I regularly fall behind with my photo organisation, which is a shame because I try to operate by the principle "if I can't find it quickly when I want to show it, then the photo should not be taking up hard drive space!". The task involves systematic file renaming, tagging, culling, sometimes raw processing, rating, and sensibly archiving in meaningful directories. Sadly, it is usually more fun to just go and take some more photos!
So here's an idea that I hope can be a catalyst for me. I'm going to try sharing a photo of the week (#potw), which will be my personal favourite. The catch is that it must come from the organised
photos from the last 7 days, and not
from my "import" directory. I know that "photo-a-day" challenges already exist, but there's no way I can maintain that level of activity. This will be something slightly different. If any of you like the idea then feel free to play along!
This first #potw
is a sunset view out the dining room window, looking over Kuhberg. This hill on the west side of Ulm is an extended ridge that follows the Danube River. Today Kuhberg is a mostly residential suburb of Ulm, but 150 years ago it was part of the defences of the city. Two forts were constructed in the middle 1800s, one at the top and one half way down to the city. These were never really used in battle, but the Fort Oberer Kuhberg was used from 1933 to 1935 as a concentration camp primarily for political opponents of the Nazi regime. I always find it slightly strange to realise that the view would have often been this majestic even during the war.