Fun With Lightroom

We’re still resting up in Blenheim after a hard week resting up down the Sounds. 🙂 We’ve managed a walk in the Wither Hills. [By the way 2Degrees, that’s the correct spelling of Wither Hills – not Whither as your new tower is mis-naming itself all over town.] We partook of the Garden Fete on Sunday in Seymour Square in Blenheim. And we’ve generally mooched around. I’ve been getting back into learning Lightroom – all the better to sort and play with my photos.

I’ve been figuring out how to tag each photo with its GPS co-ordinates. This is a lot of fun. And it makes up for not having a camera that does it automatically. I’d started thinking that having a camera do the GPS stuff would be the only way to go. But now that I’ve realised I can do it manually later – mostly. Sometimes it’s a bit hard deciding exactly where a photo was taken. But 98% of it is easy. And it’s quick and simple to do. I’ve not yet found anything in particular to do with those GPS co-ordinates but I suspect that the value will become more obvious somewhere down the track.

So far I’ve GPSed the last few hundred photos I’ve taken. Now I’ve just got the back-catalogue of 56,000 more to go! I keep wondering if I should stop taking more until I’ve got the existing ones under control. But then I think it is one of the more compact collections/compulsions. What else could you hoard 56,000 of in something the size of your hand? Long-live the portable hard drive!

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2 Responses to Fun With Lightroom

  1. Murray Kennedy says:

    I just had a fairly new 1Tb fail in that two different computers won’t recognize it exists. I hope you have a backup of all those photos.
    Cheers Murray.

    • Ross says:

      Jeez Murray, you’ll keep me awake at night 🙂 I don’t back up as often as I should. But I did a full backup a couple of weeks ago to another external drive. And I’ve got another one here at the motels that I must dig out and set going one night soon. My theory is that things either fail fairly early or fairly late. And my hope is that even if one does fail, I’ll have most or all of it backed up. My Lightroom book recommends having a second external drive for an imediate backup when copying photos off a camera. Maybe I should ask Santa for a 4th external drive?

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