it died. the next day. the ac adapter, probably a short in the wire, fried my motherboard and hard drive.
Five guys review needed to be re edited. FJ didn't like my artistic license on that one. I'm not sure I did either. It will now need to be rephotographed, which means it will need to be re-eaten. oh darn.
Within an hour i headed to Best Buy in Duluth. Picked up a new laptop. Props to Eric the best buy phone guy. Really helpful.
My poor hard drive is being sent to a special recovery lab since it won't spin. Which means they take it apart and try to find the pieces which I need, say like............. the photo and video files.
This is not the first time I've been handed this lesson on a plate. Make hard copies of your photos. I think that's all I need to say about that. Fortunately I had moved the bulk of them over to an external drive. Fortunately I only lost a couple of months worth, and it wasn't much given the time of year. Fortunately I still had thousands on memory cards. Fortunately I was able to get a laptop. Fortunately I'll be able to keep this one, and give the replaced laptop to my father.
if he doesn't go pay a ridiculous price to get his fixed.
So really there was something very good that came out of this. There usually is something very good to come out of something not so great....
Photography for me, has always been about telling the story,
one I do without words. In any story there is a beginning a middle
and an end. There are those rare moments when you get all three
in one shot. And you know it when you shoot it.
You just do, you can feel it.
Then there are stories that demand more.
Pieces of the whole. It's a phrase I use often.
It's the only way I know how to define my work.
They say we are more than the sum of our parts,
philosophical speaking I suppose that's true.
But...when it comes to telling a story,
it has everything to do with the parts.
It doesn't matter if it's a wedding, or a lake shot, or a food image.
It's still all about the details, and the details are in the details.
All I want to do is tell the story.
say everything I cannot.
They not only tell the subjects story,
they also tell my own.
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