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Lady Fran W has been at 37 events

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Paul Pavlinovich23,636Each year I keep saying I'll get to Vivid Sydney but I never do. Well in 2015 I'm making this event so I'll have to. If you can join me please do. Accommodation expenses and transport will be up to you (hint stay in or near the cbd) be there for one or all days. I'll try and organise some Sydney photographers to host us Mexicans and I'll try and include a night trip to cockatoo island of it can be organised. Perhaps @113333047738251078279 might like to show us around or @106677033160092990257 do some light painting with us? Thanks to @107614843238833895006 for permission to use his image as the event header.Melbourne Photowalkers Go To Sydney Vivid 20152015-05-27 01:00:007  
Jeff Smith62,381Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 5, 2015 We are back! First thing you may notice is "Selfy" has become "Selfie", just a change to keep up with the more recognized spelling of selfie. A general theme for this week is *New Beginnings* , it's Spring and Selfie Sunday has returned so it seems to fit. If you can't stick to the theme no worries either, since we are freshly back and running any selfie you take is fine.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Mar. 30/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 6/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-05 03:00:0061  
Lady Fran W8,612✰ *Embrace your inner rainbow* ✰ Late last year Melbourne hosted the Colour Run. It's now been announced that we'll be at it again in March 2015.  *Tickets on sale NOW!* Become a VIP and you can score a sweet deal!  www.thecolorrun.com.au/#vip   _No actual running required!_ Bring the kids. Bring the whole family! Don't bring the dog though. Please feel free to share the event. Note: this is not an ideal venue for photography. As much as you dearly want to capture the colour and fun, the dust is the natural to your expensive gear. You also don't really want to be carrying heavy gear for the walk. Bring a cheap point and shoot, bring your phone, whack everything in zip-lock bags and just have fun!Colour Run - Melbourne2015-03-01 08:00:004  
Lady Fran W8,612It's the start of the year.  There are new people joining the MPW community every day.  There are members itching to get out and do something.  There has been a rotation of mods. It's White Night and we're all going to need a drink before embarking on chaos and mayhem.   Sooooo ... *let's get together, shake hands, have a drink and talk about the year ahead.* _Venue confirmed:_ Dumpling World 608 Collins Street Melbourne -Call for venue ideas:- -Venue to be confirmed but if you have any ideas then post away. Y&Js and Fed Square venues are convenient but being White Night these will probably be bursting at the seams and potentially hard for a group. Do you know of somewhere else in the CBD that may be a good spot to descend on? Suggestions welcomed.-  _White Night:_ There is no formal photowalk planned for WN as the environment is not conducive for large groups; however, if you wish to use this event as a meet up or tag along with others please feel free to do so.  _All welcome!_ Feel free to invite anyone who you think  may enjoy the fun.MPW 2015 hidey-ho there neighbour2015-02-21 19:30:0017  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636See @109173756154545584645​ for all the information you need. No formal photowalk as it's too hard to keep a group together. it's really worth your time coming in to the city. My plan is to do Princes Bridge for sunset then lay low until midnight when I'll start to cruise. This plan may change as WN is covering a bigger area this year.White Night Melbourne2015-02-21 19:00:0040  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636A disposable snap camera view of Australia Day in Melbourne. You're welcome to bring your digital or film camera along with your disposable snap camera for this photowalk day. We'll stalk and be part of the peoples parade then wander the king's domain for snaps, food, cars, music and of course people. Snap Happy Australia Day Photowalk2015-01-26 09:00:0023  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,659I'll be celebrating my 50th trip around Sol in January 2015 and I would very much enjoy your company. We'll be starting at 4ish in the afternoon and going on late into the evening with fire spinning and other light play once the darkness arrives. Please bring yourselves, your cameras, a favourite dish that you'd like to share with others, your favourite drinks and any spinning toys you may have.  And orbs.  Don't forget your orbs. We'll be gathering where Warragul Road and Beach Road meet, down on the beach around the shelter near  the pier and groyne. With many thanks to @111907656136306657088 for the banner for this event - I'm sure you'll recognise the fire spinner from our #BrunswalkWithFire  from 2013. The Rantz and the Mario will be doing special fire play - just because we can. More details as they happen to be known. PS - There are *_THREE_* pubs nearby.A Celebration of the end of the 50th trip around Sol2015-01-17 16:00:0034  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636Now that summer is nearly here I think it's time to return to St Kilda for a summer meander. Have some munchies before the walk. We'll have the usual wander and click but if anyone wants to wander with me I'm happy to explain what I'm doing and why. If the light and sea are favourable I'll be using black glass for long exposures near the pier. I may use it again at Luna Park to make people "go away" for the facade shot. Depends how much light there is. features will include - beach front walk - sunset by the pier - a visit to the penguins at the end of the pier - Luna Park after dark - The espy facade and the two esplanades https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z58dq65KDHgk.ka252xbBiZq4 Event updated with the meeting place (St Kilda Marina) and a link to the walk map.summer evening photo walk2014-12-05 19:00:0023  
Dots To Spots Printing569How well do you know the surrounding area you live in? Melbourne Photowalkers is a great community for organising and running photowalks in and around Melbourne. Many members of this community are not able to attend photowalks for various reasons. We have created this event to give everyone a chance to experience their own photowalk in your local or surrounding suburb you live in.    Try and capture something unique or unusual. Move out of your comfort zone and try to be creative.  Add a small description to your photo and you may encourage others to venture out and visit your local area and see what you have captured. The best photo of the event, as judged by @101195874114122388033 & @110748518838734204656 will receive a 20" x 30" (50x76cm) Print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper.   Everyone has two weeks to complete the photowalk and submit their photos. You are allowed to enter up to two photos each. Event dates. When: Wed 19 of Nov 14 End:    Wed 3rd of Dec 14 Rules. -- Processed photos allowed. -- Photos must be shot within a distance of 5km around your home.  (the house you spend 95% living and sleeping in).  -- Photos can only be taken between the event dates. -- 2 entries per person must be uploaded to this event page for judging. You must be a member of the Melbourne Photowalkers community and live in Victoria to enter this event. It is open to all ages and experience.How well do you know the surrounding area you live in?2014-11-19 17:00:0023  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636The Melbourne Zombie Shuffle is on again and Melbourne Photowalkers are going to shuffle alongside. Makeup is up to you. The shuffle meeting point is at Treasury Gardens at 11.00am. Photographers will meet on the Treasury steps at 10.45am then walk into the gardens to start the photography. The shuffle will move off at 12.00pm down Collins Street, Swanston Street then into the Alexandra Gardens where it will finish. *Please note that the Zombie Shuffle organisers have requested that photographers don't force the Zombies into bottlenecks breaking up the hoard.*Photo Shuffle For Melbourne Zombie Shuffle2014-10-11 02:00:0040  
Shawn Manaher61,164As statedTesting the lighting2014-07-30 00:46:185  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,659Ready for another spin?  Yeah - I thought you were. _I've had a change in plans: I'll be in Melbourne again sooner than expected.  Might as well have a bit of spin, yes?_ Come one - come all: you'll get to see @111907656136306657088 do her best not to become _BBQ Fran_ and as there are no bodies of water in the area so she won't be able to push me in the drink, though I'm sure she'll be able to convince me to have a drink. I look forward to seeing you there.Sunday Poi Play2014-05-11 16:00:0026  
Margaret Tompkins147,668*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. It can be Black and White or Sepia or any single color or tone.  No color photographs allowed.  It's the absence of color that we are featuring.   5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than February 3, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at February 5, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC and profiles with more than 1 million followers may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 7: Monochrome2014-01-27 22:00:00246  
Margaret Tompkins147,668*Landscape Photography Community:  For this contest, we feature the Sky!!*  General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and we are limiting this contest to members with less than one million followers. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph.  The SKY must be featured.  It can be daytime, night time, sunrise, sunset, or any time of day.  You must have a SKY element. 5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than January 20, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at January 22, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 6: Sky2014-01-13 22:00:00324  
Dots To Spots Printing569Merry Christmas and happy New Year. *Dots to Spots would like to thank everyone for supporting us over the past year. It's been a fantastic and very busy year* We couldn't think of a better time than Christmas to give away some prints. *The theme for this event is "Christmas"* *The 3 best photos of the event, as judged by the public will receive a 16" x 24" (40x60cm) Print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper delivered.* The 3 winners will be announced on the 7th of jan 2014 and have a choice of their own photo to print. The winners of the event have till the 14th of jan 2014 to send their selected photo to Dots to Spots for printing to redeem their prize. Event dates. *Start: 21st of dec13* *End:    30th of dec 13* Rules. -The photo must be taken between the event dates. -Processed photos allowed. -1 entry per person must be uploaded to this event page for judging. -Australian only event (the winning prints will be posted to Australian addresses) *-To participate, you must share this event publicly in your stream*  -If you haven't done so already, please follow Dots to spotsCelebrate Christmas2013-12-21 00:00:0046  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636The November event for your _spring carnival_. Really looking forward to your stuff.November #melbourneunearthed Challenge2013-11-28 13:00:0023  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636This is an informal photowalk after the Digital Show on Saturday Night. From Jeff's Shed we'll wander down to Webb Bridge on the South Side for some bridge and marina evening and night shots then make our way back along Southbank towards Swanston Street. We'll take dinner in the Crown food court. After dinner we'll complete our waterfront stroll along towards Flinders & Swanston where we'll head up around Hamer Hall and The Arts Centre down to NGV where we might play with the windows if they're still on when we get there then we'll finish up for the evening. No route map. No way points. No leaders. No formalities. No give-aways. No competitions. Just a good old fashioned photowalk with friends.Saturday Night River front Crawl and Dinner2013-09-14 17:30:0030  
Lady Fran W8,612*G+ Second Anniversary Photowalk - Melbourne* _*Michaels Exhibition - OPENING NIGHT*_ Come one, come all for opening night! Please do not hesitate to share this event. Invite your family and friends.  ------------------------------------------------------- _Exhibition dates:_ 2 August - 2 September 2013 _Opening night:_ Friday 9 August 2013 _Location:_ Michaels Gallery Level one Cnr Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne _Dress code:_ None  *Exhibitor flyer* http://goo.gl/HFOzpF ------------------------------------------------------- _Details on Michaels' website:_ http://goo.gl/Q52q5jG+ Second Anniversary Photowalk - Melbourne - Michaels Exhibition2013-08-09 17:30:0031  
paradigmblue8,262Welcome to #ParadigmShift #6 For #ParadigmShift #6 I'm sharing with you guys another one of my favourite images.  Back in early June, I was fortunate enough to be in Sydney on a week long work conference.  This just happened to tie in with the Vivid Sydney 2013 Festival.  For two weeks, the world renown Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge were lit up with all kinds of lights - it was a spectacular sight and event to attend.  I was really happy that I was able to escape at night on a few occasions after work and capture this event.  For my pics, visit my website here:  http://www.paradigmblue.org/website/portfolio/vivid-sydney/ After doing this for awhile, I decided to cross over the Harbour and venture out to the less crowded side at Milsons Point in North Sydney and look back towards the city.  It was so nice and peaceful on this side and the view was spectacular.  So I wanted to capture this feeling by taking an image directly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and capture some of the skyline.  And it's this image that will feature in #ParadigmShift #6 This #ParadigmShift will be different from others as it's a long exposure night shot - light is a scarce commodity with his image and it's what you'll do with it that'll make it pop!  I'll post the before and after shot below and you'll see that I opted for a crop guided by the rule of thirds.  As for you, do whatever floats your boat! Other details are: Filter: ND4 Shutter: 151 secs ISO: 100 F /13 Shot on a Canon 6D (24-105mm) - focal length @ 28mm So there is plenty to pull out of the RAW file (linked below).  As always, I look forward to your edits.  Please play by the rules :) The Rules Step 1 Share this event to your public stream.  Failure to do so will result in your image being removed. Step 2 If I'm not in your circles, add me - @116923280194426907545  Step 3 Sign into #ParadigmShift #6 with a short comment  Step 4 Download the straight out of the camera RAW file from the link below and edit to your liking.  The only restriction is to avoid Photoshop and create a composite image Step 5 Add your edit to the event by entering a comment and clicking on the camera icon to the right of the comment dialogue box.  You are free to enter multiple edits into the event. Step 6 Show your appreciation to others by +1'ing and commenting on their work.  It's all about having a bit of fun. Please note: 1. I still retain ownership of copyright on the image as I took it :) 2.  Please don't provide a link to the original RAW file in your posts. 3.  And in the words of @116009459840268115761   "it's worth reiterating that this is not to establish the right or wrong way of treating and image, but more an exercise in exploring how different individuals would interpret the treatment of an image." - Couldn't have said it better - so I won't :) The event is good to go as you're reading this so don't wait and get to it!  Ends on Sunday 28/07/2013 @ 9:00pm Australian Eastern time and the RAW ParadigmShift #62013-07-26 09:30:0037  
Dots To Spots Printing569How well do you know the surrounding area you live in? Melbourne Photowalkers is a great community for organising and running photowalks in and around Melbourne. Many members of this community are not able to attend photowalks for various reasons. We have created this event to give everyone a chance to experience their own photowalk in your *local or surrounding suburb you live in*.    Try and capture something unique or unusual. Move out of your comfort zone and try to be creative.  Add a small description to your photo and you may encourage others to venture out and visit your local area and see what you have captured. *The best photo of the event, as judged by +Charles Strebor  will receive a 20" x 30" (50x76cm) Print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper.*   Everyone has two weeks to complete the photowalk and submit their photos. You are allowed to enter up to two photos each. ( this will make it more difficult for +Charles Strebor to judge :) ) Event dates. *When: Today (22 of July 13)* *End:    Monday 5th of August.* Rules. Processed photos allowed. Photos must be shot within a distance of 5km around your home.  (the house you spend 95% living and sleeping in).  Photos can only be taken between the event dates. 2 entries per person must be uploaded to this event page for judging. You must be a member of the +Melbourne Photowalk community and live in Victoria to enter this event. It is open to all ages and experience. This link is for a google map created by @118387887168707366743 for people to add their photo location. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=204930565885876159876.0004e33c51fc368bc84f2 How well do you know the surrounding area you live in?2013-07-22 12:00:0043  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636Welcome to another wonderful and huge photowalk event. This walk will be in three parts and we're organising some special entry open building stuff. More details are now available on my blog http://photographersstudy.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/melbourne-photowalkers-google-2nd.html you can come to any combination of parts this is a long one there will be public transport short cuts built in to the route for those who don't want to or can't walk so far parking - we suggest parking near the end of whatever segment or segments you wish to take part in and using PT or car pooling to get to the segment start Walk start and group photo at The Astor organised by +Nat King  part 1 Windsor to South Yarra - buildings street and graf - map and test walk by +Margaret Wong with input from +Chris Leighton  and +Paul Francis  part 2 South Yarra to The Shrine - remembrance and parklands - map and walk test by +Margaret Wong including Shrine entry and photography organised by Marg too. part 3 The Shrine to the beach - parks lakes ducks sunset and of course sand - map and walk test by +Paul Pavlinovich with input and eatery chasing by +Nat King  All the graphics used within the event and within the blog are by the talented +Lady Fran W  the walk is public you don't need to be in our community to come note that printed maps won't be handed out this time as on previous walks I find them all over the place.g+ 2nd anniversary Photowalk Melbourne2013-06-29 01:45:00163  
AdWords2,626,046Alla fine di questo hangout, ti chiediamo per favore di rispondere al nostro velocissimo sondaggio: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rt_H02Q6MUYkXQYBlvQm-8IRs1A3bGTaRNGPd46JAaY/viewform --- L'11 giugno verrà completata la transizione di Google Shopping al modello commerciale in Italia. Quando la transizione sarà completa, le schede di prodotto gratuite non appariranno più su Google Shopping. Crediamo che questo nuovo modello, basato sugli annunci con scheda di prodotto, aiuterà i rivenditori di tutte le dimensioni a connettere i prodotti giusti con i clienti in tutto il mondo, ad aumentare i clic nei loro siti web, e a convertire più utenti in acquirenti. Registrati a questo hangout per apprendere come riuscire al meglio nella transizione.Transizione commerciale di Google Shopping in data 11 giugno2013-05-31 16:00:0063  
paradigmblue8,262EDIT:  This event is now closed.  A huge thanks to all who particiapted.  Be sure to add everyone below to your circles - they're all awesome :) Hi peeps, Welcome to #ParadigmShift #3 :) First of all, a massive THANK YOU to all who participated in #ParadigmShift #2 - it was so much fun seeing all the different post processing pics you came up with. For #ParadigmShift  #3, I'm choosing an image close to my heart.  A few weeks ago, my brother +Dave Tomek and I went on a photowalk around #PortMelbourne   #Australia  - such a beautiful place to photograph.  One of the best known locations is #PrincesPier  - it's an absolute photogs delight.  That is, if you manage to dodge all the fishermen and other photogs in the area :)  For the history of the place, check out the Wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princes_Pier The posts in the water are what used to be the extension of the original pier - it would've been huge as behind me still stands a rather large pier. The RAW file was taken during the blue hour: Filter: ND400 Shutter: 50 secs ISO: 50 F /13 Shot on a Canon 6D (24-104mm) - focal length @ 24mm So there is plenty to pull out of the RAW file (linked below).  As always, I look forward to your edits.  Please play by the rules :) The Rules - Share this event on your public stream.  My goal here is for all your circles to know about this and participate if they're interested.   - If the above is not done and a pic is submitted into the event, I have grounds to delete it.  That sounds harsh I know - but I want this thing to grow and get out there :)  It's a small thing to do for access to a RAW file to edit and submit. - Go nuts and edit, crop, process whatever floats your boat - bring out the best of the image according to how you see it.  But try to steer clear of using Photoshop to merge the image with others. - Please note, I still retain ownership of copyright on the image as I took it :) - Post you edit into the event using the "Add Photos" option in the upper right. - In addition to posting your edit into the event, post it on your public feed and tag me +paradigmblue so that I can find it.  Be sure to tag it with #ParadigmShift  - Please don't provide a link to the original RAW file in your public posts. - And in the words of +Debashis Talukdar " it's worth reiterating that this is not to establish the right or wrong way of treating and image, but more an exercise in exploring how different individuals would interpret the treatment of an image." - Couldn't have said it better - so I won't :) - The event is good to go as you're reading this so don't wait and get to it!  Ends on Sunday 05/05 and the RAW file will be deleted. - And most importantly have fun!  Be sure to add peeps who contribute to this into your circles - they're all awesome :) RAW FILE: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9MYbPF71WSeOXZ2T0h6RG1PQW8/edit?usp=sharing#ParadigmShift #32013-05-03 01:00:0043  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,659*First and Last Warning*: _There will be fire - your safety is your own responsibility_. I'd be chuffed if you would join me for a photo walkabout on Saturday, 27 April 2013 in Brunswick, Victoria. We will walk through a number of bluestone laneways, enjoying the street art and also stopping at a various locations for fire spinning and juggling by @111830327627461921997, @115027053902979628958 & @111514735588177976561. There are many pubs in the area and a decision (or decisions) regarding where to head to when the fire play has finished will be made during the walk. For those unable to arrive at the starting time, @111830327627461921997   will be broadcasting his location using Glympse (http://glympse.com/) so you can find the the group during the walk. Tripods are recommended for the fire play shooting as long exposure shots of 3 to 10 seconds are best for shooting this activity.  Recommendations for other camera settings will be offered at the time for those interested. http://goo.gl/tncmC  Brunswalk with Fire2013-04-27 16:00:0021  
Lady Fran W8,612*Your lovely hosts for this event will be:* @112471334785730222439  and @111907656136306657088  The effervescent @112471334785730222439 and I agreed that it is an important part of ANZAC Day to set aside some time to honour and respect all those lives touched by war and conflict. The Dawn Service at the Shrine is a beautiful and moving tribute to those who gave so much. Getting out of bed at a horrible hour, on what is normally a chilly April morning, is the very least of what we can do to pay our respects.  Following the somber tribute in the morning, we agreed that the call of coffee will be strong, and the need for food second most to that, and then ... the photographer in us all will be screaming to get out. Soooooo, we thought that we would plan a bit of a photowalk. The idea is as follows:  *Dawn - Service and sorrow* _6:00pm service_ This part of the morning will be purely about respect. This is not a photo opportunity, but a moment of reflection. Until the _Last Post_ and formal ceremony is complete, please avoid pulling your camera out. If you really can't hold back, then please arrange to get in early and capture the moment in private prior to the ceremony. The Shrine, the eternal flame, and the surrounding areas will be open and manned from very early.  *Meet up* _6:30am +/-_ ie after completion of the service 'Blue fountain' Corner of St Kilda Road and Southbank Blvd  Map ref: http://goo.gl/ClkBX *Coffee and feasting* _7:30am_ Following the dawn service, the intention is to hop a tram to Port Melbourne for a caffeine hit, and a hearty breakfast.  A table has been booked at _Cafe Zest_ for 7:30am  http://cafezest.webs.com/apps/location/ *Cameras at the ready* Once we are full charged, and our spirits a little higher, the intention is to spend the morning around Station and Princes Piers practicing some of our recent learning from the two ND/GND and long exposures events. Pack a tripod, filters, or any gear you want. A hat if the sun is looking like showing (someone, who shall remain nameless, did not do this last Saturday and may or may not have worn a microfibre cloth on ones head ... rumour has it ...), sunscreen etc. You know the routine.  _*EXECUTIVE SUMMARY*_ _Option A_ - Dawn Service > Meet > Breakfast (Port Melbourne) > Piers _Option B_ - Dawn Service > Meet > Breakfast (City) > Parade Please do not hesitate to invite others you feel may be interested. ANZAC Day Photowalk2013-04-25 05:30:0022  
paradigmblue8,262Hi guys, Following the fun we had with #ParadigmShift #1 (see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116923280194426907545/116923280194426907545/posts/MaFFcFyE1MX) I thought we may as well jump right into #2 :) Thank you to all the people who participated in #ParadigmShift  #1 - it was so interesting to see the way you guys approached post processing. For #ParadigmShift #2 I have a real treat for you guys.  It's my way of saying thanks to all of you who took the time to participate.  #2 will be a RAW file of one of my favourite pics - "underbelly of a bridge".  I chose this pic because I love it and can't wait to see what you guys come up with - going to be totally fun :) This time I'm setting this up as an event so you can upload your edits into the event so everyone can see what you guys came up with in one place. *The Rules* - Share this event on your public stream.  My goal here is for all your circles to know about this and participate if they're interested.   - If the above is not done and a pic is submitted into the event, I have grounds to delete it.  That sounds harsh I know - but I want this thing to grow and get out there :)  It's a small thing to do for access to a RAW file to edit and submit. - Go nuts and edit, crop, process whatever floats your boat - bring out the best of the image according to how you see it.  But try to steer clear of using Photoshop to merge the image with others. - Please note, I still retain ownership of copyright on the image as I took it :) - Post you edit into the event using the "Add Photos" option in the upper right. - In addition to posting your edit into the event, post it on your public feed and tag me +paradigmblue so that I can find it and tag it with #ParadigmShift - *with a link to the event - and not to the original RAW file.* - And in the words of +Debashis Talukdar " it's worth reiterating that this is not to establish the right or wrong way of treating and image, but more an exercise in exploring how different individuals would interpret the treatment of an image." - Couldn't have said it better - so I won't :) - The event is good to go as you're reading this so don't wait and get to it.  Ends next Friday and the RAW file will be deleted. - And most importantly have fun!  Be sure to add peeps who contribute to this into your circles - they're all awesome :) *RAW File* https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9MYbPF71WSeWnJZbHJ4ajF3MGM/edit?usp=sharing#ParadigmShift #22013-04-12 15:00:0014  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636Join us for another anniversary walk with all the usual and plenty of new faces from the Melbourne Photowalkers community. Walk starts and finishes at Collingwood Station. Food is available at The People's Market (expect to be there around 3pm) and after the official walk end at back near the town hall many of us will continue to the The Retreat Hotel for dinner and  beer. Here is the route https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212211852192101909727.0004d81878e69719df99d&msa=0&ll=-37.803952,144.990327&spn=0.016598,0.033023 It's not as long as it looks. Note I've changed the times to ensure we can get into The People's Market which is absolutely brilliant. We'll be going past loads of laneways with amazing street art which are not marked on the route (a few are). If you want to make your walk longer feel free to diverge down the laneways. Suggestions: . There is an urbex site - use commonsense and make your own choices . Down the laneways travel in at least pairs - this is a fairly dodgy place sometimes - this means you Margaret Wong!Google Anniversary Photowalk *COLLINGWALK*2013-03-23 03:00:0055  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/ A whole series of events, light show, fireworks, dance parties, arts running all night from 7pm on Sat 23rd of Feb through 7am the next morning. Come for part or all of the night. Time to pull an all nighter Melbourne Photowalkers! We will meet at Young and Jacksons upstairs for drinks and nibbles at 5.30pm. At 6.30pm we'll migrate to the Bells at the MCG end of Birrurung Marr on the North bank of the river for the *Bells Bells Bells* sound http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10116/bells-bells-bells After the sound show finishes we'll meander back through Birrurung Marr for the *Light Fantastic* http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10114/light-fantastic Each time we're near Princes Bridge we'll be viewing *OMBRES DE SCINTILLEMENT* http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10062/ombres-de-scintillement Next we'll cross over to the south bank of the river via Princes Bridge to capture the laser and light show bursting from the river *From The Deep* as the sun sets illuminating the city buildings behind the light show. http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10049/from-the-deep Within the same precinct there are *Spheres of Love* http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10010/spheres-of-love Next we'll head over the other side of Swanston St to see *LUMIÈRE SAUANT* light up the pedestrian bridge http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10063/lumi-re-sauante Next we'll go through Filnders St Station to see DeGraves Jazz perform for a bit then up into Flinders Lane behind St Pauls for *MARK 1:28* another light show http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10100/mark-1-28 Finally we'll head into St Paul's Cathedral for *PHOTON* a laser light show http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program/10064/photon That'll be about it for the official walk. I intend (if I'm not too rooted) to visit a few other attractions up the other end of the city including the torchlight tours of Melbourne Museum. There are extended public transport options in and out of the city on the night.White Night2013-02-23 09:00:0035  
Day in the life of G+5,959*Our 1/4 annual G+ LeapYear Day Photography Project*  Some of you may recall, last year we held the first ever A Day in the Life Photography Project,  _G+ LeapYear 2012 A day in the life of G+_ Our 1/4 annual G+ LeapYear Day Photography Project *Introduction* What is this Leap Year Project? A project to capture a small snippet of the lives and the world from the perspective of everyone here on G+. Everyone will take a picture of their small piece of the world on the 29th Feb 2012 and share it with the whole G+ community. This will create one never before seen photographic record of what the world looked like on one specific day in time. A record that forms a kind of time capsule that we can use to look back on one frozen moment in time. *How do I get Involved?* Simple: During the week of Feb.23 - Mar.1 2013 Take a Picture (or several) Upload that picture(s) to Google+ Share your picture(s) publicly Include the tag: #G+LeapYearDayProject2013 + Mention this page *What should the picture be of?* Absolutely anything, as long as it meets the terms of service of Google+ But if you want some inspiration please use any of the Daily Photography Themes The picture doesn't have to be some glorious ground-breaking event. The idea is to simply capture something going on around you at any point on that day. *Do I need to be a professional photographer?* No, this is for anyone to partake in More Information A G+ Community Photography Project Feb. 23 - Mar. 1 2013, *everyone* post a photo showing something that expresses you, how you see your world or G+.  Choose a specific time or just snap off a quick shot. Geo-Tag it so we can see where everyone is from (This is entirely optional). Have fun, no rules except, good taste, legal, and work safe please!*Our 1/4 annual G+ LeapYear Day Photography Project*2013-02-23 06:00:0022  
Melbourne Photowalkers1,234*UPDATE* Okaaaaay! I have just made an executive decision. Dictator FMW is stepping up.  I have just wandered through the city. It's hot and steamy and uncomfortable. It's been drizzling steadily all afternoon. According to the BoM tomorrow is expected to be scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning developing to heavy rainstorms and thunder in the afternoon.  Soooo, I looked for the nearest spot to our originally planned location, and that could seat 16+ people. Leave your picnic rugs and sausages at home I think folks. *NEW VENUE* - Transport in Fed Square. Table booked for midday under my name (Fran W).  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _Venue_ -Alexandra Gardens, by the banks of the Yarra- -See map for more specific location - http://goo.gl/APwsF- *Update - see above* This spot has both public bathrooms and BBQ facilities There are some picnic tables scattered around but limited. Being a popular picnic spot, and just a few weekends before Christmas, this location is likely to be uber popular. In order to stake our claim, it'll be worth having some people turn up early. _Catering_ BYO everything. Aim to please yourselves, but with the idea of being social, sharing/communal/etc.  _Other stuff_  - This is a family affair, bring your partner, spouse, kiddies for a day in the sun. - BYO rugs, tables, chairs, tents, whatever else one requires for the day.  - If you have a photowalk t-shirt, wear it! _Share the event_  As circulation of events is limited, please be sure to pass this on to others who may be interested. +Melbourne Photowalk Family Christmas Picnic2012-12-15 12:00:0020  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,693*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to the Friday Night edition of @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. For tonight's Friday Night Hack, we are serving up another nature shot to help all of us warm-weather fans forget that winter is rapidly approaching. To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag. Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.  This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5809004067811507618 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284 HACK THIS PHOTO - 11-09-2012 - The Friday Night Hack!2012-11-10 04:00:0037  
Melbourne Photowalkers1,234The Melbourne walk for the @112937644482715977442 is announced. Register quickly as there are only 50 places. Extra people are welcome but won't be able to submit images or enter the prize draw. This walk is Sat Oct 13 from 2pm to 4pm and begins at Federation Square and ends at the old Treasury Building. Of course being +Melbourne Photowalk there is bound to be a dedicated sunset group walking long into Sunday! Make sure you sign up on this place to enter the prize draw... don't just say "I'm going" to this event! http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/melbourne-vic-australia-federation-square/ Note that +Frank Yuwono has a Docklands walk in the wings too so keep an eye out. Be cool if yours was in the AM Frank, that way we can all do both :).Federation Square - Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk2012-10-13 14:00:0072  
Melbourne Photowalkers1,234*Please register here:* http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/docklands-vic-australia-docklands/ *Proposed route:* http://goo.gl/rWxsn Please feel free to make any suggestions of spots you may like to include in the walk.  Also note, there is an ongoing *'part II'* to this walk in the afternoon (2:00pm - 4:00pm). Details can be found here:  http://goo.gl/XaEmYWorldwide Photowalk 2012: Docklands, VIC.2012-10-13 10:00:0070  
Paul Pavlinovich23,636This is a @108788369888910953749  event. We'll be meeting up at the angel, dog, horse or WTF the thing is in Birrarung Marr Park. For those unfamiliar with the area I''' meet people at the corner of Batman Ave and Flinders St at 6.15pm to walk down. We'll be shooting the sunset (hope for a good one!) then wandering along the North bank of the mighty brown slug until we reach the pedestrian bridge at Flinders St Station where we'll cross to the South Bank for more wandering. I'm certain there will be beer and ice-cream involved.Post WWPW Walk...2012-10-13 09:30:0017  
Photo Processing Challenge381*Photo Processing Challenge 4/2012 is starting now* Some people have already asked about the next challenge and here we go! Previous photo was a little bit "full of nothing", but this time you really need to use your skills to make this look great! This is a photo of a museum steam engine shot during our National Railways museum train day 2012. The train is so beautiful but the landscape not so you have a possibility to make it look totally different if you feel so - or leave it as is and just process the whole photo look more natural. It's all up to you to decide! We've had some feedback and people were hoping to be able to download the JPG version of the photo. This time it's possible so check carefully whether you want to download the DNG version or the JPG version. As always, we're hoping that you also take some time to comment and "plus" other's photos - and *_do not forget to explain how you built your version of the photo!_* Have fun! Curators @102757736811607251981 and @104432369852747328665   Download links: JPG version https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8dHcC1IPKkwZ0ttM1RSdlFHSkU DNG version https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8dHcC1IPKkwZmY2Tk40SWxzbW8Photo Processing Challenge 4/20122012-10-03 09:00:0041  
Jeff Smith62,381Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is 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* 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 Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Melbourne Photowalkers1,234*Come join us for brunch and photos!* Our very own @104704804876934320574 will be exhibiting her work at Mr Burch (http://mrburch.com.au/) in the month of August. The cafe is open until 3:00pm on weekends. So let's make an event of it. Come, eat, drink, be merry and take in the imagery at your leisure.  If people are still keen, and feel like walking off brunch, then perhaps an impromptu photowalk of the local area will follow (after we're kicked out of the cafe).  FMWCrowdification Day2012-08-18 11:30:0017  

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2016-01-23 11:37:21 (30 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Android Wear - your preference
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So tell me your thoughts; Android Wear.
There are so many options out there. What is on your wish list? 

Note: This poll focuses specifically on devices with the Android Wear OS, and that are currently available. There's always going to be something shinier and newer just around the corner. A line had to be drawn somewhere. 

Oh bugger, I ran out of poll options; the longer list includes:
- Moto 360
- LG Urbane
- Huawei W1
- Asus Zen 2
- LG G R
- LG G
- Sony SmartWatch 3
- Fossil Q Founder



#Android #AndroidWear #Watch #Watches #SmartWatches #Moto360 #LG #Huawei #Asus #AsusZen #Sony #Fossil


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2016-02-08 04:29:06 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

This is what happens when you reply to spam email
~ James Veitch (aka Kit Kat)

Link - https://go.ted.com/Cuzn

#TED 

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2016-01-17 22:16:46 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

Monday morning
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Even a zombie has to work.


#zombies #zombieshuffle #zombieshufflemelbourne #monday #work

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2016-02-12 06:10:15 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

🍸 Kicking off the weekend.
Espresso martinis should do the trick. 

🍸 Kicking off the weekend.
Espresso martinis should do the trick. ___

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2016-02-12 01:34:13 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Well that's new...

Well that's new...___

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2016-02-12 00:19:37 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

OK do this
Android beta now launched!
Google Play link - https://goo.gl/zIu290



#okdothis #photography #android #apps



OK do this
Android beta now launched!
Google Play link - https://goo.gl/zIu290



#okdothis #photography #android #apps

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2016-02-11 22:57:35 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Waiting
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The weekend draws ever closer. Just waiting now for that wonderful moment on a Saturday morning when the alarm doesn't go off.




#waiting #weekend #melbourne #street #streetphotography #monochrome #bw

Waiting
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The weekend draws ever closer. Just waiting now for that wonderful moment on a Saturday morning when the alarm doesn't go off.




#waiting #weekend #melbourne #street #streetphotography #monochrome #bw___

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2016-02-11 22:18:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Damn that's awesome.
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Mind blowing stuff. "we just observed a new physical phenomenon for the first time, and confirmed the last major part of Einstein's theory" ... How can one not be in awe of that?


H/t +Kim Flowers​

We have observed gravitational waves!

This morning, the LIGO observatory announced a historic event: for the very first time in history, we have observed a pair of black holes colliding, not by light (which they don't emit), but by the waves in spacetime itself that they form. This is a tremendously big deal, so let me try to explain why.

What's a gravitational wave?

The easiest way to understand General Relativity is to imagine that the universe is a big trampoline. Imagine a star as a bowling ball, sitting in the middle of it, and a spaceship as a small marble that you're shooting along the trampoline. As the marble approaches the bowling ball, it starts to fall along the stretched surface of the trampoline, and curve towards the ball; depending on how close it passes to the ball and how fast, it might fall and hit it. 

If you looked at this from above, you wouldn't see the stretching of the trampoline; it would just look black, and like the marble was "attracted" towards the bowling ball.

This is basically how gravity works: mass (or energy) stretches out space (and time), and as objects just move in what looks like a straight path to them, they curve towards heavy things, because spacetime itself is bent. That's Einstein's theory of Relativity, first published in 1916, and (prior to today) almost every aspect of it had been verified by experiment.

Now imagine that you pick up a bowling ball and drop it, or do something else similarly violent on the trampoline. Not only is the trampoline going to be stretched, but it's going to bounce -- and if you look at it in slow-motion, you'll see ripples flowing along the surface of the trampoline, just like you would if you dropped a bowling ball into a lake. Relativity predicts ripples like that as well, and these are gravitational waves. Until today, they had only been predicted, never seen.

(The real math of relativity is a bit more complicated than that of trampolines, and for example gravitational waves stretch space and time in very distinctive patterns: if you held a T-square up and a gravitational wave hit it head-on,  you would see first one leg compress and the other stretch, then the other way round)

The challenge with seeing gravitational waves is that gravity is very weak (after all, it takes the entire mass of the Earth to hold you down!) and so you need a really large event to emit enough gravity waves to see it. Say, two black holes colliding off-center with each other.

So how do we see them?

We use a trick called laser interferometry, which is basically a fancy T-square. What you do is you take a laser beam, split it in two, and let each beam fly down the length of a large L. At the end of the leg, it hits a mirror and bounces back, and you recombine the two beams.

The trick is this: lasers (unlike other forms of light) form very neat wave patterns, where the light is just a single, perfectly regular, wave. When the two beams recombine, you therefore have two overlapping waves -- and if you've ever watched two ripples collide, you'll notice that when waves overlap, they cancel in spots and reinforce each other in spots. As a result, if the relative length of the legs of the L changes, the amount of cancellation will change -- and so, by monitoring the brightness of the re-merged light, you can see if something changed the length of one leg and not the other.

LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) consists of a pair of these, one in Livingston, Louisiana, and one in Hartford, Washington, three thousand kilometers apart. Each leg of each L is four kilometers long, and they are isolated from ambient ground motion and vibration by a truly impressive set of systems.

If a gravitational wave were to strike LIGO, it would create a very characteristic compression and expansion pattern first in one L, then the other. By comparing the difference between the two, and looking for that very distinctive pattern, you could spot gravity waves.

How sensitive is this? If you change the relative length of the legs of an L by a fraction of the wavelength of the light, you change the brightness of the merged light by a predictable amount. Since measuring the brightness of light is something we're really good at (think high-quality photo-sensors), we can spot very small fractions of a wavelength. In fact, the LIGO detector can currently spot changes of one attometer (10⁻¹⁸ of a meter), or about one-thousandth the size of an atomic nucleus. (Or one hundred-millionth the size of an atom!) It's expected that we'll be able to improve that by a factor of three in the next few years.

With a four-kilometer leg, this means that LIGO can spot changes in length of about one-quarter of a part in 10²¹. That's the resolution you need to spot events like this: despite the tremendous violence of the collision (as I'll explain in a second), it was so far away -- really, on the other end of the universe -- that it only created vibrations of about five parts in 10²¹ on Earth.

So what did LIGO see?

About 1.5 billion light years away, two black holes -- one weighing about 29 times as much as the Sun, the other 36 -- collided with  each other. As they drew closer, their gravity caused them to start to spiral inwards towards each other, so that in the final moments before the collision they started spinning around each other more and more quickly, up to a peak speed of 250 orbits per second. This started to fling gravity waves in all directions with great vigor, and when they finally collided, they formed a single black hole, 62 times the mass of the Sun. The difference -- three solar masses -- was all released in the form of pure energy.

Within those final few milliseconds, the collision was 50 times brighter than the entire rest of the universe combined. All of that energy was emitted in the form of gravitational waves: something to which we were completely blind until today.

Are we sure about that?

High-energy physics has become known for extreme paranoia about the quality of its data. The confidence level required to declare a "discovery" in this field is technically known as 5σ, translating to a confidence level of 99.99994%. That takes into account statistical anomalies and so on, but you should take much more care when dealing with big-deal discoveries; LIGO does all sorts of things for that. For example, their computers are set up to routinely inject false signals into the data, and they don't "open up the box" to reveal whether a signal was real or faked until after the entire team has finished analyzing the data. (This lets you know that your system would detect a real signal, and it has the added benefit that the people doing the data analysis never know if it's the real thing or not when they're doing the analysis -- helping to counter any unconscious tendency to bias the data towards "yes, it's really real!")

There are all sorts of other tricks like that, and generally LIGO is known for the best practices of data analysis basically anywhere. From the analysis, they found a confidence level of 5.1σ -- enough to count as a confirmed discovery of a new physical phenomenon.

(That's equal to a p-value of 3.4*10⁻⁷, for those of you from fields that use those)

So why is this important?

Well, first of all, we just observed a new physical phenomenon for the first time, and confirmed the last major part of Einstein's theory. Which is pretty cool in its own right.

But as of today, LIGO is no longer just a physics experiment: it is now an astronomical observatory. This is the first gravity-wave telescope, and it's going to let us answer questions that we could only dream about before.

Consider that the collision we saw emitted a tremendous amount of energy, brighter than everything else in the sky combined, and yet we were blind to it. How many more such collisions are happening? How does the flow of energy via gravitational wave shape the structure of galaxies, of galactic clusters, of the universe as a whole? How often do black holes collide, and how do they do it? Are there ultramassive black holes which shape the movement of entire galactic clusters, the way that supermassive ones shape the movement of galaxies, but which we can't see using ordinary light at all, because they aren't closely surrounded by stars?

Today's discovery is more than just a milestone in physics: it's the opening act of a much bigger step forward.

What's next?

LIGO is going to keep observing! We may also revisit an old plan (scrapped when the politics broke down) for another observatory called LISA, which instead of using two four-kilometer L's on the Earth, consists of a big triangle of lasers, with their vertices on three satellites orbiting the Sun. The LISA observatory (and yes, this is actually possible with modern technology) would be able to observe motions of roughly the same size as LIGO -- one attometer -- but as a fraction of a leg five million kilometers long. That gives us, shall we say, one hell of a lot better resolution. And because it doesn't have to be shielded from things like the vibrations of passing trucks, in many ways it's actually simpler than LIGO.

(The LISA Pathfinder mission, a test satellite to debug many of these things, was launched on December 3rd)

The next twenty years are likely to lead to a steady stream of discoveries from these observatories: it's the first time we've had a fundamentally new kind of telescope in quite a while. (The last major shift in this was probably Hubble, our first optical telescope in space, above all the problems of the atmosphere)

The one catch is that LIGO and LISA don't produce pretty pictures; you can think of LIGO as a gravity-wave camera that has exactly two pixels. If the wave hits Louisiana first, it came from the south; if it hits Washington first, it came from the north. (This one came from the south, incidentally; it hit Louisiana seven milliseconds before Washington) It's the shift in the pixels over time that lets us see things, but it's not going to look very visually dramatic. We'll have to wait quite some time until we can figure out how to build a gravitational wave telescope that can show us a clear image of the sky in these waves; but even before that, we'll be able to tease out the details of distant events of a scale hard to imagine.

You can read the full paper at http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102 , including all of the technical details. Many congratulations to the entire LIGO team: you've really done it. Amazing.

Incidentally, Physical Review Letters normally has a strict four-page max; the fact that they were willing to give this article sixteen pages shows just how big a deal this is.___Damn that's awesome.
~~~~~~~ 🔭 ~~~~~~~~
Mind blowing stuff. "we just observed a new physical phenomenon for the first time, and confirmed the last major part of Einstein's theory" ... How can one not be in awe of that?


H/t +Kim Flowers​

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2016-02-11 10:46:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

The case of the severed foot
~~~~~~~~~ 👣 ~~~~~~~~~
Don't panic though it's not... no wait it may be... It could be foul play. I think.

H/t +Simon Pollock​​
Source: The Oatmeal +Matthew Inman​
https://goo.gl/xqVLcC 

The case of the severed foot
~~~~~~~~~ 👣 ~~~~~~~~~
Don't panic though it's not... no wait it may be... It could be foul play. I think.

H/t +Simon Pollock​​
Source: The Oatmeal +Matthew Inman​
https://goo.gl/xqVLcC ___

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2016-02-10 01:12:22 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Want to invest your small change in a fund that can grow (as opposed to a jar on the bench)?
~~~~~~~~~ 💸 ~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm loving this. Hold tight for announcement of my squillion dollar investment windfall. ~lol~

Sign up at https://acornsau.com.au/

Want to invest your small change in a fund that can grow (as opposed to a jar on the bench)?
~~~~~~~~~ 💸 ~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm loving this. Hold tight for announcement of my squillion dollar investment windfall. ~lol~

Sign up at https://acornsau.com.au/___

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2016-02-10 01:03:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday
#wordlessonwednesday


#wordlesswednesday
#wordlessonwednesday
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2016-02-09 23:58:41 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

WOW!
🌟 Peer Award: Top Choice
🌟 Peer Award: Superb Composition
🌟 Peer Award: Absolute Masterpiece 
I couldn't be more humbled. 
The mud was worth it gorgeous +Leigh Wheeler

#humblebrag #notsohumblebrag #blatantbrag 

WOW!
🌟 Peer Award: Top Choice
🌟 Peer Award: Superb Composition
🌟 Peer Award: Absolute Masterpiece 
I couldn't be more humbled. 
The mud was worth it gorgeous +Leigh Wheeler

#humblebrag #notsohumblebrag #blatantbrag ___

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2016-02-09 22:13:42 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Shopping habits
~~~~ 🏬 ~~~~
This morning's Google Opinion Rewards questionnaire made for some interesting answers. I don't know about you, but I often forget to pop into Jag after a dash to the supermarket. I've lost count of the amount of times I've gotten home to find I've got the bread and milk but... damn! I forgot the E-type again!

Shopping habits
~~~~ 🏬 ~~~~
This morning's Google Opinion Rewards questionnaire made for some interesting answers. I don't know about you, but I often forget to pop into Jag after a dash to the supermarket. I've lost count of the amount of times I've gotten home to find I've got the bread and milk but... damn! I forgot the E-type again!___

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2016-02-08 09:37:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

🍷 Important milestones in Australian history 🍻
I'm not kidding, really important!



#Australia

Cheers to this law being abolished! Looking back at Australia's six o'clock swill: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/49rsm #auspol ___🍷 Important milestones in Australian history 🍻
I'm not kidding, really important!



#Australia

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2016-02-08 04:29:06 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

This is what happens when you reply to spam email
~ James Veitch (aka Kit Kat)

Link - https://go.ted.com/Cuzn

#TED 

This is what happens when you reply to spam email
~ James Veitch (aka Kit Kat)

Link - https://go.ted.com/Cuzn

#TED ___

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2016-02-07 10:25:12 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Won Outstanding Composition
February, 2016
My first ever model shoot and the gorgeous +B La'Belle continues to capture the eye of the judges.  

#humblebrag

Won Outstanding Composition
February, 2016
My first ever model shoot and the gorgeous +B La'Belle continues to capture the eye of the judges.  

#humblebrag___

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2016-02-06 06:33:49 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Internet breaking cuteness
~~~~~~ 😴 ~~~~~~~
This has to be one of the sweetest little things. A polar bear cub, abandoned by his mother, dreams little polar bear dreams.

Internet breaking cuteness
~~~~~~ 😴 ~~~~~~~
This has to be one of the sweetest little things. A polar bear cub, abandoned by his mother, dreams little polar bear dreams.___

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2016-02-06 06:12:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Saturday with friends
~~~~~~ ♣ ~~~~~~~
Peacefully content.
When you can spend time together without the need to fill the space with talk. A friendship that has been forever.



#revisitingpastimages #travel #china #suzhou

Saturday with friends
~~~~~~ ♣ ~~~~~~~
Peacefully content.
When you can spend time together without the need to fill the space with talk. A friendship that has been forever.



#revisitingpastimages #travel #china #suzhou___

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2016-02-05 05:00:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

It's never OK!
An important message about sexual assault.
(Warning: video contains graphic imagery)


It's never OK!
An important message about sexual assault.
(Warning: video contains graphic imagery)
___

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2016-02-03 21:21:44 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

An eye for an eye
~~~~ 👀 ~~~~


An eye for an eye
~~~~ 👀 ~~~~
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2016-02-03 06:51:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Smart mirror
Oooooo, want.
#shutupandtakemymoney

Smart mirror
Oooooo, want.
#shutupandtakemymoney___

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2016-02-03 06:42:47 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

🍸 Now this is something special; Tim's ever so impressive, wonderfully smooth, delightfully delicate Aviation with... wait for it... house cured cherries. Truly unique. You won't be getting this anywhere else!

With +Kim Flowers​​​ +Kelvin Morrison​​​ and that bloke from up north +Paul Snedden​​​


#waterslide #cocktails #cocktail #cherry #aviator #aviation 

🍸 Now this is something special; Tim's ever so impressive, wonderfully smooth, delightfully delicate Aviation with... wait for it... house cured cherries. Truly unique. You won't be getting this anywhere else!

With +Kim Flowers​​​ +Kelvin Morrison​​​ and that bloke from up north +Paul Snedden​​​


#waterslide #cocktails #cocktail #cherry #aviator #aviation ___

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2016-02-03 06:37:25 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

👠 New shoes baby! Oh yeah. Happy girly.




#shoes #heels #newshoes #feet #shoeporn

👠 New shoes baby! Oh yeah. Happy girly.




#shoes #heels #newshoes #feet #shoeporn___

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2016-02-02 18:24:53 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Serenity
~~~~~~

Serenity
~~~~~~___

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2016-02-02 18:19:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Go on, have a play.

Create animations and collages on the web

When one photo isn't enough, bring the moment to life with an animation or collage – now on any device, including the web.

Try it out on photos.google.com.___Go on, have a play.

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2016-02-02 04:41:27 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”
~ Suzanne Finnamore
Facebook felt that I should be reminded that this shoot was three years ago. Now I have a two and a half year old cousin who brightens the day of his mum and dad.




#pregnancy #pregnant #glowing 

“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”
~ Suzanne Finnamore
Facebook felt that I should be reminded that this shoot was three years ago. Now I have a two and a half year old cousin who brightens the day of his mum and dad.




#pregnancy #pregnant #glowing ___

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2016-02-01 23:48:28 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Melbourne town
My city, my home.
... and some days I'm prepared to share it. ☺



#Melbourne #5inarow +City Of Melbourne What's On 

Melbourne town
My city, my home.
... and some days I'm prepared to share it. ☺



#Melbourne #5inarow +City Of Melbourne What's On ___

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2016-02-01 22:43:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

~~~~~~ 🌷 ~~~~~~
“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
― Shannon L. Alder



#rose #roses #flowers #floral #beauty #ShannonLAlder #ShannonAlder 

~~~~~~ 🌷 ~~~~~~
“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
― Shannon L. Alder



#rose #roses #flowers #floral #beauty #ShannonLAlder #ShannonAlder ___

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2016-02-01 22:08:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

☀️ Good morning gorgeous.



#Melbourne #Southbank #Southgate #Yarra #YarraRiver #PrincesBridge #FlindersStreetStation #City #Morning #BW #Monochrome

☀️ Good morning gorgeous.



#Melbourne #Southbank #Southgate #Yarra #YarraRiver #PrincesBridge #FlindersStreetStation #City #Morning #BW #Monochrome___

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2016-02-01 06:10:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

HUGS
~~~~
“That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.”
~ Deb Caletti

HUGS
~~~~
“That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.”
~ Deb Caletti___

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2016-02-01 05:45:27 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Growth
~~~~~
“If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.”
~ Anatole France


#revisitingpastimages #suzhou #china

Growth
~~~~~
“If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.”
~ Anatole France


#revisitingpastimages #suzhou #china___

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2016-02-01 05:22:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

On fire
Friday night's Angelfire was cookin'!

With +Kim Flowers, +Kamal Tailor, +Kelvin Morrison
Mastermind behind the Angelfire: Toby
Lady shaking up the scene: Meghan

On fire
Friday night's Angelfire was cookin'!

With +Kim Flowers, +Kamal Tailor, +Kelvin Morrison
Mastermind behind the Angelfire: Toby
Lady shaking up the scene: Meghan___

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2016-01-31 10:37:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Absolute gold!
A true masterpiece finally on view.


Absolute gold!
A true masterpiece finally on view.
___

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2016-01-29 05:38:38 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

"Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace."
~ Come What May, Mouline Rouge



"Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace."
~ Come What May, Mouline Rouge

___

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2016-01-29 04:20:11 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

"...the devil on my right shoulder must have brutally strangled the angel on my left..." ~ Gena Showalter
😇 ~~~~~~ 😈
It's Friday afternoon and the clock is ticking closer and closer to the time when I can switch off the work brain and into weekend mode. Tonight there be drinks and laughter with friends. I suspect my devil got in early and has buried the body of my angel in preparation of frivolity. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend planned ahead. Live large and deal with the fall out on Monday.



#statue #friday #devil #angel #genashowalter 

"...the devil on my right shoulder must have brutally strangled the angel on my left..." ~ Gena Showalter
😇 ~~~~~~ 😈
It's Friday afternoon and the clock is ticking closer and closer to the time when I can switch off the work brain and into weekend mode. Tonight there be drinks and laughter with friends. I suspect my devil got in early and has buried the body of my angel in preparation of frivolity. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend planned ahead. Live large and deal with the fall out on Monday.



#statue #friday #devil #angel #genashowalter ___

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2016-01-28 14:48:32 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Go Aussies!
A little bit of what makes this country amazing; diversity of people and our breathtaking environment. Good one Qantas!


#Australia #Qantas 

Go Aussies!
A little bit of what makes this country amazing; diversity of people and our breathtaking environment. Good one Qantas!


#Australia #Qantas ___

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2016-01-27 03:44:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

#WordlessWednesday
#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessWednesday
#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-01-26 08:46:39 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Australia Day 2016 has proven most relaxing with a refreshing drink or few, a BBQ, +triple j​​'s Hottest 100 countdown, even a little cricket on the side. I'm feeling positively drowned in 'Straya backyard tradition. Having consumed far too many snags in bread, I think I'll finish my day off with a light supper of Vegemite on toast.

Note: I don't own a pair of thongs (flip flops) nor drink much beer, and I certainly don't smoke Winnie Blues or anything else for that matter), so I guess I'll never quite fit the Bogan Aussie typecast. Oh wait... I may have a flanno hidden away in a closet somewhere!

#AustraliaDay

Australia Day 2016 has proven most relaxing with a refreshing drink or few, a BBQ, +triple j​​'s Hottest 100 countdown, even a little cricket on the side. I'm feeling positively drowned in 'Straya backyard tradition. Having consumed far too many snags in bread, I think I'll finish my day off with a light supper of Vegemite on toast.

Note: I don't own a pair of thongs (flip flops) nor drink much beer, and I certainly don't smoke Winnie Blues or anything else for that matter), so I guess I'll never quite fit the Bogan Aussie typecast. Oh wait... I may have a flanno hidden away in a closet somewhere!

#AustraliaDay___

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2016-01-25 03:43:15 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Brightening the morning commute.
🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗

Brightening the morning commute.
🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗 🚗___

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2016-01-25 03:29:26 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Today's desk calendar may be closer to reality than I'd like to admit. Lol

Today's desk calendar may be closer to reality than I'd like to admit. Lol___

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2016-01-24 12:29:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

It takes many to make the whole



It takes many to make the whole

___

2016-01-23 11:37:21 (30 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Android Wear - your preference
~~~~~~~~~~⌚~~~~~~~~~~
So tell me your thoughts; Android Wear.
There are so many options out there. What is on your wish list? 

Note: This poll focuses specifically on devices with the Android Wear OS, and that are currently available. There's always going to be something shinier and newer just around the corner. A line had to be drawn somewhere. 

Oh bugger, I ran out of poll options; the longer list includes:
- Moto 360
- LG Urbane
- Huawei W1
- Asus Zen 2
- LG G R
- LG G
- Sony SmartWatch 3
- Fossil Q Founder



#Android #AndroidWear #Watch #Watches #SmartWatches #Moto360 #LG #Huawei #Asus #AsusZen #Sony #Fossil


Android Wear - your preference
~~~~~~~~~~⌚~~~~~~~~~~
So tell me your thoughts; Android Wear.
There are so many options out there. What is on your wish list? 

Note: This poll focuses specifically on devices with the Android Wear OS, and that are currently available. There's always going to be something shinier and newer just around the corner. A line had to be drawn somewhere. 

Oh bugger, I ran out of poll options; the longer list includes:
- Moto 360
- LG Urbane
- Huawei W1
- Asus Zen 2
- LG G R
- LG G
- Sony SmartWatch 3
- Fossil Q Founder



#Android #AndroidWear #Watch #Watches #SmartWatches #Moto360 #LG #Huawei #Asus #AsusZen #Sony #Fossil
___

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2016-01-22 13:03:51 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Goodnight Friday
~~~~ 🌴 ~~~~
"I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep"
... nope, wait, I do want to close my eyes.
I do want fall asleep.
It's midnight and I was left unattended on Belvedere vodka night. Please be very, very quiet in the morning. If someone could ask the sun not to shine too brightly, that would be great. Kthnx.


#Melbourne #Sunset #Phoneography #GNote4 

Goodnight Friday
~~~~ 🌴 ~~~~
"I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep"
... nope, wait, I do want to close my eyes.
I do want fall asleep.
It's midnight and I was left unattended on Belvedere vodka night. Please be very, very quiet in the morning. If someone could ask the sun not to shine too brightly, that would be great. Kthnx.


#Melbourne #Sunset #Phoneography #GNote4 ___

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2016-01-20 12:17:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Lead with compassion, respect, honesty and love and I shall follow



#bw #monochrome #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome​ #monochromeworld +Monochrome World​ #girl #dog #beach #lead #follow #love


Lead with compassion, respect, honesty and love and I shall follow



#bw #monochrome #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome​ #monochromeworld +Monochrome World​ #girl #dog #beach #lead #follow #love
___

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2016-01-20 11:17:34 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Simply brilliant!


H/t +Sue Travers​ and +Dave Bath​

Simply brilliant!


H/t +Sue Travers​ and +Dave Bath​___

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2016-01-20 06:23:14 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

#WordlessWednesday
#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessWednesday
#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2016-01-19 10:43:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

💸 Micro-investment 💰
I'm going to be rich! ... well... eventually... not quite Powerball rich... but...
Imagine whenever you shop, you rounded-up to the nearest dollar, and took that change and invested it. Twenty cents from this morning's coffee, eight cents from the fuel stop, ninety cents from lunch... You'd barely notice it would you.
That's how this works. It's so damn easy; connect an account > spend a per normal > round-up > have that spare change invested automatically > watch your spare change grow. It's like playing the market with the big kids, without risking your life savings. I'm having a blast!


#acorns #microinvestment #showmethemoney #acornsaustralia
+Acorns Australia​ 

💸 Micro-investment 💰
I'm going to be rich! ... well... eventually... not quite Powerball rich... but...
Imagine whenever you shop, you rounded-up to the nearest dollar, and took that change and invested it. Twenty cents from this morning's coffee, eight cents from the fuel stop, ninety cents from lunch... You'd barely notice it would you.
That's how this works. It's so damn easy; connect an account > spend a per normal > round-up > have that spare change invested automatically > watch your spare change grow. It's like playing the market with the big kids, without risking your life savings. I'm having a blast!


#acorns #microinvestment #showmethemoney #acornsaustralia
+Acorns Australia​ ___

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2016-01-19 04:29:26 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Caprioska
~~~~~~~
Ooooo I could go one of these right about now; (good!) vodka, brown sugar and lime.


#vodka #cocktail #colddrink #lime


Caprioska
~~~~~~~
Ooooo I could go one of these right about now; (good!) vodka, brown sugar and lime.


#vodka #cocktail #colddrink #lime
___

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2016-01-18 23:32:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Reach for the sky
“Go higher and higher, until it becomes impossible to bring you down.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

Location: Tiger Hill, Suzhou, China

#RevisitingPastImages #China #Suzhou

Reach for the sky
“Go higher and higher, until it becomes impossible to bring you down.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

Location: Tiger Hill, Suzhou, China

#RevisitingPastImages #China #Suzhou___

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2016-01-18 21:40:40 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

What will remain for future generations?
~~~~~~~~~~~ 🌏 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fracking in this country does, and will, cause irreparable injury to our environmental assets. It's criminal to think it even be considered. 

Insurance companies have been updating their earthquake policies to ensure that damage by fracking is not covered.

It's clearly known that this process is destructive. Yet the mining dollar speaks loudly. Far more so than a voiceless environment. The mining dollar is now, the environmental rewards are after the next election.



#fracking #coalseamgas #mining #Australia #environment

No Fracking way!! Draining the Lifeblood – Fracking the Great Artesian Basin
If  the Great Artesian Basin is fracked, it will pollute it and Australia will lose its biggest underground water table destroying this country ....yes it is that serious!
"The gas industry and the NSW Government wants us to believe the more gas that is drilled, the lower the local prices. This simply isn't true in a global market,  no matter how much gas you drill - even if you could turn tens of thousands of square kilometres of NSW farmland into one huge industrial gas field - local users would still have to compete with international prices for the gas."

"The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) provides the only reliable source of fresh water throughout much of inland Australia, underlying 22% of the continent. It is the largest and deepest artesian basin in the world – and in the world’s driest inhabited continent.
For over a century the GAB has supplied vital water for communities, stock and industry. In that time we have extracted over 100 times the volume of Sydney Harbour – and over 90% of that was wasted. Through flawed government policy, landholders squandered this finite water, as they were told it would be recharged from rainwater, which scientists now know will take millions of years.
The GAB is being destroyed by two things. Firstly, by the incredible wastage from the thousands of uncapped bores; but principally by the enormous water usage by the mining and coal seam gas industries, which are depleting and polluting the stressed GAB even further."
http://www.cleanwateraction.org/page/fracking-dangers
http://www.gabpg.org.au/
#Fracking   #FrackingAustralia  ___What will remain for future generations?
~~~~~~~~~~~ 🌏 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fracking in this country does, and will, cause irreparable injury to our environmental assets. It's criminal to think it even be considered. 

Insurance companies have been updating their earthquake policies to ensure that damage by fracking is not covered.

It's clearly known that this process is destructive. Yet the mining dollar speaks loudly. Far more so than a voiceless environment. The mining dollar is now, the environmental rewards are after the next election.



#fracking #coalseamgas #mining #Australia #environment

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2016-01-18 03:41:37 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Yup. 

Yup. ___

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2016-01-17 22:16:46 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

Monday morning
~~~~ 💉 ~~~~
Even a zombie has to work.


#zombies #zombieshuffle #zombieshufflemelbourne #monday #work

Monday morning
~~~~ 💉 ~~~~
Even a zombie has to work.


#zombies #zombieshuffle #zombieshufflemelbourne #monday #work___

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