Every digital photographer who isn't a fate-tempting fool
knows that you have to back-up your image files to a safe
storage medium. Otherwise, when your computer crashes, explodes,
get's stolen or in some way ceases to serve you, all those photos
you took will be lost forever.
I burn mine to CDs every two weeks, because that's about how long
it takes me to fill one up. After a few months I have to delete
a bunch from my harddrive to make room for more, since my old
computer's two drives only add up to 9 gigabytes.
But that means that in order to search my archives I have to go
through a stack of CDs, and that's a pain. So I recently bought
(using a stack of BestBuy giftcards I got for Christmas--thanks
everyone!) a Maxtor external USB harddrive with 93 gigs of storage.
In the process of loading image files from the CDs onto the new
drive, I came across some overlooked photos that I thought I would
These were taken on April 26, 2005 from the 5th floor of a downtown
parking garage--a useful tip for my fellow photographers--because I
was able to shoot from all four sides and access only cost $1 an hour.
So give 'em a click and check 'em out.