|How did I miss this yawning Galapagos Sea Lion?|
Last week, as I was preparing my article about dealing with Chromatic
Aberration, I searched my RAW archives for images that demonstrated the phenomena. I eventually found some good examples, but I was reminded that, whenever I wander about in my archives, I always find neglected treasures. Images that I can't believe I left behind, unrealized. All of the images here, except the broad Brattleboro glade, were rediscoverd during this one search.
Maine Shore Rediscovered
|Pemaquid Shore, Maine|
|New Harbor Buoys, Maine|
I know why it happens. When I get home from a shoot, I upload the images, convert them to DNG, geotag them, add appropriate meta data and rename. I then dive in, excited to get to work on the pictures with the most potential. There are always images that are obvious misses. I delete some, but not as many as I should. If I'm lucky there are a few that are worth further effort. I try to remember to label these with a yellow flags. As I complete work on the best, I change the flag to green on the parent RAW files, but inevitably, before I can get back to all my "yellows", I come back from my next shoot and the poor orphan images are forgotten.
|Minnewawa Brook, Marlborough, NH|
|Golden Ferns, Spofford, NH|
|Bratttleboro Glade, My first Look|
some shots of the leaves outside of my old office in Brattleboro, Vermont. I ended up printing a nice broad image of the glade, but when I revisited the archive last week, a previously ignored close-up leaped out at me. After a well desired, self-inflicted, dope slap, I got to work on the image and now I like it much better than the original, rather routine, rendering.
|I prefer this, new found, view of the glade in Brattleboro|
So my quick search for Chromatic Aberration became an exciting, several hours long, treasure hunt. I salvaged images from a previous ride along the Maine coast, autumn color from seasons past, our trip to Yellowstone last summer and from our amazing 2009 trip to the Galapagos Islands.
|Faithful Run-Off, Yellowstone|
|Blue Recovery: Fringed Gentian|
The value of a fresh look is remarkable and I urge you to take the
|Sally Lightfoot Watching the Galapagos Sunset|
Galapagos Islands Rediscovered
|Galapagos Sea Lion Blocking our way home|