Bit of a Catch-up

I am still going through and indexing photos on my computer. Hopefully, if I ever finish the task, I will then be able to find the photos that I know I took but can’t remember exactly when, or even in some cases, where.

For instance I know I took a photo inside a wine shop when on one of my Ingress outings. Searching for “Wine” comes up with several wine related photos, including some rather drunk looking people, but a photo of Wino’s in Oldham was not there. I wanted to show the photo to someone so I decided to hunt for it. It is now tagged and indexed.

I managed to find the photos because I also let Google track my location. By looking at my timeline in Google maps I could see the date I was in Oldham and because Ingress uses GPS I was able to narrow it down to within an hour or two. I could then look through the folders on my computer that are organised by date and find the Wino’s photos.

Next time you are in Oldham why not pay the place a visit. They have a great selection and the owners are very knowledgeable. I did blog about my visit at the time. It looks as though the Saddleworth Wine Vault website I linked to in my blog post has been moved to a new “name” – The website covers both shops – Oldham and Uppermill.

I have yet to come across the photo of a Red Grouse that I know is there somewhere. A clear shot of the head peaking out between the Heather. Being able to find those will help when putting together the wildlife slide show talks I have been asked to do. I have dozens of Red Grouse photos indexed but not that one.

This one of the benches in Roberts Park is from 2013. (It is taking me a while to review and index shots from 2013. There are a lot that I have not touched since taking them off the camera.) I’m tempted to try this view using the camera on my phone. A lot more of it would be in focus but that was not the idea behind the original shot.

And now onto 2014. I have just been through and indexed a few landscape views of Baildon Moor but this one is a chilly sunrise in Roberts Park – 8:23 20 Jan. New Mill chimney on the left, Salts Mill chimney in the middle and The United Reform Church on the right.

The photo above is of the bandstand in Roberts Park. Very colourful with its nighttime lights on.

I’ll save this as draft now and perhaps add some more photos before posting.

I have now come across a sequence of Heron photos that I had forgotten. This is the moment that the Heron lunged for the fish.

The fish escaped for a split second but was soon caught again. The Heron held on to it then rearranged it in its beak and tipped it down its throat head first.

Wildlife on your doorstep – CBBC

Wildlife on your doorstep was an initiative between CBBC and Autumnwatch. They have a webpage for it here.

As you would expect several photos are on the page – and one of them is mine.
Redwing, Robert's Park

This is a Redwing in a Yew tree in Robert’s Park, Baildon that I took on 20 Oct 2011.

Given that I was contacted 5 months ago about this I am surprised I haven’t put anything on here before. Perhaps I kept it “in the family”.