Friends, today is a new day and so I begin to form The Plan on what to do regarding the dire situation I find myelf in. I have shed enough tears. My husband is attempting one last effort in trying to switch data plates from the damaged Passport to a new one I have. Simple yet very tricky. This is what Professional Companies do and in the process, are asking astronomical sums to do it. Due to the principal of matters, I will not pay $900-$3,000 to recover my data. That is thievery. And those who are offering monies to help me pay to retrieve my pictures, I am so grateful that my eyes fill with tears.
Some of you may think I am a fool for turning away offers of help to pay to retrieve my photographs. I call it doing the right thing by not adding to the already rampant state of greed this world is in. No, those photographs cannot be replaced. Yet, I have Talent, I have a camera, and I have a brain. So …
Back to The Plan. I will take inventory of what I do have. I have my Autumn photos, a file with all the photos of Glen Falls from the second trip, (not the first, those are gone); I have a file with all the photos I took with my iPad and then I have all the photos I have on Petals’ in my Media Library. I also have older photographs that are truly not up to my standards of today, but I intend to apply what I have learned in PS and LR to see if I can get them to look somewhere close to how I am shooting today.
Today. I am going to a Nursery to ask if I can take photographs of their flowers, explaining what happened to me. They have many enclosed green rooms, so I am hoping that I will find flowers to capture. I already asked my grocery store if I can take pictures of flowers and I never heard back from them. I take it their answer is no. There are also a few remaining flowers in my gardens, as well as my neighbor’s gardens, and let us not forget those beautiful weeds. So I do have a very full day today.
In closing, friends of mine did something that got the tears flowing again. And this is where I say a personal thank you. Leanne Cole gave me three of her original flower photographs from her Mother’s gardens to use on my blog, and Mark, my kissing cousin over in Syracuse, offered me some money to help with the costs of retrieving my photographs. A special thank you to Celia, Mary, Amy, Lisa, Ron, Yvette, and Lorrie who contacted me via email to tell me how sorry they are for what happened. Ron, I do thank you for your suggestions regarding HD and also Angel, who did the same thing. Niki, bless you for your encouragement and the words you wrote that give me HOPE, when you saw my dilemma. OH! Robin, a thank you to you for your kind words to me. Kathy, another thank you to you for your Loving words to me in the comment you left for MM and JM. If there is anyone I missed, I do apologize. For all of you who opened their Hearts to me, I am eternally grateful. Bless you!
Photography/ “The Plan” 2014©AmyRose
(Photograph from Petals’ Media Library)
[Comments are open but I do not know when I will be able to answer them. I also am not blogging today.]