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I took a bit of a plunge and did a model shoot with a friend, Mandy, just last weekend.

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Mandy’s a kitting blogger (a blogging knitter?) and a new pal of Susie’s—and mine, I’m sure she’ll hasten to add.  She had a funky scarf she’d made, and she knew I had this snazzy camera.

She wanted some pics of the scarf, and I wanted to try out shooting a model who wasn’t related or married (i.e. who didn’t have to put up with me). We met at my place, and headed off to Stanley Park to find a copse or a cove.

But we never made it to the park—we kept finding interesting venues between here and there, and ran out of time, and space on my card.

I also tried using my camera’s “digital negative” image format, which turns out to be WAY better than the high-quality JPG setting I was using before.  This is very bad news, because this means each image will now take up 3-5 times as much disk space.

Nevertheless, I had a great time, and I’m now looking for another subject to direct my lens upon.  If you’d like to spend an hour or two with me, and get a very large number of pictures, a few of which might be quite good, please let me know.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

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“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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