Daily Image - Jul 2016 Archive - sonofjohan
20 Jul 16.	Last Thursday while cleaning up the email stored on this box winderz suddenly decided that one of my drives had a small glitch that it needed to fix and proceeded to run - un-commanded - the chkdsk utility. Should have known better than to let that happen. When it finished it said that it had found some cross linked files, had fixed everything, and all was well. Only it wasn't all well, the utility had wiped out the MBR and its backup, and the drive, the one holding all my mail, was toast!!!  Spent the last 6 days trying every trick I know plus those of a few others to no avail in recovering it. Not willing to spend between $500 & $5,000 for a professional data recovery, I've given up and have restored as much as possible form my backups. Only problem is that I did not realize that the backups didn't/don't backup the mail stored in sub folders, or, if it should, it didn't. So now I'm starting over basically from scratch. The address books are stored in 5 different places, so at least those are intact. For those of you who have indicated that certain images were worthy of being used for the annual calendar, please resend those mailings as I have none of them any longer. All this to say sorry for the lapse in the mailings. Believe me, I wish it wasn't the case.

The image for today is another from Valley Nursery of pottery they have stacked up in one section of the non-plant display area. These are apparently locally made although I don't know by whom. I like the glazing on them and find it fun to try and capture the subtleties of color of the glazes. This was a couplet of blue and green stripes, green atop of blue.The sun was shining on a part of one of the jar and looked a great deal as if it had been focused by a lens to affect just one small portion of the jar. I could have removed that by using a diffused flash light source but I didn't have a diffuser with me to use with the camera flash so I decided to just let it show to illustrate the effect of a point light source. Not a perfect example perhaps but I think it serves the purpose. This is the type of material that serves well for creating interesting creative images.

The base image was cropped for a tight composition and then I applied a small amount of burning to diminish the areas where the bright portions of the jar were virtually blown out.  Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f /10.

20 Jul 16. Last Thursday while cleaning up the email stored on this box winderz suddenly decided that one of my drives had a small glitch that it needed to fix and proceeded to run - un-commanded - the chkdsk utility. Should have known better than to let that happen. When it finished it said that it had found some cross linked files, had fixed everything, and all was well. Only it wasn't all well, the utility had wiped out the MBR and its backup, and the drive, the one holding all my mail, was toast!!! Spent the last 6 days trying every trick I know plus those of a few others to no avail in recovering it. Not willing to spend between $500 & $5,000 for a professional data recovery, I've given up and have restored as much as possible form my backups. Only problem is that I did not realize that the backups didn't/don't backup the mail stored in sub folders, or, if it should, it didn't. So now I'm starting over basically from scratch. The address books are stored in 5 different places, so at least those are intact. For those of you who have indicated that certain images were worthy of being used for the annual calendar, please resend those mailings as I have none of them any longer. All this to say sorry for the lapse in the mailings. Believe me, I wish it wasn't the case.

The image for today is another from Valley Nursery of pottery they have stacked up in one section of the non-plant display area. These are apparently locally made although I don't know by whom. I like the glazing on them and find it fun to try and capture the subtleties of color of the glazes. This was a couplet of blue and green stripes, green atop of blue.The sun was shining on a part of one of the jar and looked a great deal as if it had been focused by a lens to affect just one small portion of the jar. I could have removed that by using a diffused flash light source but I didn't have a diffuser with me to use with the camera flash so I decided to just let it show to illustrate the effect of a point light source. Not a perfect example perhaps but I think it serves the purpose. This is the type of material that serves well for creating interesting creative images.

The base image was cropped for a tight composition and then I applied a small amount of burning to diminish the areas where the bright portions of the jar were virtually blown out. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f /10.

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