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I've always preferred Inside to Outside. I mean, I'm not crippled with agoraphobia or anything -- I have to pass through Outside whenever I travel from one Inside to another Inside, and I have to go Outside several times a day to empty Ted the Dog and allow him essential doses of sniffing and romping, so I do. But, aside from occasional jaunts to go slide down snowy mountains, it just hardly ever occurs to me to go Outside as a destination in its own right. Whenever I imagine a cozy, enjoyable situation, it's Inside. And as for taking pictures -- mostly I like taking pictures of people. Usually inside. On a recent jaunt Outside with Ted the Dog, though, the light was just so great -- you know, gently overcast so all the colors are saturated and there aren't those terrible hard glary bright patches and hard black shadows; overcast in a nice warm way, not that depressing bluish-grey way or weird watery winter-light way -- that I just had to go back Outside with an M8 and an R8/DMR and a few pieces of glass to take photos of Outside things. Not even people or the dog. Here are those pictures. http://photos.bazbarfoo.com/gallery/7359807_yD7nv#473731845_2CScH -Jeff P.S. A reminder about the great user interface on this SmugMug-based site: if you just start with your web browser covering as much of the screen as possible, then open the URL above, then make sure the browser has focus and you type the letter "a" (for "Auto"), the first image will be shown in the largest of the available sizes which fits properly withon your browser. Then just use your keyboard's right and left arrow keys to go forward or back in the set. I love that.