Jason Kowing2013-06-07 04:55:41
Cookies and cream -smothered funnel cake. Yeah. Yommage ensues!
#Instagram  
#FoodFriday  
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  • Jason Kowing2013-07-16 22:06:27
    Dancing in the spotlight!
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  • Jason Kowing2012-02-19 20:27:54
    What's right with you?

    Often times, I hear parents ask their children, "What's wrong with you?" I hear people ask each other this, also. All the time. If something's amiss, the question comes out, "What's wrong?"

    What's wrong what's wrong what's wrong. All the time. I have always wondered about the deeper thought pattern when this question comes out and tried to trace it to see where it goes. I figure when we ask each other what's wrong, we're unintentionally forcing each other to focus on what's wrong, not the other way around.

    What if we asked, "What's right with you?" instead?

    When my daughter comes home from school, it's the first thing I ask her. Even if she's having a bad day, it forces her to examine the day to find something that went right. If she has a problem with something, I don't mind her discussing it with me, but asking her what's right steers the focus on how she could possibly use that bad day for something good. I don't want to just focus on what's wrong, I want the focus to be more positive. I do this with people I speak with daily. If someone's upset, asking, "What's right with you?" makes them stop and re-asses the issue... or look at me like I have socks on my ears! And if they won't, at least, look at the positive aspects of a problem as well, then a question like this will assure that they won't bug me with their problems any more!

    It's a great way to turn our way of thinking around and make this world a little bit brighter. Blessings to you and have a great up coming week!

    +AllThingsRed
    +Zen Sunday, curated by
    +Charlotte Therese Björnström
    +Simon Kitcher
    +Nathan Wirth

    +The Good Stuff Project, curated by

    +Jake Easley
    +Jennifer Eden
    +Lynne Goodwin
    +Anna Lowry
    +Ricardo Williams
    +Robin Griggs Wood

    #WhatsRightWithMe
    #WhatsRightWithYou
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-22 01:35:21
    Inconceivable!

    I love Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) in The Princess Bride and just watching my 11 year old daughter laughing every time he angrily yells at everyone makes me happy she enjoys this movie every bit as much as her mother and I always have!

    #BestMovieEver !
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-21 18:49:46
    The first whisper of morning...
    #FloralExploral  
    #Instagram  
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-18 14:23:15
    Stay tuned...                          Curating:
    Good                                 +Maki Silberberg 
    Things                               +Sairam Sundaresan 
    Are                                    +Jason Kowing 
    Brewing!                            +Stuart Dyckhoff 

    #CoffeeThursday  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-01-22 00:40:43
    Blonde and sweet
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  • Jason Kowing2014-01-16 23:51:52
    You are safe in my heart










    #ThisMomentIsMyTemple  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-25 15:40:48
    Baggage

    I once heard a wise woman say, "Life is like an airport, with friends and acquaintances coming and going all the time. And all of them will try to give you their baggage to carry for them. Do yourself a favor and give their baggage back to them."

    Can you imagine walking around the airport of your life with all that baggage heaped on your shoulders from people walking through and giving you some of theirs? I have a hard enough time just getting my carry on from one gate to the next!

    When a friend heaps their "baggage" on me, I look at them in the airport of my mind and politely give their baggage back to them. "No, this is yours, my friend. You need to carry it." The mind is such a powerful tool and when I do this, I feel the cool rush of blood back in my shoulders, the muscles there relax again, and I feel my heart lift a little!

    Don't carry others' baggage. They can carry their own!

    For +The Good Stuff Project, watched over by:
    +Jake Easley
    +Jennifer Eden
    +Lynne Goodwin
    +Anna Lowry
    +Ricardo Williams &
    +Robin Griggs Wood

    #WhatsRightWithYou ?
    This has been a #WhatsRightWithMeMoment !
    ~♥
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-11 20:34:50
    John and Pam's Camera Gear Stolen!
    Let's all throw a few bucks in to help out, what do you say?
    #PamAndJohnsEarlyChristmasPresent  

    As everyone probably knows by now, our very dear plus buddies +Pam Boling and +John Getchel suddenly had all of their camera gear stolen on October 28th. The posts with serial numbers have been shared generously (see the link below) so we can keep an eye out if any photos are uploaded with the serial numbers on the photograph's meta-data!

    But while we're all keeping an eye out, our friends still have no gear to work with any longer. Let's do something more for these two beautiful people who have done so much for a lot of us in the past. I want to ask all of us here to please give a little back to Pam and John by donating anything you can to their paypal account at this account email ~>  team@fstopodyssey.com
    ...and if you need to enter in a name or last name, it's under John Getchel!

    Anything you can donate would be very welcome and bless you for it! A dollar... two dollars... five... ten... whatever you can. I know these two have done so much for a lot of us here... let's do something for them and give them a nice Christmas present in return! What do you say?

    Please share this with everyone in your streams and spread the word... and let's get +Pam Boling and +John Getchel back in the game again! Woohooo!!

    Camera gear serial numbers listed here: https://plus.google.com/+PamBoling/posts/gPjXNKG2923

    (Photo below by +Pam Boling!)
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-11 18:28:30
    Today is my 14th wedding anniversary with the most beautiful woman in my life! Woohoooo! She has been my foundation, the sun rising every morning and setting every night, the shoulder for me to manlyweep on and the smile I come home to every single day! And for that, I'm going all out... we're going inside this time and sitting down instead of driving through! That's right. I'm out of control today! Hey, she's worth it!

    Heee! ~♥ you hunny!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-07-29 16:00:46
    We now interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
                    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: How do you let off steam? Besides opening the valve, for all you comedians out there! (laughs) How do you relieve stress? I had a girlfriend once who lit troll dolls' hair on fire and ripped paper into little pieces. (shrugs)

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-15 21:46:38
    Awetumn!

    Thank you to EVERY one of you who blessed me with happy birthday wishes!! I love all of you!

    I took a walk today and just breathed and admired the colors and smells of Autumn, creating that over all feeling and energy that this season brings to me: Peace.

    I'm having a marvelous birthday! Thanks very much again to all of you for your love and kindness!
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  • Jason Kowing2012-05-17 22:22:57
    Raspberry Beret
    and if it was warm, she wouldn't wear it much more...

    For +Tamara Pruessner's amazing photography theme +FloralFriday!
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  • Jason Kowing2014-02-24 21:47:22
    The last thing cheese sees before it's grated...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-10-12 16:01:42
    We interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
    Jas' Question Of the Day Weekend!

    Question: What is the funniest or craziest name you've ever heard someone name their cat (or be honest, you named your own cat)?

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.








    Cat photo not my image! 
    Source: http://www.2flashgames.com/f/f-Funny-Cat-3539.htm
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  • Jason Kowing2012-04-20 01:51:49
    Separation
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  • Jason Kowing2013-07-26 05:15:11
    Ommmm

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 30: Macro
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 
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  • Jason Kowing2014-01-08 20:00:17
    So +Hope OHara and +Erin A.D. all but dared me to Show My Parlow and thus, here you have this ol' farm kid laying in the unkempt grass of our new backyard in chucks and suspenders trying like hell to throw my back out do some Yoga! While it's not as cute•as•a•button as +Sarra Robinson's Parlow and not as downright six•pack•hawt as +Tom Tran's Parlow, it's my Parlow and darn it... I'm kinda proud of it! So here's to you +Sandra Parlow!! You rock our little G+ world!!

    #ShowyourParlow - Brought to you by +Kirk Jordan and +Sarra Robinson's originals and ultimately created by +Sandra Parlow 

    So I guess the only question is... Where's your Parlow??
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  • Jason Kowing2013-10-04 02:36:13
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 40: Lyrically Inspired
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    Open the door, get on the floor
    Everybody walk the dinosaur
    Open the door, get on the floor
    Everybody walk the dinosaur

    Boom boom acka lacka lacka boom...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-15 15:39:00
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 7: Abstract
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-29 20:07:31
    We now interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
                    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: So... What was your favorite candy from childhood?

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2012-11-19 00:46:08
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled stream to say hello!

    Hello guys! I haven't been online much in the past few days and may not be on much in the next few. Kiddo#2 is due on the 28th, the hospital says it might actually be the 22nd, and yet he's weighing in at 8lbs, 9oz just this past weekend. So we may even expect him any day now. My camera is feeling a little lonely but I haven't had much opportunity to shoot. 

    We got the crib built this past week and try to go for little walks every day around the block. Whew! That's about as much exercise as Julie can handle with this buddhababy! She's putting up Christmas decorations right now, since we may not feel up to it after the kid's born.

    I have my camera ready for the hospital, both batteries charged and waiting by the door with the overnight bag and our diaper bag for that moment when we bolt. I hope everyone's having a wonderful week! Love you guys!

    We now return you to your stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-08 15:32:21
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 10: Reflecting 
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +David Bowden , & +Susan Porter
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  • Jason Kowing2012-01-06 17:57:04
    Witnessing the birth of a poppy!

    I know what you're thinking.
    Because I'm sure I thought it too, and I'm equally as sure Ms. Nature is laughing right along with us!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-05 22:40:34
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-12 16:31:17
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 15: Flower(s)
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw & +Susan Porter

    Before opening up, these lilacs were already bursting with composition! I had to take the shot!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-09 00:31:45
    Loooow and sloooow, babuh...
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  • Jason Kowing2012-12-03 23:29:38
    Michael 1 minute after birth...

    Kiddo#2's Birth.3gp
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  • Jason Kowing2013-08-06 18:08:29
    We now interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
                    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: We've all heard our own voices on tape, right? If you could have anyone's voice in the world instead of your own, whose would it be?

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-19 20:17:24
    Off to bed
    #Instagram  

    The night before last, Kiddo the Younger didn't wait until he was in his crib to hit the sack!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-08-02 20:36:38
    A moment of much needed silence...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-05-11 04:51:18
    Yeah, my wife makes goofy pig tails out of my hair and yeah, I shamelessly fix friends' computers for ham and cheese sammiches and a hefeweizen, but sometimes... it's good to be me.
    #Bathroomselfie  
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  • Jason Kowing2014-01-12 19:47:18
    Windbreaker
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-24 15:46:52
    We now interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
                    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: What is your 1) best personality trait and your 2) worst personality trait?

    Fine print: by "worst" I mean the trait you'd like to focus on changing most.

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-11 02:16:49
    Well, we ran out of body wash and I didn't find out until I was in the shower, so I ended up using some of my daughter's Glitzy Glam Sparkling Berry Bliss shower gel.

    I feel so pretty now!
    (sigh)
    #Fatherhood  
    #SometimesYouGottaTellYourselfWhatTheHell  
    #ShitJustGotReal  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-14 03:50:35
    Hi everyone!
    Two things...

    1) I'd like to thank and welcome everyone who has circled me. What an amazing group of friends you are and I'm so happy to know you! My art is all done with an Android Camera Phone for now. Hopefully that will change soon as I'm saving up money to buy a DSLR next month! Woohooooo!

    2) I'd like to thank everyone who has +1'ed or commented on my work lately! I really appreciate your support and I'm so grateful for your friendship! Every one of you matter to me. =D
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  • Jason Kowing2012-10-15 01:26:47
    What a bokeh sparkle looks like close up!

    (Laughs)
    This one's got the Langmade Twins written all over it! For +Lynn Langmade's #PurpleCircle  (along with +Craig Szymanski +Alexis Coram and +Sinead Sam McKeown) and also for +lane langmade's #PinkCircle  (along with +Cheryl Cooper)!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-07-17 02:53:18
    The Rising Sun
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  • Jason Kowing2012-09-10 19:15:41
    Playin' in the sandbox...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-05-31 16:56:07
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 22: Technology
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 
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  • Jason Kowing2012-06-08 20:36:13
    First, the aliens will capture our gas stations... disable our transportation!

    Look closely, they're hiding...

    For +Irene Kato's #AlienAbductionFriday !
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-09 17:53:00
    Sunkissed
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-28 23:56:26
    Old Iron fences... to keep ghosts from wandering off.
    #SacramentoCityCemetery  
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-25 17:16:34
    The older I get, the sproingier my hair gets!
    #BathroomSelfie  
    #GingerEveryday  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-11-29 19:37:00
    It's a great day to be alive!

    I got rice cooking in the microwave
    Got a three day beard I don't plan to shave
    And it's a goofy thing but I just gotta say
    hey I'm doing alright.
    ~Travis Tritt

    For #lyricallyinspired  sung a'capella style on Broadway by +Jason Jakober, +Tara Romasanta and +Amanda Recker
    #GingerThursday  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-09-17 00:56:05
    Final PLUS post!
    This album marks the end of my mentorship with +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers under the steady, watchful, cozy, happy, goosebump raising and (may I say) quite beautiful eye of +Robin Griggs Wood!

    I have learned (I've heard) as much from this mentorship as most people learn paying $Uber for seminars with major artists! I certainly feel like it and I most certainly recommend everyone reading this to drop what you're doing right this second, circle +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and sign up! You will not be sorry!

    I am sorry for having not been around much during the mentorship, but it has really pushed me to my limits and beyond and I've been busy running around creating! I very much hope that you enjoy what I've done for it! Enclosed in this album are my favorite photos that I've created! I welcome your thoughts and, now that the mentorship is over, I've got a lot more time to visit you all!

    Blessings all! Have a great week!
    ~Jason
    #Gmapp2main  
    #Gmapp2  
    #Gmapp2auditing  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-11-30 20:12:11
    Autumn Sentiment

    It's been raining hard here in Nor Cal and will continue on into next week. The recent, wonderfully vibrant colors of fallen Autumn leaves is now desaturated naturally into a dull brown color and gray sky!

    I found this little beauty on my sunroof this morning, the air trapped under its leafy canopy, sealed by water around the edges. This image, once I looked at it, kind of looks like a puddle's reflection of tree branches above. I thought that was kinda cool!

    For +Stephonie Schmitz's #FourSeasonsFriday  and #FallFriday !
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  • Jason Kowing2012-11-19 23:14:31
    Autumn Blaze!

    I didn't have my camera with me, so I opted for my Android when I drove by this scene and almost wrecked the car in surprise! This color left me speechless for about 3.63 seconds (because I just can't shut up when it comes to something beautiful, you know!). I just hope I captured it alright!

    How's everyone's Monday?
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  • Jason Kowing2012-12-25 02:05:23
    Woohoooo! 
    It's Christmas Eve and I'm just sitting here by the fireplace with my camera in hand. By golly, I'll be trying to get a shot of this dude in the funny suit come hell'r'high'water!

    Everyone enjoy your sleep tonight. I got this.
    (grins and sips triple strength coffee)
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  • Jason Kowing2014-02-13 04:04:05
    RESHARE:
    "There's really only one measure of good farming, and that's to leave the land better than you found it."
    ~Bill McKibben

    This has always been one of my favorites of our good G+ friend +Lee Daniels... may she rest in peace. Look how lovingly open her posture is, how wonderfully embracing this entire image is! This, to me, really shows who she is. Strong, brimming with passion and ready to hug the world. I really believe she was a farmer of life, and she's left the land much better than she found it.

    #RememberingLeeDaniels

    Reshared text:
    Guess what I did on my birthday?

    I rocked it!  

    With all your energizing wishes and love carrying me, I made it to the top of my rock on the mountain.  Each one of you came with me and stood beside me.  This community continues to astound with a generosity of spirit, an unselfish heart and a loving strength that moves mountains.  Or at least lets us climb them. Thank you all for for giving me the gift of you.

    Thanks to my sister Pat for driving me, playing sherpa and then taking this series of images.  You're the best!
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  • Jason Kowing2014-01-22 03:08:32
    Quietly paying attention...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-11 16:12:50
    We interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: What is the most nutritious food you ate yesterday (or will eat today if you have it planned)?

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2012-11-08 17:10:39
    Autumn Sunset
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-22 05:13:49
    Photos to take in Autumn when you're bored in a car with your Android
    Wait... I sense a new hashtag in the making!
    #photostotakeinAutumnwhenyoureboredinacarwithyourAndroid  

    o.O
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  • Jason Kowing2012-10-12 17:14:04
    One day in a field not far from here...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-15 18:18:57
    Invaders hover across the ocean's surface...

    For #AlienAbductionFriday , researched from Area 51 by +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Karl Geiger +Karl Geiger Jr +Michele Cornelius +Jon Beall and originally reported from Roswell by +Irene Kato!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-08-19 21:05:41
    Anybody else sitting on the edge of their summer cooked seat, knee bouncing, fingernail chewing, ecstatically keeping eyes peeled looking forward to Autumn besides me?

    Photo by me, last year. =)
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  • Jason Kowing2013-09-20 16:21:36
    How to know when you're a G+ photographer... landscapes and fences take priority over all other subjects! Heck yeah! (laughs)







    (not my photo, this one was part of a Fwd: Fwd: email that I got and I found it hilarious!)
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  • Jason Kowing2013-01-08 22:57:38
    All the live long day...

    For #TransportTuesday , operated by +Gene Bowker +Michael Earley and +Joe Paul
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-09 15:17:16
    A whole bushel of apples for my favorite teacher of all time +Robin Griggs Wood!
    #AppleForTeacher  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-08-21 04:09:37
    Autumn is coming...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-01 15:32:54
    Sometimes I hold him. Sometimes he holds me.

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 9: Hands
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-27 02:26:11
    green sunlit filters
    patterns glow bright with power
    I walk by slowly

    +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 
    +Robin Griggs Wood 
    #Gmapp2main
    #Gmapp2  
    ~ a tiny  #Haikukoo  for +Pocket Poem!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-10-01 21:44:32
    Waves of fire!

    #Autumn ~♥
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  • Jason Kowing2011-12-19 18:21:43
    Sunset Through The Trees


    No, really.
    =)
    #MultipleExposureMonday by +Karen Tate
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-22 15:32:12
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 8: Isolation
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Jason Kowing2014-01-09 19:57:29
    Happy #CoffeeThursday  to all you bean-addicted friends of mine!









    +Stuart Dyckhoff
    +Sairam Sundaresan 
    +Maki Silberberg 
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-10 22:40:20
    Why my eggs burn
    (because I'm busy taking pictures of the kitchenware)

    #Hodgepodgery  
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  • Jason Kowing2013-09-13 17:38:07
    Out for a walk

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 37: Sports
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 

    This is what I am going to be doing for sports and recreation soon with my own little boy, when he learns to walk, that is!
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  • Jason Kowing2012-04-05 21:08:50
    Sun(rise)flowers

    For +YisforYellow...
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-27 19:56:49
    Trans Am Warp Drive

    I'm still playing with light for my mentorship under +Robin Griggs Wood's gentle yet exciting tutelage over at +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. I'm really going simplistic with some of these approaches. Using a completely dark background and just seeing what I can design with light itself. This could really be a stepping stone to something more elaborate in the future. (crossing fingers)

    #Gmapp2main
    #Gmapp2  
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  • Jason Kowing2012-04-25 00:52:00
    Still off G+ for a bit longer

    I'm just checking in really fast. I'm still doing mandatory work that keeps me away from the computer and G+ (and it's why I haven't been as present as I have been before last month). I really miss all of you and can't wait to get back here!

    Meantime, Julie went to get her first ultrasound today and here's my first baby pic of "Jellybean"! I'm a happy daddy!

    See everyone later!
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  • Jason Kowing2012-02-03 22:16:12
    Alien tractor beam sucking my will to live... in b&w
    #HodgePodgery
    #HaveAGreatWeekendEverybody !
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  • Jason Kowing2013-08-14 19:06:50
    Yes, I think that pork bellies will continue to do well as long as the economy...

    squirrel!!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-06-14 15:55:49
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 24: Get Low
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-19 14:33:04
    "To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come"
    ~ Hamlet, 3 - 1

    Project 52 B&W
    Week 16: Fade
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw, +Susan Porter, & +Lauri Novak 
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  • Jason Kowing2012-05-22 17:03:38
    Morning upon the forest clearing...

    For my friend +Fabio Bucchieri's In The Woods theme.

    +Hawkea's friends
    +Hawkea's friends for charity
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  • Jason Kowing2013-01-14 17:20:54
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 2: Self Portrait
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden

    Those Bars Slam Home

    I'm late! My folks came in from Oklahoma this weekend and I've been away from the computer, but my camera was on my hip the entire time. Be that as it may, I never did get a decent selfy shot for this week's 52 Project with it, but I did get one I liked with the Android!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-05-16 01:17:40
    We now interrupt your regularly flowing stream to ask:
                    Jas' Question Of The Day!!

    Question: What do you think of the new G+ format and font? 

    We now return you to your regularly flowing stream.
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-18 20:08:42
    pool light darkens
    summer sun fingers withdraw
    laughter walks away

    #Haikukoo
    A #PocketPoem for +Pocket Poem 

    This is for +miriam dunn +eleisa barbour +Greg Murray +Mike Wood and +Elle Rogers who helped me understand the world of the haiku and encouraged me to step into that world...
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  • Jason Kowing2012-06-25 15:58:42
    What say the wedding ring?

    I have noticed that recent times have seen a plethora of marriage comings and goings amongst friends and it really got me thinking about the ultimate marriage question... what does marriage actually mean to me? When I got married many moons ago, the marriage counselor we were mandated to see asked us this very same thing, but I'm a man who learns from experience. So I didn't have an answer for her. Most people wouldn't. A lot of people still don't! But having been married now for some time, and having been honest with myself and everyone around me almost to a fault, I do believe I have that answer.

    A buddy of mine just divorced his wife of more than a decade, found a new girl and married her this past weekend. He's very happy and I'm happy for him! This is a new change in life for him and only time will tell if he's got a different answer to that marriage question. Another friend just divorced from an unhappy marriage because they both wanted different things in life and never talked about it with each other first... and yet another buddy of mine is on the verge of divorce because his wife decided she wanted a servant more than she did a husband. It's pretty spectacular to see all these dynamics playing out, but really... the reason why is far simpler. The question hasn't been answered.

    I think divorce is a marvelous thing in some cases. And I think marriage is a marvelous thing in other cases. Dogmatic judgement and commands not withstanding, I firmly believe there is no right or wrong in these cases... there just is. If the question cannot be answered satisfactorily for us, then we must move to where the question can be answered. And moving to that place is a beautiful thing, I think.

    I do believe the question has been answered for me in particular. And for that I am at peace. I certainly hope my buddies here also find their peace.

    For +Leading Lines Monday, owned and operated by +Pam Chalkley +CJ Sros and +Jakob Nilsson
    #LeadingLinesMonday
    #ThisMomentIsMyTemple
    #WhatsRightWithMe  
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-05 22:51:06
    ...just waiting for love.
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-08 20:53:40
    RESHARE:
    Every photowalk ever.
    =D

    Reshared text:
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  • Jason Kowing2012-05-31 20:15:50
    Be.

    Be colorful. when everyone else is black and white.
    Be selfish. once in a while.
    Be goofy. when someone is staring at you seriously.
    Be compassionate. when you see someone hurting.
    Be quiet. when there is something to hear.
    Be quiet. anyway.
    Be there. always.
    Be one. with all that is.
    Be you.
    ~Jason Kowing

    #PaintItClub by +Alexius Jørgensen +Richard Mabb
    #BreakfastClub #TextureBlendPhotography both by (+Gemma Costa)
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-29 15:45:09
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 13: Look Up
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +David Bowden , & +Susan Porter
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  • Jason Kowing2013-01-24 16:10:01
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 4: Camera
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden

    My third child...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-14 17:24:14
    So 15 years ago today, I got down on one knee and promised my girlfriend that I would try to be the best husband I could be for her always and forever. We were so young! I was a goober who worked at a pharmacy, she was a tall, glamorous beauty who was getting her Masters degree.

    I've made a lot of mistakes over the years trying to find out who I truly was, trying to find my own soul in a world I'd never seen, having grown up in a small desert town in the middle of the Bible Belt. I'd done a lot of stupid things in my life, stumbled over my own feet most of the time and even almost ruined our marriage at one point. But +Julie Kowing has always been there, always patiently loving me while the answer was always staring me right in the face. She knew it, but I had to find it the hard way! (laughs) Yeah... that's just how I roll.

    I love you Julie!
    You married a goober with a rather odd sense of humor and a thing for strong coffee, and I am deeply happy. You are the most wonderful woman on the planet and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you. Thank you for everything you are!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-02-01 04:16:36
    No Turning Back
    Project 52 B&W
    Week 5: Color w/out the Color
    #P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
    Curated by +Tisha Craw , +Gene Bowker , +David Bowden
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  • Jason Kowing2012-07-30 21:30:40
    One wet morning...
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-08 21:50:13
    So my friend +Erin A.D. just started curating a new photo#theme called #YoureSoVein  and guess what it's all about? That's right! Healthy, beautiful veins all over our bodies! She mentioned it and I had the perfect photo in mind. My hands have crazy large veins that make the peeps at the bloodbank squeee and jump up and down! (laughs) So here's to you +Erin A.D.! Happy Friday!!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-04-09 17:57:44
    <observation>
    I don't care too much about my G+ "followers" number, but I have noticed a strange trend in measurement with it. The number has stayed consistently at 28,700 (+/- 500 or so) for the past several months and I keep getting notified of more and more people circling me. My conclusion is either I have that a lot of spam accounts adding me that G+ cleans daily or I'm losing as many followers as I'm gaining daily. Very interesting.
    </observation>
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  • Jason Kowing2012-06-21 03:55:31
    Old Dodge in the Field

    I've tried playing around on a deeper level with layers. In this case, the Dodge was photographed by me in a high school parking lot and blended into a field I took near Sacramento. After that, it was a matter of how I wanted it to look over all. I wanted a very old photo quality to it, as if I'd just pulled it out of an attic.

    I processed it through a normal "old photo" filter and darkened small sections of shadow. The sides of the photo were "melted" with a liquify tool, then "burned" with a darkening brush and then slightly saturated.

    I welcome any constructive critiques!
    #CritiquePls

    And I hope everyone's having a great week! (smiles)
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  • Jason Kowing2013-11-14 01:14:34
    Love the new profile look!
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  • Jason Kowing2013-03-14 20:55:13
    +Julie Kowing and I went for a walk today and I saw this...
    #Spring !
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  • Jason Kowing2014-02-12 00:41:24
    The Day After












    #androidography
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  • Jason Kowing2012-02-14 22:22:50
    When Flowers Sneeze

    I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself.
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  • Jason Kowing2012-08-06 22:02:17
    Look! A #PurpleCircle !

    I found this magic dandelion in +kat Folland and +Olav Folland's backyard while nosing around for photo ops a couple of days ago. There was a smoking caterpillar sitting on a shroom not far away, high as hell, so he wasn't much help. I got a shot of him, but it was blurry so I'll have to add it to my my slushpile photos where I keep my shots of Elvis and Bigfoot. Kat and Olav have a pretty cool backyard, that's all I know!

    For the #PurplePosse : +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown +lynn langmade and +Alexis Coram and their +PurpleCircle!
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