Monday, December 13, 2010

Why The Verizon iPhone Rumors are True - Tech Crunch

I may be proven wrong, but based on my history dealing with components and selling to Apple, a Verizon-compatible iPhone looks to be a done deal.

Oh, snap. This article was written in August, but who cares. This is huge. January!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Dodocase for iPad » ISO50 Blog

Another Moleskine-look-alike iPad cover/case. Nice. Well done, well executed. If I had the cash kickin' around for an iPad, I'd probably drop the $$ for one of these too.

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Amazon: Moleskine Folio iPhone Cover - Not worth $$$

I love that Moleskine finally got around to making a cover/case for our beloved Apple products. But it is not worth $55. Period. (I don't care what they make it out of.) This had better be a price-jump because it is still pre-order. Not impressed. I won't be getting one.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

DSLR + iOS Wireless Photos » ISO50 Blog

Automatically transfer photos from your DSLR to your iOS device as you take them. Or use your iOS device to take photos through your DSLR! Crazy sweet ... but, I wonder what the transfer rate is ... ?

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Verizon Wireless Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 28

Verizon Wireless Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 28

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California—October 14, 2010—Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning Thursday, October 28. Verizon Wireless will offer three bundles, all featuring an iPad Wi-Fi model and a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, for a suggested retail price of $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi, $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi and $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi. Verizon Wireless is offering a monthly access plan to iPad customers of up to 1GB of data for just $20 a month. In addition, Verizon Wireless will also offer all three iPad Wi-Fi models on a stand-alone basis.

“This is the perfect pairing for holiday travels,” said John Stratton, chief operating officer for Verizon Wireless. “iPad together with the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G data network allows customers to easily connect on the go wherever they are.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Verizon Wireless to get iPad into the hands of even more customers this holiday season,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before, and together with Verizon Wireless we’re offering an easy way to stay connected wherever you go.”

iPad allows users to browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad Wi-Fi models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life.*

Apple’s App Store℠ offers iPad users access to the world’s largest catalog of apps with over 280,000 apps and more than 30,000 iPad specific apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. With Apple’s iBookstore℠, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device, iPad users have access to more than 100,000 books from major and independent publishers.

MiFi 2200 is small enough to fit in a pocket and allows customers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 3G Mobile Broadband network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The MiFi 2200’s rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of active use and 40 hours of standby time on a single charge.

Customers can sign up for more information on Apple’s iPad together with Verizon Wireless’ MiFi 2200 at www.verizonwireless.com/iPad, at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store or by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

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Hmm ... if the Apple iPad is offered on Verizon, it probably won't be too long before we see an iPhone for Verizon ... right? Please? Pretty please?

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hung Markets, Free Download | Seams

A nice electronic free download by Seams, entitled Hung Markets. Check it out! Definitely worth it ...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Moleskine Covers for iPhone and iPad - Moleskine

Yes! FINALLY a custom Moleskine cover for the iPhone & iPod Touch! Wicked ...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Busted out the fleece this week

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I changed my iTunes logo

I just don't like the new iTunes logo. It doesn't fit with the visual that Apple has worked with all their other icons & logos. I am disappointed. But ... it is just an icon. 

But ... still ... yuck ...

I just used a different icon that was already on my Macbook, it is the icon for the "Audio MIDI Setup" application.

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Nice cool day today, 59F. Goin' down to 41F tonight!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

10 Things You Need for Fall Backpacking - EMS

THE BASICS


1. Packs

With a warmer sleeping bag and extra clothing, it's a good bet that you'll need to carry 25% more weight than you would in summer. Leave your daypack in your gear closet and choose a full-size internal frame backpack that's 3500 cubic inches or larger. And make sure it has external compartments where you can keep snacks, pack covers, and an extra layer within easy reach.

 

2. Sleeping Bags

Typically a sleeping bag rated between 0°F and 20°F will keep you warm and comfortable. An ultralight 40°F sleeping bag just won't cut it this time of year. If your body tends to run cold, you may also want to think about slipping your sleeping bag inside a bivy sack or an overbag. This adds to your bag's comfort range and keeps it drier, especially if you're sharing your tent with, say, an always-wet Siberian husky. 

 

3. Sleeping Pads

You can have the warmest, loftiest sleeping bag in the world, but try using it in October without a foam sleeping pad underneath, and you'll end up doing jumping jacks all night to stay warm. Sleeping pads protect you from the cold ground, and as a rule, the thicker the sleeping pad, the warmer you'll be. However, keeping the weight to a minimum is pretty important too, so go with a self-inflating open-cell pad between 1 and 1½ inches thick. Also, forget the half-length pads. In colder weather, the mattress should be about as long as you are.

 

4. Tents

Most 3-season tents work fine in the fall. You aren't quite to the point where a heavier winter tent is necessary, but as the temperature drops, condensation becomes more of a concern. Choosing a tent with partial mesh panels and with vents built into the rainfly will ensure optimal airflow and help you avoid a rude (and frosty) awakening.

 

5. Gloves and Hats

Depending on the weather report, choose light gloves and a hat. Either synthetic or wool is fine. You'll also be very happy to have a warm cap around camp as things cool down. If it's really cold, keep the hat on when you sleep. A thin balaclava liner is another good option. It protects the neck and face when rolled down, and can be worn as a simple hat when rolled up.

 

6. Headlamps

As the days shorten, it's easy to misjudge the hike and arrive at your campsite after sunset, so be sure to include a lightweight headlamp among your light sources. Because cold weather saps batteries, a spare set is an extremely good idea.

 

7. Footwear

You probably don't need insulated boots yet, but for added warmth, wear slightly thicker socks. Wool or partial wool is a great choice, as it insulates even when wet. Also take along multiple pairs of socks and put on a dry pair as soon as you set up camp. To get a cold morning off to a warm start, keep some dry socks plus your shoes' footbeds in the sleeping bag with you at night.

 

LAYERING

A moisture-managing base layer, a warm insulating layer, and a weatherproof shell are the three components of the classic layering system. In the unpredictable weather of fall, layering allows you to bulk up in the cold and then strip down as you warm up. 

 

8. Base Layer

Summer is over, so leave the cotton tee back in your car. A thin T-shirt made of polyester or merino wool will wick sweat away from your skin and onward to the outer layers. Both short and long sleeves work. You will probably use this as your only top layer when the sun is highest.

 

9. Midlayer

Because autumn weather doesn't call for a bulletproof winter parka, consider a soft shell jacket. Resistant to wind and water, the versatile soft shell is designed for aerobic activities and can be worn as the outer layer or under a waterproof shell for extra warmth. A lightweight fleece or midweight merino wool top is also a good choice. If wicked cold weather is a possibility, pack along a down sweater/jacket. Good for an emergency, you can also break it out on cold evenings.

 

10. Waterproof, Breathable Shell

If you stay dry, you stay warm. Or at least warmer. As the temperature drops toward freezing, the last thing you want is to be completely soaked and 20 miles from the trailhead. Go with a proven waterproof material like System Three or Gore-Tex. The shell can be noninsulated or lightly insulated. One with underarm zippers is best, as it allows you to vent heat and moisture.

 

Yes.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Moleskine Sticky Notes

Again, taking a break lately, but this is a must post!

Moleskine Sticky Notes ... 'nough said! Epically awesome.

Also, check out their wicked memo cards:
http://www.moleskineus.com/mbf3612-moleskine-professional-memo-cards.html

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Top 40 tips to help you take the very best photos | Pixel Photography

"1: Face your fears
Identify the photographic technique you’re least confident about and resolve to master it. For example, if your camera’s advanced flash modes fill you with fear, try spending just 15 or 20 minutes each day practising how to use them. This way you’ll be able to build up your confidence bit by bit, without becoming overwhelmed.
2: It’s all about you
Don’t get too hung up on equipment. Yes, it’s nice to have the best brands and the hottest technology, but ultimately a camera is just a device that captures and records light. You are the visionary. Only you make it happen.
3: Get it right in-camera
Always push yourself to achieve the perfect shot in-camera. A few extra minutes spent in the field tweaking exposures, fitting filters or refining compositions is always preferable to relying on Photoshop to bail you out. Software never produces such satisfying results."
These are great tips! As my wife and I are in the market for our own DSLR (finally time to upgrade from traditional SLR's!), we are excited to employ some of these classic reminders and tips. You can see some of my work here and here and here, oh and here too.
Check out Pixel Photography for more details, and follow them @PixPh on Twitter!
Get out and shoot!

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A Staggeringly Concise Desktop Twitter App Directory | Twitdom

You can find the whole list here (7 pages!).

I enjoy trying different pieces of software for something like Twitter. I just can't believe how many there are! It is pretty wild. Enjoy.

Happy tweeting.

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Twitter Trends This Morning - Really?

Several of these search topics don't make sense or register with me ... but one of them definitely sticks out. I thought to myself this morning ... really? People search for that? On Twitter?!

I guess I have a lot to learn ...

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Friday, April 9, 2010

We Follow - Nice "Oops Page"

I love their "this page doesn't exist" page. Is that a Back to the Future quote, circa 1985?

It is witty, fresh, and clean design. I like it. Plus their log is nice too. I dig the color combination, and the subtle shadow and the base. Nice stuff. Funny.

Design!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

What the iPad is Missing (No, it’s not a Camera) | The FontFeed

Typography took a back seat in the designing of Apple's famous iPad? Interesting. I'll take his word for it. It would still be nice to have an iPad though : )

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A Showcase of Impressed Print Designs

These are all awesome! Check out the whole post. There is some seriously stellar work goin' on here. *drool

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Dear Coffee ...

Do your thing.

Good morning ...

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Canon EOS 500D vs 450D - Which one?

Debating between the 450D and the newer 500D. Is it worth the upgrade and the extra $150? I am swaying toward the 500D for the video and higher ISO sensitivity. But .. not sure.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Keep your coffee/tea warm: Outdoor mug with clip grip | Stanley

I have a travel mug by Stanley that is stellar; pictured here: http://0mak0.posterous.com/good-afternoon-the-park-moleskine-more-coffee

But I have been wanting a mug that has a clip like this for a while. I had my sights set on one from REI, but they discontinued the model I liked. The newer version is hideous.

What's your favorite travel mug?

Get outside!

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Flat Pens w/ Moleskine | Lifehacker

These look ideal, especially if you don't want to go through the trouble of creative or purchasing a pen loop for yourself! I.E. http://0mak0.posterous.com/moleskine-writing-tools-hack-instructables

I can dig it. Moleskine it up.

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10 reasons to just do something creative ... | Michael Nobbs

A few reasons to get creative, to spark your creativity, and to keep from putting it off.

Draw!

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10 reasons to just do something creative ... | Michael Nobbs

A few reasons to get creative, to spark your creativity, and to keep from putting it off.

Draw!

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Google Mail Envelopes | Yanko Design

This is a crazy beta concept. I dig the creativity of it.

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Storm Chasing Photographer | Mike Hollingshead

Some fantastic work here. Great technique, great composition. I'm diggin' it big time ...

Get outside!

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What is your workspace like? | Herman Miller

A person's take on workspaces and why ...

This makes me want to go to IKEA ... dangerous.

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Moleskine Writing Tools Hack | Instructables

This is a sweet and handy hack. It makes me want to go to the store right now, pick up some elastic cord, and then beg my wife to sew it for me.

Dangerous. Do it!

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Moleskindle! - Amazon Kindle Leather Cover

The Kindle e-ink reader gets a taste of classy leather ...

I still won't buy one.

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Overcoming Creative Block | ISO50

This is a great post on overcoming creative block. 25 strategies from talented and successful creative professionals, all compiled in once place, to help overcome creative block. Sweet! Check it out. Definitely worth the read.

Create!

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0MAk0 Featured in Notebook Stories Blog Carnival

Yesterday (04/06/2010), my post about Moleskine Hacks was featured in the Notebook Stories Blog Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper, the 9th Edition! I was pretty stoked about that.

Head over to there and check out all the other great entries and news concerning pens, pencils, and paper, etc. There are some great products and methods featured. I dig it.

Enjoy. Now get into that notebook!

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Good Afternoon: The Park, Moleskine, More Coffee

The wife and I are having a nice relaxing afternoon at the park down the street. I have been drinking coffee from my Stanley leak proof travel mug and writing in my large hardcover Moleskine notebook with my Parker Stainless Steel Jotter. What a great afternoon.

Get outside!

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Good Morning: Coffee + Moleskine

It is a beautiful sunny morning here. I am enjoying my Ethiopian Yirgecheffe coffee in a giant mug, along with my large hardcover squared Moleskine notebook, along with my current pen of choice, the Parker Stainless Steel Jotter loaded with 1mm blue ballpoint ink.

How do you spend your mornings?

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Good Morning: Coffee + Moleskine

It is a beautiful sunny morning here. I am enjoying my Ethiopian Yirgecheffe coffee in a giant mug, along with my large hardcover squared Moleskine notebook, along with my current pen of choice, the Parker Stainless Steel Jotter loaded with 1mm blue ballpoint ink.

How do you spend your mornings?

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hive MInd: Moleskine & Star Bucks Photos

Hive Mind is a search engine on that pulls photos with different tags from Flickr and then displays them. I just stumbled across this when I was Googling some "Moleskine mugs".

I think Moleskine should make mugs ...

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Throwback Apple Concepts - ISO50

So wild throwback concepts that Apple was working on way back in the day. With the advent of the iPad and all the hype with it, it's neat to keep it all in perspective. It is always good to look back upon where we have come from. Love these.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

IKEA Catalogue - So Addicting!

I love looking at the IKEA catalogues! It is so addicting. They way they help you imagine the spaces in your apartment or home is amazing. The minimalistic utilitarian design is so ... attractive. Oh man, just totally geeking out on form & function opportunities! It makes me want to sit down and sketch out my own line of minimalistic utilitarian furniture ... and learn Swedish.

My wife and I are especially excited to look further into the countless possibilities & applications ...

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IKEA Catalogue - So Addicting!

I love looking at the IKEA catalogues! It is so addicting. They way they help you imagine the spaces in your apartment or home is amazing. The minimalistic utilitarian design is so ... attractive. Oh man, just totally geeking out on form & function opportunities! It makes me want to sit down and sketch out my own line of minimalistic utilitarian furniture ... and learn Swedish.

My wife and I are especially excited to look further into the countless possibilities & applications ...

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Twitter App: TweetDeck for Apple iPad

This makes me want to get an iPad, just for this. Not good :) Looks so sweet ...

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Gear: DAKINE Sequence Backpack w/ Camera Block

Looks like a sweet pack for ski/snowboard enthusiasts who also dig photography! 2000 cubic inches/ski & snowboard carry system/etc. Check it out!

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Candide Kamera Episode 2 - Epic Freestyle Ski Film

This is outrageous. Just outrageous. And the music makes it seem just that much more epic. Wicked gnarly. I want winter again.

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Coffee - Liquid Courage

I am enjoying a little liquid courage this morning, as I seek to aspire to the land of the living.

Happy Friday ya'll!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Turkish Coffee + Moleskine

Went with the wife to the local coffee shop for some coffee and creativity. I had fake Turkish coffee :/ and a fantastic day old apple fritter for cheap! My wife had some ice cream and hot cocoa.

She read, I sketched, it rocked.

Rock on.

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Video: Four Letter Words - Automated Neon Typography!

This is a sweet little video! Pretty wild idea, but executed well.

Enjoy.

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How I use my Moleskine notebooks

I almost always have this Mini Moleskine Volant in my pocket (as you can see it is beat up a bit). I primarily use it to write down and memorize Bible verses; but sometimes I will also jot quick notes in it. One of the things I like a lot about it is that the 2nd half of pages are perforated. This is often helpful to jot down contact info or other stuff to give to someone randomly or spontaneously, almost like a custom business card.

This Large Squared Hardcover notebook is my daily workhorse. I usually go through one of these about every 8 months or so.

As you can see, I will sometimes paste things into it. I use it primarily as a daily journal or diary for thoughts, prayers, ideas, and meditations (often from my daily Bible reading). But I will also pick up scraps of paper, business cards, flyers, 1/4 cards, etc and paste them in and write about them. It sometimes becomes almost like a mobile scrapbook, or a traveling journal/diary.

So that's how I use some of my Moleskine notebooks. How do you use your (Moleskine) notebooks? Sound off in the comments ...

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MUJI Design - Minimalism, Simplicity, Utilitarianism

It's kind of like Ikea ... I dig it. They have lots of great products. Check them out. I first discovered Muji while in the MOMA store in NYC.

"What is MUJI?
MUJI is not a brand whose value rests in the frills and “extras” it adds to its products.
MUJI is simplicity - but a simplicity achieved through a complexity of thought and design.
MUJI’s streamlining is the result of the careful elimination and subtraction of gratuitous features and design unrelated to function.
MUJI, the brand, is rational, and free of agenda, doctrine, and “isms.” The MUJI concept derives from us continuously asking, “What is best from an individual’s point of view?”
MUJI aspires to modesty and plainness, the better to adapt and shape itself to the styles, preferences, and practices of as wide a group of people as possible. This is the single most important reason people embrace MUJI.
MUJI - in its deliberate pursuit of the pure and the ordinary - achieves the extraordinary."

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The latest fonts from FontShop

Check 'em out.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Moleskine - Folio Professional Collection Video

This is fun. I need to jet over to a stationary store so I can get my mitts on some of this sassy Folio action! Want.

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My Entire Moleskine Notebook Collection

This is most of my collection of Moleskine notebooks. I think there are about 23+ in there. The other photo also includes my 3 Moleskine knockoffs in the foreground (2 Piccadilly notebooks [small & medium], and 1 large C.R. Gibson Markings notebook).

The notebooks in the first photo, from the top down:

4 Mini Rules Cahiers (2 blue, 2 black)
2 Pocket Plain Cahiers in Buff
1 Pocket Sketchbook
1 Pocket Softcover Squared
1 Pocket Project Planner
1 Pocket Japanese Album
2 City Notebooks (D.C. & NYC)
1 Pocket Softcover Planner + Notebook
1 Large Squared Cahier in Buff
1 Large Squared Cahier in Black

The next few are all Large Squared Hardcover notebooks with the exception of 1 Reporter, and 2 Ruled. And finally, at the bottom is 1 Large Squared Cahier in Black & 1 unopened Large Squared Hardcover.

Addicted. Not scared.

What's in your collection?

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Photos Around Ithaca, NY

Some photos from around Ithaca. It's always fun to get out and do some spontaneous photography around town. It's been too long since I've been out.

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