Friday Image No. 187

View from Dale Head looking towards Buttermere in the Lake District, Cumbria.
View from Dale Head looking towards Buttermere in the Lake District, Cumbria. Fuji X-T2, 10-24mm lens, ISO200, 1/70″ at f/11.0. Kase Polarising Filter and 0.6 ND Graduated filter. Handheld.

I must admit that this isn’t the image I intended to share with you today. Unfortunately, it won’t be possible to share the planned image. When I came to switch on my Drobo storage, my Mac won’t recognise it and the unit won’t mount as a drive. I also tried it on my PC, but it can’t be read. Running Windows chkdsk reports a corrupt File Master Table that it can’t fix. I’m sure the images are still on the drive but it’s looking like I need some serious data recovery software.

I will though share this image which I shot earlier in the week. This is the view from the summit of Dale Head in the Lake District. The lake in the distance is Buttermere and the river and road in the valley is Honister Pass. This was a great walk taking us from our accommodation, over Cat Bells followed by Maiden Moore, High Spy, Dale Head and then Hindscarth before descending to Little Town and back to the start (around 23Km).

This was also a memorable walk as I tore the tendon in my knee just as I came off the top of Hindscarth. It took around 3 hours of agony to get down and back to our accommodation. I’m now hobbling around and in the hands of my Physio who’s also treating me for a torn tendon in my shoulder. It’s not been a good week!

I hope you like the photo and have a great weekend.

20 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 187

  1. Nice image robin but somehow I feel it should be on your lenscraft blog rather than on your lightweight photography vlog which was intended for I believe lx5 rx100 photography type images that where originally intended to show that you didn’t need a expensive large type camera to capture great images and then show at camera clubs to communicate this message. Sorry if I’m being negative but hey😀

    1. Hi Craig, Lenscraft doesn’t have a blog so I can’t publish it there. Also, as I posted at the start of the year, I have changed the direction of the blog to be about my photographic experience. It had become a real struggle to just post about lightweight cameras any more. Sorry to disappoint.

  2. That’s a worry. I was thinking about investing in Drobo but the problems you’ve experienced recently are giving me second thoughts.
    I hope you resolve the issue quickly and look forward to hearing about it.

    1. It’s not the Drobo that was the problem but the Mac. This issue can happen at any time with any drive. It was unfortunate that I was copying a lot of video files to the Drobo when the Mac had a “Kernel Panic” and shut down. I have some data recovery software running and it’s slowly rebuilding the drive contents but I think it will take a few days.

  3. Hi Robin
    I wish you a speedy and complete recovery!
    Somehow this time your letter was “over full”, every point you mentioned touched something with me:

    – Hiking with its risks and loaded backpack for over 20km, which I am planning to do in Dolomites (in rather older age as myself 😉
    – Having troubles with tendons in my left elbow at the moment
    – Still pondering how to manage and backup one’s images…

    I am still reading your older books on PS, it seems you write them quicker than I can read and process them…

    Take care

    1. Thanks Robert. The knee was caused by a slip of the foot but the shoulder was from doing exercise to ward off advancing years and stay fit enough to hike. Pleased to hear you’re reading my older PS books. They still work with the latest versions of the software.

  4. Lovely picture. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear you are having so many problems. Definitely not a good week. Hope next week is a much better one for you. Kind regards,

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  5. Sorry to hear that you are suffering. Must be the time of year – fell over in Padley Gorge on Wednesday. Landed face down – not the best but saved the camera though. Hope you have a swift recovery and thanks for all your images and advice.

    1. The Physio told me the torn tendon would be 2-3 months unless I have a steroid injection (which I turned down). The hard drive repair software looks to be taking the same length of time. I do have a partial backup of the drive but not of my last three day trips (which contain some images I want). Ironically I was trying to turn on the Drobo unit to do the backup when I found the problem.

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