Sailboat At Beer Can Island On Tampa Bay Florida – IMRAN™

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Sailboat At Beer Can Island On Tampa Bay Florida – IMRAN™

It was another spectacular week for boating and being blessed to call this Apollo Beach area of Tampa Bat, Florida, home. Kennedy, my German Shepherd, was with me on the jet ski as I took this photo of a sailboat off the beach at BCI recently.

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Kennedy Sits, I Stand, Tampa RiverWalk, A River Runs Through It – IMRAN™

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Kennedy was clearly excited (as always) during his first visit to the Tampa RiverWalk. He is so well-behaved even without a leash, even with people and other dogs around catching his interest. Of course, I do keep him on a leash walking in or going to public places, for safety. The RiverWalk area is a great place to enjoy beautiful experiences and company, whether you sit, stand, walk, run, or even bike or cruise through it. Moving/words/verbs? 😉

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Man & Dog At Home Outside The Home – IMRAN™

I went into the water as I flew the DJI Phantom 4 overhead for a moody dusk sunset livestream. I captured a few photos of us from different angles. This was stitched from 3 separate photos. Can you see Kennedy and me?

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What a joy to be able to see this photo and bow my head in gratitude at what I am blessed to call home on Tampa Bay, in Apollo Beach, Florida. Kennedy and I went into the water as I flew the DJI Phantom 4 overhead for a moody dusk sunset livestream. I captured a few photos of us from different angles. This was stitched from 3 separate photos. Can you see Kennedy and me?

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Osprey Soars Over Stunning Sunset Tampa Bay Florida – IMRAN™

A gorgeous moment in time as an osprey, ready to dive in, hovers over its prey in Tampa Bay waters just as the bay gets ready to devour the sun ready to dive into the oceans of time.

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A gorgeous moment in time as an osprey, ready to dive in, hovers over its prey in Tampa Bay waters just as the bay gets ready to devour the sun ready to dive into the oceans of time.

© 2019 IMRAN™

Living Las Vegas: Sliver Of Creativity & Color At Bellagio – IMRAN™ (1)

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Living Las Vegas: Sliver Of Creativity & Color At Bellagio – IMRAN™ (1) A screenshot of a part of the stunning panorama made from 9 un-retouched, unedited and unprocessed in ANY way, iPhone X photos. The photos were SOOC (straight out of camera), and were simply auto-stitched in PhotoShop to make a magnificent panorama. This is just a sliver of the stunning scene inside the Bellagio, Las Vegas. That is one of my favorite hotels to stay at there. The dazzling display of explosive colors shower tranquility of a natural garden with the typical brash bold styles of Las Vegas.. . © 2018 IMRAN™ . #travel #lifestyle #adventure #blessings #LasVegas #nightlife #Nevada #SinCity #architecture #landmark #interiordesign #gambling #casino #events #lights #vegas #lasvegasstrip #perspective #iphoneX #IMRAN #bellagio #history #hotels

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A screenshot of a part of the stunning panorama made from 9 un-retouched, unedited and unprocessed in ANY way, iPhone X photos. The photos were SOOC (straight out of camera), and were simply auto-stitched in PhotoShop to make a magnificent panorama. Thus is just a sliver of the stunning scene inside the Bellagio, Las Vegas. That is one of my favorite hotels to stay at there. The dazzling display of explosive colors shower tranquility of a natural garden with the typical brash bold styles of Las Vegas..

© 2018 IMRAN™

#travel #lifestyle #adventure #blessings #LasVegas #nightlife #Nevada #SinCity #architecture #landmark #interiordesign #gambling #casino #events #lights #vegas #lasvegas #lasvegasstrip #perspective #iphoneX #IMRAN #bellagio #history #hotels (at Las Vegas, Nevada)

Throwing The Book (Of Opinions) On “Will Print Media Survive?” – IMRAN™

In the long run……

This is one of the questions I have seen asked for my literally 3 decades spent living in America (this coming week!) The irony of this question is that the words print and media have some overlap. Media, as in the industry encompassing information, news, knowledge, views, commentary, and print, a medium of distributing that content.
So, if the question is, will the “media” (industry) survive…… indeed, the answer is Yes, the real problem of fascism style labeling of real news as fake news and real(ly) fake news as (alternative?) facts notwithstanding, Will PRINT as a medium used by the media (industry) survive, is a more complex one. In the long run (when we are all dead anyway, as John Maynard Keynes said and wrote, ironically, in print, a long time ago), the pace of innovation, the sheer volume of information and knowledge, the staggering number of content types, content creators, and content creators, will make it practically impossible to rely on printed paper as the mainstream mass-use medium.
There are not enough trees, one could say, to sustain that volume of paper production, without destroying the remaining forests of the planet, regardless of how much reforestation gets done. Also, if we look at the real long run, when increasing numbers of us will be able to explore space travel, there is just no practical sense in bringing printing equipment on space rockets and even spaceships, much less trees and other plant forms to produce traditional paper. Plus, the amount of information we are already used to having at our fingertips just would not translate into printed paper as a practical means to carry it around.
Having said that, however, I will also say this, or as another great mind said last century or even earlier, predictions of the death of paper/print are exaggerated. When computers came on the scene, with dot matrix, inkjet, laser and color laser printers soon following, the actual production and consumption of paper grew massively.
That rate of growth, especially in a planet starved of space to store the paper, or grow the raw materials for paper, plus a species (not)hell-bound on finding new places to live on in space, will not be sustainable. So, I see traditional, especially high quality paper based printing becoming a growth industry, where the vanity of having a hardbound book rather than just being the author of an eBook, will ensure its survival for a while, much like vinyl albums are still around despite higher resolution audio sampling of today’s digital music libraries fitting in our back pockets.
Another interesting twist may be the very notion of paper to be printed on. If the current pace of innovation continues, what is to keep us from not having literally infinite printed books, where the actual electronic screens become so thin and so embedded into plant and forest based paper pages, that we could still be holding a paper book or two in hand, where flipping pages gives the tactile experience we are used to for millennia, but with all the words of the universe surrounding us in an invisible omnipresent network.
What do you think?

Imran Anwar
Tampa Bay, Florida
12/31/2018

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Lovers Cry Out In Unison At Dusk, As Pelican At Singing Sunset Hovers Like Humming Birds – IMRAN™

Come, my loves, be mine, at sunset, where fantasy becomes reality, and reality becomes you, and you become mine.

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Lovers Cry Out In Unison At Dusk, As Pelican At Singing Sunset Hovers Like Humming Birds – IMRAN™

Sunsets sometimes sing silently, as flapping pelicans in a chorus hover across the crescendos of red and gold clouds,. The dusk settles into its gentle chorus, singing a sweet lullaby of love and passion, odes to dreams and desires, unloading beams of lights and hard shafts of shadows, as the sultry night serenades the hot sun, and the wetness of Tampa Bay is coated in the hues of solitude, soaking in the whiteness of life into the blend of ecstasy, Come, my loves, be mine, at sunset, where fantasy becomes reality, and reality becomes you, and you become mine.

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