Ananda Sim2014-07-27 11:40:25
Just loved some of the vintage items at #comohouse during this year's #curiocity.

(This is an #soocJPEG with some #colorcreator and maybe some #HighlightsAndShadows adjustment) for a warm patina
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-27 11:05:34
    I remembered this tree at #comohouse last year. Looked for it in this year's #curiocity and decided to render it this way. The background was already ethereal.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-27 05:08:53
    23 for +Charles Strebor and more #curiocity 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-26 22:54:42
    Vignette app snapshot style from yesterday 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-26 11:21:09
    Yeah, I know,bags under my eyes
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-26 03:34:24
    Awesome organ vibes #curiocity
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-26 02:45:58
    #curiocity Hello, Hello, Hello, fancy meeting you here, gorgeous 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-24 12:02:48
    Curles...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-24 11:57:20
    Armoured Beast
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-24 11:21:09
    In a well travelled lane, Tony Tulloch
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-24 11:08:27
    H & M - you can't look away...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-24 10:48:19
    Took Ruby down to town. Met #tedscousins 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-23 12:26:38
    Tian Hou or Mazu
    I fiirst encountered this, then searched for the story.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazu_(goddess)
    Mazu is usually depicted together with two guardian generals known as "Thousand Miles Eye" (千里眼, Qianli Yan) and "With-the-Wind Ear" (順風耳 Shunfeng Er). Though their iconography can vary, both are usually represented as demons; "Thousand Miles Eye" is often red with two horns, while "With-the-Wind Ear" is green with one horn. They are said to have been two demons whom Mazu conquered. The both of them were in love with her, but she said she would marry the one who defeated her. Using her martial arts skills, Mazu defeated them both and they became her friends.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-23 12:00:31
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    Mesmerising work by +Marta Hurtado 

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    The hidden beauty ♥

    Photography, styling & concept: Marta Hurtado Photography
    Model: Yinka Gboyega
    Makeup: Visagiste Aicha
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-23 11:46:41
    Air and Light are forces of Life
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-22 12:12:33
    Don't think you saw this one +Trace McLean +Leigh Wheeler 
    I think it's awesome
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-22 12:00:34
    Children are curious about everything, aren't they? +Leigh Wheeler 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-22 11:28:25
    The Past and the Future are not always as clear as we think it is...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-22 04:15:06
    Remembering my Dad - he passed away, this date, some years ago. I had a fascination for the keyboard because I used to see him type on the old mechanical portable typewriters. He didn't make it on the internet in his lifetime - although I showed him the screens and activities, he didn't "get with it" and was more comfortable reading paper and books which he did till the end.

    Interesting thing? He's on the web, posthumously in group photos and in articles  - hello to +Sharen Kaur - I just stumbled on your website.

    http://sharenkaur.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/saran-singh-sidhu.html
    http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n82-72500/
    http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/malaysia-numismatic-society-mns.html
    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/41511014?uid=3737536&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104369344317
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-21 07:00:03
    The story of a walk at night
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-21 02:06:09
    Friend told me of this.....
    For those in or near Melbourne.....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-20 10:45:44
    It's shots like these when they work for me that give me a lot of satisfaction with the #Olympus #ColorCreator SOOC JPEG
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-20 09:42:27
    Mary Glowrey House
    I had a visualisation on SOOC JPEG but felt the scene deserved something more. This is from #Olympus #E -M1 raw through Lightroom, then through +Topaz Labs   #Simplify
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-20 07:54:19
    Originally SOOC JPEG, just lightly refined in Sagelight Editor. I rather like the accentuation.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-20 04:38:52
    It continues 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-20 01:06:30
    Interesting mindset to life journaling 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-19 12:37:34
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    ROFL +Paul Pavlinovich who was just showing me his...

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    Size doesn't matter. 
    It's about that good equipment isn't a guarantee for a good photo ;)
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-19 12:32:29
    Got out thanks to +Paul Pavlinovich
    Nice to meet up with +Kwanghui Lim +Wailing Seto +Paul Francis +Tony Parreiro +Margaret Wong +Amy Williams

    #SOOCJPEG #OLYMPUS #E-M1 #wifitransferredinthefield
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-18 22:24:58
    Wait I'll take a photo of the river with my #OLYMPUS Tough and you can take a photo
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-18 21:50:59
    Just tested. If the first Photo story is built too early and you later upload more, you can rebuild to include later photos with similar geotags, times in EXIF. The story url will not be preserved. 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-18 13:20:24
    I'll relax the hashtag +Trace McLean but there's a Barry and child in my photo.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-18 12:29:14
    Oooh. Let's hop on the train to the Ciity
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-18 00:47:05
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    +Robert Forrister +Susan Sorko +Paul Pavlinovich they wrote a story on Google+ Photo Stories

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    Brilliant: The story of Google+ Stories.

    +Alexis Madrigal (who's been on Tech News Today) writes about the impossible task Google took on of teaching computers how to tell stories. 

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/how-does-google-teach-a-computer-to-tell-stories/373270/
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 23:48:02
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    See, I told you that you could carry more bodies if you went Mirrorless

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    He might need a few more cameras...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 23:24:47
    Style is a vision, not a technique.
    The business is based on relationships, not meritocracy
    Via +PetaPixel
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 13:48:02
    This one, Not this one...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 12:09:19
    OOh Kylie....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 09:21:06
    Gee, your camera sure has a lot of buttons....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-17 09:19:50
    Um, she's behind you....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-16 12:00:56
    Feathers in the sun, that's what it's all about. #chasingthesun  
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-16 10:09:11
    Man's best friend comes for the Vinterwalk as well, #chasingthesun  
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-16 09:30:43
    Just saw this on TV news. I wonder if he'll help me sell my Commodore...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-15 07:44:51
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    Interesting Chrome Extension. Filters out Wham and Justin Bieber even.... :)  You just have to figure what AUS means (it's not #straya

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    Fantastyczne rozszerzenie do Chrome pozwalające na filtrowanie postów w strumieniu, wyróżnianie postów swoich lub innych, eliminowanie powtórzeń w kręgach, dodanie do ulubionych i korzystanie z zakładniki z wszystkimi ulubionymi, korzystania z widgetów w profilu np. pogoda, stosowanie emotków etc. 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 23:20:31
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    We've been testing the brand new Sony A7s over the past couple of days (ahem nights) and it has already proven itself worthy of the title "The Dark Night" of photography! Check out Mathieu's first impressions here! :-) #a7s   #sonya7s  http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2014/07/14/shooting-with-the-dark-knight-first-impressions-of-the-sony-a7s/
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 11:23:42
    I've never been awed by an Owl that big before....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 10:25:04
    +Charles Strebor - someone who holds a pair. #orbaliciousness   #orbalicious  
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 09:25:29
    Number One is on hols and may have eaten into my monthly internet quota a bit. So let's see what I can put up before I hit the brick wall
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 00:34:17
    May your Monday be Beesy but entertaining....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-14 00:32:16
    Looking at shoes (and socks) from the outside. For
    #ShoesMonday , +Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 12:32:51
    Faerie Folk #chasingthesun  and capturing it in magic wands to give to the children on the Vinterwalk. Hope the one that Olivia has holds its charms +Nat King 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 10:40:26
    As I saw this photo, I did a double take - was that a double of +Charles Strebor ?
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 10:23:09
    I was on, then off, then on to come see the Viinterwalk as I glanced at the cheerful skies - it was well worth making the trip to Melbourne City - just made it in time. I knew that our friends would surpass at covering the portraits and I threw conservative framing, focussing to the winds - I wanted a very impromptu, expansive feel to the photos - glad I caught this one. My favourite colour too.....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 09:53:59
    And here's my garden, keep it well...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 06:02:30
    That's a tram it is with +Nat King +Luster Lai +Margaret Wong
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 01:37:44
    Even in the autumn of our lives, there's a road ahead. Look to the light
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-13 01:36:08
    I haven't done all the uploads I want, +Paul Pavlinovich but G+ has built a photostory for me also. Maybe when I do, I'll try a "rebuild"
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-12 12:18:27
    The Altar of Kuan Yin - the Goddess of Mercy
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-12 11:57:33
    Follow the railroad and it will take you to the land where Kuan Yin awaits.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-12 11:18:52
    The League of Photographers - be one now....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-12 08:25:50
    Hey +Saiful Nasir just found the Olympus Droid app can add text and cute note
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-12 05:19:43
    Let's see if this uploads 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-11 00:46:24
    Yup, I'm giving up complaining about not being able to upload to G+ directly from my HTC One X
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-11 00:36:28
    Hilarious. I guess I would trade a day when all my photos show up #slant  or #OutOfFocusTheWrongWay  - Yeah, #FirstWorldProblems  I know.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-10 10:27:07
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    Hey +Saiful Nasir +Leigh Wheeler - friend +Neil Howard 's got this shot.

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    Paris from the Arc De Triumph
    Taken through my #samyang 7.5mm #fisheye from the top of the Arc de Triumph. It makes the roads look parallel :) The stairs to get up here almost killed me ( the lift was out of action!)
    the weather here has been nothing short of appalling, BTW :(



    +Olympus +Landscape Photography +HQSP Landscape +Landscape Photography Show 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-10 02:02:22
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    Mona Lisa?
    Was in the Louvre & got a photo of the Mona Lisa... Kind of... :)
    I was out of the rain at least :(




    +Olympus #louvre #paris #ffsb  
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-09 09:06:05
    Just discovered. no flies on me 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-09 08:54:07
    Just took Perfect Effects 8 freebie for a drive on this photo. Ran it from Lightroom after some adjustments. Reasonable fun.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-08 12:38:44
    Looks prettier and more desktop like....
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-05 08:16:37
    I knew a girl named Alison, but then she said she was Al
    #burbanwalls for +Paul Pavlinovich
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-05 07:42:14
    And would you believe he stepped on my foot / What're you doing?
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-04 14:15:46
    Sale
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-04 10:25:21
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    Nice Before and After interactive photos.

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    Is using Photoshop for Beauty immoral?
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-03 11:52:54
    Silhouette
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-02 11:17:26
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    Hey boys - how not to be a dick to women on g+

    When you see an image of a woman, whether it be a selfie or a image shot of her posted or a comment, it's not ok to try and jump her. 

    It's not ok to propose <insert lewd act here>.
    It's not ok to make rude comments.
    It's not ok to make a dick of yourself.
    It's not ok to propose marriage so you can get a visa.
    It's not ok to tell her you're better than her partner.
    It's not ok to try and get her to leave her partner for you.
    It's not ok to call her a bitch or a lesbian because she won't talk to you.
    etc. etc. etc.

    I was hoping this bullshit had finished or at least dropped down many notches to background noise, but after a good friend (no I won't tag her, it will only make you look - she knows who she is and she knows she's important) explained the issues she was continuing to experience I thought I'd write this.

    I offer my support to any woman on g+ (and any male for that matter). There's not much I can do but be positive and troll the trolls telling them it's not ok. I hope the girls don't give up on this platform because of the action of some boys whose knob seems firmly implanted in their forebrain. 

    In short, don't be a dick, because if you are, they'll leave. Respect them and treat them nicely and maybe they'll be nice back once you gain their trust.

    It's really sad what a little boy will say while hiding behind a keyboard. Things he'd never say in real life.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-02 01:04:43
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    Blending....

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    THE BEST  make-up tutorial!

    You should forward it to your mother, sister, girlfriend, daughter or friends. Wait.... OK, don't forward it. Just watch it while they're around. Hmm maybe that's a little creepy! I don't know. You figure it out. :)
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-02 00:59:15
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    Way cool. That is not a sign.

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    Sometimes life can be so confusing
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-01 14:12:02
    The Difference between Flickr (and other photo galleries) and G+

    I was just writing this below as a response and then I stopped myself in order not to be boring on someone else's thread. So I can bore you all on my own thread.

    Flickr started off as a serious photographer's platform and then everyone got into it. The user interface and navigation was bare and not attractive but pro accounts could put up a full res file and you could choose which res to look at. I'm still there, to be a bookmark to look at new people and old friends.

    I had little interaction there, people who were kind might come by and star my photo and they were usually people that I had added as contacts and they added me back. No new people unless you go around Explore and add lots of people and hope they add you back.

    Flickr has improved a lot in presentation and navigation but it's still a photo gallery mainly.

    G+ is a place where I hang out with new people I have encounter and continue to encounter.. We may start off talking about one photo and that may be the only photo I find nice - we don't need a gallery of photos to show each other, we aren't here to hold a photo exhibition - I am here to have playful fun with people on topics in life's journey, often narrated through photos but not always. We talk about the subject of our photos, the why, the fun we had and so on. We don't spend as much time talking about the technical aspects of the photo... because it's more social engagement than it is about exhibiting our work. We are quite relaxed about showing our less perfect photos - again we appreciate the effort, the opportunity, the experience more than the actual technicality.

    Over at flickr, I think I consciously recoil and get embarrassed if I put up a less than technically good one there - and that meant my pre-Google+ photos on flickr tended to be cold,, without warmth.

    YMMV
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-01 13:41:09
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    Very simple demo and makes the point easy to understand

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    Part 2 of +Karl Taylor 's fundamental demo.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-01 10:22:27
    +Susan Sorko you were asking about software that turns photos to painterly visuals - I sometimes use multi-purpose +SagelightEditor (I'm not into painting programs but I remember coming across this one. Have not tried it at all.

    There's also Corel Painter http://www.painterartist.com/au/product/paint-program/?pid=prod5090087 
    but it's USD 300
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-01 07:24:10
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    Switched it off. I don't need to have that luxurious an experience between devices (which is what Adobe says it's for.). Also I noticed Adobe ticked "phone me" rather than "email me" - heck, they won't even put a human on their Aussie phone numbers from India after 30 mins of on hold.....
    via +Neil Howard 

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    Sneaksy they are, sneaksy I tell you.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-07-01 00:45:35
    For those who want an additional program to play with or want an an alternative to Adobe Photoshop CC - the price is a one time fee, not subscription and ends 4th of July. Works with many Photoshop plugins too... In fact at this price, cheaper than some plugins.... YMMV +Corel  +PaintShop Pro 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 23:15:09
    Surreal awesome as anything - great work +The VonWong 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 22:13:32
    Meanwhile, I found a camera.. 
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 13:25:18
    Getting on down with +Zack Arias 
    (psst +Trace McLean )
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 11:46:27
    Suddenly my life flashed before my eyes, in little squares.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 11:12:05
    I'm Whatever Melbourne Wants Me To Be
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-29 02:09:04
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    Seems like +richard dean anderson 's coming to town. Wonder if he'll bring Samantha Carter ☺

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    Recognise this face? It's Richard Dean Anderson otherwise known as MacGyver! Oz Comic-Con brings you the biggest names in comics, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy and animation! http://ow.ly/yvf43 #melbwinter
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 23:05:17
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    #HaveAHappyGPlusDay   #CelebrateGPlusThirdBirthday  

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    This is a picture of some of the people who built Google+, but they are not the ones who make it. Those of you reading this do. And I want to thank you all for spending time with us and making this place your own. We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the future and it's been a blast hanging out with you for the last three years.  

    Whether you’re into star gazing, boy bands, or football: you’ve all made Google+ an amazing place to explore the things you love, with the people who love them too. To celebrate our community, create a post and tell us: who are your people on Plus?

    Here are mine:

    +Michael B. Stuart, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Wesly Smith. These are some of my many people on Plus.

    Three years ago today we started the Google+ project. Back then I took the occasional smartphone photo, but that was about it. It was folks like Michael, Robin and Wesly who inspired me to be creative with my pictures. And because of their encouraging +1s, tips, and inspirational #bokehlicious  pictures, photography has gone from just a casual interest to my new favorite pastime. I've even been introduced as "that guy who takes pretty pictures of flowers!" 

    #plus3 #findyourpeople
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 14:12:21
    There are different ways of looking at things...
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 12:33:41
    Sigh. I am the least able salesman or marketer but sometimes, corporates amaze me. I own +Corel +AfterShot Pro . It's a competent raw processor, it's not version 1 or beta, it was formerly Bibble which was version 5 I think before it was bought over). The purchase price for new licence is AUD 69.99 - one time - no subscription / rental, no ongoing cost if you don't want to upgrade. 

    So, after a couple of years, they now have a version 2. When I launch the program, it comes up with this teaser dialog - (see 2nd screen capture) - it says "Save 5%" - !!!!  How on earth is that an inducement? 5% for a purchaser that has bought from them before? Duh!

    The sin is, that the upgrade total cost is quite impactful - it's AUD 49.99 - it's a low, low price. That sounds a lot better than a measly 5%.

    BTW Aftershot Pro runs on Mac (and Linux) as well. And I don't see them hurrying to court disappointed Apple Aperture users in the contect of Aperture being retired.
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 11:32:48
    Shall we sit inside or outside, Peter?
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 11:18:04
    If a photo tells a story, #threeInOne gives the evening vibe
    #PhotoStudioInTheCamera
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  • Ananda Sim2014-06-28 05:43:50
    RESHARE:
    Seems there is a National Camera Day. In  US. What happened to the rest of the world? I guess +Olympus AU and others can cite EOFYS in Australia. Eh?

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    Did you know that tomorrow is camera day? Why not celebrate by taking some photos... http://ow.ly/yvsv4
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