seeing red 19



I’d like to take this opportunity to unravel the mystery of the number under each photo posted.  Alert readers may have noticed the number from time to time.  It’s no secret that it refers to the sequential number that the camera automatically assigns and it also becomes a part of the file name.  I think most cameras have this capability.  Lightroom automatically adds the shot date to the file name and converts the files to the dng format for me.  Now, I realize that the number is not descriptive of the photo and I usually don’t name any photos or, in many cases, even the posts themselves.  Heck, over at Lightscatter, the post titles are the just the dates of the posts.  So what’s the reason behind this lack of creativity you may ask.

Okay, since you asked, I could tell you my usual answer “I’m busy” but that would not be entirely true. I could say that I don’t have the cognitive wherewithal to spare, but that wouldn’t be true either.  The truth is that I’m too lazy to think of an appropriate title for each photo, especially if you consider I have about 30,000 of them on my hard drives.  If this is a problem for any readers, please let me know and I will take it under advisement. Until then, thank you for your patience.




8 thoughts on “seeing red 19

  1. Barry Comer

    I’m cool with just a number and make my own title if needed. Your photographs are descriptive visually. That’s more than enough for me.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Barry. The number is fine for me because it helps me locate a photo but you don’t have that available in your work. Your titles are perfect.


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