Tragic Loss … Almost

A couple months ago I bought a new 27” iMac with 3 TB of memory. I had been storing all my photos in an external hard drive because my MacBook Pro memory was just about used up. I knew that I needed a back up and kept telling myself I could lose all my photos if the hard drive crashed.   But I kept putting it off, until I got the iMac with plenty of memory available for photos. The optional added memory led to a delay in actually picking up the iMac. But when I finally went into the Simply Mac store I brought my Mac laptop and the external hard drive for the manager to copy all the critical data to my new computer. Everything seemed to work out fine. When I got home I could easily get my photos from Lightroom. I cruised along for a couple weeks adding photos (although I must admit I didn’t take as many photos in the winter) enjoying seeing my photos on a big screen and then … Continue reading "Tragic Loss … Almost"

Tragic Loss … Almost

A couple months ago I bought a new 27” iMac with 3 TB of memory. I had been storing all my photos in an external hard drive because my MacBook Pro memory was just about used up. I knew that I needed a back up and kept telling myself I could lose all my photos if the hard drive crashed.   But I kept putting it off, until I got the iMac with plenty of memory available for photos. Continue reading “Tragic Loss … Almost”

Nikon D5 (and Nikon 200-500mm lens, etc.) on Sanibel Island

This is NOT a review! I picked up my D5 (Dual XQD version) and a new Nikon 200-500mm lens, drove home, then jumped on a plane headed for Sanibel Island, FL. I downloaded the D5 manual to my iPhone and was able to go through it some on the flight. The flight also gave me time to enter my copyright information and make all of my normal personal settings.

Passengers

Passengers: 1/125 second, F2.8, ISO 1100. Nikon D5 – Nikon 24-70mm lens. I snapped off a few test shots on my porch before heading to the airport, then took a few along the way. For this shot, I just held it up over my head and took few images. Continue reading “Nikon D5 (and Nikon 200-500mm lens, etc.) on Sanibel Island”

Involvement Powers Improvement

On the last post I introduced you to Ed Deci’s theory of Intrinsic Motivation. Sorry to be so academic but it seemed like a good way to share something about motivation that is very likely to impact most of us. I’ll try to lay-off the academic stuff in future posts, but let me use Deci’s theory to make one more observation about motivating what I am calling the Growth of Novice and Advancing Amateurs. Continue reading "Involvement Powers Improvement"

Involvement Powers Improvement

On the last post I introduced you to Ed Deci’s theory of Intrinsic Motivation. Sorry to be so academic but it seemed like a good way to share something about motivation that is very likely to impact most of us. I’ll try to lay-off the academic stuff in future posts, but let me use Deci’s theory to make one more observation about motivating what I am calling the Growth of Novice and Advancing Amateurs. Continue reading “Involvement Powers Improvement”