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The way I save my photos is on external hard disks, they hold a lot of photos, but if you take as many photos as I do, then there comes a time when photos have to be deleted.  You can’t always keep them all.  It isn’t easy to do, but in my case, the photos I decided to delete were many of the cycling ones I have taken.  They are from events that I did a couple of years ago, no one is going to want them any more, so it was time to delete them to make room for new ones.

It is easy to just delete some of them, but others, my daughter was competing so I needed to save the ones of her and while I was going through them, I found some lovely surprises.     Ararat Waking UpThis is Ararat in May and was taken very early in the morning.  Every May Ararat Cycling Club has a Junior Tour and my daughter would compete and I would take photos.  These images were taken in 2011.  It is cold at that time of the year, so you can see the sun coming up and the early morning fog.

Frost on the GroundThe Cycling tour or racing is held out of town on some fairly quiet roads.  You can see that it was a foggy morning and the kids were riding in the fog.  I am fairly sure that is frost on the ground there as well.  I do remember it was freezing.

In the ShadowsThis is pretty much the same image, but zoomed out a lot more.  It was about 8 in the morning.

One of the things about mornings like this, we know that once the fog lifts it will be a beautiful winter day.  The sun will be bright and will shine for the rest of the day. It may still be cold, but if you can find a wall where the sun hits you will be warm in no time.

It was so lovely to find these photos.  Though finding them meant a lot more work. Having to go through the old events and find my daughter is time consuming.   I think I probably deleted close to 50,000 photos.  That was just for one year.  It may not have been that many, but it was a lot.  I used to take a lot of photos at the cycling.

Notes for Sale

I have been working on some notes for people to buy if they would like some information about using a DSLR camera.  I know a lot of people find them confusing, so I have been working on some notes, in three parts to help people understand how to use them and what the different things mean.  My daughter read through them today and she said they were easy to understand.  Always a good sign.  Now I just need to fix up the mistakes and make them look pretty.

With any luck they will be available to purchase from my website sometime tomorrow.  They will cost $12 each, or if you buy all three they will be $30.

(Notes now available on Website)

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