This is not an article about hiking down the trail, camera gear set and ready hoping that a fabulous landscape or a wild beast may be just around the next corner. Rather, it is about finding a hidden gem, long ago saved and forgotten in my image catalogue.
When I first delved into digital photography I set a goal to learn as much as possible about the software required to store and develop my images. The glitzy part, image development, was what I was interested in. I spent a lot of time with this. The rating and key wording part, not so much.
This week, I’ve been reviewing my image catalogue in search of images that I will submit to this year’s Artwalk in Lake Country, B.C. Held annually in September submissions for jurying must be received by July 1st.
Had I established a comprehensive rating and key wording system this would be a much easier process. Fortunately, I have a fairly well organized image file system. Organized by date, with each file appropriately titled I can at lease zero in on specific shoots to find images for my selection list.
‘Time Travel’ though is interesting. Reminiscing about long past photo outings, hikes, camera walks and travel destinations makes the search for selection possibilities a more positive exercise.
Canvas is my favoured media for displaying images at Artwalk. These I like to print large. As I reduce my list to about 5 or 6 candidates they must be suitable for printing large and on canvas.
The images below are selection of those under consideration for submission to this year’s Lake Country Artwalk.