POATINA VILLAGE OP SHOP
My husband, son and I took a drive up to Poatina last Saturday. Poatina was once a town built for the purpose of housing the workers for the Hydro Electric Commission. Now it is a time capsule featuring several amazing mid century buildings, and an op shop! The Op Shop is unattended, so when you have selected your items for purchase you need to pay at the General Store which is in the middle of the town centre. I was lucky enough to find some corduroy jeans whoo!
Poatina is located 163 km north of Hobart and 60 km from Launceston via the Bass Highway and Poatina Road.
BACKING UP DIGITAL IMAGES IN 2019
I don’t know if anyone even reads my blog anymore but anyhoo…
In the process of rebuilding my blog and trying to get all my content back online, I began to go back through my old hard drives. A few years ago on Australia Day we had an instance where our street received a bushfire warning and we had to evacuate! One of those moments where you grab your most precious things and hope for the best.
The first thing I grabbed was my external hard drives that I have backed up my digital files on and a plastic box of film negatives and photos. If I had tried to lug all my photo albums that would have been a nightmare – but in saying that I do not have all my old images scanned.
Some “helpful” person dropped one of my hard drives on the way out the door – eeek! Thankfully it still works (just) but this week I decided I need a better plan. I tested another old hard drive and it doesn’t even want to load the stuff I have put on there for safe keeping!!! Not very reliable at all.
So I am uploading my really old back ups to the cloud. There are MANY options for cloud back up and I won’t go into them all but for now I am using Google Drive and faithful old Flickr (although that keeps getting dearer)
It’s going to take some time to get them all backed up and I probably should go back and scan photos prior to the digital age for extra safe keeping.
Here is an article I found about me when I first started photoblogging back when I still used the name astrogirl 😀
What would you grab if you had to evacuate your home?
COUPLES POSING WITH HAN & LEIA
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Earlier this year some friends of mine got married on May the 4th. Yes that’s right, Star Wars Day! So I decided to make them a personalised wedding card for the day. I took Han and Leia on a photo shoot to the front yard.
I had to go out on two separate occasions as it was a bit windy and the couple keep falling for each other.
Holding Hands whilst gazing into each other’s eyes
Side By Side – Looking at camera with or without blank expression
Now look at each other…..awwww
Cheek to cheek
Give her a hug Han!
Her behind him
You guys are so cute!
Now hold hands and face each other
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