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Vincent Mo

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Making art in code and pixels: engineer by day, photographer by night

Occupation: Google Photos Engineering Manager

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Google+14,043,901The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033489  
Nicole S. Young2,301,202I'm one of the featured artists at the RAW art show "En Masse" in San Jose on August 15! It's my first time displaying work at a show, so I'm pretty excited. *PLEASE NOTE*: To come to the show, you'll need to buy a *$10 ticket* ahead of time (online) so you can get on the list. Here's the link to get your ticket: http://www.rawartists.org/sanjose/enmasse/?artist=138629 There are some more details over on my blog post here: http://nicolesyblog.com/?p=14844RAW Art Show: En Masse2013-08-15 20:00:0025  
Google Photos6,718,998Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad. This week's panel includes: +Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager +Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer +Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer +Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer *For those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!* This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion. Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00230  
Google Play9,901,421Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer.  For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010905  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,309,992Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00486  
Trey Ratcliff8,842,168A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00280  
Victor Bezrukov1,647,893 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00144  
Vic Gundotra6,856,583Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002645  

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2015-05-28 18:02:14 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

A Google approach to Photos

At my daughter's preschool graduation not too long ago, my wife and I naturally wanted to capture the moment. So together we took a little over 550 photos and videos! And then promptly ran out of time to do anything with the photos we took. I think we can all sympathize with this; expecting all those photos and videos to make reliving the moments that matter easier, only to find out that the sheer volume has made it harder. 

And that’s why I’m thrilled to introduce the new Google Photos. A home for all your photos and videos, organized and brought to life, so that you can share and save what matters.

Check out my blog post about how we’ve made it easier to relive a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos through the new Google Photos. http://goo.gl/TbBuZX 

Most reshares: 13

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2015-02-04 04:03:34 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 141 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise in Patagonia

What I like about this photo is the feeling of "home within nature". It's a beautiful but inhospitable landscape: the ice of the mountains, the sun's morning fire, the furious wind ripping across the lake. Yet in the middle of all this is a warm home. A lone person has almost made it across the fragile bridge, and maybe he'll have a cup of hot chocolate when he gets inside. :)

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia was just voted 8th Wonder of the World on VirtualTourist, a Trip Advisor site. It was also featured on the cover of the National Geographic "The World's Most Beautiful Places" special issue. In other words, not a bad consolation prize for a canceled Antarctica trip with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern.

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape   #sunrise

Most plusones: 141

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2015-02-04 04:03:34 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 141 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise in Patagonia

What I like about this photo is the feeling of "home within nature". It's a beautiful but inhospitable landscape: the ice of the mountains, the sun's morning fire, the furious wind ripping across the lake. Yet in the middle of all this is a warm home. A lone person has almost made it across the fragile bridge, and maybe he'll have a cup of hot chocolate when he gets inside. :)

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia was just voted 8th Wonder of the World on VirtualTourist, a Trip Advisor site. It was also featured on the cover of the National Geographic "The World's Most Beautiful Places" special issue. In other words, not a bad consolation prize for a canceled Antarctica trip with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern.

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape   #sunrise

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2017-08-16 17:28:35 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Go team! This will roll out over the next week or so.

You can now make phone calls from Google Home. These are real phone calls - the other person doesn't have to have a Google Home to receive your call. :)

https://www.blog.google/products/assistant/introducing-free-calls-with-your-assistant-on-google-home/

Go team! This will roll out over the next week or so.

You can now make phone calls from Google Home. These are real phone calls - the other person doesn't have to have a Google Home to receive your call. :)

https://www.blog.google/products/assistant/introducing-free-calls-with-your-assistant-on-google-home/___

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2017-07-21 05:55:49 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

omg I love this little boy so so much
I also love this new camera so so much...
<3

omg I love this little boy so so much
I also love this new camera so so much...
<3___

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2017-07-04 20:41:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, Colorado!

Thanks, Colorado!___

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2017-05-09 19:32:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Perspective

This giant tabular iceberg made our ship seem tiny. But under the vast sky, even this iceberg looks tiny.

#Antarctica

Perspective

This giant tabular iceberg made our ship seem tiny. But under the vast sky, even this iceberg looks tiny.

#Antarctica___

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2017-05-04 20:33:28 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

3 Gentoos

These are gentoo penguins, identifiable by their, orange beaks, orange feet, and brush tails. They're middle of the pack in terms of size in Antarctica - smaller than king and emperor penguins but bigger than the cute little Adélie penguins.

#Antarctica #CuvervilleIsland

3 Gentoos

These are gentoo penguins, identifiable by their, orange beaks, orange feet, and brush tails. They're middle of the pack in terms of size in Antarctica - smaller than king and emperor penguins but bigger than the cute little Adélie penguins.

#Antarctica #CuvervilleIsland___

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2017-05-04 01:30:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Contemplating the dive

It was hilarious to watch the king penguins waddle toward the water, touch it, run back, and then stare at the water until they built the nerve to try again. It's like they know how clumsy they are on land and badly want to go to the water where they're more graceful.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay

Contemplating the dive

It was hilarious to watch the king penguins waddle toward the water, touch it, run back, and then stare at the water until they built the nerve to try again. It's like they know how clumsy they are on land and badly want to go to the water where they're more graceful.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay___

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2017-05-03 19:17:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

One in the crowd

These are king penguins, which are the second biggest after emperor penguins. The easiest way to tell them apart is that king penguins have the big orange ear patch and a deeper orange color on their chest.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay

One in the crowd

These are king penguins, which are the second biggest after emperor penguins. The easiest way to tell them apart is that king penguins have the big orange ear patch and a deeper orange color on their chest.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay___

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2017-05-03 01:33:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Pals

One reason it's so much fun to photograph penguins is that it's so easy to anthropomorphize them. They behave like tiny clumsy humans on land. :) Very different story in the water!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay

Pals

One reason it's so much fun to photograph penguins is that it's so easy to anthropomorphize them. They behave like tiny clumsy humans on land. :) Very different story in the water!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay___

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2017-05-01 14:27:22 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Technology Enthusiast

This taxi driver in Hong Kong is the closest thing to a cyborg that I've ever met. He doesn't even have to open his eyes to drive.

Technology Enthusiast

This taxi driver in Hong Kong is the closest thing to a cyborg that I've ever met. He doesn't even have to open his eyes to drive.___

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2017-04-11 20:18:04 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

That burrito looks about the right size.

Leica M7, Tri-X 400, HC-110

That burrito looks about the right size.

Leica M7, Tri-X 400, HC-110___

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2017-03-28 16:13:17 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

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2016-12-30 16:49:53 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Beaks and Peaks

These 3 penguins are doing an interpretive dance in honor of the mountains. Just kidding, they're sizing each other up and occasionally sparring. They pointed their beaks at each other in a threatening way and shuffled around in unison for a long time. This was taken at St. Andrews Bay, home of the biggest king penguin colony in the world.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay

Beaks and Peaks

These 3 penguins are doing an interpretive dance in honor of the mountains. Just kidding, they're sizing each other up and occasionally sparring. They pointed their beaks at each other in a threatening way and shuffled around in unison for a long time. This was taken at St. Andrews Bay, home of the biggest king penguin colony in the world.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay ___

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2016-12-29 04:13:24 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 


You make me wanna shout

Take two for +John Getchel who actually expects a photo attached to a photo post. Sheesh, so demanding!

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay


You make me wanna shout

Take two for +John Getchel who actually expects a photo attached to a photo post. Sheesh, so demanding!

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay___

2016-12-28 17:38:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

You make me wanna shout

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay

You make me wanna shout

This was St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world. There are about half a million penguins here! (200,000 breeding pairs; 1 pair = 2 adults, plus about 100,000 chicks) After a year of traveling thousands of miles separately, a breeding pair will reunite in the same area year after year. They will each come back to this mass of 500,000 squawking penguins and find each other just by the sound of their voice!

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland #StAndrewsBay___

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2016-12-27 15:54:46 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

I present to you: Mr. and Mrs. Penguin

These two penguins (and their audience) stood in this pose for several minutes. If only human weddings were this easy to shoot! This was in a colony of gentoo penguins on Cuverville Island in Antarctica.

#Antarctica #CuvervilleIsland

I present to you: Mr. and Mrs. Penguin

These two penguins (and their audience) stood in this pose for several minutes. If only human weddings were this easy to shoot! This was in a colony of gentoo penguins on Cuverville Island in Antarctica.

#Antarctica #CuvervilleIsland___

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2016-12-14 15:51:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Let me snuggle you

The baby elephant seal in the back kept crawling all over the one in the front until the one in the front tried to shove him off with this great flail of frustration. The one in the back is all, "Hey look, there's a guy with a camera!"

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland

Let me snuggle you

The baby elephant seal in the back kept crawling all over the one in the front until the one in the front tried to shove him off with this great flail of frustration. The one in the back is all, "Hey look, there's a guy with a camera!"

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland___

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2016-12-13 15:12:10 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Jelly Rolls

These baby elephant seals (called "weaners") are just a few months old. They're giant tubes of blubber. Even though they haven't been fed in a while, they just sit there and somehow keep getting fatter! At some point they'll realize that mom's not coming back, and they'll find their way to the water and start catching their own food.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland

Jelly Rolls

These baby elephant seals (called "weaners") are just a few months old. They're giant tubes of blubber. Even though they haven't been fed in a while, they just sit there and somehow keep getting fatter! At some point they'll realize that mom's not coming back, and they'll find their way to the water and start catching their own food.

#Antarctica #SouthGeorgiaIsland___

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2016-12-08 16:02:00 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

This is what it looked like for 3 days on the dreaded Drake Passage. We're on deck 3, so this is already 2 stories above the surface of the water. My cabin was right next to the dining room. When the seas got really rough (much rougher than in this video), I would sometimes hear a big CRASH! of dishes followed by screaming. :)

#Antarctica

This is what it looked like for 3 days on the dreaded Drake Passage. We're on deck 3, so this is already 2 stories above the surface of the water. My cabin was right next to the dining room. When the seas got really rough (much rougher than in this video), I would sometimes hear a big CRASH! of dishes followed by screaming. :)

#Antarctica___

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2016-12-07 15:18:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Ocean Nova

This was the ship that took us to South Georgia Island and Antarctica. It's a great ship for photographic expeditions because of its small size. A smaller number of passengers means that everyone can be on shore at the same time rather than having to take turns, which can be required in the ecologically sensitive landing areas if you go on one of the larger ships.

If you look closely, you can even see a few groups of seals swimming around!

Ocean Nova

This was the ship that took us to South Georgia Island and Antarctica. It's a great ship for photographic expeditions because of its small size. A smaller number of passengers means that everyone can be on shore at the same time rather than having to take turns, which can be required in the ecologically sensitive landing areas if you go on one of the larger ships.

If you look closely, you can even see a few groups of seals swimming around!___

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2016-12-01 22:27:38 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Penguins in formation!

I promise this isn't Photoshop - the penguins got into this V shape all on their own! These are gentoo penguins. You can tell by the orange beaks and feet. This was from Cuverville Island in Antarctica. South Georgia Island had more wildlife, but Antarctica added icebergs. There were some really surreal scenes down there.

Penguins in formation!

I promise this isn't Photoshop - the penguins got into this V shape all on their own! These are gentoo penguins. You can tell by the orange beaks and feet. This was from Cuverville Island in Antarctica. South Georgia Island had more wildlife, but Antarctica added icebergs. There were some really surreal scenes down there.___

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2016-11-30 13:20:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Take me to your leader

Penguins are probably the funniest creatures on earth. These guys came to investigate the strange sounds that one of our guides was making. This was at St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world.

Take me to your leader

Penguins are probably the funniest creatures on earth. These guys came to investigate the strange sounds that one of our guides was making. This was at St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia Island, home of the biggest colony of king penguins in the world.___

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2016-11-29 17:47:52 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

I'll miss you, Antarctica and South Georgia Island! Just a couple more days of travel and I'll be home. After 20 intense days, it's time to follow the lead of this Zen penguin and take a nap.

I'll miss you, Antarctica and South Georgia Island! Just a couple more days of travel and I'll be home. After 20 intense days, it's time to follow the lead of this Zen penguin and take a nap.___

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2016-11-03 15:28:24 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

What an honor to work on one of the most exciting products Google has ever launched!

And a nice shoutout to our team:
"Controlling my lighting system is probably what I find most useful about the Home, as it precludes the need for me to pull out my phone, open an app, and tap a button to just turn out the lights. I’ve found Home to be more reliable than the Echo for my Hue and SmartThings systems — it generally is able to work with just one command, which I can’t always say about the Echo."

What an honor to work on one of the most exciting products Google has ever launched!

And a nice shoutout to our team:
"Controlling my lighting system is probably what I find most useful about the Home, as it precludes the need for me to pull out my phone, open an app, and tap a button to just turn out the lights. I’ve found Home to be more reliable than the Echo for my Hue and SmartThings systems — it generally is able to work with just one command, which I can’t always say about the Echo."___

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2016-08-03 23:33:03 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

What a great day. The earth still has its atmosphere, and we're all still breathing. Moreover, the ground is still made of a solid! So much to be grateful for. <3

What a great day. The earth still has its atmosphere, and we're all still breathing. Moreover, the ground is still made of a solid! So much to be grateful for. <3___

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2016-04-28 16:57:43 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

OnHub + IFTTT!

Now you can connect your OnHub router to TONS of other products and services on IFTTT!

Some ideas:
- Turn on the Hue lights when you come home and connect to wifi
- Get an SMS when your kid comes home
- When your Chromecast turns on, prioritize bandwidth to it

We're also launching a contest in partnership with IFTTT to see who can come up with the most creative recipe with OnHub! Prizes include OnHub, Philips Hue kit, NestCam, Wemo switch! http://blog.ifttt.com/post/143084444158/onhub-on-ifttt

https://on.google.com/hub/blog/2016-04-28/onhubifttt/

OnHub + IFTTT!

Now you can connect your OnHub router to TONS of other products and services on IFTTT!

Some ideas:
- Turn on the Hue lights when you come home and connect to wifi
- Get an SMS when your kid comes home
- When your Chromecast turns on, prioritize bandwidth to it

We're also launching a contest in partnership with IFTTT to see who can come up with the most creative recipe with OnHub! Prizes include OnHub, Philips Hue kit, NestCam, Wemo switch! http://blog.ifttt.com/post/143084444158/onhub-on-ifttt

https://on.google.com/hub/blog/2016-04-28/onhubifttt/___

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2016-04-02 06:27:35 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

One router, two countries. :)

One router, two countries. :)___

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2016-02-28 04:40:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Punny Wagyu

Clever ad in San Francisco.

[Leica M7, Tri-X, XTOL 1:1 10 min]

Punny Wagyu

Clever ad in San Francisco.

[Leica M7, Tri-X, XTOL 1:1 10 min]___

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2015-12-15 21:27:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

A bit of serenity this Tuesday afternoon, brought to you by Garrapata Beach on the California coast. I set this as my desktop background at work and thought maybe someone else can use a little serenity today. :)

A bit of serenity this Tuesday afternoon, brought to you by Garrapata Beach on the California coast. I set this as my desktop background at work and thought maybe someone else can use a little serenity today. :)___

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2015-12-14 07:26:34 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Ironing clothes is like, :-o

This was the first photo taken on my new Leica M7!

Ilford HP5+ film developed in Kodak XTOL and "scanned" with a digital SLR. :)

Ironing clothes is like, :-o

This was the first photo taken on my new Leica M7!

Ilford HP5+ film developed in Kodak XTOL and "scanned" with a digital SLR. :)___

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2015-12-10 16:19:54 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Shared Albums

Starting today, you can let multiple people contribute photos to an album on Google Photos! Check it out as it rolls out through the day.

#GooglePhotos

Shared Albums

Starting today, you can let multiple people contribute photos to an album on Google Photos! Check it out as it rolls out through the day.

#GooglePhotos___

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2015-10-26 11:20:20 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Caffè del Doge

This was some great coffee in Venice. I half expected that all of the coffee in Italy would be great, but that wasn't the case. The coffee at most restaurants was only a bit better than at restaurants in the US, i.e. pretty bad. :) Caffè del Doge was exceptional though.

In Italy, people don't have coffee with their meal. You typically have an espresso after you've finished lunch or dinner. Milk only goes in your coffee in the morning - you typically have cappuccinos or lattes only for breakfast.

Another difference is the portions: in the US, a standard espresso is a double shot, whereas in Italy the default is a single shot, as you see in this photo. Cappuccinos are ~6oz - you can't get a 16oz milk shake like they serve at Starbucks. :)

Caffè del Doge

This was some great coffee in Venice. I half expected that all of the coffee in Italy would be great, but that wasn't the case. The coffee at most restaurants was only a bit better than at restaurants in the US, i.e. pretty bad. :) Caffè del Doge was exceptional though.

In Italy, people don't have coffee with their meal. You typically have an espresso after you've finished lunch or dinner. Milk only goes in your coffee in the morning - you typically have cappuccinos or lattes only for breakfast.

Another difference is the portions: in the US, a standard espresso is a double shot, whereas in Italy the default is a single shot, as you see in this photo. Cappuccinos are ~6oz - you can't get a 16oz milk shake like they serve at Starbucks. :)___

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2015-10-20 19:45:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

100 Million Users!

Ever wonder whether dogs or cats are more popular? Or which is the most photographed city? Wonder no more! In this blog post, we reveal some fun stats from Google Photos.

100 Million Users!

Ever wonder whether dogs or cats are more popular? Or which is the most photographed city? Wonder no more! In this blog post, we reveal some fun stats from Google Photos.___

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2015-10-02 15:09:16 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Getting this morning off to a good start!

#IntelligentsiaGaspardRwanda
#ifyouregonnawakeupearlydoitright
#soearly

Getting this morning off to a good start!

#IntelligentsiaGaspardRwanda
#ifyouregonnawakeupearlydoitright
#soearly___

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2015-09-29 18:15:04 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Shared albums! People labeling! Chromecast!

Take a look at the latest set of features we're launching on Google Photos!

Shared Albums (letting multiple people contribute to an album) is one feature that many people have wanted for a long time.

People Labeling allows you to assign a private label to your people clusters and search for them by name, for example, "Vincent at the beach".

And, of course, Chromecast is one of the best ways to show photos to a group of people.

Hope you like it! Let us know what you think.

#googlephotos  

Introducing new ways to organize and share your photos

With Google Photos, you have a home for all your photos and videos, organized and brought to life, so you can share and save what matters. Today, we’re announcing three new features that help you better find and share the photos and videos that matter, with the people that matter.

Chromecast Support

Better share photos and videos in person, and on the biggest screen, your TV!

Beginning tomorrow, you can cast photos and videos to your TV with Chromecast. Choose what appears on the TV while you browse your library, and even cast photos you just took – photos and videos don’t need to be backed up first.

Chromecast support is rolling out this week on Android and coming soon to iOS.

People Labeling

Label the people in your photos by what you call them, name or nickname.

This week in the U.S. you’ll be able to label the people in your photos however you want - Mom can be “Mom”, “Juliana”, or “Cat Lady” – whatever you choose. These labels are completely private to you and are not associated with a Google account or profile. Once people in your photos are labeled, you can make advanced searches to find photos of people with things, places or people, such as “Mom at the beach” or “Juliana and Marco in Hawaii.”

People labeling is rolling out in the U.S. this week on Android and is coming soon to iOS and the web.

Shared Albums

Gather all your photos and videos from friends and family in one spot, and know as soon as new moments are added.

We’re introducing shared albums later this year – a new, easy way to pool photos and videos with whomever you want, and get updates when new moments are added. There’s no setup involved, and you can use shared albums on any device – Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Chrome OS.

Stay tuned for updates on when these features are available. For more on today's Google announcements, visit http://goo.gl/klbhET.___Shared albums! People labeling! Chromecast!

Take a look at the latest set of features we're launching on Google Photos!

Shared Albums (letting multiple people contribute to an album) is one feature that many people have wanted for a long time.

People Labeling allows you to assign a private label to your people clusters and search for them by name, for example, "Vincent at the beach".

And, of course, Chromecast is one of the best ways to show photos to a group of people.

Hope you like it! Let us know what you think.

#googlephotos  

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2015-09-01 16:35:26 (15 comments; 5 reshares; 81 +1s; )Open 

We have a new logo! I love the little animations and progress indicators that go with it. You'll see this rolling out in various Google products over the next little while.

We have a new logo! I love the little animations and progress indicators that go with it. You'll see this rolling out in various Google products over the next little while.___

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2015-08-21 01:29:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Rediscover this day

Grab the update or visit http://photos.google.com and try out our new "Rediscover this day" feature! As you might expect, this feature takes advantage of Google Photos's ability to identify nice looking photos that are likely to be meaningful to you. You won't necessarily get one every day - only on days when Google Photos thinks there's something interesting to see. I look forward to getting notifications from the Google Photos Assistant, always excited to see what significant event it digs up from years ago.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/20/google-photos-introduces-rediscover-this-day-to-help-you-reminisce/

Walk down memory lane

Photos help us reminisce about the things we've done, bringing back events from one, two, or even ten years ago. Today, Google Photos is introducing a new opt-in feature where you can choose to privately rediscover your memories from the past. If you snapped photos on a hiking trip this time last year, chances are that Google Photos will let you know. And with a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos in one place, you’ll have lots of memories to look back on.

By opting in, you’ll get cards in the Assistant view reminding you of photos from events in your past, including a collage featuring people and places from that day. Share with whoever you want, however you want, whether that’s via email, a social network, or by showing the person next to you. Or savor the moment for yourself; it’s completely private until you decide to share.

The new feature is now available on Google Photos for iOS at https://goo.gl/toCWvw and the web at http://photos.google.com, and is rolling out to Google Photos for Android at https://goo.gl/BajWpo___Rediscover this day

Grab the update or visit http://photos.google.com and try out our new "Rediscover this day" feature! As you might expect, this feature takes advantage of Google Photos's ability to identify nice looking photos that are likely to be meaningful to you. You won't necessarily get one every day - only on days when Google Photos thinks there's something interesting to see. I look forward to getting notifications from the Google Photos Assistant, always excited to see what significant event it digs up from years ago.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/20/google-photos-introduces-rediscover-this-day-to-help-you-reminisce/

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2015-08-20 04:01:53 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

In Hong Kong, the plants grow in booze.

In Hong Kong, the plants grow in booze.___

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2015-06-27 01:20:31 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

New profile photo, courtesy of +Andy Biggs! :)

New profile photo, courtesy of +Andy Biggs! :)___

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2015-05-29 20:44:44 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

This article gets at the heart of what we're trying to do with the new Google Photos. I disagree on the part about Google+'s failure, but that's a separate topic. :)

This article gets at the heart of what we're trying to do with the new Google Photos. I disagree on the part about Google+'s failure, but that's a separate topic. :)___

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2015-05-28 18:02:14 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

The new Google Photos!

Today, we're launching a brand new Photos app on Android, iOS, and Web! It's faster, more beautiful, and smarter than ever.

This is the first Photos app that can free you from the tedium of organizing every photo - it has search that you can actually depend on! Want to relive that vacation with your family? Search for "sunset". Can't remember the name of that beer you had while on vacation? Search for "beer in Los Angeles". Ya, it actually works. :)

Photos will be rolling out through the day. Go check it out!

#googlephotos  

A Google approach to Photos

At my daughter's preschool graduation not too long ago, my wife and I naturally wanted to capture the moment. So together we took a little over 550 photos and videos! And then promptly ran out of time to do anything with the photos we took. I think we can all sympathize with this; expecting all those photos and videos to make reliving the moments that matter easier, only to find out that the sheer volume has made it harder. 

And that’s why I’m thrilled to introduce the new Google Photos. A home for all your photos and videos, organized and brought to life, so that you can share and save what matters.

Check out my blog post about how we’ve made it easier to relive a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos through the new Google Photos. http://goo.gl/TbBuZX ___The new Google Photos!

Today, we're launching a brand new Photos app on Android, iOS, and Web! It's faster, more beautiful, and smarter than ever.

This is the first Photos app that can free you from the tedium of organizing every photo - it has search that you can actually depend on! Want to relive that vacation with your family? Search for "sunset". Can't remember the name of that beer you had while on vacation? Search for "beer in Los Angeles". Ya, it actually works. :)

Photos will be rolling out through the day. Go check it out!

#googlephotos  

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2015-04-10 01:56:11 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

The new Snapseed is here!

Really proud of the team for this launch. Many of these tools used to be available only on desktop software like Photoshop or Lightroom. Now, you can do it all on your phone... for FREE!

Perfect your photos in a snap with the new Snapseed

With billions of images being uploaded and shared on a daily basis, we want to make it fast and easy for people to perfect their photos. What once required a desktop computer, costly software and hours of editing work, can now be accomplished quickly in a powerful app --  +Snapseed  

The new #Snapseed app gives you the precision and control of professional photo editing software on your phone or tablet. We’ve updated the app in many ways while staying true to our mission of helping everyone easily create extraordinary images. Here are the highlights:

New tools including Lens Blur, Tonal Contrast, intelligent perspective Transform, and Spot Healing

Selectively apply filters and effects to parts of the image using the Brush tool

Non-destructive editing via Stacks allows you to re-edit or undo any change. You can also copy edits from one image to another

Snapseed works with your phone camera shots as well as images from DSLRs, compact cameras, and more.

Get it today as it rolls out on the Play Store http://goo.gl/sQSfLM and the App Store http://goo.gl/irPbd4___The new Snapseed is here!

Really proud of the team for this launch. Many of these tools used to be available only on desktop software like Photoshop or Lightroom. Now, you can do it all on your phone... for FREE!

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2015-03-06 09:25:00 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

+Plus One Collection​: The Complete Set

Another great book by +Ivan Makarov​ and +Andy Lee​! Thanks to the two of you for your beautiful work and dedication to this community of photographers, as well as +Kiva​, The Kilgoris Project, and now +Saving Eliza​!

+Plus One Collection​: The Complete Set

Another great book by +Ivan Makarov​ and +Andy Lee​! Thanks to the two of you for your beautiful work and dedication to this community of photographers, as well as +Kiva​, The Kilgoris Project, and now +Saving Eliza​!___

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2015-02-16 22:49:17 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

The first lick is free.

The first lick is free.___

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2015-02-11 05:43:11 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Seriously, people. Some of the best security experts in the world are trying to tell you something. It might be worth paying attention. :) Especially the part about 2 factor authentication!

Special offer from Google today: run a 2-minute security check on your account (which is really a good idea anyway) and get a free 2GB of Drive storage space. If your Google account matters to you -- your GMail, YouTube, Google+, Drive, and so on -- this is something worth running every few months.

And after you do that, go enable 2-step verification. (https://www.google.com/landing/2step/) It's the single best thing you can do to protect your account from being compromised. ___Seriously, people. Some of the best security experts in the world are trying to tell you something. It might be worth paying attention. :) Especially the part about 2 factor authentication!

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2015-02-08 05:17:45 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Pummeled

These may look like ocean waves, but they're actually waves on a lake! According to Wikipedia, there are several factors that determine the size of a wave:
• The distance over which the wind blows
• Width of area affected by wind
• Water depth
• Wind speed
• Time over which the wind has blown

A lake is severely disadvantaged compared to an ocean on the first 3 factors because an ocean is thousands of miles long and several miles deep. That means that the last two factors - wind speed and duration - are MUCH greater here in Torres del Paine in order to produce these huge waves!

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I had a great time photographing the mountains, waves, and clouds here while the rest of our group took a (very wet) boat ride to see the glaciers at the end of the lake. You can see a couple chunks ofice on the r... more »

Pummeled

These may look like ocean waves, but they're actually waves on a lake! According to Wikipedia, there are several factors that determine the size of a wave:
• The distance over which the wind blows
• Width of area affected by wind
• Water depth
• Wind speed
• Time over which the wind has blown

A lake is severely disadvantaged compared to an ocean on the first 3 factors because an ocean is thousands of miles long and several miles deep. That means that the last two factors - wind speed and duration - are MUCH greater here in Torres del Paine in order to produce these huge waves!

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I had a great time photographing the mountains, waves, and clouds here while the rest of our group took a (very wet) boat ride to see the glaciers at the end of the lake. You can see a couple chunks of ice on the right side of this photo.

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape  ___

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2015-02-05 00:45:29 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

Dead trees, struggling flowers

Torres del Paine is full of black and white dead trees. They were burned by careless tourists in several fires over the years, and campfires are now banned in the park. Vegetation is beginning to grow back, but it will take centuries to get back to the way it used to be.

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I walked through this grove of dead trees several times over our 3 days in the park. What drew me to this shot was the matching colors and textures in the flowers and tree.

#patagonia #torresdelpaine #landscape

Dead trees, struggling flowers

Torres del Paine is full of black and white dead trees. They were burned by careless tourists in several fires over the years, and campfires are now banned in the park. Vegetation is beginning to grow back, but it will take centuries to get back to the way it used to be.

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I walked through this grove of dead trees several times over our 3 days in the park. What drew me to this shot was the matching colors and textures in the flowers and tree.

#patagonia #torresdelpaine #landscape___

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2015-02-04 10:15:47 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Windswept

The trees, grass, and clouds all agree on one thing: the direction of the wind. The wind at Torres del Paine is so strong that the lakes here make waves that crash on shore like ocean waves do in other parts of the world. Cloud formations would hold a pose for us to snap a couple shots before the wind blew them away. In this scene, you can see that the trees, grass, and clouds are all bent in the direction of the wind.

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I came here on our first evening in Torres del Paine National Park to scout sunrise locations for the next morning. The location we ended up shooting the next morning was the one in this photo: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/7STc1xmvEf3

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape  

Windswept

The trees, grass, and clouds all agree on one thing: the direction of the wind. The wind at Torres del Paine is so strong that the lakes here make waves that crash on shore like ocean waves do in other parts of the world. Cloud formations would hold a pose for us to snap a couple shots before the wind blew them away. In this scene, you can see that the trees, grass, and clouds are all bent in the direction of the wind.

+Aravind Krishnaswamy, +Zalman Stern, and I came here on our first evening in Torres del Paine National Park to scout sunrise locations for the next morning. The location we ended up shooting the next morning was the one in this photo: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/7STc1xmvEf3

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape  ___

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2015-02-04 04:03:34 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 141 +1s; )Open 

Sunrise in Patagonia

What I like about this photo is the feeling of "home within nature". It's a beautiful but inhospitable landscape: the ice of the mountains, the sun's morning fire, the furious wind ripping across the lake. Yet in the middle of all this is a warm home. A lone person has almost made it across the fragile bridge, and maybe he'll have a cup of hot chocolate when he gets inside. :)

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia was just voted 8th Wonder of the World on VirtualTourist, a Trip Advisor site. It was also featured on the cover of the National Geographic "The World's Most Beautiful Places" special issue. In other words, not a bad consolation prize for a canceled Antarctica trip with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern.

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape   #sunrise

Sunrise in Patagonia

What I like about this photo is the feeling of "home within nature". It's a beautiful but inhospitable landscape: the ice of the mountains, the sun's morning fire, the furious wind ripping across the lake. Yet in the middle of all this is a warm home. A lone person has almost made it across the fragile bridge, and maybe he'll have a cup of hot chocolate when he gets inside. :)

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia was just voted 8th Wonder of the World on VirtualTourist, a Trip Advisor site. It was also featured on the cover of the National Geographic "The World's Most Beautiful Places" special issue. In other words, not a bad consolation prize for a canceled Antarctica trip with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern.

#patagonia   #torresdelpaine   #landscape   #sunrise___

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2015-02-04 01:25:27 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Peruvian humor

Found in a restaurant in Punta Arenas, Chile with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern. The food was awesome, too. Probably the best we've had on the whole trip.

Peruvian humor

Found in a restaurant in Punta Arenas, Chile with +Aravind Krishnaswamy and +Zalman Stern. The food was awesome, too. Probably the best we've had on the whole trip.___

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2015-02-01 14:56:19 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

Antarctica is off :(

We went to Torres del Paine instead, and I have to say, this isn't so bad after all. :)

Antarctica is off :(

We went to Torres del Paine instead, and I have to say, this isn't so bad after all. :)___

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