Cowtown Dreams in Technicolor

I frequently take weekend trips that don't allow much time for photography, so I've decided to create an album of whatever I can shoot from my hotel window. 
I'll dig back and add some older ones, and continue to add new, but this was from a recent lovely weekend in the Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta.
…in honor of the final album release of +Chrysta Rae's epic anniversary scavenger hunt (as close as I could get to her hometown of Edmonton ūüôā
…and also for the many other Canadian friends I've made here on G+. Thank you!

#urbanlandscape   #landscapephotography    +Landscape Photography  

Cowtown Dreams in Technicolor

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This week's #macromonday  theme is 'Inspired by Poetry.' 

This week's #macromonday  theme is 'Inspired by Poetry.' 
This pump organ has been in my family for a very long time, and sits in my living room… Occasionally, someone will give the pedals a workout to hear the reedy tunes of yesteryear.

Vox Angelica 8 Ft
~
practice required
repeated bars and D.C. al fine
the E flat I could never
remember, stretch that little
finger, make it behave, do
tricky slurs and grace notes
~
to coax these from the organ
was like pounding on felt
and my feet
unused to pumping
supplied inappropriate pace
~
so I played Evening Chimes, folk song
over and over
rang church bells
imitated angels, impressed
my pious grandfather
and demonstrated piano prowess
~
© Jane Tims 2011 
http://nichepoetryandprose.wordpress.com/tag/pump-organ/

Macro Monday is co-curated by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden & +Kelli Seeger Kim 

Vox Angelica 8′

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New model of +Lytro? No…but they keep adding features via software updates! Besides…

New model of +Lytro? No…but they keep adding features via software updates! Besides focusing-after-the-fact and the existing creative-mode capabilities….
1. Now you can manually adjust shutter speed from 1/250th to 8 seconds.
2. You can activate the neutral density filter to allow for longer exposures in bright light
3. You can choose the ISO from 80 to 3200 to make your own decisions about trade-offs between lower noise vs. faster shutter speed
4. You can now lock the exposure and recompose the shot (AE lock).

More info at http://blog.lytro.com/news/new-manual-controls-expand-creative-capabilities/

I'm looking forward to the future where higher megapixel counts will make refocusable video a reality.

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{sigh} It's a somewhat empty Tuesday eve without the bi-weekly visit with the…

{sigh} It's a somewhat empty Tuesday eve without the bi-weekly visit with the wonderful bunch from +LIFE Through The Lens. 
Thanks for all the fun, information, and inspiration you provided over these past months.
I hope you are all doing fabulously…and I'll see you around G+
(And +Karen Hutton, it was so great to have a few moments of in-person chat over the weekend!).

  For those that haven't watched the LTTL shows, go back and catch 'em at the link above.

+Karen Hutton +Tamara Pruessner +Kerry Murphy +Anna Nguyen +Tana Teel +Kelli Seeger Kim +Ron Clifford: It was a great run!

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Red Maple…6 Weeks Later

I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since I posted the previous #macromonday   pic of our front yard Red Maple. This was taken today, during a short break in our first rainfall of the season.
  The colors are definitely showing, but before all is said and done, the leaves will be a fire-engine red.

The previous pic can be found at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105845861210914905032/posts/VayNvuQzFbu 

+Macro Monday is curated by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim 

Red Maple–6 Weeks Later

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¬† For today's #blastfromthepast , I hope it's ok if I re-share a pic I…

  For today's #blastfromthepast , I hope it's ok if I re-share a pic I posted about 6 months ago.
¬† +Kalebra Kelby's cute story of Yittle's first "big girl' eye exam (see that post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/107430637753481876221/posts/VKjfYrd8DAg ) reminded me again of my mom…(who we lost in 2005).¬†

  Mom was born in Mexico where my grandfather and grandmother had set up a missionary medical clinic. Grandpa knew early on that mom had poor vision, and at 18-months old, he ground the lenses to make her very first eyeglasses.
(how he knew what prescription to use for a toddler is beyond me!)

This is mom at 3-years old (1934).
Grandpa would have loved the technology we have today…we have many of his 16mm movies from the 1930s, as well as a variety of old cameras (including 3-D), and he developed a number of revolutionary devices to assist with orthopedic surgery.¬†
   Sadly, he died in 1966 before all the real techie fun began, and before I was old enough to really know him.

+Blast From The Past is curated by +Cheryl Cooper +Mark Rodriguez & +Isabelle Fortin 

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More fun things to do with your Lytro (or more excuses to run down to Target and…

More fun things to do with your Lytro (or more excuses to run down to Target and pick one up!)

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The Lytro camera: now with more colors and creative control!

The Lytro camera is now available with Manual Controls, new colors, and some awesome new accessories!

https://www.lytro.com/store
http://target.com/lytro

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New Manual Controls Expand Creative Capabilities
We're celebrating the launch of three big changes for the Lytro camera: new manual controls, new colors and new accessories. With new, easy-to-use, and readily accessible manual controls, Lytro camera…

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Sometimes I get tired of seeing contest announcements

but then… I always wonder… will this be the one?
http://bit.ly/RHzKrf

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pictureline inc.: Win a Canon EOS 6D!
We’re giving away a Canon 6D! Start the full-frame revolution and enter to win a Canon 6D! This 20.2 MegaPixel full-framed beauty isn’t even out yet, and we want you to be the very first to get your …

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   This is such an inspirational interview

+Karen Hutton chatting with +Annette Biggers about the new Reborn project just released at http://lilgalleries.com (you've got to see that!)
¬† And then the full hour interview… the last {sob} +LIFE Through The Lens¬†show with all of the other fun friends there in on the Hangout¬†
+Anna Nguyen +Kelli Seeger Kim +Tamara Pruessner +Tana Teel +Kerry Murphy & +Ron Clifford (gotta have at least one guy in there!).

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