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Black & White Film Revival – I. Film Selection
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Black & White Film Revival – I. Film Selection

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

After noticing an unsuspected surge in the use of Black & White film, mostly from the younger generations, David Goldstein retook his interest in it. His love for this media was rekindled and invites you to try it out. What film to choose is next. Read more...

Photography in Corona times
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Photography in Corona times

With loved ones and ourselves maybe at home, no or limited travel, how can we best spend our time as photographers in these times of the Coronavirus? Read more...

Paul Blais
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Paul Blais

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Paul Blais joined Nikonians in 2014. Since then he keeps further refining his great abilities and frequently shares his knowledge and extraordinary landscapes with the community members. We are happy and proud to have him with us. Read more...

Jordi Viñas Bascompte
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Jordi Viñas Bascompte

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Jordi Viñas Bascompte (jordivb), a Barcelonian Nikonian, joined the community in 2009. Through his excellent photographic eye and Nikkor lenses we learned about mountains, churches, and extraordinary architecture in Catalonia, making us wanting to visit. He is currently building a telescope to explore the world of astrophotography. Read more...

ANPAT 19th in the Fall
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ANPAT 19th in the Fall

Reed A. George (rgeorge911)

Member of many years, Reed George (rgeorge911) finally had the opportunity to attend an ANPAT, the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip of 2019 in the Fall. Here are his impressions of that trip into Arizona and Colorado. Read more...

Geoff Baylis
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Geoff Baylis

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) joined Nikonians in the fall of 2012, as soon after upgrading from a D90 to a D800. His persistence to continue improving gifts us with wonderful images in this his journey. Read more...

Gary Paige
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Gary Paige

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Gary Page (JazzDoc) first visited Nikonians in 2004 and shortly thereafter he became a member. A recent winner in the Annual Best of Nikonians photo contest, despite his very busy schedule he manages to come frequently into the community to passionately share knowledge, inspire with his wonderful images and be inspired by the images of others. Read more...

Professional advice for street photography
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Professional advice for street photography

Chris Horn (HotSpur369)

Street photography is a genre that can be practiced by just about anyone, anywhere. You can grab your camera and find an interesting place where people gather and start shooting. This article, however, will share how the professionals methodically approach this craft. Read more...

Aart Louw
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Aart Louw

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Many of our members will be familiar with Aart Louw's exotic wildlife shots from South Africa and Kruger National Park. He captures our attention with other forms of photography as well, while he hones his skills by shooting, sharing and requesting critique. Read more...

PJ - What is the state of the art?
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PJ - What is the state of the art?

Chris Horn (HotSpur369)

Photojournalism—the word conjures globetrotting nomads traveling to dangerous and exotic places and shooting pictures that encapsulate the essence of a news story. Technological and market pressures transform how all ‘visual storytellers’ work. Read more...

Street Photography in Cuba
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Street Photography in Cuba

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Why did I find myself in Cuba on a Street Photography Workshop? -- A non-streetphotographer tells her story while working her Nikon Z7 and D500 in this target-rich area. Read more...

Diane L. Simmons
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Diane L. Simmons

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

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Diane Simmons (coolmom42) joined Nikonians in 2011. From the start she felt at home and always found amicable and eloquent words of encouragement for others. She joined the Moderators Team in 2015. Here she answers all of our questions and shares some random samples of her work. Read more...

Scott Ashley
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Scott Ashley

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Scott Ashley seems to be a very busy photographer so it was so generous of him to spend some time for an interview between his travels. Read more...

Long Lens Hand Holding Technique
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Long Lens Hand Holding Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Tips for better hand-holding your camera and lens when using longer lenses, reducing fatigue. Read more...

Marsha Edmunds
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Marsha Edmunds

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Marsha Edmunds has been interviewing members whose passion, regular presence, frequent interactions and values represent our Nikonians community. On this occasion Marsha was asked to interview herself. We are happy we did. Enjoy. Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 4
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 4

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) comes back to us to share what he has learned about the fourth of the seven deadly sins in photography: Missing Distractions. Read more...

Larry CdeBaca
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Larry CdeBaca

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Larry CdeBaca is a well-known Nikonian who has posted images that represent quite a breadth of interest. In addition, he is consistently very active supporting and encouraging other photographers and many of us have benefited from his advice from post processing to framing of an image. Read more...

Tom Ferguson
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Tom Ferguson

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Tom Ferguson is a versatile photographer who supports Nikonians with his gold membership and has been a member of Nikonians since 2011. He describes himself as an intermediate photographer with some experience in his profile, but as you will see by his images, he understates his abilities. Enjoy. Read more...

Thomas Sprunger
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Thomas Sprunger

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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In late 2009, Tom Sprunger (Melman59) introduced himself to the Nikonians community with a message titled: “New to Nikonians - hoping to take my photography to a new level.” He is one of the many members who have succeeded in such a quest. Continuously learning, he frequently shares and inspire us all with his comments and splendid images. We are very proud to present him here and a sample of his work. Read more...

John McGarry
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John McGarry

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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John McGarry (jtmcg), joined Nikonians in 2007. John´s history as active member shows he has posted an average of at least one message a day for more than 10 years, either asking for advice, offering advice or sharing images, always learning, sharing and inspiring in the Nikonians spirit. Enjoying retirement, his skills keep on improving and improving. It is our pleasure to introduce John McGarry to you, and a sample of his work. Read more...

Carol Freshley
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Carol Freshley

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Carol Freshley (PhotoSpidie), joined Nikonians in 2011. Carol is a frequent poster to ask for opinions and to offer encouragement and advice in the Nikonians spirit. Enjoying retirement, traveling gives her the opportunity to use her camera daily, keeping her skills improving and improving. It is our pleasure to introduce her, showing some of her work. Read more...

Wasil Khan
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Wasil Khan

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Wasil Khan (WK) joined Nikonias early in 2004. Not only he is a good example of the members who live our motto, learn, share, inspire, he also gives us a lesson to find beauty in subjects we would rather run from. Read more...

Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind
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Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind

Jim Donelson (jcdonelson)

In the process of learning photography we often get stuck at a stage. Jim Donelson reminds us of the wisdom of Zen Budhism to overcome the possible obstacles, suggesting that most of them are self-made but can be demolished by expanding on our habits and attitude. Read more...

Bonnie Christensen
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Bonnie Christensen

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Bonnie Christensen (BChrisRad) has been a Nikonians member for just over a year and half at the time of this publication. Always with words of encouragement and wise practical advice, she shares, learns and inspires. An advanced amateur travel photographer, she shares here a sample of her expanding work which we are proud to present to you. Read more...

Russ Glindmeier
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Russ Glindmeier

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Russ Glindmeier (russg) has been a Nikonians member for a decade. With an average of one post every other day, he shares, learns and inspires. Now an advanced landscape photographer and a HDR expert, he shares here a sample of his work which we are proud to present you. Read more...

Karen Willshaw
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Karen Willshaw

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Karen Willshaw (Marjani), is another great example of Nikonians members. She not only helps to make the community what it is, but delights us by sharing her stunning images from a far away land. We proudly present her here and some of her work. Read more...

Bill Naiman
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Bill Naiman

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Bill Naiman (pixures), is another Nikonians member who helps to make the community what it is: friendly, helpful, encouraging, reliable and accurate. We proudly present him here and some of his work. Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 3
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 3

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) comes back to us with what he has learned about the third of the seven deadly sins in photography: Incorrect focus. Read more...

Judie Dunn
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Judie Dunn

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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We are proud to present you Judie Dunn (topper1946) and her work, a member for ten years and another great example of the members making up the Nikonians Community. Now an accomplished advance amateur, she shows us the product of sharing, learning and inspiring, along with her tenacity to practice and practice more to achieve outstanding images. Read more...

Lela Bouse-McCracken
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Lela Bouse-McCracken

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Lela Bouse-McCracken is a very special member; not only has she directly helped us establishing the friendly environment we now enjoy here in the Nikonians Community, she is also an artistic, active photographer with a very rich portfolio. Read more...

Lawrence Treadwell
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Lawrence Treadwell

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Lawrence Treadwell (treadwl) is a Nikonians community member who in his introduction post titled “Advice for a Newbie” he wrote: “… I would like to improve my photography skills and will value your collective opinions…” Well, we have now the immense pleasure to present you a sample of his stunning images and his thoughts on photography, the everglades and the Nikonians community. Enjoy. Read more...

Kathy Cavallaro
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Kathy Cavallaro

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Kathy Cavallaro (Cavy2) is an advanced amateur photographer, member of Nikonians since 2006. Amenable, amicable and always sharing her images and varied knowledge while furthering her own, she is a good example of the true Nikonians spirit. It is our great pleasure to present you a brief interview with her and some of her beautiful images. Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 2
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 2

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) has over 50 years of photography experience, nevertheless, he makes a review of the typical errors that he has committed and shares with us solutions to improve our photography. This is the second part, about the second sin. Read more...

Tom Jacob
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Tom Jacob

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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With great pleasure we present you an interview with Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) and a sample of his work. Tom is a Nikonians advanced amateur whose work on street photography reminds us of an Ansel Adams quote: “Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.” Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 1
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 1

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) has over 50 years of photography experience, nevertheless, he makes a review of the typical errors that he has committed and shares with us the solutions to improve our photography. This article is therefore a confession, an act of contrition and easy tips of good advice. Read more...

Karen Gottschall
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Karen Gottschall

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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It is our great pleasure to introduce you to Karen Gottschall (scenicshutterbug). A semi-pro photographer and active Nikonians member for almost a decade, her contributions at the forums have inspired many of us. Initially a nature and wildlife photography, she has now expanded her interests into architecture, macro, infrared and portraiture. We are sure you will enjoy this small sample of her work. Read more...

Jack Backs
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Jack Backs

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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We proudly present you a Nikonians member who has traveled the Nikon path for some 35 years, from a Nikon FE to an FM2, then into DSLRs with the D100, D300 and now a D500. A Nikonians member since 2006, he generously shares his insights for bird photography and how he keeps on learning. Read more...

Sarah Boser
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Sarah Boser

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Here is the beginning of a very successful story in the great journey that is Photography. Sarah Boser (Sarah9) joined us in early 2016, and has since acquired and honed her skills by participating in the forums, attending an ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure trip) and taking every opportunity to photograph anything and everything, whether at home or on a trip. Enjoy her outlook and sample images. Read more...

Candi Foltz
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Candi Foltz

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Candi Foltz (CandisCamera) is an advanced photographer who joined Nikonians in early 2016. Generous in her sharing of images and experiences, she keeps eager to learn on how to further advance. Her enthusiasm, creativity and excitement for pet photography and digital artistry are rubbing off on quite a few members. It is with great pleasure we present here some of her thoughts and a sample of her work. Read more...

Nikonians Photography Awards - An interview with jrp
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Nikonians Photography Awards - An interview with jrp

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) is interviewed by Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) in regards to the Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 Contest and allows peering a little into what photography and Nikonians means to him. Read more...

Darryl Hodson
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Darryl Hodson

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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In this I am Nikonians series we present you with members who do share, learn and teach, inspire and are inspired by the works of other members. Advanced amateur Darry Hodson (skibreeze7) has been a Nikonian since 2006. Despite being a very busy working man, he has won several Nikonians Photo Contests. His generosity to share and teach is something we highly appreciate. Read more...

Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?
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Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The question on whether it is important to use or not to use a polarizing filter continues to pop up frequently in our forums. The answer is simple: Yes. It is important. It will add drama to the sky and clouds, cut through reflections, reduce and even eliminate glare. NikoniansPress books author and long-time Nikonian Darrell Young explains why and shows us a very illustrative example. Read more...

Laura Knight
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Laura Knight

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) brings us an interview with talented Nikonian Laura Knight (aus1952) who describes her photography journey to date and shows us some of her work in landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna; remarkable images with a very personal style that inspires us all. Read more...

Treasured Lands – A Journey Through America’s National Parks
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Treasured Lands – A Journey Through America’s National Parks

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Nikonians Moderator and Landscape Photography Master Ernesto Santos (esantos) has followed for several years the work of outstanding colleagues, like Quang-Tuan Luong (QT Luong), from whom he got splendid tips before visiting National Parks. On occasion of the U.S. National Park Service's 100th anniversary QT finished his book “Treasured Lands – A Photographic Journey Through America’s National Parks.” In Ernesto’s words, here is why you would like to buy this book. Read more...

Mark Kraus
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Mark Kraus

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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It is a pleasure to present here Mark Kraus (pipco), a Nikonians member of many years, winner of several Nikonians Photo Contests and frequent poster whose images are always inspiring. In this interview we showcase a few of his photographs –most made at local parks- and he reminds us of great advice. Read more...

Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips
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Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have thought of shooting the stars in the night sky. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) says: "Do it. You will have fun and may come up with stunning images. All you need is the right gear, the location information and follow these tips to make the best of it." Read more...

Bird Photography in the City
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Bird Photography in the City

Richard Dubiel (Dubes)

You want to get into bird photography but it is not always easy to travel to the best possible sanctuaries around the world. Are there other choices? Nikonians Moderator and Laureate bird photographer tells us where and how, locally. Furthermore, he also discusses in this article both equipment and field technique. Read more...

The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function
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The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function

Eric Bowles (ericbowles)

You are out in the field and want to photograph a beautiful coastal scene that needs the slowest possible exposure to create a soft dreamy effect. You don’t have with you the appropriate Neutral Density filter to accomplish it. What to do? The In-Camera Multiple Exposure function comes to the rescue. Here is how. Read more...

Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera
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Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera

Hal Becker (HBB)

What are the variables involved in determining the exposure in your camera? How are they interrelated? This is explained in this article. Read more...

Dressing for photography in the cold
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Dressing for photography in the cold

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

How to keep warm when taking pictures outdoors in cold weather was the subject of much research to successfully avoid it. Photography should always be joyous and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) shows us how simple is to solve this issue, once you know the variables and the requirements for each piece of garment. Read more...

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