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Ron Clifford2,867,935*Mouse or Tablet?  Which one do you use.*  Should you be using a tablet? Will it help your workflow?  Is it difficult to use?  To help us with those questions we are very excited to bring you Special Guest and  senior evangelist at Wacom Technology, Wes Maggio. +Weston Maggio  is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for the global leader in pen input technology, Wacom Technology Services Corp. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and regular beta-tester of the industry-leading graphic software applications, Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, instructing them on the latest ways in which they can realize their vision and optimize their workflow. A passionate trainer and speaker, Wes speaks and presents at industry events around the world. +Ron Clifford  will also be giving a demo on Noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.  He will demonstrate on a .jpeg image that was Shot at 1600 ISO indoors with poor light and it includes feathers.  The  results may surprise you! *And yes we have a shiny new Intous5 small tablet to be given away, details to be announced at the beginning of the broadcast A $229 value. http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-tablets/intuos/intuos5-touch-small* This week we will be using the Youtube Chat and player to keep things simple.  My Channel is here : http://bit.ly/16ewICkThe Photoshop Show 34 - With Guest Wes Maggio of Wacom2013-06-26 03:00:00115  
Peter Tom17,779You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00124  
Trey Ratcliff8,490,533This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00775  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Trey Ratcliff8,490,533A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00180  
RC Concepcion1,080,095*Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?* Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days.  As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share! - +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002946  
Trey Ratcliff8,490,533Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  

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2013-03-24 19:26:53 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Okay, here's my first volley in this game.

Most reshares: 1

2013-06-01 23:34:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Certainly big Doctor Who news today.

Actually 3 seasons as the Doctor is pretty close to the average.  between classic and new who, there have been 33 series of TV and 1 TV movie.  So right around 3 series on average for the 11 Doctors.

1st Doctor 3 series + 1 story
2nd Doctor 4-6 3 series - 1 story
3rd Doctor 7-11  5 series
4th Doctor 12-18 7 series
5th Doctor 19-21 3 series - 1 episode
6th Doctor 21-23 2 series + 1 episode
7th Doctor 24-26 3 series
8th Doctor 1 movie
9th Doctor 1 series
10 Doctor 3 series + specials
11 Doctor 3 series + specials

So Doctors 8 and 9 balanced out Doctors 3 and 4 every other Doctor ran just about 3 series.

Most plusones: 6

2013-05-29 23:15:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I'm mentioned that I've been working through all of the classic Who TV stories in order.

Today I watched "The Pirate Planet", the first of three stories written by Douglas Adams.

Near the very end, I noticed that the "bridge" set contained what had to be the main instrument panel from an Apollo Command module.

I googled, and I can't seem to find any mention of this.

Not the first time Apollo hardware has featured in both classic and new Who.  Of course "The Impossible Astronaut", "Day of the Moon" and "The Wedding of River Song" had strong references to Apollo, but in at least two cases NASA stock footage of a Saturn V launch appeared in classic Who episodes for the launch of rockets which in other settings, looked nothing like a Saturn V.

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2015-08-23 13:43:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-12 15:37:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3156554/Nazi-Enigma-machine-expected-sell-70-000.html

Don't have a spare £70,000, have I got a deal for you!

I recently released an iPad enigma machine simulator http://ricks-thoughts.denhaven2.com/imitation-enigma on sale this week for less than 1/10800 of this expected auction price!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3156554/Nazi-Enigma-machine-expected-sell-70-000.html

Don't have a spare £70,000, have I got a deal for you!

I recently released an iPad enigma machine simulator http://ricks-thoughts.denhaven2.com/imitation-enigma on sale this week for less than 1/10800 of this expected auction price!___

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2015-07-11 13:50:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Inspired by Alan Turing, I recently released an iPad enigma machine simulator http://ricks-thoughts.denhaven2.com/imitation-enigma

Inspired by Alan Turing, I recently released an iPad enigma machine simulator http://ricks-thoughts.denhaven2.com/imitation-enigma___

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2014-04-20 12:56:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Did you work out the back button focusing issue?

also I'm curious which of these 3rd party grips are compatible with an L-bracket from say Kirk or Really Right Stuff

Did you work out the back button focusing issue?

also I'm curious which of these 3rd party grips are compatible with an L-bracket from say Kirk or Really Right Stuff___

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2013-11-23 15:47:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 



I found it. The mystery Sydney Newman car from "An Adventure in Space and Time" is a Jensen 541!

The trick was to Google the number plate "YKX 257".

#DoctorWho



I found it. The mystery Sydney Newman car from "An Adventure in Space and Time" is a Jensen 541!

The trick was to Google the number plate "YKX 257".

#DoctorWho___

2013-11-23 04:15:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So what kind of car was that that Sydney Newman arrived in at the BBC near the beginning of "An Adventure in Space and Time?"

It looked like a cross between a Mercedes 300SL and an Aston Martin
#doctorwho

So what kind of car was that that Sydney Newman arrived in at the BBC near the beginning of "An Adventure in Space and Time?"

It looked like a cross between a Mercedes 300SL and an Aston Martin
#doctorwho___

2013-10-11 03:02:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sad news. Scott Carpenter has died. John Glenn is now the last survivor of the Mercury Seven.

Godspeed , Scott Carpenter!

Sad news. Scott Carpenter has died. John Glenn is now the last survivor of the Mercury Seven.

Godspeed , Scott Carpenter!___

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2013-10-10 16:42:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So, shouldn't it just be "Tree Tower?"

So, shouldn't it just be "Tree Tower?"___

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2013-06-02 14:55:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So maybe the next doctor should be a woman.

How about Jane Seymour, she's British, and she's already played a Doctor! <G>

So maybe the next doctor should be a woman.

How about Jane Seymour, she's British, and she's already played a Doctor! <G>___

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2013-06-02 01:27:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Flash Speed and Power

Hi,  In the most recent episode of #KelbyTV  s Photography Tips & Tricks, +RC Concepcion had an interesting look at the motion stopping capabilities of different flash units.

He compared the Yongnuo YN560-II (which happens to be the strobe I own) to an Ellinchrom studio flash.

He showed that at full power the little Yongnuo strobe it couldn't stop the motion of a spinning card. He did say at full power, but it was subtle and I didn't hear that until I'd already run these experiments and listened to the show again.

I wanted to use a more controllable subject than a hand-flipped card.  I happen to have a small lathe, so I decided to use that.  Here are a series of photos, have a look at the captions and notes.

The studio flash didn't actually completely eliminate motion blur, to my eye it was abit ... more »

Flash Speed and Power

Hi,  In the most recent episode of #KelbyTV  s Photography Tips & Tricks, +RC Concepcion had an interesting look at the motion stopping capabilities of different flash units.

He compared the Yongnuo YN560-II (which happens to be the strobe I own) to an Ellinchrom studio flash.

He showed that at full power the little Yongnuo strobe it couldn't stop the motion of a spinning card. He did say at full power, but it was subtle and I didn't hear that until I'd already run these experiments and listened to the show again.

I wanted to use a more controllable subject than a hand-flipped card.  I happen to have a small lathe, so I decided to use that.  Here are a series of photos, have a look at the captions and notes.

The studio flash didn't actually completely eliminate motion blur, to my eye it was a bit blurrier here than the 1/4 power shot with the YN560-II.

So the little strobe actually does a pretty good job if you don't need more light than a reduced power setting gives.___

2013-06-01 23:34:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Certainly big Doctor Who news today.

Actually 3 seasons as the Doctor is pretty close to the average.  between classic and new who, there have been 33 series of TV and 1 TV movie.  So right around 3 series on average for the 11 Doctors.

1st Doctor 3 series + 1 story
2nd Doctor 4-6 3 series - 1 story
3rd Doctor 7-11  5 series
4th Doctor 12-18 7 series
5th Doctor 19-21 3 series - 1 episode
6th Doctor 21-23 2 series + 1 episode
7th Doctor 24-26 3 series
8th Doctor 1 movie
9th Doctor 1 series
10 Doctor 3 series + specials
11 Doctor 3 series + specials

So Doctors 8 and 9 balanced out Doctors 3 and 4 every other Doctor ran just about 3 series.

Certainly big Doctor Who news today.

Actually 3 seasons as the Doctor is pretty close to the average.  between classic and new who, there have been 33 series of TV and 1 TV movie.  So right around 3 series on average for the 11 Doctors.

1st Doctor 3 series + 1 story
2nd Doctor 4-6 3 series - 1 story
3rd Doctor 7-11  5 series
4th Doctor 12-18 7 series
5th Doctor 19-21 3 series - 1 episode
6th Doctor 21-23 2 series + 1 episode
7th Doctor 24-26 3 series
8th Doctor 1 movie
9th Doctor 1 series
10 Doctor 3 series + specials
11 Doctor 3 series + specials

So Doctors 8 and 9 balanced out Doctors 3 and 4 every other Doctor ran just about 3 series.___

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2013-06-01 18:10:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Slots are going fast in +Chrysta Rae 's Summer Scavenger hunt.

You need to sign up on her original post.

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL 2013 SUMMER ROUND SIGN UP
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open) I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately a month).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level, as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
To get you using your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yourself to try.
Take a good look at the photos below to see examples of just how easy, or how technical it can be. Just work on pushing yourself. 

During the course of the month, you will make friends,
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of this amazing community.

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, " I'M IN "
And you will be registered.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments.

I will only enter ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered. 
(This is the only way I can keep track of the 500 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up. Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate, not just because you see everyone else doing it.

I can't wait to spend the summer with you!!!!

And with that - (like any of you even read this) - let the registration BEGIN!!  *bounces around room*

(This image below was shots from the "BROWN" category from the last round. Images taken by +Jeff Landenberger, +Ali Zaidi, +Bethany DiTecco, +Chris Chabot, +Allison Knights, +Andrew Caldwell, +Beata Obrzut, +Derek Kind, and +Karl Geiger )___Slots are going fast in +Chrysta Rae 's Summer Scavenger hunt.

You need to sign up on her original post.

2013-05-29 23:15:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I'm mentioned that I've been working through all of the classic Who TV stories in order.

Today I watched "The Pirate Planet", the first of three stories written by Douglas Adams.

Near the very end, I noticed that the "bridge" set contained what had to be the main instrument panel from an Apollo Command module.

I googled, and I can't seem to find any mention of this.

Not the first time Apollo hardware has featured in both classic and new Who.  Of course "The Impossible Astronaut", "Day of the Moon" and "The Wedding of River Song" had strong references to Apollo, but in at least two cases NASA stock footage of a Saturn V launch appeared in classic Who episodes for the launch of rockets which in other settings, looked nothing like a Saturn V.

I'm mentioned that I've been working through all of the classic Who TV stories in order.

Today I watched "The Pirate Planet", the first of three stories written by Douglas Adams.

Near the very end, I noticed that the "bridge" set contained what had to be the main instrument panel from an Apollo Command module.

I googled, and I can't seem to find any mention of this.

Not the first time Apollo hardware has featured in both classic and new Who.  Of course "The Impossible Astronaut", "Day of the Moon" and "The Wedding of River Song" had strong references to Apollo, but in at least two cases NASA stock footage of a Saturn V launch appeared in classic Who episodes for the launch of rockets which in other settings, looked nothing like a Saturn V.___

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2013-05-29 22:40:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ruby

+Chrysta Rae recently posted a photo of her and her Canine photo assisstant, I mentioned in a comment to that post that +Deborah Deck DeNatale and I recently became the "parents" of a puppy.

This is Ruby now a 6 month old American Bully.  She's cute and knows it and gets away with murder.  For example, less than a week after I got my new 15" Retina MacBook Pro, she found the power adapter and killed it with her teeth, and that's just one story.

But we love her to pieces.

Ruby

+Chrysta Rae recently posted a photo of her and her Canine photo assisstant, I mentioned in a comment to that post that +Deborah Deck DeNatale and I recently became the "parents" of a puppy.

This is Ruby now a 6 month old American Bully.  She's cute and knows it and gets away with murder.  For example, less than a week after I got my new 15" Retina MacBook Pro, she found the power adapter and killed it with her teeth, and that's just one story.

But we love her to pieces.___

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2013-05-27 15:05:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Memorial Day

Memorial Day___

2013-05-23 18:41:34 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I just watched "The Name of the Doctor" for the third time, and have some thoughts.

There has been a lot of discussion here and elsewhere about where the John Hurt "Doctor" fits in.  Many seem to be taking the theory that he was between the 8th and 9th doctors, which would mean that

1) Ecclestone was really the 10th, Tennant the 11th and Smith the 12th. and
2) The Doctor would only have 1 more of his 12 regenerations left.

I don't think either is true, independently of each other.

Let's take the second one first.  Moffat has already said that the 12 regeneration limit is not unsurmountable, and there has already been evidence that previous Time Lords (and Ladys perhaps) have been granted additional regenerations.

Doctor Who, and other SF/Fantasy/Fictional universes are never truly logically consistent.  They don'tfo... more »

I just watched "The Name of the Doctor" for the third time, and have some thoughts.

There has been a lot of discussion here and elsewhere about where the John Hurt "Doctor" fits in.  Many seem to be taking the theory that he was between the 8th and 9th doctors, which would mean that

1) Ecclestone was really the 10th, Tennant the 11th and Smith the 12th. and
2) The Doctor would only have 1 more of his 12 regenerations left.

I don't think either is true, independently of each other.

Let's take the second one first.  Moffat has already said that the 12 regeneration limit is not unsurmountable, and there has already been evidence that previous Time Lords (and Ladys perhaps) have been granted additional regenerations.

Doctor Who, and other SF/Fantasy/Fictional universes are never truly logically consistent.  They don't follow a script written long ago, the story gets made up as the creators go along, and maybe try to maintain as much consistency as they are humanly possible of. Although often 'canon' is changed for reasons of enabling the story to procede and/or because of human fallibility.  Writing such fiction is, like the Doctor's time stream, damaging, causing rips and tears.

I've been watching all of the classic Dr Who shows from the beginning for most of this year.   I'm now in the 4th doctor years, and recently watched "The Brain of Morbius"  which ends with the Doctor having a mental wrestling match with Morbius, a renegade time lord.  In the battle different incarnations are shown, some of these are clearly the Doctor, we see the 3rd, the 2nd and the 1st in succession.  But there are faces before the 1st Doctor, some of which may have been Morbius but while they keep going back, and before Morbius 'melts down' from the battle, he calls out to the Doctor "How long have you Lived?"

This story appeared before the first mention of a limit of 12 regenerations, which was first mentioned in "The Deadly Assassin" which aired during the next season.  Philip Hinchcliffe, the producer of "Morbius" is quoted as saying "it is true to say that I attempted to imply that William Hartnell was not the first Doctor"

At the end of "The Name of the Doctor" before Hurt turns around, and Clara says "who's that?"  the Doctor says "He's me. It's only me here, let's get back."  she then says "I never saw that one, I saw all of them, eleven faces, one of them was you, you're the eleventh Doctor." to which the Doctor replies, "I said he was me, I never said he was the Doctor."

So I think that Hurt is the pre-Doctor, the Time Lord before Hartnell, who did something horrible, and regenerated into Hartnell, who took the name The Doctor, the first Doctor, and stole the Tardis.___

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2013-05-20 22:53:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Puckett Cabin - Blue Ridge Parkway

I shot this on the, long, way home from Photoshop World in Orlando.  

This is the former home of "Aunt" Orlena Hawks Puckett (1837-1939), who became a midwife after age 50, attending the delivery of over 1000 babies on or near the crest of the Blue Ridge, up to the year she died at age 101 or maybe 102.

You can purchase a print of this image at http://bit.ly/Z8YP3V

#hdr #blueridgeparkway  

Puckett Cabin - Blue Ridge Parkway

I shot this on the, long, way home from Photoshop World in Orlando.  

This is the former home of "Aunt" Orlena Hawks Puckett (1837-1939), who became a midwife after age 50, attending the delivery of over 1000 babies on or near the crest of the Blue Ridge, up to the year she died at age 101 or maybe 102.

You can purchase a print of this image at http://bit.ly/Z8YP3V

#hdr #blueridgeparkway  ___

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2013-05-19 19:55:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here are more of the photos I took at the Orlando Photoshop World Photo Safari to Fantasy of flight.

Prints of these and others of my images can be obtained at my site http://photos.denhaven2.com

Here are more of the photos I took at the Orlando Photoshop World Photo Safari to Fantasy of flight.

Prints of these and others of my images can be obtained at my site http://photos.denhaven2.com___

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2013-05-09 18:36:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Since +Tamara Pruessner has been sharing before and after images. I thought I'd take a chance and de/re-construct one of my recent images which got some attention on 500px.  I'm showing snapshots of the PSD file, layer by layer

The album contains

1) The final image

2) The original image as captured as a RAW file and processed by ACR/Lightroom.

3) The original image copied to a new layer (by Cmd-J, probably the most-used PS command).  I then used a variety of retouching tools, like the spot healing brush and the patch tool, to eliminate some of the major distractions.  Note that I've lost part of the plane in this layer.

4) A copy of that layer with the oil paint filter applied.  

5) The next step was to copy the original image, and move it to the top of the layer stack, then apply a mask to only show the plane, allowing the'... more »

Since +Tamara Pruessner has been sharing before and after images. I thought I'd take a chance and de/re-construct one of my recent images which got some attention on 500px.  I'm showing snapshots of the PSD file, layer by layer

The album contains

1) The final image

2) The original image as captured as a RAW file and processed by ACR/Lightroom.

3) The original image copied to a new layer (by Cmd-J, probably the most-used PS command).  I then used a variety of retouching tools, like the spot healing brush and the patch tool, to eliminate some of the major distractions.  Note that I've lost part of the plane in this layer.

4) A copy of that layer with the oil paint filter applied.  

5) The next step was to copy the original image, and move it to the top of the layer stack, then apply a mask to only show the plane, allowing the 'oil-painted' background to show through.

6) The next step is subtle.  I found the reflection of the orange towbar in the highly polished aluminum fuselage distracting, so I added a new empty layer  at the top of the stack and wiped out the reflection with the spot healing brush.

7) A last subtlety.  I added a brightness/contrast adjustment layer just above the oil paint layer to brighten the background up a bit. This is once again the final edit.

I like this trick of compositing an image over an altered version of itself.___

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2013-05-09 15:53:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I just watched a recent episode of +Trey Ratcliff and the gangs "Trey's Variety Hour" discussing "Gear vs Post-Processing"

There was a great deal of discussion of how many photographers manipulated photos before Photoshop.  Ansel Adams being a prime example.

I was interested when +Karen Hutton used Maggie Taylor as an example of masterful Photoshop work.  Maggie does composites often using objects captured with a flat bed camera.  Maggie is the 3rd wife of Jerry Uelsmann who is nearly 30 years owner than she.

I've been a fan of Jerry Uelsmann's since the 1970s.

Uelsmann http://www.uelsmann.net/ is a master of doing composites with multiple film negatives, using a combination of sandwiching film, and multiple print exposures with masks.  He had his first exhibit at MOMA in New York in 1967.

Lynda.com has adocume... more »

I just watched a recent episode of +Trey Ratcliff and the gangs "Trey's Variety Hour" discussing "Gear vs Post-Processing"

There was a great deal of discussion of how many photographers manipulated photos before Photoshop.  Ansel Adams being a prime example.

I was interested when +Karen Hutton used Maggie Taylor as an example of masterful Photoshop work.  Maggie does composites often using objects captured with a flat bed camera.  Maggie is the 3rd wife of Jerry Uelsmann who is nearly 30 years owner than she.

I've been a fan of Jerry Uelsmann's since the 1970s.

Uelsmann http://www.uelsmann.net/ is a master of doing composites with multiple film negatives, using a combination of sandwiching film, and multiple print exposures with masks.  He had his first exhibit at MOMA in New York in 1967.

Lynda.com has a documentary about Uelsmann and Taylor called "Jerry and Maggie: This is not Photography" which contains an interview with Russell Brown of Adobe in which he relates that when Adobe came out with the first version of Photoshop with layers, they commissioned Uelsmann to use it to see what he could do.  They provided him with the software, a computer and a printer.  He was too committed to film to take to it, but Maggie took over the equipment and the rest is history.

In the same vein. There is an exhibit called "Faking It: Manipulated Photographs Before Photoshop" which was first shown at the Metropolitan museum of art, and just ended a run at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. Where I just caught it.  It is moving to Houston on June 2.  The exhibit shows that people were doing a form of HDR with multiple paper negatives in the 19th century to get landscapes with both earth and sky detail, and covers the history of such 'post-processing' from the earliest days of photography until the advent of digital photography and Photoshop.  The catalog is well worth the cost http://www.amazon.com/Faking-Manipulated-Photography-Photoshop-Metropolitan/dp/0300185014___

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2013-05-07 03:16:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One of my photos from the Photoshop World Photo Safari to Fantasy of Flight made the popular and upcoming lists on 500px,

One of my photos from the Photoshop World Photo Safari to Fantasy of Flight made the popular and upcoming lists on 500px,___

2013-05-01 20:08:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Watching #thegridlive  to see where Adobe is going for photographers

Watching #thegridlive  to see where Adobe is going for photographers___

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2013-04-29 19:03:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

for #photographingphotographers    curated by +Thorsten von Eyb  and +Michael Rutta

+Frank Doorhof does a bit of concert photography at the After Hours Party at Photoshop world a couple of weeks ago. #psw2013

for #photographingphotographers    curated by +Thorsten von Eyb  and +Michael Rutta

+Frank Doorhof does a bit of concert photography at the After Hours Party at Photoshop world a couple of weeks ago. #psw2013___

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2013-04-28 17:47:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Photos from the After Hours Party at last weeks Photoshop World #psw2013

Photos from the After Hours Party at last weeks Photoshop World #psw2013___

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2013-04-28 16:56:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We just got back from a trip to Photoshop World, then the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah Valley, and Washington DC on our circuitous way back home.

Fodder for a series of articles on my photo blog.

#psw2013   #aircraftphotography  

We just got back from a trip to Photoshop World, then the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah Valley, and Washington DC on our circuitous way back home.

Fodder for a series of articles on my photo blog.

#psw2013   #aircraftphotography  ___

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2013-04-19 15:07:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

At #psw13 about to learn about social networking with +Scott Kelby +RC Concepcion and +glynn dewis

At #psw13 about to learn about social networking with +Scott Kelby +RC Concepcion and +glynn dewis___

2013-04-12 16:41:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Okay I'm looking for advice on where to photograph in and around

* Beaufort SC
* Savannah GA
* St Augustine FL

Okay I'm looking for advice on where to photograph in and around

* Beaufort SC
* Savannah GA
* St Augustine FL___

2013-04-12 15:25:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've been working through classic Who from the beginning for the past month or so. Currently on episode 5 of "the War Games."

I'm going to miss the second Doctor, but thankful no more telesnap reconstructions of lost episodes. And I'm still wondering about Jamie wearing a wristwatch. Did I miss something here?

I've been working through classic Who from the beginning for the past month or so. Currently on episode 5 of "the War Games."

I'm going to miss the second Doctor, but thankful no more telesnap reconstructions of lost episodes. And I'm still wondering about Jamie wearing a wristwatch. Did I miss something here?___

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2013-04-08 00:30:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Saw a great exhibition at Duke University's Nasher Museum this afternoon. The thesis of the exhibit is that photographs are never as objective and truthful as conventional wisdom holds. "Understanding of photographic media suffers from the long-standing myth that a camera is an ‘innocent eye’ that transparently records an image of the world as if through an open window."

Photographers with works on display include some who would be obvious to show manipulated work, Jerry Uelsmann, for example, and others usually viewed as exemplars of objective realism, like Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Other favorites of mine represented included Robert Franks, Sally Mann, and Minor White.

Well worth a visit if you can make it.

Saw a great exhibition at Duke University's Nasher Museum this afternoon. The thesis of the exhibit is that photographs are never as objective and truthful as conventional wisdom holds. "Understanding of photographic media suffers from the long-standing myth that a camera is an ‘innocent eye’ that transparently records an image of the world as if through an open window."

Photographers with works on display include some who would be obvious to show manipulated work, Jerry Uelsmann, for example, and others usually viewed as exemplars of objective realism, like Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Other favorites of mine represented included Robert Franks, Sally Mann, and Minor White.

Well worth a visit if you can make it.___

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2013-04-07 23:20:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Aragorn, You Don't Happen to Know the Timelord word for "Friend" Do You?"

#lotrhumor   #doctorwho  

Aragorn, You Don't Happen to Know the Timelord word for "Friend" Do You?"

#lotrhumor   #doctorwho  ___

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2013-03-24 19:26:53 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Okay, here's my first volley in this game.

Okay, here's my first volley in this game.___

2013-03-24 18:50:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Anyone else going to Photoshop World?

I'm excited to be going to my first PSW in Orlando in just 3 weeks.  My wife and I went up to DC last spring, but only went to the expo.  This is my first time going to the full conference.

If you're going, particularly if I don't already know that you're going, feel free to comment here, maybe we can get together.

Anyone else going to Photoshop World?

I'm excited to be going to my first PSW in Orlando in just 3 weeks.  My wife and I went up to DC last spring, but only went to the expo.  This is my first time going to the full conference.

If you're going, particularly if I don't already know that you're going, feel free to comment here, maybe we can get together.___

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2013-03-24 01:38:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Rick DeNatale was tagged in Rick DeNatale's album.

Rick DeNatale was tagged in Rick DeNatale's album.___

2013-03-24 01:37:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

2013-02-27 13:53:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hi,

I'd already posted this to my photographer circles, before +Windy Sawczyn invited me to this group, so I'm re-sharing it here.

I'm planning to drive back and forth between Wake Forest (the town north of Raleigh, not the Universty) and Orlando in mid-April so that I can attend Photoshop World.

I'm looking for suggestions of a few places to stop on the way down and back which are photogenic, particularly places I haven't yet been.  I've already been to Charleston, I'm thinking Savannah, and maybe St. Aug.  Any comments on those or other suggestions would be welcome.  We could come back either via I-95 again, or if there are interesting places via I-75 through Macon and Atlanta.  Any and all ideas would be welcome.

Hi,

I'd already posted this to my photographer circles, before +Windy Sawczyn invited me to this group, so I'm re-sharing it here.

I'm planning to drive back and forth between Wake Forest (the town north of Raleigh, not the Universty) and Orlando in mid-April so that I can attend Photoshop World.

I'm looking for suggestions of a few places to stop on the way down and back which are photogenic, particularly places I haven't yet been.  I've already been to Charleston, I'm thinking Savannah, and maybe St. Aug.  Any comments on those or other suggestions would be welcome.  We could come back either via I-95 again, or if there are interesting places via I-75 through Macon and Atlanta.  Any and all ideas would be welcome.___

2013-02-03 20:51:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Having just discovered another one. I struck me how many fabulous photographers who happen to be Canadian women.

Having just discovered another one. I struck me how many fabulous photographers who happen to be Canadian women.___

2013-01-13 02:06:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

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2013-01-07 21:31:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Variations on a Selfy

I recently got some off-camera flash, and played around with it.

Then I picked one and did a few variations.

A blue-eyed version of myself.
A monochrome version with split-toning
The 'original' color version.

Variations on a Selfy

I recently got some off-camera flash, and played around with it.

Then I picked one and did a few variations.

A blue-eyed version of myself.
A monochrome version with split-toning
The 'original' color version.___

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2013-01-01 23:23:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I picked up the recent book about Ansel Adams, a long time photographic hero of mine. I love this book and just published a review and my ideas of how he might be using today's technology.

I picked up the recent book about Ansel Adams, a long time photographic hero of mine. I love this book and just published a review and my ideas of how he might be using today's technology.___

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2012-12-31 21:56:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You know you want this.  I do.

You know you want this.  I do.___

2012-12-30 13:16:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

 My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.

I've cleared out a few profiles that I found to be too spammish.

#circleshare #photographers #photography

 My general photography circle has been updated.  If you're a photographer of any type and would like to be in this circle, please leave a comment.  I will check your stream for original images (original meaning they are your images) and add you if appropriate.

I've cleared out a few profiles that I found to be too spammish.

#circleshare #photographers #photography___

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2012-12-23 19:08:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I hear snowmen are coming!

Merry Christmas everyone.  :)___I hear snowmen are coming!

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2012-12-23 19:07:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I decided to open a 500px account.

I decided to open a 500px account.___

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2012-12-21 14:16:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Wonderful combination of writing, photography, video, and web technologies, to tell a tragic story.

Wonderful combination of writing, photography, video, and web technologies, to tell a tragic story.___

2012-12-20 20:03:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Whoever decided to make me a moderator without asking me. Please undo it. I barely have time to pay any attention to this let alone moderate.

Whoever decided to make me a moderator without asking me. Please undo it. I barely have time to pay any attention to this let alone moderate.___

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2012-12-20 00:08:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So here's what I don't understand.

Right before a U.S. Holiday, this guy's brother sends an email "explaining" that SmugMug was jacking the subscription prices way up because storage of photos was costing so much.  But for those who were trying to sell photos at a profit on SmugMug rather than those who were using it as backup storage for lots and lots of photos, even though they themselves take a cut and  make a profit on photo sales.

Now, here the SmugMug "chief geek" is on a panel which is extolling how much companies like SmugMug can save on storage and compute using AWS.

I'm more convinced than ever that SmugMug tried to punish their best customers for SmugMugs historical business mistakes, and was justified for moving my business elsewhere.

http://photos.denhaven2.com/blog/2012/11/now-open-at-a-new-locationmore »

Here's the video from a great storage panel I was on at  +Amazon Web Services re:Invent Conference.  

Sorry the Q&A is missing (it was great), I'm asking AWS if they have it somewhere.  The moderator was very good about repeating questions, so it should be good video if it turns up.

My other session (where I'm the sole speaker):  https://plus.google.com/+DonMacAskill/posts/dtvhGtPrXcy

And slides from that session:  https://plus.google.com/116570889542655364711/posts/YQSVnBfNwSD___So here's what I don't understand.

Right before a U.S. Holiday, this guy's brother sends an email "explaining" that SmugMug was jacking the subscription prices way up because storage of photos was costing so much.  But for those who were trying to sell photos at a profit on SmugMug rather than those who were using it as backup storage for lots and lots of photos, even though they themselves take a cut and  make a profit on photo sales.

Now, here the SmugMug "chief geek" is on a panel which is extolling how much companies like SmugMug can save on storage and compute using AWS.

I'm more convinced than ever that SmugMug tried to punish their best customers for SmugMugs historical business mistakes, and was justified for moving my business elsewhere.

http://photos.denhaven2.com/blog/2012/11/now-open-at-a-new-location
The money I spent on SmugMug was flushed down the drain, oh well.

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2012-12-19 01:25:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Win a free +NAPP membership (or renewal) every minute on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30pm EST during our non-stop Photoshop NAPP-a-thon with +Scott Kelby, +Matt Kloskowski, +RC Concepcion, +Corey Barker, and +Pete Collins
*RSVP to enter to win and get an event reminder at: http://photoshopuser.com/webcasts/ *

With the addition of full-length classes and the ability to join +Adobe Creative Cloud without the prior CS version requirement, it's easy to see why NAPP is the place where everyone learns +Adobe Photoshop 

Win a free +NAPP membership (or renewal) every minute on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30pm EST during our non-stop Photoshop NAPP-a-thon with +Scott Kelby, +Matt Kloskowski, +RC Concepcion, +Corey Barker, and +Pete Collins
*RSVP to enter to win and get an event reminder at: http://photoshopuser.com/webcasts/ *

With the addition of full-length classes and the ability to join +Adobe Creative Cloud without the prior CS version requirement, it's easy to see why NAPP is the place where everyone learns +Adobe Photoshop ___

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2012-12-17 14:03:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Since it's #aviationmonday  by +Mike Criss I thought I'd share this image I captured at this years air show at Cherry Point M.C.A.S in Havelock, NC

it you are interested prints of this and some of my other images can be purchased  at http://photos.denhaven2.com  For aviation related photos the gallery is at http://photos.denhaven2.com/p129665166

Since it's #aviationmonday  by +Mike Criss I thought I'd share this image I captured at this years air show at Cherry Point M.C.A.S in Havelock, NC

it you are interested prints of this and some of my other images can be purchased  at http://photos.denhaven2.com  For aviation related photos the gallery is at http://photos.denhaven2.com/p129665166___

2012-12-10 13:10:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've got a question about something I seem to have forgotten how to do.

At the top of your home/stream page on G+ there is a list of buttons with a few circles, like "All", "Some Circle", "Some other circle", "More V"

The more button shows a list of all of your circles.  If you click on a button or pick a circle from the more list then only that circle will be shown.

Now, I know that at some point I picked which two of my circles were up there next to All, I'd like to change that, but I can't for the life of me figure out how.

Anyone know?

I've got a question about something I seem to have forgotten how to do.

At the top of your home/stream page on G+ there is a list of buttons with a few circles, like "All", "Some Circle", "Some other circle", "More V"

The more button shows a list of all of your circles.  If you click on a button or pick a circle from the more list then only that circle will be shown.

Now, I know that at some point I picked which two of my circles were up there next to All, I'd like to change that, but I can't for the life of me figure out how.

Anyone know?___

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