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There is a meme going around that works like this:

Go to your picture files
Go to your 6th folder.
Go to your 6th picture.
Tell us about it.


This of course ought to be the perfect meme for me. You may have noticed that I take copious numbers of photographs. But I can't.

The sixth folder is empty. It doesn’t contain any photographs.

I don't order my photographs like that. My folders are structured differently. The control freak in me means that I refuse to use the "My Photographs" folder (similarly any other preloaded folder, apart from music, which iTunes wouldn't let me change to suit the way I think: I had to do what it wanted, which annoyed me no end, since I much prefer doing what I want).

I use folders and subfolders to organise my photographs, and a nested taxonomy (one of my favourite words...) to order them; although the most dominant classification is “places”: and within places, by date.

There are other classifications: the sixth folder in my Photographs folder (which is a sub-folder itself – see, I said this didn’t work for me) is “landscape”, but now most landscapes I take are subsumed in “places”. Other folders are “portraits”, “art images”, “botanic gardens” (which hasn’t been used for a long, long time, and should really be moved to “places/Edinburgh”…), “art images”, “events” and “music”. All of these intersect, of course: I understand the use of tags here (though I don’t use tags, apart from when I have dumped my photographs onto flickr ) to cross-reference.

I was thinking I would instead chose a favourite photograph; but I do that regularly (and I am about to post many pictures, later today) – and of course I write about them.

So you can make do with those, instead.

It’s just the way my mind works.
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