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Possibly the most subtle animation #autoawesome has produced for me!

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Possibly the most subtle animation #autoawesome has produced for me!

Moonshot.

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Moonshot.

F11 1/200s ISO100 Samsung NX1, and a Vivitar 500mm lens, jpeg, edited in Snapseed​ to boost contrast, structure, and to process to monochrome. I'll play with the raw later.

Fun fact: Unlike the NX300, the NX1 supports focus peaking on manual lenses.

#NX1 #moon

I've organised a free photowalk along the Cottesloe foreshore on the afternoon of June 27.

I've organised a free photowalk along the Cottesloe foreshore on the afternoon of June 27. If you've got an interest in photography, or just want an excuse to take some winter sea-side photos, this will be a lot of fun!

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Free Cottesloe Photowalk - Supported by Dots To Spots Printing and Camera Electronic ( http://www.cameraelectronic.com.au ).

A social Photowalk along the Cottesloe foreshore from Grant St to the Cottesloe Groyne. This is for photographers of all levels, and will be a lot of fun.

We will be starting from the Grant Marine Park, near the corner of Marine Pde and Grant St, and finishing near the Surf Lifesaving Club. After, we can retire to either the OBH or the Cottesloe Hotel to chat and compare notes.

A map of our route is here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z0azKEDbGFZc.k38OfhzwQM60&usp=sharing

Cottesloe offers all sorts of opportunities for subjects - some great buildings, stunning seaside geography, ships and boats of al…

Derived from a found collection of photos and notebooks, this short video is accompanied by the question "What is...

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Derived from a found collection of photos and notebooks, this short video is accompanied by the question "What is going on?"

The original file contains notebooks suggesting an extended investigation but no actual additional information, and the unnamed department responsible claims in one notebook to have no records tying to it. Further, the request for an explanation itself appears to have been falsified.

What do you think is going on?

I don't watch the show (I watch very little TV at all), but I have a lot of respect for it. And even more now!

I don't watch the show (I watch very little TV at all), but I have a lot of respect for it. And even more now!

A USD4 million scholarship for low-income and underprivileged STEM students? It does not get much better!


Originally shared by Shawna Mac

Archimedes would be so proud.

http://hellogiggles.com/big-bang-theory-scholarship/
http://hellogiggles.com/big-bang-theory-scholarship

Genius. Don't care if it is staged...

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Genius. Don't care if it is staged...

H/T to Liz Quilty​

Originally shared by Break

Nailed it.

What they don't mention (and this is the coolest - but not the most important - feature) is that you can now create...

What they don't mention (and this is the coolest - but not the most important - feature) is that you can now create stories for arbitrary photos, and from within albums. In fact you can create any auto awesome from inside an album now. Including animations and movies.

Originally shared by Ananda Sim

Some details on the new standalone Photos App by Anil Sabharwal

A great writeup on life with an electric car. Thanks Robert Llewellyn​!

A great writeup on life with an electric car. Thanks Robert Llewellyn​!

Originally shared by Robert Llewellyn

A bit of Periscope Waffle
http://llewblog.squarespace.com/electric-cars/2015/5/28/periscope-and-electric-cars.html

Playing with the Google movie maker to create a fun little memory of the women's disc golf tournament this year.

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Playing with the Google movie maker to create a fun little memory of the women's disc golf tournament this year.

Remember those wind-turbine kites in Big Hero 6?

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Remember those wind-turbine kites in Big Hero 6?

Google is working on making them real!

via Dave Besbris 

Originally shared by Makani

A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek of our 600kW energy kite as we moved it out into the world. Now we’re ready to test it, starting this month here in Northern California. 

We’ve already tested the 600kW energy kite’s subsystems over the past few months, and this will be the first time we see how everything works together. While we can’t wait to see our new energy kite fully in action, we’re going to start off slowly by testing things incrementally. We need to get to know our energy kite first, and have it complete individual tasks successfully before giving it more advanced tasks. This means repeatedly performing functions as basic as powering the kite’s motors on and off, or getting the kite to hover with shorter tethers before we use a full-length tether. By testing close to our Alameda headquarters, our team will be able to quickly solve any issue…

"Three Colours"

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"Three Colours"

WPP 2015 - Week 22 - Rule of Thirds
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk22-RuleOfThirds

While recovering from a migraine, the colours of the plastic feedstock rods for our 3d 'printing' pens suddenly grabbed my attention. Add a couple of Alicia Smith's dichroic glass earrings, and some high-key processing...

We were treated to an endless array of things in the air today!

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We were treated to an endless array of things in the air today!

"The Fading Light"

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"The Fading Light"

One of the many highly creative chandeliers at the soon to close "Naked Fig Cafe" in Swanbourne.

Six days to go before it changes hands and closes for 4-5 months for remodelling into a "Hamptons Style" restaurant. Blech.

"Leece"

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"Leece"
WPP 2015 - Week 21 - Portrait
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk21-Portrait

The ever-lovely Alicia Smith in the fading light of early evening.

Damn but we get cool sunsets!

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Damn but we get cool sunsets!

#swanbourne #sunset

SooC with a Samsung NX1 and the 45mm f1.8 lens.

Originally from https://twitter.com/adventuresofrob/status/322706835767427072

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Originally from https://twitter.com/adventuresofrob/status/322706835767427072

And this. Totally this. Except for the problems of both oil-based and dry-ice fogging systems. And the fact that it would set off the fire alarms. 

Bugger. 

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

"Five Remixes of Two Photos"

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"Five Remixes of Two Photos"
WPP 2015 - Week 20 - Playing with light
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk20-PlayWIthLight

This started life as a couple of light trail studies in an attempt to inspire myself for this theme. Taken at my local train station waiting for the train to work, and then edited in Snapseed while on the train to the office. Then I saved them in an album and shared that as a sort of plea for inspirational comments. 

Then I looked at the album summary display - and the idea of using AutoAwesome to generate a collage of the edited shots burst into being. A couple of tries later - and you get this rather oddball submission. 

The title is inspired by the title of OK Go's album "Twelve Remixes of Four Songs".

Working on my #wpp2015 theme of playing with light. 7 remixes of 2photos.

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Working on my #wpp2015 theme of playing with light. 7 remixes of 2photos.






Take look at the original post and the excellent comment by Alicia Smith.

Take look at the original post and the excellent comment by Alicia Smith.

Originally shared by John Samuel

RECOMMENDED.

Don't forget to weep for our country that we have fallen so low.

And remember: this is what over 80% of Australians have voted for in every Senate election since 1993 after PM Keating's introduction of mandatory detention.

This is where that led us to.
https://medium.com/@sortius/war-on-refugees-cb1a6e2ddaa8?source=tw-987103ba6eb-1431997533347

I play Disc Golf, and enjoy it a great deal. I also enjoy photography, and have a camera with me most of the time.

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I play Disc Golf, and enjoy it a great deal. I also enjoy photography, and have a camera with me most of the time. 

Sunday just gone saw the 2015 Chick Flick (a tournament focussing on female players) here in Perth, held at the Rob Hancock Memorial course, and I decided to concentrate on recording the event, rather than playing.

Although the name and entry classifications are rather jokey ("Chicks", "Not Chicks", and "Not Chicks Dressed as Chicks"), actual play is pretty darn intense, and scoring divisions were split along more traditional lines, with Women's Open and Advanced, and Men's Open, Advanced, and Rec divisions. Play was two rounds of 12, followed by a final 6 for the top-card Women's Open players. We had 11 women playing - which was a great turnout, given the quite small size of the Perth disc golfing community.

As you can see from the photos, conditions were ... challenging, to say the least, with gusts over 50km/h and pounding rainst…

Sunday just gone saw the 2015 Chick Flick here in Perth, held at the Rob Hancock Memorial course.

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Sunday just gone saw the 2015 Chick Flick here in Perth, held at the Rob Hancock Memorial course. Entry classifications were "Chicks", "Not Chicks", and "Not Chicks Dressed as Chicks". Actual play was split along more traditional lines, with Women's Open and Advanced, and Men's Open, Advanced, and Rec divisions. 

Play was two rounds of 12, followed by a final 6 for the top-card Women's Open players.

As you can see from the photos, conditions were ... challenging, to say the least, with gusts over 50km/h and pounding rainshowers.

Many thanks to Arana for organising the event, and to Valarie Jenkins  for providing some awesome prizes.