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Little Moments

Little moments, specifically those times you should stop talking, can really be a problem if you don’t follow your first instinct to stop talking in an ever-increasing set of moments. Personally, I tend to dig way further down the hole than I even realize, only to notice moments later that I’m so deep I can’t even see daylight again.

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Sometimes life throws curves at us. Actually, it likes to do that on a daily basis. Perhaps out of enjoyment to see how we handle things, or perhaps as tests to verify how we can take care of our persons; but regardless, this does happen. Today I stand humbled by my own misdoings in life, and my own failures at becoming what I want to become in a timely manner; and I see that I have but a small fork in the road to make a choice. This time I know what to choose. It’s time to stand alone… to stand up… to stand out. I haven’t exactly understood what implications this will have; solely that it is the correct route to take. Read more

End of the Semester.

Well, this is it for school in 2011. I mean, sure, there’re finals next week, but that’s ok. That’s not the same. It’s kinda interesting to think I’ve actually managed to survive this long in a typical college environment; a place I didn’t see myself ever getting along with. Maybe it’s because it’s not the same setup I pictured or despised… or maybe feared is a better term.

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The Continuing Saga of the Disappearing, Reappearing Matt

I’d like to point out that it seems to be a theme of mine – I have a high tendency to start doing great numbers of things, doing them well hopefully, and then suddenly dropping of into nothingness where the world feels as if I’ve disappeared from it all. One such recent example is my attempt of the 365 project again. It lasted just over a month, about triple the length of my first attempt, but suddenly and without reason, I stopped posting photos.

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iPhone 4 Tripod Mount! Get yours!

Well, I’ve finally made my tripod mounts at least a little more accessible to the world thanks to eBay! Go get one by following the link!

I Don’t Care If It Kills Me.

Something new is here, it’s called school. No, not just school. School in a new city, Duluth. I don’t know where its all headed, but here’s hoping. The title of this post is the only thing that I really feel strongly about so far – my revised attempt at a 365 project. It’s viewable in my Facebook album, Let’s Count the Days, which I truly hope I can post daily at this point.  Read more

It’s come to my attention.

I don’t often write on my blog, no. I understand that a social ‘norm’ these days would be to post each and every random thing that either crosses my mind when I’m bored or to post my own little blurbs over and over (365 project that never happened aside). I can’t do that.

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Coffee Machines Are Pretty. No, Really.

So today has finally ended the streak of 10 straight days around the salon, and I actually ended it by hanging out at Yoyo Doughnuts, for a solid … hour and a half? It was nice to relax and take some play photos. So, about 10 pictures of doughnuts later, along with a number of shots of Andrew ( awesome barista ), and the coffee machine itself, I finally liked this one shot of the side of their espresso machine. So here it is, nothing fancy, just a shot I’m happy with to express the shiny design.


A beautiful coffee machine..

A beautiful coffee machine..

The 50 is dead. Long live the 50.

I’m not dead either, if anyone out there is wondering . . . .

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks…er… couple months…um .. anyway. My beloved 50mm 1.8 has passed away as a usable lens (it is a tragedy which saddens me greatly), but a 50 1.4 has been acquired (reluctantly for cost). On the up side, it’s also quite loved, faster, sharper, quieter and overall it seems like a much better fit for me to use as a primary lens. I also managed to pickup a 2x extender, which furthers the use of this new 50. So, without further ado, here is the first image off the 50 1.4 (that I care to post).


The beauty of 1.4

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I am Matt. I do as much as possible. I'm always busy, but that's how I like it and hate it. My goal is to be the best.