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I wish...

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This week I had the privilege of spending a little time in the serene tropical botanical gardens of Fairchild. Eighty-three vast acres of over 1000 tropical plant species with origins from all over the world. All living harmoniously together in the natural climate of Southern Florida.

The forests are sweeping, as you amble about ambiguously--on or off the path; in or out of awareness to the thousands of organic happenings around you. It was a Wednesday where not many people visit during the week. The space feels privately aroused like secrets you pride to keep. And then, right before leaving I came across this dark green passage covered in vines and strings with little, quiet wishes and reminisces of children writing dreams on paper to tie away. But these weren't just children. These were childlike men and women, families and friends that wanted better. I almost felt impolite as a read through their dreams, thinking how I wished for some of the same... well, except for tha…

Introducing...

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... photo simplicity. Needless to say, I haven't had much time to take many photos (or finish this goddamn review) between lab meetings, journal articles, shifting to a new lab, and personal time.

Switching to a camera I have used countless times was an easy (and familiar) decision. Originally toying with the G10 model some years ago, making the switch from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 to the Canon PowerShot G12 was painless. Here's why:
I no longer wanted to lug around a bulky [interchangeable] lens. I am not a professional photographer at this stage of my life, though my photography is definitely something that I would like to be recognized for someday. In my line of work, I am always packing light and tight. I fly on small planes (regrettably, I've already been on 8 this year) and pack gear for several weeks at a time. I can't have something that takes up anymore space than necessary. I need a camera that shoots great quality photos and can be packed into tight …