I haven’t written about The Photowalk podcast for a while … so it’s time to promote it again.

Are you interested in photography? Are you mostly interested in the photos, the stories behind the photos, the photographers? Then I really recommend that head over to The Photowalk web site and listen to a few episodes. I can’t promise that you will like the show, but I think the chances are high, very high.

The show content can be divided into two parts: The Interviews and The Letters. The letters are written by the listeners of the show, and can range from mundane observations of the world, to moving descriptions of life changing events. The other part are interviews with various interesting photographers, the interviews are expertly done by the show host Neale James. I can’t really explain how he does the interviews, but he always manage to bring out interesting stories from the interviewees.

Of all the available photo related podcats, this is the one I find most interesting. Highly recommended.

I’ve found it to be very convenient to edit photos on my iPad, it’s not where I edit 100+ photos but if I got less than 50, then I really like editing in Lightroom Mobile. My main photo app is Lightroom Classic, I’m not enthusiastic about it, but I’m used to it and knows how to edit my photos. With the promise that I can sync photos I’ve imported and edited in LR Mobile to LR Classic, it seems like a no-brainer to use this combo.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The syncing between LR Mobile and Classic is 100% unreliable! Unreliable in the sense that there is always one or more photos that LR Classic tries to sync, but it never finishes. This mean that I don’t know if the photo has been copied from “LR Cloud” to my desktop, sometimes it has, and sometimes it hasn’t.

Searching for a solution, a common comment is “Let it be, it will sort itself out eventually”, my experience is that it doesn’t happen. I’ve been waiting for weeks, but Classic is still waiting for the same photo to finish syncing. Numerous times I’ve tried starting from scratch, deleting everything in “LR Cloud”, then start to import new photos on my iPad and usually in a day or two I have a photo that doesn’t finish syncing.

Yesterday, something happened that made me decide to stop trying. I had taken two photos on my phone that I needed on my desktop, the photos had synced on my iPad and everything looked OK. However, Classic refused to download them and instead was trying to finish a sync of another photo. I tried everything I could come up with to get Classic “un-stuck”, but I couldn’t figure something that worked. Instead, I exported the RAW file to Photos, let it sync to my Mac (less than a minute), exported it from Photos to my desktop and imported it into Classic where I could do what I needed to do (printing).

This was the final straw and I decided that from now on, I’ll be importing photos into Photos on my iPad, do my editing in Darkroom and later archive the photos in Classic using PhotoSync. This means that my editing will disappear, and it’s a bit cumbersome. But, according to my experience, it’s 100% rock solid. I will of course test LR Mobile once in a while to see if the syncing have improved (it hasn’t in several years, so I’m not holding my breath).

I’m amazed the Adobe hasn’t managed to get this to work, given that they have had such a long time to fix it.

It’s now been 3.5 weeks since I got Covid and my health have had its ups and downs. When I first got Covid I got exhausted and didn’t have much concentration/energy, but after a week it felt OK to go back to work again (I should probably have stayed home for another couple of days). While I didn’t get really sick, my wife got it much worse, I’m struggling to get back to “normal” again.

I quickly get tired, and I feel like I’m losing my breath much faster than before Covid. At first, it was just a feeling, but then my Apple Watch helpfully pinged and told me to look in the Health app. I, of course, opened it and was told there was a trend change in the number of breaths per minute, turns out that I take approximately 15% more breaths now than before Covid.

To make things worse, this Tuesday I felt exhausted after work … in fact, I felt exactly like 3 weeks earlier when I first got Covid. My first thought was, “You can’t have Covid a second time in three weeks, right??”

It wasn’t Covid, so I assume it’s a common cold … but it has hit me harder than any cold in a very long time. To be honest, I feel quite exhausted and basically just want to sleep … no, not really because that means that I would be coughing all the time. Today I got another ping from my Apple Watch with a new suggestion to look in the Health app. And surely enough there had been a change in my pulse, a 15% increase.

Fortunately, things are a bit better today, so hopefully I’ll get rid of this cold soon and just have the remains of Covid to deal with. But no ju-jutsu sessions, no long walks, or anything exhausting in the near future.

Tip: avoid Covid if you can.