Monday, November 20, 2017

A Departure For Me.....

Last Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of this blog. In keeping with it's name every single photograph I've posted in the last 10 years has been taken in the state of Maine. Today I've decided to depart from that at least with this post. Back in early October I took a trip to New Mexico to explore and photograph the Bisti/De-Za-Nin wilderness area. This was my second trip there, going for the first time back in 2016. This area is very remote and you won't run into many people, my kid of trip, it's also a black and white photographers paradise. The interesting rock formations, hills and hoodoos provide plenty of shapes and tones to get very creative with. The two photos posted here were both taken during blue hour, in this case, after the sun had set. I also shot some video and just posted some footage on Youtube. Give it a watch to get a better sense of the place, to give it a view just click here: Bisti Video. Here's to another 10 years of posting to this blog.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wide Angle Waterfall....

After photographing the sunflowers and corn field, as seen in the previous post, I headed to my original destination. It's the same area I was on Memorial day and this image was taken on Labor day so I book ended the summer at the same location. The water was flowing a little less so I was able to access this particular cascade. With a higher water flow it's tough to navigate the narrow gorge where this fall appears unless you're wearing waders.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sunflowers and Corn Field...

Earlier this month I took a ride to Andover to photograph the Ellis River by the Cascade Trail. On the way there I passed this scene and had to pull over and grab some shots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Photographing Waterfalls....

In late May I paid a visit to Andover and the West Branch of The Ellis River to photograph waterfalls. Above is one of the photos I took. While there I also filmed a video, for a better sense of the area and to view more photos I took that day, watch the video on Youtube, here's the link: Photographing waterfalls.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bluebird Visitor...

This past Monday a bluebird was checking out a nest box I set out specifically to attract bluebirds. Now I'm hoping they actually use it to raise some young so I can get better photographs, they checked it out last year but chose not to utilize it. When a pair of chickadees started building a nest in the box, the bluebirds chased them off and the house remained empty.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pineland Farms Flower Garden Video...

Here's another video I've just completed of the Pineland Farms flower garden. For those of you in the north, enjoy, it'll be a while before we see these conditions again. Click here: Pineland Farms.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Another Video Offering...

I haven't posted lately because I've actually been making more videos than taking photographs. The link to my latest video can be found below. If you like the content, please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can be notified of any new video postings. The next one is already being edited. Papermill Trail After a Blizzard.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

No Photo But.....

I haven’t taken many photos this summer but I went kayaking on Merrymeeting Bay while I was on vacation back in June. I brought my video camera with me and got the video edited and posted to Youtube the other day. Check it out here: Kayaking on Merrymeeting Bay.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Patiently Waiting...

My bearded irises are in full bloom right now and they attract some interesting visitors.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Night Time Sentry....

I came up with the idea to shoot this image last year but before I did I saw a photo like it on someone else's website. I didn't want it to seem like I was copying an unoriginal idea so I never took the photograph. This year I reconsidered because even though it's the same subect, everyone has there own way of seeing things. Last Monday after work I drove to Land's End to take the picture. This is a blend of two images, one with the lens focused at infinity for the milkyway and the second focused on the statue. For the statue I used live view and zoomed in on the head and by lighting it up with my flashlight I was able to see to get a sharp focus. Both exposures were 30 seconds at f2.8, there's a building right behind me and behind the building there was a street light providing enough ambient light to illuminate the statue.

Friday, May 27, 2016

One Of My Favorite Places...

Sabattus River is one of my favorite places to photograph. It doesn't matter how many times I go there I always find something new to take a picture of.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Complimentary Colors...

I took this photo yesterday in my flower garden.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Shine On....

The moon rising over the Cribwork Bridge in Harpswell. This bridge was built in 1927 and is the only one of its kind in the world, the gaps in the stones allow for the ebb and flow of the tides.