Thursday, February 07, 2013
What The Sunrise Brings
SUNRISE FROM HOME
"Nothing is lost when all memories are kept in the heart."- This is what I told myself about 3 weeks ago in realizing that I deleted a set of pictures that I took during my Philippines vacation. I really thought those pictures were gone. I spent a lot of times learning how to retrieve files that were deleted from the recycle bin. I tried several rescue procedure, but nothing that I wanted to recover were found. Thankfully, the sunrise last weekend brought me a very pleasant surprise.
Sunrise from Home
When I looked at our window, I saw the intense color of the sky. Usually, I would just look at the colors, but not take picture since it's not always easy getting out of bed taking the camera out. However, at that day, I was moved to leave the bed for pictures. When I started shooting, my camera told me "memory full". I was about to delete all pictures in the compact flash card when I saw the very last picture in the memory card which was displayed first.
The Last Picture in My Compact Flash Card
The charcoal sketch above was one of my sketches back when I was younger. I took pictures of some of them during my home visit in the Philippines. While reviewing my pictures, I was saying to myself, " How come I did not see these pictures?"
One of The Pictures in my CF Card
( L-me, R- my friend when we went ziplining at La Vista Highlands Mountain Resort)
As I was seeing more ziplining pictures, it dawned on me that the pictures that I thought were lost were actually still in my camera's compact flash card! How I jumped for joy on realizing that nothing is really lost after all. Why I deleted the pictures in my computer then, was because I cleared my "philippines vacation" album of JPEG files thinking I have them all in RAW files. After copying all the RAW files to my portable hard drive, I deleted all JPEG pictures in my laptop. At that time, it did not dawn on me that the last set of pictures I took were not in RAW but JPEG because my CF was running out of space. After deleting all JPEGS, I emptied my Recycle Bin. When a friend reminded me of the pictures, I realized I deleted accidentally those pictures that were not taken in RAW. I spent so much time researching how to recover files that were emptied from Recycle Bin. Had I checked my camera first, I would not have spent so much time figuring out how to recover files which I thought were already lost. So thankful for the sunrise last weekend for bringing me happy memories back. :) Here are some more of the pictures that I thought I lost but now are found. :)
Another One of My Sketches ( sketching was one of my hobbies back then )
The View from our Bedroom's Balcony at La Vista Highlands Mountain Resort, San Carlos, Negros Occidental
View of La Vista from our Balcony
Me and My Friend Ziplining, It Felt so great to be high on airAnyway, I really thank the sunrise last weekend for bringing me back these happy memories. :) More of my Philippines trip in later posts.