16 May 12. After one full day of packing, I'm ready for a trip to somewhere enchanted; somewhere perhaps where the hills are made of gold and the water silver. 19 book size boxes and 10 medium sized boxes and I finished just one room. Now that room happens to be the room where I kept all my photo related stuff: books, cameras, hardware, and 33mm slides. In fact, 57 three ring binders of slides; I won't admit to how many individual slides that amounts too, but it is more than a few. Ahhh, I hear you say, "aren't you glad you switched to digital!" Well, let's think about that. In the good ol' film days, recall that the ol" days were always the good ones, for the most part you didn't make back ups (dupes) of your material, you just kept them in some archival kind of container that was designed to not damage the original slides. Then there was the slide projector, screen, and a few slide trays, perhaps even a dissolve unit if, like me, you put on slide shows. Not all that much stuff in reality. Now that we've gone digital, we have the computer, likely a laptop (portable) with its associated hard drives (internal AND external), desktop with its associated hard drives (internal and MANY LARGE external for back up), optical disc drives so we can write the files onto something "theoretically" archival (also requiring you to keep the optical drives used to make the back up discs), card readers to get the files from the camera to the computer, software to support the hardware (which hopefully won't fail to read the older stuff in the future), screens that we must calibrate requiring expensive equipment to do so, interface hardware to work with the computer (mice, pens ,tablets, touch screens, etc), and how could we be without the internet to share our work. And more and more and. . . . . . Hmmmmmmm, perhaps that older analog approach wasn't so bad after all. Plus one couldn't cheat, oops, I mean "adjust" the shot after the fact. What you shot was what you got - WYSWWYG. But adjusting the image is such fun, especially if you need to just get away from it all now and then. And this one is highly "adjusted", but then, I said to begin with that I needed to get away to somewhere enchanted. ISO 250; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.