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This is Hiking!
« on: April 25, 2016, 05:22:15 pm »

Today I'm very excited as I was able to recover over 6000 deleted photographs from Nepal & Iceland.

This photo is something special for me. I'll let it speak for itself. I'm just so happy to have it... it actually brings tears to my eyes.
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 05:44:15 pm »

Congratulations on the recovery. That must be a relief. Nice photos!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 05:47:52 pm »

Nice samples of what you have recovered. Any cautionary words on how you happened to accidentally delete 6000 shots? I have nightmares about doing that kind of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 05:59:12 pm »

Nice samples of what you have recovered. Any cautionary words on how you happened to accidentally delete 6000 shots? I have nightmares about doing that kind of thing.

I dropped a 3TB western digital 10 inches from on top of a suitcase to the ground while transferring data. I plugged it in a few times (HUGE MISTAKE) to see if it would read on a different computer since it sort of seemed to recognize the drive but was making whizzing noises. $2,700 was the quote I received to fix the drive, I reluctantly said ok since this was priceless data. No data, no charge. I was among the 5% chance that it would be unrecoverable. Apparently critical header data was damaged and no one can retrieve the data. 2.5 months in New Zealand lost, everything from Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, etc, lost. About half of Iceland is probably also lost. New Zealand loss is huge, some of the best photographs of my life out there, and I didn't like the place a ton... I had about (3) weeks when I was back where I had deleted the data off a back up laptop and didn't have storage space for the entire thing on my box, so I was delaying the backup process until I could completely transfer everything. Huge mistake... will never make a mistake like this again, that's for sure. Always have (2) copies, DO IT NOW, as in RIGHT NOW!
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 06:34:04 pm »

Son number two deleted my PhD work, all of it, just months before I was to submit. All gone, never to be recovered. I feel your pain.

Great photos though.

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 02:53:56 am »

Holy bananas Bill. You may have been upset.

Fortunately I did mine in the days of paper and it was basically 6 publications stapled together and being maths quite short.

A friend claimed his thesis was stolen from his car. Hmm, one up on the dog ate it miss. He was not happy in his work. I think he became a butcher.
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 04:00:13 am »

Majestic comes to mind. About loosing the data, yikes!

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 06:00:32 pm »

Always have (2) copies, DO IT NOW, as in RIGHT NOW!


I think I am covered, but I am going to check (when I have finished my coffee). $2700 seems a bit heroic for recovering data from a portable drive, based on my experience of damaged drives - but anyway, it didn't work. I assume you got other quotes.


May the memory of the fine images you lost inspire you to create even finer ones in future  :)
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 06:12:36 pm »

As someone with a background in IT I find these stories horrifying!
I just checked my automated backup and it all looks good. Whew.  ;D
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 04:54:52 am »

maddogmurph,

What is the cause of haze at the end of the valley?
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2016, 03:41:12 pm »

maddogmurph,

What is the cause of haze at the end of the valley?

I don't know. I shot all of Nepal in sRGB which basically makes me want to cry. I shipped a new camera out because I blew my back in Iceland... and forgot the native setting of the d810 is sRGB... WTF NIKON!? WHY?!! That's why I'm probably going to flip most of my Nepal shots to black and white... The color is just impossible to work with, it never seems to come out satisfying.
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 03:50:18 pm »

... I shot all of Nepal in sRGB..

You shoot jpegs???

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 06:41:49 pm »

You shoot jpegs???
Only on accident. No these were raw sRGB files... meh. Why that's even a possible setting on my camera is beyond me. I challenge you Nikon! Come up with just one scenario where a photographer shooting in RAW would only want sRGB raw files?!
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 07:08:37 pm »

Only on accident. No these were raw sRGB files... meh. Why that's even a possible setting on my camera is beyond me. I challenge you Nikon! Come up with just one scenario where a photographer shooting in RAW would only want sRGB raw files?!

Tell me you are not serious!? Pretty please!

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2016, 07:46:32 pm »

Uh-oh.  ;)
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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 10:53:31 pm »

Tell me you are not serious!? Pretty please!

It took me a moment to catch it  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 06:09:28 am »

And what is the joke?

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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2016, 07:10:15 am »

Are you absolutely sure that the RAW file is in sRGB.

I always thought that it was only the embedded jpg that has the sRGB color space!

Color Space, does it matter for raw files?

Have a Nice Day.

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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016, 07:53:29 am »

And what is the joke?

As a b&w photographer, Robert, no wonder you don't get it. Your RAWs come with a b&w space attached, with extra serving of black ;)

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Re: This is Hiking!
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2016, 09:30:39 am »

I used to confuse my color memory cards with my B&W ones, so now I label them.  ::)
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