All Lined Up

We were in a beautiful setting in Iceland as you'll see in the related images, on a huge pond with reflections of mountains and rocks. As I turned back from photographing the scenery, I was struck by the SUVs lined up waiting for the photographers, and my husband Jim who was waiting by one of the cars -- can you spot him?
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my postings so far. I've hit a 'snag' (interpret -- computer crash, massive amounts of tears, some words that cannot be printed here, and about 2 weeks of uncertainty ahead as data recovery is attempted, computer wiped clean and new operating system installed). My biggest worry is losing my LR catalogue and (a) all the work with Pall, our guide/instructor over the last 10 days, or worse, and a little less worrisome (b) being without a way to process photos while waiting to learn my computer's fate.
UPDATE 3/29 afternoon: The university lab guys did it! They recovered my most recent LR backup!!! I have all my work back!!!!!!! THANK YOU for your kind thoughts!
Hoping to figure out a way to continue...
For more wonderful images of the time at this site, see Junko and Pall's albums (and welcome Pall if you get a chance)
The Context: https://365project.org/jyokota/challenges-and/2017-03-28
Pall's image (you can tell the pro amongst us): http://365project.org/palljokull/365/2017-03-20
Junko's image of what we were photographing: https://365project.org/jyokota/365/2017-03-28
I love the way the cars and their reflections create a patterned rhythm.
posted March 29th, 2017  
One of our recent speakers at photo club was encouraging exactly what you did- take the shot but don't forget to turn around and see what's behind you. I hope all goes well with the computer. It is certainly a sad and scary position you're in!
posted March 29th, 2017  
I like the cars and reflections, but I particularly like the lone figure and that you've left space in from of the cars
posted March 29th, 2017  
Wow...This is such a cool image...great reflections, sense of scale and composition
posted March 29th, 2017  
Nice outlined cars over the water. One tends to think one should travel with a back-up in the back pocket!
posted March 29th, 2017  
I really like this creative composition and the unusual reflections. Not your usual Iceland shot, that is for sure. On the tech side, I am SO sorry about your computer failure and the accompanying anxiety, especially after an amazing trip. If you backed up LR, your data should be safe, but fingers crossed for a successful resolution.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Incredible picture and perspective.
posted March 29th, 2017  
The cars and reflections are really good with that centre horizon, but the lone figure makes the shot more impactful (is that really a word?), maybe I should say 'powerful'. That this shot works so well in b&w is a bit of a revelation that causes me to rethink a few preconceptions.
posted March 29th, 2017  
This could be an ad for SUVs! I do hope you can recover your photos. I know the angst of a computer crash first hand. Mishaps on our Fall trip to the Galapagos included my friend's iPhone being wipe out by a big wave, ruining all her photos and my discovery upon arriving home that one of my media cards with most all my photos of Machu Picchu was missing. It's never tuned up and since we didn't take a laptop, none of the photos were backed up. My big mistake. Try to get some professional help with retrieving your files. You might get lucky.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Cool shot
posted March 29th, 2017  
I too thought it would make a terrific car advert and agree with @redy4et
All the best for getting your data recovered - it's such a scary time.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great composition.
Oh no - sorry to hear about your computer. Hope it has a positive resolution.
posted March 29th, 2017  
This is wonderful and so cool in black and white. I am so sorry to hear about your computer - I know how I would feel - we love them when they work, and they are magnificent beasts, but when they take against us it is hard to remain calm! Good luck with the recovery process.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Fantastic image :) fav. Sorry to hear about your computer mine is giving me some problems at the moment as it's keeps freezing which makes processing a chore I guess I shall have to invest in a new one..
posted March 29th, 2017  
Good luck with your computer, I see you... This photo is brilliant and certainly not a "deja vu" of Iceland pictures!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great image -- all in a row ! -- So sorry to hear of your computer dilemma -- I hope all will be resolved and recovered for you !
posted March 29th, 2017  
fab composition taffy, and i love it in b&w
posted March 29th, 2017  
Love it, excellent
posted March 29th, 2017  
oh no, You got to find someone really professional to recover your data. You cannot afford to lose those treasured photos.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Tell me you back everything up on an external drive> My pictures are kept on one external drive and once a week I back up computer and that picture drive onto the larger external drive. So my catalog is backed up once a week. And I don't keep the back up one plugged in all the time. You can buy one for about $100 that has 3T of memory space. That is a ton of back up. If you can afford a cloud service even better. Meanwhile this is beautiful. What a wonderful trip you had.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Brilliant shot - hope you recover your lost pics as looking forward to seeing them!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Love the simplicity of this capture, trust you were able to recover your files.
posted March 29th, 2017  
I hope you weren't injured too badly.
Good luck with the computer.
posted March 29th, 2017  
I hope all your tech problems are sorted. Lovely reflection :)
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great shot! The human adds a sense of scale
posted March 29th, 2017  
@joansmor Hi Joan -- thanks for the overview of your system. I'm learning that I need to add one piece to it, after this experience. I do travel with a 4T external drive which is where I import all my photos. I keep one each year and it is backed up every week (or so) to my larger home external drive, along with my computer, using Time Machine. The timing of this was just awful so I'm adding one more layer...if I had backed up my LR catalogue while traveling, backing it up to my travel drive before we left, I would have been fine. The problem was, I turned off my computer on the plane. When we got 'home' (to Junko and Bill's), I had it set up to backup to my main drive and the computer would not turn on. So, if only it had waited another day to break down, I would have had a full backup. The "only" thing I've lost, in the light of day, is my lightroom work from the past 10 days. I have all my raw (.NEF) and .TIFF files on the external drive. I now think if they wipe my computer clean and install the new operating system, get it working, what I'll have to do is restore my files from March 17th (the day we left and last backup), and then import each of the 10 days of photos I have on the external drive. That will recreate the March 27th LR catalogue (I think). I will be without the computer then for 5 days instead of 15, which seems much less catastrophic. Does this make sense to you?
posted March 29th, 2017  
@yaorenliu You're comment was very helpful -- I just loaded my external drive onto Junko's computer to see if all the original photos are there. My only worry now is that I didn't mistakenly upload a day of photos to the computer instead of the drive, but I'm working on sorting that out. I've lost my processing -- but perhaps if I have all the photos imported properly, it won't be the disaster it had looked like. Just work to reconstruct the LR library. So thank you for getting me to think in a different way!
posted March 29th, 2017  
That's a relief that you might have only lost some processing. I'm far too complacent with my files. I must make some backups.

I can't believe you are home already. It looks like you had a great time and you've posted beautiful photos.
posted March 29th, 2017  
So sorry to hear about your mishap. Love this shot.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Sometimes when you turn around, those are the best shots of all. This is wonderful.
posted March 29th, 2017  
I love your composition and the reflections. Cool capture. I hope you get your computer problems worked out, Taffy, and are able to regain all your data. How awful. I've been backing up my pictures on an external hard drive but your post has reminded me that I better do that again.
posted March 29th, 2017  
great B&W composition!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Such a fabulous image which would definitely be prefect for a SUV advert!! Love it !! Fav!
Bad news about your computer problems!! I hope you get it all sorted out quickly Taffy and that you don't loose too much of your processing!!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Very cool!!
posted March 29th, 2017  
terrific image - fingers crossed -fav, in any order you like :)
posted March 29th, 2017  
Wonderful shot! So beautiful on the black background.
I lived in Iceland for three years, loved it there.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Wonderful composition and reflections. Fav!! 😀
posted March 29th, 2017  
@bella_ss It was truly an amazing country and we loved the range of what we were able to photograph. Very very special, and our guide, Pall, knew where to go and when, so we avoided crowds, had great lighting, and then learned from his guidance at the site and then when processing later. It couldn't have been more perfect! And now, I have my LR file -- our computer geniuses in the lab worked a miracle. The computer may be hopeless, but the file is saved!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Oh that is a good plan. But won't you have lot the LR adjustments you made on the trip because you didn't hae a back up for thee. Though that seems less catastrophic than losing the pictures. Isn't unfortunate that we always figure these things out after a problem arises. And the fear of losing pictures I have taken in a week because of my back up plan is a concern and am trying to remember to do an extra one when I have extra special pics. I though from you post you had lost all of your LR catalog and that just would have been unthinkable. But hey you are an expert at dealing with problems. Oh was that mean.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great shot, I like to see a different view of the landscape, those reflections are fab.
Hope you get your computer problems sorted, nothing worse than coming home from an amazing trip like this and not having access to all your images.
posted March 29th, 2017  
@joansmor The university computer lab folks were able to recover my backup from Sunday night before we left Iceland! Amazing as they couldn't do it at the Apple store. So, you're right...I did have catalogue backups from each day, but they were on the frozen computer. So, all is now good as they recovered the most recent backup and it's now safely on the loaner computer and functioning fine. Whew!!
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great shot . I`m not a fan of capture cars but by seeing this pic. I`ve to reconsider my opinion. Starting with fav. this one.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great shot indeed..
posted March 29th, 2017  
Great shot
posted March 29th, 2017  
Always love your photography. Great shot.
posted March 29th, 2017  
Beautiful image- so glad your images were recovered!
posted March 29th, 2017  
I like the perspective here -- behind the scenes. I also think black and white was a great choice for this image. Love it! And it's a relief your computer is safe :)
posted March 29th, 2017  
Cool shot, Taffy.
posted March 30th, 2017  
Wow lovely reflections Taffy!
posted March 30th, 2017  
I see him. Nice reflections.
posted March 30th, 2017  
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