My Camera replacement Fundraiser–donate and get a print!

UPDATES:
More pictures added, and 8×10 pricing as well.
Thank you for your support!
Hello all!
Thank you all to those who donated to me thus far. But now comes the good stuff. Photos!
Photos are available in 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10. Due to dpi issues on some of the older photos I have, those older photos are only available at 4×6 (and even then, I am not certain how well they are going to come out.).
As always, click on the thumbnail to see larger versions!
You can also see the photos as a set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvstin/sets/72157630773885908/with/3654933465/



Photos available as 8×10 and smaller
Mother Moose shows her baby how to cross the road
Allosaurus!
Running Eagle Falls
Running Eagle Falls
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Minnehaha Falls
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Middle Falls of the Gooseberry River
High Falls of the Pigeon River at Grand Portage, monochrome
Monochrome Closeup
Wolf
Minneapolis Skyline
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Photos available as 4×6 only
Sinopah Mountain
View Across Pray Lake
St. Mary Lake
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
Grand Tetons in Monochrome
Close up on a Bison...
Spearfish Canyon

4×6 photos are available for a $10 donation. 5×7 photos are available for a $15 donation. 8×10 photos are available for a $25 donation. This includes US Postage. (If you are international, email me first and we’ll figure out postage to you)
My Paypal account is jvstin [at] gmail.com. Tell me which prints you want, size, how many, and whether you want it glossy and matte when sending me funds. Also tell me if you want the photo signed, front or back. And of course where I am sending them!
Depending on interest and feedback, I may put up more (and different) photos for sale as well.
(As always, email me if you have a particular photo you’ve seen of mine you want to see a print made available). If you want something larger than a 5×7…email me. Talk to me. I can make that happen (for the higher DPI photos).
Thanks for your support.

The Story of my camera–update

Well, the news on my broken camera is bad.
Very bad.
I had thought it was a loose wire, or something that caused my camera several weeks ago to simply stop working. Sending it in for warranty, I received notice from Canon yesterday that the failure was non warrantable. According to them, the failure was due to “liquid damage to internal parts”.
Their estimate to repair the camera is practically the cost of just buying a new camera. $900.00. I have been unable to talk the powers that be at Canon around on this.
Unfortunately, I cannot afford to do a repair or replacement. I scrimped and saved for the last one, so I am looking at months and months
to do it again.
In talking with some fine folks, it has been suggested I put out a shingle and ask for donations, and perhaps sell prints and photo albums of my work in a fundraising capacity via something like Indiegogo.
Part of me wants nothing to do with this idea. There are far more worthy causes out there worth your money than giving me money so that I can take photographs again. But, then, again, if I do not ask…
So.
If you wanted to donate money directly to me via, say, Paypal, my email address is jvstin [at] gmail.com. Thank you to those who already have given me a few shekels. I really appreciate it.
I am intending to do a bit of a fundraiser to sell prints and photo albums. I have thousands of pictures to select from already.
You may have seen my pictures on twitter. Or here on my blog. Or on Google Plus.
What do you like? What sorts of pictures (or if you have bookmarked a favorite, even better) would interest you in buying a print or a photo album of? Send me email at jvstin [at] gmail.com and let me know. I’d like to curate a selection to offer to people. (Or if you have a favorite, now, let me know and we’ll arrange something!)
Best Regards,
Paul Weimer

The Story of my camera–and you can help

Well, the news on my broken camera is bad.
Very bad.
I had thought it was a loose wire, or something that caused my camera several weeks ago to simply stop working. Sending it in for warranty, I received notice from Canon yesterday that the failure was non warrantable. According to them, the failure was due to “liquid damage to internal parts”.
Their estimate to repair the camera is practically the cost of just buying a new camera. $900.00
Unfortunately, I cannot afford to do either. I scrimped and saved for the last one, so I am looking at months and months
to do it again.
In talking with some fine folks, it has been suggested I put out a shingle and ask for donations, and perhaps sell prints and photo albums of my work in a fundraising capacity via something like Indiegogo.
Part of me wants nothing to do with this idea. There are far more worthy causes out there worth your money than giving me money so that I can take photographs again. But, then, again, if I do not ask…
So.
If you wanted to donate money directly to me via, say, Paypal, my email address is jvstin [at] gmail.com
But if I were to do a “sell prints and photo albums fundraiser”, that would require me to have a pool of images to choose from. I have thousands of pictures on Flickr, and many of you have seen what I share.
What do you like? What sorts of pictures (or if you have bookmarked a favorite, even better) would interest you in buying a print or a photo album of? Send me email at jvstin [at] gmail.com and let me know.
Best Regards,
Paul Weimer

Avengers and the Sorting Hat

Inspired by Rikibeth Stein
Avengers and the sorting hat.
Tony Stark: Ravenclaw. (“a box of scraps!”)
Captain America: Hufflepuff, I think.
Hulk:Ravenclaw, because that’s where Banner would have wound up
Thor: Gryffindor
Black Widow: Slytherin
Hawkeye: Probably another Hufflepuff
Nick Fury feels like a bit of a Slytherin to me. Manipulative Bastard
Loki is a Slytherin, *of course*.
What do *you* think?