Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I did a very foolish update

Well it's certainly been a while since I've posted hasn't it! But that's not the foolish thing I did. In fact, taking a break was probably a very wise idea.
Alas, the same can't be said for my failure to save 99% of the photos I took on the weekend when the kids and I drove to Newcastle to surprise my dad for fathers' day.

 If you haven't caught up with the news (and let's face it why would you when I've been so slack, idle and absent) I've taken up photography. I'm doing a course at the Canberra Institute of Technology and I'm loving it.
But I probably should have paid more attention last week when part of the lesson was about file management. Hmmm...some lessons we have to learn the hard way I guess.
Still, I managed to play around with a few pics before I formatted the memory card (which if you don't know wipes all the images ready for the new batch). I actually did that deliberately, and didn't I think I was clever! Unfortunately I thought that the special file I'd created for my Newcastle portfolio was saved on the hard drive. Instead, it was on the memory card!! Which of course is now blank. I'm blaming the new Mac. I couldn't possibly be that silly : )
What's that you say? You need rain to make rainbows. Hmmph.
Update: I went to my photography class tonight and thankfully there are people there who know so much more than me. I downloaded some software and I've got my pictures back. Thank goodness...there were quite a lot of mum, dad and the kids. We don't get together very often so it was wonderful to be able to recover them. I love the Mac again :)
image 1 and 3: kerry martin; image 2: ben martin


  1. Hello Kerry:
    How splendid to have you back and even more thrilling to read that you have enrolled on a photography course which you are clearly enjoying even if, for the moment, file management is not your strong point!!

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  2. Hi Kerry,
    How lovely to see you back .... I've missed you and your lovely posts. Well, I have a shiny new MacBook Pro and am still getting to grips with it !! It's certainly a lot different to my old laptop. I love the photo of you and your family all together. They are precious times, aren't they ? ..... and the first one of your gorgeous children.
    Nice to see that your enjoying your photography course too. I really enjoy photography but have never been taught how to do it properly and, even though I just point and shoot, I still seem to get some good shots....fluke probably !!
    Hope that you are now back on a regular basis but, then again, who am I to talk ......... I'm lucky if I manage a post once a month !! Take care Kerry and much love. XXXX

  3. Oh Kerry, that's terrible! Blame it on the Mac, I knew they were trouble :)
    I have been meaning to email you to ask about your course and how it's going. I still will! I have missed you hear but am so glad to see you over at IG

  4. Those lost photos will be lurking inside your machine somewhere - it is almost impossible to wipe your hard-drive that clean (as Gary Glitter discovered to his cost) without professional help. Take it to one of those professionals for data retrieval, and I am sure you can get them back if you really want them.

  5. Lovely to see you back. Look forward to reading more of your lovely posts.

  6. Looks like you have one lovely shot of all three generations together - thank goodness!
    I don't even know what you're talking about when you mention files and memory bits. Part of the general failure to blog I think!!! Nice to see you back here. Shall we just head straight back to IG now?

  7. Lovely to see you back here!! What a pain about losing your photos but how great you managed to save some. You'll have to share more about your photography course with us... x

  8. My day is now complete!!! Hasn't really been the same without you though I continue to be enormously impressed with your photography skills!!! Looking forward to catching up with you soon. xx

  9. It was lovely to hear from you Kerry, so glad that you had a lovely weekend and how fantastic that you were able to get your photos back. xx

  10. Lovely to see you back!
    I look forward to seeing more of your lovely photos :)

  11. Great to see you back with a blog post :)Glad you got your photos back!
    Are you still reading as much? I miss your month by month book reviews xo

  12. So glad to hear you got your photo files back. It would have been such a shame to loose but you would have still had the memories. Look forward to seeing some of the 'lost files' on IG :)

  13. you - silly? noooooooooooooooo. glad you got your photos back though darl and that you're loving the course! if i had a special camera, i'd be booking myself a session with this guy when he comes to perth, , but sadly i have a real no brainer of a camera.

    so cool to see a post pop up : )


  14. Yay. So great to hear from you again Kerry. I guess your part of the DSLR-brigade by the quality of your pics? I'm in the market for a new camera but can't quite justify graduating from my (lost) point and shoot. I want fabulous quality with no effort! Can't fathom ISOs. Off to Ted's (again) tomorrow. I bow to you!

  15. Nice to hear from you again ! I hope that everything is fine with you.


  16. Congrats on taking up photography, and so sorry you had to go through the frustration of losing some pictures. My daughter is a photographer as well, and when we went down to Argentina a few years ago she clicked the wrong button on her new camera and she lots ALL the pics from the trip. The sad thing was, they were pictures of moments with my parents, whom she didn't happen to see again. So sad. Again, congrats on taking that course and I'm sure you'll do fabulous!

  17. Oh Kerry. Thank goodness for that. You poor chook. How wonderful to spend time with your precious family. I'm thrilled to hear you're enjoying your course and happy to see you back here again. J x

  18. Look at your gorgeous children, all grown up. What a lovely surprise for your father.
    CIT offers the best courses, i might do one one day . . . Uni was so serious (science) once i build a homestead i'll be all over interesting courses, love Posie

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