When I got 100% of my data back from the simultaneous hard drive crashes, I resolved to spend at least 30 minutes each day going through my million-plus pictures and videos and actually cataloging them.
I’m probably about 5% through the task. Right now I’m simply deciding which to purge.
I’ve never discarded images before because, as my wise old grandmother used to say, “What comes out of the camera is just the basics to start with.”
(I never bugged her about ending her sentences with prepositions….”
If I have five pictures, though, all virtually identical, I’ll choose the best one and chunk the other four.
I’m also looking for pictures that I can use as comment pictures, mostly on Facebook.
Comment pictures are always much more fun that typing text.
Following is a picture I found a few minutes ago. The facial expression is great but the picture was on the cusp of being a throwaway, which is why I created the ellipse to put the Wolf’s Guenon in. Adjusted shadows, highlights, blacks, contrast, and sharpness, and got something worthwhile.
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