Friday, June 5, 2009
At least it is to me... Finished up with the archiving for a moment and got back to a little project I am working on using both still images and film. Ran across this one during the selection process and decided to share it. This was taken back in April of 2008. The pups had only been with us for a few weeks at this point. We took them for a evening stroll at the local park during the first really mild weather of the Spring. It was a case of a decent capture in camera; and some better post work to get the final image. Shooting into the sun, or trying to balance a dark foreground with a bright background can sometimes be a challenge. I was pleased with the results here; as I feel like I really froze a moment that our family will be looking back on fondly in the future.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
It is about that time again; usually at the start of each quarter, when I need to make room on my "C" drive. I go through all of my images taken in the previous months and cull out the obvious trash, and then burn the rest to DVD. I make 2 disks; one a "working" copy that is kept at my desk, and a "safe" copy that is (you guessed it) stored in a fire proof safe.
I also use a few external HDs for storage; but due to the file sizes of the original images, having them on an internal drive is just faster for loading etc. My 2nd internal HD is rapidly filling up with captured video. The video is from the last 6 years of family doings. I want to get it saved to disk first; then make a movie using both clips and images. I do not have any end date in mind for this and will not be stressing over it...
If you don't back up your images; start. If you make a single backup, make another one...
The toughest part isn't the first cut of images (they are usually no brainers). It's the second and third cuts that give you some pause. I have been told though that it gets easier the more times you do it; kinda' like cleaning out a closet.
The image above is from October of 2008, taken at sunrise on the beach in Avalon, NJ. Just wanted to share one as I am going through some older ones
Monday, June 1, 2009
"Orchids On White"
Taking the plunge and trying my hand at blogging... maybe a better way to connect to photography fans? I'll start off with an image taken yesterday. This is an Orchid that I picked up while shopping for veggies. I set it on / in my impromptu studio; the big window sill in the dining room, in front of the sheers...
Comments appreciated - Ed
"Orchids On White"