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No words.

Except…

Take me back!

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Photos: Ali’s Birthday

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This post is so belated that if this were 20 years ago, Ali would already be declaring herself twentysevenANDAHALF!

Editing and uploading these photos made me so happy – lobsters, champagne, birthdays, smug cats and family… what could be better?

Wait, there might be one thing! This gif of a look I have been on the receiving end of many a time. “Seriously, Laura?” Love you, Al!

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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

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Quite the quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson, hmm?

Well, 9,804 to go.

I received the most amazing gift for Christmas – a Canon Rebel T3 and a lens that’s way too cool for me. I’m going to take non-iPhone pictures, guys!

I’ve spent the past week reading as much as I can and watching eight gazillion YouTube tutorials.¬†Aperture! Shutter speed! Camera shake! ISO! So much to learn.

I need a pet pronto so that the gift-giver doesn’t get sick of being my unwilling (and often unsuspecting) subject.

On my last official day off of work for the holidays, I clomped around in the snow outside for a while and managed to snag some halfway decent shots. Get ready for lots more!

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