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Christopher Jennings Penders
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Attended Southern Connecticut State University
Lives in Madison, Connecticut
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My response to my friend, Jason MAY come across as acrimonious.  It's NOT! 
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Four new photos from +CJP Photos
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Last Friday in Madison, Connecticut I was hired by Madison's local paper to photograph the September 11 Ceremony.  Here are four from the event.

The others are here:
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+CJP Photos shared a #sunsetphoto  from The Surf Club in #madisonct  from last night 
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Took a drive to The Surf Club last night.  Here's one from sunset.
The others are in my Surf Club Gallery, September 2015:
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Hello Fellow Photographers:
When I've recently been editing my ‪raw photos‬ I've noticed batches of reds in the raw files after I have increased the exposure and done a few other tweaks. Does anyone else notice this as well? I processed one as a jpg and it seemed that the red batches don't appear in the jpg file. Just concerned that these red patches will show up when I have my images printed. Should I be concerned, knowing that I didn't see them in the jpg, but they still appear in the Raw file?
I just began noticing it in the past few weeks.
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#wisdomandlife   #abrahamhicks   #lawofattraction   #happiness  

Abraham Hicks says:
Your happiness depends upon you.

No one can make you feel anything that you don't allow in, that you don't allow to affect you.  Don't let anyone or anything affect your happiness:
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Attitude, it's what it's all about.  I use the same theory regarding aging.  My body is 68, but I have the mindset of a 35 year old and I refuse to act old.  You know what?  My health is fine (OK I need to lose a few pounds) and my mind's alert.  As long as I can keep this attitude, I'll age but I'll never be "old".
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Thinking about starting a blog?  Follow my friend, +Martha Orlando's advice! 
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My friend, Jason Marchi brought up an interesting point in his response to today's column:
Passing in Pairs;
He made it obvious that the title and some of what I wrote was misinterpreted by him. If it was misinterpreted by Jason, I'm sure others could very well miss my REAL point. I will take COMPLETE responsibility for that. That was a result of sloppy writing.
So what was my point in Passing in Pairs? It was to show that I believe that sometimes people pass because I believe they MAY be needed elsewhere. Next week a complete response will be posted.
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It's an interesting theory, but I do not buy into it.  Thanks for sharing.
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#wisdomandlife   #worldview  

What's your worldview? How do you think we discover our worldview? As I said in today's column:
I believe it all comes down to choice.  We choose what to believe.  For myself, I chose from various beliefs and melded them into my own.

Here's some of what I believe:
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My friend Karen Stanford of CT CALENDAR GIRLZ:
has her 2016 calendar for sale. I purchased mine soon. Will you? Karen and CT Calendar Girlz bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.
Will you support the cause?
Go here to purchase the calendar:
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#wisdomandlife    #waynedyer  

Wayne Dyer was the first person I discovered after experiencing Rhonda Byrne's The Secret for the first time several years ago.  I understood that there was so much more to #lawofattraction  then wanting THINGS.

Law of Attraction is a way of life.  It's a practice to live.   As I've said at Wisdom and Life too many times to count, I now see The Secret as Nursery School, as an introduction to Law of Attraction.  If you want more then you have to explore.  Ad explore I did.

I discovered Wayne Dyer.
I discovered Deepak Chopra.
I discovered so much.  But Wayne Dyer became the second branch and now that branch has fallen.
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Here's a link to the story of his search for his father,,, <> I listen nearly daily to his recording 'meditations for manifesting', he was a great spiritual author! 
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+CJP Photos shared six photos from The Civil War Reenactment at Bauer Park in Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
Lisbon, Connecticut - Farmington, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Branford, Connecticut
Writing for three blogs. I'm also a New England Landscape Photographer.
Day Job:
Library/IT EC Scranton Memorial Library
Madison, Connecticut

Chris writes for three blogs:
--Blogging for Scranton Library in Madison at:

--A Spiritual blog with a Law of Attraction tone

--A Photography News and Advice blog:
CJP Photo News

I'm a Blogger, and a New England Landscape and Nature Photographer based in Madison, Connecticut. I've traveled outside of Connecticut, but mostly in New England.  Some exceptions:
--Key West, Florida
--Washington DC
--New York.
Put me in these circles:
--Law of Attraction
--Nature/Landscape Photography
--Connecticut (Photographers)
--Science Fiction/Fantasy Reader
--Social Media
Circle Management Strategies:
I've taken Jonathon Barton's Circle Management Strategies and incorporated them into my own strategy.  That's why if you see me adding you to my own circles it's because I've been using Jonathon's strategies now

My photography site is here:

My Gear includes:
--Canon 40D
--Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM
--Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
--Canon Speedlite 430EX

Adobe CS 5 Suite

2007 iMac 20 inch
iPad 2
(All in w/Apple since 2007 and don't plan on returning to the PC Windows World.)
I blog about Spirituality and Law of Attraction. 
Check out my blog:

A bit about my spirituality:
I believe in a benevolent loving God
I believe we ALL come back. (Yes I'm talking about reincarnation.) I believe we return in groups.
I believe God created us and he won't forsake ANY of us.
I recently discovered Rob Bell's Book Love Wins and after reading it I realized Mr Bell and I believe the same things.
I believe we should follow our heart, follow our soul.
I believe we should find our own spirituality.  One should not be foisted on us.

I was baptized Catholic but I found my own way.
Some have begun calling me a universalist.
I'm not fond of tags but this one seems to fit me.
My day job is at the Scranton Library in Madison, Connecticut where I'm one of the IT professionals

I'm a voracious reader, sometimes reading two books a week.  I read EVERYTHING, but if my back is to the wall I'd have to say my favorite genre is Fantasy.
Some Favorite Fantasy Books in no particular order:
by Clive Barker

--Enchantment and Lost Gate
by Orson Scott Card

--Anything by Jonathan Carroll and Alice Hoffman
(These are my two FAVORITE authors.)

--Veil of Gold
by Kim Wilkins

The Galactic Milieu Trilogy
by Julian May:
--Jack the Bodiless
--Diamond Mask
--Bob Dylan
--Led Zep

--Kenny Chesney
--Lyle Lovett
--Tim McGraw
--Emmylou Harris

As you can see my musical taste is quite eclectic.  This is just a sampling of what I like.  Want to know more?  Just ask.
Bragging rights
Been published sporadically in the early to mid 1990's in the SF/F Small Press
  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Library Science/History, 1992 - 2002
  • Daniel Hand High School
    1979 - 1983
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