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2016 Summer Solstice - Extended edit

Blamepology(n): A message phrased as an apology that places the fault on the injured party.

Blamepology(n): A message phrased as an apology that places the fault on the injured party. e.g. "We are sorry you were offended." Popular amongst MRA groups, corporations, and politicians. c.f. Apology

Not exactly welcoming to coeliacs anyway, now thoroughly off my list.

Not exactly welcoming to coeliacs anyway, now thoroughly off my list.

Originally shared by Skye Serena

Brass Monkey Hotel in Northbridge promoting rape culture
https://www.facebook.com/alyce.m.wilson/posts/10153998724671790?pnref=story

Obviously...

Obviously...

Originally shared by Winchell Chung
https://twitter.com/BrianPHickey/status/814136744258007040

Lyrics junky alert!

Lyrics junky alert!

A shout-out to Ricardo Autobahn​ and Jenny McLaren of Spray.

It is to say thanks for https://spray.bandcamp.com/track/rotating-the-square from Enforced Fun, and the wonderful line "You just can't keep doing that! It makes no sense! It's like rotating the square in Tetris!"

I'm putting it alongside Stefan Gange's "Reality might not get out of Beta today" for memorable lines.
https://spray.bandcamp.com/track/rotating-the-square

The Photographer at His Work

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The Photographer at His Work
WPP2016 - Week 50 - Self portrait

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-50-Self-portrait

Most unflattering, and taken as a part of my Solstice Time-lapse series.

Reflecting on the Day

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Reflecting on the Day
WPP2016 - Week 49 - Reflections

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-49-Reflections

One of the last shots taken by me on the Solstice, catching the last of the sun reflecting off the waters of the Rottnest Channel.

WPP2016 - Week 48 - Happiness

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WPP2016 - Week 48 - Happiness

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-48-Happiness

A whole room of happy gamers. Even the frowning one are happy, really!

WPP2016 - Week 47 - Abstract

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WPP2016 - Week 47 - Abstract

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-47-Abstract

Because nothing says 'Abstract' like 100% bokeh!

Sunset in Her Eye

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Sunset in Her Eye
WPP2016 - Week 46 - Sunset or Sunrise

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-46-Sunset--or--Sunrise

"It's in the trees! It's coming!"

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"It's in the trees! It's coming!"
WPP2016 - Week 45 - Trees

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

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#WPP2016-Wk-45-Trees

WPP2016 - Week 44 - Emotion

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WPP2016 - Week 44 - Emotion

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-44-Emotion

A very interesting list indeed!

A very interesting list indeed!

Although I suddenly feel that I should be saying things like "Go North", and I'm now worried that at night I'll be eaten by a grue.

Originally shared by Paul Pavlinovich

Handy list of the 'OK Google' assistant commands....

I still wish you could start it with a more Australian phrase, like "Oi, mate" or "yeah, nah".

http://www.makersofandroid.com/android/ok-google-commands/

Via ... a long chain of plusses...

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Via ... a long chain of plusses...

Originally shared by Kristian Köhntopp

»From Stanislaw Lem's "Return from the Stars" published in 1961:
The books were crystals with recorded contents. They could be read with the aid of an opton, which was similar to a book but had only one page between the covers. At a touch, successive pages of the text appeared on it.«
-- https://twitter.com/SeraphinaMadsen/status/811251711557926919

Via Alicia Smith

Via Alicia Smith 

Originally shared by Australia's Science Channel

How many arguments can you picture happening around Christmas tables this year? Take our top 3 tips to battle against pseudoscience, denial and ignorance and trump the arguments.
http://bit.ly/2hloCRt

Some frisbee players we saw just in front of us :)

Some frisbee players we saw just in front of us :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIf1iHPa_Uw&feature=share

Many thanks to Alicia Smith for the sand-writing and being incredibly patient through a very long and hot day!

Many thanks to Alicia Smith for the sand-writing and being incredibly patient through a very long and hot day!

41C in Perth, and 14:15 hours of sunlight. All compressed down to 1:21 (or 1:40 with titles).

An amazing day, and not something I'm about to repeat. We chewed through two external 50000mAh battery packs, had the Theta overheat, and had to deal with flies, mozzies, sandflies, and the UV levels.

We also got to meet and talk to dozens of interested people.

It was an phenomenal project, and not one you get a second take at. I hope you enjoy.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Here's my contribution to the Solstice Challenge I suggested.

Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVnNs6yZBSs&feature=share

Here's my contribution to the Solstice Challenge I suggested.

Here's my contribution to the Solstice Challenge I suggested.

Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVnNs6yZBSs&feature=share

Scarborough Beach, and the Solstice

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Scarborough Beach, and the Solstice

Via Alicia Smith​

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Via Alicia Smith​

Originally shared by null

Thanks for #chuckles, Justin FU . :P

Via Michael J. Coffey​

Via Michael J. Coffey​

Originally shared by Stephen Beals


Ah, proof...
http://www.stbeals.com/comics/2016/12/prove-it

How to move your Hobies around.

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How to move your Hobies around.

:)

Alicia Smith and her Outback at Matilda Bay on the Swan. A little windy, but a lovely time to be out on the water!

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Alicia Smith and her Outback at Matilda Bay on the Swan. A little windy, but a lovely time to be out on the water!

Battlelines

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Battlelines
WPP2016 - Week 43 - Colors

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-43-Colors

An ancients-era wargame in the early stages at the West Australian Boardgaming Association's December meet.

Movie Night

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Movie Night
WPP2016 - Week 42 - Autumn or Spring

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-42-Autumn-or-Spring

Spring heralds the return of RoofTop Movies, and night under the stars with beanbags and deckchairs, street food and drinks, and more palm trees and plastic flamingos than you can poke a stick at!

Shadows on the Wall

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Shadows on the Wall

WPP2016 - Week 41 - Shadows

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


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#WPP2016-Wk-41-Shadows

The sun reflecting off two buildings, and through some blinds at my work, created this, high on a wall.

#snapseed

A little exercise I offered up to our W.A.

A little exercise I offered up to our W.A. photowalk community. Sharing around, because you don't have to be in W.A. to do it.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

OK folks! Time for something a little different!

This is not a photo walk - it is more of a photo sit around and watch.

Next Wednesday (Dec 21) is the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you have the time to spare, the exercise is this: Take a full day (Dawn to Dusk) timelapse.

It does not matter where, but aim for something around 2-4 minutes long that captures the full daylight period.

Then post your results here, so we can see!

For those playing in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be your Winter Solstice. Play along, but don't freeze!

And don't forget your sunscreen!

OK folks! Time for something a little different!

OK folks! Time for something a little different!

This is not a photo walk - it is more of a photo sit around and watch.

Next Wednesday (Dec 21) is the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you have the time to spare, the exercise is this: Take a full day (Dawn to Dusk) timelapse.

It does not matter where, but aim for something around 2-4 minutes long that captures the full daylight period.

Then post your results here, so we can see!

For those playing in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be your Winter Solstice. Play along, but don't freeze!

And don't forget your sunscreen!

I love the public's reactions!

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I love the public's reactions!

Originally shared by Dryade Geo

My uncle sent this to me. Loved it!

I hate to think of how much the bills came to at the end!

Well, they were!

Well, they were!

For a bonus, they have a version remixed by a couple of Devo members on their Bandcamp page.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShKgGs-Jbw&feature=share

Time for something a bit more upbeat.

Time for something a bit more upbeat.

Originally shared by Self-Rescuing Princess Society

So great.
http://buff.ly/2gELUFr

Via Winchell Chung

Via Winchell Chung 

Originally shared by Bill Brayman

Pretty cool videographic technique, animates famous paintings. You'll like this.

h/t Xah Lee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgnClGC8-WQ

I happened to be in Perth last night, and finally had a chance to do something I've wanted to do for over a year...

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I happened to be in Perth last night, and finally had a chance to do something I've wanted to do for over a year...

Every year the West Australian Boardgaming Association holds Decembercon - a twelve hour gaming experience, with...

Every year the West Australian Boardgaming Association holds Decembercon - a twelve hour gaming experience, with give-aways, tournaments, a flea-market, and much much more.

Here's a fly-on-the-wall look at it for 2016.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysXPgdrhCe0

The 2016 Ace Race disc has a new name

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Originally shared by Discraft Disc Golf

The 2016 Ace Race disc has a new name

Alien Skies

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Alien Skies
WPP2016 - Week 40 - Sky or Clouds

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-40-Sky--or--Clouds

They're not really seagulls... :)

Some seriously overdone #snapseed processing, but it is a fun result!

Birthday Girl

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Birthday Girl

WPP2016 - Week 39 - Unsharp or Blur

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


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#WPP2016-Wk-39-Unsharp--or--Blur

Yup. Still funny.

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Yup. Still funny.

Title

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Originally shared by David Kowalski

Gaming hits the airwaves!

Gaming hits the airwaves!

Originally shared by Andrew “Noisy” Muhling

A gamer buddy and I did a boardgames spot on the RTRfm breaky show. RTRfm is a community arts radio station based in Perth, Western Australia.
Here's what we sounded like Tashi Washi
also interested may be Catherine Chen Rob Masters Alicia Smith Michael Rutkay Jonathan Durnford 

http://rtrfm.com.au/story/squad-goals-wa-boardgaming-association/

Don't know about the GF status of these grains, but it seems like they are safe, and the project on Pozible is...

Don't know about the GF status of these grains, but it seems like they are safe, and the project on Pozible is awesome.

Originally shared by Laura Ess
http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2016/12/02/crowdfunding-campaign-aims-bring-indigenous-grains-many-kitchens

The Grande Dame of the river.

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The Grande Dame of the river.

PS Decoy on her weekly jazz cruise.

#snapseed

From the same lady responsible for that epic rant at The Donald. I think I should follow her on Twitter.

Originally shared by John Samuel

From the same lady responsible for that epic rant at The Donald. I think I should follow her on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/daniellemuscato/status/805459506243260416

Spray has no limits to their snark. And they have such bright and happy tunes...

Spray has no limits to their snark. And they have such bright and happy tunes...
https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=64nJZmUv6NU

Via Winchell Chung and a heads up to Garry Winterton and John Samuel :)

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Via Winchell Chung and a heads up to Garry Winterton and John Samuel :)

Originally shared by Moe Tousignant

Happy Holidays!

Another look at an International Moth.

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Another look at an International Moth.

40km/h or more, 2m above the water, supported on two pairs of wings on a pair of the thinnest struts they can build - that also happen to be the daggerboard and rudder!

An International Moth on the Swan River.

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An International Moth on the Swan River.

These are crazy, crazy boats!

We spotted this AI2 scooting along at a fine old pace in the sea breeze at Matilda Bay on the Swan today!

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We spotted this AI2 scooting along at a fine old pace in the sea breeze at Matilda Bay on the Swan today!

Horizontal and Vertical!

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Horizontal and Vertical!

WPP2016 - Week 38 - Horizontal or vertical

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-38-Horizontal-or-vertical

The International Moth is one of the most amazingly insane sailing dinghies out there. A 'Development Class', it has gone from an overgrown plank with a sail to a stick on wings with a sail in the course of the last 20 years.

They are incredibly fast, and when they come a cropper, they really come a cropper!

This would be the first time I have set out to create a post-process composite from the outset. This is created from two shots, about 10 minutes and 1km apart of the same boat.

Edited in #pixlr for the composite and #snapseed to finish. Shot on a Nikon P900 at maximum zoom from the far side of the Swan River.

Pop Birthday!

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Pop Birthday!

WPP2016 - Week 37 - Celebration

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron Sheldrick , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell


#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-37-Celebration


Shot in low light, and massively under-exposed, some creative processing in #snapseed produced this escapee from the height of the 60s!

The worst of the worst of the 1940s. Welcome to Hushkoia!

The worst of the worst of the 1940s. Welcome to Hushkoia!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

“Well we were hoping for something that looks really cool and everything and is really really fast, mmm, in fact would it be too much to ask for it to be fast enough that the closing speed between it and any potential target would be so high as to make it more or less impossible to aim and fire the guns at anything with any realistic chance of success? And could it have a cannon with a really low muzzle velocity to properly compound that problem? Also we were wondering if it might have no range at all, and it’d be good if we could have it land on a ski or something, preferably as a glider, and we want it to blow up all the time for no apparent reason so it’d be best if it was full of crazy volatile fuels. Oh and if possible we’d like the fuel to dissolve the pilot. Talking of the pilot we thought it might be nice to design in a terrifying aerodynamic flaw that will definitely kill him like may…