Tagging and Indexing Images

I am going through my photos in the Organiser of Photoshop Elements. I seldom use the editor so the full program is a bit of overkill. I should do some research and look for another program that lets me add captions, descriptions, tags (in hierarchies), add to a map and add to an album hierarchy.

I am a little surprised at how many files I have not cataloged. I am going to be busy. But while I am at it I am finding some that I quite like. Some of them are worth sharing.

New Mill and Weir, Saltaire

Working at Salts Mill made it handy for getting photos like this, but I had to plan it because I don’t always take my tripod to work with me.

Horse on the skyline

I remember a few years back I saw a horse and rider on the brow of a hill. The sky was white and snow was on the ground. At the time I wished I had my camera with me. I would have needed a long lens to make anything of it but it was a brilliant photo in my head. This shot reminded me of those thoughts.

When I have been out and about along the river people have often said “I’d love to see a Kingfisher. Never seen one.” I hope many of them have been successful. The main thing you have to do it turn up your senses. Listen for the high “peep” and then look. In this case I needed to follow my own advice. I didn’t hear anything.

And it wasn’t until after I had pressed “delete” that I noticed the little flash of blue on the tree trapped on the Hirst Wood weir on the river Aire.

Thankfully the program I was using puts things in the Recycle Bin so I could get it back.

This one of the Moon reflected on the weir at Roberts Park was taken about the same time as the one of New Mill above but 3 days later.

This is a view of the river at Denso Marston Nature Reserve taken in March 2012.

There is no topic to the images I am putting in this post other than they are ones I am finding interesting as I go through and add tags to them in the Organiser.

This one is of an unused part of Salts Mill. It is the roof space two floors above what is the Pace Gym. The left hand windows look out onto what is the Salts Piazza. I went up there to see if the windows gave me a better view of the Kestrels that were nesting. The windows only opened at the top and the view was quite poor.

This one is of aerial acrobatics suspended from a Helium filled sphere. The building in the background is Bradford City Hall. The event was the official opening of City Park.

The two ropes from the sphere were fastened to two people who could move about. As they moved further apart the sphere would come lower. On several occasions she was able to touch the up-raised hands of the people below.

I have only managed to go through two months worth of uncatalogued photos. At this rate I will be looking like the character above before I have finished.

This was spotted in one of the apartment windows of Victoria Mills, Shipley.

St Aidans Nature Park 14 Feb 2019 (Bearded Tit)

Bearded Tit

On Thursday 14 Feb 2019 the sky was nice and clear so I decided to go along to St Aidans RSPB Nature Park. I had seen loads of reports and photos on the internet about a male Bearded Tit that, for some reason, was showing itself rather well at the water’s edge.

From the visitor centre I could see people with cameras and tripods congregating around a small area of one of the lakes. I didn’t fancy elbowing my way in so I went for a walk around first.

Canada Goose

Apart from some Gulls flying around the first birds were some Canada Geese flying from the grassy slopes across to the far side of the park.

Crested Grebe

Several Great Crested Grebe were around.

Crested Grebe

Some showing off their crests.

Reed Beds

The reed beds there are quite extensive and no doubt hide many birds.

Tufted Duck

They also create reflections on the water.

Mute Swan

This Mute Swan, coming in to land, touched its wing tips to the water. Amazing control.

Mute Swan

Then Swan then put its brakes down and skidded along for a few yards.

Mute Swan
Shooting the Bearded Tit

By the time I had waled around the lake the mass of photographers had reduced somewhat so I went to see the male Bearded Tit.

Bearded Tit

I spent a bit of time walking up and down the path keeping pace with the bird that was showing well. Even posing while clinging to two different reed stalks.

Bearded Tit

It didn’t seem the least bit interested in us and looked as though it would hop past those that were actually standing on the bank in the reeds in front of it.

Bearded Tit

The behaviour of this bird has surprised a few people. I have read that one person is suggesting that the beak of the bird is unusual and that this might mean that it can’t feed on the seeds of the reeds in the same way the others in the park can. The others will be well hidden in the thick reed beds.

Bearded Tit

Normally the upper beak is slightly longer than the lower one and curls over the end slightly. This bird looks as though its upper bill is curved along its length and is shorter than the lower one. Perhaps that means it is having to feed in a different way.

Visitor Centre

This photo shows the visitor centre for the park with a Bucyrus-Erie coal shovel behind it. Kestrels and Stock Doves are known to nest on it and it looks as though the same is going to happen this year.

View over the lakes

This view of the Nature Park was taken about four o’clock as the sun was getting lower in the sky.

Sunset at St Aidans

And this one was taken just after five as the sun was setting. This is just after I had been watching 3 Roe Deer on the slopes over my right shoulder.

There are a few more photos of my visit in the flickr album here.

Saturday Afternoon at Denso 2 Feb 2019

Resting young Roe Deer buck

Being retired I try to keep the weekends for those that work, but on Saturday the sunshine and sky kept pulling at me, I gave in and went out in the afternoon. Usually I go down the path that is opposite the lay-by at the end of the path from Hoyle Court Rd. but this means that the afternoon sun can be in my eyes. This time I decided to go down to the river via the path next to Teledyne so the sun would be over my right shoulder when walking down river.

With the work that National Powergrid had done, the other side of the river looks a lot more open, but it is still difficult to spot things unless they are making a noise or moving.

Roe Deer

Fortunately these three Roe Deer were sauntering along on the other side so I spotted them. They didn’t seem too worried about me keeping up with them.

Roe Deer

They even settled down for a while. Four o’clock in the afternoon seemed a bit early to be settling down for the night.

Roe Deer

Even though they were resting they still kept alert.

Roe Deer

After a few minutes they were on the move again, still going down river until they were spooked, they turned and then off they went, bounding along, up the slope, and disappeared. Someone in the next field with a free-running dog may have been the cause


A male Kestrel perched at the top of a tree on the other side of the river for a few seconds.


And then a Grey Heron flew in and strutted about for a while but didn’t seem to be finding anything to eat.


In the nature reserve are a couple of bird feeding stations so the smaller birds had food to be going at. Quite a few Dunnocks were around. They weren’t too worried about sharing the food on the floor with the Rats.

Ringed Robin

The Robins tended to keep themselves further away but still posed for a photo. This one has been ringed.

As usual you can click on the photos to view them in their album on flickr but there are no extra ones to view.