This is a post that I have done before, but I thought that it is worthwhile repeating. In the slideshow above, you will see all the pictures that I have left, of a trip to JiuZhaoGou and HuangLong, in China.
These two places are some of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen in my life.
But, apart from these pictures, which are all extremely low resolution now, I have nothing. I had recently started shooting in RAW, and I would have been able to do something nice with those images today.
Anyway, those were the days when nothing could go wrong, or so I thought
I did not ever bother to take backups of my work and, one day, the hard drive collapsed.
I took it to labs in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bombay and Delhi. Nothing was ever recovered.
What did I lose? Nothing. Just three years of photography. I lost the work I had done in Shanghai, Beijing (the lanes and an unknown section of the Great Wall), JiuZhaiGou, HuangLong, TianZiShan, and Paris.
Always backup your work! That was an expensive lesson for me. Don’t let it be yours!
For those who don’t like slide shows, the pictures are reproduced below