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  • Writer's pictureDesertsage Seals


As I write this I am waiting to hear back from the gentleman who will tell me whether the data on my hard drive can be recovered. I was driving, you see, and trying to transfer data at the same time. The car in front of me came to a sudden stop and naturally I hit the brakes, and here comes my hard drive flying across the cabin to crack me in the back of the head and then fall to the floor. When I pulled over and plugged it in again, it made some kind of weird beeping noise and was no longer recognizable by the computer. Several months' worth of gathering high quality footage is on that hard drive and may not be recoverable. In this blog we're going to take a step back and talk about setbacks on the job.

Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. Just when we think we have everything figured out, setbacks come knocking at our door, throwing us off course and challenging our resilience. These setbacks can take many forms — from a career setback to a health issue, from a failed relationship to financial struggles. No one is immune to them; they are an inevitable part of the human experience. Yet, it is how we respond to these setbacks that truly defines us.

Setbacks have a way of shaking us to our core, making us question ourselves and our abilities. In those moments, it's easy to feel defeated, to lose hope, and to give in to despair. But what if, instead of viewing setbacks as roadblocks, we saw them as opportunities for growth and self-discovery?

One of the most important lessons setbacks teach us is resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity, to adapt to change, and to keep moving forward despite the challenges we face. It's not about avoiding setbacks altogether but rather about how we navigate through them. Resilient individuals understand that setbacks are not the end of the road but merely a detour on the journey towards success and fulfillment.

Moreover, setbacks provide us with invaluable opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth. They force us to reevaluate our priorities, reassess our goals, and reconsider our approach to life. In the face of adversity, we discover strengths we never knew we had and uncover depths of resilience we never thought possible. Setbacks serve as catalysts for personal transformation, pushing us out of our comfort zones and propelling us towards our full potential.

Furthermore, setbacks foster empathy and compassion towards others who may be going through similar challenges. When we experience setbacks ourselves, we gain a newfound appreciation for the struggles of others. This empathy strengthens our connections with those around us and reinforces the importance of supporting one another through life's ups and downs.

It's important to remember that setbacks are not a reflection of our worth or abilities. They are simply a natural part of the human experience, a reminder that life is unpredictable and full of surprises. Instead of allowing setbacks to define us, let us embrace them as opportunities for growth, resilience, and self-discovery.

So, the next time life throws you a curveball, remember that setbacks are not the end of the road but merely a bend in the path. Embrace them, learn from them, and let them propel you towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. After all, it's not about how many times we fall down but how many times we get back up again that truly matters.

Let's take a look now at the new camera we've been talking about in the past several blogs. I've had this for about a week now and have had the chance to take a few shots with it, zoom shots and pan shots and still shots and whatnot. Below you'll see a clip of me zooming in on the city with this Canon EOS 90D and a 55-250mm f4-5.6 lens.

These Canon STM lenses give everything an intriguing look. The whole setup is very different than a Sony DSLR camera system and I'll tell you how. The look and feel of the Canon picture is smoother and more cinematic than on the Sony, in my humble opinion. Also the auto focus on the new Canon is a thousand times better, which was one of the main reasons I upgraded in the first place. The Sonys I had were built pretty solid, but this Canon is built like a tank. It feels good in your hands and looks good on you, too. Makes you feel like a professional filmmaker or photographer just by virtue of owning a camera like this.

It is said that only hobbyist can afford to own the ridiculously expensive cameras. Professionals buy what is reasonable within the budget and to efficiently turn out a profit. I believe this camera is the perfect mid-range point to professional filming or photography for someone who may wish to own a small production company or creates content full time.

So far the only thing I do not like about this camera is that the market is moving away from DSLRs, and that this particular model may be one of the last that Canon will make. There is a lot of talk about this online and some say it's a good thing for those who still want to buy or own a DSLR because prices on them will be falling. Also there is a greater lens selection for DSLRs than for mirrorless cameras and the prices on those will be falling as well. Many believe it is a strategy to make more sales. Obviously it is in Canon's best interest to entice all of their consumers into entirely new and more expensive mirrorless camera systems. What good is a consumer if they're happy with the things they already have?

It is also said that the DSLR camera is not going obsolete anytime in the foreseeable future, so while everyone jumps on the band wagon with the new mirrorless camera craze, those buying into a DSLR camera system may be the ones to benefit more. Still, you see the market trend and the thought of going against it makes you a little uneasy. So there are my thoughts, likes and dislikes about this new (to me) Canon EOS 90D.

In today's corresponding video, please enjoy this well articulated testimonial from one of our trusted neighbors right here in Thornton, Colorado. He is shocked by the offensive conduct on the jobsite. Wait a minute, is that right?? Watch the video and find out!

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