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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2385 on: March 20, 2016, 02:58:08 PM »
Came home to Canada from Florida. Get to spend time with my Granddaughter which makes the return worthwhile, but getting used to cold, grey, colourless surroundings is a bit of a shock. Why am I bemused? The run up the highway was greeted with sunny, blue skies and reasonable temps right up to the border, then cross into Canada and wow. Now I know why Americans think we live in a perpetual Winter.  :'(

If I'm going to do any photography I'll need to think Black and White.  ::)
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2386 on: March 23, 2016, 05:30:07 PM »
Came home to Canada from Florida. Get to spend time with my Granddaughter which makes the return worthwhile, but getting used to cold, grey, colourless surroundings is a bit of a shock. Why am I bemused? The run up the highway was greeted with sunny, blue skies and reasonable temps right up to the border, then cross into Canada and wow. Now I know why Americans think we live in a perpetual Winter.  :'(

If I'm going to do any photography I'll need to think Black and White.  ::)

So its not just the UK that has grey sky's then?  >:(

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2387 on: March 25, 2016, 02:57:59 PM »
Came home to Canada from Florida. Get to spend time with my Granddaughter which makes the return worthwhile, but getting used to cold, grey, colourless surroundings is a bit of a shock. Why am I bemused? The run up the highway was greeted with sunny, blue skies and reasonable temps right up to the border, then cross into Canada and wow. Now I know why Americans think we live in a perpetual Winter.  :'(

If I'm going to do any photography I'll need to think Black and White.  ::)

So its not just the UK that has grey sky's then?  >:(

OB, the change of weather after crossing the border was dramatic. Been home a week now and while I am enjoying time with my Granddaughter, my mood has shifted horribly. S.A.D. is real IMHO and I've got it.  :'(
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2388 on: March 25, 2016, 04:18:20 PM »
The weather isn't much better here in south west France. It's been one of the coldest and wettest Marches that we've ever seen. When I was laying the terrace around the pool in mid March 2003 it was 28C in the shade and I was working under an awning to keep a little cooler. This year we still have the heating on and a fire in the hearth most evenings.

Meanwhile I just received one of the most obvious phishing emails I have ever seen, allegedly from Amazon, on an email address I don't have associated with an Amazon account. I replied asking for 3 bitcoins to cover my expenses.  :2funny:
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2389 on: March 27, 2016, 10:39:28 AM »
Just renewing daughter's passport. Only one of the four photo examples on the ukgov website shown as 'accepted' actually conform to the rules they quote directly above them. Governments eh?
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2390 on: March 29, 2016, 09:38:12 PM »
Last passport I did for me and the wife, I took the pictures, but got the pictures printed professionally - cos that is what the website says to do.

Mine was "Ok" but the wifes was awful, didn't fit the criteria , so I printed it at home, sent it off and had no issues at all.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2391 on: April 04, 2016, 10:54:15 AM »
A friend has given me 6 SD cards to try to recover the deleted pictures. They are the cards his daughter took on her 'trip of a lifetime' through several South American countries. Oh dear. She should perhaps have spent a few minutes learning how her Olympus tough camera worked. She had the image size set a lot of the time to what I suspect is the smallest one possible, 624x416, and has no concept of the idea that autofocus might have some lag - almost everything is out of focus. Add to that her complaint that the battery life was rubbish (she claimed she was pressing the shutter release more than 500 times a day, so it's not surprising that she quickly exhausted her batteries). Perhaps if she had bothered to read the camera manual she wouldn't have formatted all of the cards 'by mistake'. I can understand doing it to one card, but all of them? Sheesh.

So far I've managed to get about 1000 shots from two 32gb cards - but the cards were mostly empty. And all of the files have the date stamp superimposed on them.

Forgot to mention, 2 of the SD cards weren't cards at all, they are micro SD adapters. I wonder why there is nothing on those?
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2392 on: April 04, 2016, 01:48:09 PM »
A hard lesson! Let's hope someone else took some photos as well.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2393 on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:36 PM »
A friend bought a new smartphone, on line. It's given up the ghost within the first week, and guess what? He had to phone the company!
He's just left, after using my land line.
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« Reply #2394 on: April 04, 2016, 06:32:32 PM »
A friend has given me 6 SD cards to try to recover the deleted pictures. They are the cards his daughter took on her 'trip of a lifetime' through several South American countries. Oh dear. She should perhaps have spent a few minutes learning how her Olympus tough camera worked. She had the image size set a lot of the time to what I suspect is the smallest one possible, 624x416, and has no concept of the idea that autofocus might have some lag - almost everything is out of focus. Add to that her complaint that the battery life was rubbish (she claimed she was pressing the shutter release more than 500 times a day, so it's not surprising that she quickly exhausted her batteries). Perhaps if she had bothered to read the camera manual she wouldn't have formatted all of the cards 'by mistake'. I can understand doing it to one card, but all of them? Sheesh.

So far I've managed to get about 1000 shots from two 32gb cards - but the cards were mostly empty. And all of the files have the date stamp superimposed on them.

Forgot to mention, 2 of the SD cards weren't cards at all, they are micro SD adapters. I wonder why there is nothing on those?

Oh dear - I guess the age of "anyone can shoot digital" does bypass the odd one or two!

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2395 on: April 06, 2016, 02:13:46 PM »
A friend has given me 6 SD cards to try to recover the deleted pictures. They are the cards his daughter took on her 'trip of a lifetime' through several South American countries. Oh dear. She should perhaps have spent a few minutes learning how her Olympus tough camera worked. She had the image size set a lot of the time to what I suspect is the smallest one possible, 624x416, and has no concept of the idea that autofocus might have some lag - almost everything is out of focus. Add to that her complaint that the battery life was rubbish (she claimed she was pressing the shutter release more than 500 times a day, so it's not surprising that she quickly exhausted her batteries). Perhaps if she had bothered to read the camera manual she wouldn't have formatted all of the cards 'by mistake'. I can understand doing it to one card, but all of them? Sheesh.

So far I've managed to get about 1000 shots from two 32gb cards - but the cards were mostly empty. And all of the files have the date stamp superimposed on them.

Forgot to mention, 2 of the SD cards weren't cards at all, they are micro SD adapters. I wonder why there is nothing on those?
I think you need to get her camera and change a few settings then tell her to RTFM.  The fine manual will have the info she needs.  :)

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2396 on: April 06, 2016, 02:53:37 PM »
Finished the recovery process now. Got just under 6000 stills and about 100 video clips from the 'real' SD cards. The good news is that I got daddy to cough for the latest version of File Scavenger (I previously had 3.2, now I've got 5.2). I had to use pukka software because the free utilities just didn't find very much. Of the free ones Recuva was the best, but only found a small percentage of the files that File Scavenger did.

So all in all not too shabby.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2397 on: April 06, 2016, 04:03:37 PM »
Finished the recovery process now. Got just under 6000 stills and about 100 video clips from the 'real' SD cards. The good news is that I got daddy to cough for the latest version of File Scavenger (I previously had 3.2, now I've got 5.2). I had to use pukka software because the free utilities just didn't find very much. Of the free ones Recuva was the best, but only found a small percentage of the files that File Scavenger did.

So all in all not too shabby.

You`ve done well - would have cost them a lot to go somewhere to get them recovered. Hope the shots are worth the trouble!

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2398 on: April 07, 2016, 07:47:36 AM »
Yes, I reckon I was a bargain.

It really is quite eye opening how much more effective File Scavenger is than the free utilities. On one card, for example, Pandora found 2 jpgs, and Recuva found 3. File Scavenger found 1251 jpgs and .mov clips.

I also ran Ease US's offering in trial mode. That was within a gnat's whisker of File Scavenger. Tip for the Ease US utility: run the trial and then uninstall it - their website will then offer the software at half price for a limited time.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2399 on: April 13, 2016, 04:37:06 PM »
Email from a nice, good looking, young contractor, asking me to 'bare with him.'
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