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.
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I live in Lewiston, Maine and have for most of my life. I've always had an interest in nature; as a kid I read books by Edwin Way Teal, Rachael Carson, among others, and I used to love studying the Golden Nature Guides. When I got into photography it was natural for me to take pictures of the natural world. A few years ago I got into kayaking and that allowed me to get to places I would never be able to by hiking and of course this gives me more photography oppurtunities. I realized years ago you don't have to travel to exotic locations to get good photographs. I have to admit I'm lucky to be living in a beautiful state with a lot of natural diversity, but I've taken good pictures right in my own back yard and neighborhood.