Thursday, January 30, 2014

Random Imagery No. 16,122


I have been importing all my digital images into my Adobe Lightroom photo cataloguing programme and I discover that, so far, there are 33,550 of them. A quick calculation shows that this is, on average, about 1.4 photographs per day of my life, which is hardly excessive. Using a random number generator I choose one image out of the 33 thousand to use as an illustration. It turns out to be a picture taken in Bangor, North Wales in November 2009. I suppose I should also show .4 of another photograph to illustrate my calculation, but that would be silly : and I am certainly not silly - am I?

11 comments:

  1. that is a lot of images. now what are you going to do with them?

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  2. Always dangerous to pose a question to which you are not sure of the answer …...

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  3. Like! Is there a national databank to save all our combined millions of "mature Devonshire sour cream & spicy" photographs do you suppose?

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  4. Random and recent; wind turbines out there.

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  5. It would be very interesting to repeat this every so often and see if the images 'selected' at random had a relationship to 'the now', random but with a reason . . . :)

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  6. I’m at about 18,000 and I thought that was a lot!

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  7. Yes that is a lot of shots to take and to store. My storage is by the month which means I have four years worth in 48 files without any real file system. I can find snow scenes in the winter months and flowers in all the spring and summer months and people photos are willy nilly everywhere. I blame it on my artistic side.

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  8. I don't know how many images I have, and I have left almost all of them in original files by date. I have been trying to delete all except the ones I like or feel I might want to use or print sometime. I still haven't got around to making prints for some photo albums I bought 5 years ago.

    BTW, I like your random image.

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  9. Doesn't the random number generator generate a 0.4? I can't believe it!!! Over 3300 photos! You've had a lot of fun.

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  10. Wow, that is amazing that you have kept all those photos over the years. Silly is one of the best things in life. Why not?

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  11. I'm increasingly horrified at how many pictures I have stored. Increasingly, because there keep on being more of them. And I dont' really want to throw most of them away.

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