Who is Eric Moore?
Honestly, I haven’t the foggiest idea who Eric is. But I did find his camera’s memory card at a Vista Point in Oregon about a week and a half ago. The mysteriously abandoned 2 GB Kingston SD card was chock full of memories (398 to be exact) and was laying conspicuously face-up, undamaged on a curbside along Hwy 5 at an unmarked Vista Point.
The card, was labeled “Eric Moore #3” by way of black Sharpie.
It was remarkable really - that the blistering Oregon sun or the sandblaster-like winds didn’t take an irreversible toll on the fragile, internal workings of the SD media. More astonishing is that the card was actually still there, unclaimed and undiscovered in plain daylight at a somewhat frequently visited Vista Point on a very busy interstate. Because, you see, if the date marked on the digital photographs is any indication of how long the card had been sitting there, we have a small miracle on our hands.
The photos were “created” on Saturday, May 30, 2009, @ 9:29:30 AM. This could very well be the date they were taken but not the fateful day they fell out of Eric’s loosely tied knapsack — which further adds to the mystery.
But what we can also see from the information imprinted on the digital photograph, is that Eric used a “100CASIO” to take his snapshots — a Casio digital camera. The photos were a couple of megabytes each, so he wasn’t using a low-quality mode to capture his memories. Given this and the sheer number of photos that were contained on the SD card, Eric has suffered a somewhat tragic loss here.
I hope this entry can help Eric to reclaim his photos, which I would be happy to mail back to him should this post find him at some point in the future. Eric, if you are reading this, click HERE to send me an e-mail.
Some of Eric’s Photos
Beautiful Himalayan Mountains
A map detailing the Himalayan Mountain Range (with mountain names)
Eric did some Paragliding with the Sunrise Paragliding company in Pokhara, Nepal
Here is a great shot of a little Nepalese girl
Eric showing his appreciation for the majesty of the mountain
Here is a great shot of some colored kayaks
Eric Moore eats well on his excursions - yum!
One more self-portrait for the road Eric
Hopefully, through the magic of the Internet, I can get Eric his pictures back and put this mystery to rest. As mentioned, this is only a small sample of some of the amazing photographs contained on this memory card. Any human being who has experienced a trip of this magnitude (especially a photog like Eric) has to be experiencing a major sense of disappointment at such a loss.
Eric, may this post find you in peace. Namaste!