Don't Delete History

I took this image of the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies in 2006. It stayed in a folder until now. I'm glad I didn't delete it. With the rate at which glaciers are melting, our images may be all that's left of them. Too often I hear photographers talk about only keeping the "good ones" and deleting the rest in order to save room on their hard drive. However, after reading this article about Dirck Halstead and his image of the Clinton/Lewinski embrace, I decided to save just about all of my files, and create a backup system that was logical, and redundant. With Lightroom 2, this has become a lot easier, and I would recommend it to anyone in need of an organizational system. Hard drive space has become very affordable, and you never know if and when a particular image will be relevant. If you took the time to shoot it, you might as well store it.