Sunrise along a little used path to Twilight Field which lies beyond the two utility poles in the distance that mark the end of the light line. Yep, we are that far out on the edge of the earth…almost beyond the juice. The puddle in the ruts is indicative of the rain here over the past week or so. Nikon D600 18-35mm lens.
What is it about camera card readers that come on HP tower computers? I’ve replaced the card reader module in my HP Pavilion Machine twice in the last 21 months. The first one to go south was the SD card reader after 13 months. I admit it got a lot of use but still…. Anyway, I ordered the part and replaced it. What a pain in the…..yes…there! So yesterday I get back from a wedding floral shoot with about 200 shots to process, most of them shot on the D700 which uses Compact Flash Cards. The flash card reader would not accept the card! No, its not the card. The module would not accept any flash card. The latent HP sudden card reader death syndrome strikes again. Out comes the USB cord and the Nikon software disc to upload the shots. I came within a hair of picking up the phone to HP and ordering yet another module but decided the hell with it. I bought a stand alone card reader from Adorama that has wonderful reviews and costs all of 12 bucks and change and just plugs and plays and I won’t have to shrink my hands to Hobbit size to install it. I just hope HP uses better hard drives in their machines than they do card readers. I hope! Well that’s it. I’m done. Time for an attitude adjustment. Thanks for the look-in and have a large evening. Cheers.