The delivery of a Western Digital My Book Studio 3TB External Hard Drive last week had me backing up and upgrading my Apple MacBook Pro laptop all weekend. After hours of moving files from an older 500GB external drive, backing up the laptop, setting up Apple’s Time Machine to do automatic backups, creating a new Vault for Aperture (a special backup for Apple’s Aperture 3 software) and off loading older photo files to the new drive freeing up more space on the MacBook Pro…whew…before I knew it the weekend was over and I had not gone out and done any photography. On the plus side, I got in some reading while I waited for the computer to finish each task.
Looking out the window yesterday at a brown muted landscape, I thought back to my trip to North Dakota two years ago when cold and snow covered every mile between Syracuse, New York and Medora, North Dakota. In reviewing my photos from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park while reorganizing my photo library, I came across a set of photos to create a panoramic I had forgot about. For those of us missing winter here’s a view of the Badlands from the park (Click photo for a larger image).
I will get back to shooting later this week. It took a long time but I feel much better about the security of my system and all the gigabytes of photographic images.
UPDATE: I woke up to six inches of snow this morning. I guess I should be careful what I wish for, eh? 🙂