Not that I have had a purge today - no, my post is more about my attempts to curb this habit, which has infiltrated my digital storage! I thought I'd start with photos.
My photos take up a lot of file space on my machine, particularly as I shoot in RAW. Whilst I rarely download all that I take, I always end up with more on my machine than I need or like.
I have not been retrospective today, and definitely need to spend a good whack of time going through photos from the past 2 years and having a cull.
BUT so things don't get worse, I have made some new rules for myself today:
- Download only as many photos as you have time to 'fiddle' with in that session
- Shunt any that you really don't like to trash IMMEDIATELY
and the most important - and seemingly obvious -
- Don't keep anything that is not in focus. Must. Be. Sharp.
Now you might say that today's pic is a little blurred in places, and you would be right. However I quite like the movement shown by the less-than-sharp wings and feet. BUT the head and neck are uber sharp, so I have not broken my newly established, self imposed rule...
Taken back at the Wattle Downs ponds this morning when I found myself up nice and early, so went off 'swanning around' again...