From the Files
From the files…….and this must be at least eight years old because it is from the Minolta Dimage 7, my first digital camera. I could identify when it was taken but that would entail some time consuming searches through the iPhoto Library and in any case it doesn’t really matter when it was taken. It still has to be judged by the same criteria used for judging today’s photographs.That being so, I wish that I had cropped some of the sky…..
This is a small rocky inlet on the west side of Kirkcudbright (that’s Ker-coo-bree) Bay, close by Nunn Mill Bay. The angle of the low sun suggests that it’s around midwinter. I think that I put a texture filter on this, probably because the original picture was noisy.
From what I’ve said you might assume correctly that my picture files are not easily accessed for subject matter. Some master photographers tag all their images which is a good idea if you’re just setting out as a photographer though doing that now would take me the rest of my days. They are just stored by date in folders that carry a brief identification of location. The total of 11,500 images takes up 396 GB and there are about the same number again stored on DVD…..is that crazy, or what?
Even more absurd is that I very rarely delete any, so by the time I lose my wits there could be several terabytes of pictures for posterity….or more likely, the trash can. In the meantime, I suppose showing a few here is better than leaving them hiding away on a hard drive.