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.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Reid State Park Milky Way....

Here's an image from a while back taken at Reid State Park. It's a blend of two separate images. The sky taken at f2.8, 30 seconds and the foreground taken at f2.8 and an 8 minute exposure. The foreground and background were then blended in Photoshop.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

iPhone Photo....

Just took this photo of the hoverfly on the chicory blossom with my iPhone, I love the bright blue of these flowers.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail....

While on vacation last week I hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail to the top of West Bald Pate peak in Newry. In the distance of this photograph is East Bald Pate peak. The white blaze on the rock denotes the Appalchian Trail. For some trivia, there are 165,000 such blazes between Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. I filmed a video of the hike and it can be viewed by clicking this link: Baldpate hike.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Spencer Pond Camps Video, Part II.......

In the previous post I included a link to part one of the video to my trip to Spencer Pond Camps last summer. I finally got around to editing part two which can be seen HERE. The above photo is a screen grab from video, part two.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Spencer Pond Camps Video, Pt. 1....

Last summer I spent a week in northern Maine at a place called Spencer Pond Camps. While there I hiked, kayaked and took photos. I also shot plenty of video footage and I finally got the first part of the video edited and posted onto Youtube. The above photo is a screen grab from the video. To view it click here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Harpswell, ME.....

I recently photographed the lobsterman statue at Lands End, Harpswell. This time of year the Milky Way aligns with the city of Portland and the city lights wash out the galactic center. This is a single exposure of thirty seconds and I was lucky enough to catch two shooting stars in that time.

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.