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Surveying in the Hills of Marin County. This is our old survey equipment up on the ridge. Damn there use to be alot of wires haha.
 

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Here is another nerdy survey picture.

Going through our archive for California Land Surveyors Association. This is a picture of Gordon Voorhies. I have retraced his surveys quite a few times. He was the surveyor who laid out the golden gate bridge. Not sure who he is shaking hands with.

Surveyors back then were complete bad asses. Super intelligent with trig, can traverse the land on horseback. The equipment does everything for you now. Really dumbed it down.

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Just a FYI regarding the sunset in smoke...

Not 100% sure, but I'd avoid looking at the red orb for very long much as you would a lunar eclipse.

I think the UV will still come through the haze and fry your eyeballs....
 

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Was at my buddy's the other night listening to some music he recently produced. I was complimenting the sound of the bass guitar and asked how he got such a great sound( out of a lower end ibanez)Things escalated quickly, blowing my mind & sailing over my head as he introduced me to his $5000 magic fractal friend!

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Here is another nerdy survey picture.

Going through our archive for California Land Surveyors Association. This is a picture of Gordon Voorhies. I have retraced his surveys quite a few times. He was the surveyor who laid out the golden gate bridge. Not sure who he is shaking hands with.

Surveyors back then were complete bad asses. Super intelligent with trig, can traverse the land on horseback. The equipment does everything for you now. Really dumbed it down.

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
 

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I agree, very cool.

Makes me think of the fun I would have a hundred years or so ago.
Certainly was a different world then eh'?
 

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Was at my buddy's the other night listening to some music he recently produced. I was complimenting the sound of the bass guitar and asked how he got such a great sound( out of a lower end ibanez)Things escalated quickly, blowing my mind & sailing over my head as he introduced me to his $5000 magic fractal friend!

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Always wanted one but they are prohibitively expensive for an amateur.

So my Boss GT-100 must do.

Golden Regards
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I can't believe the shots I got just now. At one of the client's house on the golf course. There's a storm coming in and alarms sounded. Jumped out to take pics of sky, then took advantage of lighting to snap the flowers, then found this cutie. Competing with the big dogs now!

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What rig you using to shoot with?
 

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I can't believe the shots I got just now. At one of the client's house on the golf course. There's a storm coming in and alarms sounded. Jumped out to take pics of sky, then took advantage of lighting to snap the flowers, then found this cutie. Competing with the big dogs now!

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What a cutie! Great pic. A fiery skipper, maybe?
 

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A few pics from the property of a cabin in Iowa I was staying at the last few nights.

Pearl Crescent (I think)
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Willow Flycatcher (I think)
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Wait, there's more!

I believe this is a Viceroy. They look very much like monarchs but are slightly smaller and have what I would describe as a more-stripey pattern.
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I believe this is a female twelve-spotted skimmer, looks quite a bit different than the male which would have blue markings in between the dark wing markings
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This little fish kept trying over and over to eat that fluffy seed floating on the water.
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The clouds from yesterdays storm. Dropped marble sized hail for a couple minutes.

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Just ran across an old classic...

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Bring out your dead...

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Took these today (yesterday)

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I guess I made him feel at home

Moved a box & saw something that looked like a mouse move, was wolfie.

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