider to buy it, the Velvet56 (LensBaby) is a nice sibling to the Petzval. The Velvet56 has a different Bokeh of course, but for filming, it cuts better with the Petzval than an Sigma Art of course. ;o)
Perhaps one day I have to buy some old Russian lenses, hehe.

#Velvet56

Park in Los Angeles, CA

Golden Hour in the park, and looking for something that works without the Sun, I found this kind of a tree based "hallway" with some stairs in the middle. Never notice it before. A wonderful example that the "Point of View" is essential. ;o)

This lens needs exploration, and it is worth it. Since the next Petzval (the 58er version) will take roughly nearly a year before I can even consider to buy it, the Velvet56 (LensBaby) is a nice sibling to the Petzval. The Velvet56 has a different Bokeh of course, but for filming, it cuts better with the Petzval than an Sigma Art of course. ;o)
Perhaps one day I have to buy some old Russian lenses, hehe.

#Velvet56___

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2015-06-07 21:19:35 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Red Rock, NV

Photo-shooting during the Great Scavenger Hunt Meet Up 2015 in Nevada. It is a 360º view, which allows me to rotate the view. This was the one that tells the story best, I tried it with the sun and the mountains in the middle, and it was falling apart. Same information, different result, I love this option.


#tgsmu15  

Red Rock, NV

Photo-shooting during the Great Scavenger Hunt Meet Up 2015 in Nevada. It is a 360º view, which allows me to rotate the view. This was the one that tells the story best, I tried it with the sun and the mountains in the middle, and it was falling apart. Same information, different result, I love this option.


#tgsmu15  ___

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2015-06-04 21:31:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Throwback-Thursday

Babelsberg (Film-Set-etc) Germany, June 1999. (Processed in July) It was my first -- digitally -- captured 360º panorama. I used a three chip video camera, and took stills from it. I was tired of scanning negatives. ;o)
I used Apple's "QuickTime VR Studio Pro" to create it. Don't get me started on the blown out highlights and 8bit/channel quality, tehehe.
I took it for an interactive CD-Rom which I created with lots of "Macromedia Director" scripting and what not... Was a fun time.

Throwback-Thursday

Babelsberg (Film-Set-etc) Germany, June 1999. (Processed in July) It was my first -- digitally -- captured 360º panorama. I used a three chip video camera, and took stills from it. I was tired of scanning negatives. ;o)
I used Apple's "QuickTime VR Studio Pro" to create it. Don't get me started on the blown out highlights and 8bit/channel quality, tehehe.
I took it for an interactive CD-Rom which I created with lots of "Macromedia Director" scripting and what not... Was a fun time.___

2015-06-03 00:39:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I had to delete the Bubble clip. I really don't like GIF animations, and that G+ turned my little clip into something like like a Gif -- was not my pleasure.  … not at all. I avoid [more often than not] already FB -- based on the endless stream of flickering... I'm connected here to see work of others, not get the flash-torrent. ;o) In this way, I don't like to contribute or support such attention pullers. 
Copy both lines...
https://plus.google.com/+DrSassiLA/video?pid=6155850819265298082&oid=110784099379805584044

I had to delete the Bubble clip. I really don't like GIF animations, and that G+ turned my little clip into something like like a Gif -- was not my pleasure.  … not at all. I avoid [more often than not] already FB -- based on the endless stream of flickering... I'm connected here to see work of others, not get the flash-torrent. ;o) In this way, I don't like to contribute or support such attention pullers. 
Copy both lines...
https://plus.google.com/+DrSassiLA/video?pid=6155850819265298082&oid=110784099379805584044___

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2015-06-02 03:34:06 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Little Universe, L.A., CA

With a very long lens, and a distance macro element in it, I had some luck to shoot this last Sunday. Please never look into the sun with lenses.
For most people these are invisible and if you can see those, even here in the image, just enjoy them.
:o)

Little Universe, L.A., CA

With a very long lens, and a distance macro element in it, I had some luck to shoot this last Sunday. Please never look into the sun with lenses.
For most people these are invisible and if you can see those, even here in the image, just enjoy them.
:o)___

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2015-06-01 04:09:39 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

Todays walk in the park was done again with my self build "pano-head", roughly over a decade old by now. It's heavy, it was hot and I had a great time. :o)
Enjoy.

Park, L.A., CA

Todays walk in the park was done again with my self build "pano-head", roughly over a decade old by now. It's heavy, it was hot and I had a great time. :o)
Enjoy.___

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2015-05-31 17:33:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hi there. When it hits someone it is always a tragic. The decision to not follow standard procedure and explore a different path is one way we can move on. 

Most of my family died quickly, going the chemo way. So, I certainly have an opinion about the standard procedural. 

Each of those "newer" exploration will help to know what works and what doesn't.
 
Christin is a friend of mine and her mother, Edie, is going to explore a different path.

Perhaps you have some bucks. It is crowd funding, everyone gives a little, something that doesn't hurt, and it means the world for someone else. Perhaps a gift-card which has a few Dollars on it and is collecting otherwise only dust... :o)

Enjoy your day!

Hi G+ world. I know I've been so inactive here for such a very long time, so I feel a little silly posting this, but it's for my mommy. And I'd do anything for her!!! 

My mom +Edie Carver was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It's advanced far enough that chemo and radiation do not offer a cure or remission. Her doctor has recommended a clinic in Mexico which offers some experimental, yet successful, therapies which are the best hope to save her life. 

I've created a fundraiser to help pay for the cost of the treatment. I really don't like soliciting donations to be honest, but this is my mom I'm talking about saving and I'm committed to doing what I can to raise the money. So I'm going out on a limb and sharing this with my G+ family. 

All the relevant details on her condition and the facility are in the link. Any help from prayers and good thoughts to financial are all so greatly appreciated. And please share if you feel so compelled. That is also greatly appreciated. 

Thank you guys!!! XOXOXO___Hi there. When it hits someone it is always a tragic. The decision to not follow standard procedure and explore a different path is one way we can move on. 

Most of my family died quickly, going the chemo way. So, I certainly have an opinion about the standard procedural. 

Each of those "newer" exploration will help to know what works and what doesn't.
 
Christin is a friend of mine and her mother, Edie, is going to explore a different path.

Perhaps you have some bucks. It is crowd funding, everyone gives a little, something that doesn't hurt, and it means the world for someone else. Perhaps a gift-card which has a few Dollars on it and is collecting otherwise only dust... :o)

Enjoy your day!

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2015-05-29 04:14:36 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

I love the change of the floor leaves, based on capturing it only with Infrared light. It changes everything. ;o)

Park, L.A., CA

I love the change of the floor leaves, based on capturing it only with Infrared light. It changes everything. ;o)___

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2015-05-27 03:24:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Park, L.A., CA

Just a little snapshot. Infrared gives this one a specific light that I really enjoy. ;o)

Park, L.A., CA

Just a little snapshot. Infrared gives this one a specific light that I really enjoy. ;o)___

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2015-05-25 01:23:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Park in L.A., CA

Another walk in the park, this time checking Infrared with a 70-200/2.8/L2 lens. 
I really enjoy the one lens per day approach, and seeing the world with Infrared only.

Park in L.A., CA

Another walk in the park, this time checking Infrared with a 70-200/2.8/L2 lens. 
I really enjoy the one lens per day approach, and seeing the world with Infrared only.___

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2015-05-22 22:53:27 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Tree-View - Close to golden hour... well here it is the golden minute, as the day is not very long on "Little Planets". You have to be quick as a photographer, or wait 23 minutes for the next evening.

BTW: Do birds see our world like this? ;o)
Enjoy

(Shot with my "DYI Pano-Head", 16 shots, 16mm: 360º/180º)

Tree-View - Close to golden hour... well here it is the golden minute, as the day is not very long on "Little Planets". You have to be quick as a photographer, or wait 23 minutes for the next evening.

BTW: Do birds see our world like this? ;o)
Enjoy

(Shot with my "DYI Pano-Head", 16 shots, 16mm: 360º/180º)___

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2015-05-21 02:11:36 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Too-Far-Away, NV (desert)

Just for fun, I couldn't resist (as usual). ;o)

Little planets have a long history here. Similar to my photography, which was most of my life just a tool to support my job[s], as art-painter, architect or 3D/VFX artist, etc....
It had grown with me, very silently over many decades, starting with my first paying job in the age of 16. (Just a few hundred of images back then only, but manually/analog, etc).
Not a question to have taken without hesitation three years photography and three years film as study at the University of the Arts, Berlin, but even then, it was a tool for me, mainly a communication tool.
Similar to this, I did panoramas/hdri initially way over a decade ago for 3D/VFX, to get the world into the 3D world. Silently the constant work with these and perhaps the push from G+ a few years ago, had made me look again. Grown up not... more »

Too-Far-Away, NV (desert)

Just for fun, I couldn't resist (as usual). ;o)

Little planets have a long history here. Similar to my photography, which was most of my life just a tool to support my job[s], as art-painter, architect or 3D/VFX artist, etc....
It had grown with me, very silently over many decades, starting with my first paying job in the age of 16. (Just a few hundred of images back then only, but manually/analog, etc).
Not a question to have taken without hesitation three years photography and three years film as study at the University of the Arts, Berlin, but even then, it was a tool for me, mainly a communication tool.
Similar to this, I did panoramas/hdri initially way over a decade ago for 3D/VFX, to get the world into the 3D world. Silently the constant work with these and perhaps the push from G+ a few years ago, had made me look again. Grown up not only in terms of the workflow, etc., now since a many years, and full of life as in its early days. One of my core elements of my art now, never thought about it as target, it just happen.
I'm grateful about. ... more to come ;o)___

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2015-05-20 18:08:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Desert, "somewhere" in Nevada

From time to time I like to share a 360º/180º view. The idea is of course to define again my idea of a "Memory-Image". Which is one of my core-elements defining my art. We can't see such an image in reality with our eyes. We memorize it. Where is it then, what reality do we have produced? Besides my art, my way of learning to heal has to do with that, as we have to search inside of us, there is our reality, not outside, we heal from the inside. Art works similar. 
When I shoot panoramas, this is the image I have to visualize, otherwise I would just shoot. This is the main challenge each time ;o)

Enjoy.

Desert, "somewhere" in Nevada

From time to time I like to share a 360º/180º view. The idea is of course to define again my idea of a "Memory-Image". Which is one of my core-elements defining my art. We can't see such an image in reality with our eyes. We memorize it. Where is it then, what reality do we have produced? Besides my art, my way of learning to heal has to do with that, as we have to search inside of us, there is our reality, not outside, we heal from the inside. Art works similar. 
When I shoot panoramas, this is the image I have to visualize, otherwise I would just shoot. This is the main challenge each time ;o)

Enjoy.___

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2015-05-20 02:01:51 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Desert -- Somewhere, NV

Somehwere, NV -- is a little planet with a Ps light. ;o) ...anything else is just natural. 
This round trip road takes around 90 seconds for a speedy driver. No wonder they got all sea-sick the first day of arrival. But walking now is fun. A day here lasts roughly 24 minutes, pretty much the time for a walk.
:o)

Desert -- Somewhere, NV

Somehwere, NV -- is a little planet with a Ps light. ;o) ...anything else is just natural. 
This round trip road takes around 90 seconds for a speedy driver. No wonder they got all sea-sick the first day of arrival. But walking now is fun. A day here lasts roughly 24 minutes, pretty much the time for a walk.
:o)___

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2015-05-19 04:53:21 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Valley of Fire, NV

I needed some color tonight, so I searched images from March. It was quite early, around 7am, after an hour drive in the dark dessert. 
:o)
(Stitched out of twelve images, Sigma Art 50mm, originally 16 k wide.)

Valley of Fire, NV

I needed some color tonight, so I searched images from March. It was quite early, around 7am, after an hour drive in the dark dessert. 
:o)
(Stitched out of twelve images, Sigma Art 50mm, originally 16 k wide.)___

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2015-05-17 19:23:19 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Glendale Park, CA

This was my forth "session" exploring infraRED and each time a different lens. Homework, so to say. I left this in RGB to see how it works with the Browser. Sorry for "spamming images to the stream.
I have to admit that I process longer than I shoot them. I do that mostly with a single curve adjustments after setting up what would qualify as prime color correction. It is always like a puzzle to me, search for parts of the curve that fits well to other areas. With these I haven't used any "power-widows/qualifiers/masks/etc" just global adjustments. 

Glendale Park, CA

This was my forth "session" exploring infraRED and each time a different lens. Homework, so to say. I left this in RGB to see how it works with the Browser. Sorry for "spamming images to the stream.
I have to admit that I process longer than I shoot them. I do that mostly with a single curve adjustments after setting up what would qualify as prime color correction. It is always like a puzzle to me, search for parts of the curve that fits well to other areas. With these I haven't used any "power-widows/qualifiers/masks/etc" just global adjustments. ___

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2015-05-17 18:18:29 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

How do you handle the "change" of your images in G+?
Counteract or leave it as it looked right on your calibrated monitor?
I have concerns that one day G+ might change it and all the counteracting will go south. 

The main work for this series is to find the right "curve adjustment" for the values. I do not use plug-ins - just simple adjustments, all what I need. They are powerful enough to keep me exploring, and when I love a setting, I don't want to have it ruined...

(I pulled the mid tones of about one stop to make it more readable.)

How do you handle the "change" of your images in G+?
Counteract or leave it as it looked right on your calibrated monitor?
I have concerns that one day G+ might change it and all the counteracting will go south. 

The main work for this series is to find the right "curve adjustment" for the values. I do not use plug-ins - just simple adjustments, all what I need. They are powerful enough to keep me exploring, and when I love a setting, I don't want to have it ruined...

(I pulled the mid tones of about one stop to make it more readable.)___

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2015-05-17 18:06:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Glendale Park, CA

Yesterday's lens test was based on Infrared with a Canon TS-E 24mm.
It's fun to work with color, but what works with visible light might not work nicely with infrared. This one does, even shifted like here.

My screen is calibrated, and side by side, the G+ B/W images looks a stop+ darker here with a B/W profile. I do not want to adjust for it, as it might work differently for you.

Glendale Park, CA

Yesterday's lens test was based on Infrared with a Canon TS-E 24mm.
It's fun to work with color, but what works with visible light might not work nicely with infrared. This one does, even shifted like here.

My screen is calibrated, and side by side, the G+ B/W images looks a stop+ darker here with a B/W profile. I do not want to adjust for it, as it might work differently for you.___

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2015-05-15 01:06:39 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Infrared in UHD [4K], 14 seconds long

You can dial in up to UHD - which is certainly fun with an, e.g., Retina iMac or any 4K screen.

Lenses which are great for "normal" visible light might fail miserably with IR. So, I test, each session, one lens, lots to do>
The Canon 135/2.0 works great, as used here.

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/Fvl5-H-ulVQ

Infrared in UHD [4K], 14 seconds long

You can dial in up to UHD - which is certainly fun with an, e.g., Retina iMac or any 4K screen.

Lenses which are great for "normal" visible light might fail miserably with IR. So, I test, each session, one lens, lots to do>
The Canon 135/2.0 works great, as used here.

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/Fvl5-H-ulVQ___

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2015-05-12 03:05:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

San Elijo State Beach, CA

A peaceful evening, it's warm, and in my mind plays the trailer of what happens during the day.
In the back, on the parking lot, some people do a movie, others relax and get pizza delivered for a family pick-nick ;o) [… it's not us BTW]. I enjoy to be here. Where will I be tomorrow? 

San Elijo State Beach, CA

A peaceful evening, it's warm, and in my mind plays the trailer of what happens during the day.
In the back, on the parking lot, some people do a movie, others relax and get pizza delivered for a family pick-nick ;o) [… it's not us BTW]. I enjoy to be here. Where will I be tomorrow? ___

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2015-05-10 20:34:48 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Solana-Planet, SoCal.

Being on the beach, getting connected with it, feel the sand on the toes, but also have the infinity palpable on the horizon... I forgot anything else, even feeling here and being at the same time on the edge -- where the Universe touches the waves:
This is one of the reasons why I make these.
It is what I perceive at that moment. ... and it is a picture only possible in my head, or as little planet.

Solana-Planet, SoCal.

Being on the beach, getting connected with it, feel the sand on the toes, but also have the infinity palpable on the horizon... I forgot anything else, even feeling here and being at the same time on the edge -- where the Universe touches the waves:
This is one of the reasons why I make these.
It is what I perceive at that moment. ... and it is a picture only possible in my head, or as little planet.___

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2015-05-09 18:30:09 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Solana Beach, CA

Not even an hour left, before the the darkness starts to cover the beach.
A deep "inhale" of the warm rays and let go of anything else: that's the beach for me.

Solana Beach, CA

Not even an hour left, before the the darkness starts to cover the beach.
A deep "inhale" of the warm rays and let go of anything else: that's the beach for me.___

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