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07-07-2018

The view from the mountain!  I thought I’d get some super bright colors but I was wrong, but the one mile hike up and down was great!

Next time – STAR shots!

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While some were watching fireworks, I was watching the sunset. 

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The pinks and purples rocked that night! 

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Taken behind the former Notre Dame Church.  Then along the road and behind another neighbors house.  It’s a great spot for sunsets!

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There is a little cabin and a pond back there and the reflections were stellar!

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These photos took me a total of 20 mins to take with three different stops. 

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Great lighter colors in this batch, and some stray flowers as well!

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Pinks, purples, and whites, gorgeous! 

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06-29-2018–Raindrops

What do you do after a hard rain?  Well! You to take pictures of course.

 

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I don’t have a dedicated Marco lens, so that means it’s a bit harder to get GREAT macro pics, since I’m using lens extenders. 

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It’s fun to run out, take as many pics as you can, in a short amount of time and see what you get in the end. 

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I hit up Caribou and Presque Isle today, just cuz an met up with my friend, Kasey for lunch.  On the drive home I decided to pull over and take a few pictures.

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My next stop! Lupins on the side of the road. 

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After the lupins, I made a quick pit stop at an abandoned building for a few snaps. 

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Old Trucks and even older Fire Trucks was the next stop on the side of the road.  I have myself less than 10 mins to shoot what I wanted.  Forces me to be innovated and an economy of shots!

 

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My  last stop was a few pictures of an old red barn in Van Buren.

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I was sitting in my living room when I saw the light outside changing.  I chase the light often, and I had a good feeling.  Off I went!

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I literally jogged to the river last night.  I’d turn, snap a few pictures.  Jog while fiddling with settings.  Turn.  Snap a few pictures. 

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It’s rare we get those great purples up here, and getting the cast reflection from the sky on the rail was an interesting endeavor! 

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They sky changes quickly.  One minute you see purples, the next the sky is on fire with orange and reds.

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I finally got off the tracks and started the 2nd leg of my job down the potato field road to the water.

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My mom’s friend, Anne Roy, is an indispensable part of the Acadian Village in Van Buren (<- link to official page).  She and I had chit chatted before, and I wanted to stop in and take a few photos. So finally, I needed a few moments to unwind, this was as good a time as any! There wasn’t a lot of sun, which of course, in houses that had no electricity, presented challenges.

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The above house is the Morneault House, donated to the Village by my Grandmother, Norma Beaupre. I’d never been in it, but I do remember “where” the house stood when I was a young tot. I opted on some photos to yank up the ISO, so that in post processing I’d get a grainer feel, that age instead of glossy and shiny.

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From toys to wheelchairs (one of my fave shots!). 

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Outdoor stuff to work shops!  There is something everywhere to see (and photograph).

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The church is cute, and has some nifty features.  Next time I need to bring a soft light to help w/the darker aspects of shooting there.

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I cannot imagine what school was like in such a schoolhouse, but I can’t see kids now a day sin those small desks and chairs either!

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There is truly a little bit of everything at the Acadian Village in Van Buren, ME (<- link to facebook page!). Their exhibits change yearly and Anne is putting together a new and exciting one!

If you have time and are around the area, PLEASE do stop in. If you are interested in Acadian History, or want to spend a short afternoon, and even have a picnic, please stop in. Donations are always welcome as well! 

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