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John Kaminski has been at 4 events

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Trey Ratcliff8,416,183*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00905  
Trey Ratcliff8,416,183A 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 03:00:00348  
Trey Ratcliff8,416,183Join us soon for the weekly show...  we'll have on some fun guests for some fun photo talk...  Did you miss the great one last week on Micro-Four-Thirds cameras?  If so, be sure to pop over to YouTube.com/StuckInCustoms to have a watch! :)Trey's Variety Hour #57: Photo Phun... 7PM PT2012-10-30 03:00:00304  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,095,709The third quarter is going to be over soon! I'm happy to announce that the event page for the 366ers again. why not share your best or favorite shot you took in the third quarter of 2012 (July 1 - September 30). The date of the event has been set one week after the end of the quarter, so please select one (up to three images) and share it/them here! After you post your photo, please write why you have chosen the image in the comment box. If you have questions about this event page, feel free to leave comment here. One last thing: Please don't share your entire album here. Sometimes it happens when you press a wrong button. Be careful. もうすぐ「クリエイティブ366プロジェクト」も9カ月が過ぎようとしています。今回もやります。2012年第三四半期のベストショット、お気に入りのショットを1枚選んでシェアしてください(最高3枚まで)。シェアしたら、その写真の下のコメント欄に、何でその写真を選んだのか、理由などを書いていただけたらうれしいです。イベントの日時は9月を過ぎて1週間後の月曜日に設定してあります。 最後に、間違って366のアルバム全体をシェアしないでくださいね!Best of Creative 366 Project 3Q122012-10-07 17:00:0083  

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Top posts in the last 50 posts

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2015-04-14 13:43:25 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Greensight Agronomics
Chief Agronomy Officer

Press Release
http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/gci/041415-GreenSight-Kaminski-agronomics.aspx#.VS0QCx0nnFk.twitter

I'm excited to announce that I have signed on with GreenSight Agronomics as their Chief Agronomy Officer (CAO). This is an awesome venture that combines my agronomic and research expertise with my love of photography and technology. The concept is to use drones to collect data daily and provide management decisions for golf courses. This could be the next big thing in terms of golf and the environment.

The potential for saving water (where most outside the industry already see golf as wasteful) is reason enough alone to take a closer look.

I'm also secretly looking forward for the potential to fly some cool drones. I bet even +Trey Ratcliff would be jealous. HA!

... more »

Most reshares: 1

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2015-04-14 13:43:25 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Greensight Agronomics
Chief Agronomy Officer

Press Release
http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/gci/041415-GreenSight-Kaminski-agronomics.aspx#.VS0QCx0nnFk.twitter

I'm excited to announce that I have signed on with GreenSight Agronomics as their Chief Agronomy Officer (CAO). This is an awesome venture that combines my agronomic and research expertise with my love of photography and technology. The concept is to use drones to collect data daily and provide management decisions for golf courses. This could be the next big thing in terms of golf and the environment.

The potential for saving water (where most outside the industry already see golf as wasteful) is reason enough alone to take a closer look.

I'm also secretly looking forward for the potential to fly some cool drones. I bet even +Trey Ratcliff would be jealous. HA!

... more »

Most plusones: 14

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2014-03-16 20:41:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Adornment
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 1 of 3

I'm hoping that I'm able to get these images to go through on the submission website. Right now it's not working and I can't upload anything. Anyone else having trouble with this?

Latest 50 posts

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2015-06-04 00:37:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Just a few of my students on their internships. My visits started last week. 7 done and 13 more to go. 

Just a few of my students on their internships. My visits started last week. 7 done and 13 more to go. ___

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2015-05-09 14:49:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Empire State of Mind
Fading into the morning fog

Walking up 5th avenue a few minutes ago and shot this iPhone image. Edited in #snapseed while waking to Starbucks for a quick coffee. #oldschool look

Empire State of Mind
Fading into the morning fog

Walking up 5th avenue a few minutes ago and shot this iPhone image. Edited in #snapseed while waking to Starbucks for a quick coffee. #oldschool look___

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2015-05-08 21:10:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Spyglass
drinks with a view

Pregaming it before the #CAPSRANGERS at MSG

Spyglass
drinks with a view

Pregaming it before the #CAPSRANGERS at MSG___

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2015-05-07 17:29:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Wells Fargo Championship
Free Tickets

Hi everyone. I have four one-day passes to the Well Fargo Championship that starts next week. The golf tournament is in Charlotte, NC and takes place May 11-17th. 

The practice rounds are Monday-Wednesday and the Championship is Thursday-Sunday.

If anyone is interested and would like to attend, I will overnight the tickets to you today/tomorrow so you have them for next week.

First come first serve. 

Wells Fargo Championship
Free Tickets

Hi everyone. I have four one-day passes to the Well Fargo Championship that starts next week. The golf tournament is in Charlotte, NC and takes place May 11-17th. 

The practice rounds are Monday-Wednesday and the Championship is Thursday-Sunday.

If anyone is interested and would like to attend, I will overnight the tickets to you today/tomorrow so you have them for next week.

First come first serve. ___

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2015-04-26 04:02:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Geena Goozdich
Her first shoot

A recent edit from tonight. 

Geena Goozdich
Her first shoot

A recent edit from tonight. ___

2015-04-24 00:56:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-21 08:50:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Mine is. Is yours?

All of my Photographer friends with websites, I hope you have designed them with mobile support! If not your page ranking among mobile users could go down.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2015/04/20/googles-mobile-search-ranking-showdown/___Mine is. Is yours?

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2015-04-17 20:08:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Helping out an outstanding student
Download GrowIT App and Follow Courtney Fay Cooper

I wrote a blog post on +Turf Diseases's website. If you have a minute to help out this student, please do so. She's awesome and well deserving. She's also a pretty damn good photographer so there's crossover for me here between that and turf. 

Helping out an outstanding student
Download GrowIT App and Follow Courtney Fay Cooper

I wrote a blog post on +Turf Diseases's website. If you have a minute to help out this student, please do so. She's awesome and well deserving. She's also a pretty damn good photographer so there's crossover for me here between that and turf. ___

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2015-04-17 11:12:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Quick PS selection Tips from Creative Live. Thought that +Ulrich Tutsch might find this useful.

https://www.creativelive.com/courses/quick-selection-tips-ben-willmore

Quick PS selection Tips from Creative Live. Thought that +Ulrich Tutsch might find this useful.

https://www.creativelive.com/courses/quick-selection-tips-ben-willmore___

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2015-04-14 13:43:25 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Greensight Agronomics
Chief Agronomy Officer

Press Release
http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/gci/041415-GreenSight-Kaminski-agronomics.aspx#.VS0QCx0nnFk.twitter

I'm excited to announce that I have signed on with GreenSight Agronomics as their Chief Agronomy Officer (CAO). This is an awesome venture that combines my agronomic and research expertise with my love of photography and technology. The concept is to use drones to collect data daily and provide management decisions for golf courses. This could be the next big thing in terms of golf and the environment.

The potential for saving water (where most outside the industry already see golf as wasteful) is reason enough alone to take a closer look.

I'm also secretly looking forward for the potential to fly some cool drones. I bet even +Trey Ratcliff would be jealous. HA!

... more »

Greensight Agronomics
Chief Agronomy Officer

Press Release
http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/gci/041415-GreenSight-Kaminski-agronomics.aspx#.VS0QCx0nnFk.twitter

I'm excited to announce that I have signed on with GreenSight Agronomics as their Chief Agronomy Officer (CAO). This is an awesome venture that combines my agronomic and research expertise with my love of photography and technology. The concept is to use drones to collect data daily and provide management decisions for golf courses. This could be the next big thing in terms of golf and the environment.

The potential for saving water (where most outside the industry already see golf as wasteful) is reason enough alone to take a closer look.

I'm also secretly looking forward for the potential to fly some cool drones. I bet even +Trey Ratcliff would be jealous. HA!

#drone   #agriculture   #golf  ___

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2015-04-14 12:22:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Test shoot with Kelly

Here's a shot from a test shoot with Kelly Berthold. The shoot was organized while +Martin Higgs was in town for a few days of shooting.

Model: Kelly Berthold
Hair: Chrissy Monaco
MUA: Stacey Wolfe

Test shoot with Kelly

Here's a shot from a test shoot with Kelly Berthold. The shoot was organized while +Martin Higgs was in town for a few days of shooting.

Model: Kelly Berthold
Hair: Chrissy Monaco
MUA: Stacey Wolfe___

2015-04-10 00:00:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-04 16:53:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Elyse Grassmuck
Old School Hollywood in San Antonio

I recently shot with Elyse in San Antonio. It was a little cold out (35F), but we managed to get some shots outside and around the pool. The goal was a old school hollywood feel with a magazine-spread look.

Elyse Grassmuck
Old School Hollywood in San Antonio

I recently shot with Elyse in San Antonio. It was a little cold out (35F), but we managed to get some shots outside and around the pool. The goal was a old school hollywood feel with a magazine-spread look.___

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2015-03-07 00:01:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So incredibly grateful for all of the work that +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee did to bring the 3rd edition of the #plusonecollection to life. Here's my copy (5 of 40) of the book. Love the book, the images in it and especially the cause Saving Eliza.

If you have a copy you can check out my image "Adornment" on page 119. 

So incredibly grateful for all of the work that +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee did to bring the 3rd edition of the #plusonecollection to life. Here's my copy (5 of 40) of the book. Love the book, the images in it and especially the cause Saving Eliza.

If you have a copy you can check out my image "Adornment" on page 119. ___

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2015-03-04 23:43:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Anyone NOT heard of the Arcanum? Check it out.

The Gathering of The Arcanum - Winter 2015
This was our first-ever Community-wide Hangout where we address feedback from the Community, the road ahead, and live Q&A.

It occurred to me that the Hangout provides a wonderful "primer" for anyone interested in learning more about The Arcanum. 

If you think it's cool, submit an application: http://www.thearcanum.com/apply-now/

Ollie Dale Hosts the event with guests Shari Miller, Ray Diehr, Ron Clifford, Les Imgrund, Lisa Speakman, Tanya Wallis, Pete Giordano, and Curtis Simmons.

Special thanks to Tanya Wallis for program managing, Ollie Dale for hosting. 

Main event is the first hour (ends at 1:04:33)
"After Party" begins at 1:04:33

Attendees:
Host: Ollie Dale
Panel: +Curtis Simmons +Tanya Wallis +Lisa Speakman +Ollie Dale 
Masters  -   +Les Imgrund +Ron Clifford 
Apprentices -  +Ray Diehr +Shari Miller ___Anyone NOT heard of the Arcanum? Check it out.

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2015-03-01 18:27:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thinking of taking a trip to South Africa in August. What do you think?

Thinking of taking a trip to South Africa in August. What do you think?___

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2015-02-22 14:21:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Interesting tree in San Antonio. #iphone #birds #nest

Interesting tree in San Antonio. #iphone #birds #nest___

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2015-02-21 17:36:55 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Me right now. Running around with our sponsor sign at the golf tournament. 

Me right now. Running around with our sponsor sign at the golf tournament. ___

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2015-02-18 19:28:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Checking out some crazy HDR images from a trip to Trump Scotland a few years ago. Don't shoot much of these anymore...probably for obvious reasons. LOL

Checking out some crazy HDR images from a trip to Trump Scotland a few years ago. Don't shoot much of these anymore...probably for obvious reasons. LOL___

2015-02-13 18:09:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-10 15:20:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Blue VW
It's a 'fixer upper'

Blue VW
It's a 'fixer upper'___

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2015-02-10 14:10:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Muir Beach
Makes me realize I'm in need of a vacation

Muir Beach
Makes me realize I'm in need of a vacation___

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2015-02-09 02:17:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Trying out a new app. Anyone have it?

Trying out a new app. Anyone have it?___

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2015-02-01 15:55:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

As part of my +The Arcanum  #Sphere1   #Level15  assignment, I have scheduled posts on my facebook page for a month out. I plan on spending a few hours per month scheduling these posts and then letting them hit.

Anyone else have a good system or workflow in place?

As part of my +The Arcanum  #Sphere1   #Level15  assignment, I have scheduled posts on my facebook page for a month out. I plan on spending a few hours per month scheduling these posts and then letting them hit.

Anyone else have a good system or workflow in place?___

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2015-01-23 13:32:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Melissa Rae
Sexy Glamour in Denver

Melissa Rae
Sexy Glamour in Denver___

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2015-01-15 21:21:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I decided that I would start a Photo Contest on ViewBug and give away some love in the form of Reward Points. Check it out and submit your best portrait that displays emotion.

I decided that I would start a Photo Contest on ViewBug and give away some love in the form of Reward Points. Check it out and submit your best portrait that displays emotion.___

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2015-01-06 16:41:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

www.johnkaminski.me
My new Website

Made the decision last year to update my website and start over with a blog as well. I spent much of the year figuring out how I wanted to present this information in terms of layout as well as content with the blog. I've come up with something I'm happy with and hope that others will find the lighting setups and meta data useful.

Shannon Donnelly
My First Blog Post

www.johnkaminski.me
My new Website

Made the decision last year to update my website and start over with a blog as well. I spent much of the year figuring out how I wanted to present this information in terms of layout as well as content with the blog. I've come up with something I'm happy with and hope that others will find the lighting setups and meta data useful.

Shannon Donnelly
My First Blog Post___

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2015-01-03 17:12:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Shannon Donnelly

Shannon Donnelly___

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2014-11-26 18:05:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A recent shot from my weekend in London for the #LaraJadeWorkshop. 

A recent shot from my weekend in London for the #LaraJadeWorkshop. ___

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2014-09-15 16:39:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Another shout out for anyone interested in the #plusonecollectioniii  this year. Funding is only 39% there and if it doesn't hit the mark it's not going to get published which would be a shame. 

Get your copy or make your contribution to support Eliza!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

Another shout out for anyone interested in the #plusonecollectioniii  this year. Funding is only 39% there and if it doesn't hit the mark it's not going to get published which would be a shame. 

Get your copy or make your contribution to support Eliza!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii___

2014-09-05 22:29:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Excited to have one of my images selected for the third edition of the +Plus One Collection. If you don't know about the awesome project that raises funds for a charity each year you can check out more about it at http://www.photographersforgood.com/.

This year's book will raise funds for Eliza O'Neill who is battling a degenerative disease called Sanfilippo syndrome. You can donate to the project here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

A big thanks to +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee and everyone else involved for pulling together this amazing book. I'm as excited to see V3 as I was to get my hands on V1!

Excited to have one of my images selected for the third edition of the +Plus One Collection. If you don't know about the awesome project that raises funds for a charity each year you can check out more about it at http://www.photographersforgood.com/.

This year's book will raise funds for Eliza O'Neill who is battling a degenerative disease called Sanfilippo syndrome. You can donate to the project here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

A big thanks to +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee and everyone else involved for pulling together this amazing book. I'm as excited to see V3 as I was to get my hands on V1!___

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2014-07-24 14:19:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Awesome contest on Viewbug.

Awesome contest on Viewbug.___

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2014-06-19 14:04:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Loving Viewbug photo contest website...especially after getting a runner up spot with this image. Thanks +ViewBug - Photo Contests 

Loving Viewbug photo contest website...especially after getting a runner up spot with this image. Thanks +ViewBug - Photo Contests ___

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2014-05-21 16:42:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Symmetry
+ViewBug Contest

Symmetry
+ViewBug Contest___

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2014-03-17 11:34:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Snowy day in Philadelphia
Happy St. Patrick's Day

Snowy day in Philadelphia
Happy St. Patrick's Day___

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2014-03-16 20:46:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Your Father's Son
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 3 of 3
Our Creations

Still can't submit via the online form. Will try again tonight. Hopefully it will work!

Your Father's Son
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 3 of 3
Our Creations

Still can't submit via the online form. Will try again tonight. Hopefully it will work!___

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2014-03-16 20:44:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One Week Away
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 2 of 3
Our Creations

One Week Away
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 2 of 3
Our Creations___

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2014-03-16 20:41:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Adornment
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 1 of 3

I'm hoping that I'm able to get these images to go through on the submission website. Right now it's not working and I can't upload anything. Anyone else having trouble with this?

Adornment
My #PlusOneCollectionIII submission 1 of 3

I'm hoping that I'm able to get these images to go through on the submission website. Right now it's not working and I can't upload anything. Anyone else having trouble with this?___

2013-12-02 22:31:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Australia/New Zealand Photowalk

Anyone in Sydney (December 20-24) or Queenstown (December 26-December 30) interested in organizing a #Photowalk?

I'm hoping to explore these areas (never been to either) with some photographers. Looking for a little local perspective and to meet some new photogs on the other side of the world.

Anyone interested? 

+Trey Ratcliff   #Queenstown   #Sydney  

Australia/New Zealand Photowalk

Anyone in Sydney (December 20-24) or Queenstown (December 26-December 30) interested in organizing a #Photowalk?

I'm hoping to explore these areas (never been to either) with some photographers. Looking for a little local perspective and to meet some new photogs on the other side of the world.

Anyone interested? 

+Trey Ratcliff   #Queenstown   #Sydney  ___

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2013-12-01 18:52:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Um yes please. I've been saving for one of these, but it always seems out of reach. If I had this, I would use it to shoot some unusual BTS footage of some photoshoots and "attempt" to create some awesome landscape videos. So many possibilities with that thing!

Um yes please. I've been saving for one of these, but it always seems out of reach. If I had this, I would use it to shoot some unusual BTS footage of some photoshoots and "attempt" to create some awesome landscape videos. So many possibilities with that thing!___

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2013-11-10 14:27:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Frozen in time
John Kaminski Photography
Model: Amy Elizabeth
MUA Jillian Hernandez-Adams

#Photography #SmokeBomb

Frozen in time
John Kaminski Photography
Model: Amy Elizabeth
MUA Jillian Hernandez-Adams

#Photography #SmokeBomb___

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2013-06-02 10:42:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Graphene Used to Make Camera Sensors 1000x More Sensitive

Technology Rocks!

#Technology  

Graphene Used to Make Camera Sensors 1000x More Sensitive

Technology Rocks!

#Technology  ___

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2013-05-20 20:51:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Cool stuff

Look at this GIF long enough and you can make the train change direction simply by thinking about it___Cool stuff

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2013-05-13 17:59:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Check out the Turfpath Page on G+. We're planning some pest-based hangouts here so follow it!

Check out the Turfpath Page on G+. We're planning some pest-based hangouts here so follow it!___

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2013-05-04 00:53:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Love the photobomb. 

Love the photobomb. ___

2013-04-20 13:56:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Turfpath: Mobile resource for the turfgrass industry
Now available for free in Google Play

If you care about your grass then this app is for you.

Turfpath is the only resource you'll ever need to help you solve all of your turfgrass pest problems. This app has been developed by turfgrass professionals and is intended for use by anyone interested in managing their golf course, athletic field or home lawn to the highest level.

Featured within the mobile application are pest descriptions, image galleries, and updated control products. While these resources are an invaluable tool for turfgrass professionals and enthusiasts alike, it is the wealth of active users that makes this the most powerful pest management tool in the palm of your hand.

Turfpath focuses on the virtual interaction of turfgrass managers from around the world. Find out what... more »

Turfpath: Mobile resource for the turfgrass industry
Now available for free in Google Play

If you care about your grass then this app is for you.

Turfpath is the only resource you'll ever need to help you solve all of your turfgrass pest problems. This app has been developed by turfgrass professionals and is intended for use by anyone interested in managing their golf course, athletic field or home lawn to the highest level.

Featured within the mobile application are pest descriptions, image galleries, and updated control products. While these resources are an invaluable tool for turfgrass professionals and enthusiasts alike, it is the wealth of active users that makes this the most powerful pest management tool in the palm of your hand.

Turfpath focuses on the virtual interaction of turfgrass managers from around the world. Find out what others in your area are reporting. Receive active pest notifications. Upload your pest images to solve your pest problem and receive suggested controls.

If that's not enough, we also have created a system of points and badges to reward active users. Earn points for reporting pest problems, commenting on others' questions, sharing information on social networks and various other ways.

If you're looking for the most comprehensive mobile resource for turfgrass professionals then look no farther. Satisfaction guaranteed...if you're not happy with the app then we will give your money back. Oh wait, it's already free! Download it now and check back often.

This isn't your typical static resource. We're constantly updating our database with new features.

#turfgrass   #turf   #pests   #golf   #lawncare   #lawns   #grass  ___

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2013-03-26 09:57:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Promoting Bad Science at TED: Cows Cannot Stop Climate Change

A man named Allen Savory went viral recently after giving a talk about "desertification" at TED, and claiming that the solution to the world's problems could be solved if we were willing to eradicate the world's deserts by increasing massive cattle herds and driving them over every face of desert. It was irresponsible of TED to give this man a platform. 

From the blog post by Chris Clarke:

Savory's talk is full of red flags, and to document and rebut each one would take more time than is really wise to spend on the talk. But three stand out as especially egregious.

The notion that bare, unvegetated soil in the American desert is an evil to be avoided flies in the face of everything we know about desert soil science. Bare soil in the desert includes desert pavement, a... more »

Promoting Bad Science at TED: Cows Cannot Stop Climate Change

A man named Allen Savory went viral recently after giving a talk about "desertification" at TED, and claiming that the solution to the world's problems could be solved if we were willing to eradicate the world's deserts by increasing massive cattle herds and driving them over every face of desert. It was irresponsible of TED to give this man a platform. 

From the blog post by Chris Clarke:

Savory's talk is full of red flags, and to document and rebut each one would take more time than is really wise to spend on the talk. But three stand out as especially egregious.

The notion that bare, unvegetated soil in the American desert is an evil to be avoided flies in the face of everything we know about desert soil science. Bare soil in the desert includes desert pavement, a self-regulating system that controls air pollution. It includes alkaline crusts and dry lake beds, both homes to unique assemblages of organisms. Seemingly bare soil may hold seed banks of diverse assemblages of annual plants, some of which are limited enough in extent that covering the soil with grassland -- even if you could do so -- would push them toward extinction. And sparsely vegetated soil is crucial for the survival of many animal species, including desert tortoises, fringe-toed and horned lizards, and other animals that actually belong in the desert far more than do cattle.

The idea that grasses must be eaten by livestock to perform a valuable ecological function is similarly absurd. Grasses provide food, shelter, and even construction material for hundreds of desert animals ranging from jackrabbits to tiny insects, each of which is eaten in turn by other animals. Send in a wave of cattle to crop those grasses and we've diverted that ecological productivity to our own ends, depriving the local wildlife of food and habitat. Bunchgrasses can live for centuries if untrampled, providing year after year of ecological benefit to hundreds of generations of wildlife. Savory, like many grazing advocates, seems to regard such ancient bunchgrasses as decadent: In Lynn Jacobs' 1991 book "Waste of The West," Jacobs says "Savory claims like most ranchers that old growth range plants are 'useless' and 'decadent.'" But, adds Jacobs, "like tree snags in forests, standing dead range plant material is itself an important, natural environmental component."

Lastly, Savory's contention that the "algal crust" he shows developing on arid land soil is "the cancer of desertification" is unscientific in the extreme. He makes the statement at 4:00 into the TED video, but it's one he's made for years. Lynn Jacobs wrote in 1991 that students of (what was then being called) HRM learned from Savory that "Cryptogams are a prime indicator of a deteriorating environment." (To underscore his postulation, commonly Savory scuffs apart the cryptogamic layer while walking on Rangeland.)

This is, of course, completely false. Cryptobiotic soil crusts are a crucial underpinning of old-growth desert habitats across North America, and indeed throughout much of the world.

Savory has been around for a very long time preaching the same fallacious grazing gospel, and his name raises curled lips among land management scientists the way Velikovsky's name raises the ire of astronomers. He's merely the latest practitioner of a tradition a couple centuries long of land management mythologies based on wishful thinking that don't turn out to work. A century ago land speculation boosters in the American West claimed that "rain follows the plow"; Savory has merely updated that to "grass follows the cow."

But with this TED talk Savory's gone viral. His video has had more than a half a million views already, and is being lauded in terms so over the top that it's really rather embarrassing for the people doing the lauding.

It's not surprising. Most people don't know anything about the desert, and the notion of "greening" it has deep emotional resonance. To have an admittedly charismatic, soft-spoken man get up and tell us all that we can fix climate change by "greening" that desert, and that we can all have more hamburgers to boot? That's understandably tempting, even when Savory says -- at just shy of 12 minutes into his video -- that there is no other option to save the planet than instituting his grazing reforms.

The people who organize TED, though, ought to hold themselves to a higher standard. They actually have access to people who know things, the biologists and soil scientists and desert ecologists who can dismantle Savory's arguments in about 15 words. Savory spreads pseudoscientific hatred for a vulnerable ecosystem, and tells kind-hearted people that the fate of their children depends on destroying that ecosystem. Those people can be forgiven for taking him at his word. But TED has a greater responsibility to its viewers. TED should have known better.

#TED   #Pseudoscience   #Ecology   #ClimateChange   #ScienceEveryday  

Here's another blog post discussing the lack of science behind Savory's viral Ted talk: http://www.inexactchange.org/blog/2013/03/11/cows-against-climate-change/

Watch the talk here: http://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/commentary/east-ca/learn-how-to-hate-the-desert-with-ted.html___

2013-03-18 12:19:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

For those of you wanting to follow turf industry people. Here's my latest list. Sorry for those of you not interested...I usually don't post this publicly but felt that I had to on this one.

For those of you wanting to follow turf industry people. Here's my latest list. Sorry for those of you not interested...I usually don't post this publicly but felt that I had to on this one.___

2013-01-08 15:25:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My current circle of turfgrass people.

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2013-01-04 17:26:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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