I am truly sorry for your loss... but, I too had the same issue. I backed up photo's on the attached hard drive, but it crashed. I was fortunate that the son of a close friend was able to recover those files, along with many other files from the "crashed" disk. Unfortunately, later, I was attacked by a "Krypto" virus which not only attacked my computers main drive, but also the attached auxiliary drives. I hate to ask him again to recover the files, but they are still there. In other words, perhaps, a crashed drive is better than a trashed drive. Good luck with their recovery. I should also add—perhaps a good reason to backup to a cloud drive...
I am truly sorry for your loss... but, I too had the same issue. I backed up photo's on the attached hard drive, but it crashed. I was fortunate that the son of a close friend was able to recover those files, along with many other files from the "crashed" disk. Unfortunately, later, I was attacked by a "Krypto" virus which not only attacked my computers main drive, but also the attached auxiliary drives. I hate to ask him again to recover the files, but they are still there. In other words, perhaps, a crashed drive is better than a trashed drive. Good luck with their recovery.
Beautiful shots, I have tried doing some infrared, but it's been guess work. How is the conversion made?
A couple of things to respond to. First, earlier there was a post about trolls on this site. I don't know if I would be considered a troll, I don't contribute much, if at all, but I've asked for some advice. I look at this site—gratefully—as a learning tool. One, where those who have experience, help those who want to develop their talents. Between reading the technical posts and viewing (and enjoying) the pictures posted, I get an idea of what I like and the direction I want my photography to develop. There certainly is nothing wrong with that.
Secondly, I've done a fair amount of photography over the past 50 years, while starting out on Kodak 126 & 110 Instamatics as a youngster who bought these cameras from money earned shoveling snow from sidewalks and cutting grass in the summer, later—most of it on a Canon AT-1 manual SLR. I have won a few photo contests with the rare photos I was able to compose on that camera that were worthy. Later, when I married, I bought my wife a Canon AE-1 because she didn't have the experience with an SLR but it still allowed me to use it in the manual mode to be more creative—and we could shoot color in one and black & white in the other—it served us well. When digital cameras started becoming the norm, I graduated to Canon PowerShots G1 & G5, an expensive jump for point and shoot, but was able to do well with these because of their simplicity. I still used my film SLR's but it became more expensive and harder to find places to develop the film. And it was not the same for shooting with an SLR. When I finally was able to purchase a Canon 60D dSLR a couple of years ago, I was delighted. But, alas, I am not retired and have many evening commitments in addition to my day job. Needless to say, the 60D is a whole lot more complicated, with so much ability to monitor and manipulate the settings. I needed to learn the simple basics of the camera before even contemplating getting creative with it. So on our recent trip out west to the Canyonlands of Utah, relied on the "auto" to simply "point and shoot" in auto-mode. I hope there is nothing wrong with that because I needed to learn what to do when the wrong button was pushed in error and how to recover. Because of postings on this site, I have learned some things I would have liked to try, like HDR shooting in Zion National Park. I am looking forward to using a lot of the techniques learned on this site as I begin to use my camera more.
That being said, I do agree, somewhat, with the sentiments expressed. I do acknowledge my limitations, but seeing people carrying $5,000 camera set-ups over the past two weeks, and in the final analysis watching them with their telephones on selfie-sticks being used more, I shake my head in wonderment.
Thanks for all the replies--a lot of good ideas. We were able to find a Best Buy store today and found both a charger and battery a lot cheaper than I imagined. Those would be good candidates to leave in the car. But I also think packing my small point & shoot is so important. It was quite difficult to use my phone when we were horseback riding yesterday and I wouldn't have wanted the 60D. I am still migrating from my film SLR to DSLR and finding it a lot more than Ianticipated.
This is a good idea that I had not thought of. I have a variety of other small electronic connectors in the car--why not the camera?
I should be able to get my charger in San Diego. It's just between now and then.
Looking for a little advice. Currently, in Rocky Mountain National Park, Heading through Utah Canyon lands to San Diego with my Canon 60D with 1/2 battery charge. Was excited about the prospects along the way, but my forgetfulness left the charger at home. Will be able to have shipped to San Diego, but will miss Utah Parks. Would it be better to rely on cell phone camera or try to find a point and shoot, like the Nikon CoolPix which uses easily replaceable batteries?