Hiking With My Mum at Elk Island National Park | Memory Lane

by on August 11, 2018

This image has been sitting on my hard drive for 8 years. I have a number of others taken from this hike on the south loop at Elk Island National Park one summer morning, yet this one I just discovered tonight. How did I miss it or simply skip by it? Surely, I would have noticed it when revising my workflow last year, right? Yet somehow this particular one escaped me, or perhaps I simply forgot about it. The other images showcase my mum’s sparkling green eyes and beautiful reddish-brown hair, and while this image below is not as good as the others technically speaking, and you certainly do not see most of her face (which is how I know I won’t be slaughtered for sharing it), I love this image. It has quickly turned out to be my favourite from the lot. I caught her having a giggle whilst talking to her colleague on the phone as I walked (stumbled) up towards her with the camera in hand, clicking away. How ridiculously cute is my mum?

Black and white candid of my mum whilst hiking at Elk Island National Park.


This image was made with my old lady Canon 1D Mark III and the 70-200mm ƒ2.8. I am not too keen on dragging that gear around these days and I keep saying one of these days I am going to snap up the Fujinon XF 56mm ƒ1.2 to lighten the load for landscapes – and that is still the jam plan. However, after sorting through images of my folks tonight, I think the main reason I am going to grab the glass is to make more images of my family. They are far cuter than any landscape could be …


See you in the field!





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