10,000 Photos

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Posted on August 01, 2009 7:54 PM in Personal
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Photo of a Pomeranian I can't remember the exact date, but I'm fairly certain I got my Canon EOS Digital Rebel around Christmas in 2004. The photo of our dog Pixie, off to the right, was one of the first pictures I took with my then new camera.

I was offloading some of the photos I took of our daughter Heidi today, when I noticed that they were showing up out of order. I noticed that one of the photos I expected to show up last in the directory was actually the very first photo. It wasn't long until I noticed that the photo's filename was IMG_0001.JPG. My first thought was that something had gone wrong either with my camera's battery or internal filing system. After a closer look at the rest of the photos in the directory, though, I spotted photos with filenames like IMG_9997.JPG, IMG_9998.JPG and, you guessed it, IMG_9999.JPG.

As it turns out, the IMG_0001.JPG file is legitimate. Almost five years after buying my Canon EOS Digital Rebel, I've taken over 10,000 photographs. Quite a milestone! Better still, the camera just keeps on ticking.


Zim on August 02, 2009 at 9:32 AM:

Congratulations! I don't remember who was the photographer who said "your first 10.000 photos are your worst"... and it's true; you learn a lot as you take pictures! :)


Bernie Zimmermann on August 02, 2009 at 7:35 PM:

Very true, Zim. I'm hoping my next 10,000 put the first 10,000 to shame. ;)


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