Monday, 27 April 2009

It's not easy keeping track so long after the event

How do you remember when and where your photos were taken? OK, I don't have to remember the "when", as the time and date are kept as metadata with my photos (but I have to remember the times are BST), but the "where" is sometimes difficult. Take this pair of pictures. Before using the lock I had to extricate this large muddy branch (I should have included something for scale).

The time and date: 10:17 on 1st April 2009, the location: somewhere on the southern approach to Leicester on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section).

There's no lock name or number in the image, so I don't know exactly where it is.

How do others keep records? A notebook? What about when it's raining? Some people manage to record the names of all boats encountered on their cruises, or that's how it seems. I don't know how they do it.


Bill Rodgers said...

Sounds like you need one of those cameras with built-in GPS, but they're expensive. Also, like your hat. (Been meaning to write you after an earlier blog about hats) I have 2 similar hats both Barmah's, one leather one kangaroo. Much more practical than what we call baseball caps.(Do you guys call them (substitute your favorite sport) caps?

Halfie said...


Yes, a camera with GPS would be an answer. Perhaps I should try to take a "locating" shot with every photo where it's not obvious.

My leather hat's a Kakadu (£30 from Norwich market and worth every pound); but I also wear a baseball cap (yes, that's what we call them) in warm sunny weather.