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I had happy feet one night and Wendy (I’m blaming her again, yes!) had spoken about the Kancamagus – and so off I went!

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I did a bunch of “five minute photo stops”. 

And here are the results!

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Not bad, right? 

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flowing water everywhere!  I’m going to be an expert by the time this assignment is over with and I don’t mind in the least.  Smile

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And that’s a wrap!

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My coworker, Wendy – an Littleton Native, keeps making the perfect suggestions for my weekend adventures!

This week it was Castle in the Clouds!

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Here are my keys!  The light was odd in the gorge where the Fall of Song is.  However it was gorgeous and a quick hike to be honest.

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A short hike, and some mushrooms later, I found the Bridal Veil.  Which was fun to photograph as well. 

Did I mention Mushrooms?

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After an awesome lunch (soup and a salad) In the sun on the patio, off to the house I went.  Of course, I took pictures of the view – hello!

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Pictures do NOT do this place justice.  Oh, my goodness, massive and stuck “in time” so to speak. 

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I could have spent hours and hours taking photos of this place, I am glad I got there earlier in the day – the light was great, lovely shadows against the walls as well. 

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And this was the sunset when I got home.  Pretty wicked way to end the day.

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After Work Drive–9-27-2018

Some days I get out early.  Some days far later.  On this day: early.  I sent out to just “take some pictures.”  Most were 5-10 mins photo stops.  Here we go!

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The beauty of this area is there is always something to take pictures of. Old buildings, or stone walls, or wicked reflections, or… flowing water….

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I drove around towards Crawford Notch. Stop on here and there for more pictures. Caught the sun off some mountains.

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Then I made a stop at Silver Cascade (I think that’s the name!) and made a quick jaunt up that, and again, more flowing water!  Then on the way home, I found Fourth Iron camping grounds and stop there before I lost the light. 

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Roughly about a month ago, my friend, Melissa messaged me with a link.  It was Dax Shepard in NYC.  After a quick message to Julia, asking if it was okay and I could afford it, I said YES!  (This is why we are still married, we ask the little things). 

Mel booked everything (she’s a pro now!) and boom!  I worked the previous Sunday, I drove over to her place on Thursday and off we went!

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I could never, ever live here. I could, however, visit! I’m not an urban photographer. I hope I did it justice! Thursday we both started throwing out “things we wanted to do”. Honestly, we knew we could do 2 things, one in the AM and then one in the early PM (with lunch). We tossed out a few ideas, but both that stuck was the 9/11 Memorial. And the other, Little Italy.

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The 9/11 Memorial is a wonder in structure, as well as something else – somber and thought provoking, it’s one of those places that brings you back to that day – which is the point. Seeing the names and the pictures is – surreal. I’ve a close friend who was flying out of NYC that very day, and I remember the worry if that was her flight, was she okay. I cannot even imagine knowing a loved one was IN those buildings. I had the stroke of luck to meet Shannon Stapleton in Stongington, ME, last year. He and I talked photography and all the time we spoke, his name rang a bell. It ran a bell because he was a “witness” to what had happened. Before he and I parted ways that night, I asked him, he’s a photographer for Reuters, why his name was familiar. His face changed just slightly, that haunting in his eyes appeared and he said “I was at 9/11, I took pictures when it happened.”. I saw his name on the witness plague that day. The world IS a far smaller place than we imagine.

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My key series made it’s way to NYC! I think it is one of my fave pictures to date.

Afterwards! We made our way to Little Italy! And low and behold, there was a street fest going on. From Ferrara’s Pastries to having a wickedly good lunch at Lunetta’s, and walking through the throng of the crowd.

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Can we talk about the crowds? Or the building? It’s all wicked!  We had a blast and would do it again!

My coworker, Wendy (Hi Wendy!) keeps giving me some after work suggestions which is great! Today it was The Dells, a series of small tails, literally in the middle of town. 

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Another after work adventure!  I had a week of short hours, just low pt load to be honest.  So instead of going home and vegging out, I hit up a few of the places that are packed on weekends.

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The drive there was gorgeous!  I stopped into a few places and did a five min photo stop.  Where I take as many pics in five mins as I can. 

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The Bath is really pretty, the water is clear, as much in NH is, and a wonderful smell of clean for some reason struck me.

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The sun was great for taking photos of my keys for my key series here!  Many places because of being on a gorge, etc, it’s a struggle or at least a challenge.

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I had to stop, the clouds in the 1st pic are outrageous!

Glen Ellis Falls–9-12-2018

Stairs and gorgeous moving water.  A new challenge for me, we don’t have much of that in Northern Maine, I can tell you that!

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It’s a great hike, with wonderful views.  The one great thing about getting out early is being able to go do these things with no crowds!

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I went off the trail for a bit as well, finding different shots, playing with the lightning.

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Its far easier to take these pictures than the big grand vistas.  They have everything you want, movement, texture, perspective. 

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These hikes are a good work out, and I get some fabulous pics from it!

and I’m not home and bored!

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