Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lone Tree.....

The moon rises in Georgetown, ME on the last day of July.

Monday, June 29, 2020

A Wilderness Getaway....

I just spent a week at Spencer Pond Camps, which is in a secluded area in northern Maine, not too far from Moosehead Lake, I kayaked, hiked and did plenty of photography and video filming while there. These two imagess were taken next to the cabin I rented. The hare would make an appearance each evening and would allow a fairly close approach, those grey lumps on its face are ticks, unfortunately it was covered with them.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

8 Months in the Planning...

Last August I visited Grand Falls and whenever I'm at a new location I check the Photographer's Ephemeris to see if there is any potential for astrophotography in that area. If you don't know, in a nutshell, the ephemeris lets you know where the sun will rise, the moon will set, etc. in the location you're in. Using the augmented reality feature and also setting the calendar for a future date, you can plan on future shoots. In August the app showed me the Milky Way would be right above the waterfall in late May of this year. For the past eight months I've been planning this trip, the only concern was would the weather cooperate? Well it did, there wasn't a cloud in the sky all weekend. In this image the galactic center of the Milky Way isn't directly above the waterfall but an hour later it was. I have photographs of it being there but by then I was light painting the waterfall but the artificially lit falls didn't look natural to me. I prefer this image even though the center is not directly over the waterfall. Here's a video I shot from that trip: Memorial Day Weekend camping trip.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Spring Has Finally Sprung....

Even though the calendar says it's spring, in these parts it can take a while for warm weather to arrive. I went out on a shoot the other day and found these violets growing next to Sabattus River.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Colors Were Stunning....

This photo was taken during the weekend I spent van camping last month. As I mentioned in my previous post I shot plenty of video including photographing this waterfall, Moxie Falls. The ten minute video can be seen here on Youtube by clicking this link: Autumn Van Camping.

Friday, October 25, 2019

It's Not Always About the Grand Landscape...

I recently spent a weekend camping in the West Forks area during the peak autumn leaf color. Everywhere you looked the bright hues were over whelming. Here are a couple images I took on my final day, it was misty and damp so I decided to take more intimate photos. I also shot a lot of video and a post on Youtube will be following shortly.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Miss Angie II.....

Here's another boat photo from the coastal trip I took earlier this summer. These boats were in Lubec and like the other posts from this trip I also uploaded a video to Youtube that can be seen by clicking this link: Coastal Trip pt. 3.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Here's another image from the coastal trip I took earlier this summer. It was taken in Stonington, Maine at sunset. As I've mentioned before, I took a lot of video of the trip and I even filmed the sequence where I took this photo. You can check out the whole video here on Youtube.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Here's another photo from the multi-day road trip up the coast of Maine I recently took with my friend Mike, photography being our main purpose. The lighting during the day was very harsh and contrasty which makes photography tricky but a lot of times an image will look good in black and white under these conditions. That's what I opted for with this photo. This is Grindstone Point in Winter Harbor. At the time we didn't know where we were but I looked it up after the fact. The hill in the distance is Acadia National Park. I also shot a lot of video and if interested you can check it out here: on Youtube

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Aurora...?

I went out last night attempting to photograph the northern lights and this is what I got. I couldn't see anything with the naked eye but the camera picked up those light colored swirls in the upper right. They could be clouds for all I know, but at least I got a shooting star in the center. Fort Kent in far northern Maine would've been the place to be to get some good images.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Coastal Sunrise....

I recently took a multi-day road trip up the coast of Maine, this photo represents the first stop, sunrise at Reid State Park. More to follow.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Cold Stream Falls....

I recently spent a weekend hiking and camping in my van in West Forks, Maine. It was the new moon weekend and the objective was to do some astrophotography but unfortunately the clouds moved in making that a no go. I was with my friend Mike and we ended up climbing Coburn Mt. and hiking into Cold Stream Falls, which you see in the photo above. I also shot a video while I was there and it can be seen on Youtube by clicking here.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Overnight Camping in My Van....

I recently took a trip north to camp in my van for a night. The autumn colors were almost at peak. Even though I didn’t take any photographs because the weather conditions didn’t quite cooperate, I did manage to shoot some video footage. I did put together a Youtube video that can be checked out by clicking here

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tent by Fire Light.......

Here's another photo from the Seboomook camping trip. This didn't come out how I had envisioned because the next campsite over had a fire going so it lit up the whole area cancelling out the light from inside the tent. Not everything goes as planned.