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Re: OT:  corrupted .NEF files (and "Hey!" to Greg)

Hey Greg,

Forgot my manners and failed to ask if you had a chance to see the 
"Rarefied Light" exhibit at the Anchorage museum. Some others have 
written to say how handsome it looks. The work submitted was wonderful!

For others on the list, I was kindly invited to jury this Alaska show 
back in August. Seems that when you reach "senior in the field" status, 
people start asking you to jury shows; it's happening more all the time. ;^)

For all Alaska list members, try to get down to your museum to see the 
work of talented photographers in your state. It'll make your proud!


Greg Schmitz wrote on 11/9/06, 5:09 AM:

 > Dan,
 > To be honest with you, I was quite surprised to find that Warner
 > Brothers requires the creation of RGB separations of all their digital
 > elements and stipulates that they be stored on bw film.  But, from
 > both a cost perspective and preservation standpoint it makes sense.
 > If you consider that the average life of a hard disk is about six
 > years, storing a life times worth of digital work electronically (and
 > I'm talking still images here) is VERY expensive (hardware,
 > compatibility, migration, etc.) compared to film.  Digital storage is
 > also far less dependable when compared to film.  In the world of
 > archives, film is the medium of choice for long term storage - for
 > both still and M.P.; digital material is generally only considered
 > acceptable for viewing or reference.  Kodak is hoping to pitch film as
 > a storage medium for digital data of all sorts because it may be, if a
 > standard can be established for writing the data, significantly
 > cheaper over a span of 100 years than any known digital technologies.
 > BTW, I agree with you that prints, inkjet or otherwise, if stored
 > properly might be a good way to go.  But, most of us are all ready
 > doing that with our images.  Prints however do not offer a practical,
 > or economical solution if we want to refer to the bulk of the images
 > that we have made in the past.  I suspect I'm not alone in going back
 > and finding gems that I shot 30 years ago, but passed over because of
 > the way I was looking at the world at the time.
 > Best -greg