News and Views from Dave Wilson

Talk at CapMac Photo SIG this Thursday

by on Feb.20, 2011, under Photography

I’ll be giving a talk on HDR photography this coming Thursday evening at the Austin CapMac Advanced Photography SIG meeting. Come along to the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection at 6:30pm and join the fun.

My plan was to revamp the talk and update it so that anyone who had previously heard it at Hill Country Photography Club or Austin Shutterbugs would find new material to listen to and new pictures to see but my laptop hard disk decided to die yesterday so I may be dragging pictures from Flickr and winging it if Dell doesn’t come through on their “next business day” service promise or I don’t manage to get my backup restored in time. My fingers are crossed!

As another upshot of this failure, the photoblog is going to be quiet for the next few days. The failure occurred as I was exporting a batch of images for the next week’s posts so, unfortunately, they will be delayed until I get everything back up and running too.

I can’t help noticing the irony of me having a catastrophic PC hardware failure (in a 1 year old drive – I’ve never had a hard disk fail in less than 5 years before) the very week I’m supposed to be speaking to a Mac user group. Oh well…

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Chris Pokorny

    I feel your pain. Just spent the better part of the past week discovering that either my operating system, photoshop, my working hard drives or a combo of all three were corrupt or degraded causing all sorts of weird errors and issues. A clean install of all software and running chkdsk on all my hard drives seems to have restored stability but it was a real pain… and I had 40 photos for a charity event to process… never happens at convenient times…

  • Dave Wilson

    This first hint that I had something going on was a strange slowing down of the system a couple of days before the final demise of the drive. I didn’t think to run chkdisk or diagnostics until I started seeing data corruption (Lightroom catalog problems) by which time it was too late. Thank goodness I got my backup plan in order last year! The restore took 3 hours after the drive was replaced yesterday and I’m back up and running.

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