rallying for my sanity…

…after losing a memory card

Up until this past weekend I have been doing well with being organized when photographing. That was until I lost a memory card on Saturday. This past weekend I shot for the Riverfront Times the Koken Art Factory Monster Mash Art Bash on Friday and on Saturday the St. Louis satellite watch party of the D.C. Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

I was shooting with two bodies, a Canon 30D with a 10-22mm lens and Nikon D700 with a 70-200mm lens. After shooting the watch party on Saturday I walked back to my car and put my cameras in my car, then drove up to Foam Coffee & Beer to edit. I thought I had put my cards in my pocket and only found the one from my Canon 30D. I tried re-tracing my steps up until that moment, searched my car and could not find my card I used in the Nikon D700. I literally took everything out of my car, checked my pockets of my pants and coats. Nothing.

This was really unfortunate, because I shot most of the watch party on that camera and shot the wide angle crowd shots on the Canon 30D. I’ve never lost equipment before until this moment. I took it pretty hard. There was a lot of great photos on that card with a lot of great caption info I strived to get that day ( I was given this assignment practically a month ago to shoot). But what could I do? Luckily, I had uploaded the photos from the night before and was able to have a slideshow for RFT, but didn’t have enough content to have a slideshow for the watch party.

So, I’ve since then stopped worrying about it and have to have to take this situation as a sign to be more organized when shooting. Could have been way worse (like losing a camera). And sorry for the folks I took dog photos of that I said I would post of my animal blog. St. Louis really knows how to bring out the pets for events. Anyway, here are some of my photos from the Monster Mash Art Bash and what I could scrummage for of the watch party:

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