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The Hobbit2,602,680Join director Peter Jackson and stars Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage for our exclusive Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, December 4th, at 10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET / 6:15pm GMT! Our special guests will be answering your fan questions live (please submit them using #TheHobbit hashtag) and introducing a never-before-seen clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Watch the Google+ Hangout here: http://youtu.be/uZl8syHuebMThe Hobbit Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage2013-12-04 19:15:004847  
Robert SKREINER1,228,961+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001947  
Trey Ratcliff8,670,378We go live tonight! +Nicole S. Young  has a new eBook called The Inspired Photographer at http://www.flatbooks.com/featured/the-inspired-photographer -- she'll be joining me along with +Thomas Hawk  +Gino Barasa and maybe more!  Also, as a bonus-topic, we'll open the show with +Steven Levy  from Wired magazine to talk about the Project Loon from Google...   As usual, we'll have live chat and take questions live over in the embedded player at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  -- see you soon! :)New show! Finding Your Photography Inspiration + Google Loon Balloon recap! Join me with Thomas Hawk and more - 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-06-18 04:00:00269  

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2015-12-23 04:22:40 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Möbius Strip

Just a little example, it helped me to think about the "Infinite Loopy Toony" Image. So, I finished it just for fun and rendered it. 


It is 5120x2880 pixels to fill an iMac 5K screen. I try to keep that format for this collection.

Most reshares: 7

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2016-01-15 18:45:33 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

... which way to go?

A more personal concern -- currently with posting images here are the "spammers" and people who comment with unrelated stuff.

I have met here wonderful people and enjoy visits on their G+ Profiles.
The best experience are with pages where the images and comments create a synergy. I love that.

I like to have my "page" here on a nice and positive level, so it invites people to read through the comments with pleasure. Any noise or stupid spam will be deleted. Well, mostly I block those creatures instantly now, no patience anymore with those trolls.
Trolls are Bullies in a worn out clown costume for me, I can't see any value in them, never have, never will. Waste of time.

If the comment is not related to the image, but reflects only the troll's view to the world, I will do the same. (Edit: it was maybe... more »

Most plusones: 98

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2015-12-31 18:02:00 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Stair-Case Gallery at Sam's Studio

I think this is the best use of an "Equirectangular" with its 360ºx180º view. (Those are the typical base of my work). The staircase is around three feet wide, and certainly a challenge.
To get Sam's tasteful work and art with the least amount of distortion into this image was one target, the other one was of course to shoot without being in the image itself. (After all -- I cast shadow and reflections, as well reflect incoming light ;o)

The image opens the small space of the stairs and allowed me so to "paint" an resemblance of a very specific "memory-picture", a core theme of my art.

Happy New Year, and thanks to +Sam Breach to have allowed me to post the images I took in her space.
ENJOY

(Original size 16K, here reduced for web use to 2K)

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2016-02-03 18:45:06 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Small Checked Planet

It is from the planet family of "insular" planets, mostly know from its "parochial" time period, million years ago.
(Any similarity with real existing places are accidentally of course, and used only for story-yelling purposes.)

If it fits into a square, it is welcomed here. If not, well, time will tell. ;o)

ENJOY.

Small Checked Planet

It is from the planet family of "insular" planets, mostly know from its "parochial" time period, million years ago.
(Any similarity with real existing places are accidentally of course, and used only for story-yelling purposes.)

If it fits into a square, it is welcomed here. If not, well, time will tell. ;o)

ENJOY.___

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2016-02-02 04:55:31 (23 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Ornament Planet, CA

Just a little corner of a parking lot that is normally not seen at all. ;o)

ENJOY

Ornament Planet, CA

Just a little corner of a parking lot that is normally not seen at all. ;o)

ENJOY___

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2016-01-29 21:32:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Winter Light -- SoCal

After a session in the park, I went into the "twigs" and took eight shots horizontal and three vertical to stitch it. All done with the "Velvet56" lens. (18K * 11K pixels large as an result). 

I have the feeling I can touch the light.

Winter Light -- SoCal

After a session in the park, I went into the "twigs" and took eight shots horizontal and three vertical to stitch it. All done with the "Velvet56" lens. (18K * 11K pixels large as an result). 

I have the feeling I can touch the light.___

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2016-01-29 17:02:05 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Capitan Hook's Planet, CA

He couldn't resist, but the lamp pole had to be in hook shape. After years of being on many oceans, now hills and little mountains is all he wants.
(Well, growing Wine in his front yard is mandatory, as supply chain is kind of difficult otherwise.) Things change, go with your own flow!

ENJOY.

P.S.: shot in the "Hills" of L.A., CA 

Capitan Hook's Planet, CA

He couldn't resist, but the lamp pole had to be in hook shape. After years of being on many oceans, now hills and little mountains is all he wants.
(Well, growing Wine in his front yard is mandatory, as supply chain is kind of difficult otherwise.) Things change, go with your own flow!

ENJOY.

P.S.: shot in the "Hills" of L.A., CA ___

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2016-01-25 21:29:20 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Picknick Planet, CA.

Just stop by, and have a nice time waiting for the sun-set, which happened here every hour, I was a few minutes too early ;o)

Please note, not more than twelve people at once…

Picknick Planet, CA.

Just stop by, and have a nice time waiting for the sun-set, which happened here every hour, I was a few minutes too early ;o)

Please note, not more than twelve people at once…___

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2016-01-24 22:12:35 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 78 +1s)Open 

Winter in SoCal.

I grew up in an area of long harsh winters, so forgive me my love for this spot on earth, which I call home since a decade: Southern California. :o)

Winter in SoCal.

I grew up in an area of long harsh winters, so forgive me my love for this spot on earth, which I call home since a decade: Southern California. :o)___

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2016-01-24 21:34:52 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Sun Ra Planet, CA.

In the hills, I have a favorite spot, which works only in Winter for the Sun.
We stopped there last evening quickly (12 minutes) before heading to our favorite Garlic Burger Restaurant ;o)

BTW, the name: I saw the "Sun Ra Arkestra" many decades ago [New Jazz festival Moers], and even we had a sunset during the evening, way behind the stage was Thunder and lighting, far away. I will never forget that. Intense times.

Sun Ra Planet, CA.

In the hills, I have a favorite spot, which works only in Winter for the Sun.
We stopped there last evening quickly (12 minutes) before heading to our favorite Garlic Burger Restaurant ;o)

BTW, the name: I saw the "Sun Ra Arkestra" many decades ago [New Jazz festival Moers], and even we had a sunset during the evening, way behind the stage was Thunder and lighting, far away. I will never forget that. Intense times.___

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2016-01-23 19:30:39 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

Planet of the AntZ

Of course I write it in this way, as the movie title ANTZ [1998]. It was released in the year I finished my Dr./PhD about Computer Animation, which might explains my fascination with those movies.

Here in the Bay Area, I found this place in the Oakland Zoo, just a BART ride away from schools [e.g., Expression College] I have thought the leading directors awhile a go.

Perhaps some random thoughts and just to share the title, but well, we all have our passions ;o)

Planet of the AntZ

Of course I write it in this way, as the movie title ANTZ [1998]. It was released in the year I finished my Dr./PhD about Computer Animation, which might explains my fascination with those movies.

Here in the Bay Area, I found this place in the Oakland Zoo, just a BART ride away from schools [e.g., Expression College] I have thought the leading directors awhile a go.

Perhaps some random thoughts and just to share the title, but well, we all have our passions ;o)___

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2016-01-22 18:49:31 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

AntZ Hole

They are tiny and mostly overseen, similar to Worm-Holes, but of course less explored and defined. If you find one on your way, snap an image and then leave, they are too shy to endure long time visits, it's a dimensional thingy, don't take it personal. ;o)

ENJOY

Shot during a visit of the Oakland Zoo, ant place if I recall it correctly ;o)

AntZ Hole

They are tiny and mostly overseen, similar to Worm-Holes, but of course less explored and defined. If you find one on your way, snap an image and then leave, they are too shy to endure long time visits, it's a dimensional thingy, don't take it personal. ;o)

ENJOY

Shot during a visit of the Oakland Zoo, ant place if I recall it correctly ;o)___

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2016-01-21 18:02:41 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Methusalix Planet, CA".

Methusalix is the oldest around, and this little one had a great life. Growing trees and letting go of them by sending the leaves through the whole universe. Many people collected those beautiful leaves and enjoy the richness of their textures and veins.
Most of those beings never have seen a tree on their desert planet, but each leaf tells a story of the trees far away. The leaves are treasured more often than not.
The trees have "eaten" the little planet nearly completely, but there is a happy vibe in this area, a life well lived and shared. 

Enjoy.

Shot yesterday, Infrared, gray sky, two panoramas stitched out of 80 images, 16K wide each, and merged to one.

Methusalix Planet, CA".

Methusalix is the oldest around, and this little one had a great life. Growing trees and letting go of them by sending the leaves through the whole universe. Many people collected those beautiful leaves and enjoy the richness of their textures and veins.
Most of those beings never have seen a tree on their desert planet, but each leaf tells a story of the trees far away. The leaves are treasured more often than not.
The trees have "eaten" the little planet nearly completely, but there is a happy vibe in this area, a life well lived and shared. 

Enjoy.

Shot yesterday, Infrared, gray sky, two panoramas stitched out of 80 images, 16K wide each, and merged to one.___

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2016-01-21 04:50:08 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

"Square" view of Los Angeles, Glendale, CA


Shot in 2008, and freshly stitched today, just for fun. :o)

Did you notice that Downtown L.A. showed up, mid-bottom?

Enjoy!

"Square" view of Los Angeles, Glendale, CA


Shot in 2008, and freshly stitched today, just for fun. :o)

Did you notice that Downtown L.A. showed up, mid-bottom?

Enjoy!___

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2016-01-21 04:46:28 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 63 +1s)Open 

Glendale, CA -- Los Angeles

Shot in 2008 and certainly one of these days where the view was nearly endless. This is a 360ºx180º view from a little hill that we climbed that day. I ruined a pair of pants, but other than that, no losses.

On the horizon you might see Downtown L.A., very very tiny. :o)

It was shot with a Sony from 2004 "DSC F828", and my self build pano-head ;o) Oringinal is 16K wide. 

Glendale, CA -- Los Angeles

Shot in 2008 and certainly one of these days where the view was nearly endless. This is a 360ºx180º view from a little hill that we climbed that day. I ruined a pair of pants, but other than that, no losses.

On the horizon you might see Downtown L.A., very very tiny. :o)

It was shot with a Sony from 2004 "DSC F828", and my self build pano-head ;o) Oringinal is 16K wide. ___

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2016-01-21 04:41:27 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 95 +1s)Open 

... and on the horizon is Downtown L.A. [tiny, very tiny]

Glendale, CA which is part of Los Angeles.

I shot this in 2008, found the single shots on an old memory card today. So I was curious how I would stitch now, as in '08, the fast moving clouds gave me a headache. Today it was a gig of  few minutes... manually. 

I shot this with a camera from 2004, 8MP, Sony DSC F828. The final was 16K wide, kind of a standard for me, when I shoot for fun only.

... and on the horizon is Downtown L.A. [tiny, very tiny]

Glendale, CA which is part of Los Angeles.

I shot this in 2008, found the single shots on an old memory card today. So I was curious how I would stitch now, as in '08, the fast moving clouds gave me a headache. Today it was a gig of  few minutes... manually. 

I shot this with a camera from 2004, 8MP, Sony DSC F828. The final was 16K wide, kind of a standard for me, when I shoot for fun only.___

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2016-01-20 04:19:05 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

Friendly Neighbors

Sometimes it is worth to just look up. Perhaps someone is waving at you, eventually it is just a little planet or its trees. 

Enjoy. :o)

Friendly Neighbors

Sometimes it is worth to just look up. Perhaps someone is waving at you, eventually it is just a little planet or its trees. 

Enjoy. :o)___

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2016-01-18 22:05:43 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Infra Red Planet.

Since a while I wanted to shoot an infra-red little planet. I did this with long exposures to "cancel-out" the people in the shot. Which lead to some surprises. Obviously the lens is not as "light-tight" for this as I thought, and some other problems... as I try solve all problems [soon or later], I happily welcome any problem during experimentation time, as these are my future solution and skills. 

It felt like being back to the old&early dark room times again, develop something out of something [murphy's law etc] :o)

However, I love the shot, it has an antique feeling and I enjoy it. 

(This was done with a camera that wasn't stripped of the IR-block filter, next time back to my IR-OLPF)

Infra Red Planet.

Since a while I wanted to shoot an infra-red little planet. I did this with long exposures to "cancel-out" the people in the shot. Which lead to some surprises. Obviously the lens is not as "light-tight" for this as I thought, and some other problems... as I try solve all problems [soon or later], I happily welcome any problem during experimentation time, as these are my future solution and skills. 

It felt like being back to the old&early dark room times again, develop something out of something [murphy's law etc] :o)

However, I love the shot, it has an antique feeling and I enjoy it. 

(This was done with a camera that wasn't stripped of the IR-block filter, next time back to my IR-OLPF)___

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2016-01-16 23:41:24 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

Z∞diac Planet

Oakland Zoo, three panoramas (each 360ºx180º) mixed into one.
Endless.
Endless fun to create.

ENJOY

Z∞diac Planet

Oakland Zoo, three panoramas (each 360ºx180º) mixed into one.
Endless.
Endless fun to create.

ENJOY___

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2016-01-16 04:47:28 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 88 +1s)Open 

Monkey Planet

Oakland Zoo, this was were all the monkeys were; Apes and Monkeys to be a little bit more precise. I saw only a few of them, as they had a lot of space to hide in the green.

This Zoo is really like a park, very quiet and large, certainly peaceful.

Monkey Planet

Oakland Zoo, this was were all the monkeys were; Apes and Monkeys to be a little bit more precise. I saw only a few of them, as they had a lot of space to hide in the green.

This Zoo is really like a park, very quiet and large, certainly peaceful.___

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2016-01-15 18:45:33 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

... which way to go?

A more personal concern -- currently with posting images here are the "spammers" and people who comment with unrelated stuff.

I have met here wonderful people and enjoy visits on their G+ Profiles.
The best experience are with pages where the images and comments create a synergy. I love that.

I like to have my "page" here on a nice and positive level, so it invites people to read through the comments with pleasure. Any noise or stupid spam will be deleted. Well, mostly I block those creatures instantly now, no patience anymore with those trolls.
Trolls are Bullies in a worn out clown costume for me, I can't see any value in them, never have, never will. Waste of time.

If the comment is not related to the image, but reflects only the troll's view to the world, I will do the same. (Edit: it was maybe... more »

... which way to go?

A more personal concern -- currently with posting images here are the "spammers" and people who comment with unrelated stuff.

I have met here wonderful people and enjoy visits on their G+ Profiles.
The best experience are with pages where the images and comments create a synergy. I love that.

I like to have my "page" here on a nice and positive level, so it invites people to read through the comments with pleasure. Any noise or stupid spam will be deleted. Well, mostly I block those creatures instantly now, no patience anymore with those trolls.
Trolls are Bullies in a worn out clown costume for me, I can't see any value in them, never have, never will. Waste of time.

If the comment is not related to the image, but reflects only the troll's view to the world, I will do the same. (Edit: it was maybe not clear to some, posting un-related is for me: occupying someones place without being invited/edit) I'm used to have that quality, as a moderator in a forum soon in my second decade over there. I have worked on this quality for too long to let go of it here.

So where to go, let the spam-artists, trolls and bullies take over? Nope! I will do my house-keeping here, so that the great people have fun to visit. On the end, those worthless comments will kind of tint my work if not deleted, and yes, I think these images deserve better, at l least all of the images I have plussed here in the past years, and so much more great work of you deserve the same, I will hopefully have the pleasure to explore all of those with the addd value of insightful comments.

Keep the trolls out!

ENJOY.___

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2016-01-14 20:50:50 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

... will the road end soon? 

Just to fill you in how the road changed while driving around in the Mojave Desert. We kept going, but all signs were speaking against success. Anyway, time for a pano, even there is not so much to see, but that is exactly what I like about the desert, the peace -- the visual peace. :o)



(Text is just for entertainment of course, don't call 911 ;o)

... will the road end soon? 

Just to fill you in how the road changed while driving around in the Mojave Desert. We kept going, but all signs were speaking against success. Anyway, time for a pano, even there is not so much to see, but that is exactly what I like about the desert, the peace -- the visual peace. :o)



(Text is just for entertainment of course, don't call 911 ;o)___

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2016-01-14 04:52:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

Bean Beach Planet

Looks like Malibu, CA, right?
(Rhetorical question)
 ;o)
It is fun to be there. 

For everyone scratching ice in the morning, I hope it helps a little bit. There is hope. (I lived in a cold Winter area way too long [decades], so I enjoy it here).

Enjoy

Bean Beach Planet

Looks like Malibu, CA, right?
(Rhetorical question)
 ;o)
It is fun to be there. 

For everyone scratching ice in the morning, I hope it helps a little bit. There is hope. (I lived in a cold Winter area way too long [decades], so I enjoy it here).

Enjoy___

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2016-01-13 18:26:56 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Marsian Planet, NV

Last week I watched "John Carter [of Mars]"again, this weekend I think I will see "The Martian". I watch movies for my job, not only VFX and 3D wise. Reading in Cinefex that most shots of the Martian were done on this planet, made me look at my own images again.
However, Mars seemed a current interest here ;o) so I played around with some material. Just for fun. Did I mention my love for digital matte painting?

ENJOY.

Marsian Planet, NV

Last week I watched "John Carter [of Mars]"again, this weekend I think I will see "The Martian". I watch movies for my job, not only VFX and 3D wise. Reading in Cinefex that most shots of the Martian were done on this planet, made me look at my own images again.
However, Mars seemed a current interest here ;o) so I played around with some material. Just for fun. Did I mention my love for digital matte painting?

ENJOY.___

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2016-01-13 03:50:47 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Valley of Fire, NV

Way too early in the morning, but it was worth it.

ENJOY

Valley of Fire, NV

Way too early in the morning, but it was worth it.

ENJOY___

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2016-01-12 19:30:57 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Lost in Mojave Desert, CA ;o)

The road has changed to a path of gravel, the sun is burning and low already, which means we will have few hours left.

BTW: Rattlesnakes are no a good guidance nor own a compass. More later...

:o)

P.S.: the stories are as real as the lIttle Planets, don't send a rescue mission... ;o)

Lost in Mojave Desert, CA ;o)

The road has changed to a path of gravel, the sun is burning and low already, which means we will have few hours left.

BTW: Rattlesnakes are no a good guidance nor own a compass. More later...

:o)

P.S.: the stories are as real as the lIttle Planets, don't send a rescue mission... ;o)___

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2016-01-12 06:15:38 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Mojave Desert, Ca

If one gets lost here, it might be a long long walk, which direction? Well...

The road turns often to gravel, then dust. 
What you get here is silence, listen to the air, sometimes to the wind. 
Time stands still. 

The desert connects California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona.

Mojave Desert, Ca

If one gets lost here, it might be a long long walk, which direction? Well...

The road turns often to gravel, then dust. 
What you get here is silence, listen to the air, sometimes to the wind. 
Time stands still. 

The desert connects California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona.___

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2016-01-10 20:04:39 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

The Non So Peaceful Planet Pacifico, CA

It was an exciting evening, and even near darkness, this little planet had a lot of fun. The party of the waves lasted long and everyone liked it.

Enjoy!

[Original image is 12K wide]

The Non So Peaceful Planet Pacifico, CA

It was an exciting evening, and even near darkness, this little planet had a lot of fun. The party of the waves lasted long and everyone liked it.

Enjoy!

[Original image is 12K wide]___

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2016-01-10 19:53:49 (6 comments; 6 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

Late evening: the Pacific having a wild party :o)

I shot this panorama with a wider lens, and had to hold the camera behind me, to protect it after each shot. It was wild. Don't get me wrong, I know the danger of water and have experienced it first hand. Even after absolving (back in Germany) three times the long and tough "Life Rescue Swimming Test" [DLRG.de], I have not felt comfortable shooting this. So, be safe -- always. Anyway, I love the image. Tehehe.

Late evening: the Pacific having a wild party :o)

I shot this panorama with a wider lens, and had to hold the camera behind me, to protect it after each shot. It was wild. Don't get me wrong, I know the danger of water and have experienced it first hand. Even after absolving (back in Germany) three times the long and tough "Life Rescue Swimming Test" [DLRG.de], I have not felt comfortable shooting this. So, be safe -- always. Anyway, I love the image. Tehehe.___

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2016-01-10 04:57:28 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

17 Miles Drive, Pacific Coast, Ca

Cruising down the old HYW 1, a little detour is just fun. 
I hope this sunny view helps a little bit over the winter-mood. :o)

ENJOY

17 Miles Drive, Pacific Coast, Ca

Cruising down the old HYW 1, a little detour is just fun. 
I hope this sunny view helps a little bit over the winter-mood. :o)

ENJOY___

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2016-01-07 21:34:19 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

Fruitvale, CA

2015 was certainly a year in which I collected a lot a 3rd party ideas about photographing in public spaces. The bandwidth of what people express about shooting in public is huge. I know that everyone expresses only a representation of the reality one is in. Funnily enough, where I expected the most trouble, shooting on a crossing, I got no comments or opinions about it at all. Peaceful people doing their thing, and let me do mine. Loved it.
For 2016 I have a nice to-do list, of explorations and experiments, but also my film-work will take more time, so I will slow down a little bit.
ENJOY!

Fruitvale, CA

2015 was certainly a year in which I collected a lot a 3rd party ideas about photographing in public spaces. The bandwidth of what people express about shooting in public is huge. I know that everyone expresses only a representation of the reality one is in. Funnily enough, where I expected the most trouble, shooting on a crossing, I got no comments or opinions about it at all. Peaceful people doing their thing, and let me do mine. Loved it.
For 2016 I have a nice to-do list, of explorations and experiments, but also my film-work will take more time, so I will slow down a little bit.
ENJOY!___

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2016-01-02 19:59:14 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

In the eye of the beholder ;o)

A complete un-wrapped 360ºx180º, Enjoy the view

Part of the series: Sam's Photostudio, Bay Area, Ca

In the eye of the beholder ;o)

A complete un-wrapped 360ºx180º, Enjoy the view

Part of the series: Sam's Photostudio, Bay Area, Ca___

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2016-01-01 18:24:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Unfolding the Space

As the year starts, we like to see it as a new start or a new package with full of options. I'm certain you get the idea why I post this image today... :o)

Sam' Photostudio as a DIY Sphere, as things unfold greatly here.

Happy New Year to everyone, and thanks for last year!

Unfolding the Space

As the year starts, we like to see it as a new start or a new package with full of options. I'm certain you get the idea why I post this image today... :o)

Sam' Photostudio as a DIY Sphere, as things unfold greatly here.

Happy New Year to everyone, and thanks for last year!___

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2015-12-31 18:02:00 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Stair-Case Gallery at Sam's Studio

I think this is the best use of an "Equirectangular" with its 360ºx180º view. (Those are the typical base of my work). The staircase is around three feet wide, and certainly a challenge.
To get Sam's tasteful work and art with the least amount of distortion into this image was one target, the other one was of course to shoot without being in the image itself. (After all -- I cast shadow and reflections, as well reflect incoming light ;o)

The image opens the small space of the stairs and allowed me so to "paint" an resemblance of a very specific "memory-picture", a core theme of my art.

Happy New Year, and thanks to +Sam Breach to have allowed me to post the images I took in her space.
ENJOY

(Original size 16K, here reduced for web use to 2K)

Stair-Case Gallery at Sam's Studio

I think this is the best use of an "Equirectangular" with its 360ºx180º view. (Those are the typical base of my work). The staircase is around three feet wide, and certainly a challenge.
To get Sam's tasteful work and art with the least amount of distortion into this image was one target, the other one was of course to shoot without being in the image itself. (After all -- I cast shadow and reflections, as well reflect incoming light ;o)

The image opens the small space of the stairs and allowed me so to "paint" an resemblance of a very specific "memory-picture", a core theme of my art.

Happy New Year, and thanks to +Sam Breach to have allowed me to post the images I took in her space.
ENJOY

(Original size 16K, here reduced for web use to 2K)___

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2015-12-30 19:14:17 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

+Sam Breach's Studio Tour/ Outside

The Studio is directly connected with a little open space, which is semi public, and only for guests. Since this is a Little Planet Collection, I though it's time for such a shoot here.

It is a quiet place and leaves the busy/noisy Bay-Area outside.

I had a cat following around me there, while shooting, which I think was a good sign of being accepted there ;o)

+Sam Breach's Studio Tour/ Outside

The Studio is directly connected with a little open space, which is semi public, and only for guests. Since this is a Little Planet Collection, I though it's time for such a shoot here.

It is a quiet place and leaves the busy/noisy Bay-Area outside.

I had a cat following around me there, while shooting, which I think was a good sign of being accepted there ;o)___

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2015-12-29 17:59:04 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

A very unique space, hence the presentation of it in this way.

Sam Breach's Studio, part four. :o)

I certainly was affected by architecture my whole life so far. Not only growing up in a larger construction company, and designing and building my first three story house at the age of sixteen. Being drawn to set-design and cinematography since "ever", my perception is certainly wide open.
I enjoy spaces as others might enjoy a five-course meal. Bragging aside ;o) I found this presentation mode adequate and with its "peeling" of the whole 360ºx180º view, I enjoyed the result a lot.
.
I hope this feeling is able to jump over... :o)
.
ENJOY.


[original 16K wide, here the 2K version]

A very unique space, hence the presentation of it in this way.

Sam Breach's Studio, part four. :o)

I certainly was affected by architecture my whole life so far. Not only growing up in a larger construction company, and designing and building my first three story house at the age of sixteen. Being drawn to set-design and cinematography since "ever", my perception is certainly wide open.
I enjoy spaces as others might enjoy a five-course meal. Bragging aside ;o) I found this presentation mode adequate and with its "peeling" of the whole 360ºx180º view, I enjoyed the result a lot.
.
I hope this feeling is able to jump over... :o)
.
ENJOY.


[original 16K wide, here the 2K version]___

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2015-12-28 18:20:55 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

Sam Breach's Photo-Studio, Part 3

I took this image from the service/support area of the studio, the catering space and the staircase to the make up room, change room.

The art work on the walls, from her or collected from other artists, sets a wonderful mood, to dive into ones own work.

The image reflects the continuation but also the structure of this space. It is practically one space, but in fact it feels like many. :o)

Sam Breach's Photo-Studio, Part 3

I took this image from the service/support area of the studio, the catering space and the staircase to the make up room, change room.

The art work on the walls, from her or collected from other artists, sets a wonderful mood, to dive into ones own work.

The image reflects the continuation but also the structure of this space. It is practically one space, but in fact it feels like many. :o)___

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2015-12-27 17:55:00 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

Architectural Yin and Yang

Inside and outside are often not that clearly separated. During my first architecture study, my Prof took a lot of time discussing with us "Newbies" the philosophy of windows. With the hope that we would then design something else than mainstream. :o)
The way to enter this wonderful Photo-studio works in layers of changes in privacy, at the same time it doesn't occlude the outside or inside. I felt connected but also very private, a wonderful mix. 
My image is just the reflections of that impression.
ENJOY

Architectural Yin and Yang

Inside and outside are often not that clearly separated. During my first architecture study, my Prof took a lot of time discussing with us "Newbies" the philosophy of windows. With the hope that we would then design something else than mainstream. :o)
The way to enter this wonderful Photo-studio works in layers of changes in privacy, at the same time it doesn't occlude the outside or inside. I felt connected but also very private, a wonderful mix. 
My image is just the reflections of that impression.
ENJOY___

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2015-12-27 03:23:04 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 63 +1s)Open 

Visiting a friend's Studio in San Francisco

I took some images during Fall, but let me tell you a little bit more about ...

You might check out the results of +Sam Breach 's Photostudio. She describes herself as "photographer and imagemaker", which is a typical British understatement. See for yourself. 
We had wonderful days there, enjoyed the light and atmosphere in this wonderful environment.
So, if you are in need for professional work or for that little bit of extra imagination, to get top results for your agency, check out her website:
www.sambreach.com
.
I will post in the next days a series of images that I took during that time. These represent my impression. ENJOY.

Visiting a friend's Studio in San Francisco

I took some images during Fall, but let me tell you a little bit more about ...

You might check out the results of +Sam Breach 's Photostudio. She describes herself as "photographer and imagemaker", which is a typical British understatement. See for yourself. 
We had wonderful days there, enjoyed the light and atmosphere in this wonderful environment.
So, if you are in need for professional work or for that little bit of extra imagination, to get top results for your agency, check out her website:
www.sambreach.com
.
I will post in the next days a series of images that I took during that time. These represent my impression. ENJOY.___

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2015-12-26 23:22:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Just another way to create Little Planets on the fly!

It uses the R17 feature of Cinema 4D: the UV Peeler.

Two ways to wrap the image and one idea how to switch between Planet and Tunnel view.

60 seconds long.

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/DQMPsSZj7Cw

Just another way to create Little Planets on the fly!

It uses the R17 feature of Cinema 4D: the UV Peeler.

Two ways to wrap the image and one idea how to switch between Planet and Tunnel view.

60 seconds long.

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/DQMPsSZj7Cw___

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2015-12-24 18:24:06 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Motion

The previous image lead to an animation, and then to this image. Randomly picked, but the idea to render it in 5K and show it here is based on the pleasure I had with the change of an static image.

Since a while C4D has some options toward Motion Blur and Depth of field. The emphasis is on the "and", as in "post" this is typically a problem. So far I haven't seen a good solution for it, and I have read a huge pile of books about VFX and have watched around 6,000 tutorials in the past decade+.
To render it out at once and get these nice mix and directional blur, not just based on a 2D post blur, makes me happy.

The movie is here

https://youtu.be/ZBUKyDXNs8g

ENJOY.

Motion

The previous image lead to an animation, and then to this image. Randomly picked, but the idea to render it in 5K and show it here is based on the pleasure I had with the change of an static image.

Since a while C4D has some options toward Motion Blur and Depth of field. The emphasis is on the "and", as in "post" this is typically a problem. So far I haven't seen a good solution for it, and I have read a huge pile of books about VFX and have watched around 6,000 tutorials in the past decade+.
To render it out at once and get these nice mix and directional blur, not just based on a 2D post blur, makes me happy.

The movie is here

https://youtu.be/ZBUKyDXNs8g

ENJOY.___

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2015-12-24 05:15:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Infinite Loopy Loop

I have to stop to listen to +John Getchel, he ask always for stuff where I got lost in, here is another example how I have answered to his idea:
;o)
A ride along a Möbius, kind off.

https://youtu.be/ZBUKyDXNs8g

Image, animation and music all created for that by me. Cinema 4D R17, Logic Pro X. 

ENJOY

IF enough requests are give, I will render a UHD version, here is just an HD version [1920x1080].

Infinite Loopy Loop

I have to stop to listen to +John Getchel, he ask always for stuff where I got lost in, here is another example how I have answered to his idea:
;o)
A ride along a Möbius, kind off.

https://youtu.be/ZBUKyDXNs8g

Image, animation and music all created for that by me. Cinema 4D R17, Logic Pro X. 

ENJOY

IF enough requests are give, I will render a UHD version, here is just an HD version [1920x1080].___

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2015-12-23 04:22:40 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Möbius Strip

Just a little example, it helped me to think about the "Infinite Loopy Toony" Image. So, I finished it just for fun and rendered it. 


It is 5120x2880 pixels to fill an iMac 5K screen. I try to keep that format for this collection.

Möbius Strip

Just a little example, it helped me to think about the "Infinite Loopy Toony" Image. So, I finished it just for fun and rendered it. 


It is 5120x2880 pixels to fill an iMac 5K screen. I try to keep that format for this collection.___

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2015-12-22 18:29:13 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

Infinite Loopy-Toony

Someone ;o) asked me (+John Getchel ) about the "infinite planets", and as it is normally a well cared secret, with every traveler has at least one camera, we look in a future with no secrets anymore, so I post it here, with no concerns. :o)
It is not a Möbius Strip, they are more hidden, but I hope this is a nice example.

As an artist I liked this fine line between repetition and refining ideas. To do "the same" is not my target, to get better with each iteration is, to push my art forward is not based on doing nearly the same thing, but to be more precise in creating what I want to do: it is to see the next step and combine what was before.
For some rushed observers it might look the same, but everyone exploring someone's art might be aware of this specific "quality" of iteration-progress. I saw it over manyd... more »

Infinite Loopy-Toony

Someone ;o) asked me (+John Getchel ) about the "infinite planets", and as it is normally a well cared secret, with every traveler has at least one camera, we look in a future with no secrets anymore, so I post it here, with no concerns. :o)
It is not a Möbius Strip, they are more hidden, but I hope this is a nice example.

As an artist I liked this fine line between repetition and refining ideas. To do "the same" is not my target, to get better with each iteration is, to push my art forward is not based on doing nearly the same thing, but to be more precise in creating what I want to do: it is to see the next step and combine what was before.
For some rushed observers it might look the same, but everyone exploring someone's art might be aware of this specific "quality" of iteration-progress. I saw it over many decades in many artist's work, and I enjoy to see such fine progress. It often helped me to dive deeper into someone's art. (Hence why I visit profiles and avoid the stream here.)

With that having said, enjoy the ride.

Shot at Disneyland, edited a hill or two from Hollywood, CA. ;o)___

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2015-12-21 16:55:06 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays

My best wishes, for the things you celebrate or the ones you love. Whatever you do, where ever you are: enjoy the last days of this year and enjoy what you have in your life.
Thanks for stopping by here.
Take care. :o)

Disneyland -- Dec. 10. 2015 

Happy Holidays

My best wishes, for the things you celebrate or the ones you love. Whatever you do, where ever you are: enjoy the last days of this year and enjoy what you have in your life.
Thanks for stopping by here.
Take care. :o)

Disneyland -- Dec. 10. 2015 ___

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2015-12-21 03:51:32 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Jungle Toon, Central Place

I might have overdone the toonish look here, but for that theme it fits, and it was fun to merge all elements so seamlessly. I might post one more of this series later, but so far I think I have saturated this theme, [pun intended]. :o)

I hope I get soon some time to start a series that is on my to-do list since a while, "Twilight Downtown L.A.". 
 

Jungle Toon, Central Place

I might have overdone the toonish look here, but for that theme it fits, and it was fun to merge all elements so seamlessly. I might post one more of this series later, but so far I think I have saturated this theme, [pun intended]. :o)

I hope I get soon some time to start a series that is on my to-do list since a while, "Twilight Downtown L.A.". 
 ___

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2015-12-18 17:26:24 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Parrot's View of a Pirate Trainings Planet

This tree house is certainly a pirate nest, no doubt, and it was originally connected to the outlook whit a suspension bridge. As I have done it before, I shoot with the target to take the bridge out in post. ;o)

Enjoy!

Parrot's View of a Pirate Trainings Planet

This tree house is certainly a pirate nest, no doubt, and it was originally connected to the outlook whit a suspension bridge. As I have done it before, I shoot with the target to take the bridge out in post. ;o)

Enjoy!___

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2015-12-17 19:38:24 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Toon Planet, the other side ;o)

The funny thing of these planets is, one might think: walk one time around, and everything there is to be seen -- has been seen.
Well, everything seems to change constantly even if some building like to be build out of yello. Details are a alive and dance around, a visual bold symphony.

Enjoy the Disney Planet report.

This is based on a panorama shot, manually stitched and 22K wide and since it was quite gloomy that day, I rendered a Sky 360ºx180º equirectangular in Cinema 4D, which gave me all I needed for this in a few minutes. But for a "real" toon image, things need to work together. ;o) So I fine-"tooned" the sky as well.

Toon Planet, the other side ;o)

The funny thing of these planets is, one might think: walk one time around, and everything there is to be seen -- has been seen.
Well, everything seems to change constantly even if some building like to be build out of yello. Details are a alive and dance around, a visual bold symphony.

Enjoy the Disney Planet report.

This is based on a panorama shot, manually stitched and 22K wide and since it was quite gloomy that day, I rendered a Sky 360ºx180º equirectangular in Cinema 4D, which gave me all I needed for this in a few minutes. But for a "real" toon image, things need to work together. ;o) So I fine-"tooned" the sky as well.___

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2015-12-16 18:22:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Fall at the Disney Lake Planet

These colors couldn't be stopped even with one of those nasty curses -- which happens here from time to time. The fog curse is the lightest, and plants love it, but Fall Colors are just strong enough to push anything away. 
True Love lifts any curse.

Fall at the Disney Lake Planet

These colors couldn't be stopped even with one of those nasty curses -- which happens here from time to time. The fog curse is the lightest, and plants love it, but Fall Colors are just strong enough to push anything away. 
True Love lifts any curse.___

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2015-12-16 03:18:25 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

Stay Tooned Planet

Somehow my camera felt instantly like a big plastic blob with a way too big button. But as an explorer of all these Little Planets, I'm very much used to this kind of trouble.
These are pure candy colors, so much so that my screen got sticky!
Enjoy

Taken last week at Disneyland!

Stay Tooned Planet

Somehow my camera felt instantly like a big plastic blob with a way too big button. But as an explorer of all these Little Planets, I'm very much used to this kind of trouble.
These are pure candy colors, so much so that my screen got sticky!
Enjoy

Taken last week at Disneyland!___

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2015-12-15 19:54:20 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Toony X-Mas

The Disney tour was a birthday gift from my partner, she gave it to me, as she always tells me, as an US citizen you have to do it. Well I got the gift last Summer, and since we both work a lot, it took a while.

We entered this world after eight hours of rides and walking, it was a long journey, but we finally made it. Then I saw this little six sided Gazebo, of course a handheld 360º is a challenge to do inside of it, but I had to do it. Well, it resulted in an evening of manual stitching. But somehow I love it. :o)

Toony X-Mas

The Disney tour was a birthday gift from my partner, she gave it to me, as she always tells me, as an US citizen you have to do it. Well I got the gift last Summer, and since we both work a lot, it took a while.

We entered this world after eight hours of rides and walking, it was a long journey, but we finally made it. Then I saw this little six sided Gazebo, of course a handheld 360º is a challenge to do inside of it, but I had to do it. Well, it resulted in an evening of manual stitching. But somehow I love it. :o)___

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2015-12-14 19:19:41 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Follow Jack Sparrow! ;o)

A pirates life (or dead) is not a simple task, and to go the other side to come back, ... well this image documents how this happened last Thursday in Disneyland. ;o)

ENJOY THE RIDE.

Follow Jack Sparrow! ;o)

A pirates life (or dead) is not a simple task, and to go the other side to come back, ... well this image documents how this happened last Thursday in Disneyland. ;o)

ENJOY THE RIDE.___

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2015-12-13 23:12:37 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 61 +1s)Open 

Disney Pirate Island Planet

Last Thursday we visited Disneyland. There is that "Pirate Island". We took the tour with the Mississippi Boat, and went one time around the Island.

I took a little bit over 200 shots to have a seamless panorama from the "island's coast". Needless to say, that would have been a small panorama (i.e., long and not very tall). So, I took a nice collection of images, all unrelated and stitched them manually.Lots of work -- to say the least. I got a 26K equirectangular out of it, which is quite large for a Little Planet.

For sharing, I reduced it to 2K, but I hope one day to print it out fully, roughly in the size of a door. ;o)

Enjoy!

Disney Pirate Island Planet

Last Thursday we visited Disneyland. There is that "Pirate Island". We took the tour with the Mississippi Boat, and went one time around the Island.

I took a little bit over 200 shots to have a seamless panorama from the "island's coast". Needless to say, that would have been a small panorama (i.e., long and not very tall). So, I took a nice collection of images, all unrelated and stitched them manually.Lots of work -- to say the least. I got a 26K equirectangular out of it, which is quite large for a Little Planet.

For sharing, I reduced it to 2K, but I hope one day to print it out fully, roughly in the size of a door. ;o)

Enjoy!___

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