You know what? Yesterday I said that my technology issues weren’t because of anything I did or didn’t do. I said that because I had been attending an online photo class with my group and our leader said that some of us are using computers that just don’t have enough power to work well in Lightroom. It wan’t the first time he talked about us beginners and our approach to photography, and I always feel like he’s been looking over my shoulder because he has a knack for bringing up something that’s had me tearing my hair out.
But in this case at least the issue was me being a bonehead. I bought my desktop computer because of the storage issues I was having with my laptop. I needed to preserve my laptop so that I would have it to use while I traveled. And I did buy an external hard drove for the computer, but it was a challenge to figure out how to get the photos to be stored on the external drive. So in the meantime I proceeded to go out and take pictures and let them live on my brand new computer hard drive, and I didn’t give it a second thought because 1T of storage would never get used up. Right? Wrong.
All of which explains why I’m sitting here going through the thousands of pictures that are taking up space on my hard drive, and deleting them. One by one. And coming across a few I liked here and there, but hundreds of them are just junk that I won’t ever miss and didn’t know they were there in the first place. Hundreds of pictures of dolphin fins, taken just in case you could catch a fabulous picture of one leaping out of the water. Which, of course, never happened. Delete, delete, delete…
These are from the Dunedin marina, and the feature photo is a hawk who happened to pose for me in my former backyard on a day with perfect light.