Mining the Archives …

For a long time I have been promising myself that I would get my photos into some sort of order.

So far I have found photos on four different computers, three generations of Mac and a PC. None of the external hard drives lying around would actually do business with all of them. I ended up clearing the oldest Mac with a USB stick, not the nice new one with heaps of storage but an old one that would cope with just 200 files at a time. I still have to find some more photos. One other Mac was stolen some years ago, that’s a collection of photos that I won’t be seeing again and but there is hope that some others are filed away on cd somewhere. Must sort them out while I still have a means of reading cd’s. Anyway most of the digital era is now assembled in one place … must back it up!

Because of some problems with my Olympus camera I’ve also had reason to sort through and put back into use some old camera gear. Reviewing my old photos and being forced to think about my photography has been a most instructive revision course. I got the brand new camera yesterday but before I start showing off what it can do lets see what went before.

Wildlife and landscapes it’s what I do …

Antarctica 2005
Antarctica 2005

 

Antarctic Petrel
Antarctic Petrel

 

Eureka Sound 2008
Eureka Sound 2008

 

Polar Bear
Polar Bear

 

Ellesmere Island 2008
Ellesmere Island 2008

 

Galapagos 2007
Galapagos 2007

 

Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird

 

New Zealand 2008
New Zealand 2008

 

New Zealand 2008
New Zealand 2008

Vale George …

Lonesome George, last of his subspecies of Galapagos Tortoise has died. He was found dead by his long time keeper on June 24th.

George was discovered on the Island of Pinta in 1972, and in his later years was cared for at the Charles Darwin Research Centre. He was about 100 years old. All attempts to preserve his genes by mating him with females of closely related subspecies failed.

The life and times of poor old George are well reported by the BBC.

The Sun (UK), possibly the best argument against freedom of the press I can think of, ran the headline – SHELL SHOCK – and tell us …

He was seen by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year – including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie only a few months ago.