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Randomness–12.2.2017

 

I don’t go home every weekend, since when Julia works, I hardly see her.  So this weekend I decided to go “riding” around.  I hit up Ellsworth and a few other places, and of course, stopped to take pictures.

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There are a few settings (the CA) one that I’m finally getting into – and many of the pictures come out like the above, almost oil painting like – I like it

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As you can see, I was out “all” day.  I must say, I’ll miss this area. 

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There are just some nights where you know the sky is going to light up. 

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I’ve been teasing around more with my settings – so that I have to edit less afterwards.  I think its working. 

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I love dark and light – and photographing an object against the light – but its not always to find.  I got lucky when I was running around the island this night and found a simple dock post with rope just hanging from it.  Perfect. 

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Mount Katahdin

We took off at 8am, and got home at 8pm or… later Smile – the first time we pulled over (we drove up the 11) we found this decrepit house and ventured inside.  We snapped a few pictures and Rhys picked up a pool ball.  The reason for it I explained to him later. 

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It has always been a great fascination for my brother, Lee, this Mount Kat.  The apple didn’t fall far from the tree with his son, Rhys.    On our day trip (8+ hrs in the the car) we picked up an object, the #3 ball.  Using that we worked on perspective.  Make the back ground blurry or the foreground blurry. 

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The look on Rhys face when he saw it for the first time was beyond priceless.  He couldn’t get out of the car fast enough.  He was mesmerized, but not speechless. 

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The other stop we made was another abandoned house with a real outhouse – which, Rhys proclaimed “Someone pooped here!” 

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Railroad TRACKS!  Another love of us Grivois’ to be fair – one of the reasons I bought my home was 1 – the raspberry bushes and 2 – right next to the railroad tracks! – again, we worked on perspective. 

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Lil man was excited (The ride on Golden Road was very, very BUMPY!!) to get closer to the Mountain – then he stood there and looked – I had to prompt him to take pictures.  Was cute.

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He just stood there looking – no pose, was just how he found himself.  His dad has a picture from close to the spot where he is standing on canvas that we gave him for their housewarming present. 

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We did more work on perspective and finally headed home.  We had a blast and we definitely need to hike it in a year or two.

 

I have to admit, the lovely sunsets here are just breathtaking!  All the time! 

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Big views and close up views from a great lil spot on Little Deer Isle Smile

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Leaf on fire – that’s what this looked from far, and close up too. 

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In one turn of the head, you could see the Causeway and the Deer Isle Bridge Smile

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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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