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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Well... There's not much you can do.

Its a travesty when someone who is glued to their camera and has a backlog of photos sitting on their memory card loses the darned thing, but you know what?  You can't let it get you down.  You've gotta get up, grab your camera, your empty smaller flash drive, and hit the back roads in search of more photos.  I can't replace the photos I've lost, but I can take some new ones!

Part of the reason I haven't gone out and taken photos is because I am so clueless on the back roads.  Basically I don't know where roads go, where the views are, and there is a good chance if I venture down many of the beautiful looking dirt roads I'll end up in the middle of someone's posted property.  

The people in the Upper Valley are not as friendly about posted property as they are up in the Northeast Kingdom.  Up north posted property is more of a suggestion and really doesn't apply to photographers.  Down here, though, posted property means NO ONE except the owners, even on the edge their land along the side of the road.  They are awful serious about it.  It intimidates me, because I don't want to offend anyone... just snap some photos and be on my merry way!

Also, where we live we face east and have a massive hill directly behind our house that blocks all view of the west and indications of a beautiful sunset, my favorite time to be out photographing.  Half the time the sun sets and I don't even notice.  Then, before I know it, its dark and another day has passed without me taking a single photograph.  

So, yesterday I made the point of getting out and driving around for the heck of it...  I have to start somewhere.  I have to get to know the lay of the land, what roads face west or east, and where the best 'unposted' sights are.  There is no better way to learn than just meandering. 


MarieElizabeth said...

I do like wandering around, I find the darndest things. Also, as soon as you stop looking for that memory card, it will appear in some place surprising.

Regan said...

Yep, you'll stumble across that memory card when you least expect it! And be thrilled and amazed that you never thought to look there in the first place! Been there, done that many times!

kittyhere said...

I suggest you venture up to the Thetford area & perhaps over to South Strafford & Strafford. Or from Thetford & Post Mills into West Fairlee, Vershire, & Chelsea. If you don't have GPS or a good road map then the Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer, 12th Edition (available on Amazon)would be worth the investment.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Thanks Kitty Here! I am familiar with those areas and have definitely ventured through them before. Parts of them anyway. I definitely plan on going back. I barely know the main roads, let along back roads through those towns!

24atheart said...

Oh Jen! So sorry to hear about the lost card. I'm praying it shows up when you least expect it. I know what it's like to lose pics. Can't cry over spilt milk and your attitude is great. But I'm praying it shows up. Please let me know when it does!

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