Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

More Snorkeling...

I went back to Annabessacook Lake this past weekend to do more snorkeling, I purchased the Olympus TG-6 waterproof camera and wanted to give it a test run. The top photo is another pumpkinseed sunfish, the bottom one is a curious largemouth bass that swam up to me and was checking me out. The video I made on my first snorkeling adventure at Annabessacook can be seen by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Something A Little Different, Snorkeling...

I used to snorkel all the time when I was younger but it’s probably been almost 30 years since I snorkeled last. This weekend I finally got out again, took plenty of videos, and snapped some photos. The first fish is a largemouth bass and the other photos are pumpkin seed sunfish. I'll be posting the video on YouTube once the editing is complete.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Clear Cuts Can Be Pretty...

While I was staying at Spencer Pond Camps, Mike K. and I went on an exploratory drive one morning when the weather wasn't that great. While driving down an old logging road we came upon a recovering clearcut. When clear-cuts are complete, they can be pretty jarring to see in the wilderness, but after a few years, they start to recover. As this photo shows, wildflowers take advantage of the newly created open area and proliferate.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Otter and Moose Video....

I recently returned to Spencer Pond Camps for a five-day stay. I didn't take many photos or shoot much video on this trip. However, on my last evening, I ventured out for a paddle around the pond and was lucky enough to encounter a curious otter and a moose. The otter didn't stay around very long but I was able to get a few short clips of it checking me out. Below is a screen grab from the video. About twenty minutes later I came upon the moose. It was about 100 feet from shore and I could tell it was really bothered by the mosquitoes. In some of the clips, you can see how thick the mosquitoes were around it. You gotta feel bad for them, they don't have the ability to apply bug repellent as we do. Click here to check out the video: https://youtu.be/M5k9XMKTHqI

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Phoebe..

I'm longing for the warm temperatures and fresh new growth of spring. Won't be long now.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

A few birds showed up in my yard the other day during a snow storm. I was surprised to see the bluebirds because I thought they migrated south for the winter. A couple of them were checking out the the nest box even though they won't be nesting around here for a few months.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Blue Hour Cliffs....

I recently took a day trip to Acadia NP. The purpose was to photograph these cliffs with the golden light of the setting sun hitting them. Unfortunately clouds moved in, blocking the sun when the light would've been at its best. I decided to wait around till blue hour and got this image. I ended up walking the trail back to the vehicle in the dark.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Another From The Archives...

I went through my archives the other day and found this image I took during February of 2016. There was a sodium vapor street lamp behind me which cast a very orange glow to the lighthouse, I tried to get rid of the orange in Photoshop but didn't have any luck so I decided to convert to black and white. I'm glad I did because I think this version looks pretty good. I used Silver Effects Pro to convert and it did a real nice job of bringing out the Milky Way. It shows up more in this version than the color. The one thing I remember about this shoot was how cold it was, 10 below zero Fahrenheit, it was the first time my camera battery went dead because of the temperature.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Birthday Photo....

A photo I took of the Milky Way on the evening of my birthday earlier this month.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Moxie Bald Evening....

This is another image from the hike I took on Moxie Bald Mountain earlier this month. As I mentioned in my first Moxie Bald post I shot a video of the hike and I got it uploaded to Youtube and it can be viewed here.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Moosehead Lake Sunset....

I just spent the last five days camping on the northern edge of Moosehead Lake at Seboomook Wilderness Campground. Wednesday it rained all day but the skies cleared up enough for this spectacular sunset. The geese swimming by was a stroke of luck.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This past weekend I went on a backpacking trip to Moxie Bald Mountain in northern Maine. I've done plenty of hiking but this was my first overnighter. The original intent was to spend the night in a tent and do some astrophotography, unfortunately clouds moved in and prevented clear skies so photographing the Milky Way didn't happen. The first photo in this series was taken from atop Moxie Bald when I first got to the summit. The second photo is from the top of North Peak the following morning, the lake in the distance is Moxie Pond. Photo number three was also taken from North Peak looking back at Moxie Bald Mountain. One unexpected surprise was the abundant blueberries on the top of both mountains, especially the North Peak. All photos taken with my phone. I also shot a video of the trip and I'll be posting that on Youtube soon.