Yesterday I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done before and I feel like a fool. Indeed, I begin to think I am.
During the afternoon I mounted a 50mm Summilux-M (and adapter) on the Leica CL and went out to replicate the pictures I’d taken the previous day with the 7Artisans 55mm. A good wheeze, I thought.
The weather was similar, the same flowers were in bloom and all was well with the world.
I returned home, wrote a quick article and then set about packing gear for the weekend.
I checked over both the Q2 and CL, as is my habit before any trip, and fitted a full battery.
I then decided to reformat the SD cards in both cameras, just so I would have a fresh start for the weekend. Again, it’s something I’m used to doing.
It was only later, while relaxing with a ginger beer, that I remembered the afternoon’s adventures. I’d better process the images before going away for the weekend, I thought.
Yes, you’ve guessed it. No images, I had reformatted away all my afternoon’s work. I know you are going to tell me I could possibly recover the images since it wasn’t a deep format but, in this instance, it isn’t worth the time and effort.
How could I do such a daft thing? I haven’t made such an elementary mistake in all my years of digital photography.
What about you? What’s your silliest moment in photography? What has left you feeling extraordinarily ridiculous? I’ve bared my soul, so now it’s up to you.