Freeway Trails
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First dog watch, 1 bell (4:45 pm)

Last night's photography session was an eye-opener. I haven't taken a lot of low-light pictures with a digital camera, and I learned a few things about how mine behaves. The best picture I got was of the nearby freeway:

freeway trails

I have a picture with trees and a bunch of stars, and another long exposure (10+ minutes) with star trails, but there's so much digital noise from the CCD that they're not really very good to look at, nor are they fixable via software—at least not in any reasonable amount of time.

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Blood Day
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Afternoon watch, 1 bell (12:36 pm)

Today was blood day again and I just finished mine and I'm sitting at the snack table waiting for Jeff to finish up. Today the blood bank is pretty busy and we couldn't start at the same timeline we usually.

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Happy Birthday, NASA
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Forenoon watch, 3 bells (9:54 am)

NASA is 50 years old today!

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