This was the most halloweeny looking photo I could find in my archives so I thought it would be appropriate to post it. Of course it was taken at my favorite spot, Sabattus River.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
My first book is finally complete and I must say it came out pretty nice. Above is a horizontal version of the cover shot. If you'd like a better look at it just click on the banner on the right of this page, the book can also be ordered by clicking the banner.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday morning it was clear and cold and there was a heavy frost outside so I had to get out there and take some photos. The sun was shining through some trees behind this leaf and one beam was highlighting the frost making the edges glow. On mornings like this you have to move quickly because once the sun hits the frost it melts.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here's a leftover photo from last month that I didn't post. I was going to use it for the cover of my book but I ended up using a better one, one I have not posted to this blog. The book is complete and at the printer and I should have a copy in my hand by next week.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I took this photo last Thursday. I should've used my polarizing filter to get rid of the glare on the leaf but it was a real dim day and a polarizer cuts the light so I was afraid the shutter speed would be too slow and would cause a blurry picture.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This may very well be the last flower photo I take this season. We've had frosts for the last three mornings and this morning it was the coldest, 22 degrees farenheit. When I went out to get the paper I noticed this mouse eared hawkweed by the side of the road so I went back in to get my camera.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday afternoon I had to go to Lisbon Falls so on the way home I decided to stop by the Papermill Trail for a walk, that's the trail that follows Sabattus River. I went to my favorite spot and I noticed a heron sitting on a rock right in the middle of some rapids but I didn't have my camera. I decided to go home and get it hoping the heron would still be there when I got back. It was, but just in a different area, there were actually two of them and these are a couple of the shots I got.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This is the same little waterfall that I posted on Monday but a horizontal format and just to the left of the clump of grass that was in Mondays picture. The far left of this photo is the section I photographed for my post on Oct. 3rd, that photo was looking across the waterfall. When I find a nice subject I like to move around and shoot it from different angles to make sure I get the best shot possible.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Regular visitors to this blog may recognize this group of beech trees, I posted pictures of the same group of trees earlier in the year, I have a winter version and a spring version posted. Like I mentioned the other day; typically during this time of year the water flow is real low so there would be barely a trickle behind these trees, I'm glad it isn't the case. Timing is everything, I took the photo last Friday and you can tell about half of the leaves have already dropped, we've had some windy days this week so today these trees are bare.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here's another picture from early Friday morning, it's been windy so most of the leaves have already blown off these trees. When they say the fall season is fleeting, they're not kidding, snow will be flying before we know it.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I took this photo Friday morning by Sabattus River but at a different section then where I was on Thursday. I thought it was interesting that one branch on this maple was already red while the rest of the tree was still green.
Friday, October 3, 2008
It rained all night Wednesday into Thursday morning but after I posted to my blog yesterday I noticed the rain had stopped but it was still nice and overcast. Autumn colors look best under overcast skies, the colors are more saturated, so I took a drive to one of my favorite spots on the Sabattus River. This is just off the Papermill Trail in Lisbon Falls, which is a nice paved trail about a mile long that at some points is right next to the river. The photo above is about hundred feet off the path. Shortly after I got back home it started raining again so I timed it right; I'll be posting more from yesterdays little hike next week.