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May 7, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

Taking Zevon to the dog park and river yesterday we saw a fox with a small dead rodent in its jaws as it bounded through the tall brown grass. Well distant of the dog park, of course: it would not do well with the volume of large, momentarily feral canines dashing about.

The F1 was a helluva camera, and you can also use it to hammer nails. Two thoughts if you are okay with me sharing them: First, pick up a couple of filters if you haven't already. I'd suggest maybe a yellow and a polarizer. You don't need a red, since it'll make every B&W shot you take look over the top apocalyptic. Second, for macro shots of non-living or at least non-moving subjects, if you have a tripod, you can always take a series of shots with the focus in different places, scan them all, and then do focus stack with Photoshop. Although now that I mention Photoshop, Lightroom has presets that can make any photo look like you've shot with a filter. More fun to do it the old school method, I think, although you're then committed.

Also also, my wife and I saw HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE at the local rep theatre yesterday afternoon. It's a tense and angry thriller with a wonderful twist at the end. Highly recommended.

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Thanks, Darryl! That is super helpful advice on the camera (and you make me want to get a red filter since over the top apocalyptic may be just the ticket). Good to know about the movie! I am sure it will show up here soon (or online).

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May 8, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

Good news about your new book! I will be excited to read it.

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Thank you so much! 🙏💚🌞

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May 7, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

Fox, I think, are one of the quintessential creatures in amine because of their seemingly implicit magical qualities. Two that come to mind - Karuma from Naruto and what I think is an homage to Karuma in the Good Hunting episode from Love, Death & Robots.

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May 7, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

*anime

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Thanks, Brandon! I need to check those out with my daughter

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May 7, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

Make sure you do a parental viewing approval prior!

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😮

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May 7, 2023Liked by Christopher Brown

imagining a world where those merged May Days flourish :) thanks

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🌞☭đŸĒģ🙏

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