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Fall On Deer Isle–9.26.2017

 

I got off early from work today (whoohoo) so instead of going to the gym (inside) I went hiking (outside) because it’s the last week of Sept and it was almost 80!

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The colors are starting to come in here, down state – I love orange leaves…..

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Everyone is going to think I’ve a thing for mushrooms, I don’t – however!  they are great to start learning the macro settings on my camera on

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Moss – really, gorgeous!

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This guy was nice enough to stay still for a few pics

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Macro, Macro!

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Fog rolling in!

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My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend.  She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine

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The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking

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Playing with the macro attachments!

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Perspective!  AKA Belly time!

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I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light

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Macro!  I never realized how pretty moss was.

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I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor. 

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This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7

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I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing.  It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike! 

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To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see. 

A picture is worth 1000 words

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I purchased a set of Macro lens – so now I am looking at the world in a whole new way – mostly down on my belly or kneeling in the muck taking pics Smile

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I found this little guy crawling around on my porch last week.  Oh so very slowly.

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I have 4 different lenses – x10, x4, x2 and x1 – Autofocus is close to useless while using 10 – I can also stack them for more magnifications

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I’m a “fan” of the whole focus/blur – so I use the P setting often – one thing off to the side, with the blur washing out to one side.

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A few shots of a nice evening sunset on Deer Isle.

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Fire In The Sky–8.30.2017

On some nights, you just know when the light is going to make the sky a fiery orange….. 

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Sometimes you take a few pictures and the light shifts again, different refractions on the sky, the water, on the atoms in the air….. and you come away with a whole different look….

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Caterpillar Hill is a good climb and then you’re almost at Deer Isle, right after CH, you can stop at ECS – Eggemogin Country Store – where you can grab a slice of pizza, some great chicken nuggets, fresh subs or lobstah…. 

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LONG distance view of the bridge

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