Sunday, December 14, 2008
  I'm um, how you say, doomed?

Baby whose pics I took last week, originally uploaded by estacey.

Electronics hate me, and they just keep showing it.

I went to take this baby's pics last Thursday. I looked through the pics about a dozen times, as I often do, to decide which ones I want to process, etc. And admire the cute ones. :)

When I got home, I set up the tripod and turned all the house lights off and took a bunch of Christmas tree pics. Tree shots, ornament shots, etc. I showed those to Chris too.

At about 1 a.m. I decide I want to go upload them and turn the camera on and am flipping through the pics and get confused - so many of the pics are missing, it seems. I go up and down and, sure enough, there are hardly any pics. Hardly any pics for me means 61 pictures, of course, but that only covers the first 15 minutes or so that I was taking pics of the baby. And all the Christmas pics were gone.

I haven't even heard of anything like this happening - wtf? I don't think I can recover the pics, but I'm downloading some software to try. I wrote to the lady and told her what happened.. Thankfully I had SOMETHING to send her as she was hoping I would have a keeper for her birth announcement. Then next week I'll go back to do another shoot.

I am trying to look at the bright side here.

#1. I get to re-do the shoot, something that doesn't happen often. Of course, there were plenty of keepers on the first try, but I'll be a bit better prepared this time, and can do things I wish I had done last time like getting pics of the woman holding her baby by the window.

#2. Hopefully it will be a sunny day and we'll get GOOD window light, instead of the barely-there light we got the other day - a rainy, gloomy day.

#3. My equipment is testing me. If this would've been a PAID gig, it would be much worse than it is now. As it is now, I'm doing the folks a favor, so messing up on it isn't the end of the world. Now I know that I am not going to trust off-brand memory cards (this one is DanElec or something) and any time I'm taking very important pics, I am going to back them up as soon as I get to my car with my little external hard drive storage thing. That is not usually necessary.. In fact it's probably nearly unnecessary, but losing all the pics was a huge stomachache. Seriously. I didn't touch the pics for two days, nor the computer, because I was so heartsick and disgusted over it.

#4. Oh, as a bonus, the woman is going to have her friend come over with her two-week-old for the re-shoot. So I can do two babies! Maybe get them both in some shots. :)

But anyway, what a cute baby, right?

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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