The editing continues from last week’s wedding. Family session is wrapped up and now its time for some serious sleeve rolling up and focusing. I need to get the number down from 1111 ( I have a thing about 1111) to around 200-300. I started taking screen shots while I worked on them, a future post about workflow is in the making. I should write about backing up too as one of my friends recently lost ALL of her photos when their RAID system failed. (shudder) she shared this article which I will pass along here. A good reminder for all to back up your stuff. Hard drives, Drobos, Cloud storage is not infallible. I’ve been there and had to spend upwards of $800 to recover a years worth of photos and I only got 85%. It happens. I’m thinking that 2015 should be the year I have all my film digitized and copy my hard drive onto a bunch of disks. I just saw Seagate has external drives up to 5 TB for 143.00 – that is insane. I paid that price for 3TB a year ago so I will probably back everything up to disc and then replace with the 5 or higher, I heard there is an 8TB out there too.
Bottom line just back up. Don’t forget the photos on your phone too.
DEC 1 – let the chocolate advent calendar begin. It was almost a near disaster I dont know if you remember me tweeting this last month. I really thought I was screwed.
— Lindsey Garrett (@modchik) November 24, 2014
Luckily Sprouts had calendars although the batch we got obviously was delivered the week we were having the heat wave as every chocolate insise melted, pooled in a corner and resolidified into an unrecognizable blob.
She doesn’t seem to mind.
Here was my first post about these chocolate calendars four years ago.
Work is steady, always fun getting wrapped up and heading out in the rain. Did I mention my office sits directly above a coffee house?
I wrote about this a few year ago on Mortal Muses. And I still love this shot. Its mesmerizing to me.
Film version of our winter sunsets.
Rain makes me want to roast chickens and work from home.
Me working on a rainy day, with the fire and The Family Stone, that movie always makes me cry. If you have not seen it you are missing out! Really great one to watch during the holidays.
Made stock from roasted chickens. I’ll use this for soups or risotto later. I totally copied Shutterbean and colored masking tape. Also go read her Cookbook List for 2014 >> I want one of everything.
Made Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pot Roast in the slow cooker which was unbelievably lean and tender (Whole foods grass fed roast is THE BEST!) and Ree is right DON’T PEEL THE CARROTS!
Saturday my sister and I stopped by a local craft fair that benefitted a friends husband who is recovering from TBI (traumatic brain injury) in a rehab facility after being hit while riding his scooter (the story is here >> SANSOXYGEN.) This was the show you saw me making some prints for back in Week 46. My sister said “I must have the glasses” and promptly bought the painting and then headed next door to the Art Supply store and had it custom framed! I walked away with a painting of a Rolleiflex, not only is Allison (aka wunderali on IG) wonderful photographer but she is a gifted painter as well (she is the artist behind all of these below.)
Sunday we decided we should probably get on the lights. Problem is the bougainvillea is overgrown and you can’t really hang lights on woodsy thorny branches so up on the roof I go. I decided while I was up there that I would also clean out the gutters. Ick. I shoveled black goop out and fished out piles of composting leaves with my bare hands. I love walking around the roof with my birdseye view.
I woke up a little sore the next day but I’m glad I got out there and did something PHYSICAL for once, its been a long week of editing wedding photos. – next week we are supposed to get tons of rain, school holiday boutique, husbands office party and cookie decorating party at my sisters. Before you know it it’s going to be Christmas Eve and I still haven’t put away Halloween nor taken a holiday card photo. Blurgh.
Join me in the procrastination party here:
19 Family Photos Gone Wrong … Very Wrong (this is hysterical)
A good reminder about choices >> Choosing Us (Rebecca Woolf)
Up Next Week 50 which ends in 5… 4 … 3 … 2….