Sifting through old images

As we get more into winter Im finding fewer things to photograph. Which means i have plenty of time and no excuses to not be cleaning up my hard drives.

I struggle some times to see through un-processed images. Shooting flat RAW images  means that you don’t see the potential strait away. The images I edit first are the most memorable ones from a shoot, leaving many sitting un-processed for a long time.

The great thing about programmes such as Lightroom and Capture One Pro is that you can play with the images whilst they still remain in a catalogue rather than opening them all individually in Photoshop.

I took this image on the way down from Pikes Peak. The light was going pretty quickly so it was a rushed shot taken handheld. This is where image stabilised lenses really shine.

Canon 5D MK II with 70-200mm

1/125 sec
ISO 800

These shots were taken in a canyon in Natural Bridges National Park, Utah. The trail was three miles long and ran through a miniature paradise. Full size trees grew in the at the base of the canyon. I chose to include a walker (aka my dad) to give a sense of scale.

There was even remains of ancient Anasazi Indian buildings (Ancestral Puebloans) hidden under overhangs in the rock. It’s just a great place to sit and just image what it would be like to live in such a place.