Saturday, September 26, 2009

LOVE is a Nikon camera

Have you ever had a day where everything seems to go wrong and then...just at the last discover MAGIC! That's what happened to me today. I've blogged before about my computer crash in late August when I lost all of my photo files. It seemed like a total disaster at the time and still makes me cry when I think about it for too long. Today I was supposed to get word if the image file drive could be saved. Alas when they tried to access it, it came up corrupted...again!!
So today I spent some time on flickr looking for inspiration and new ideas. I've been playing around with Photoshop and textures/overlays and on flickr I came across a young mother and photographer who works magic with her Nikon D700 and sells the most incredible textures to use with your photos. Shana Rae has a lovely website called (click on the title of this blog and it will zip you over there).
Just spending time looking at her beautiful work has left me feeling hopeful that maybe I NEEDED to lose the old so there is room for the NEW. I'll always miss all of those thousands of photos I lost BUT I do believe there are some amazing photos waiting in my future!


  1. Thats a great way to look at it Carolyn! I am sure that you will soon have a wonderful collection, fresh and new. after what you have been through I think it is good to have a brand new start, that is one of the reasons we recently moved house. My Mum always said, when one door closes another opens. Sometimes it is a case of when one door slams shut in your face, you have push at another door to open! Hugs! Suzie. xxx

  2. Maybe you just needed new material to work with, to create some new exciting art. I mean better things are coming to your life. Your health is getting better, less pain, remission continues. Celebrate the NEW coming to your life after all you've been through!
    Look ahead now!
    fondly, Nancy
    PS I've lost mine before too, and a part of me went with them so I know it's hard, but it's so small compared to the BIG things you've been through.