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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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Sometimes your back yard, and a mile radius hands you beauty, you just have to take the time to look. 

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I did some PRN work for Synertx last week, and got out early. So I had spotted this place a while back, so before heading to meet my friend, Jan G, I decided to go snap a few pictures.

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I headed up to my cousin, Bonnie’s place, for some shallots.  And snagged theses pics.

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B&W or Color? 

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If you look around, you never know what you’ll see or find.  A run down house can be extraordinary.  A singular, old mailbox, can be stunning. 

Another night and another great sunset – and a few up close pics of those lovely purple flowers that litter our back yard and from the previous evenings moon rising. 

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I happen to be fortunate enough to live just down the street from a great old church that boasts the BEST Angels on its twin towers.

I also happen to get to see some of the best sunsets Northern Maine has to offer from my back yard. 

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Working on learning my lens extenders which changes the focus of your lens so you can get closer and do some macro photography.  They aren’t as GOOD as a macro lens, but for now, they shall do!

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