Recently my family went on a week and a half trip to visit family and friends over the spring break and Easter. I drove back home with my two oldest boys. Probably one of the key definitions of 'distracted driving' is taking photographs out windows, so I had the boys try to take some photos of the Rockies and some other stock photo worthy subjects :) Not that I had any expectations, but if they are interested I like to encourage them to take photos.
What I didn't expect was that they would erase the memory card with all of the trip photos on it! When we arrived home I put the memory card in the computer and found 38 photos of mostly blurry mountains and a shot of me in the rear view mirror but none of the hundreds of shots of the kids and family at Easter :( Fortunately, I had two tricks up my sleeve. Over the course of the holiday I did some stock photos, so I'd uploaded images from the card to my laptop. Through that form of backup I had most of the photos - but not the Easter egg hunt all the cousins did together on the morning we left.
The Sandisk Rescue Pro
software came to the rescue! It managed to recover all but the first few shots that were overwritten by new shots, so I ended up losing nothing. It did add a few hours to the initial import into Lightroom, and taught me a lesson: put in a fresh card before handing your camera to the kids! Here are a few shots I did over the week that might have been lost: