This is why I love video as much as stills photography…priceless.
Last night I had the task of offloading all our DV video tapes to my old computer…this takes time as you have to do it “real time” and either watch every tape or head off to make tea whilst they offload.
It didn’t take long before I was transfixed to my screen as I watched hour after hour of footage I had taken up to 16 years ago. This included:
- My time in Gran Canaria (1998-2001)
- Life with Sonia (my wife) pre kids…
- My kids being born and growing up
It was fantastic and before I knew it, it was midnight.
There was one batch of clips that I had forgotten about that was quite special from way back in 2001. We used to go out on a friends boat a fair bit whether fishing or scuba diving off the coast of Gran Canaria and on this one particular day, our fishing was interrupted by one of the coolest things…
The largest pod of Atlantic Dolphins I have ever seen decided to come and play with us for a while. Most of us have seen Dolphins at some point, normally in a zoo, but there is nothing quite like seeing them miles from shore, civilization, and totally in their own environment.
What a magical day and one that will stay with me forever…