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My name is Sage. I'm your generic dromaeosaur, feathered, fluffy, the typical prehistoric chicken. Lacking a human companion, my partner in crime is my service rooster, a Serama named Flak.

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It's been a while.

on 1 January 2017 at 16:10:08 MST

I guess I'm back from my hiatus. Went through a lot of stuff in the past few months, good and bad, but I made a lot of progress. Here's my too-long-winded year in review, but feel free to skip over it.

2015 was real bad to me, real real bad. Medical crisis after medical crisis. The fallout from it was the defining moment for 2016 though. From the pain and anger and desperation and sickness, I acted like a real shit to a lot of people, and some people acted like a real shit back to me. Some stayed, but some relationships couldn’t withstand the pressure on their already cracked foundation.

I never thought I would go through what was essentially a divorce at the age of 27. I never thought I would go through one, period. My entire life was planned around my partner, my whole future. Literally everything I had built came crashing down around me; I felt like I was caught in some decrepit forest during the windstorm of a century. The thing about that, though, the thing about forests and windstorms… When all the dead trees are finally knocked down and aren’t obscuring your sight, you can finally see how nice the night sky is. You can see what you’ve been missing.

I didn’t make it out unscathed, though. I definitely got wounded, pretty damn bad. But I bandaged myself up. I let myself heal, and grow. I’m finding myself again, I’m becoming more independent, I’m once again becoming my own person.

It’s going to take me a long time to fully recover from the losses I experienced in 2016, but I think I’m on the right path. I got a new car, my driver’s license, I’m on the road to start HRT, my self confidence is slowly rising, and I know I have friends that will always back me up, no matter how deep of a hole I’ve dug myself into. I think that’s a decent start for the new year, a good launching point. I hope all of you have found yourself a good launching point too.

I do actually have a new year's resolution for once; ideally I would like to get out with my camera once a week or more, but I'm going to REQUIRE myself to get out and take shots of -something- at least once a month. I've got to get myself back to doing the things I enjoy, even if I'm just going through the motions and not feeling anything for a while still.

But yeah. I'm back I guess. That was.. a lot of text. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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    Amazing photos you have taken.

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    I love your photography! So clear and crisp! What kind of camera do you use?

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      Oh wow, thank you! And thanks for the follow and all the favorites and.. everything! I'm really flattered (and you have extremely nice photography yourself!)

      The camera body I currently use is the Canon 5D MkII, and I use primarily three lenses (though I'm definitely thinking about adding a couple more lenses to my collection and loadout ..maybe this year). Anyway, my macro lens is a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, my wide angle is Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, and my telephoto is Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM however it's often used with the teleconverter I have (Canon 2x EF Extender III).

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        You're welcome and thank you so much!

        Looked up the Canon and looks like a super nice camera! I use a Canon Powershot SX530 HS. I'm pretty new to photography. For example, terms like IOS and shutter speed I'm not familiar with. The Canon I have is the first high powered camera I've had. I've been using the auto function since I got it 7 months ago and I hope to start learning about my camera, soon.

        2016 was a difficult year for me but a year of healing as well. I still have a long road before me but I see improvements every month. One of my aims for this year is become more involved in photography, drawing (bought my first drawing tablet!) and writing.

        I send you well wishes and the best on your road to recovery.

        Looking forward to seeing more from you! :D

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          I'm definitely a big fan of Canon gear, they make quality stuff. The powershot line is a great starting point, especially if you don't want to deal with interchangeable lenses yet. But yeah the more you use it, and the more you fiddle with its settings, the more comfortable you'll become with the ins and outs of camera operation in general. It'll feel more and more natural over time.

          I think you're doing excellent already! Keep it up <3

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            Thank you so much for your encouragement! ^_^ Oh and thank you for the follow! Flattered that you'd follow me. :)

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    Cool, a photographer, mind if I follow back?