I had a busy January 1st of this year. Wanting to start the year off with a bang, I took 90 observations.
But that isn’t my most busy January 1st! My most busy January 1st was apparently January 1st, 2013. According to the pictures in an external harddrive, that were previously in a different computer, and came from several different camera, on January 1, 2013, I was in:
- Brookings, Oregon
- Hamilton, Montana, both in the middle of winter, as well as on warm spring days.
- The beach in Portland, Maine
- Swamp land in New Orleans and Mississippi
- The middle of downtown Chicago
- A back alley in The Dalles, Oregon
- Several other places in Oregon
- And Vancouver, Washington
So the reason for most of these photos was: my camera was battery powered, and when the battery ran out, it would forget the date, and if I forgot to manually reenter it, it would default to January 1st, 2013. I think that was the case with more than one camera, and so I have multiple photos from years, all saved to that one day. Trying to figure out the real day (and place) they were taken often involves a lot of work. Also, I have other photos that were taken in other ways. Some of them were saved or sent by e-Mail. Often they are not in one place, but scattered around my harddrive.
Am I the only person with this problem? Does anyone else here have a backlog of pictures that might be interesting, but they have avoided uploading because they are too uncertain in their date and time, and reconstructing exactly when and where they were taken is too difficult?