My old and worn pc finally died. I now have to work out how to get 3 years worth of photography off a dead machine and onto this new one.
A certain, clean slate loving part of me thinks it might be an idea to start afresh. My recently acquired new 7d, a new pc and an updated (and new) version of photoshop. Out with the old, in with the new.
But the more level-headed person is screaming “WTF! I cannot lose those pics, too many shots of nieces and nephews, sunsets and puppies.
So the above picture represents (possibly) the last photo of the last three years. It isn’t even the version of the picture I intended to upload. The color original was much nicer, but in my haste to upload a few shots from my travel to the local vineyard (in the UK…an actual Vineyard! it is amazing to me) I uploaded the wrong version.
And then the pc died.
So perhaps fittingly we have a melancholic B&W picture of a Barn Owl. Which is probably as good a picture to end an era with as any other.
And no, I had not backed anything up. I always meant to, obviously.
Only a complete moron would trust to a pc he knew was already ailing to not self destruct, before saving treasured images.
Typing this I have just remembered that the last thing I did on that old machine was a “barely there” version of this Barn Owl in profile that I was very happy with.