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Some Wedding Pictures From Saturday, October 19, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Canon EOS RP with a Tamron all-in-one zoom.

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Nope, I don’t do wedding photography. I don’t think I am good enough, I don’t have the right equipment and worse of all I don’t know how to use PhotoShop.

So, I leave wedding photography to the professionals. I just point-and-click a few pictures, straight JPEG and post them out of the camera.

Here are six from the wedding we attended in Maine this last Saturday.

What makes these pictures even more special, than normal, is that I lost them! The SD card got corrupted. Luckily I was able to recover every single one.

Thought I should share so that you can enjoy.

 


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Selfies My Way — 1st Time In A Suit In Nearly 4-Years (October 19, 2019)!

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.

Anura Guruge suit October 2019


This was I just before dashing off to the wedding of my niece-in-law in Maine. Yes, that was our hotel room. What makes this selfie special for I is the suit. I haven’t been in a suit in nearly 4-years. Yes, I wore a blazer or jacket BUT not a full suit — let alone a 3-piece. For 30+ years of my life I lived in a suit at least 5-days a week — and most of them were 3-piece. Wearing a suit was the most natural thing for I. I used to own (smile) quite a few suits. During the time I lived in a suit, I would typically have between 7-10 at a time. I would never wear the same suit two-days running — and ideally not in the same week. I was always rack-size. Didn’t need bespoke suits. I could always get one from a rack — and worst case have the pant legs hemmed. Anywho … I had to buy this suit for the wedding. Got it from JC Penney. It was cheap. But it looks OK. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — October 19, 2019, Rockport & Camden, Maine.

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Rockport harbor Maine 2019 Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — October 18, 2019, Rockport, Maine.

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The Ledges by the Bay Rockport Maine 2019 Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — October 20, 2019.

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sunrise Rockport Maine 2019 Alton Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Unstinted Praise & THANKS To ‘Wondershare’ ‘recoverit’ — Recovered All 300 Lost Wedding Pictures!

by Anura Guruge


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Just a sample of the pictures I had lost.

I had checked them on the camera and new I had WINNERS.





On Saturday we attended my niece-in-law’s wedding in Maine. I, luckily (and what would have been by choice), was not the official photographer. I am not good enough for that. They had two female professionals who had been flown in for the event.

But, I had been told to take some pictures. And that is never too much of an imposition since I do take (and publish) at least 7 pictures each-and-every day, 365/366-days a year, and have done so for at least 4-years.

I take around 26,000 pictures a year! I had NEVER lost a picture due to an SD card failure — ever. (Yes, I once lost some pictures on a SD card, but that was after I had downloaded them onto my PC.)

On Saturday evening, a few hours after the wedding, I did LOSE all the pictures!

I also know how and why. I tried to look at them, and copy them onto an USB stick (so I can give them to my sister-in-law), on a Samsung Chromebook! The bloody Chromebook ate my 64G SD card. Here is the crazy thing. Just a week earlier my wife had a total SD card failure on this Chromebook, BUT we never suspected that it was the bloody Chromebook that was damaging the cards.

I did NOT get upset! That is old age. I am much more sanguine about life and the curve balls it throws at me than I was even a year ago.

Yes, I knew there was recovery software I could try, but I couldn’t do that till I got home and had access to a proper PC.

Well, a couple of hours after we got home on Sunday — after I managed to get my damn Atlantic Broadband Internet service restored, I was ready to try some software.

We had already done some Googling and I had read up on ‘recoverit‘. Sounded promising.

There was no way I was going to mess around with FREE software. I did not want to risk corrupting the SD card any further.

Yes, I started with the FREE version of ‘recoverit’. When it told me, within seconds, that it had found 300 files I knew I was in business.

I stopped it. I uninstalled it. I paid the $60 and got the lifetime, PRO version. For $10 difference it made no sense just to get a 1-year license.

Since it scans the entire card, and it was a 64GB card, it took about an hour to locate all the files. It said it found about 900. Turns out that each picture was duplicated!

Once the files were found the recovery took less than 5-minutes.

‘Recoverit’ recovered ALL the files. I did NOT lose a single picture. Got everyone back.

Yes, I am happy.

I am impressed.

It would have been a shame to have lost these wedding pictures.

Word of warning. Do not take a SD card within 10′ of a bloody Chromebook! I am serious.

After the wedding, which finished at 3:30pm, I had gone to Camden — another of my favorite haunts in Maine. It was dark and I got some good pictures. They were on the card too. I was kind of disappointed that I had lost those. Wasn’t sure that I would ever get the same lighting again. Well, I got those back too.

Thank YOU, Wondershare.

As far as I am concerned you worked miracles.

Total, unstinted praise & endorsement.

Smile.


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“Friendly’s” Restaurant In Laconia (N.H.) Not The Only “Friendly’s” Closing — Quite The Rout.

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Learnt about the LaconiaFriendly’s” closing from the “Daily Sun”. Was quite surprised. Always appeared to do a decent business. We had eaten there earlier this year.

I have no problems with “Friendly’s“. I actually quite like their menu. For 5 – 6 years “Friendly’s” was Teischan’s unconditional favorite. Only place she wanted to eat. Only place she wanted to have her birthdays. I know we had at least 3 birthdays for her at “Friendly’s”. Then, suddenly, this year she decided that “Friendly’s” was not hygenic enough for her! She is beyond fussy. If she sees a dirty glass … that is it. Kiss of death. She will not eat there again. So, we haven’t been to “Friendly’s” in 4 to 5 months. But, I am sure that it is not the lack of our patronage that is causing them to close down all these restaurants.

I read that they now only have one “Friendly’s” in Maine … one in Cape Cod. Those, to I, appear to be prime markets to “Friendly’s”.

Shame. Good place for kids. Decent food. Reasonable prices.


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