Hilton Head day 5 | Wednesday early morning / by Carey

Didn't quite make it out for sunrise any time during our trip... I wanted to, but sleep won out.  The Little Lady wasn't interested, but we took Little Buddy out to look for creatures and shells.   LB is majorly fascinated with animals lately and we had no shortage this trip of finding awesome things to observe.  This is probably my favorite time of day to shoot, with the beautiful reflections in the water and sand, and the light just keeps coming rather than disappearing at sunset.

This was also the morning that I became a victim of multitasking.  After we came, I went to the computer to download the images off the card, so I'd have a fresh card for when we returned to the beach after breakfast.  I created a new folder for that day in Bridge and then went on about trying to get my swim suit on, the kids stuff laid out, etc etc etc... I ejected the card, stuck it back in the camera.  Menu.  Format.  Are you sure?  Oh yes.  Yes I am.  GO.

Uhhhhh... wait... did I actually download those images onto my COMPUTER?

I go to the folder I'd created.  Empty.

I was SOOOOO mad at myself that I'd done this!  NEver in all these years had I done this.  I always double check before I format that the images go to my computer.  So I google card recovery software and become the proud owner of a license.  It managed to recover all but six of these files.

Once I'm home... I'm going through the folders.... And on my Tuesday folder, all these Wednesday images were in there... and they were named correctly, rather than FILE001 like the recovery software did.

That's when I realized.  I hadn't goofed.  I'd just defaulted to the last folder used rather than the new one I'd created beforehand during the download.  $40 down the DRAIN.  Grumble.

Carey Pace 2011
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I shot these with my

D90

Sigma 30mm f1.4