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An interesting concept. Of course, high quality, high volume, online backup services have been available for quite some time, but the additional services offered here do make Photokeeper attractive to photographers. Still, only 1TB for the Ultimate plan? That's not nearly enough for any photographer who has been at the game for any amount of time. I couldn't see options for purchasing additional storage, short of opening multiple accounts. As a practical consideration, I've calculated that uploading my collection to any online service over high speed fibre optic connection will take about 2,000 hours (upload speeds being considerably slower than the download speeds advertised), just to establish the initial backup, never mind the additional bandwidth of day-to-day operations. To put that into perspective, that's about how many hours the average person works in a year. I know photographers who have considerably larger collections than mine, so this bottleneck needs to be addressed.

While every business owner likes to believe they will succeed, well, crap happens, and there needs to be a realistic plan to deal with it, one that gives customers confidence not blanket assurances. Even if Photokeeper doesn't want to reveal publicly how it would deal with failure (who could blame them?), subscribers still need to be confident that their images are safe from calamity and service disruptions. That also includes details of Photokeeper's security and backup practices. I couldn't find that information on their website currently.

Still, it's a good concept and a potentially valuable service. Definitely one to watch, but I don't think I will be one of the first to jump aboard.

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Yes, there is indeed something about the RB67. Maybe it's the substance, as Barker says. I sure wouldn't go back to film when producing images for clients, but when I'm shooting for fun, for myself, I grab the RB67.

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Hmm. That's interesting, and it's something I've heard before. On the other hand, photography seems to sharpen my memory. I've shot tens upon tens of thousands of images over my lifetime, and it seems that I can remember in detail the occasion of almost every one of them, right down to the sounds and scents that accompanied the event. However, there are a few images which I have utterly no recollection of having been present. How weird. I think it boils down to whether one is concentrating on creating the photograph - being mindful and in the moment, focused on the details - or simply a passer-by grabbing a quick point-and-shoot on the run, something that the study also alluded to. It really makes you wonder how much, if any, of their vacations package-tour tourists remember.

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Photos of last night's snowstorm. I'm glad that the storm wasn't as fierce as the weather office was forecasting. I would not want to shovel all that snow. It wasn't too cold last night, either. Great night for photography.

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On a warm autumn day, we just had to get out. Sure, we could have sanded and painted the baseboards as planned. But we went for a drive in the country instead. Somehow, we ended up at a winery. And a mineral spa. Such is life.

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Oh, yes, it does get hot here. Just gotta keep saying that to myself as we go into the next three days....
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