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KRowland Pictures

KRowland Pictures

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I'm an entrepreneur in Internet Engineering, Website Deployments, Audio-Video editing, Computers and Electronics, and finally Photography. This is definitely the most fun. I generally like to take pictures of unusual or funny stuff. But I take the usual scenery, classic poses and touristy snapshots also. I'm currently a full-time RV'er traveling in a 40-foot diesel-pusher motorhome around the United States, venturing into areas of great photographic opportunities. I use Aperture, Photoshop and Photomatix to process my images. I don't know what kind of photographer I am, I just like to take pictures. I hope you enjoy my world through my photos. Images and prints are for sale at: KRowland.com General Blog and Messaging via: Google+ Facebook page is at: facebook.com/keith.rowland
  • Canon 450D
  • Nikon E5400
  • Canon PowerShot A530
  • Kit Lens
  • Macbook Pro
  • Aperture
  • Photoshop
  • Photomatix

Auto Renew: Gotcha or Refund?

Published June 18th, 2012

I was going to let my Awesome account expire here on 500px, but the setup with PayPal forced an automatic renew today. Happy Father's Day and here's the charge on your account!!

So while I didn't see the value in keeping this Awesome account, as the only feature I used in the past was the Portfolio and Unlimited uploads, I have another year of Awesome features. I guess I need to justify this expense.

According to the UPGRADE page, I was not even able to DOWNGRADE to PLUS. I either had to cancel my membership or renew my Awesome account. So here I am with Awesome status, how do I make the most of it?

As for the Portfolios, I can and have in the past build my own website to display my photos on my server. Now I know that I'm just an amateur here, I don't compare with the pros and their "really awesome" images. So I don't have much awesome stuff to show on the Portfolio page. But I have posted to it and have directed a sub-domain to to it.

As for unlimited uploads, this comes in hand ...

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Nighttime Signs

Published August 2nd, 2011

Had some errands to run last night, so I took the camera and shot some of the nighttime signs in the area. Signs sure look better when lit at night.

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Google+

Published July 15th, 2011

I've been ignoring my 500px account for awhile as I've been trying out Google+. Wow, does that suck the time away. It's something that a lot of 500px.com users are using to leverage more exposure for their 500px postings.

The Link Share function of Google+ works great with 500px.com image URLs, so give it a try. It'll place a thumbnail in the share, quote your photo description and grab the correct title of your image, and link right back to your 500px page.

A lot of photographers are on G+ and are using it to post their new photos. Of course photographers are still in the pool with everyone else and can be muffled by the noise, so I consider 500px.com still the essential place for serious photogs. You can still post your images to the general public here, they come up under FRESH, but on G+, you will only be seen by those you who have put you in their circles. Even posting PUBLIC, will only get you an extra group of people, (those you follow), if they look in their "incoming" strea ...

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McDonalds Construction

Published June 29th, 2011

A couple years ago, the local McDonalds burned down and a new construction started. I took daily photos of the project. I plan to post the entire construction series from a dirt lot to final grand opening. Here is one of the shots midway in the construction.

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Scottsdale Photowalk

Published June 28th, 2011

In 2009, shortly after I acquired my Canon XSi, I went to my first photowalk. It was in a nearby town of Scottsdale. I was familiar with the town, but never walked the 5th Avenue art district.

I've culled a few photos for my main photo portfolio, but here I post some of the photos I took, not ready for prime time, but giving you a sense of what was there.

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