beshdichizzi Hi, spring. Nice of you to finally show up. Where the he** have you been!?!? 12h

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beshdichizzi Blue Ridge Mountains. 1d

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beshdichizzi San Francisco Bay, as seen from Angel Island. I want to go back. NOW! 2d

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beshdichizzi Peirce Mill. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC. 3d

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beshdichizzi Leucojum vernum, or Spring Snowflake. Wildflowers in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC. If I could name them, I would have called them "Birdie Flowers" because they remind me of the birdie you use in badminton. 4d

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beshdichizzi San Francisco skyline as seen from Angel Island (with a big ship tossed in). 5d

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beshdichizzi More of those Virginia mountains. 7d

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beshdichizzi Angel Island. San Francisco Bay. 1w
  •   ninakaoko B e a u t i f u l 1w
  •   beshdichizzi @ninakaoko thank you! 1w
  •   brontography1 I wonder if Angel is the appropriate name for this island given its history ? Maybe the Angels were looking down on it ! 1w
  •   beshdichizzi @brontography1 true. It seems to have been named by Spanish explorers early on, but it was not a happy place for immigrants. Interestingly, the predominant presence on the island has been US military, with a number of historic forts still on the landscape. Sadly, it was also a Japanese internment camp during WWII. 1w
  •   brontography1 Yes i did some research on it. Let's remember it's begininnings. The Spanish were great conquers! 1w
  •   beshdichizzi @brontography1 indeed they were. They sure got around! 1w
  •   kalhada Lovely picture 5d
  •   beshdichizzi @kalhada thanks my friend. 5d

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beshdichizzi "Detained in this wooden house for several tens of days, It is all because of the Mexican exclusion law which implicates me. Itโ€™s a pity heroes have no way of exercising their prowess. I can only await the word so that I can snap Zuโ€™s whip.

From now on, I am departing far from this building. All of my fellow villagers are rejoicing with me. Donโ€™t say that everything within is Western styled. Even if it is built of jade, it has turned into a cage." Chinese poem carved in the wall of the Angel Island immigration center during the early 1900s. Located in the San Francisco Bay, about a million immigrants (mostly Asian) came through here during that period. Often detained for months, it was no pinic.
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  •   brontography1 Oh my goodness ! What an amazing important position and role you hold with your career !!! I'm afraid mine is very insignificant compared to yours :) i work in the city for a very large corporate law firm as a corporate receptionist. In saying that I have have had some interesting roles over the years including working in retreat house run by nuns and a vet nurse ! Makes life interesting and all makes the world go round :) 1w
  •   beshdichizzi @brontography1 thanks, good to know you better. Interesting that you've worked with both nuns and lawyers, which are harder to work for? 1w
  •   brontography1 Hmm have to be careful what I say here lol ! I wouldn't say one is harder than the other just very different from each other especially since one is from a holistic world and the other is a materialistic world if that makes sense. I have loved the opportunity to work with lots of people who are in such different industries! 1w
  •   beshdichizzi @brontography1 great explanation, I understand. Interesting. 1w
  •   jrgnvplr Thank you for your translation, this is very deep!! 6d
  •   beshdichizzi @jrgnvplr you are welcome, thanks! 6d
  •   kalhada Lovely picture very interesting history 5d
  •   beshdichizzi @kalhada thanks! 5d

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beshdichizzi Another view from Angel Island, across from San Francisco. 1w

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beshdichizzi Golden Gate Bridge, as seen from Angel Island this afternoon. 1w

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beshdichizzi More sentinels, this time the pines on the windward side of the Blueridge Mountains. Shenandoah National Park. 2w

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beshdichizzi Virginia, as seen from Shenandoah National Park. 2w

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beshdichizzi An old oak tree, standing sentinel on the windward side of the Blueridge Mountains. Shenandoah National Park, this afternoon. 2w

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beshdichizzi Ferris wheel, National Harbor. 2w

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beshdichizzi Last night's sunset, Hyattsville. 2w

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beshdichizzi Photography challenge: my friend @navajomike asked me to say five things about my photography. Here it goes.

1. Most of my photos are taken with an LG G3 smartphone. A few with a Nikon point and shoot. Nothing fancy, just good basic cameras that do the trick.

2. Take lots of pics! For every photo I post, I've taken a dozen I didn't use.

3. How you frame the photo matters a lot. Don't point the center of the frame to the place your eye is drawn to, but rather place the outside of the frame around the scene you want to capture.

4. Edit to your heart's content! From my perspective, the only people obligated to post unedited pics are documentarians and purists. The rest of us should feel free to edit our megapixels however we want to best convey the mood or feeling we are looking for. For me, photography is art and art is freedom.

5. I like to change the perspective. I take photos from down low, or the side, or some unconventional angle. It helps separate your pics from others.

None of this matters if you're not having fun while taking pics. So, if I tagged you, maybe you'll consider the challenge?
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beshdichizzi Flowers. Big, hefty ones. 2w

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beshdichizzi Marsh grasses. 3w

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beshdichizzi Old buildings with a little bit of lean to them. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. 3w

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