Beach Black and White Canon 20D Cork Garrettstown Ireland Look up Photography Photos Sigma 10-20

so many people pass me by

So many people pass me by

Footsteps in the sand speak of many people passing this way.
Shot at Garrettstown Beach in October 2006. A very different shot to my previous Footprints in the sand.

Remember a few weeks ago I explained how I backed up my photos? Good thing I have backups as my first external drive has possibly died. It wouldn’t mount at first, and the drive kept making “spinning up” sounds but it has finally been recognised by Linux. Unfortunately attempts to get even a directory listing result in input/output errors. I’m doing an fsck of it but I’ll probably be buying another drive tomorrow!

Everything is backed up. There’s 411GB, or 8 years of photos on there, and lots of family videos I’d hate to lose. Thankfully they’re safe.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “so many people pass me by”

This is a totally nice photograph, I really like it. Somehow it remembers me to my last holidays.

And that’s really good that all your photos are now backed up. Would be a mess if you lose all your photos.

A tiny nit-pick – having the left hill’s horizon cropped by the edge of the frame throws it off a bit. Just a slightly looser cropping (or tighter to chop off the horizon on both sides would make it a better photo to my eye. (And yes, I do this a lot myself, so I might be a little over-sensitive to it, but I spent a 4-day workshop in October with the most consistent feedback being “don’t crop so tightly.”)

I like beach. I choose this picture because I think it can describe us about the people’s journey in their lives. There are small, big, clear and unclear footsteps.

Your problem with your photo backup was part of your whole journey in your life. You have already solved your problem and continue your journey. You will keep on walking with your footsteps.

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