Thursday, September 02, 2010
This Day, Minus Three Years
Isn't it amazing how digital cameras allow us to document practically ever day of our lives? I take photos almost every day, and I'm starting to build up quite a collection- over 300 Gigabytes of still images. I'm using a service called Backblaze to backup my important files to "the cloud" so that if our house burns down, I won't loose them all. The problem with this process is that it is slower than molasses when you've got to send over 500 gigabytes across the internet. I've been uploading data to them for a month almost nonstop, and I've sent just over 130 GB. As long as I don't create data faster than I upload it, I figure that eventually, I'll have everything backed up on a remote server in San Francisco.
From time to time, I check what's been backed up, and all of my photos from 2007 have been uploaded. It's hard to believe I've gone from exclusively point and shoot photography to where I am today, but time does fly. Tonight I asked the question, just what was I doing on this day back in 2007? It wasn't hard to figure out. Megan and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary a day early by attending her friend's wedding at the Cincinnati Nature Center. As we left to head back to the hotel, I snapped this amazing shot of the beloved white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus.
I find it pretty amazing that I can go back and know what I was doing exactly three years ago today. And it's just only going to get worse since everybody is carrying a capable cell phone camera with them, we'll all be documenting every waking moment of our lives. Here is the image that I took on this day three years ago- What was the subject of your "three years ago" photograph?