I know, you thought I was having technical difficulties again, didn't you.Well kind of.......
See this time it was my camera.
Formatting the card, [for the one person in the world who doesn't have a digital camera], is when you completely erase EVERY single cherished photo, in the cameras memory card. Sounds pretty straightforward. Erase it and move on, right.
I however have not done that for ......... oh about 2 years, or almost as long as I have had the camera. See there are some very very favorite pictures on it. And when I go back and individually delete the hundreds of photos that I took that week, [I am not joking, about it being hundreds, multiply that by 2 years, and you get the idea] I always have some more favorites that I want to leave on the camera.
There are some wonderful memories there. Of course they are all backed up on my computer, and then CD's, and THEN DVD's. And online storage. Then the best ones are on the screen saver of my computer. The list of favorites has been growing, and there is less and less room for new photos on the memory card.
This morning Bootsie was at my window patiently waiting for me to open the patio door, and when it took too long he started to frantically paw at the window in the cutest photo op ever.
But when I grabbed the camera to take the shot, the screen read, "memory card full".Then the other day, I was taking a walk and found the most perfect rose, tried to take a shot and the screen read "memory card full". One warm night, when the light was that perfect shade of light apricot that makes everything look so vibrant I was inspired to get up off of the couch and take some shots of my garden. The screen read " memory card full".
So that it! I broke down and formatted the card. All the favorites are gone, and hopefully be replaced by more summer memories.
How many pictures do you save on your camera? Are you a hoarder? Or are you a deleter? Or do you just throw the camera into the drawer and forget to take any pics. Maybe you are like me and have sooooo many photos that it's overwhelming. Let me know, what kind of photographer you are...
My computer is about to start hacking up a hairball if I put anymore photos on the hard drive, what system are you using? What do you suggest? External hard drive, bigger hard drive? I'm lost! Jen