Yesterday, when I was about to choose picture for the weekly photo challenge, I had a hard time making up my mind. Kept looking at all my flower pictures … I’ve had my Flickr account since 2005, lots of flowers have accumulated there and in the beginning I didn’t realize the importance of tagging the pictures. Another thing I didn’t realize back then, was that I should have kept them in high resolution, but that’s another issue. I was totally new to cameras and photo …. I knew literally nothing. Now, if I want to find a photo in Flickr, I must try and remember at least which year, and hopefully also, month, in order to narrow it down a little.
Anyway, with regards to this flower challenge … I had another photo in the back of my head that I remembered well. I knew exactly when I’d shot it because we’d just bought a new camera and I was going wild with the zoom. Our first one did have some zoom, but only digital … when you did the zoom all the pictures got pixelated. Like I said, we didn’t know much when we bought it, but we got a very nice printer/scanner with it and I think that was the fact that settled the deal. That printer is still working well after all these years!
These are the four cameras of my life
…and no matter what I do in the gallery settings here, I can’t get them in the right order!
All this took me hours yesterday, and I came across a lot of flowers in the process … so many pictures I’d forgotten. When I see them I remember where I was and what things were like when I took them. Each time I go in like that, I make an effort and tag as many as possible but there’s several years worth of photos that are untagged and in no category either so it would be a humongous task to go through them all.
This is the flower picture I was looking for originally, before I got totally lost down memory lane.
What’s even worse is that this post took me close to an hour to finish. Here’s why: I uploaded all the images I was going to use for this post in one fell swoop … the four camera pictures and the flower picture. I wanted the cameras in a gallery and the flowers separate. No matter what I did in the settings, the flowers appeared in the gallery. Eventually, I had to go into the WP Support, learned that I had to find the image-ID of the picture I wanted to exclude and type that in in the shortcode of the whole thing. Phew! BUT … as usual, I learned something in the process.