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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
January 26, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Raise a wee glass tae Rabbie Burns. Jura Superstition. A wee bit o' peat but nowhere near as dear as Laphroaig.

The Corries Flower of Scotland (1975 ???)

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January 24, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 19 plus ones
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"Silkie" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Galapagos sea lions frolicking but what's that? A silkie far from home?

"I am a man upon the land,
I am a silkie in the sea,
And when I'm far frae every strand,
My home it is in Sule Skerry."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Silkie_of_Sule_Skerry

The Corries - The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/19en8h

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January 12, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 31 plus ones
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"Golden Gate Bridge" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Taking a virtual ride with Will Smith while he still has gas in the car.

+Artistic Google takes its third annual trip to California to celebrate the place where it all started.

Original Google Street View at http://goo.gl/maps/k8PYB

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January 08, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 19 plus ones
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"On the Tracks" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Somewhere near Mecca, California. A little lo-fi, a little saturation, a little blur.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/maps/dd0mr

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January 08, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 17 plus ones
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"Towards Mecca" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

California is where it all started for +Artistic Google back in January 2012, so we've gone back for a visit every January since then. AG is now into its third year, with the artistic team touring the world with Google Street View and tarting up our screen captures.

Yes, there is a Mecca in California. You can find it at http://goo.gl/maps/rjhHw

This version is tarted up with a little saturation and lo-fi.

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January 01, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 21 plus ones
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"Ile Vache Marine" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

As far away from the frosty south coast of Canada as you can get. Ile Vache Marine in British Indian Ocean Territory at http://goo.gl/maps/fqaS2

Palm forests and long sandy beaches with absolutely no one else on the island. A strict nature reserve, Sea Cow Island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of its significance as a breeding site for Brown Noddies.

Enhanced with a little sunlight, as if that was needed.

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December 31, 2013 0 comments 0 shares 22 plus ones
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Magic Theatre, Frenchmen Art Market (New Orleans)

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December 31, 2013 5 comments 0 shares 15 plus ones
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Happy new year to all of my friends on Google+ who constantly inspire me with your fantastic images and thinking. May 2014 bring you joy and everything you need.

This is one of my first Lensbaby images from just about this time last year. It is a vine on the wrought iron fence along my front path. This reminded me of Ben Shahn's art and I titled it "Menorah".

As the Beatles say, "Here comes the sun!"

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December 31, 2013 2 comments 0 shares 17 plus ones
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After picking these, I thought they kind of journalized the roller coaster ride. 

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December 28, 2013 3 comments 0 shares 33 plus ones
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Rosie in her window for +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +The G+ DogPark 

Rosie, a shiba inu, joined our Canadian pack from an Ohio rescue three weeks ago. One of her favourite spots is this upstairs window, from which she can guard us from the mailman and anyone else. We think she was a breeder dog for her first seven years. She was picked up as a stray by animal control with severe flea dermatitis. As you can see, she recovered beautifully from those adventures. Her latest adventure has been the ice storm on Canada's south coast this past week. We are hopefully through that so she can just enjoy a good doggie life, tasty noms and the company of Karinoe, a shiba inu rescued from a midwest US puppy mill ten years ago.

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