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2009/29: Thankful Thursday

Title shamelessly stolen from Amy but it was very fitting.

We had a little ice storm the other night, and I was out bright and early yesterday morning (OK, it wasn’t that early, I do need some daylight!) to take pictures. This is Texas after all, and the ice or snow (if we get any of that white stuff) doesn’t last very long around here.

I was happily snapping away while my fingers almost froze to the camera… thought I had enough, and went back into the house. Then a few minutes later thought, wait! I need some of the car! and go back outside. I snapped one of the ice on our fence and then see THIS CARD CANNOT BE USED displayed on the LCD, and CHA blinking in the control panel! Crap. I run into the house and dig out the manual to see what it means, and it doesn’t sound good at all.  I took the card out and replaced it with another one (worked fine) and went back outside to take more pictures…. hoping the ones on the first card would be OK and it just couldn’t record any other ones.
Unfortunately that was not the case. There were only a few files on the card, and they consisted of weird letter/character combinations and a file extension that I had never heard of. Luckily I remembered that the memory card came with a recovery software CD. It saved the day, because was able to recover 25 out of the 32 or 33 that I took yesterday.
I guess DSLRs and below freezing temperatures just don’t get along.

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I’ll have ice pictures tomorrow 🙂