Thom Hogan2011-07-11 17:43:04
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-11 17:43:04
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-11 17:43:04
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 15:31:56
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
  • 43 plusses - 31 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-07-18 17:12:57
    It should be obvious at this point that I'm going to mirror images that I'm posting on my site (bythom.com) here and participate in discussing them. So far, so good. It's been respectful and interesting (hopefully to you, too). Thank you.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:33:59
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-25 14:34:55
    The How Week questions have now been posted as a separate article: www.bythom.com/how.htm
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-07-26 17:40:28
    Nikon D5100 Review now posted, Complete D5100 Guide now available for order (ships 9/17). See www.bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
  • 61 plusses - 39 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
  • 61 plusses - 39 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
  • 61 plusses - 39 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
  • 61 plusses - 39 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 18:56:57
    And Now for Something Completely Different. Canon G11, IR converted. I've been hesitating about posting this image for quite some time now. I took it earlier this spring while photographing a Colorado mountain biking group. This image was taken right at the end of the session when things were winding down, riders were cooling off, and everyone's "posing guard" was mostly down. I've been showing a lot of images lately with "mystery" in them, and this is yet another. Who is this? Why is she dressed like this? Where are we? How did she get here? While it might look like she's shot putting, she's actually pivoting on response to a pose request from another photographer off to the right. I have plenty of pictures of her posed and more conventionally framed, including some with her and her bike, but both she and I like this one the best. I actually grabbed my IR converted G11 out of my pocket instead of using the D3s hanging around my neck for several reasons, but the primary thing was that she was a very bright object that was going to get framed against a very bright background and sky. I knew her upper body would be in deep contrast against an IR sky, and I felt that contrast was going to be an important element in this image. It turned out to be a good decision: she pops off the background better than I imagined.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-01 19:04:24
    My review of the Olympus XZ-1 is now posted at www.bythom.com/olympus-xz-1-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-02 16:12:16
    My review of the Nikon Coolpix P300 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikon-p300-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-03 15:44:57
    My review of the Sony HX9V camera is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/sony-hx9v-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-04 12:23:35
    My review of the Fujifilm X100 is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/fujifilm-x100-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-05 20:26:32
    My review of the Samsung TL500 is now available at www.bythom.com/samsung-tl500-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-07 16:01:22
    RESHARE:
    In case you haven't seen this. The one-page manual for Google+.

    Reshared text:
    Google+ Cheat Sheet version 2.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
  • 11 plusses - 10 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
  • 11 plusses - 10 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
  • 11 plusses - 10 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:01:49
    My review of the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G is now posted at http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-400mm-f28-lens-review.htm.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:02:59
    THIS WEEK'S IMAGE
    Balancing Acts. This was a quick grab shot taken on the standard 45-minute tour of the mill at Bodie Historical State Park. The "grab" nature of the shot shows, unfortunately. Why? Because the tooth at the far right is cut off (this is the whole frame horizontally--I cropped a little at top and bottom to fit my usual widescreen image spot here). Notice that at the left edge, I can get away with clipping some of the small washers and nuts. But the two large metal cogs are the dominant subject of the image, so clipping a bit of one of those is problematic. But the important thing I usually talk about with this shot is how balance works. We've got two very large things on the right, and 50+ small things on the left. Here's the teaching point: lots of smaller things can balance a few large things (and vice versa). While your eye will move right due to the heavy metal over there, they don't necessarily stay right because they have lots to take in at the left. Once you know where you want the eye to go, you want to consider what balances against that. If you have nothing (e.g. plain planking on the left), the composition will feel unbalanced. If you have something that holds its own, the composition will feel more balanced. I really wanted to get in there and move and add a few items on the left, but the ranger was on a schedule and was trying to pry me away from taking time to photograph this as it was. While I don't regard this as a fully satisfactory image, I do now know what I'll do the next time I encounter something like this, because I've studied how I think the balance in it works.
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  • Thom Hogan2011-08-08 16:02:59
    THIS WEEK'S IMAGE
    Balancing Acts. This was a quick grab shot taken on the standard 45-minute tour of the mill at Bodie Historical State Park. The "grab" nature of the shot shows, unfortunately. Why? Because the tooth at the far right is cut off (this is the whole frame horizontally--I cropped a little at top and bottom to fit my usual widescreen image spot here). Notice that at the left edge, I can get away with clipping some of the small washers and nuts. But the two large metal cogs are the dominant subject of the image, so clipping a bit of one of those is problematic. But the important thing I usually talk about with this shot is how balance works. We've got two very large things on the right, and 50+ small things on the left. Here's the teaching point: lots of smaller things can balance a few large things (and vice versa). While your eye will move right due to the heavy metal over there, they don't necessarily stay right because they have lots to take in at the left. Once you know where you want the eye to go, you want to consider what balances against that. If you have nothing (e.g. plain planking on the left), the composition will feel unbalanced. If you have something that holds its own, the composition will feel more balanced. I really wanted to get in there and move and add a few items on the left, but the ranger was on a schedule and was trying to pry me away from taking time to photograph this as it was. While I don't regard this as a fully satisfactory image, I do now know what I'll do the next time I encounter something like this, because I've studied how I think the balance in it works.
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