Wednesday, February 17, 2010

... Exhale...

I wonder if you know what horrific waste is like.

I do. It's a sickening, heartbreaking, miserable feeling that makes you want to scoop your eye balls out with a melon baller designed for Lilliputians. Why the hyperbole and drama? Well, I realised on the way back to Bombay last night that the the camera I'd borrowed from A was set to take pictures that could be "used for e-mail attachments". E-mail fricking attachments, would you believe it!

This might not be a big deal you might say but as a photographer, this is the most tremendous waste of close to 3 weeks of photographs. I loaned George to the elder sibling's art partner a while ago and have been using A's wonderful Sony DSC-H7. I didn't bother to check the settings because it was a damn fine photographer's camera and was, presumably, set up properly. *Sigh* More the fool I.

I've now got over a 1000 pictures that are bloody low-res and hence are pictures that I cannot zoom into and play with. These are pictures I took of the TOI Crest William Dalrymple event at Bandra Fort, the ex-reviewer and other performances at Kala Ghoda, the World Book Fair in Delhi, and my Ahmedabad trip (making up 600 of the 1000 photos).

Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. No use crying over what's done but I cannot stop feeling bloody upset. I suppose when I get down to working with these pictures properly, I'll know the full extent of the damage. Until then, let me leave with this photo from the wedding in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad Feb 2010

I shall now go and salvage.

11 comments:

Arjun said...

that hurts bad!!!
i fully empathize with you...

IdeaSmith said...

Uh, for what it's worth, I loved this pic. Hugs, sweetie. Assumption truly is the mommy of those nasty critters.

Space Bar said...

how awful. but didn't you even slightly suspect when your display showed you how many photos were left on the memory card? the higher the res, the fewer, obviously.

and if you shot over a 1000 without even once changing/deleting, obviously it was set on a lower res, no?

Payal said...

Ouch! I would not want to go through that. The only silver lining here is that the next 1000 pics won't suffer the same fate. The wedding would make for some lovely pics... Enjoy!!

MotoRama said...

Beautiful picture..unless u were planning larger prints for some professional magazine..the quality of the pic you posted looks pretty good.:)

Bloody Mary said...

Beautiful picture !

gwl said...

bad.............
giftwithlove.com

sumon said...

Nice picture.

Guia en estambul said...

the best solution to buy a good qualty replica mobile phones En iyi marka ve modellerde replika telefon en iyi replika telefon her yerden alınmaz.
seçiminizi replika telefonlardikkatli
verebiliriz replika samsung s4
işte hepsi bukada.replika samsung s5
replika saat
guia de estambul
estambul tours

guia privado said...

Los mejores celulares replikas! En iyi marka ve modellerde replika telefon en iyi replika telefon her yerden alınmaz.
seçiminizi replika telefonlardikkatli
verebiliriz replika samsung s4
işte hepsi bukada.replika samsung s5
replika saat
guia de estambul
estambul tours

replika telefon

guia privado said...

Los mejores celulares replikas! En iyi marka ve modellerde replika telefon en iyi replika telefon her yerden alınmaz.
seçiminizi replika telefonlardikkatli
verebiliriz replika samsung s4
işte hepsi bukada.replika samsung s5
replika saat
guia de estambul
estambul tours

replika telefon