To Ralph Javins: An Open Letter on Camera 8.1 (Nikon)
We all hope you are doing well.
I write this this letter to you with hope of appealing to your understanding, as a fellow photographer, that this traveling camera project we are almost at the end of means a great deal to us.
Please rest assured that we are not angry or upset about the delay. It has been less than a year since the camera now in your possession was first mailed out, so the timing is still within the reasonable expectations we started out with. But we are so tantalizingly close to completing this round, that our eagerness to get the camera back from you is growing daily.
When Lisa bowed out, the group graciously allowed you, at your request, to join the list in her place when we could have just finished the round early. We were thrilled to have you as a new member of this group. All seemingly went well with the hand off of the camera to you and the initial enthusiasm and communication you showed. We would love to just get back to that point, and hear from you about your progress with the camera.
Again, that you've had the camera for several months now is not a problem if you can just tell us how we can get the camera back from you. If you've already taken your shot(s), we will be pleased to arrange the return handoff. I know a couple of fellow APUG members have reached out to you in an effort to pick up the camera at a mutually convenient location. If this is feasible, then there seems to us to be no reason why this can't take place within the next few weeks at the most. If you are unable to do this, please send me a PM, and we can discuss it offline. I will be pleased to make other arrangements, either locally, or through the mail. Just say the word.
If you've been following along with the various "one camera" threads, I'm sure you can tell the enthusiasm and work that goes into executing a project like this. Now almost one year in the making, we are extremely eager to see the results of our work and waiting. That you are the last one on the list has only heightened our enthusiasm.
We hope you are doing well, and we hope to hear from you soon.
(on behalf of all your friends at this corner of APUG)