can you imagine it? ten thousand shots. all digital of course, not adding the extra thou or so on film... and all in the course of what, 8 months... wow. the pitfalls of digital. 7,145 remain of the 10000+. 3000 wasted shots. hell if that were film i'd have sold my car by now. and of the 7000 4000 are unedited; unsorted;unlabeled and keyworded. hell, i don;t even know if even 100 are keyworded really... what does that lead us to? well the bottom line would be:wasted shots. clicks that meant nothing, done just for the sake of clicking. sure there are the coincidences when someone puts his arm up in exactly that second, but those are few. we're talking here of thousands of pictures!... jesus. how much waste. how much haste... i swear, if i had a nickel for all the bad shots, why i'd be a millionaire by now. and for the shots i never could take. 10000 shots... the number surprises and scares me really. not even the software for the camera was designed for so many pictures. at first i didn't know what went wrong, why the pictures were no longer in chronological order; and then it hit me. the little number on the bottom of the screen indicated 0001. wow... i'd reached 10000. you know it's probably nonsense to you but think about it. how would it be to pile up 10000 printed photos? just normal 10*15cm ones. man, that's a lot. and i've got a lot of brilliant shots just hidden in that folder which i rarely have time to see. i mean it does take a while to view 10000 photos. on another note my first 00 shots (already 0500, make that 0837) have been enjoyable and i think quite nice... give'em a try: www.emaportrait.blogspot.com and on even another note i've started my first photographical podcast, find it at: www.podcaster.go.ro and don't worry about the pop-ups they're harmless, please just use a pop-up killer or something so they don't buzz you. hope you like it, if you do i'll make more!