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Best of September

Ah, Sept, almost fall!  My fave time of the year.

2010

These are my FIRST pictures with my Canon Rebel SX/DSLR – Previously, anything before Sept 2010 was scanned from my film photos (still a Rebel, I’m a Canon girl)

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2013

I spent 7 weeks in Milliknocket, ME doing my clinicals.  The last two shots of 2013 are my first “long exposure” shots.   

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2014

Fall! Up on the mountain in Lille Smile

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2015

I was at my 1st New Mexico assignment for all of Sept of 2015 – what a great area too!

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The below picture was taken atop an inactive volcano – in that view, you can see Texas in the far distance.

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2016

Sunset, flowers, and views from atop Haystack Mountain Smile

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The following few pictures of of a “photo drive” I took with my nephew that summer.  We had a BLAST!

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Views from Haystack!

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in MAINE!  Down state and home. 

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One of my fave sunsets!  I love those colors.

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I bought some relatively cheap magnification/marco lens filters.  Most of these are at 2x

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Best of August

It’s a blast to look through photos you’ve taken.  Brings back a lot of memories. 

2013

 

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2014

 

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We spent a weekend up at Little Madawaska Lake, and had a blast! 

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2015

In 2015 I did something I never thought I’d do.  I started my adventure as a traveling PTA.  I interviewed for a job in early August and by late August I was driving across the country to New Mexico.  To a lil burg called Clayton. 

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2016

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I was all over the place in 2016 – Maine, Mass, NM. 

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in Stonington Maine, working for VNA/Hancock County Home Care – I loved it. 

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Every single one of those sunsets is a different night.  Yup.  I tell you, down east was a fun place to live for a year. 

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Best of July

2016

Not ever a busy “picture” month for me, since I’d usually be working my butt off.  I did have a busy July in 2017! 

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I always get super nervous about taking pictures for weddings, and engagements, and even just family snaps.  My friend, Dave asked me to take the photos for his engagement as well as his wedding – thankfully, both were great!  Below is the rings photo for their engagement. 

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2017

Stonington, ME

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I am not a bargain hunter by any  means.  We have a super small house and don’t have much “stuff”.  But one afternoon, I was out of work early and went for a ride.  I hit up Searsport and the whole thrift shop thing.  I bought stuff for other people, and took a boat load of fun pictures. 

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In July of 2017 we welcomed to the fold, Echo.  Storm, our 15yo dog, passed away and Jules really wanted another dog.  And here she is: Echo.  The biggest pain in the arse ever.  No, she’s a pretty good dog, has her quirks, but then again, we’re quirky! 

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4th of July in Stonington, ME!  Wow, I wasn’t expecting how much fun I’d have.  Food on the pier, plenty of things to take pics of and fireworks!  I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon Stapleton, from Reuters Mag that day, and we talked settings and camera – he snapped pics from the pier and I, well I followed the locals. 

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Best of June

2009

Moose!  This is a little one.  This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with  me this day. 

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2015

No words needed: nature

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2016

When I came back from New Mexico, I had gotten a new lens – since I hike, and need to haul water, etc with  me.  I wanted a more “all in one” lens.  I picked up a Tamron 18-270mm.  It’s a midgrade lens, and sometimes you get some noise.  The editing program I use though, I can easily get rid of the noise.  This is one of my first shots with it.  I really love the lens. 

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2017

ECHO!  The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!

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A lot about photography is about timing, and sometimes luck!  I was lucky to spend time in the MidCoast area, and the rainbow shots were 1000% luck of timing. 

Best of May

2007

One of my first digital shots.  I was walking our dog, Storm by the tracks and off these guys flew over head.  I took this from “the hip”

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2008

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This is Storm, she was sad this day because the retaining wall had literally fallen – thanks to the flooding!

2015

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The house pictures are my friend, Kasey’s home.  I did a series of black and white and color and the B/W are FAR better looking than the color- and then Mr. Hummingbird. 

2016

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A left over from the previous fall – in clear water. 

2017

 

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NOT Fiddleheads!  I just liked the light and shadow – my reward for this pic – a wet butt an a great picture!

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Granite Quarry off Oceanview in Stonington, ME! 

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Scott’s Landing – found as is!  I just lined up the shot!

Best of April

The great thing about being a Traveling PTA – well, the travel! 

I adored New Mexico – vastly different than the eastern side of the US – and I’d go again (I totally want to retire in Alamogordo!)

2016

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Angry Sky – pretty much says it all!

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2017

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I love working on perspective – getting down on my belly, back, looking up or down at something.  We typically look at the world from one POV – standing upright and head on. 

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One of my VERY few cell phone pictures – and HDR’ed in photoimpact – I couldn’t miss out on this really cool looking metal and rope bell hanging there.

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This was sort of my “rust” series.  It’s amazing what mother nature does to the world at times. 

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Sand Beach, Stonington, ME – This has been my BEST selling photo.  I had so many requests via Facebook that I sent along canvas prints – there are great colors in this shot!

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Best of March

 

Aw, winter months!  The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.

2012

Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work. 

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2013

Perspective. 

Remy and Storm. 

Remy is our resident flirt and Storm was our “big dog” for 15 years.  She wasn’t a jump on the couch when we were there, but she did like to stick her nose up over the edge and give you “that look”.

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2015

This is Emerson.  Emerson has the best smile.

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2016

2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went.  Not to northern NM, but more south. 

No.  Snow!

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So this guy!  I was staying at an RV site, what had tiny cabins (awesome deal, btw!!) – and caught a glimpse of something behind my car before taking off for a day of exploring.  You got it – a peacock!

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Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great!  I never got around to going there at sunset.

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Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)

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My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture. 

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