I am currently sitting in the spare room on my new computer. The rest of the household are still asleep and this is has given me the opportunity to write this my first blog in over 6 months!!
So the new computer ... I'm in the middle of setting her up and boy does its takes an age. Getting the software on actually hasn't been that bad having two Adobe licenses has helped me transfer my Lightroom catalogue (yes Adobe that's how you spell CATALOGUE!) and all the other software has been installed relatively easily. I don’t really like Windows 8 but its not as bad as Vista nothing could be that bad!
Priory SwanOne of the first pictures I took on my D3100 The difficult part has been transferring all my images over. My poor old laptop had run out of space a long long time ago so I had some on the WiFi network drive and some on an external USB drive and most of 2014’s on the laptop. So getting all these images over on to my new desktop with its 2tb hard drive was the plan. This has taken some time probably because I didn’t start the process as well as I could have but I have never done this before so it was a learning process. Anyway the process is almost complete the last files are being copied over as I type J
However there is a good side effect to all this and that is as the images are being moved over I have been able to go back to the beginning of this photography journey. If you don’t know this all started for me in March 2011 when my parents and Sonja helped me purchase a DSLR camera.
Jo Louise one from my last pictures
I had always been interested in photography as a youngster but the cost of films, processing and camera equipment put me off from being serious about it. Anyway looking back at the however many thousands of pictures I have taken (Lightroom says over 35000 but I have taken many more than that they are just the ones I have saved!) I have begun to realise what a journey I have been on in the past three and a half years.
I have gone from a complete novice not knowing what shooting in RAW meant what PASM stood for on the top of the camera to shooting my first wedding this year. It's been an incredible journey, I have met and become friends with some fantastic people, I've seen once in a lifetime events like the two flying Lancaster bombers this year and have them recorded, would I have seen that if I didn't like to photograph air shows? who knows but I am thankful that photography has given me this memory and for this journey I am on.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Sonja, Mum and Dad in helping me start this journey. Without you I would not be here writing about something that I have become very passionate about. I love photography it’s given me a lease of life away from my day to day work, something I can just do without the stresses and strains of work.
I will sign off now as I hear some movement I suspect they would like a cup of tea made for them, actually I want a brew so ttfn