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    I drove by my favorite location today for the first time in 6 weeks or so. The park people seem to be maintaining it differently than last year and it does not look good. Sad, sad day. It was my perfect little spot.

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    I'm setting the reset button on my personal health and photography goals. I've taken too long of a hiatus and now kicking myself for it.

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    It makes me super happy when a bride actually wears a WHITE dress. Not cream, not eggshell, not diamond white...WHITE.

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    Search should be functioning again :)

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    Day 9 of the 5-7 day wait for my scans. I think you call this "customer expectations management FAIL". Don't promise a delivery deadline you can't meet. Tell me 10 days and get it to me in 9 and I love you. Tell me 7 and get it to me in 9 and I start looking for another company to work with.

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    The Potter's Hand

    Just developed some film shot with an Argus C3…it would've been helpful to realize the aperture ring on the front was wide open and not closed down as it should have been on a bright sunny day…take 3 begins soon! Take 1 didn't make it past the camera as I wound and broke the film :/. At least I know it's working--I could sorta see people in the prints, lol...

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    Picking of the new addition today, the D800! I am so excited.

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