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Ananda Sim has been at 29 events

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Lotus Carroll1,774,795Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, October 4th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, September 28th up until Monday morning, October 5th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @111856427400498745265 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/HzUDMr) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme!2015-10-04 03:00:0052  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140Anyone can come on this walk, but only active community members of Melbourne Photowalkers who voted on the "I'm alive" poll are eligible to win the prize. Route announced!  https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z58dq65KDHgk.kEK7eKBBnLr0&usp=sharing note this has been moved to our new shiny public holiday fri 2nd OctoberThe Megawalk2015-10-02 10:00:0012  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140@117041075804892321436​ is on again with this to see that are normally unseen. Avoid the queues and sign up to be a volunteer for half a day. It's easy and to go to the front of any queue.Open House Melbourne2015-07-25 09:00:0031  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140An evening of cheer, beer, and probably photos.... Melbourne Winter Solstice at Federation Square. More information for Sat: http://fedsquare.com/events/solstice-celebration and all week http://fedsquare.com/umbrellas/the-light-in-winter No formal photowalk but I'm sure we can hunt in random packs. Dinner at Flinders St Pho (Vietnamese Soup) assuming they're open 7pm. It's on the South side of Flinders St in the station between the mad hatter and Elizabeth St - roughly opposite the DeGraves subway entrance. After we get bored at the federation square we'll head to docklands for light painting. Likely locations are Webb Bridge, North Wharf, and the little forest near ANZ.Melbourne Winter Solstice Celebration2015-06-20 17:00:004  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140It's autumn. The gardens are amazing in Autumn. It's time for a wander. We will meet up at the corner of Anderson St and Alexander Ave because afternoon parking is usually easy around here.Let the coloured leaves fall2015-05-02 15:00:0019  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,571http://www.pinholeday.org/ Please note that I (@111830327627461921997) am not the creator of the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day: I have created this event here solely to remind people on @101560853443212199687 about this day such that more people participate. Image (by me) used as banner can be found here: https://flic.kr/p/aj4CPaWorldwide Pinhole Photography Day2015-04-26 02:00:0012  
Paul Francis2,733For those who would like to attend the dawn service feel free to attend and then join this walk. Based on past experience my recommendation would be to aim to get to the shrine by about 04:00, if you get to the shrine at 06:00 you will be a long way from the action This walk will now officially start at 08:15 at the Info Centre in Federation Square, this should give us plenty of time to meet and find a good location to photograph the parade starting at 09:00  The parade runs to 13:30 so let me know if you want to photograph the whole parade or think we should reconvene at about 11:30 and wander into the city For more details on the ceremonies see: http://www.shrine.org.au/Remembrance/Ceremonies/ANZAC-Day-2015Anzac Day Walk2015-04-25 08:15:003  
Leigh Diprose33,967F Stop Lounge would like to welcome Melbourne (Australia) based photographers to come along to their first ever free Photo Walk. Join F Stop Lounge co-founder @116673938126812294472, Contributor @118147026232888832621 and Social Media Guru @101811272648446427966 on what will be an awesome afternoon out. You’ll have to opportunity to photograph, network and meet some new friends. After the walk we will even have a drink and bite to eat at The Boatbuilders Yard. Prizes that were kindly donated by @100266938567862344330, @106352308148651023028 and @104118377482687805505 will be given out for the best photos. For more information visit the website link below for more details: https://fstoplounge.com/2015/02/free-photo-walk-in-melbourne-saturday-28th-march-2015/ Header photo by @113615715088480442545 - See more of his amazing photos on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jarrodhydephoto Instagram: http://instagram.com/jarrodhydephotography/F Stop Lounge Melbourne Photo Walk2015-03-28 16:30:0038  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140A 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)25,571I'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 Pavlinovich25,140Now 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  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140+103443535903564882902​ event vanished. Here is a new one.Melbourne Cup Walk2014-11-04 10:00:0013  
Ananda Sim17,741The Olympus E-M1 firmware has gone version 2.0 with some new Art Filters. Friend @116211643637254159887 is considering revisiting Art Filters so let's all have some fun with Olympus Art Filters. This feature is available on a fair number of Olympus camera models, even compacts, but definitely Micro Four Thirds bodies and Four Thirds DSLR bodies. When you shoot raw + JPEG, the Art Filter applies to your SOOC JPEG. Your raw can be re-worked by yourself without that encumbrance. If you use Olympus Viewer, OV can re-create the exact Art Filter or you can pick any other one, as if you were using the camera. *For this event* 1. You can display a maximum of 3 of your shots 2. Your shots can be SOOC JPEG from the camera or via raw and then processed via Olympus Viewer 3 to JPEG. 3. You need to register with G+ and this event to make a post of your hyperlink or your photo but your photos can be stored anywhere - Flickr, Facebook (yes FB but make it public) etc... Certainly at G+. 4. You don't have to meet up physically so you can make your photo anywhere in the world. 5. Get your friends with Olympus gear involved - it's not limited to this group. 6. Preferably for each photo, tell us the model of your camera, which Art Filter you used and a few words on why you like that shot Note to those people who haven't bought an Olympus camera with Art Filters *yet* you can still play because: You can even use #olympusArtFilters on any photo on your mobile device with OI Share app, but of course the source data doesn't start from raw. For those with an Olympus camera with Art Filters, you can shoot an Art Filter JPEG, get it onto your mobile device (could use OIShare to wirelessly transfer from your camera) and since it is a JPEG, you could layer another Art Filter on top of the first one. No, it's not like Photoshop Touch but it's not as complicated either. And it's free. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.olympusimaging.oishare https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/olympus-image-share/id561896860?mt=8 There are no prizes or ranking - this isn't a competition, this is a celebration of the Art Filter and of you joy in photography. Enjoy! Cheers to @116965767030817887153 @108977422735122571732  From Ananda Sim :)Olympus Art Filter Weekend - Virtual Event2014-09-19 16:00:0014  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140You may shoot 36 compositions on this photowalk. you may shoot film or digital it's up to you but only 36. Can you do it? Shooting only 36 will make you really look, evaluate, think "do I really need this shot?". It will make you more deliberate. It will make you hunt for the best light and the best subject matter. You'll find it hard. You'll find it frustrating. You'll find it rewarding. You may post process via traditional or digital darkroom if you choose. If you're shooting HDR you may bracket but you must only end up with 36 images after post. I'll lead a walk around Melbourne (botanic gardens, observatory, the shrine, arts centre, ending for munchies and drinks on Southbank). If you can't walk with us, please shoot the 36 anywhere you want and share the 36 to this event. Worldwide. Go for it. The 36 photowalk - where will you shoot yours?2014-08-31 14:00:0050  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140Join us for a walk around Fitzroy from the mid afternoon culminating in the projection festival in Gertrude Street. in the evening.  Meet up at Melbourne Museum west end (opposite Pelham St on Rathdowne St). Carparking in the museum is flat rate $16 or you can take your chances on the street. Given the festival is on I'd expect the inspectors to be out in force. The area is known for its diverse population and wonderful foods. The festival is like the little brother of Vivid and White Night.  Walk Map (in two parts) https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z58dq65KDHgk.kNkrZLeCGkyY This is the map for the two part walk around Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy for Graffiti and street photography before there is a dinner break and the Gertrude Street festival. No need to carry your tripod for the first part of the walk. Leave it in the carpark (hidden of course). Get it out for part two if you want it. Fire spinning will be back at the museum or exhibition buildings after part two if it's not ridiculously late by then. While we'll be crossing a meal time there will NOT be an organised meal, we'll break from the walk at 6pm at the end of part one and restart at 7pm for the festival to give people a chance to grab food wherever they want.Flick's Walk - Gertrude Street Projection Festival Photowalk2014-07-19 14:30:0020  
Peter Novacco1,478Welcome to the Wintervalk! You are invited to Wintervalk - a grand public procession of fantasy folk  and mythical creatures in Melbourne, Australia! Our 2014 Wintervalk will be a jubilant procession of magnificently costumed folk giving gifts, playing music, ringing bells and trailing bubbles in the air. Sunday 13 July 2014 The Gathering   12:45pm Treasury Gardens Spring St (near Parliament Station) Melbourne, Australia The Parade  1 - 2pm Through the Melbourne CBD The Picnic  2 - 5pm The Feast of All Nations In a Secret Place (Fitzroy Gardens?) http://www.goldenowlevents.com/the-wintervalk.htmlWintervalk - The Parade of All Nations2014-07-13 12:45:0010  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140We'll be walking from the Maribyrnong River to the Yarra River following as closely as possible the old goods railway line as it originally existed to move goods from one part of the port to another for distribution around Melbourne. Where there are available high points we'll take them to see the lights of the Port of Melbourne, The City on the skyline, and of course The Death Star. It's roughly a 6.5km walk plus detours. The faint of heart can shorted in by diverting onto the Capital City Trail after we cross Railway Canal. We'll meet at The Reverence Hotel in Footscray from 5pm and start the walk at dusk as the lights come up nicely for photography probably around 6.15pm. We'll finish at the pizza shop at the end of Webb Bridge where you can get take away for about $10 or eat and drink within if your pockets are deep. Everyone welcome. Map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z58dq65KDHgk.kmFUSfv1sWb4River2River Anniversary Photowalk2014-06-20 17:00:0021  
Ananda Sim17,741Stephan is from the Gold Coast, visiting Melbourne. He's interested in some Street Art (Hosier's Lane and other nearby places. It's an informal meet so come and give him a Melbourne welcome. Stephan's websites: http://www.stephanbollinger.com http://www.10fromthecouch.comMelbourne Clicks and HIRL with Stephan Bollinger2014-05-03 14:00:0019  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140A graffiti walk around Richmond starting at dimmeys (what's left of it) and a few other spots. We'll also drift over to the MCG for the open day. I was planning on this walk in December for the #melbourneunearthed December theme but since +100735499501780766533 is coming to town we'll run it early. I'll announce the theme later as I don't want to overload people.You Little Ripper Linda - Richmond Photo Walk2013-11-17 13:00:0020  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140We'll start at Richmond Railway Station and walk down to the river along Cremorne St photographing the new graffiti on the old silos - there might even be a chance of an urbex of the abandoned site for those who dare then along the river on the North bike path taking an easy pace photographing whatever comes to fancy with opportunities for AAMI stadium (the giant soccer ball). Several options from Birurung Marr either along the river and up the street or through the bells on the elevated walkway both ending up at Fed Sq. We'll watch the race (and photograph the people watching the race naturally) at 3pm on the big screen at Fed Sq. The final stage will be around Flinders St station a touch a street with the race goers heading home. We'll probably grab some nosh afterwards. The route map for this photowalk is published and is found here: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z58dq65KDHgk.klc93QZqfSMA For those of you who are taking part in #melbourneunearthed  this walk fits in well with the November theme of "Spring Carnival".Melbourne Cup Day Photowalk2013-11-05 13:00:0019  
Al Chris1This is a gentle and relaxed walk to welcome the magnificent +Julia Robertson to Melbourne. We will start our walk at the Federation Bells, meander down the river to Federation Square, staying as long as people wish. After that, we will visit the lanes, starting with Hosier Lane and then on towards the Paris end of Collins Street. Next call will be Parliament House and the adjoining gardens. It is not meant to be a frantic rush, the main aim is for people to enjoy meeting Julia and chat while we wander. No end point has been set in concrete yet, but I envisage the walk ending about 5 with a possible meal option if people desire it.Julia Robertson's Welcome walk2013-09-22 13:30:004  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140This 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  
Jeff Smith61,147Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture 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. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00160  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140Welcome 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 01:45:00162  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140Join 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  
Nicole S. Young2,309,822Join me and +Brian Matiash, along with Melbourne photographer +Will Watt on a photowalk Friday, March 8! (Final route and details are TBD.) We look forward to meeting up with G-plussers and photographers in the beautiful country of Australia and hope to see you in a few weeks :)Melbourne Photowalk with Nicole S. Young & Brian Matiash2013-03-08 18:00:00144  
Trey Ratcliff8,863,453Everyone is invited for a fun evening of photography and learning! :) I'm really looking forward to this... I've always wanted to come to Melbourne, and I promised I'd do a photowalk when I came! :)  I look forward to meeting you all! *Skill Levels:*  All skill levels!  From mobile cameras to DSLRs *Time:*  Friday, Jan 11 7:30 PM - Or come a little early if you want to say hello! *Cost:* Free *Location:*  Federation Square outside the Info Centre *Tag:*   #MelbournePhotoWalk2013    *Who can come:*  Family friendly...bring the kids! :) I'll be setting up for many shots and talking through my settings and this sort of thing... feel free to ask me any questions or whatever you like! If there are more questions, good man +Paul Pavlinovich will be able to answer them... a big thanks to Paul for helping me to put this together!  See you soon!Google+ Melbourne PhotoWalk with Trey2013-01-11 21:30:00503  
Trey Ratcliff8,863,453*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!   *Trey's Variety Hour #56* - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms  We'll have on @103519655975029093996 to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show @114092052797730247075 is getting one of these cameras!  We're putting together a few other guests right now too...  I think "Micro Four Thirds" might just be the *worst name ever* for a class of cameras. But after you get over that hopelessly confusing fractional name, you may find this is a light, quick, mobile system that will fit your lifestyle.  No more carrying around giant iron and lenses to take good photos needed! #1 Question We Get:  How Can I Be on the Show!?!?!?   Answer:  Contact @114092052797730247075  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00371  
Paul Pavlinovich25,140This 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  

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2017-04-22 00:27:49 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Preparing and looking forward to the #36Walk tomorrow.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+The36AnnualPhotowalk
Standing outside you-know-where +Tony Tulloch being tempted by a second hand Panasonic Lumix GX-7 - it could be a poor man's PEN-F for street - pricing of second hands in the market isn't particularly attractive in the context of severe competition from new models, giveaways, discounts, warranties.

This photo from GX-7 + 14mm f/2.5 lens, Adobe Camera Raw, turned monochrome with a few quick tweaks.

Also #shoesmonday +Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK

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2017-04-11 04:31:58 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

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Walking in the night in union 

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2017-04-28 05:35:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Looking forward to working with the example and showing others how to make it happen. Keep up the good work +Debra Dalgleish

How to do Excel price lookup for date and product Name https://goo.gl/R85om5 #Excel #Spreadsheet___Looking forward to working with the example and showing others how to make it happen. Keep up the good work +Debra Dalgleish

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2017-04-28 04:45:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Love anime? Obsessed with street art? Can’t get enough nature photography? Now it’s even easier to get way into what you’re into with Topics.

Love anime? Obsessed with street art? Can’t get enough nature photography? Now it’s even easier to get way into what you’re into with Topics.___

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Can't find my previous gear attempts 

Can't find my previous gear attempts ___

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2017-04-26 11:39:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Downstairs 

Downstairs ___

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Looking up

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#anzacday #anzacday2017 

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#anzacday #anzacday2017

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#anzacday #anzacday2017 

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2017-04-26 00:11:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

#anzacday #anzacday2017 - not just about the diggers of old.

#anzacday #anzacday2017 - not just about the diggers of old.___

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2017-04-25 11:44:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

My fav angle at the NGV

My fav angle at the NGV___

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2017-04-25 06:04:01 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Watching the hands #anzac #anzacday #anzacday2017 #anzacdaymelbourne 

Watching the hands #anzac #anzacday #anzacday2017 #anzacdaymelbourne ___

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2017-04-25 04:45:46 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Pictures at an exhibition 

Pictures at an exhibition ___

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First autumn memories this year

First autumn memories this year___

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Walking in the night in union 

Walking in the night in union ___

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Remember the time when Ben Stiller can't find frame 25 in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"? 

Remember the time when Ben Stiller can't find frame 25 in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"? ___

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2017-04-23 23:10:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

This is called Verticals do my head in #36walk #36walk2017

This is called Verticals do my head in #36walk #36walk2017___

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2017-04-23 23:02:52 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Here, you pass me that one and I'll pass you the one I'm holding... No, let go of that leash and carry my gimball...I mean...Use your other hand, and then..... Oh, let's just #36walk #36walk2017

Here, you pass me that one and I'll pass you the one I'm holding... No, let go of that leash and carry my gimball...I mean...Use your other hand, and then..... Oh, let's just #36walk #36walk2017___

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2017-04-23 22:45:56 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Ah #shoesmonday comes around. This from the #36walk #36walk2017
+Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK

Ah #shoesmonday comes around. This from the #36walk #36walk2017
+Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK___

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2017-04-23 10:43:07 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Had heaps of fun with new faces and old friends at the #36walk #36walk2017.
Thanks to all to participated. +Paul Pavlinovich for a bit of fun, great to see +Wailing Seto +Kwanghui Lim +Hanna Silver

Had heaps of fun with new faces and old friends at the #36walk #36walk2017.
Thanks to all to participated. +Paul Pavlinovich for a bit of fun, great to see +Wailing Seto +Kwanghui Lim +Hanna Silver___

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2017-04-22 23:57:09 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Breathing Life into Echoing Halls of Silence

My experience of Google+ has just reverted back to my old experience of lots of interesting conversation.

All that it took was to have a post that generated a lot of conversation like the one from a few days ago on losing patience with this place. Suddenly, my new posts since then are generating the attention of people who like to comment and are good at it.

I am responding, but other than that I am not doing anything different.

This suggests that one of the things that may have dampened down conversations on Google+ is a coincidence of the way the algorithms play with the new Google+ UI. Let's say, for arguments sake that the cumulative effect of the UI changes was to dissuade commenting (for example by exposing posts to large volumes of low quality commenters who drown out conversation with noise, by... more »

Breathing Life into Echoing Halls of Silence

My experience of Google+ has just reverted back to my old experience of lots of interesting conversation.

All that it took was to have a post that generated a lot of conversation like the one from a few days ago on losing patience with this place. Suddenly, my new posts since then are generating the attention of people who like to comment and are good at it.

I am responding, but other than that I am not doing anything different.

This suggests that one of the things that may have dampened down conversations on Google+ is a coincidence of the way the algorithms play with the new Google+ UI. Let's say, for arguments sake that the cumulative effect of the UI changes was to dissuade commenting (for example by exposing posts to large volumes of low quality commenters who drown out conversation with noise, by prioritizing topics over human relationships, etc.). Were conversations to drop like this, the algorithms would have to compensate by relying instead on other signals, signals let's say, like plusses.

Plusses are a low-effort form of engagement. Long, thoughtful posts with something to say are more work. It's much easier to plus a pretty picture, fit example, and so pretty pictures get lots more plusses.

In an environment with a profusion of low-effort and lower-quality engagement, the algorithms are left with nothing but lower quality signals to fuel their work. As a result, chaff is prioritized over wheat, and noise over signal, as we begin consuming a high carb diet of fast-food posts. This feeds the demand for more low quality and the viscious cycle repeats.

The results are virtual hallways, echoing with pings of plusses, in the absence of stronger human relationships and the conversation it generates.

What I'm suggesting here is that perhaps getting good conversation going requires some effort. Perhaps "garbage-in-garbage-out" really is a thing when it comes to social networks, and particularly with interest-sharing networks like Google+.

If this is true, then user experience design that automates and trivializes engagement can't help but trivialize content too. When that happens on a content sharing network, it falls into a downward spiral like that which I described and many others echoed the other day.

The good news, if this is true, is that the problem is addressable with revisions to the user interface.

But. Time. Is. A. Tickin'...___

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2017-04-22 10:28:30 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Oops, must have had a misgif

Oops, must have had a misgif___

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2017-04-22 08:49:04 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Was trying for a George Clooney but then #ffsb

Was trying for a George Clooney but then #ffsb___

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2017-04-22 08:38:48 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

The Black Dragon

The Black Dragon___

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2017-04-22 07:48:51 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

He's wondering how many people will turn up for the #36walk tomorrow.

+Shoes Monday​#shoesmonday +Olga Kafka​ +miyuki MK​ +Rob Hallifax​

He's wondering how many people will turn up for the #36walk tomorrow.

+Shoes Monday​#shoesmonday +Olga Kafka​ +miyuki MK​ +Rob Hallifax​___

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2017-04-22 01:23:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

To those of my contacts who live in Paris, a great oppurtunity to meet up with +Sanjitpaal Singh - an awesome wildlife and conservation photographer. #malaysianinparis

Presentation @ Lycee Marcellin Berthelot, Saint Maur des Fossés - 200417

Presentation entitled ‘a delicate web’ to an eccentric crowd of secondary students which seemed to be absorbing the contents of ideology and facts. Within the sharing session, I was astonished to come to realisation that my path as a nature, wildlife and conservation photographer is truly an adventurous journey.

#passion #malaysianinparis #wildlifephotographer___To those of my contacts who live in Paris, a great oppurtunity to meet up with +Sanjitpaal Singh - an awesome wildlife and conservation photographer. #malaysianinparis

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2017-04-22 01:03:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

In the old days, we used to say that a film had character. A Kodak looked different from a Fuji or an Agfa. In this modern day, many people advise to shoot raw and process using the software of the day (usually Adobe Lightroom).

This pre-supposes that the person editing has an intuition of what they see and want want see. Unless you're doing strictly product photography for a client where it is expected that a blue fabric looks blue and not gold, people either get vanilla renditions or weird and whacky pseudo HDR effects.

I shoot mainly Olympus and am quite aware of the SOOC Olympus JPEG look (we can even switch Keep Colours Warm) for cheerful yellows and blue skies. I like it a lot. Another brand I sometimes assess and use is Panasonic, who have this look that reminds me of the Agfacolor CT18 colour slide film of my youth. The overall look has become more refined as time goes by.... more »

In the old days, we used to say that a film had character. A Kodak looked different from a Fuji or an Agfa. In this modern day, many people advise to shoot raw and process using the software of the day (usually Adobe Lightroom).

This pre-supposes that the person editing has an intuition of what they see and want want see. Unless you're doing strictly product photography for a client where it is expected that a blue fabric looks blue and not gold, people either get vanilla renditions or weird and whacky pseudo HDR effects.

I shoot mainly Olympus and am quite aware of the SOOC Olympus JPEG look (we can even switch Keep Colours Warm) for cheerful yellows and blue skies. I like it a lot. Another brand I sometimes assess and use is Panasonic, who have this look that reminds me of the Agfacolor CT18 colour slide film of my youth. The overall look has become more refined as time goes by. I have the old G2 and GF3 and the look then, feels coarse to me. This photo, from a GX7 I was testing, has moved on. I think the image doesn't break up as much as it used to and if you don't trash the exposure by bleaching out the signature, I'm quite charmed by this.

btw, have fun at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+The36AnnualPhotowalk___

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2017-04-22 00:27:49 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Preparing and looking forward to the #36Walk tomorrow.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+The36AnnualPhotowalk
Standing outside you-know-where +Tony Tulloch being tempted by a second hand Panasonic Lumix GX-7 - it could be a poor man's PEN-F for street - pricing of second hands in the market isn't particularly attractive in the context of severe competition from new models, giveaways, discounts, warranties.

This photo from GX-7 + 14mm f/2.5 lens, Adobe Camera Raw, turned monochrome with a few quick tweaks.

Also #shoesmonday +Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK

Preparing and looking forward to the #36Walk tomorrow.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+The36AnnualPhotowalk
Standing outside you-know-where +Tony Tulloch being tempted by a second hand Panasonic Lumix GX-7 - it could be a poor man's PEN-F for street - pricing of second hands in the market isn't particularly attractive in the context of severe competition from new models, giveaways, discounts, warranties.

This photo from GX-7 + 14mm f/2.5 lens, Adobe Camera Raw, turned monochrome with a few quick tweaks.

Also #shoesmonday +Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK___

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2017-04-22 00:03:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Eliane Elias - new album - still magic

Eliane Elias - new album - still magic___

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2017-04-21 12:21:42 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Hilarious 

Hilarious ___

2017-04-21 02:24:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Walking the walk. x2

Two photowalks coming up this Sunday for +The "36" Annual Photowalk our own home grown world wide photowalk.

The Melbourne River 36 Walk with +Thomas Hayes
We're spoilt for choice in Melbourne, along with my walk in the afternoon, Thomas is organising a walk in the morning. How cool is that? Double Trouble.

The walk will meet at 11am at Cento Espresso in front of the State Theatre, Melbourne entrance on St Kilda Road.
At 11:15 we shall leave to take in the skyscrapers of Southbank, the unique bridges crossing the Yarra and the artwork of Southbank Promenade.
We will then cross into the city and take in the grungy atmosphere of Flinders Street then onwards and ending at Federation Square where you will have the opportunity to join the next walk!

https://maps.google.com/localguides/meetup/melbourne-river-36-photowalk

followed closely by my walk

Melbourne 36 Walk hosted by +Paul Pavlinovich
Hosted by Paul Pavlinovich (Melbourne Local Guides) and will include a great tour of the city of Melbourne. Meet at Beer DeLuxe Federation Square at 1pm on April 23rd. Look for the hairy beared guy in the Local Guides T-Shirt. Note that Thomas's walk conveniently finishes at the start of mine :)

___Walking the walk. x2

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2017-04-19 13:06:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Just because 

Just because ___

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2017-04-19 05:47:06 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

So what's next?

Losing My Patience with Google+

Over the last six months or so I have watched as the quality of engagement here on Google+ has steadily declined. I have watched my follower count fluctuate and flatline. I have watched as people I used to engage with quite a bit here have left or dramatically scaled back their investments of time here. And yes, I have seen my own enthusiasm for investing time here wane significantly.

I ask myself why and the answers are never as simple as I would like. In the end though, I have come to the sad conclusion that the real thing that is killing Google+ is just plain bad management.

Lack of Attention
One gets the real sense that many of the people now charged with running Google+ don't really understand what it was that once made this service so good in its early days. Indeed, one gets the sense that few of the people managing the service today even really use Google+. There are a few noteworthy exceptions like +Yonatan Zunger and +Leo Deegan, of course. I once made a circle with some 50+ Googlers who were once active here, and when I click on that stream, well, it feels a lot like a ghost town.

+Bradley Horowitz, the VP in charge of Streams, Photos and Sharing, (which is where Google+ sits within the Google org structure) hasn't posted here on Google+ in half a year.

Oh, and remember +Luke Wroblewski, who used to manage Google+ and would send out all those updates on the redesign? Well, he hasn't posted a single thing here in over 7 weeks (even though @lukew is quite active on Twitter). You know why? I just happened to check his LinkedIn profile, and he's apparently no longer managing Google+. I don't recall seeing any announcement of this change - just a sudden silence from the man perhaps most responsible for the UI makeover of Google+.

Rudderless and Un-resourced
That decision to remake the Google+ UI followed a long string of decisions going back to the separation of Photos and Hangouts, each of which have seriously hurt the service. I know there were probably some good reasons to move to the new, mobile-dominant (as opposed to "mobile-friendly") UI, but the lack of enduser empathy from deprecating all the old functionality really was pretty staggering. Much of it hasn't come back, and much of what has is so stripped down (e.g. Events, community moderation) that it isn't really that usable.

As users, we have been asked to be patient and to have faith in the new strategy. Because I have been such a huge fan of Google+ for so long, that is exactly what I have done. I've been patient. I've believed. Believed that some big, cool fix was coming down the pike that would not only fix all the problems caused by the UI decision, but actually start innovating again with some cool new functionality.

Yes, we got Collections, and they actually are quite useful even if they do need a lot of work still. But that's really about it. It's been a couple years now and the silence is stultifying.

And finally, it hit me:

Maybe this is it. Maybe Google has significantly curtailed its investments in this network. Maybe the management squandered the scarce resources it did have on a redesign that users weren't really even asking for. And maybe, just maybe, what we see right now is pretty much what we're going to get.

User Investments
And this is where I start to get really mad. Like many others here, I have invested a lot of personal time and energy building a following here. Like many of you, I have poured heart and soul into filling this place not just with great content, but also with a sense of community. I could have made those investments in Twitter or Facebook or reddit, but like many of you, I made them here. And now I'm starting to wonder how smart of a decision that was.

All of this is particularly raw right now because I'm starting to play around a bit with the new distributed social network called Mastodon (https://mastodon.technology/@gideonro). It's far from perfect, but one thing that is very different is that it is open source and federated, rather than centrally owned and controlled.

There are lots of implications to this different model. For one, there is lots of competition and innovation in the works because Mastodon sits on top of GNU Social and rests within a "Fediverse" of related, and interoperable, social network platforms. They are working on solutions that make it easy to export your content from one platform to another - to prevent lock-in. Also, there is a lot of visibility on exactly what investments are being made in the platform by various contributors.

More importantly though, there is a very conscious understanding that the value of these networks is only partially the result of the software developers behind these solutions. Just as much of it lies with the end users.

In the end, this is the thing that I am most frustrated about right now with Google+. End users have made this place every bit as much as the coders and product planners behind Google+. This isn't to in any way diminish the importance of those contributions. But what I do find frustrating is the way that Google seems to regularly dismiss the importance, and the real economic and social value, of end user contributions. This was true with Google Reader, and sadly it appears to be true with Google+.

I'm still rooting for Google+ to turn things around, of course. I have a huge soft spot for this place, given all the great learning I've done here with my fellow travelers. But one thing is clear: I'm losing my patience, and I don't think I'm alone. ___So what's next?

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2017-04-18 13:03:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Drool...

Bt Fraser Vs Mt Cat......___Drool...

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2017-04-17 09:03:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

A different treatment. SOOC Actually. (Watching Mortdecai movie)

A different treatment. SOOC Actually. (Watching Mortdecai movie)___

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2017-04-17 04:56:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

This man says it

This man says it___

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2017-04-16 08:35:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Interesting flowchart

How Google Works. #google http://ow.ly/I3wX3076vRt___Interesting flowchart

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2017-04-15 13:55:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Hunting Cyndaquil and the symmetry caught my eye

Hunting Cyndaquil and the symmetry caught my eye___

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2017-04-14 14:02:02 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Something might be happening at the old brickworks. Or it might just be my imagination

Something might be happening at the old brickworks. Or it might just be my imagination___

2017-04-14 07:15:17 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Not your mundane toilet. I press a flashing green button to get it, male voice over says to press again from the inside to shut. I do so and I swear in addition to the mechanical swish sound, there was a Star Trek door simulated swish sound. Same voice tells me I have a time limit of 10 mins and then, not just Muzak but "All the world needs now is love sweet love" by my favourite Burt Bacharach. Soap, water and air blow dry in one portal, autofluorescence the toilet if you do wash you hands. Grin. 

Not your mundane toilet. I press a flashing green button to get it, male voice over says to press again from the inside to shut. I do so and I swear in addition to the mechanical swish sound, there was a Star Trek door simulated swish sound. Same voice tells me I have a time limit of 10 mins and then, not just Muzak but "All the world needs now is love sweet love" by my favourite Burt Bacharach. Soap, water and air blow dry in one portal, autofluorescence the toilet if you do wash you hands. Grin. ___

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2017-04-14 03:53:25 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

I uploaded a few SOOC JPEGs from Ruby (my Olympus PEN E-PM2) with the 45mm f/1.8 when I was on the met train back home. The artistes looked ok and the photos gave sufficient vibe as momentos of a wow experience with the live band Tribute to Larry Coryell.

The Tech
Now that I am more relaxed and sitting up with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC (would love to use +ON1 but they explicitly target only video cards that support OpenGL 2), I get to pull away the blacks and shadows from George Brooks and tone down the strong highlights using the raw file.

The Result
By gee, George Brooks looks as impressive as he sounds.
https://georgebrooks.com/bio/

I uploaded a few SOOC JPEGs from Ruby (my Olympus PEN E-PM2) with the 45mm f/1.8 when I was on the met train back home. The artistes looked ok and the photos gave sufficient vibe as momentos of a wow experience with the live band Tribute to Larry Coryell.

The Tech
Now that I am more relaxed and sitting up with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC (would love to use +ON1 but they explicitly target only video cards that support OpenGL 2), I get to pull away the blacks and shadows from George Brooks and tone down the strong highlights using the raw file.

The Result
By gee, George Brooks looks as impressive as he sounds.
https://georgebrooks.com/bio/___

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2017-04-14 00:35:00 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

That time of year comes. 

That time of year comes. ___

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2017-04-14 00:30:27 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

It didn't look anything like this in 1976 when some young dude asked me whether I had any grass

It didn't look anything like this in 1976 when some young dude asked me whether I had any grass___

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2017-04-13 23:35:21 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Via +PetaPixel​

Via +PetaPixel​___

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2017-04-12 11:19:13 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

+Bill Jelen comes up with a clever way of using the Insert Function -> Function Arguments dialog for nested functions - I love showing this to newbies as it is good tool but always thought it could only work with one level of depth. #MicrosoftExcel

+Bill Jelen comes up with a clever way of using the Insert Function -> Function Arguments dialog for nested functions - I love showing this to newbies as it is good tool but always thought it could only work with one level of depth. #MicrosoftExcel___

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2017-04-12 07:10:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Very cool

Google AutoDraw #Supercool

Check it out at: https://www.autodraw.com/

Also, how many of you Doodles will Google recognize? Take the test here: https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/

#GoogleDraw___Very cool

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2017-04-11 04:31:58 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Hmm. Might be useful 

Hmm. Might be useful ___

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2017-04-11 02:00:11 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

A bit late but oh, always good to have #shoesmonday +Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK

A bit late but oh, always good to have #shoesmonday +Shoes Monday +Olga Kafka +Rob Hallifax +miyuki MK___

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2017-04-09 00:55:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Gayelynn McKinney with the band A Tribute to Larry Coryell
- an amazingly precise and gifted drummer
http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org/portfolio-posts/gayelynn-mckinney


Gayelynn McKinney with the band A Tribute to Larry Coryell
- an amazingly precise and gifted drummer
http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org/portfolio-posts/gayelynn-mckinney
___

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2017-04-09 00:48:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

George Brooks with the band Tribute to Larry Coryell - an ace saxophonist https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Brooks_(musician)

George Brooks with the band Tribute to Larry Coryell - an ace saxophonist https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Brooks_(musician)___

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2017-04-09 00:44:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Ralphe Armstrong on bass with the band Tribute to Larry Coryell - very dexterous and accomplished bass player (he played with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he was 17)
https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralphe_Armstrong

Ralphe Armstrong on bass with the band Tribute to Larry Coryell - very dexterous and accomplished bass player (he played with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he was 17)
https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralphe_Armstrong___

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