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The writer’s wife here. When I found out that Mountain Lion was going to be released this week, I had a certain level of excitement followed by my usual levels of trepidation that are always tied to a new operating system release. I’ve had issues, which I won’t go into much at this point, for which I am ever grateful of the existence of Time Machine. My backup drive has had more than one work out recovering from what shouldn’t be the inevitable but always is.
For a long, long time I’ve been an armchair model railroader. Part of this was due to a lack of space, part due to a perceived lack of time and part due to lack of inspiration; I didn’t know what, who or how to model what I saw in my own mind. Then again, part of it was due to wanting to do more–and less–than what conventional model railroading consists of–realism.
I’m not a professional, but I’ve been taking pictures for over 40 years with a very broad array of cameras from an old Argus twin-lens reflex through Instamatic-style with 110 and 127 cartridge films through 35mm point-and-shoot and SLRs. I started shooting digital with an Olympus point-and-shoot, migrating through an Olympus C2100uz semi-pro p&s to a Nikon D40 and now D60. As you can see, I’ve used pretty much the same kinds of cameras you’re using yourselves.
It’s been a little over a week since I applied liquid shoe polish to the back bumper of my Vue. It still looks a little ragged, very amateurish, but seems to be evening out somewhat to an overall black color. Note in the first image the bumper’s level of grey compared to the front tire of the Vue. There’s a significant difference between the two.
On the other hand, this image shows the back tire and the bumper are much closer in shade, but the application marks are still visible even after a week of sun and rain.