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!
While some were watching fireworks, I was watching the sunset.
The pinks and purples rocked that night!
Taken behind the former Notre Dame Church. Then along the road and behind another neighbors house. It’s a great spot for sunsets!
There is a little cabin and a pond back there and the reflections were stellar!
What do you do after a hard rain? Well! You to take pictures of course.
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.
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.
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.
My next stop! Lupins on the side of the road.
After the lupins, I made a quick pit stop at an abandoned building for a few snaps.
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!
My last stop was a few pictures of an old red barn in Van Buren.
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!
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.
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!
They sky changes quickly. One minute you see purples, the next the sky is on fire with orange and reds.
I finally got off the tracks and started the 2nd leg of my job down the potato field road to the water.
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.
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.
From toys to wheelchairs (one of my fave shots!).
Outdoor stuff to work shops! There is something everywhere to see (and photograph).
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.
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!
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!