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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Almost Lost

Paris Scene on the Seine Paris ~ May 6, 2004

This is among the photos I almost lost when my luggage was scanned. I hadn't learned in 2004 that the scanners are stronger than the ones that scan your carry-on things. When I got home, some of the files (scattered randomly across several disks) looked pretty strange and I couldn't open them. After I calmed down, I searched online for a recovery service, and I found one that turned out to be exellent, although I no longer remember the name. I sent the two or three damaged SD cards off to the media recovery guy, and it was well worth it. I feel very lucky to have the pictures back. Since then, I've remembered to carry the SD cards with me!

I imagine this is one of the most photographed scenes in Paris. Taken from Pont Neuf, it shows the point of the Ile de la Cite, the Pont des Arts, the dome of the Institut de France, and the Eiffel Tower. For me it's unusual among my photos of Paris because the sun was shining.

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7 comments:

Jacob said...

You have given us a new view from an old perspective...who could possibly get tired of looking at this scene? My little heart goes pitty-pat!

I didn't realize the scanners could mess up SD and other types of cards! Thanks for the tip. So glad you got your photos restored!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful!

I didn't know that about the scanners either. All the photos I had from my sister's (first) wedding were lost b/c of a corrupted memory card. Maybe that's what happened to them too! I had some great shots from Yosemite, but sadly I think that camera and the card are long gone.

Pat Tillett said...

It's a good thinkg you recovered it. It's a great shot!

Lee Spangler said...

lost in the beauty of Paris!

Tinsie said...

Great shot! I always carry my SD cards and cameras with me, for precisely this reason :-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is what i call as real beauty !!Simply blooming shots !!Great.

Francisca said...

How I feel your pain, Sheryl! Beyond the obvious humans and health, I think perhaps the most painful loss for a photographer is her/his photos. I know, having lost the originals for several wonderful journeys when I didn't know that CDs were not forever. So glad you saved - and shared - this one: the composition and lighting are superb. I do love Paris so... when do we go together?