Ghost Towns – High Ore – #1

I dug back in the archives for this shot… I took it on New Years Eve, 2010. I tried to process it right after I took it, but something didn’t feel right. I didn’t like what I was seeing then. Now, I’ve learned a little more and I tried again. I’m glad I waited. I rather like the results. I have a vintage variation that you can check out tomorrow… I’ll link this post to remind you.

So, I had a little hard drive scare last night. I have a server with Windows Home Server (WHS) and the way WHS work is like this: If you need more space on your server, it’s as simple as plugging in a new hard drive in your server and adding it (JBOD) and when you throw a file onto the server, it will distribute that file throughout all of your drives. Then, as a “backup”, it allows you to Duplicate certain folders. What this does is it makes sure that your file isn’t just on one drive, it’s on two… that way if a drive fails, you can still access that file through another drive. You’re kinda SOL if both drives fail, but chances of that are slim. Anyway, I duplicate all of my photos. Thank God I do because yesterday I had my first HD failure. I’ve actually never had to fall back on a duplicated file, but it worked wonders. It also made me realize (and I was going to do this soon anyways as I just got a 4 drive Drobo) that I need another backup solution. So, I ordered a 3 TB drive yesterday for my Drobo and I’ll implement that this weekend.

What do you guys do for backups? Oh yeah… here’s today’s photo! 😛

Chris Kenison Photography - Ghost Towns - High Ore - #1

Ghost Towns - High Ore - #1

UPDATE – Here is the vintage version I promised you. Let me know what you think!

Chris Kenison Photography - Ghost Towns - High Ore - #1

Ghost Towns - High Ore - #1 (Vintage)

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April 28, 2011 - 8:05 am

Chris Frailey Love the soft glow of this shot. Nicely done.
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April 28, 2011 - 8:10 am

Chris Nitz Love the softness of this shot, and how you got the sun positioned right in the valley. Great comp and processing!!
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April 28, 2011 - 8:27 am

Scott Ackerman I basically duplicate all my shots onto an external HD and that is it. Probably should do more, but that is it for now. I have to admit, I really enjoy your processing. You definitely have your own style and I’ve liked the look of everyone of them so far. Today’s shot is no exception.
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April 28, 2011 - 8:34 am

Jesse Pafundi Love that sun just perched over horizon. Beautiful.
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April 28, 2011 - 8:44 am

Jim Denham Gorgeous light! Well done!
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April 28, 2011 - 8:48 am

Kristi Hines I’m a little nutty about backups. My hubby and I have six external hard drives running around. My ultimate goal is to have everything backed up on two that way if one backup crashes, there’s a backup of the backup. Like I said – nutty!
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April 28, 2011 - 8:49 am

Kristi Hines Ps. Great shot! Though ghost towns don’t seem as creepy with a fluffy layer of snow on them. :)

April 28, 2011 - 8:50 am

Jason Hines Perfect timing with the sun. Great job to wait on processing this one. It’s always tough to do, but it was definitely worth it!
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April 28, 2011 - 9:03 am

Chris DeAngelis Great shot! Love the sun position. The cold feel in processing works well with all the snow. As for backups. I have had 2 HDD failures in the past 3 years. Luckily I had moved ALL my important files to my new Mac the week before the last fail!!! I use a Linkstation Pro NAS system for important docs and photos and then use BackBlaze for online backup that runs continuously. It’s like $3-4/mo if you purchase a 2 year plan… It will also back up external HDDs, as long as they are plugged in at least once/mo. Dunno about servers though…
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April 28, 2011 - 9:10 am

A.Barlow I like the blurry look to this. It’s funny how you mention that you might look at things different in a shot coming back to it months later. So, so true.
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April 28, 2011 - 11:19 am

Ryan Sexton Great shot! I don’t how its a ghost town. I looks like a place I wouldn’t mind living.
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April 28, 2011 - 11:49 am

Heather Chris this is gorgeous!!!!!

April 28, 2011 - 11:53 am

Toad Hollow Photography Whoaw, Chris, this is totally awesome my friend! I love crusty old building like this; what an awesome composition! I really do love the colors in the sky there, too. Top drawer, my friend, top drawer!!
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April 28, 2011 - 11:53 am

Jim Nix great shot Chris, love the sun placement, well done!! Jim

April 28, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Barbara Youngleson Love the dreamy mood and the sun peeking over the horizon.
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April 28, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Jimi Jones I use external HDs for now, storing everything in two places. Will upgrade to something like a Drobo in the future. For now, I have plenty of real estate, although that will change relatively quickly since my camera is set to shoot jpeg and raw.

Nice shot btw. Really like the sun peeking over the top.
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April 29, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Chris @Everyone – Thanks!

April 29, 2011 - 7:34 am

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