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Vincent Mo has been at 8 events

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Google+9,293,931The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033966 
Nicole S. Young2,199,720I'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+ Photos4,881,006Often 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 Play7,764,503Vince 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 20:00:0010930 
Takahiro Yamamoto2,949,248Where 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 Ratcliff8,157,277A 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 04:00:00286 
Victor Bezrukov1,670,716 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00140 
Vic Gundotra6,989,194Join 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 19:00:002654 

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Kristina Natacha0#CircleShar  of the DayBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!------------------------#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar #news   #travel   #travelphotography   #update #IndonesiaOnly #Jalan #Aberdeen #Belfast #Birmingham #Bristol #Cardiff #Dublin #EastMidlands #Edinburgh #Glasgow #LeedsBradford #London #Manchester #Newcastle #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing 2015-02-25 16:45:00482000
Allan watson21,270Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein 2015-02-25 09:53:314838613
Hemant Atrish157"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle  #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared,#Marketing#ZigZag,#Influencersmore at-http://www.poolarchitects.co.uk/2015-02-24 12:03:10246000
John Hannah13,620Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-02-20 11:09:30486023
Neil Bailey10,086If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include Circle in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-02-17 05:19:464855211
Deniz Den15,071#circlesharing   #circles   #circleshare   #circle   #sharedcircles   #shared   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #meme   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Click add people and create your circleshare the circle (include yourself)add +1 to the post2015-02-05 12:03:24501002
John Sean12,158This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-31 07:30:48368161631
John Cleese9,799Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:184945711
Harry Day12,525*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Japan #Jersey #Jordan #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jamahiriya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macao #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Monaco 2014-12-26 06:06:46490271342
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Serkan Mutan1,819"my photographer friends" II#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography     #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-20 08:56:574654210
Sunny CT1,721Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are in this circle, +1 and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)Optional: Checkout http://www.instagc.com/161602 and let me know your views, although not a compulsion but one's visiting or logging with their accounts on http://www.instagc.com/161602 will be given a special preference for next 5 circles in this week#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-10 10:49:245018315
Frank Gainsford39,299A share of this circle within the public space will be appreciated as these are truly a great flock of influential and helpful folk, and the more places their profiles are found, the better the GOOGLESPHERE will become.A circle of people who are known and trusted for their advice and help in getting things done here in the Google sphere.If you are stuck and need some advice this is the team that can help you solve your problem.  These folk are all friendly, and active within the PLUSOSPHEREAdd this circle to your profile for a bunch of friendly and helpful advice on ALL THINGS GOOGLE with a very clear and distinct flavor of Google plus as the best social media platform to use for either social or business.PS you will not be added to this circle unless I have made personal use of a tip or advice that you have offered within your personal or business profile.  this is not a free for all circle, but a curated circle of those who have helped me, either knowingly or unknowingly with their  public posts being the source of the help I used.2014-08-27 11:11:30252224
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:21:59485011
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Gailen Mapes65,741Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-08 10:28:43134228
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400104
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440235
John Nuntiatio36,016#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-09 20:16:39311233
Gailen Mapes63,701Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  2014-05-08 10:49:10140348
Adam Roberts7,595Here are some cool people to #circle   on #GooglePlus  -  If you want adding to the next shared circle, then please add the circle, comment, share, and +1 the post.    I'll be promoting someones social accounts, every time, I share one of my circles.In this circle, I'm promoting +Jen Schubert, Jen is a lego engineer in the STEM world, she teaches kids how to do cool stuff with lego :-)Please, follow all of her social accounts.Twitter:      https://twitter.com/sillyauntjenFacebook: https://facebook.com/sillyauntjenPinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sillyauntjenGoogle+:   +Jen Schubert  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles +Shared Circles +Share Your Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Circle Distribution +Team Circle Share +Share My Circle 2014-05-06 09:51:20153649
TomorrowInternet0Great Photographers Shared Circle1. +12. Comment3. Add People4. Share circle (Include yourself in shared circle)5. Enjoy life and be happy!!!2014-05-02 09:53:10488101
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 20:58:52501011
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 20:56:53488002
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated - 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Mi-ShA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:45:58500181181
Gailen Mapes62,283Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-08 10:52:561412211
Gailen Mapes60,465Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-03-08 12:34:05146326
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Gailen Mapes59,426Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M  - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-02-08 12:12:081444411
CARCRASHWEB ®767#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #addme   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  ADD ME2014-01-28 10:33:24490638
Gailen Mapes57,883Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-01-08 11:37:231446311
Ainun Mahya0My First Shared Circle1. +1 The Post  2. Leave Me A Comment 3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #publiccircle  #mbfavoriteengagers#circles   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue#socialmedia     #influencers #influencer #influence#influencermarketing   #fridaycircle   #fridaycircleshare  #circlefriday   #friday  2014-01-06 08:06:56490000
Margie Hearron43,173My end of the year circle share. Most of my favorite Google Plus people are in this circle. Browse through it and add the people you want or add the entire circle. Lots of beautiful and good people in this circle share. And if you want to be included in a future circle share, let me know in the comments and I'll check you out and consider following you back. :-)You have to check the circle on desktop G+ or change your User Agent to Desktop in a mobile browser and check G+.link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MargieHearron/posts/CNtTyFWQ8uF2013-12-28 21:32:3323121535
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:30499306
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:53500102
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023
Alessandro Folghera17,293#Bloggers #sharedcircle   #SundaySharedCircle   #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong. Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #myseoissocial #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #afo   #folghera      #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  2013-10-13 07:26:57501122424
Alessandro Folghera78Magic #sharedcircle #Topengagers People from Google Plus, enjoy the Circle, enjoy G+2013-09-10 03:28:22495107
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Gailen Mapes42,661Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles cre2013-09-04 20:33:5938322717
Thomas Hawk6,156,0612,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 4 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi.  Today's , part 4 of 5, today, represents Mi-Sh.  I'll share the last remaining circle tomorrow.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6f*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-04 15:53:284916170106
Gailen Mapes40,171Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles creat2013-08-18 10:44:1136917217
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
Gailen Mapes35,700Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by2013-07-18 11:57:1637613411
Gailen Mapes33,485Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-04 15:49:0838012113

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2014-11-11 06:52:54 (29 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

+1 for Net Neutrality

Some quotes from the article, for those who like TL;DRs:

Definition of Net Neutrality

"There's been a growing battle around protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, no matter what it is or where it comes from, should be treated equally"

Obama's position

"I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life."

"Regulating internet service under Title II would mean reclassifying it as a utility, like water."

"For the most part, that's a controversial idea in the eyes of service providers alone. It means that they're losing some control over what they sell, and that they can't favor certain services to benefit theiro... more »

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2014-12-30 03:50:08 (9 comments, 25 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

I learned math wrong o_O

This is amazing, and I'm so glad kids are learning math this way now instead of the way I learned it.
http://vimeo.com/110807219

Most plusones: 146

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2015-02-04 04:03:34 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 146 +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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2015-02-16 22:49:17 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

The first lick is free, right?

The first lick is free, right?___

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2015-02-11 05:43:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +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, 65 +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 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 133 +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 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 92 +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 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 146 +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, 16 +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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2015-01-31 05:25:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Beachside drummers

We heard these guys long before we saw them. We were doing a bit of street photography around Punta Arenas, Chile and heard drum beats as we approached the beach. When we got there, we saw these kids playing drums in a big circle and even throwing their drums in the air in synchronized choreography. 

Beachside drummers

We heard these guys long before we saw them. We were doing a bit of street photography around Punta Arenas, Chile and heard drum beats as we approached the beach. When we got there, we saw these kids playing drums in a big circle and even throwing their drums in the air in synchronized choreography. ___

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2015-01-30 12:54:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

He wants the dulce de leche

I had it too, and it was delicious. :) I'm usually hesitant to photograph random kids, but this boy's father seemed delighted that I thought his son was cute. +Zalman Stern had been talking about gelato since the first day +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I met up with him in Santiago, and we finally got some on Monday.

He wants the dulce de leche

I had it too, and it was delicious. :) I'm usually hesitant to photograph random kids, but this boy's father seemed delighted that I thought his son was cute. +Zalman Stern had been talking about gelato since the first day +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I met up with him in Santiago, and we finally got some on Monday.___

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2015-01-29 03:01:16 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Pipes and bricks

Since we're unable to go to Antarctica (so far), we're making the best of our time in Punta Arenas, Chile. This morning, +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I went out for some street shooting. I was originally drawn to these pipes because they were bright orange, but ironically, both of us posted them in black and white. :) You can see Aravind's take here: https://plus.google.com/111036275428879931853/posts/hgU7hVnQps3

Pipes and bricks

Since we're unable to go to Antarctica (so far), we're making the best of our time in Punta Arenas, Chile. This morning, +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I went out for some street shooting. I was originally drawn to these pipes because they were bright orange, but ironically, both of us posted them in black and white. :) You can see Aravind's take here: https://plus.google.com/111036275428879931853/posts/hgU7hVnQps3___

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2015-01-29 02:54:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Peter Kimball for putting together this video of our Botswana trip from 2013! Most of the Africa photos I posted are represented in this video. :)

I finally got around to assembling some of Meaghan's camcorder footage into a little highlight mashup of our 2013 Botswana photo safari (wow, that was a while ago now).  Check this out, fellow travelers, +Aravind Krishnaswamy +Vincent Mo +Andy Biggs +Grant Atkinson ___Thanks +Peter Kimball for putting together this video of our Botswana trip from 2013! Most of the Africa photos I posted are represented in this video. :)

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2015-01-28 18:12:07 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Thumbs up, everything is ok!

We came to Punta Arenas, Chile with the purpose of going to Antarctica. We're still in Chile because airplanes have to land by visual cues in Antarctica, and there's a dense fog at our destination. Even so, the group is generally in good spirits - so far! +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I had a good time doing some street photography in Valparaiso, though.

This chef statue will be giving a thumbs up no matter what happens around him. We'll try to keep the same spirit!

Thumbs up, everything is ok!

We came to Punta Arenas, Chile with the purpose of going to Antarctica. We're still in Chile because airplanes have to land by visual cues in Antarctica, and there's a dense fog at our destination. Even so, the group is generally in good spirits - so far! +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I had a good time doing some street photography in Valparaiso, though.

This chef statue will be giving a thumbs up no matter what happens around him. We'll try to keep the same spirit!___

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2015-01-27 05:41:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Friendly Chileans

The guy on the left said, "Welcome to Chile!" as +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I walked by. I went back to take a photo of him, and his friend started singing opera at the top of his lungs. The lady is like, "wut."

This was the second time in two days that a random Chilean welcomed us to their country as we walked by. First in Santiago, and this time in Valparaiso.

Friendly Chileans

The guy on the left said, "Welcome to Chile!" as +Aravind Krishnaswamy and I walked by. I went back to take a photo of him, and his friend started singing opera at the top of his lungs. The lady is like, "wut."

This was the second time in two days that a random Chilean welcomed us to their country as we walked by. First in Santiago, and this time in Valparaiso.___

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2015-01-26 17:18:06 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Enjoying the food and views in Valparaiso, Chile with +Aravind Krishnaswamy. They claim to specialize in seafood here. Maybe I'll get the sea bass. We are in Chile, after all. :)

Enjoying the food and views in Valparaiso, Chile with +Aravind Krishnaswamy. They claim to specialize in seafood here. Maybe I'll get the sea bass. We are in Chile, after all. :)___

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2015-01-17 21:03:10 (7 comments, 12 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Just doing some low key resort skiing... :)

One of those days 2 - Candide Thovex: http://youtu.be/yKP7jQknGjs

Just doing some low key resort skiing... :)

One of those days 2 - Candide Thovex: http://youtu.be/yKP7jQknGjs___

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2015-01-12 02:05:29 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Why Bicyclists Break Traffic Laws

Most of us deeply understand the frustrations, dangers, and temptations of driving. When we see someone driving 10mph over the speed limit, we don't call the cops on them.

However, most of us don't understand the mind of a cyclist as deeply. When a cyclist breaks a red light through an empty intersection, very rarely would we (me included) think, "Ah, he wants to get out in front of the traffic so that he's not fighting for road space with cars when the light turns green."

Bicyclists surely do break laws for reasons other than safety, as well. The author writes, "I'll admit in the back of my own mind that I also sometimes disregard traffic laws not for my personal safety, but because I know that traffic laws, like road infrastructure, weren't created with cyclists in mind. And I say this as a... more »

Why Bicyclists Break Traffic Laws

Most of us deeply understand the frustrations, dangers, and temptations of driving. When we see someone driving 10mph over the speed limit, we don't call the cops on them.

However, most of us don't understand the mind of a cyclist as deeply. When a cyclist breaks a red light through an empty intersection, very rarely would we (me included) think, "Ah, he wants to get out in front of the traffic so that he's not fighting for road space with cars when the light turns green."

Bicyclists surely do break laws for reasons other than safety, as well. The author writes, "I'll admit in the back of my own mind that I also sometimes disregard traffic laws not for my personal safety, but because I know that traffic laws, like road infrastructure, weren't created with cyclists in mind. And I say this as a car-owning cyclist, not a culture warrior: It seems somehow unjust — for reasons that Marshall's research may better articulate than me — to expect cyclists to follow all the rules of cars (no turn on red) while denying cyclists the same courtesies (like the right to occupy a full lane)."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/09/lets-talk-seriously-about-why-cyclists-break-traffic-laws/___

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2015-01-09 15:04:07 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Helicopter Skiing:

World's most scenic place to photograph a guy taking a piss.

#helicopter #skiing #alaska

Helicopter Skiing:

World's most scenic place to photograph a guy taking a piss.

#helicopter #skiing #alaska___

2015-01-06 04:31:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Wow, China. Really?

Take a look at Google's own real-time tracking. It's quite fascinating. :) https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/traffic/explorer/?r=CN&l=GMAIL&csd=1419265800000&ced=1420475400000

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/29/google-china-idUSL3N0UD21W20141229

Wow, China. Really?

Take a look at Google's own real-time tracking. It's quite fascinating. :) https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/traffic/explorer/?r=CN&l=GMAIL&csd=1419265800000&ced=1420475400000

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/29/google-china-idUSL3N0UD21W20141229___

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2014-12-30 03:50:08 (9 comments, 25 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

I learned math wrong o_O

This is amazing, and I'm so glad kids are learning math this way now instead of the way I learned it.
http://vimeo.com/110807219

I learned math wrong o_O

This is amazing, and I'm so glad kids are learning math this way now instead of the way I learned it.
http://vimeo.com/110807219___

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2014-12-25 07:37:05 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Google: not a stranger to dealing with oppressive regimes.

Official Google Blog: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies

Google: not a stranger to dealing with oppressive regimes.

Official Google Blog: “The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies___

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2014-12-20 08:18:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Video Auto Enhance

Now, Auto Enhance works for photos and videos! Try it on your holiday videos!

#GooglePlusUpdate #GooglePhotosUpdate

Great looking videos just got easier

We're all taking more videos than ever before, thanks to our mobile devices, but some of them turn out less than stellar (yes, it happens to us all). But starting today, you can make your videos look and sound better with Google+. 

I'm excited to announce that now, with one click, you can enhance the lighting, color, stability, and (coming soon) speech in your videos. Here’s how it works:

- Use Auto Backup to securely store the videos you shoot.
- Google+ will automatically analyze picture and audio quality. For best results make sure you have Auto Enhance turned on.  Learn more here: http://goo.gl/ycYHV4
- When we think we can make improvements, desktop Web users will see a banner asking whether you’d like to preview enhancements.
- The preview will show an instant side-by-side comparison so you can choose to apply changes or stick with the original.

In addition to the videos that Google+ suggests enhancing, you can choose to apply Auto Enhance to any videos you’d like:

- In Google+ on Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS, open a video, then choose More->Auto Enhance.
- In the Google+ Photos app on Android, open a video, tap the overflow menu, and then tap Auto Enhance.___Video Auto Enhance

Now, Auto Enhance works for photos and videos! Try it on your holiday videos!

#GooglePlusUpdate #GooglePhotosUpdate

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2014-12-10 16:18:20 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Thousands of protesters

This is a panorama from the Hong Kong protest just before it erupted in violence. Protesters wore helmets and face masks as they occupied the road in front of the Hong Kong government buildings. Once the police surge began from the left edge of the photo, this entire crowd was cleared out to the edges of the photo in about 3 minutes (according to the timestamps on my photos). The protesters didn't stand much of a chance since the police held all the weapons.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform

#umbrellamovement #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #admiralty

Thousands of protesters

This is a panorama from the Hong Kong protest just before it erupted in violence. Protesters wore helmets and face masks as they occupied the road in front of the Hong Kong government buildings. Once the police surge began from the left edge of the photo, this entire crowd was cleared out to the edges of the photo in about 3 minutes (according to the timestamps on my photos). The protesters didn't stand much of a chance since the police held all the weapons.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform

#umbrellamovement #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #admiralty___

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2014-12-04 18:25:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Batons vs Umbrellas

Last Sunday Nov 30, student protestors blockaded the Hong Kong government buildings in an attempt to reopen talks about reforming the Hong Kong election system. The police responded with pepper spray, tear spray, batons, dogs, and water cannons. Through the course of the night, the students reoccupied the street in front of the Chief Executive's Office several times, with the police beating them back each time.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform

#umbrellamovement #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #admiralty

Batons vs Umbrellas

Last Sunday Nov 30, student protestors blockaded the Hong Kong government buildings in an attempt to reopen talks about reforming the Hong Kong election system. The police responded with pepper spray, tear spray, batons, dogs, and water cannons. Through the course of the night, the students reoccupied the street in front of the Chief Executive's Office several times, with the police beating them back each time.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform

#umbrellamovement #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #admiralty___

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2014-12-03 14:29:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Pepper spray to the face

As the police beat the protestors back with batons and pepper spray, this girl attempted to pull her friend over the highway median and away from danger. The policeman saw this and pepper sprayed her in the face. The guy to her right rushed to block the pepper spray but was moments too late. At the bottom left, you can see a guy asking a policeman (out of frame) to not beat him with a baton.

Unfortunately, this section of protestors was not as well equipped with umbrellas as the ones in this photo: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/Wj4a9fwn69L

Most of the people wearing black helmets are police. Those wearing yellow helmets, white helmets, and bike helmets are protestors.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests... more »

Pepper spray to the face

As the police beat the protestors back with batons and pepper spray, this girl attempted to pull her friend over the highway median and away from danger. The policeman saw this and pepper sprayed her in the face. The guy to her right rushed to block the pepper spray but was moments too late. At the bottom left, you can see a guy asking a policeman (out of frame) to not beat him with a baton.

Unfortunately, this section of protestors was not as well equipped with umbrellas as the ones in this photo: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/Wj4a9fwn69L

Most of the people wearing black helmets are police. Those wearing yellow helmets, white helmets, and bike helmets are protestors.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform

#umbrellamovement   #umbrellarevolution #occupycentral #admiralty___

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2014-11-30 20:33:38 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Umbrella Movement erupts

Frustrated with the lack of progress, student protesters surrounded one of the key government buildings in Hong Kong tonight: the Chief Executive's Office. The office is one city block from the large Occupy location in Admiralty where protesters have been encamped for 2 months. Tension built until a violent clash erupted between police and protesters.

Here, you can see police pepper spraying the protesters, who attempt to shield themselves with umbrellas. This is where the name Umbrella Movement comes from. On the left, you can see a yellow tank that holds the tear spray which the police also used liberally tonight.

Students are upset that the upcoming Chief Executive elections will only allow Hong Kongers to choose between a small number of candidates who will be hand picked by a pro-Beijing Nominating Committee. The protesters' rally... more »

Umbrella Movement erupts

Frustrated with the lack of progress, student protesters surrounded one of the key government buildings in Hong Kong tonight: the Chief Executive's Office. The office is one city block from the large Occupy location in Admiralty where protesters have been encamped for 2 months. Tension built until a violent clash erupted between police and protesters.

Here, you can see police pepper spraying the protesters, who attempt to shield themselves with umbrellas. This is where the name Umbrella Movement comes from. On the left, you can see a yellow tank that holds the tear spray which the police also used liberally tonight.

Students are upset that the upcoming Chief Executive elections will only allow Hong Kongers to choose between a small number of candidates who will be hand picked by a pro-Beijing Nominating Committee. The protesters' rally cry has been, "我要真普選", translated, "I want real universal suffrage." This is in contrast to what they perceive as a disingenuous form of suffrage put in place by the Chinese government.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1109920-umbrella-movement-to-shopping-revolution-an-interactive-timeline-of-the-occupy-protests-key-events

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #admiralty___

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2014-11-29 22:34:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Dead birds at the protest

The protestors are still making their presence known in Mong Kok, where the Hong Kong police recently cleared out a protest site.

Tonight, an intersection and the surrounding sidewalks were flooded with student protestors... with the exception of one empty circle. In the middle of the circle were 3 dead birds (two in the photo and one behind me). Protestors were confused, curious, and speculating on whether the birds were directly related to the protest.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #mongkok  

Dead birds at the protest

The protestors are still making their presence known in Mong Kok, where the Hong Kong police recently cleared out a protest site.

Tonight, an intersection and the surrounding sidewalks were flooded with student protestors... with the exception of one empty circle. In the middle of the circle were 3 dead birds (two in the photo and one behind me). Protestors were confused, curious, and speculating on whether the birds were directly related to the protest.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #mongkok  ___

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2014-11-26 06:53:21 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Interesting article about what it would take to reverse climate change from a couple of Google engineers. Today's renewable energy technologies are not it. While they don't say it because there is no clear answer yet, nuclear energy may be part of the solution (along with forestation). Some more on that interpretation is here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/renewable_energy_simply_wont_work_google_renewables_engineers/

Interesting article about what it would take to reverse climate change from a couple of Google engineers. Today's renewable energy technologies are not it. While they don't say it because there is no clear answer yet, nuclear energy may be part of the solution (along with forestation). Some more on that interpretation is here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/renewable_energy_simply_wont_work_google_renewables_engineers/___

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2014-11-24 17:36:05 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

City within a city

The Umbrella Movement occupation in Admiralty has blocked off Connaught Road Central, the major highway in the area. The large building overlooking the protestors houses the Hong Kong government. This is the location of the occupation: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Central+Government+Offices_Harcourt+Road

After visiting the site a few times, I've learned some of its geography: where they've planted gardens, where the first aid stations are, where the students study. There are major walkways and arterial side roads. Improvised bridges have been built over the medians that normally separate the highway lanes. They're doing small scale construction of booths using wood and power tools. It's amazing that all of this will vanish at some point and it will turn back into a bustling highway.

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   ... more »

City within a city

The Umbrella Movement occupation in Admiralty has blocked off Connaught Road Central, the major highway in the area. The large building overlooking the protestors houses the Hong Kong government. This is the location of the occupation: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Central+Government+Offices_Harcourt+Road

After visiting the site a few times, I've learned some of its geography: where they've planted gardens, where the first aid stations are, where the students study. There are major walkways and arterial side roads. Improvised bridges have been built over the medians that normally separate the highway lanes. They're doing small scale construction of booths using wood and power tools. It's amazing that all of this will vanish at some point and it will turn back into a bustling highway.

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #admiralty  ___

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2014-11-23 17:14:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The counter protest

Every issue has two sides, and the Umbrella Movement has its own opponents in Hong Kong. The Umbrella (pro-Occupy) side is represented by yellow ribbons, while the anti-Occupy side is represented by blue ribbons. Some have characterized the counter protests as being on the side of the police, though there are probably some police who are sympathetic to the Umbrella Movement while doing their jobs to keep things in check.

From Wikipedia: A significant part of the population, refugees from Communist China in the 1950s and 1960s, lived through the turmoil of the Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots. Others feel that the protesters are too idealistic, and fear upsetting the PRC leadership and the possibility of another repeat of the crackdown that ended the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. However, the overwhelming reason is that disruption to the lives of ordinary... more »

The counter protest

Every issue has two sides, and the Umbrella Movement has its own opponents in Hong Kong. The Umbrella (pro-Occupy) side is represented by yellow ribbons, while the anti-Occupy side is represented by blue ribbons. Some have characterized the counter protests as being on the side of the police, though there are probably some police who are sympathetic to the Umbrella Movement while doing their jobs to keep things in check.

From Wikipedia: A significant part of the population, refugees from Communist China in the 1950s and 1960s, lived through the turmoil of the Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots. Others feel that the protesters are too idealistic, and fear upsetting the PRC leadership and the possibility of another repeat of the crackdown that ended the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. However, the overwhelming reason is that disruption to the lives of ordinary citizens caused by roads blocked, traffic jams, school closures, and financial loss to businesses (including in particular those run by the Triads in Mong Kok).

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #mongkok  ___

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2014-11-22 18:37:24 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Symbol of the Movement

Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement", also called "Umbrella Revolution" or "Occupy Central", has been going for about 2 months. The yellow umbrella became a symbol of the movement after students used umbrellas to shield themselves from tear gas fired by police.

The conflict was sparked around the decision that the candidates for Hong Kong's "Chief Executive" election would be pre-selected by the largely pro-Beijing Election Committee. From Wikipedia: The decision states that for the 2017 Chief Executive election, a nominating committee, mirroring the present 1200-member Election Committee be formed to nominate two to three candidates, each of whom must receive the support of more than half of the members of the nominating committee. After popular election of one of the nominated candidates, the Chief... more »

Symbol of the Movement

Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement", also called "Umbrella Revolution" or "Occupy Central", has been going for about 2 months. The yellow umbrella became a symbol of the movement after students used umbrellas to shield themselves from tear gas fired by police.

The conflict was sparked around the decision that the candidates for Hong Kong's "Chief Executive" election would be pre-selected by the largely pro-Beijing Election Committee. From Wikipedia: The decision states that for the 2017 Chief Executive election, a nominating committee, mirroring the present 1200-member Election Committee be formed to nominate two to three candidates, each of whom must receive the support of more than half of the members of the nominating committee. After popular election of one of the nominated candidates, the Chief Executive-elect "will have to be appointed by the Central People's Government."

Here's a fascinating comparison between the US system and the Hong Kong system which is being protested: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-macedo/would-americas-founding-fathers-consider-hong-kong-election-plan-democratic_b_5953016.html

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral #mongkok___

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2014-11-11 06:52:54 (29 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

+1 for Net Neutrality

Some quotes from the article, for those who like TL;DRs:

Definition of Net Neutrality

"There's been a growing battle around protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, no matter what it is or where it comes from, should be treated equally"

Obama's position

"I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life."

"Regulating internet service under Title II would mean reclassifying it as a utility, like water."

"For the most part, that's a controversial idea in the eyes of service providers alone. It means that they're losing some control over what they sell, and that they can't favor certain services to benefit theiro... more »

+1 for Net Neutrality

Some quotes from the article, for those who like TL;DRs:

Definition of Net Neutrality

"There's been a growing battle around protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, no matter what it is or where it comes from, should be treated equally"

Obama's position

"I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life."

"Regulating internet service under Title II would mean reclassifying it as a utility, like water."

"For the most part, that's a controversial idea in the eyes of service providers alone. It means that they're losing some control over what they sell, and that they can't favor certain services to benefit their own business. Instead, providers would be stuck allowing consumers to use the internet as they want to, using whatever services they like without any penalty. If that sounds pretty great, it's because that's basically how the internet has worked up until now."

Obama's statement to the FCC

"An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known.

"Net neutrality" has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted. We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. That is why today, I am asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality." ...

See the rest of Obama's statement at the bottom of the linked article.

h/t +Steven Johnson___

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2014-09-24 06:25:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

From +Andy Lee:
Four days left to fund Plus One Collection III

Only 4 days remaining to support our campaign, but we still have a long way to go, as we only crossed 47% mark in our goal. While we think we may still reach it, it does look like we just as well may miss it.

What happens if we miss it? The fundraising campaign was setup as "fixed funding", meaning our project won't get funded unless we reach the $30,000 goal. If it doesn't get funded, all contributions will be refunded to the supporters. After some thought, we think that we may cancel the book for the year if that is the outcome, as we do not see any other options to publish the book the way we want to and the way we can. We already invested a lot of time and effort, but we still do need the funds to print and ship the books to the buyers. 

Please take the time to share, contribute to this... more »

things won't stay the same

Plus One Collection, Volume III

#PlusOneCollectionIII___From +Andy Lee:
Four days left to fund Plus One Collection III

Only 4 days remaining to support our campaign, but we still have a long way to go, as we only crossed 47% mark in our goal. While we think we may still reach it, it does look like we just as well may miss it.

What happens if we miss it? The fundraising campaign was setup as "fixed funding", meaning our project won't get funded unless we reach the $30,000 goal. If it doesn't get funded, all contributions will be refunded to the supporters. After some thought, we think that we may cancel the book for the year if that is the outcome, as we do not see any other options to publish the book the way we want to and the way we can. We already invested a lot of time and effort, but we still do need the funds to print and ship the books to the buyers. 

Please take the time to share, contribute to this wonderful cause. 

Link to the campaign https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

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2014-09-06 04:33:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

+Plus One Collection III

+Ivan Makarov is at it again, and we all benefit! For the past 3 years, Ivan has put together the Plus One Collection to raise funds for charities. This year, the proceeds will go to Saving Eliza (http://savingeliza.com). You can order a beautiful photo book and support Eliza at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

The photo I submitted to this year's book was from +David Hobby's photo trip to Cuba: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/MeiaNZTZVhg

Announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in Plus One Collection print book

And now what many of you have been waiting for - announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in the print book #PlusOneCollectionIII  

Link -> http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o (Tip: use CTRL+F to see if your name is there to save time)

It's always a hard task to pick the photos because there are so many amazing ones that we just can't include because we have limited space in the book. Any judge can testify to you of that. We had seven capable judges this time around who went through every submission and we picked the best 285 or so for the book based on the final rankings. 

But what we decided to do to compensate for this is to release a poster that will have everyone's submission posted. You can order that poster on Indiegogo page as well - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

As with the book, all net proceeds from the sale of the poster will go to Saving Eliza fund. 

What's next? Keep spreading the word about the fundraising campaign! We still need to raise $25,000 before the book can go to press. And if you can contribute, please do. ___+Plus One Collection III

+Ivan Makarov is at it again, and we all benefit! For the past 3 years, Ivan has put together the Plus One Collection to raise funds for charities. This year, the proceeds will go to Saving Eliza (http://savingeliza.com). You can order a beautiful photo book and support Eliza at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

The photo I submitted to this year's book was from +David Hobby's photo trip to Cuba: https://plus.google.com/+VincentMo/posts/MeiaNZTZVhg

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2014-06-24 18:26:49 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Tweak your edits on Google+ Photos

When you edit photos on Google+, we make the edits non-destructively so you can always start over - that's old news. :) Today, we've gone a step further. Now, you can see the list of filters you've applied and change the settings after the fact. Nice!

We've also launched Auto Awesome Effects, which puts a stylistic spin on your photos. And with Edit lists, you can see exactly what Auto Awesome Effects did to your photo. A rare glimpse into Google's Magic Picture Machine, as +Mike Elgan calls it. :)

#googleplusupdate   #googlephotos  

Google+ Photos: edit your previous edits, and Auto Awesome Effects

If you’re afraid of commitment, then you probably don’t edit your photos online :-) Reason being: many services overwrite (aka “destroy”) your images during the editing process. So once you save a change, you can’t change your mind.

In contrast: Google+ Photos offers non-destructive editing on Android, iOS and Chrome, and it syncs your edits to the cloud. So you can start editing on one device, continue on another, and your originals are always available. Today we’re making the Chrome experience even more flexible by letting you go back and adjust your previous edits. (Commitment-phobes rejoice!) For example:

- Suppose you want to re-crop a photo but leave the other effects alone. Or keep your choice of frames, but turn up the brightness and contrast.
- Now you can, and you don’t have to start from scratch. Just open your photo in the Chrome editor, click on “Edits,” and you’ll be able to adjust the edits you’ve already made.
- When you settle on a look you really like, you can also copy those edits and apply them to another photo.

Even if you don’t have time to edit your images, we can still help your photos look their best. Take Auto Awesome, for instance: when you back up your photos and videos to Google+, we can gift you fun new versions automatically. These creations range from animated GIFs to professional-quality movies, and today we’re adding a new flavor: Auto Awesome Effects.

Now when you upload a land or cityscape photo, Effects can stylize your image to make the subject really pop. You can enjoy the new photo as is, or open the editor to make further adjustments. Either way it’s easy (and fun!).

Both updates are rolling out today, so take some pictures, try some edits, and let us know what you think.

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusphotos  ___Tweak your edits on Google+ Photos

When you edit photos on Google+, we make the edits non-destructively so you can always start over - that's old news. :) Today, we've gone a step further. Now, you can see the list of filters you've applied and change the settings after the fact. Nice!

We've also launched Auto Awesome Effects, which puts a stylistic spin on your photos. And with Edit lists, you can see exactly what Auto Awesome Effects did to your photo. A rare glimpse into Google's Magic Picture Machine, as +Mike Elgan calls it. :)

#googleplusupdate   #googlephotos  

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2014-06-04 09:47:17 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Net Neutrality with laughs

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while, and it's on a topic that everyone who likes the internet needs to be informed about.

OK. If there is one video you watch this month, this should be it: it is 13 minutes of your life which will be well-spent. Because at the end of it, you will actually know what is going on with net neutrality, (or as he calls it, "preventing cable company fuckery") and exactly what the sleazy deals are behind it, but you will also be laughing your ass off, because John Oliver is hilarious.

Net neutrality is kind of amazing, because destroying it manages to screw over almost everyone.

Small companies get screwed over because they can't afford to pay off the cable companies to get access to their customers. Oh, you had an idea for a business using the Internet? Well, I hope your business plan includes a few million bucks to pay for your customers to be allowed to reach your site.

Big companies get screwed over because they're shaken down for (literally) billions of dollars by cable companies -- "That's a nice business you have there. Pity if someone were to make sure your customers could never reach you again" -- and that's assuming that the cable companies don't see them as competitors (if, say, they were doing something like streaming video...), at which point those companies could just shut them off outright.

People who use the Internet get screwed because the sites they want to connect to can't pay these extra fees, or are just being shut down outright by the cable companies. What, you wanted to watch a movie tonight? Sorry. Maybe you should have rented it from Comcast, instead, sucker!

In fact, nearly everyone in the entire country gets screwed over by this. So why, you ask, would the government be considering such a thing? 

Well. There is one group who doesn't get screwed over by it at all. Your friends and mine at Comcast, Time-Warner, Verizon, and AT&T. But don't worry; they have your best interests at heart. And the service guy will be there between 2 and 6. 

Really.

Honest.___Net Neutrality with laughs

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while, and it's on a topic that everyone who likes the internet needs to be informed about.

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2014-06-02 19:16:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

New G+ app for iOS

Now iOS users have their own native Stories as well as a new photo editor! Check it out: http://goo.gl/ye23mb 

#googleplusupdate   #googlephotos  

New in Google+ for iOS: Stories and advanced editing

Today’s update to the Google+ iOS app is full of new features to make it easier to share your memories including Stories and advanced photo editing tools. Get the new iOS app here: http://goo.gl/ye23mb 

Stories combine your best photos and videos from a trip with the places you visited to create a beautiful, interactive timelines summarizing your adventure. Today iPhone and iPad users can view, edit, and share their Stories with the Google+ app. To see your Stories, open the Google+ app and select Photos, then from the  menu at the top select Stories. Learn more about Stories: http://goo.gl/Jg3Qr7 

Easily perfect your photos with a powerful new editing suite in the Google+ app for iPhone and iPad. With these Snapseed-inspired tools you can crop, rotate, add filters and 1-tap enhancements like Drama, Retrolux, and HDR Scape, and more. Add a personal touch to your photos, then easily share them with friends and family. As an added bonus: you can start editing on one device, continue on another, and revert to your originals at any time!

#googleplusupdate___New G+ app for iOS

Now iOS users have their own native Stories as well as a new photo editor! Check it out: http://goo.gl/ye23mb 

#googleplusupdate   #googlephotos  

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2014-05-20 15:28:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Google+ for Android gets new features!

Really proud of our team for getting the Photos features out, especially Auto Awesome Stories! Go check it out.

Also see what TechCrunch wrote about it:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/20/google-stories-and-movies-offer-more-reasons-to-house-your-media-with-google/

#googleplusupdate

9 new features in Google+ for Android

1. Auto Awesome Stories now combine your photos, videos and the places you visit into beautiful travelogues. You can read more at http://goo.gl/JGgzil.

2. Auto Awesome Movies are now available on Android, iOS and the web, so lots more people will receive highlight reels of their photos and videos. Here’s one example: http://goo.gl/9ljcdj.

3. You can now create animated GIFs and photobooth-style images on demand. Just tap the new plus button in Photos, and select either Motion or Mix.

4. Really big photo libraries are now supported on Android, so you can access your many thousands of photos quickly and easily.

5. You can now browse your entire photo library, as well as your highlights, by date. Just drag the new scroll bar to move forwards or backwards in time.

6. Profiles now display total content views on both Android and the web. (You can choose to show or hide this number via settings.)

7. A new navigation menu makes it easier to switch between your favorite circles and communities, as well as other places in the app.

8. It’s a lot easier to share content from your phone or tablet. To give it a try, just tap the new pencil icon at the bottom right of the stream.

9. The app menu now slides away as you move down the stream, letting posts fill the entire screen.

Look for the new app as it rolls out gradually to Google Play (http://goo.gl/ruuHW), and let us know what you think!

#googleplusupdate___Google+ for Android gets new features!

Really proud of our team for getting the Photos features out, especially Auto Awesome Stories! Go check it out.

Also see what TechCrunch wrote about it:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/20/google-stories-and-movies-offer-more-reasons-to-house-your-media-with-google/

#googleplusupdate

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2014-05-13 00:10:27 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Climbing in Vegas
Click to see the PhotoSphere in 3d!
This was my first trad climb in years and my first multi pitch climb ever.

Climbing in Vegas
Click to see the PhotoSphere in 3d!
This was my first trad climb in years and my first multi pitch climb ever.___

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2014-05-01 08:10:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Dave Powell's Kickstarter project met its goal in less than 8 hours! :-o It's not too late to order a book though! Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685238983/shoottokyo-the-book

ShootTokyo: The Book

My project is live on Kickstarter!  Please check it out, support and share with your friends. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685238983/shoottokyo-the-book___+Dave Powell's Kickstarter project met its goal in less than 8 hours! :-o It's not too late to order a book though! Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1685238983/shoottokyo-the-book

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2014-04-15 16:42:26 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Reichstag tide pool

The Reichstag dome is one of the most interesting architectural subjects I've photographed. I love all the swoopy lines. Thanks, Berlin!

Reichstag tide pool

The Reichstag dome is one of the most interesting architectural subjects I've photographed. I love all the swoopy lines. Thanks, Berlin!___

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2014-04-11 16:21:37 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Reichstag tornado

Another view of the Reichstag dome. The Reichstag building burned down in 1933 and got bombed during WWII. The glass dome was added after reunification. In 1999, the German parliament finally moved back in.

It's pretty neat to compare the new dome against the original one from the 1800s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building

Reichstag tornado

Another view of the Reichstag dome. The Reichstag building burned down in 1933 and got bombed during WWII. The glass dome was added after reunification. In 1999, the German parliament finally moved back in.

It's pretty neat to compare the new dome against the original one from the 1800s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building___

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2014-04-10 16:33:21 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Reichstag warp core

This is inside the Reichstag dome in Berlin. The Reichstag building has a long history, but it's currently (again) where the German parliament meets.

I like to imagine that this is what a Star Trek warp core would have looked like had it been invented in Germany. Like if Audi built a starship. :)

Reichstag warp core

This is inside the Reichstag dome in Berlin. The Reichstag building has a long history, but it's currently (again) where the German parliament meets.

I like to imagine that this is what a Star Trek warp core would have looked like had it been invented in Germany. Like if Audi built a starship. :)___

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2014-04-05 16:29:37 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

"Hauptbahnhof" means "main station". I think it looks like the head and shoulders of a giant robot with two missile arrays strapped to its shoulders. The tower with "DB" at the top is the antenna that he's using to receive targeting coordinates from the airborne support craft.

That cyclist is doomed.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

"Hauptbahnhof" means "main station". I think it looks like the head and shoulders of a giant robot with two missile arrays strapped to its shoulders. The tower with "DB" at the top is the antenna that he's using to receive targeting coordinates from the airborne support craft.

That cyclist is doomed.___

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2014-04-01 13:45:31 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

#Hoffsome!

In Google Photos, we've made a habit of doing April Fool's jokes that actually work. :)

This year, if you upload a photo of people, +David Hasselhoff will photobomb it!

Introducing Auto Awesome Photobombs with +David Hasselhoff 

Google+ Auto Awesome is all about fun surprises that bring your photos to life. Capture a quick burst of photos, and you’ll get an animated GIF. Take a series of portraits, and you’ll get a photobooth-style collage.

Today we’re announcing Auto Awesome Photobombs. What’s more fun than Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing U2 at The Oscars (http://goo.gl/WrLi1Z)? Or Michelle Obama at The White House (http://goo.gl/0LMPCa)? A good photobomb can turn an ordinary photo into something special and put a smile on your face. Now with Auto Awesome, celebrities can make a spontaneous appearance in your pictures!

We’re starting with +David Hasselhoff naturally, everyone’s favorite crime-fighting rockstar lifeguard.

To get your own photobomb, upload a new self portrait or group photo with friends, and leave a little room for The Hoff. He might just make a surprise appearance. :-)

P.S. You can also mention +David Hasselhoff in your public posts and comments. If you’re lucky he’ll add some awesome to the conversation.

#googleplusupdate #Hoffsome___#Hoffsome!

In Google Photos, we've made a habit of doing April Fool's jokes that actually work. :)

This year, if you upload a photo of people, +David Hasselhoff will photobomb it!

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2014-03-29 03:01:19 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

I'm in the middle of Silicon Valley and there's no reception. You would think that the tech center of the world would have mobile service. Well played, Sprint.

Good thing my friends on Verizon have wifi tethering. :)

I'm in the middle of Silicon Valley and there's no reception. You would think that the tech center of the world would have mobile service. Well played, Sprint.

Good thing my friends on Verizon have wifi tethering. :)___

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2014-03-17 01:16:33 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Cuban

There's so much about this photo that says "Cuba" to me. The walls in the background: brightly painted yet crumbling. The bars, like the economic situation holding back so many Cubans. The look of defiance and determination on the man's face despite his circumstances. I can't claim to know Cuba well after just one week, but what I did see were resourceful people who love life and are determined to make a better future. This was taken during +David Hobby's Cuba trip in 2013.

On a technical note, I think it's pretty cool that one of my favorite photos from 2013 was taken on a +Sony mirrorless camera. It was an NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8.

Thanks to +Ivan Makarov's hard work, we'll have a +Plus One Collection to mark another year of photography on Google+! This year's proceeds will go to the Samburu Project, ano... more »

Cuban

There's so much about this photo that says "Cuba" to me. The walls in the background: brightly painted yet crumbling. The bars, like the economic situation holding back so many Cubans. The look of defiance and determination on the man's face despite his circumstances. I can't claim to know Cuba well after just one week, but what I did see were resourceful people who love life and are determined to make a better future. This was taken during +David Hobby's Cuba trip in 2013.

On a technical note, I think it's pretty cool that one of my favorite photos from 2013 was taken on a +Sony mirrorless camera. It was an NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8.

Thanks to +Ivan Makarov's hard work, we'll have a +Plus One Collection to mark another year of photography on Google+! This year's proceeds will go to the Samburu Project, a non-profit organization which provides clean drinking water to communities in Kenya. This photo is my submission for this year's book.

#PlusOneCollectionIII   #StrobistCuba2013  ___

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2014-03-14 01:53:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Plus One Collection III: 4 days left!

Don't let the deadline pass you by! There are 4 days left to submit to the next +Plus One Collection. Instructions for submission are in +Ivan Makarov's post below.

Let’s Publish Plus One Collection III - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW ACCEPTED!

Want to be in the next volume of Plus One Collection charity book? Read on and act now!

Ever since Google+ launched, we’ve been publishing photography books that contained some of the best photographs you shared. We published two volumes so far. It wasn’t just a nice coffee table book - but all proceeds from the sale went to great causes. Two years ago we raised over $10,000 for Kiva. A year ago we raised over $13,000 for the Kilgoris Project and we bought cameras for kids in Kenya. This year’s cause will soon be announced, but as usual, all proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit a charitable cause. 

You can see more here (though the website will soon be updated to include this year’s information) - http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Volume-III

Who can get published? Anyone! We hope to get as many submissions as possible. Due to the volume, we can’t publish them all, but we will publish as many as we can. 

Is there a theme this year? Yes, there is. The theme for this year’s book is “Our World” and the book will be split into three sections - “Our Planet”, “Our People” and “Our Creations”. You can interpret it however you’d like - we’d love to see how you express these. 

Do we accept color or B&W images? Either one is great.

How can you submit the work? Here are simple instructions: 

1 - Download and fill out image release form from here - http://goo.gl/brpX6n (you can even scan it using your phone, or use apps such as SignNow or TurboScan)
2 - Fill out the information about yourself and upload your work here - http://form.jotform.us/form/40565430045144
3 - Upload your submission to Google+, and tag it with #PlusOneCollectionIII tag 

Can you submit more than one image? Sure! You can submit first image for free. To submit three images to all three themes, or even three images to one theme (which increases your chances to get published), please make a small donation of $20 to our charitable cause (again, all of that will be donated with the book proceeds). Here’s the link to donate via PayPal - http://goo.gl/OSwT9k

Will you showcase all the submissions? Yes. All submissions will show up in the SmugMug gallery we will setup in the next day or two. Please allow 48 hours for your photo to appear there. 

When will you announce which images made it into the book? We will announce it in early April. 

The last day to submit your images is March 17!

Please help us spread the world about this by sharing this post. 

Questions? Leave them in the comments. ___Plus One Collection III: 4 days left!

Don't let the deadline pass you by! There are 4 days left to submit to the next +Plus One Collection. Instructions for submission are in +Ivan Makarov's post below.

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2014-03-14 00:47:12 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

1TB for $9.99 per month??

Uh, ya... it's real! Ready to upload all your photos? :)
"How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years and still have room left over for… shall we say… less important things. Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free."

http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2014/03/save-more-with-google-drive.html

Save more with Google Drive

Whether it's all the footage of your kids' baseball games, the novel you're working on, or even just your grocery list for the week, we all have files that are too important to lose. That’s why today we're making it more affordable for you to keep everything safe and easy to reach on any device, from anywhere.

We've lowered the price of our monthly #GoogleDrive storage plans to $1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it. Like before, storage continues to work across +Google Drive, +Gmail, and +Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free. Sign up for a plan now at www.google.com/settings/storage. 

Want to learn more? Head over to the Drive blog for details: http://goo.gl/cuOPn7 ___1TB for $9.99 per month??

Uh, ya... it's real! Ready to upload all your photos? :)
"How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years and still have room left over for… shall we say… less important things. Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free."

http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2014/03/save-more-with-google-drive.html

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2014-03-06 00:43:29 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

King of the tree

Here's a cheetah looking regal. Actually, he had just peed on the tree. This was quite an exciting moment for us. :) In the background is a giraffe who was watching the cheetah very carefully.

Photo nerdery:

A fair number of my "lazy landscape" photos were taken with fast shutter speeds. 1/5000 sec on this one! Whenever the animals were on the move, it was a race to guess where they were headed and get there before the action started. Several times, the interesting stuff happened while the truck was still violently bouncing around. I got in the habit of switching to a fast shutter speed when we started moving.

Of course, once the truck was stopped, I switched back to a slow shutter speed (and lower ISO), but maybe not as slow as you might think. People moving around in the truck were enough to necessitate 1/400 or 1/800... more »

King of the tree

Here's a cheetah looking regal. Actually, he had just peed on the tree. This was quite an exciting moment for us. :) In the background is a giraffe who was watching the cheetah very carefully.

Photo nerdery:

A fair number of my "lazy landscape" photos were taken with fast shutter speeds. 1/5000 sec on this one! Whenever the animals were on the move, it was a race to guess where they were headed and get there before the action started. Several times, the interesting stuff happened while the truck was still violently bouncing around. I got in the habit of switching to a fast shutter speed when we started moving.

Of course, once the truck was stopped, I switched back to a slow shutter speed (and lower ISO), but maybe not as slow as you might think. People moving around in the truck were enough to necessitate 1/400 or 1/800 sec with longer lenses. This was a good tip from +Andy Biggs.

#AndyBiggsAfrica2013   ___

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