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Horological Meandering: Cool. I live in Charles Shultz's home city. Santa Rosa CA. He died in around 2000 but I play hockey in the Snoopy Rink he built. [nt]

He was an avid hockey fan and when he moved here from Minnesota there was no rink, so he built one.
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By: Blansky
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Photography: The handling of the lighting on her face is very well done in most of the shots.... [nt]

I would toss a couple of them but most are very nice. In a couple she looks starey eyed meaning she held the look too long and he eyes got funky. Sometimes it's just beneficial when you see a shot you like to set the shot and get them to look away then back at you, and the eyes stay fresh. A nit pic
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By: Blansky
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Photography: Yeah, I've seen it for years and on APUG where I hung out at one time. In the amateur arena, there are those whose only interest in photography is talking and arguing gear....

and thankfully there are also those who realize the gear are merely tools and who spend their time actually taking pictures. In the pro arena the people talking gear all the time are reps and those who are trying to sell it. Great photographers could use an instamatic and a flashlight.
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By: Blansky
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Photography: For most photographers it's probably a moot point and much like enlarging negatives, meaning if you arent going real big you don't care as much....

but where sensor size and pixels count do matter is when you are retouching in photoshop and doing some cropping as well. When using the various tools in photoshop the more pixels the better as a rule, although the files can become ridiculous when you get into the Hasselblad range. Amateur photograp
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By: Blansky
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Horological Meandering: My issue with anything too "exclusive" is that this being watches, they will need repairing somewhere down the line...

and the romantic idea of the old craftsman toiling in his workshop with his two trusted employees could really come back to bite you once he's gone. Any type of in-house movement has this issue especially with independents who may not survive long, so automation and available parts is for me a far b
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By: Blansky
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Horological Meandering: I think the trick is to stop calling what we do as a "collection" or "collectors, but instead enthusiasts.

Because to me collecting is much like hoarding. If a person has unlimited funds, I guess collecting is fine but in reality these remarkable toys should be worn and not fetishized by sitting in a safe or box and taken out twice a year to get touchy-feely with. I too was up to around 20 and it was unm
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By: Blansky
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