As photographers many of us have had rediscovered moments when we’ve gone through some of our unprocessed image files and found some useable photographs. Over the past few weeks I’ve been cleaning up some old photography files that for whatever reason I left dormant and unprocessed. This article shares some rediscovered moments.
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This image of a bald eagle in flight was captured back in early October 2021. While bald eagles are spotted from time to time at Hendrie Valley they are often too distant to make viable photographic subjects.
The next three images date back to August 2021 and were captured at the Biggar Lagoon Wetlands in Grimsby Ontario. I was watching a Great Blue Heron as it was wading in one of the ponds. It suddenly did a quick jump out of the water. Perhaps it had been startled by a turtle or something else beneath the surface of the pond.
This was one of those situations when something completely unexpected happens and you just react to the action.
The photograph above was captured at Hendrie Valley and shows a Great Blue Heron after it has just taken flight. I had a number of typical captures from this image run which is likely why I hadn’t processed these files earlier. This image dates back to May 2021.
The photograph above dates back to August 2021. It was captured handheld using the M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS along with the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter at a focal length of 800 mm, efov 1600 mm, ISO-6400.
The next three rediscovered moments are photographs of a dragonfly that I captured in my backyard in September 2021. I used the rear screen on my E-M1X to compose these images as the dragonfly was quite low to the ground. The short minimum focusing distance of the M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS helped me create these photographs.
The next seven consecutive photographs are from a Pro Capture H run captured at Hendrie Valley in September 2021. This series of photographs document a ‘slice of life moment’ that in of themselves seem mundane. When captured with technology like Pro Capture H I find these moments to be quite captivating.
Here is another image from August 2021. Although I had no opportunity to photograph this osprey catching a fish, it did fly by close enough to allow me to capture this image.
My guess is that the bird in the next photograph is a Northern Shoveler duck. This image was captured in early December 2021 at Windemere Basin Park in Hamilton Ontario.
The following photograph of a red winged blackbird taking flight was captured at Hendrie Valley in June 2021 using Pro Capture H.
The final photographs in this article were captured at Hendrie Valley in October 2021 as what could best be described as a ‘turn and shoot” moment.
If you have some older photography files that have been sitting idle as you’ve not found the time to process them… now is as good a time as any to go through them. You may find some rediscovered moments that bring back some positive memories.
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. Crops are noted. This is the 1,125 article published on this website since its original inception in 2015.
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